-and NOW from our SPORTS DESK - Athletic Director Mike Papenberg reports: Happy Monday Everyone, we are flying through our winter season! Here is a look at how our student-athletes performed last week:
The Wrestling Team had a busy weekend traveling to Deptford for tri-meet on Saturday. They lost to Clayton 43-36 in a close match. Toaha Sajim, Trevor Young, Aidan Hines and Ben Still all picked up wins on the mat for the Panthers. Samantha Domask travelled to Timber Creek for a Girls tournament on Sunday. Samantha went 3-0 on the day with 3 pins and won the heavyweight weight class! Congrats to Sam on her 1st place finish! The squad will travel to Burlington Township tomorrow for their next match.
The Girls Basketball Team had a 2-1 week. The girls opened the week with a 60-42 win over Maple Shade on Tuesday. Cadence Anderson led the scoring with 18 points while Lauren Gilmore added 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win. On Thursday, the girls defeated Florence High School, 58-45. Cadence Anderson again led the attack with 23 points and 10 rebounds. The girls were invited to play in the prestigious SJIBT which started on Friday with the girls travelling to Shawnee High School. The girls represented Palmyra well but fell to the Renegades 55-25. Cadence Anderson led the Panthers with 8 points and Lauren Gilmore scored 7. The girls are 6-3 on the season and will host Northern Burlington High School tonight in the PHS Gym.
The Boys Basketball Team had a 1-1 week. They opened the week with a 44-23 win over Pennsauken Tech on Tuesday. Kwinten Ives led the scoring with 14 points and added 10 rebounds. Jase Jennings made 3 @three pointers to add 11 points. The boys then lost at New Egypt on Thursday, 56-44. Reed Wells led the attack with 17 points and Kwinten Ives added 16 points. The boys are 2-5 on the season and will host STEM Civics in their next game.
The Winter Track & Field Teams ran at the Toms River Bubble on Monday. Congratulations to all the top 10 finishers at the South Jersey Track Coaches Association held in Toms River.
- The Girls Hurdle team of Keronja Watson, Natalie Sherrill, Julia Ostroff, and Anna Rosica placed 4th.
- Sara Agnew placed 5th in the high jump and Kirsi Muracco placed 7th.
- The big winner of the night was the girls 4x400 relay of Keronja Watson, Natalie Sherrill, Maura Russell and Natasha McGowan who finished in 3rd place.
- On the boys side, the boys Distance Medley of Colin Broadbelt, Jimmy Crean, Abdul Iyiola and Owen Jacobs placed 4th.
- The boys team of Abdul Iyiola, Joe Russell, Colin Broadbelt and Luke Cannuli placed 4th.
- Joe Russell placed 6th in the High Jump and 3rd in the Pole Vault.
Great job everyone!
The Middle School Wrestling Team wrestled New Egypt on Thursday, January 5th, and won 36-33. Wrestlers who won their matches were Jose Ruiz, Rafael Gonzalez, Chase Moritz, Logan Jander, Shane Mulherin, Meghan Austin, and Nick Rex. The squad wrestled Maple Shade on Friday, January 6th, and lost 48-16. Wrestlers who won their matches were Rafael Gonzalez, Chase Moritz, Meghan Austin, and Burak Sayin.
The Middle School Basketball Teams travelled to Riverside on Wednesday. The Girls team defeated Riverside while the Boys lost a close one. The Boys will return to action today against STEM Civics while the Girls will next play on Wednesday against Ridgway Middle School.