Athletics Update -stadium photo with flags & soccer players

-and NOW from our SPORTS DESK - Athletic Director Mike Papenberg reports:                               Good Day Everyone, hope everyone had a great weekend!  It was truly an exciting weekend for our PHS Panther Athletics!

Congrats to our Boys Soccer Team who won the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 1 Sectional Championship on Saturday at Shalick High School!  The boys advanced to the sectional championship by beating Woodstown earlier in the week 4-0.  Jase Jennings scored twice in the semifinals and Andy Santoro added 2 assists.  Richie Butler and Luke Cannuli each added a goal apiece and John Bilkins and Connor McCann added assists.  Deakon Haines made 5 saves to earn the shutout.  The boys traveled to Schalick High School on Saturday for the Sectional Championship.  After falling behind 1-0, Richie Butler headed home a Luke Cannuli cross to tie the game at 1.  After a scoreless 2nd half the game went into overtime where Andy Santoro served in a cross that Abdul Iyiola touched to Richie Butler who placed the ball past the goalkeeper and into the net for the game winning goal.  Deakon Haines made 5 saves including 2 game savers to earn the win.  The Panthers improved to 19-2-1 on the season and will travel to Shore Regional High School on Wednesday at 630PM for the NJSIAA State Semifinals.  The winner advances to the State Championship game on Saturday.  Here is a link with the video for the winning goal by Richie Butler!  


For our Girls Cross Country, this Saturday Cadence Anderson competed for her last time at the NJSIAA State finals! This is the 3rd time she has qualified, and it would have been 4 times if not for Covid. Cadence has also been selected to the 1st team Freedom Division for the Fourth time.  Cadence in her career has the 2nd fastest time in our school history and is one of the best lady runners to walk the halls of this school.  

A special shout out to 2 of the best Coach Slocum has coached on the Boys side of the Cross Country Team:  In his career James Crean has been selected to the Freedom Division 1st Team All-Star Team 3 times.  Colin Broadbelt has run the fastest time in school history and has been selected to the BCSL Freedom Division All-Star Team 3 times.  Colin has also done something no other boy has done and that is win a medal at the Shore Coaches meet sponsored by New Balance and the South Jersey Open. Thank you for your hard work and dedication and congrats on great careers!


The Girls Soccer Team advanced to the NJSIAA Sectional Semifinals by beating Gloucester City High School on Monday, 5-2.  Ellie McCarron had 2 goals and 1 assist to lead the Panthers.  Riayn DiMeo, Angie Sauls and Julia Ostroff all scored for the Panthers.  McKenzie Mangano also provided an assist and Maeve O’Connell made 5 saves in goal to earn the win.  The girls then played Schalick High School on Thursday in the NJSIAA Sectional Semifinals where their season came to an end with a 2-0 defeat.  Maeve O’Connell made 7 saves in the game to keep the Panthers in the game.  The girls finished the season as the BCSL Patriot Division Championships and with an impressive final record of 17-4.


Congratulations to the Palmyra Marching Band & Color Guard for their 6th place finish at the Cavalcade of Bands All-States Championships on Saturday. 
Performing in a crowded field of 12, the Band finished their season with their best performance of the year scoring an 84!  The Band placed 4th in almost all of their captions, narrowly missing out on 4th place overall.  The Color Guard had their best show of the year and placed 3rd overall.   Congratulations again on a great performance and a great season!


#GOPANTHERS  Here is a link to our schedule to come cheer on our amazing teams this week, for more schedules & other information find us on