Posted On: 11/13/2017 2:46 PM
2nd Place Finish at Red, White and Blue Tournament Starts the Season
The Knights opened their season this past weekend at the Great Bridge Christian Academy Red/White/Blue Tournament with a 2nd place finish. The Knights defeated Suffolk Christian 58-30, Great Bridge Christian Academy 68-48, and lost to Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association in the championship game by a score of 48-41. CVHAA is ranked in the top 10 in the national homeschool rankings. The Knights were led in scoring by junior Titus L in all three games with totals of 22, 19, and 16 points respectively. Titus, senior Justice S, and sophomore Detrez P were named to the All-Tournament Team. The Knights are back in action Thursday night at home against Kecoughtan High school in an exhibition contest. Tip time is set for 6:30.
Posted On: 11/13/2017 2:43 PM
|Girls Volleyball: Grace H.|
Grace help lead the Lady Knights to their 3rd consecutive Conference Championship last week. She ended the week with 20 kills, 31 digs, 3 blocks, 2 aces, and a 98% passing rating with only 5 receiving errors in 3 matches.
Baileigh E.- 1st Team All-Conference and Conference Tournament MVP
Anna D.- 1st Team All-Conference and Conference All-Tournament
Jade A.- 2nd Team All-Conference and Conference All- Tournament
The Lady Knights XC team finished 7th overall with some great performances.
Girls Varsity XC--Lauren T.
Lauren earned All Conference Honors this past Friday at the TCIS Championships. Despite being ranked 24th going into the meet, Lauren finished 12th overall. She ran a confident and competitive race from the beginning and finished strong beating out competition that had beaten her in a previous race.
Girls JV XC--Cassie M.
Running her first race in five weeks, Cassie came back with a vengeance. Despite the long rehab from injury, she tackled the TCIS course to run her best in support of her teammates. Her efforts paid off, finishing as the team’s number 6 runner.
The Knights faced stiff competition from Norfolk Academy at TCIS. In the first mile Norfolk Academy charged ahead of us. But just as they've done all season, the Knights ran smarter, harder races than their competition, passing everyone in the end, and packed four runners into the top fifteen to take first place in the race. Andrew V. took home the individual championship and he, along with Thomas H., Aaron K. and Matthew M., received all-conference honors.
Varsity Boys XC--Patrick Gillian, who anchored the team as the fifth man.
Our top four outpaced our competition, but the way cross country is scored is that the lowest score wins, and there was a big gap after our fourth man. With 2/3rds of the race to go, there were enough runners ahead of our fifth man that we very well might have lost. But Patrick closed that gap, catching two runners from Norfolk Academy and a slew of runners from other schools, saving the day and helping secure the victory.
JV Boys XC--The JV team easily took first place in the JV race, led by JV athlete of the week Rahmin Norwood.
When Rahmin came around the corner in hot pursuit of the race leaders, it electrified the crowd, and coach could hear people chanting his name from all the way across the field. His epic 100 meter sprint to the finish line hints at great things to come for this budding running star. The only thing that tops his excellent performance is the excellent backflip he did after the race was over. If you'd like to see it for yourself, just ask any cross country runner who captured it on a cellphone.
Posted On: 11/13/2017 2:44 PM
Two teams claim state titles
|For the full story on state championship titles earned by girls' volleyball and boys' cross country teams, please read our MAIN NEWS section. Go Knights!|
Posted On: 10/26/2017 1:43 PM
|Boys volleyball: Chris R |
Chris hasn't missed a practice and has been dedicated to his team.
Girls Volleyball: Bria H
Bria help guide the Lady Knights to a 2-0 week and 23-1 overall. She ended the week with 19 kills, 2 digs, 3 aces, and 5 blocks while hitting over 700 for the week.
JV Soccer: Matthew T
For his dedication and loyalty to the JV team through the season. Matthew helped lead the team organizationally and tactically. Matthew lead the JV team with goals scored and played goalie as well. I also want to commend Matt on some pretty awesome saves yesterday.
Varsity Soccer-Will C
As captain, Will helped lead the team to the strong finish and a place in the TCIS tournament. Will led the TCIS conference in assists. Growing as an all-around player and positively impacting the offensive drives, Will made great contributions on and off the field. Will has taken 41 shots on goal, had 13 assists, and made 4 goals during the regular season. Awesome job!
Girls Tennis: Aira M
A Freshman and new to the sport, Aira has developed an intuitive feel for the court , especially when playing doubles ! Her net game is aggressive, fearless and pretty accurate in placement against the opposing team !
Girls cross country Junior Varsity- Jordan A
After rehabbing an injury for approximately a month and a half, Jordan returned to the racing field yesterday. Her return came on the toughest course of the season, but Jordan handled it like a champ. She led the JV team and had the 6th fastest team time of the day.
Varsity- Abby W
Abby showed great mental fortitude on a very hilly course and against very stiff competition. Her finishing time was the closest to her personal best which helps to narrow the gap in the top 5. Abby finished as the team’s number 4.
Boys cross country varsity:Matthew M
Matthew's been recovering from an illness for the past few days, but has been so dedicated that he's even shown up to practice to support his teammates when he wasn't able to run himself. And he turned in an absolutely heroic performance at the race, running an 18:27 and helping his team to take home another VCL trophy and put another banner up on the wall.
JV cross country: Cameron S
Cameron's another one who's been battling injuries since the start of the season, but has proven time and time again that he's one of the hardest working and most dedicated runners on the team. His fearlessness in tackling the hills yesterday earned him a scoring position on the team yesterday for the first time, helping the JV boys to their achievement of taking third place in the JV VCL.
Posted On: 10/18/2017 1:42 PM
|From Coach Glauner-- Soccer Athletes of the Week|
Varsity: James B
James is a constant force on the pitch and is able to quickly transition from offense to defense, stopping numerous advances by opponents. James has great soccer IQ and sees what is needed on the field of play. Congrats James!
JV: Matthew T and Suds L
Matthew has focused his effort on the benefit and his dedication to the team. Matthew has given great effort consistently as he works to advance the team. Keep it up!
Suds is dominant on the field and produces many options when he has possession of the ball. Great teamwork and a positive motivating force.
Coach Tommy's Lady Knights Volleyball highlights:
This past weekend, the girls' volleyball team improved their record to 22-1 with victories over two of the top 4 teams in the VISAA division 1. This week, they also beat Cape Henry Collegiate, Norfolk Collegiate, and Norfolk Academy.
The athletes of the week are Baileigh E and Grace H
Grace helped lead the Lady Knights to a 1-1 record for the week and 17-1 overall. She ended the week with 17 kills, 18 digs, and 4 aces. Baileigh help guide the Lady Knights to a 4-0 record for the week . She ended the week with 50 kills, 44 digs, 8 blocks, and 6 aces.
Coach Bender's notes on the PCXC Lady Knights:
Two weekends ago, the Lady Knights ran a tough race battling the heat and hills at the Norfolk Collegiate Invitational at Mt. Trashmore. Last week, at the Milestat Invitational, the Lady Knights stepped up to the competition and ran remarkable races. Nearly each runner ran a personal best time racing against some of the top teams in the state. The team members improved a collective 7:12 from their previous season personal best times.
THE JV ATHLETE OF LAST WEEK IS Abby W, who led the JV team to a 3rd place finish at Mt. Trashmore. In her pursuit to tackle the hills, she earned a medal finishing 7th overall. Her finishing time was just over a minute from her season best despite the heat of the day.
THE JV ATHLETE OF THIS WEEK IS Gabby, who ran a career best time. Running in a field of 311 runners, Gabby improved her time by 1:38 to break the 30 minute mark in the 5K. Her time of 29:22 was a result of running strong each mile of the race.
THE Varsity ATHLETES OF THE WEEK are Annesley D and Lauren T
Annsley fought hard in her race last Friday at the Norfolk Collegiate Invitational. She completed the 5K course within a minute of her season best time to lead the Varsity squad.
Lauren ran the best race of her career so far. Breaking into the 21’s for the first time, Lauren finished the 5K course in a time of 21:54 beating 103 girls in her field.
Coach Pilola's PCXC boys' team notes:
The boys varsity and JV both took first place at the Norfolk Collegiate Invitational. Despite the hot weather and a really tough, grueling course, the PC boys ran well and defended their perfect conference record once again.
The JV Boys Athlete of the week is Jack W
New to the team this year, Jack has worked really hard and made incredible progress in a very short time. Despite the unfavorable conditions, 22:17.
And the JV athlete of this week is Brendon D, for doing this as he crossed the finish line and becoming famous on Twitter.
Last week, The V Boys Cross Country Athlete of the week was Aaron K
Aaron's been battling injuries for the past few weeks, going to physical therapy and undergoing some alternate training to keep fit and help his team. It isn't easy, and sometimes he has to run through some pain, but last Saturday's race was proof that he's staying strong, beating the hills and the heat to run within 4 seconds of his PR and help bring home a new trophy.
This week’s varsity athlete is Andrew V, whose blazing fast time of 15:49 is only 5 seconds short of the school’s all-time record. Good job, Andrew! And good job, Knights!
Coach Dail's Tennis notes:
Athletes of the week are Doubles Team, Heather N and Ashley M
In the match vs Atlantic Shores the entire team brought home a team win for The Knights 8-1.
And now, for something new...
Sailing: Other coaches and committee members of the Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association have commented on how impressed they are with these student athletes' "hearts" and their incredible improvement in such a short time. They have also noted that our PCHS students are "great kids and show wonderful commitment and team work". This club, brand-new to PC this year, is doing us proud!
Posted On: 10/13/2017 8:59 AM
Mr. Batkin shares his notes on how to get where you want to be...here.
Posted On: 10/5/2017 10:50 AM
The "Daily Press" features Coach Thomas and team members this week
The Lady Knights are on a winning streak... they are undefeated this season, and have their sights set on a state championship. The "Daily Press" interviewed team members and Coach Thomas last week, when their record was 16-0 (it has improved since then!).
To read the whole story, click here
Posted On: 10/2/2017 1:19 PM
|Varsity Soccer: Bryson D.|
For his continuous effort, control, hustle, communication, shutting down numerous advancements by Walsingham, and redistributing the ball after possession was gained. Great game Bryson!!
JV Soccer: Will F.
For his support in the PC victory over Walsingham. Will stayed tough and made significant plays resulting in gains of possession. Great effort Will!
Varsity Girls’ Volleyball: Kyler L.
Last week, Kyler help lead the Lady Knights to wins over ArchBishop Spalding and then undefeated Mount de Sales Academy, both teams from Maryland. She ended the weekend with 56 assists, 15 digs, and 3 kills.
JV Girls Cross Country: Holly S.
Holly’s work ethic at practices resulted in Holly finishing the course just 45 seconds off her personal best time. She consistently works hard at each practice which results in her consistency in races. Good Job!
Varsity Girls Cross Country: Annesley D.
She ran a very competitive mental race last Thursday at the Greenbrier Christian Invitational. Determined to outrace a conference competitor who previously outpaced her in another race, Annesley greatly assisted the team to overcome conference team competitor Bishop Sullivan by one point. Annesley finished 4th overall.
JV Boys Cross Country: Mike M., the only runner to somehow run his new PR, 22:00, in heat index of over 90 degrees. Good job, Mike!
V Boys Cross Country: Matthew M.
Matthew’s near-perfect practice attendance paid dividends last Thursday on this hot and humid day. Matthew held his time within 15 seconds of his previous race and once again climbed into the fifth man position to help the team win.
Tennis: Mia B.
It’s Mia’s first year on the Tennis team and she played a long doubles Match with Partner Heather Natterer, winning 8/5 in very hot humid conditions then went onto win her singles match 6/3, 6/1 after 3 hours on hard courts in the heat.
Posted On: 10/2/2017 12:41 PM
PCHS Earns Blue Ribbon Status From National Organization
The New York Financial Literacy Coalition works with financial service firms, non-profit organizations, teachers, school administrators, and parents to promote financial literacy among young adults. The organization has just released the list of Blue Star Schools for the 2016-2017 academic year, to include Peninsula Catholic.
Achieving Blue Ribbon status is no small feat. A school, testing more than ten students, must have achieved a 80% passing rate on the Financial Literacy Certification Test and have EITHER a majority of students on a given grade level take the Test OR have the students who took it achieve an average score of 85% or higher.
Posted On: 9/12/2017 4:13 PM
Read PC's latest blog post here.
Posted On: 9/25/2017 9:34 AM
|The Lady Knights improved their record over the weekend to 15-0 on the road in Maryland. The Lady Knights defeated the host Archbishop Spalding 25-8, 27-25, 25-16 on Friday. The Lady Knights were led by Baileigh E. with 15 kills, 12 digs and Kailer L. with 37 assist, 8 digs. Senior Anna D. ended the night with 19 digs and Sophomore Grace H. added 12 aces, 9 digs, 5 kills. On Saturday the Lady Knights faced 9-0 Mount de Sales Academy. The Lady Knights came out fired up an defeated the sailors 25-5, 25-8, 25-13. The Lady Knights once again were led by Juniors Baileigh E. 12 kills, 7 Digs and Kailer L. 29 assist, 7 Digs. Seniors Anna D. and Bria H. both had great matches. Anna ended the match with 14 digs, 4 aces, and Bria ended the night with 7 kills. The Lady Knights next match will be at Greenbriar Christian Tuesday at 6:00 PM.|
Posted On: 9/11/2017 3:07 PM
The Lady Knights Volleyball team won a hard fought match against Bishop Sullivan Catholic on their home court. The Lady Knights' scores were 25-20, 25-22, 23-25,25-18. The Lady Knights were led by Juniors Baileigh E. and Jade A. Baileigh ended the night with 20 kills and 17 digs. Jade had to step in as the setter in the middle of the third set when Starting Setter Kailer L. dove into the scoring table to make a amazing save but,unfortunately rolled her ankle. Jade stepped in to set which she hasn't done for over an year. She ended the night with 10 kills, 13 assists, and 7 digs. Senior Anna D. help sea the night with amazing defense and serving. She ended the night with 20 digs and aces. We also have to give a special shout out to Senior Bria H. Bria got an offer to play Volleyball at Lynchburg College next year. The Lady Knights will take their 7-0 record on the road Monday to play host Portsmouth Christian.