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Wrestlers Earn 4th Place of 32 Teams!
PVI wrestling moved up in the final round of the NOVA tournament and finished 4th
out of 32 teams. We finished ahead of big public schools like Lake Braddock,
Annandale, Mt. Vernon, McLean, Chantilly and Madison to name a few. This is our
highest finish ever. Great job wrestlers!
Special congratulations to Evan Bergeron and Danny Carlton for making it to the
championship match and placing second in close contests. Also, congrats to Spencer
Hayes (3rd), Vito Camarca (4th), Brendan May (5th), Tommy Whitaker (7th) and Danny
Harder (8th). Our next completion is Wednesday at 5:30 when the varsity wrestlers take
on McNamara and Ireton."
Here are links to pictures from recent tournaments.
Lady Panthers Upset #6 in USA Today HD Woodson to move to 5 - 0
The Lady Panthers traveled to Elizabeth Seton on Tuesday for their first WCAC contest.
The first half featured several lead changes where PVI held on to a 25-24 halftime lead.
In the second half, PVI pulled ahead by as many as 14 before Seton staged a comeback
to get within six points. PVI held off Seton and came away with a 67-62 win for their
first WCAC win of the season.
On Saturday, PVI hosted cross town rival Flint Hill. With every player on the team able
to contribute, the Lady Panthers jumped on them early. The second half was dominated
by a well balanced attack ending with a PVI win 88 - 28.
In a great match-up on Sunday at DeMatha, PVI took on the #6 ranked team in the
country, according to USA Today, HD Woodson. The game went back and forth in the
first half with the panthers holding onto a 3 point lead at the break. The team exploded
in the second half right out of the locker room stretching their lead to as many as 17.
HD came back within five in the fourth quarter but PVI finished strong upsetting the
Lady Warriors 63-52. Junior forward Ariana Freeman was named game MVP with 28
points, 8 rebounds, and 7 steals. Senior point guard Lauren Cox had 12 points, which
included three 3 pointers in the third quarter. It was the first time in PVI Girls
Basketball history the Lady Panthers beat a top 10 nationally ranked opponent.
Washington Post Game Article: Washington Post
The JV team had their first conference game, things did not go as well as the team fell to
Seton in a very tough environment. Serena Morales had a solid game with 11 points
and 9 rebounds. Carolyn Noe sparked a 2nd half comeback attempt finishing with 14
points and grabbing 5 rebounds. This past Saturday, the JV team hosted Flint Hill and
pulled away in the 2nd half to earn their 2nd win of the season. Taylor Marsengill had
a huge game with 18 points and added 5 steals. Megan Toth also had a solid game with
The Freshman team had their second game of the season on Tuesday was with WCAC
conference foe Elizabeth Seton in Bladensburg, MD. Clinging to a narrow five point
lead at half, the full court defensive pressure and some strong inside play in the second
half allowed the Panthers pull away for a 42-22 win. Anna McFarlane led the team in
scoring but again the scoring was very balanced.
All teams will be in action at Ireton Tuesday Night for 4 / 5:45 / 7:30 games. PVI will
host three games Friday night with Freshman team at 4:00 pm vs JPG and JV/Varsity
taking on McNamara at 5:45 / 7:30. Saturday, the varsity team will play in the Tina
Thompson College Showcase at McNamara vs. Ursuline Academy 7:00 pm
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www.pvibasketball.com for all Lady Panther Info.
Girls Basketball Program proudly presents
Military & Community Service Night
7:30 pm Friday Dec 14 vs. McNamara
All active & former Military, Police, Fire Department, and First Responders are invited
to be our guest for this exciting WCAC Match-up vs. McNamara Friday night. All will
be recognized at the start at the Varsity Game with free admission at the door. Please
come join us so we can celebrate your service.
Dance Team Fundraiser Honors Arlington Cemetery & Places at
Our dance team fundraiser for the Wreaths
Across America organization sold over 125
wreath sponsorships. The Wreaths will be
placed on graves at Arlington National
Cemetery on Saturday December 15, 2012 to
honor the fallen veterans buried there. The
wreaths serve as a symbol to remember those
who sacrificed so much for our country. On
behalf of the dance team members, we would
like to thank all who supported this fundraiser to honor our fallen veterans.
In addition, congratulations to the team who finished 2nd place in jazz and 3rd place in
pom at the George Mason University Dance Team Invitational. The team also received
the award for Outstanding Jazz Choreography!
The Varsity team had quite an opening week to the 2012-2013 season. The Panthers
started their WCAC title defense at home on Monday against Gonzaga. In front of a
sold out crowd, both teams gave the fans exactly what they came out to see however,
PVI came up just short losing 86-79.After suffering their first WCAC regular season
home loss since February 18th, 2011, PVI had 4 days to prepare for Oak Hill. Oak Hill
came into Saturday night's game riding a 56 game win streak and as the #2 ranked team
in the nation according to USA Today. PVI walked away victorious 56-54 in double
overtime. Coach Farello after the game Saturday night said, "This was one of the most
impressive wins not only in my career, but across high school basketball over the last 20
years". PVI, less than 24 hours after its historic win, played again Sunday afternoon
getting its 2nd win of the season 57-53 over St. Maria Goretti.The Panthers sit at 2-1 (0-1
in conference) with games against Ireton at home this Tuesday night and away at
McNamara Friday night. For more details on the games please go
The Panthers JV Boys Basketball team started off their season at home against a tough
Gonzaga squad. Jumping out early to a 18-8 lead in the 1st quarter, PVI only could take
a 1 point lead into the half 25-24. Defensive mistakes in the 3rd quarter, found the
Panthers down by 14 heading into the fourth. PVI cut the lead to 7 on two separate
occasions in the second half, however Gonzaga came out on the winning end with a 71-
54 victory. Freshman, Corey Manigault was the panther of the night with 16 points 10
rebounds and 4 assists. The JV team looks to bounce back from its home opener loss
against Ireton Tuesday at home.
Last Monday was a tough opening game for the freshman basketball team against
Gonzaga. Gonzaga's defense held PVI to 4 points in the first half, but the 3rd quarter
we came out firing with 15 points. PVI lost 70-29, but the boys look to rebound against
Swim & Dive
Congratulations Panther swimmers and divers for their outstanding performances this
past Saturday in the St. Catherine's Invitational. The boys swam to victory over Bishop
Ireton, Flint Hill, Christchurch, Walsingham Academy, Nansemand Suffolk Academy
and Greenbriar. Senior Connor Gormley won first palce in diving. The girls defeated
Flint Hill, Christchurch, Greenbriar Christian, Nansemand Suffolk Academy and
Indoor Track & Field
The team had a great start to their winter season this
past weekend. For the girls Kayla Sharp ran a very fast
55 meter time (7.66) and had a superb long jump of
(15'11"), Cassandra Nnaji had a personal best shot put
(35'10"), and Caroline Rosini had a person best time in
the 1000 meter (3:12.41). As for the boys Jeff Bacon ran
a fast time (38.66) in the 300 meter and Matt
Danisewicz also was first in the 1600 meter. All the
time/marks puts these individual in the top 10 of all Northern Virginia indoor track
athletes for their events.
Girls and Boys
Lacrosse Pack 47
Thanks to the community for
donations that have been
boxed and mailed to Major
Furman, Troop Commander
in 3rd Special Forces Group
and to Justin Laubach,
brother of PVI laxer Bennet
Lloyd , both deployed to
The American Legion
Fairfax Post No. 77 has sent
a letter of commendation to
both teams for these acts of
service in support of our
military and sent a check to help offset the cost of posting the packages.
Merry Christmas and God Bless America!
Girls' Lacrosse: Fast-paced,
off-season lacrosse for PVI
girls at Oakton Turkey Shoot-
The action was plentiful and the lacrosse
was fast-paced for a contingent of PVI
girls who participated in the 12th Annual
Oakton High School Turkey Shoot-Out
to benefit the Alternative House in
Vienna on December 2nd. The Panthers
completed pool play with a 4-1 record
posting wins over Thomas Jefferson High School, Academy of the Holy Cross, Fairfax
High School, and Athens Drive High School (NC). The girls entered the playoff portion
of the day the number 1 seed from their pool with a mix of excitement and
determination and posted their first playoff win over Madison High School (2). With
fatigue setting in, PVI next faced Thomas Jefferson again in the semifinals. The game
was tied with 7 seconds left on the game clock. A long clear, clean catch, and quick shot
gave PVI a 9-8 win and a path to the championship game for their half of the draw. The
final game put PVI up against Robinson Secondary School. The Panthers battled hard
establishing a lead at the start of the 25-minute game but came up just short finishing
with a 2 goal loss to the Rams. It was a terrific day and many thanks go out to our
parent coaches: Mrs. Knowles, Mrs. Koehler, and Mr. Krolicki.
Take charge of your attitude. Don't let
someone else choose it for you.