Varsity Baseball played Greenhill at the Hornets field and won 8-2 on March 6. The Panthers got things going in the first inning on a sac fly by Tyler Hamilton ‘19 that scored one run. Parish tallied four runs in the fourth inning on a single by Jackson Harris ‘20, an error on a ball put in play by Will Velvin ‘18, and then a double by Aaron Tidmore ‘20. Hamilton earned the win on the mound. He allowed two runs on one hit and had six strikeouts. Ryan Michlewicz ’20 recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Parish. Harris was 3-3 at the plate to lead the Panthers offensively.
Junior Varsity Baseball traveled to St. Marks on Wednesday, March 7. Parish played a solid game with good defense and some timely hits but fell short 4-3. Michlewicz, Hayden Goldberg ‘19, and Carter Perry ’21 each pitched in the game. Lleyton Wallace ’21 and Goldberg each had hits to lead the Panthers offensively.
Varsity took a tough loss to St. Marks at home losing 14-0 on March 8. Parish struggled to put runs on the board and had a hard time defensively containing the Lions. Cole Tidmore ’18 took the loss on the mound. He pitched two innings allowing six runs on seven hits. Harris and Velvin each collected hits for Parish.
Parish Varsity Golf competed in Yellow Jacket Spring Invitational at Pecan Valley Golf Course in Ft. Worth on March 6. Boys’ Varsity finished with a team total of 384. Ben Campbell ’18 shot 85, Will Hardcastle ‘18 shot 91, Blake Eisenberg ‘19 shot 94, followed by Keller Welton ‘20 and William Boisture ’18. On the Girls’ Varsity Golf, Ashley Siddons ’19 led the way with a 102, followed by Elizabeth Walsh ‘20 and Rebekah Coleman ‘18.
On Tuesday, March 6, Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse played an away game against Fort Worth Panthers. Parish defeated Fort Worth Panthers 12-2. Reid Boisture ‘20 led the scorers posting four goals, followed by Daniel Steckler ’19 with three points. Gordie Guymuller ’19 and and Noah Love ’20 added two points each and Jack Love ’18 added one. Goalkeeper Grant Carr ’18 played eight saves.
Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse started the season on March 5, with a hard fought game against Colleyville. Parish lost 14-6. Freshman starters Katie Palmer ‘21 and Lizzie Kelley ’21 had three and two goals, respectively. ophie Kate Guillory ’20 had one goal. Mia Shroyer ’20 had five saves. JV and Varsity Lacrosse traveled to Bishop Lynch on March 7. The JV team won 4-2 with Julia Wilfong ’21 controlling the midfield. Sarah Haga ‘21 played in goal and had seven saves. The varsity team won 8-3. L. Kelley had three goals, Palmer and Maggie Bossalini ’18 each had two and Guillory had one. Shroyer had four saves in goal.
On March 6, Parish Varsity Tennis traveled to Argyle to take on Liberty Christian. Playing at line 1 doubles for the girls’ team, Captain Kate Musselman ’19 and Dani Perales ’19 won decisively, 6-0, 6-0. Line 2 doubles team of Anna Katharine Sullivan ’20 and Dalia Charif ’20 also played strong and defeated their opponents, 6-3, 7-5. Blaire Wartell ’20 played tough at line 2 singles making a big comeback in the second set. Unfortunately, she could not close out the deciding third set tiebreaker and fell, 6-2, 1-6, 10-7. Hollis McMahon ’19 and Anna Mikeska ‘20 at line 3 doubles and Vennela Vattikuti ‘21 fought hard in their matches, but lost against their consistent opponents. Parish-2, Liberty Christian-3.
The girls bounced back against Bishop Lynch at their first home match at UT-Dallas on March 8. The Panthers swept all matches and gave up a total of 13 games. Skylar Kaye ’19 competed at line 1 singles and won 6-2, 6-1. At line 1 doubles, Musselman and Perales did not give away a game, while D. Charif and Sullivan at line 2 doubles only gave away two games. McMahon and Josephine Zucker ‘20 also sealed a win for the Panthers at line 3 doubles defeating their opponents, 6-4, 6-4. Parish- 5, Bishop Lynch-0.
Boys’ Varsity Tennis faced a very strong Liberty Christian team on Tuesday, March 6 in Argyle. Raunak Trivedi ’18 stepped up to line 1 singles and played hard, but fell short to a top district player. Chase Barclay ‘20 at line 2 singles also fought hard, but he could not capitalize on his opponent’s weaknesses and suffered his first district match loss of the season. Parish-0, Liberty Christian-5.
The boys’ team played Bishop Lynch in their home opener for the season on March 8. Alex Olmedo ’18 and Jad Charif ’18 won quickly and decisively, 6-1, 6-0 at line 1 singles. Another strong win for the Panthers came from Matthew Bransky ’18 at line 3 singles where he beat his opponent, 6-2, 6-2. At line 2 singles, Barclay and newly teamed, Trivedi and Lawson Wallace ‘21, at line 2 doubles, both had close, tight first sets, but were able to close them out as well and only give their opponents one game in the second set. Parish 4, Bishop Lynch-1.
Track and Field
The Parish Panther Track & Field Program began the season on Thursday, March 8 at the Prince of Peace Winter Warm up Meet. The boys’ team finished 10th overall out of 22 teams.
Varsity Boys’ 4x100m relay team won their heat convincingly and placed 2nd overall with a time of 00:45.50. That team consisted of Logan Rayburn ‘19, Ben Flowers ‘19, Markus Christie ‘21, and Tkai Wade ‘20. The same boys also competed in the 4x200m relay and placed 5th overall with a time of 1:37.54.
Another 4x200m relay team consisting of Jai Moore ‘21, Preston Stone ‘21, Omari Hayes ‘21, and Luke Bridges ‘20 competed well finishing in 1:41.52
Paige Jenkins ‘21 fresh off her Basketball State Championship win over the weekend and with 3 days of preparation competed extremely well. She finished 6th overall in the 300m hurdles with a time of 00:56.42, also in long jump recorded a jump of 12-09.
Jalen North ‘19, Auhsten Serrano ‘19, Josue Munoz all competed in the shot put and represented well for the Panthers. In the field of close to 60 participants in shot put, North finished 16th (34-10.50), Serrano finished 20th (33-06.00), and Munoz finished 23rd (32-04.50)
Moore and Rayburn competed in high jump and both finished in the top half of the field.
Moore finished 10th (5’4’’) and Rayburn finished 12th (5’2’’).
Hunter Wartell ‘19, Kelly Autrey ‘18 and Evan Brown ‘21 competed in the 300m run: Wartell – 00:42.97, Autrey – 00:43.11 and Brown – 00:46.94
Tali Ramirez ‘18, John Buttles ‘20, Grant Phillips ’20 and Jefferson Ratliff Jr. ‘21 represented the Panthers in the 1600m run. Ramirez placed 6th overall in the girls’ division in the field of 30 participants with a time of 6:12.09. The boys posted the following times: Phillips - 5:46.10, Buttles - 5:55.81 and Ratliff Jr. - 5:52.99.
The coaching staff saw a lot of exciting and encouraging things out of the track and field student-athletes which leads them to believe this will be a special year for the program. Way to go Panthers!