Boys' Varsity Lacrosse played a home game against Fort Worth All Saints on March 23. Parish fell short losing 4-8. However, the Panther coaching staff feels that the team improved in a number of areas and several new players really stepped it up and excelled in their positions. Scoring for Panthers were Reid Boisture '20, Daniel Steckler '19, Gordie Guymuller '19 and Noah Love '20. Goalkeeper Grant Carr '18 played eight saves.
Girls' Varsity Lacrosse lost to Ursuline, 19-4 on March 20. Lizzie Kelley '21 recorded a hat trick, and Katie Palmer '21 added one goal for the Panthers. Mia Shroyer '20 had a huge game, making 13 saves in goal. The JV squad lost 6-4 against Ursuline. Lauren Chappell '20, Julia Griffin '19 and L. Kelley all had one goal, while Julia Wilfong '21 was the leading scorer, with three goals. Sarah Haga '21 had 18 saves in cage. On March 22, Girls' Varsity Lacrosse played Bridge, winning 11-9. Sophie Kate Guillory '20 recorded one goal, Palmer and Kacey Cohen '19 each had two goals and L. Kelley broke a program record with six goals. The JV team tied Bridge, with a 3-3 score. Wilfong, Olivia Fair '21, and Kate Kelley '19 all had one goal. Haga had a huge game in cage with 12 saves.
Parish Varsity Tennis traveled to Hurst on Tuesday, March 20 to take on Nolan Catholic. On the boys' side, our doubles teams swept which sealed the win for the Panthers. Grant Carrington '20 fought hard against a tough line one singles player, but fell short. Finishing the match for the boys was Chase Barclay '20 who played over two and a half hours of tennis. Barclay grinded from the baseline, attacked the net and stayed mentally tough throughout his three set match. He went up 8-3 in the third set tiebreaker, and at that time in the match his opponent took an injury time-out. Play resumed and Nolan Catholic brought the tiebreak score to 8-8. Barclay, unfazed by his opponent's comeback and competitive attitude, played consistently the next two points and closed out the match, 10-8! Panthers 4, Nolan Catholic 1. Girls' Tennis was unable to match the boys' win against Nolan Catholic. Line one doubles team, Kate Musselman '19 and Dani Perales '19, continued their winning streak and won 6-0, 6-1. Skylar Kaye '19 at line one singles had a competitive match and challenged her opponent, but was not able to pull out a win. Panthers 1, Nolan Catholic 4.
After a couple matches were canceled due to the rain, JV Tennis was able to get back out on the courts and compete against Bishop Lynch on Wednesday, March 21 and the team came out strong! Girls' doubles line one, Maggie Bienko '20 and Claudia Held '20, defeated their opponents 8-1 and boys' doubles line one, Brad Fetter '20 and Lawrence Lim '20, had a similar result with an 8-2 win. Boys' singles line two, Zayd Khatri '21, handily beat his opponent 8-0. Chloe Weinman '19 played girls singles line two, and in a nail biter, pulled out the W in a tiebreaker. Boys' doubles line two, Winston Harrah '20 and Ethan Krampitz '20, were victorious with an 8-2 win and boys' doubles line three, Ryan Mortazavi '19 and Davis Christon '19, also known as "The Bryan Brothers", didn't let a game get past them and won 8-0. Girls' doubles line three, Shivani Kulkarni '20 and Gabby Luterman '21, won 8-1 and then Luterman turned around and played singles line three, and without batting an eye, won 8-0. All in all, it was a great day for JV tennis!
On Thursday, March 22, the Varsity Tennis Team hosted Bishop Dunne. Bishop Dunne forfeited three matches on both the boys' and girls' side due to a small roster. Line one girls' doubles, Musselman and Perales, competed and won 6-1, 6-1. Blaire Wartell'20 and Dalia Charif '20 at line two doubles won 6-0, 6-0. Panthers 5, Bishop Dunne 0. For the boys, line one doubles, Jad Charif '18 and Alex Olmedo '18, played and won 6-2, 6-0. At line one singles, Carrington faced an undefeated district player and lost. Panthers 4, Bishop Dunne 1.
On Friday, March 23, the Panthers played their match against TCA at TCA. Securing the first win for the Panthers were Blake Elliott '20 and Alex Suster '21 at line three doubles. They worked well together and won 6-4, 6-3. At line two singles, Barclay, won decisively 6-3, 6-2, bringing his district record to 5-1. At line one singles, Carrington, battled it out with a competitive and hard-hitting opponent. From losing the first set in a tiebreaker, Carrington found his groove with his topspin shots and won the second set, 6-2. He continued to roll in the third set tiebreaker and his consistency prevailed. Carrington won, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 10-3. Panthers 3, TCA 2. Girls' Varsity gave it their all against a top district team. Josephine Zucker '20 stepped into the line one singles position against TCA and fought hard. Her opponent's heavy corner shots were too much and Zucker fell in straight sets. At line three doubles, newly teamed, Hollis McMahon '19 and Mehak Chhabra '19, got off to a great start in the first set, keeping the match on serve. Unfortunately, they were not able to close out the first set, and lost 6-4, 6-0. Securing the sole win for the Panthers were Musselman and Perales at line one doubles. The girls had a shaky start against a strong doubles team and dropped the first set, 4-6. Musselman and Perales regrouped and attacked the net. They took the second set, 6-1. They continued with their momentum and closed out the match, 10-4. Musselman and Perales are undefeated in district, 6-0.
Parish Varsity Baseball hosted Bishop Lynch to open district play on March 12. The Panthers fell behind early and failed to make a comeback with a 17-8 loss. Tyler Hamilton '19 took the loss on the mound. He pitched 3 and 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on six hits while striking out five. Despite the loss, Parish collected six hits in the game which featured doubles by Jackson Harris '20 and Hamilton. Cole Tidmore '18 led the way for Parish at the plate going 2-4 in the game.
On March 13, Parish Varsity Baseball traveled to Bishop Lynch to take on the Friars. It was a good ball game but the Panthers fell short 6-2. Bishop Lynch got things started early in the first inning on a sac fly that scored one run. They manufactured runs again in the third inning on two singles, a sac bunt, and a double. C. Tidmore pitched well but ended up taking the loss for Parish on the mound. He threw six complete innings, allowing six runs on three hits with one strikeout. Hamilton, Lleyton Wallace '21, and Darries Boyd '20 each collected hits in the game for Parish.
Junior Varsity Baseball hosted Greenhill and won 6-2 on March 19. L. Wallace was victorious on the mound. He pitched four complete innings, allowing no runs on two hits and had two strikeouts. Richmond Binkley '21, Hayden Goldberg '19 and Calvin Williams '21 also contributed on the mound out of the bullpen. The junior varsity racked up six hits on the day. Goldberg and Clark Mayer '20 each had multiple hits.
On March 20, Varsity Baseball played host to John Paul II in the district matchup. Parish fell short 2-1 in a heart breaker. Parish totaled seven hits in the game which featured a bottom of the seventh inning home run by Harris. Harris, Will Velvin '18 and Robert Monaco '20 each had multiple hits in the game with two each.
Panthers Varsity Baseball traveled to Plano on March 23 to face John Paul II in the second game of the district series. Parish lost 11-5. John Paul II scored two runs in the first inning and three runs in the second. Parish put up one run in the top of the second inning on a solo home run by Harris. Parish then bounced back after a four run deficit and managed to knot the game at five in the third inning. The inning featured a big three run double by Miles Miller '18 and a single by Velvin. John Paul II pulled away in the bottom of the fifth inning scoring six runs to give them a five run lead with Parish not being able to answer. Velvin led the way at the plate for Parish going two for four on the evening.
JV Boys' Golf played in 'Lil Kid' Invitational Golf Tournament at the Old Brickyard Golf Course in Ennis, on March 20. The boys played in very chilly temperatures, but had a good day at the golf course. Camden Clure '21 had a good round of 96, and Mason Wilderom '20, Alex Kidd '21, Blake Willis '20, and Alec Rusten '21 enjoyed the course. This was Rusten's first official round of golf. Great job, Panthers!
On March 21, Boys' Varsity Golf played in a match against St. Mark's at Sherrill Park Golf Course. The Panther team - Ben Campbell '18, Blake Eisenberg '19, Will Hardcastle '18, Keller Welton '20, and William Boisture '18 - had a great match. Eisenberg was playing lights out and won his match. Campbell and Hardcastle almost ran away with their matches. Parish won 1, lost 3, and tied 1. Great job, Panthers!