Parish Varsity Baseball hosted district opponent, Prestonwood Christian on April 10. Parish stole the game late and defeated Prestonwood 12-2. The game was tied at 2-2 with Parish batting in the bottom of the fourth inning when Ben Soule '19 hit a two-run home run. Parish then secured the victory thanks to eight more runs in the fourth inning. Sam Bradford '19, Tyler Hamilton '19, Darries Boyd '20 and Cole Tidmore '18 all contributed with big RBI's in the inning. Hamilton took the win for the Panthers on the mound. He threw five innings, allowing only two runs on three hits and has seven strikeouts. Bradford led the Panthers offensively going 2-3 at the plate.
In the second game of the district series with Prestonwood on Thursday, April 12, Parish lost 9-3. Panthers scored three runs in the game in the fourth inning on a triple by Hamilton, a base hit by Robert Monaco '20 and a base hit by B. Soule. C. Tidmore took the loss for Parish on the mound. He surrendered six runs on five hits with one strikeout. Jackson Harris '20 led the Panthers offensively going 3-3 at the plate.
On April 10-11, Parish Varsity Golf played in the TAPPS Regional Golf Tournament at Sherrill Park Golf Course. Ben Campbell '18 and Blake Eisenberg '19 had a great first day with 80 and 83 respectively, in quite chilly temperatures. It was extremely windy all day during the final round and the team did not fare so well. However, several players shaved off many strokes during their final round: William Boisture '18 shaved off 15 strokes, Blake Willis '20 shaved off 10 strokes, Mason Wilderom '20, Ashley Siddons '19, Elizabeth Walsh '20 all shaved off eight, and Rebekah Coleman '18 shaved off seven strokes. The Panther golf team says goodbye to four seniors, and the rest of the team looks toward next season.
Varsity Boys' Lacrosse played a home game against Fort Worth Country Day on April 10. Parish posted a big win 16-4. Gordie Geymuller '19 led the scorers posting four goals, followed by Noah Love '20 and Jack Love '18 with three points each. Reid Boisture '20 added two goals. Daniel Steckler '19, Reece Fleming '20, Charlie Vettoretti '20 and Dustin Henderson '20 posted one point each. Henderson won eight face-offs and Malcolm Downie '21 won seven. It was a great night for the Panthers!
On April 9, Parish JV Girls' Lacrosse played Grand Prairie HS and won, 8-2. Julia Wilfong '21 and Sophie Kate Guillory '20 scored two goals each, while Yorgin Esperias Flores '19, Olivia Fair '21, Georgia Lewis '21 and Kate Kelley'19 all added a goal each. Mia Shroyer '20 had nine saves in goal. The JV team also played ESD and lost 11-1. Shroyer had an amazing game in the goal with 16 saves. The varsity team played Hockaday JV and lost 9-4. Lizzie Kelley '21 had two goals and Katie Palmer '21 and Kacey Cohen '19 each had one goal. Shroyer had another standout game with 12 saves.
On April 9, JV Tennis traveled to John Paul II High School for the last match of the season. It was a tough day on the courts as JPII was the strongest opponent the team has had to face this year. Everyone fought until the end and had positive attitudes. Hats off to girls' line one doubles, Claudia Held '20 and Maggie Bienko '20, who won both of their matches of the evening. The girls pulled out their first one 8-6 and the second was even closer, with a 9-7 victory. Boys' doubles line three, Davis Christon '19 and Ryan Mortazavi '19 came out strong in the last match of the evening and enjoyed having the team cheer them onto victory. Both Held and Bienko as well as Christon and Mortazavi had an undefeated season! We can't believe it's already over but it was a great tennis season!
Girls' and Boys' Varsity Tennis hosted ESD for a scrimmage at UT-Dallas on April 12. It was the Panthers' last team match for the season. All players competed and several Panther players played more than one match. The players were evenly matched up and had competitive matches. The scrimmage was good practice for our State qualifiers who moved on to the State Tournament in Waco on April 16 and 17. Those players are Kate Musselman '19, Dani Perales '19, Jad Charif '18, Alex Olmedo '18, and Chase Barclay '20. Overall, the Panthers had a great season and look forward to wrapping it all up at State followed by the Parish Tennis Classic hosted by the Varsity and JV teams on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at UT-Dallas.