On Saturday the 25th of January the SAC wrestling championship was held in Sniders gymnasium. Snider won the SAC championship slimly over Dwenger. The results are listed below: Snider 247.5 Bishop Dwenger 242.0 Concordia Lutheran 202.0 Northrop 139.5 South Side 130.0 Wayne 127.5 North Side 62.0 Bishop Luers 48.0 106 Lbs Guaranteed places 1st Place- Elliott Cornewell of Bishop Dwenger 2nd Place- Bryon Oliva of North Side 3rd Place- Spencer Sharp of Snider 4th Place- Scott Lantz of Wayne 5th Place- Forfeit Forfeit of Unattached 1st Place Match Elliot Cornewell (Bishop Dwenger) 26-1, So. Over Bryon
Now that the 2019 Snider dive season is over, Mihavics is “filled with emotion.” One challenge he faced at state, however, was not letting himself think about the end of the season and focus instead on making his community proud.
Junior Dillon Duff and sophomore Michael Eley received first team all-SAC for boys basketball.
Panther Hockey lost to Brebeuf on Friday 3-2. Senior Jason Marquardt and sophomore Austin Reasoner scored the lone goals in the game. Hockey defeated the Munster Mustangs on Saturday morning 7-4. Sophomore Austin Reasoner recorded the first hat trick of the year. Hockey lost in the third period against the Homestead Spartans, giving up 3 goals. The Panthers’ state run ended with the 5-2 lose to the Spartans.
Varsity Basketball lost in the first round of sectionals at Dekalb against the Bishop Dwenger Saints 59-46. The boys ended the season with a record of 15-9. Senior Jason Marquardt and junior Connor McKinnon received first team All-City for hockey.
Sophomore Michael Eley led the way with 27 points and junior Jayshawn Underwood played stifling defense, as Varsity Basketball was victorious against Marion 70-59. Panther Hockey lost in the city semi-finals to the Homestead Spartans in shutout fashion, falling 3-0. The Panthers start their run for state on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Parkview SportONE Icehouse against Brubeuf Jesuit Prep School. Junior Connor Mihavics placed sixteenth at the state dive meet.
The following seniors signed their letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level: Jason Marquardt -Trine University, Jazlynn Davis – Trine University, Jade Linnemeier – Lansing Community College, Mason McMurtry – Ivy Tech Community College and Taylor Weldon – Lourdes University.
Panther Hockey won in the first round of the city tournament, beating the Bishop Dwenger Saints 3-1. Senior Sean Stutzman delivered the go-ahead goal early in the third period. Junior diver Connor Mihavics placed seventh at the regionals competition at Fishers, qualifying for state.
Boys Varsity Basketball lost on the road in the fourth quarter to the South Side Archers 65-53. Junior Airyan Thomas lead the team with 21 points, a season high of seven 3-point shots, but Boys Varsity Basketball lost on the road against Cathedral 77-65. Junior Beau Humphrey ended his season at state losing to Finnearty of Culver 11-4, ending his season with a record of 30-3.
Panther Hockey lost to Homestead on senior night 3-0. Seniors Jason Marquardt, Andrew Schiebel, Bryce Hower, Sean Stutzman and Justin Dehner were recognized for their leadership and commitment to the program.
Boys Varsity Basketball dominated the Bishop Luers Saints, winning by a final score of 104-45. Junior Beau Humphrey placed third among wrestlers at semi-state, qualifying for state February 16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Panther Hockey controlled the game for 3 periods against the Bishop Dwenger Saints, winning 5-2 in regulation.
Panther Hockey beat the Northrop Bruins 3-1, improving their record to 15-13-1 on the season. The Panthers will make up their game against Bishop Dwenger on Saturday, February 10 at 7:10 p.m.