What a season for the seventh and eighth grade Red Panthers! Coming off a one-win 2012-2013 campaign, the team was determined to find success. Exceeding even their own high expectations, the Panthers finished the season with 10 wins and four losses, and an 8-2 conference record that earned them a share of the league title. To accomplish this, the team had to defeat a tough St. Hugh’s squad, which had previously handed Browning a 32-point loss. The rematch was all “grytte” and guts as the Panthers bested their rival by one point when co-captain Andrew Ceonzo sunk two free-throws with .9 seconds remaining on the clock.
Winning six of the final seven games of the year was a testament to this group’s dedication to each other as teammates. Trust, hard work and unselfishness add up to quite a recipe for success. – Coach Dan Ragsdale
The Black team finished the season by defeating The Town School. It was a great season for the boys. They finished by winning their last five games, defeating Calhoun, St. Thomas Choir, Trevor Day School, Churchill and, finally, Town School. Our leading scorer and co-captain Stone Abramson led the team in its offensive efforts. The solid team defense was lead by Justin James, Amedeo Lorenzotti and Patrick McAllister. George Stavropoulos, our other co-captain, helped to keep the team focused on its goal of teamwork.
The boys’ season started off slowly; it only took a few games, however, to come together as a solid, in-synch unit. The B team’s final record was six wins and four losses; that success was based on teamwork, teamwork and more teamwork.
Coach Wolf and I are very proud of the boys and how hard they worked to achieve their goals. Go Panthers! – Coach Glenn Walker