Paul VI Girls Basketball Ends Season on High Note

Sanaa Phinizy Staff reporter The competitive WCAC championship game featured the Lady Panthers of PVI and the fierce Cadets of St. John High School in Washington, D.C. The game was played at American University’s Bender Arena. The Panthers advanced to the final game by the skin of their teeth after an unbelievable buzzer-beater shot by…

PVI Hockey: A Team with No Barriers

Erin McLaughlin Co-Editor With the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang just completed, much of the world’s focus has been on one sport: ice hockey. For the first time on the Olympic ice, there was a fully united North and South Korean women’s hockey team. This show of unity and camaraderie might just be what the world…

PVI Varsity Wrestling Gains a Win against Gonzaga

Aidan Pollard Staff Reporter The Paul VI Varsity Wrestling team beat the Gonzaga team during a match on Thursday, January 25 to get another win. They beat Gonzaga by 30 points, with a final score of 51-21. Gonzaga is a major rival to PVI, especially on the wrestling mat. The Varsity Wrestling team’s coach, Mr. Mike…

PVI Forming a Field Hockey Club

Looking over past PVI fall sports schedules, you’ll find a number of popular student athlete programs, like soccer, football, and cross country. One that you won’t find? Field hockey.

A group of PVI students are trying to change that, led by sophomore Margaret McConville ‘18 who is working to establish a club team at PVI. This club will serve as the predecessor to an official team that will be formed once the school moves to Loudoun County in 2020.

PVI’s King Named McDonald’s All-American

PVI senior student and varsity basketball player, VJ King, has received a prestigious honor in the world of sports: a spot on the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Team. To be placed on the team, a student athlete must receive a nomination and out of the over eight hundred nominations, only twenty four players in the United States are selected for placement on either the East or West regional teams. King is the first athlete from PVI to receive this award.

Q&A: PVI Freshman Reflects on Girls Varsity Soccer Season

Along with basketball and football, soccer is one of the biggest sports at PVI. The girls varsity soccer team did well throughout their season. Although the team did not come out on top in the playoffs, the team finished the fall season with four wins, three losses, and three ties.

Recently, starting goalie Gretchen Bennett ‘19, was interviewed about her experience as a first-year player on the team this past season, and what the team looks forward to improving next year.

Costumes Welcome at Last Home Game

Panther Press‘ recent website poll asked: “How many PVI football games have you been to this school year?” Of the total 21 voters, the majority, six voters (29%), had been to two games. 24% (five voters) had been to more than three games, while 19% (four voters) had been to only three games. The voters…