A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.
A note from the Retiring Athletic Director:
While my last day at PA won’t be until June 28, I’d like to take the writing of this last issue of PA Athletics Week in Review as an opportunity to share a good-bye with all of you.

Ending one’s life work is daunting, but after 44 years in education and 20 as an Athletic Administrator, I have decided that it is time. I have had an incredibly fulfilling three years at Providence. I’ve loved my time here, and I am very excited to move to a new chapter in my life. I leave this career on my own terms, with my health, having touched many lives, and a kit full of wonderful memories. Who could really ask for more?

A friend recently asked me what my plans were for retirement. I thought for a moment and quipped, “I plan on doing nothing, for as long as I can.”  My friend responded, “That will be tough because when you do nothing, you never know when you are done!” So I guess I am still in the planning stages.

Dr. Seuss wrote it and I love it, “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”

Thank you Providence Academy!

With my sincere best regards,

Rick Johns
Retired Athletic Director
Track and Field:
Congratulations to the Providence Academy Boys Track and Field team for being Section 4A Champions last weekend during the section competition. Congratulations go to the girls team as well as they placed third in the meet.

There were a few school records broken during the Section meet as well. Junior Max Peckenschneider now has a new school record in the 200m dash with a time of 22.07, and senior Aaron Davis broke his own school record in the triple jump with a distance of 43-05.25.

Several athletes on the team will be moving forward and competing in the Class A Minnesota State High School Track and Field meet on June 7-8.  This meet will be held at Hamline University and will begin at 3:30 pm on both days. The Lion’s state team consists of 19 athletes and is represented in 13 events at the state meet.

Coach Hohenecker shares, “All the athletes have put an extreme amount of hard work into the season, and great results have shown because of it.  I am very proud of these young people and the way they strive toward making themselves better athletes every day.”

110m Hurdles – Jayson Ekiyor
300m Hurdles  – Jayson Ekiyor
100m Dash – Max Peckenschneider
200m Dash – Max Peckenschneider
400m Dash – Christian Davis
1600m Run – Maddie Kelly
3200m Run – Maddie Kelly
Long Jump – Christian Davis
Triple Jump – Aaron Davis
4x100m Relay – Julian Cavin, Isaiah Coleman, Dominic LaCombe and Max Peckenschneider
4x200m Relay – Brooke Hohenecker, Abbey Dykema, Ellie Millerbernd and Hailey Hohenecker (Alternates: Kaya Plummer and Glasha Hovey)
4x200m Relay – Isaiah Coleman, Aaron Davis, Dominic LaCombe and Christian Davis (Alternates: Julian Cavin)
4x800m Relay – Abbey Dykema, Simone Lundquist, Jenna Wicht and Nalia Petersen (Alternates: Savannah Mosher and Aly Marshall)

Click here to view the end of season track and field video.

Follow @PA_trackNfield ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Track and Field.
The Baseball team has completed their season with a record of 17-6.

On Monday, June 3, the Lions traveled to Glencoe to play in a Section 5AA elimination contest against Maple Lake High School. The Lions had beaten Maple Lake in the three previous games played this year but the fourth time was the charm for the Irish as they defeated PA by a score of 2-0 to conclude the Lion’s season.

Follow @Baseball_PA_ ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Baseball.
Girls Golf:
On Monday, June 3, the Providence Academy Girls Golf Team took home the Section 5AA Championship!  Eighth grader Grace Petzold shot her career low score of a 78. Mae Monette also shot a record low score of 89. Coach Leggott stated, “The two lows from today and the team’s two day totals were enough to beat defending champion Annandale High School by 20 stokes, now on to State!”

As a result of this championship, the Providence Academy Lions are headed to the MSHSL State Tournament at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan on June 11 and 12. Click here for day one tee times.

Follow @PA_Girls_Golf ‏ to stay up to date with everything Providence Girls Golf.
Girls Soccer:
PA families with girls entering grades 5-12:

The girls’ soccer coaching staff is excited to invite all girls entering grades 5-12 for a fun evening of soccer with mini-games and prizes on Monday, June 17th on Mithun Field.

This is a chance for:

– High school players to begin their summer pre-season tune-up together.
– Middle school players to get out and experience the game with their classmates.
– Parents to meet and greet with some coaches.

Please help spread the word for this FREE event!  More information can be found here.  There is no need to be currently registered for fall soccer to attend. Contact girls.soccer@providenceacademy.org with questions.

Fall Flash Stores Now Open

Stores Open From: June 5 – June 17, 2019

Girls Tennis
Cross Country
Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer

Please contact Head Coaches to see what items are required, suggested and optional for purchase.
Summer Youth Boys Lacrosse Opportunity:
The Lions Lacrosse Boosters are excited to be offer this opportunity to all of our students starting in Kindergarten (2031) up to grade 8 (2023). All teams will have a team manager and two experienced coaches. All practices, clinics and games will take place at Providence Academy. There will be no Friday through Monday commitment to free that time up for families:

  • This program is for brand new and experienced players.
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: PALacrosseBoosters@gmail.com.
  • You can also visit our site to register at: LionsLacrosseBoosters.org.  Look under the Youth tab.Details:
    • One-hour practices on Tuesday and Thursday starting June 11 – August 1 after 5 pm for 10U – 14U.
    • 8U will have scheduled clinics/games/practice on Wednesday’s only – one day a week.
    • Games/Clinics on Wednesday’s after 5 pm.
    • Pricing is $225.00 per player.
    • Game reversible penny is included.
    • Deadline for sign up is June 7.

Attention Boys Basketball Players: Providence Team Skills Camp: Grades 7-12:
Camp Director: Arriel McDonald
Camp Coaches: Chris Miller and Jake Wachholz

Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20: GYM A – 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Monday, July 8 – Thursday, July 11: GYM A – 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

  • Both Camp Sessions $450
  • Single Camp Session $300
  • Lunch and Camp T-shirt will be provided

Registration can be found here.

Fall registration is open through Monday, June 10:

It’s time for students in grades 5-12 to register for fall sports! Registration runs through Monday June 10. The first round of team Fall Flash stores will open on or around Monday, June 17.
Below is the list of opportunities available for students. To register, simply visit the athletic registration homepage, click “Athletic Team Registration,” select “Middle School” or “High School” and follow the prompts.
If you have any questions, contact the Assistant Athletic Director Sarah Melhorn at sarah.melhorn@providenceacademy.org or 763-258-5530. Go, Lions!

High School Activities
Football 9-12
Boys Soccer 9-12
Girls Soccer 9-12
Cross Country 7-12
Girls Tennis 7-12
Girls Swimming and Diving 7-12
Volleyball 9-12
Spirit Squad Girls grades 8-12

Middle School Activities
TackleBar Football 5-8
Boys Soccer 5-8
Girls Soccer 5-8
Cross Country 5-6
Volleyball 5-8

Remember to follow @PAcademyATH@PA_MSathletics@PALionsAD, and @ProvidenceLions for the most current updates regarding Providence Academy Athletics.

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