A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Alpine Ski:

On Monday, January 21, the co-op competed in the MLK Invite at the Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Center in Dresser, Wisconsin. Results were not available at the time of publication.

This season, juniors Malea Marxer and Christina Priemueller and freshmen Elizabeth Trubeck and Lucas Priemueller are all seeing time on the hill!

Next up: Today, the co-op will ski in the Afton Invite at Afton Alps near Hastings. Marxer is listed as the number one seed and will be first out of the gates. Christina Priemueller is listed as the eighth seed.

Boys Swimming and Diving:

On Saturday, January 19, the team participated in the Section 5AA True Team meet. The team finished in sixth place with 528 points. Freshman Nick Fogle was the top team diver finishing in fourth place with 333.15 points.

On Thursday, January 24, the team took on Maple Grove at Maple Grove Junior High. Results were not available at the time of publication.

Next up: On Thursday, January 31, the team will swim in the Northwest Suburban Conference Tournament of Champions.

Nordic Ski:

Mother Nature won this week since all meets were canceled due to a lack of snow.

Next up: The IMAC Skate Meet will be held on Thursday, February 7, at Elm Creek Park with a 3:45 p.m. start time.

Girls Hockey:

The Girls Hockey team is 11-10.

On Saturday, January 19, the team traveled south to Rochester to face Rochester Century High School and it turned out to be a great day for the team representatives from PA! Freshman Ava Wasserman opened United’s scoring 15 seconds into the first period and the team never looked back, topping the Panthers 7-4. Junior Hannah Schommer tallied another first period goal, and senior Jodie Clay netted two second frame goals and then buried an empty netter to ensure the victory. Freshman goalie Ellie Wasserman picked up her third W of the year as she steered away 14 shots in the contest.

In the contest, the PA girls picked up eight of the 12 points recorded by United and secured the victory between the pipes!

Next Up: This weekend, the team takes the trip south to Fairmount and Windom before returning home to face Minnesota River in the regular season finale on Thursday, January 31, which will also be the team’s Senior Night. Come out and celebrate PA senior Jodie Clay and her hockey career!

Follow @MinnehahaUnited to stay up to date with everything Girls Hockey.

Click here to view replays of all home girls hockey games and to subscribe to other live-streaming contests. Check out some highlight videos here.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Girls Hockey Hub page.

Boys Hockey:

The Boys Hockey team is 6-13.

Coach Hal Tearse summarized the week: “The boys hockey team played twice this week with very strong performances against Anoka and Breck School. Although coming up short on the scoreboard, the team progresses as the younger players continue to learn the high school game and adjust to the faster pace and physicality. Of particular note, senior Sam Ferreira had 51 saves in our game against Breck with only two goals scored against him. Overall, the coaches are pleased with our competition level and the continuous improvement of all players.”

Next Up: On Saturday, January 26, the Lions will travel to Sauk Centre to face the Prairie Centre co-op team at the Civic Arena. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m.

Remember to Vote Giesler!

Senior Zach Giesler is up for MN Hockey Hub’s Top Performer for the week of January 14-19. Vote Giesler today by visiting the MN Hockey Hub voting page. Don’t delay – voting closes at noon this Sunday, January 27. Let’s go, Lions!

Follow @PAlionshockey1 to stay up to date with everything Providence Boys Hockey.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Boys Hockey Hub page.

Girls Basketball:

The Girls Basketball team is 10-6.

On Friday, January 18, the Lions took on IMAC conference opponent the Breck Mustangs. The Lions were plagued with poor shooting but were able to come away with a 21-point victory. Coach Goetz shared, “It was a true testament to how tough defense and playing as a team can still make good things happen even when shots aren’t falling.”

The Lions were led in scoring by senior Maggie Murphy, who had no trouble finding the bottom of the net. She scored a season high of 25 points in the victory and also pulled down 11 rebounds. Next in scoring was junior Madie Anderson, who netted 10 points and knocked down two three-pointers in the process.

On Tuesday, January 22, the Lions hosted the 4AA Minnehaha Academy Redhawks. Scoring was not an issue for the Lions in the first half of the game as they took a commanding 15-point halftime lead. As a team, the Lions shot 48 percent in the first half. In the second half, it was a flip of the script as the Redhawks came storming back, shooting 54 percent to keep their unbeaten conference record intact. The Lions led the entire game until the final horn when a Redhawk player knocked down one of two free throws to secure the one-point victory. The Lions were led in scoring by Murphy with 18 points and junior Hailey Hohenecker with 11 points.

Up next: Today, the Lions travel to Blake to take on the Bears on their home court. The team’s next home game will take place on Tuesday, January 29, against Mounds Park Academy.

Girls Basketball Senior Night Celebration on February 9:

Join us for Providence Academy Girls Basketball Senior Night on Saturday, February 9, when the Lions play Anoka High School. The three seniors we honor this year are Caroline Mahowald, Maggie Murphy, and Sydney Stewart. Congratulations to these seniors for their commitment to Providence Basketball! We hope you can join us in celebrating them prior to the start of the Varsity game at 2:30 p.m. as well as the post-game celebration that will take place at 4:30 at the Plymouth Davannis.

Follow @PA_GirlsHoops to stay up to date with everything Providence Girls Basketball.

Click here to view replays of all home girls basketball games and to subscribe to other live streaming contests.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Girls Basketball Hub page.

Boys Basketball:

The Boys Basketball team is 10-5.

On Friday, January 18, the Lions hosted Class AA’s fourth-ranked team, the Breck School Mustangs. The Lions were without senior forward Logan Blomberg but were happy to welcome back junior guard Jacob Halek for the evening matchup. The Lions started the game in a 2-3 zone to contain Breck forward David Roody (29 ppg) from getting to the basket and to control rebounds. At halftime, the score was Breck 24, Providence 17.

Midway through the second half, the Lions caught fire and were led by senior swingman Mark Richelsen, scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds, and senior guard Dylan Servais, scoring 15 points and four assists. With late free throws, the Lions were able to win 56-47.

The Lions moved to 2-1 in the IMAC conference and 10-5 overall.

Up next: Tonight, the Lions host The Blake School with a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.

Boys Basketball Senior Night on February 1:

Come celebrate our seniors before they take on St. Paul Academy and Summit School at home next Friday, February 1. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. in Gym A. This year, we recognize Max Anderson, Logan Blomberg, Aaron Davis, Joey Fafinski, Jack Healy, Jack Jacobson, Evan Marsh, Mark Richelsen, Sean Rocheford, Dylan Servais, and Sam Young and all they’ve contributed to Providence Basketball over the years. We hope you’re able to join us for this celebration!

Follow @PA_BoysHoops to stay up to date with everything Providence Boys Basketball.

Click here to view replays of all home boys basketball games and to subscribe to other live-streaming contests.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Boys Basketball Hub page.

Return of the Vintage Uniform Sale:

One of the highlights of this year’s Catholic Schools Week celebration will be the return of our popular Homecoming Vintage Athletics Uniform Sale. The sale will feature historic uniforms from the beginning of PA Athletics up to present times and will take place on Tuesday, January 29, during the Girls Basketball games (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and on Friday, February 1, during the Boys Basketball games (4:30-7:30 p.m.).

Vintage uniforms will be modestly priced ($5.00-$25.00) and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Proceeds will be used to defray the costs of running the Athletics Department.

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

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