A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Alpine Ski:
On Friday, January 25 the co-op skied in the Afton Invite at Afton Alps near Hastings, MN. The team finished in eleventh place in the Varsity Girls race and junior Malea Marxer finished twelfth place in a field of over 135 skiers with sophomore Christina Priemueller finishing in 101st place, freshman Lucas Priemueller finished as the team’s top boys JV performer finishing in 34th place overall.

Next up: Today the co-op team will ski in the Riverbluff Invite at Mt. Kato Ski Area.

Boys Swimming and Diving:
On Thursday, January 31 the team participated in Northwest Suburban Conference Tournament of Champions against Park Center and Armstrong High Schools. The Osseo co-op team finished in second place with the results of Armstrong, 148, Osseo 126, Park Center 39.

Next up: The Section 5AA Tournament will be held on Thursday, February 21-Saturday, February 23. Swim Prelims will start at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21, Diving Prelims, Semis and Finals will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 and Swim Finals are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23.

Nordic Ski:
The Heritage/Providence Nordic team has suffered cancellations of meets during the past two weeks due to lack of snow at some meet locations and then due to cold this week.

Coach Kevin Johnson explains, “We are preparing this weekend for our Section 6 Pursuit Meet Monday, February 4 at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Despite the fact that we are in the same section as Wayzata, Armstrong and Hopkins we have improved our place on the girls side every year since we started the team five years ago. We are looking forward to an exciting day of racing on Monday. Then, on Friday February 8 we will compete in our previously postponed IMAC Championship Meet. According to meet results so far this winter we will be in close competition with Mounds Park Academy for the conference championship. It will be an eventful week for the Heritage/Providence Nordic team. Come and cheer our skiers to their best results yet.”

Next up: The Section 6 Pursuit Meet will be held on Monday, February 4 at Theodore Wirth Park.

Girls Hockey:
The Girls Hockey team is 13-11.

On Friday, January 25 the team traveled south to Fairmont to face the Fairmont Cardinal co-op team; Minnehaha United came defeated the cardinals 6-0.

Freshman Ava Wasserman opened United’s scoring at 2:02 of the first period, junior Hannah Schommer tallied another first period goal at 10:13 of the first. Ava Wasserman picked up another goal in the second period and senior Jodi Clay chipped in two assists as United cruised to the victory. Freshman goalie Ellie Wasserman picked up her fourth W of the year and first shutout in the contest.

In Saturday’s contest United challenged the Windom Area co-op and topped the Eagles 5-1. Schommer and Ava Wasserman both had 3 point games and Clay picked up a point on an assist in the second period.

Next Up: The Thursday, January 31 game versus Minnesota River has been rescheduled for Monday, February 4. This game is the regular season finale and Senior Night on. Come out and celebrate Jodie Clay hockey career! Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. at Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena.

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

Boys Hockey:
The Boys Hockey team is 6-14.

Saturday, January 26 the Lions traveled to Sauk Centre, MN and faced the Prairie Centre co-op team at Civic Arena. Our Lions fell to the North Stars 5-4. Senior Tyler Hartel, Zach Giesler (2) and Evan Spadafora recorded the goals for Providence Academy. Sophomore Joshua Koskie took the loss between the pipes.

Coach Tearse muses, “Although unsuccessful on the scoreboard we continue to be very competitive against teams that are predominantly suiting up junior and senior players. Our Tuesday game versus SPA was rescheduled to February 14 due to weather.”

Next Up: On Saturday, February 2 the Lions will travel to Hopkins to challenge IMAC foe The Blake School in a 2:00 p.m. contest.

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

Girls Basketball:
The Girls Basketball team is 11-6.

On Friday, the Lions traveled to The Blake School to take on the Bears. It was an off shooting night for the Lions but their tough defense still allowed them to prevail. In overtime the Lions junior Hailey Hohenecker scores 5 of the 7 final points for the Lions including a very timely 3 pointer to get and keep the Lion lead. PA prevailed 45-42. Junior Hailey Hohenecker led the way with 11 points.

On Tuesday, January 29 the game against Mounds Park Academy was canceled. The Lions will now take on Brooklyn Center on Feb. 15th to make up the lost game.

Next up: Tonight the Lions travel to St. Paul to thank on St. Paul Academy and Summit School. 7:00 p.m. tipoff.

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 Davanni’s.
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 11-5.

On Friday, January 25 the Lions hosted The Blake School in an IMAC match up. The Lions were able win comfortably 69-49 as they were led by senior swing Mark Richelsen scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Senior sniper Evan Marsh made four 3 pointers to net 14 points and senior guard Dylan Servais chipped in 10 points and 4 assists. Another bright spot for the Lions was the return of senior power forward Logan Blomberg from injury who tallied 8 points, 3 assists and 5 rebounds.

Next Up: The Lions will host St Paul Academy tonight at 7:00 PM.

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 Uniforms Sale. The sale will feature historic uniforms from the beginning of PA Athletics up to present times and will take place today during the Boys Basketball Games (4:30-7:30)

Vintage uniforms will be modestly priced ($5.00-$25.00) and will be sold on a first come first serve 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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