Jun 15 2016

PAC FOOTBALL – NEXT WEEK

PAC FOOTBALL CAMP is NEXT WEEK!

Camp runs from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. June 20, 21, 23, 24. Shorts and T-Shirts – bring a water bottle! Location is Bray Park, Bray Park Road, West Columbia.

Inaugural PAC Football Spring Game – Bray Park

Join us Saturday, June 25 starting at 9:30 for the Spring Game.
Parent’s Meeting at 11:30.
Post-Game cook-out at approximately 12:00 pm. (Combined MS/Varsity Flag Football Game) All participating families are asked to sign-up via Sign-Up Genius. If you have not received an email invitation, email Stephen@hucksandfelker.com

Other Key Dates
• July 18 (6:00-8:30pm) – Practice begins (helmets, shorts, t-shirts, cleats)
• July 23 (9:00am-Noon) – Iron Mary’s Combine
• July 25 (6:00-8:30pm) – Full contact drills begin (helmets, pads, practice pants, practice jerseys, mouth piece, cleats)
• August 12 – PAC Football’s first 8-man game vs. Jefferson Davis Academy

The full schedule will be posted soon. Please plan to come out and support PAC Football – 2016!!!!!!

Jun 07 2016

PAC Girls Golf Team Announces 1st Season.

When: first informational meeting July 21st at Newberry Country Club contact Coach Moss for time at budmoss22@gmail.com or Director Leslie Britt leslie.wade.britt@gmail.com.

Practices will be one per week starting Thursdays at 2pm with the first one Aug 4th.  Thank you to The country club of Newberry for providing an excellent facility for the team to practice upon.

Who: Students in Grades 6-12 who meet the PAC guidelines for illegibility. Contact the Director or coach if you have questions.

Committed players are Phoebe Carles, Alley Moss, Sophie Carles, Isabella Britt, Zoe Carles, and Anna Moss.

Please join the team.

16 hand out Info Flyer

May 30 2016

Cheerleading Starting Soon!

Cheerleading will be starting soon.  Practice will be held at Bray Park on Bray Park Rd in West Columbia.

Summer practices will be June 20, 21, 23, & 24. Our regular season will start July 18th.

For anyone interested, please contact Stacey Hogg at shogg@sc.rr.com.

May 18 2016

Panther Baseball Celebrates the End of the Season and Honors Seniors

The Panthers held their season ending party at their normal shelter at Saluda Shoals as they celebrated the 2016 season. The kids played volleyball, ga-ga ball, threw Frisbees and took a dip in the river when they got too hot while the parents enjoyed fellowship with each other (and snuck into the occasional volleyball game). Stephen Hucks and Scott Thurber, from D’s Wings in West Columbia, helped the team by grilling great tasting burgers for everyone to enjoy.

The teams presented their year-end awards and discussed their seasons. The B-Team (coached by Stephen Hucks, James Duke and Ed Owens) finished the 2016 season with a record of 14-9-1.  Fourteen wins represents the most wins PAC baseball had obtained at that level.  Three new players in the program won awards as Andrew French won the pitching most valuable award and Micaiah Hinkle won the Golden Glove award (defensive MVP) for his work in centerfield.  Billy Amick won the Silver Bat award which goes to the best hitter each year.  Thomas Weaver won the most important award as he added his name to those who have won the Mr. Panther award which goes to the player that the players and coaches believe best reflected God’s character during the long baseball season.

The JV team (coached by David Melnyk, Jay Floyd and Will Lawyer) finished the 2016 with a record of 7-12. This is not a bad record considering they were starting five eighth graders (or below) at the JV level.  They will be fine with as they get older.  Micah West won the Golden Glove award for his work at shortstop and at catcher and won the pitching award for his work on the mound.  McKinley Proctor won the Silver Slugger award as he tied the record for the highest batting average in the history of the Panther JV program.  Alex McKay won the Mr. Panther award for his consistently great attitude and willingness to do whatever the coaches asked him to do.

The Varsity team finished 2016 with a 23-10 record. The twenty-three wins are the most in the history of the program.  Matthew Derrick won the pitching MVP award and James Reed won the Golden Glove award.  Anderson won the Silver Slugger award for the second year in a row.  Carson Floyd won the Mr. Panther award for the first time.

The Panther baseball program says goodbye to six seniors this year. Tyler Thomason played one year for the varsity team and earned a varsity letter as he played second and pitched.  Tyler also played two years at the JV level.  Tyler leaves as a state champion as the Panthers are the 2016 homeschool baseball state champions.

Cole Plyer graduates with three years at the JV level and two at varsity. Cole played second base and graduates owning the varsity, single season on base % record at .558.  Cole graduates as a two time state champion in homeschool baseball and was instrumental in helping the Panthers win the National Association of Christian Athletes Division #3 baseball tournament in 2015 and finish second in the 2016 Division #2 tournament.

Eli Williams played one year at JV and two at the varsity level. Eli played in the outfield and served as a designated hitter as he had a nice swing at the plate.  Eli’s bat helped the Panthers win their first homeschool state championship in 2015 against the Anderson Cavaliers as he stroked a key single that helped get the team rolling and he helped the team repeat in 2016.  Eli also helped the Panthers win the Division #3 championship at the NACA baseball tournament in 2015.

Carson Floyd played two years at JV and two years at the Varsity level. Carson played every outfield position, third base and pitched for the Panthers.  He was the winning pitcher in the 2015 State Championship game against the Anderson Cavaliers.  Carson won the JV pitching award (2014) and the Mr. Panther award in 2016.  He is also a two time (2015 and 2016) winner of the Panther “wear it” award which goes annually to the player who was hit by the most pitches.  Carson was first team all-conference in baseball for left field in 2016 and right field in 2015.  He was also named to the all-tournament team at NACA in 2016.

James Reed graduates after playing one year at JV and four years at Varsity. James was a very versatile player who pitched and played catcher, first, short, second and in the outfield.  He won the varsity silver slugger award in 2014 and the varsity golden glove award in 2016.  James was the MVP of the 2015 homeschool state championship tournament and at the 2015 NACA Division #3 tournament.  He was also named to the all-tournament team at the 2016 homeschool state championship.  He was first team all-conference for 2015 as a pitcher and a catcher and for 2016 as a first baseman.  He graduates owning several Panther varsity career records such as most hits (121), most RBI’s (77) and total bases (177). He has the strikeout record striking out 96 opposing batters on his way to eight pitching victories.

Anderson Blevins is the last senior for 2016 and is the last player with a tie to the first year of the Panther baseball program (2010). He played as a sixth grader in our first year as the JV team played a few games against weaker opponents.  Anderson played JV for four seasons (which includes the few games in 2010) and three at the varsity level.  Anderson won two golden glove awards at the JV level (2012 and 2013) and two silver slugger awards at the varsity level (2015 and 2016).  He was first team all-conference for the shortstop position in 2015 and 2016.  He was named to the 2016 all-tournament team at the state homeschool championships and at the NACA Division #2 tournament.  He owns career records at the varsity level for runs scored (91), stolen bases (45) and fielding assists (155).  He also holds single season records for hits (49), stolen bases (23), total bases (77) and fielding assists (70).

May 17 2016

Panther Baseball Places Second in NACA Tournament (Division #2)

The Panthers varsity baseball team journeyed to Tennessee this past week to participate in the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) baseball tournament for the third year in a row.  After winning the division #3 bracket in 2015, the Panthers were moved up into the top bracket along with five other teams.  After pool play, the top two teams would play for the division #1 championship and the next two teams would play for the division #2 championship.

The Panthers knocked off Lancaster Academy in the semi-finals by a score of 5-2 to move into the finals.  James Reed pitched a complete game against Lancaster to earn the victory with Carson Floyd slapping a key two run double in the sixth inning to secure the victory.

The Panthers played Knoxville Academy in the championship game and lost 12-1.  Knoxville outhit and outpitched the Panthers in claiming the division #2 crown.

The Panthers also bring home the sportsmanship trophy (which is voted on by the other teams) for the third year in a row.  Anderson Blevins and Carson Floyd were named to the all-tournament team.

May 06 2016

PAC Panthers Sporting Clays Coed Team

PAC Panthers Sporting Clays Coed Team

 

I would proudly like to announce the beginning of PAC Panthers Sporting Clays Coed Team.

Christopher Foster, NSSA NSCA Level I instructor certified, NRA certified, SLED certified instructor in multiple firearms and will be Director of Shooting Sports for PAC.

 

All though the season has already started he would like to start preparing for a successful season next year.

South Carolina has a large amount of established school shooting teams, so starting practice preseason for next year will be beneficial for our team.

 

What is Sporting Clays?

Sporting Clays is the sport of shooting moving clay targets that are thrown from machines that are placed in various positions and angles to challenge the shooter from a box, aka usually a wooden or pvc barrier to shoot the targets.

 

What you will need:

Sporting Clays uses a shotgun 12 or 20 gauge semi automatic or over and under style shotguns.

For NOVICE shooters preferably semi automatic shotgun.

The firearm is not provided and must be inspected and approved. If you do not have one, these can range from roughly 350.00 to easily 7,000.00. It really depends on what you want and are willing to pay.

Please keep in mind the gun does not make the shooter the shooter makes the gun.

My son who is advanced shoots a Beretta A400 Xcel 12 gauge 30″ barrel semi automatic shotgun which new is around 1500.00 to 1700.00 dollars. I started with a Stoeger Condor over and under brand new around 390.00 to 450.00 that you will still see me with, yes even at competition shoots.

 

We will get more into buying and fitting firearms at another time, so please do not run out and buy either of these guns or any without meeting with me first. We will discuss the pros and cons of gun styles and proper gun fit.

 

Transportation to events

Next, is transportation at events. You may at some events rent a golf cart, but the students are not allowed to operate rented golf carts. The courses are designed by the hosting club and usually the shooting boxes are far apart, so that SAFETY is first and no one gets hurt. So you really need a golf cart or a side by side utv.

 

Information Meeting

An informational meeting will be set up within the next two months for those interested in learning more about PAC Sporting Clays team.

 

Please Contact Christopher Foster at scfirefighter3125@gmail.com to be put on the list to receive notice regarding the information meeting to come.

 

100% Safe – 100% OF THE TIME -NO EXCEPTIONS

 

Christopher Foster

scfirefighter3125@gmail.com
Director of Shooting Sports

 

1 Timothy 4:12  Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct,  in love, in faith, in purity. ESV

 

May 06 2016

2016 PAC All-Sport Picnic

2016 PAC ALL-SPORT PICNIC

Date: June 1, 2016

Location: Pine Island, 150 State Rd, Columbia SC

Time: 1:00-Closing

Dinner: 5:30-6:00 (PAC will Grill hamburgers and hotdogs)

Senior Recognition: 6:00

Cost: $5 per family (whether it is one person or fifteen)

Everyone needs to bring a 2 L drink, a side dish, and dessert to share.

Things to do:  This is a beautiful island that offers a small beach area for swimming, sand pit volley ball, fields for soccer, Frisbee, softball, or just hanging out and relaxing for the afternoon.

Please remember to wear appropriate bathing attire for this co-ed eventJ

Go to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4BAAAD2FAAFD0-2016  to RSVP

 

May 06 2016

7 shot lead at the National Homeschool Championships as they head into the final round.

PAC Golf Update.

 

For those of you keeping score at home I share the scores and updates from Missouri as reported via text by our journalist on the ground at the Homeschool national Golf Championship at the RiverCutt Golf club in Springfield Missouri.

 

Thursday the team shot an incredible record breaking 18 hole total of 311 to take a 7 shot lead into the final round.  Zach Armentrount shot a 72 to lead the panthers and is in 2nd place as an individual at the event.  Casey Britt fired a season’s best 76 followed by Cooper Snow’s 80 and Carlton Snow’s 83.  Maverick Mullinax rounded out the scoring with an 85.

 

Wednesday night the team won almost every event at the Drive Chip and Putt.  Phoebe dominated the Girls contest while sister Sophi won the Jr. High girls long drive contest with a 244 yard effort.  Zach Armentrout won the boys high school division with a monster 300+ yard drive.

 

Needless to say the best keep getting better because the best never rest.

 

I’m eager to see how the team performs as we face the challenge of finishing strong while holding the lead.  May all the Glory be for God.

 

Cheers.

 

May 05 2016

PAC Girls Volleyball Information Meeting and Open Practice

 

PAC Girls Volleyball Information Meeting and Open Practice

 

INFORMATION MEETING Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2:00-4:00

OPEN PRACTICE SEASON: May 10 – July 21, is our Open Season for girls volleyball grades 5-10 (up-coming grades 6-11)

“Open season” is a time of conditioning, education, and skill

work, in preparation for tryouts that will be held in July.

LOCATION: Practice and meeting location is at the Lexington Baptist Church

Family Life Center on Efird St. off Main Street in Lexington.

DAYS:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-4:00

Wednesdays 12:30-2:30.

 

 TRYOUTS

Those interested in trying out for the fall 2016 season

(Aug 1- October 15th), are encouraged to attend the open-season practices.

 

For more information, please feel free to contact Coach Shannon Sanford.

hspacvball@gmail.com or (803) 318-5384.

 

Looking forward to another great year of volleyball!

Go PAC Panthers!

 

 

May 03 2016

Panthers Dominate Baseball All-Conference Selections

South Carolina Home School Athletic Association All Conference Players

The Panthers had seven players named to the SCHSAA all-conference baseball teams this past Saturday at the tournament in Easley, South Carolina. This is the second consecutive year the conference has named first team and second team all-conference selections as voted on by the coaches.  The Panthers led all teams in 2016 with seven selections, with six named first team and one named to the second team.

Anderson Blevins was named to the first team all-conference team as the shortstop. He is hitting .438 with thirteen doubles and six triples.  He has driven in 25 runs, including a key, two out, two run triple in the state championship game.  He leads the team with 61 assists from his shortstop position and has twenty-three stolen bases.

James Reed was named to the first team all-conference as the first baseman (he also pitched for the Panthers). After the weekend’s action, James is batting .417 which is good for second on the team.  He has forty hits, including seven doubles, two triples and one home run.  James also pitched for the Panthers rolling up a 3-1 record with two saves (including the save in the state championship game).  He has victories against Ben Lippen, Augusta Christian and Orangeburg Prep.

Cal Hucks was named the first team all-conference 3rd baseman.  This 3rd Baseman/Pitcher is hitting .407, banging out seven doubles, two triples and two homeruns.  Cal has twenty-three RBI’s on the year.  On the mound, he has a record of 3-1.

Parker Pocock was the first team centerfielder selection. Parker is hitting .416 with five doubles, one triple and one homerun.  He is leading the team with thirty-four RBI’s including one in the state championship game.

Carson Floyd was the first team right fielder selection. Carson played left field/right field/3rd and pitched his way to a 4-2 record.  He is hitting .328 with three doubles.  He has seventeen RBI’s and leads the Panthers with the dubious distinction of being hit by opposing pitchers the most (8).

Matthew Derrick was named first team as a starting pitcher. Matthew had a 3-0 record in 2016, only allowing opponents to hit .221 against him.  He has displayed excellent control, striking out eighteen batters while only walking six.  He has only given up six earned runs.  He also showed his toughness by coming into several games with the bases loaded and no outs and he was able to limit the damage by opposing hitters, allowing PAC to stay in, and eventually win, several close games.

John Edens was the second team all-conference selection for left field. John is hitting .296 for the year with one double.  He also pitched for PAC, earning a record of 4-2.

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