Good Morning Portville Panthers!
TODAY IS…Friday, January 14th, 2022
It is a “C ” Day
Mark your calendar….Winter Weekend for 9th thru 12th grade will be the weekend of February 11th. Crowning will be on Friday at halftime of the boys game. The Dance will be on Saturday from 8 – 11pm.
Those students interested in the lifeguard course being offered here at Portville must sign TODAY. Please see Mrs. Colligan to sign up and get more information.
The Student Council is holding an emergency blood drive since the supply is critical right now. There are about 25 slots between the hours of 11:30am and 2pm. It is on Wednesday, January 19th in the High School gymnasium. Please come see Mrs Welty to sign up for a time and get a permission slip if you’d like to donate and help save lives.
The varsity boys basketball team got a big win last night over 5-3 Silver Creek. Luke Petruzzi knocked down a huge 3 with under a minute to go to seal the victory. Petruzzi scored 21 points on the night. Maxx Yehl had 18 points and 9 rebounds. 8th grader Aidan DeFazio had 18 points as well with 11 coming in the first quarter. Cowboy Troy VanSickle led the team in rebounds with 10. Great job fellas! The Panthers will look to make it 3 in a row next Tuesday when they take of the Frewsburg Bears at home.
Now for a Special Announcement from the Athletic Department ….
Here are the Athletes of the Month for December:
Lillian Bentley a sophomore center, averaged a double-double of 13.4 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. She gets up the floor well and is part of the reason our transition offense is successful. Her size, strength, and determination have caused issues for opponents and teams have to specifically game plan to defend her.
Mallory Welty a senior captain and point guard, has a balanced stat sheet. Her game averages were: 12 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 2.9 steals. Mallory is our floor general on the court and is always consistent and unselfish. She plays the game the right way.
Mia Welty a senior captain and guard, is leading the team in steals and is second in assists with averages of 3.4 steals and 3.2 assists per game. She also chips in with 8 points and 4 boards per game. Mia’s value to the team lies in her defensive abilities. She has a knack for getting deflections on passes that lead to easy transition baskets for the Lady Panthers.
These girls helped the Lady Panthers achieve a 5 and 2 record for the month and win both the Adam Elliott and the Randy Stebbins Memorial Tournaments. They were two points shy of winning the IAABO Tournament as well.
Maxx Yehl led the team in rebounds with 101, he also had 10 steals and 15 blocks
Luke Petruzzi led the team in assists with 24, he also had 7 steals and averaged 12. 8 points per game.
Kaedon Holcomb went 7-4 in the month of December with 7 pins. He placed 2nd at the Portville Invitational and 8th place at the Linda Knuutila Memorial tournament.
Dakota Mascho went 12-0 during the month of December with 9 pins. He placed 1st in the Portville Invitational and at the Linda Knuutila Memorial tournament.
Congratulations to these athletes. Please see Mrs. Colligan for your t-shirt and certificate.