Prayers for the Yoder family

Please keep the Yoder family in your prayers. Twila Yoder passed away Wednesday leaving behind her husband, John, and three children.

Funeral: Monday, October 11, 2021 at 2pm at New Holland Mennonite Church.
Due to limited space, Monday’s arrangements are open only to the friends and family of John & Twila and their children. Thank you for understanding.

Calling hours will be held at Cole Funeral (1544 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC 29801 ) Home in Aiken, SC on Sunday, October 10, from 2-4pm for those that are not able to attend Monday’s arrangements.

PAC Football to host doubleheader against Greenville this Friday

The Panthers will look to avenge an early season loss as they host the Greenville Hurricanes this Friday in a JV/Varsity doubleheader. The winner will take the lead in the Southeastern Independent Football Association standings and will have the inside track for the #1 seed for the playoffs. The Panthers lost the first meeting 40-12 in a game in which the Panthers were limited by injuries. With the Panthers at nearly full strength, the rematch promises to be different.

On Monday night, the Panthers improved to 3-3 (3-1) on the season after a 41-0 win over Orangeburg Christian. The JV Panthers improved to 3-1 last week with a 28-8 win over the Augusta Eagles while our Middle School team remains undefeated at 4-0 after defeating King Academy 31-0 last week.

We are asking for HUGE crowd this Friday for this very important game. One price gets you admission to both games at Bray Park with the JV game beginning at 6:00.

PAC Men Take 5th Overall at the Pelion Invitational

The PAC Panthers returned to racing after nearly three weeks to focus on training. The Pelion Invitational has proven to be one of the best meets in the midlands that draws teams from around the state. The course is 3 1 mile loops with grass, asphalt, and sand. The first, second, and final mile are located in the same area so there was no running around trying to catch runners to tell them their times. 
The boys were up first on the starting line in a field that included SC #3 Chapin and SC #13 Irmo. Other teams attending the meet included Lexington, Aiken, Fairfield Central, and River Bluff. 21 teams total were present and ready to kick off the final month of the cross country season. The Panthers had taken three weeks off from racing to focus on training and the results paid off with every guy setting a new PR. 

Jackson Reinhard led the way again for the Panthers, coming through the first mile in a blazing 4:58 and battling with senior Holden Tutich of Chapin (SC #6) and senior Joshua Mosley of Fairfield Central (SC #18). PAC Senior John Kollmensberger was next for the boys, coming through the first mile in 5:24 and looking strong. Following behind John K was Noah Young in 5:44, Samuel Reed in 5:57, Elijah Greneir in 5:59, John McPherson in 6:14, Benson Ryan in 6:21, Tyler Seay in 6:22, and Ian Hunter in 6:52.
When the group came back around for the 2nd mile, Jackson was pulling slightly ahead with a 2 mile time of 10:02 (5:04) with Tutich and Mosley close behind. They shot up a short hill before a long, gentle descent at the edge of the school grounds. John K had a rough second mile, coming through in 11:26 (6:02). The next runners to come through the second mile were Noah and Sam. Noah came through in 11:52 (6:08) with Sam right on him at 11:53 (5:56). Elijah followed them, coming through in 12:15 (6:15). John M hit the two mile mark at 12:42 (6:28). A big surprise came from Tyler Seay, running the race of his young life. He crossed the second mile line in 13:10 (6:47), just ahead of Benson Ryan in 13:16 (6:54). Ian Hunter made the two mile mark in 15:52 (9:00).
Coming into the finish line, Jackson was in a tight battle with Chapin’s Holden Tutich. Jackson made a move to take the lead with 250 meters left and Tutich responded with a stronger kick. Reinhard crossed the finish line in second place, just 2.5 seconds behind the Chapin senior. Jackson’s time of 15:48 is a personal best by 1:13 and establishes a new PAC XC record. Next across the line for PAC was senior John K, setting a new PR of 18:26, dropping it by 24 seconds. Coming in third for the Panther boys was team wild card, Samuel Reed. He lowered his season best by 1:45 and his PR by 51 seconds. He crossed the line in 18:54, marking his first sub 19 5k. Crossing the line 4th was Noah Young in 19:20. Noah broke his PR by 37 seconds. Elijah wasn’t far behind as the fifth PAC boy across the line in 19:34. Not only was this a 29 second PR, this marked the first time Elijah has run under 20 minutes for a 5k. Also setting PRs on the day were John M (20:07), Tyler Seay (21:13), Benson Ryan (21:26), and Ian Hunter (27:51).

The PAC men took 5th overall just 19 points behind 4th place Aiken and 18 points ahead of Fairfield Central in 6th.

The ladies race was next for PAC with runners toeing the line for the Panthers. Emma Deason and Arlie Knight lead the way for the Panther girls today, running side by side through the entirety of the race. Their goal for today was to PR and break 25 minutes for the first time. Emma and Arlie came through the first mile in 7:42 and looked good on their way to the second mile. Returning from a calf injury, Emily Mason was third for the girls at the one mile in 8:06. Not far behind was Charlotte Kreisel at 8:30 for the first mile. 
Coming through to the second mile, Emma and Arlie were still together and crossed the line in 16:08. They had run their second mile in 8:26. Emma’s face was nothing but concentration while Arlie was just smiling as she went by. Emily looked strong as she rolled through the second mile in 17:00. Her second mile was 8:53. Charlotte hit the two mile line in 17:48, making her second one mile time 9:18. 
Coming into the finish line first for the PAC girls was Emma Deason in a season best 25:32. Arlie Knight hit a big 57 second PR, crossing the line in 25:39. Emily Mason ran a season best 26:38. Charlotte Kresiel crossed the finish line in 28:28. The girls did not have enough runners to score at this meet.
The next race on the schedule for PAC is the Coaches Classic in Newberry on Oct 9, 2021.

Trey McCain

Director for Without Limits Columbia

USATF Level 1 Certified Coach

PAC Soccer Tryouts and Open Sessions

PAC Soccer is looking for some players to fill our JV and Varsity teams in Spring 2022 season!

If you would like to find out more about PAC Soccer, meet our coaches and some former players plan to come to one of our open sessions this fall.

Open Session 1- Oct 20 @ Barr Rd Sports Complex (213 Barr Rd, Lexington 29072) 6:15-8:00

Open Session 2- Nov 3 @ Barr Rd Sports Complex (213 Barr Rd, Lexington 29072) 6:15-8:00

PAC 2022 Soccer Tryouts

Any boy or girl, 6th-12th grade, that is home schooled, attends a charter school or private school that does not have a soccer team is invited to come tryout for PAC Soccer!

Please come dressed to workout, do drills, train, and scrimmage. Please wear soccer cleats, socks, and shin guards and bring water to drink.

When: December 6, 7, and 9

Where: Barr Rd Sports Complex (213 Barr Rd, Lexington 29072)

Time: 6:15-8:00

If you play club soccer and cannot come during these times, contact Jennifer Aurednik at pacpanthers@windstream.net to arrange for a separate tryout.

Join the PAC Business Network

PAC BUSINESS NETWORK

                  Home Builder                                            Engineering Services

                  Mungo Homes                                          Bill Flowers

                  Jon Buzzell                                               President

                  VP Business Development                        803-749-9000

                                                                                    www.cecola.com

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                 Residential Mortgage                                Trucking

                 Andy Eernisse                                             Founders Trucking 

                 Home Mortgage-Refinance                         Kevin Thomas

                 803-747-1670                                              803-361-1228

                 aeernisse@simplifiedmortgagesc.com        founderstrucking@gmail.com

                  Audio Visual/Security Systems

                  Network Engineering                                 Lawn Service 

                  Higher Ground, LLC                                   John Edens 803-513-5896
                  John Edens 803-513-5896                           hgwt.net@gmail.com

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                  Upholstery

                  Mitchell’s Upholstery

                  Mitch Aurednik

                  803-269-3395

                  aurednik@windstream.net

PAC Business Network

We know that many families in PAC have special businesses or skills that can benefit others in this group. We want to be able to share your business so that many needs can be met within our PAC family.

Some of those businesses have already reached out to us and can be found at the on the website. Please click this link: http://pacpanthers.com/pac-business-network/

If you would like your business to be added to this group, please send your information to pacpanthers@windstream.net so we can add it.

We want to be a blessing to our community of PAC Families!

PAC Store is NOW Open!! Place your hoodie and long sleeve orders to be here by the time Cool weather arrives!

The PAC Store is now open from Sept 14 until Sept 30 so you can get your PAC gear before the fall sports season end.

Please go to this link to access the store: https://323sports.com/SLYZ-2D2H/

You can order PAC short sleeve or long sleeve cotton blend or moisture wicking shirts. Hoodies and crew neck sweat shirts are also available.

Everything is available in Sport grey, Navy, pink and white for some items (while supplies last)

All registered players will receive a practice shirt so do not order your player one unless you want an extra!

Note: Practice shirts that players receive will have our verse for this year on the back but the ones ordered here will not because they only do front printing. If you want one with a verse, please order one when the coach orders the team shirts. You will need to give a check for $16/shirt if you want to be included with the team order. You will not be able to request and pay later. Make check out to PAC.

Verse of the year: II Corinthians 16:13 Keep Alert, Stand firm in your faith, Be courageous, Be Strong!

The order will arrive three weeks after the store closes and will be posted on the website. You will need to contact pacpanthers@windstream.net to arrange to pick up your order.

Cross Country at Patriot Classic and Heathwood Hall Invitational

On Saturday, September 11, The PAC Panthers XC team competed in the Patriot Classic, minus lead runner Jackson Reinhard who ran in the Heathwood Hall Invitational in Columbia. He did not travel with the team due to a family event. Before the meet at Heathwood, Coach Trey McCain had given Jackson instructions to follow River Bluffs lead runners through the first half of the meet and to push the pace in the second half. Jackson finished the race 8th overall with a new PR and PAC XC record of 17:01. He was the top freshman in the race. He improved his current midlands ranking to #1 freshman and is currently the #5 freshman in the state of South Carolina, based on scrunners rankings.
Up at the Patriot Classic run on Beechwood Farms near Travelers Reset, SC the lady Panthers started the racing for the team. The course was a dirt road loop that winds through farmland in a valley surrounded by large hills, one of which the runners would have to go up. The air was cool and mixed with heat as the sun rose high enough to shine on the area. After the girl’s race had started, Coach Trey ran ahead to get to the first mile to record splits. Once there, some farm workers were moving large trucks on the course and had to be told to pull to the side so the runners could pass without danger. 
The first girl through the one mile was Emma Deason in 7:44. Not far behind was Liana Young (8:02), Arlie Knight (8:20), and Charlotte Kreisel (8:33). All the girls looked very strong through the first mile. Freshman Emily Mason did not run due to a calf muscle injury. The second mile proved to be very difficult for the Lady Panthers. The loose dirt and rocks just under the surface slowed the girls down significantly. Emma Deason came through the second mile with a 9:25, Liana in 9:28, Arlie in 10:08, and Charlotte in 9:59. 
The final 1.1 mile of the course starts with a double hill. A double hill is a hill on top of a hill the runners have to get over. Once they reach the top they are 1000 meters from the finish line. Emma cruised up the hill and to the finish line with a final time of 26:27. Her final mile was run in 8:26. Closing the gap on Emma by finishing two spots and 12 seconds back, Liana finished the race in 26:39. Her final mile was run in 8:18. Running in her second 5k ever, Arlie Knight crossed the line in 27:54 with a final mile time of 9:26. Charlotte Kreisel finished the girls race with a final time of 28:51. Her last mile was run in 10:18. The girls stated the course was much harder than it seemed and just couldn’t get going that day. Due to having only 4 runners, the girls did not register a team score. Liana Young had the best race of the day for the girls, missing her season best by 10 seconds. 
The Panther Men were next to take a crack at the Beechwood Farms course. After getting stuck behind a slow group at Eye Opener the previous week, the boys were ready to show they were faster than their last results. John Kollmensberger went through the first mile in 6:02. Not far behind was Noah Young, Elijah Greneir, and Sam Reed who crossed the one mile line in 6:19, 6:20, and 6:25. 20 seconds behind Elijah was Benson Ryan in 6:44. John McPherson went through the one mile in 7:02. Tyler Seay came through in 7:53 and Ian Hunter, who is running his first 5k of the season, went by in 8:08.
On the way to the 2nd mile, Coach Trey made a wrong turn through a field and ended up across from the two mile line at an impassable location. He could see the two mile but couldn’t get close enough in time to get near the runners before they went by. The middle section of the course was also tough for the guys as John Kollmensberger ran his second mile in 6:23, Noah in 6:43, Sam in 6:44, Benson in 7:35, and Elijah in 8:09. Due to the spread of the runners and nature of the course, 2 mile times were not recorded for John M, Tyler, or Ian.
John K closed the last mile in 5:50 with a monstrous kick and destroyed his PR from the previous season by 41 seconds with a final time of 18:50. He claimed that he sped up on the double hill and used the downhill side to keep his momentum. Noah also had a big PR on the day. After narrowly missing his PR by 2 seconds with one shoe last week, the freshman broke 20 min for the first time with a 19:57. His last mile was run in 6:16. Sam Reed finished third for the team in 21:09. His last mile was 7:20. Coming through in fourth for the team was Benson Ryan with a time of 22:00. His last mile was completed in 7:40. John McPherson was the final scorer for the Panthers, finishing in 22:29. Freshman Elijah Greneir, recovering from a week of being sick, crossed the line in 24:01. He does not have Covid. Rounding out the race for the Panthers were Tyler Seay in 25:56 and Ian Hunter in 28:18.
As far as the day goes, the Panthers did ok. We had 3 PRs, including a school record reset. The team has made good and steady progress through the first half of its season. The Panthers next race will be September 29 at the Pelion/Strictly Running Invitational. The boys start the racing at 5:15 PM
Trey McCainDirector for Without Limits ColumbiaUSATF Level 1 Certified Coach

Cross Country Eye Opener Meet


On Saturday morning the PAC Panthers Cross Country team spiked up for their third meet of the season at the Eye Opener in Spartanburg, SC. For the high schooler this was the third 5k of the season in just a week while the middle schoolers would be racing their first 5k after running the 2 mile and 3k at Palmetto State Festival and Lexington County. The Eye Opener is hosted by USC Upstate at the Milliken Research Center in Spartanburg. The boys ran at 8:50 AM while the girls started at 9:15 AM. In total there were over 2000 runners in 6 different races: International boys and girls, Championship boys and girls, and JV boys and girls. Both PAC boys and girls ran in the Championship division for this meet. Going into this race the boys were projected on scrunners to finish 41st based on the most recent meet results this year. The girl’s were competing as a full team for the first time this season and did not have a rank. The course at Eye Opener runs through rolling hills with slight climbs and descents. The final 400 meters begins with an uphill before flattening out in the final 200 meters. 
Up first were the guys along with 51 teams in the Championship race. Once the race began, spectators could feel the ground below shaking as 406 runners went by, vying for position on a narrow course. Jackson Reinhard came through the first mile in 5:29 and was inside the top 15. The next group of guys were Elijah Greneir, John Kollmensberger, Noah Young, Samuel Reed, John McPhereson, and Benson Ryan coming through the 1 mile mark between 6:45 and 6:56. After the race, Senior John Kollmensberger stated, “we were stuck behind a slower group of runners with no room to pass and couldn’t move up as quickly as we wanted.” The final runner through the first mile was middle schooler Tyler Seay at 7:45.
Over the next 2 miles, the PAC boys would push hard for the finish line to make up for the first mile. By mile 2, Jackson had moved into the top 10, trying to hold off runners from Blythewood, R-S Central (a NC school), Powdersville, and River Bluff. Jackson’s second mile was run in 5:38. Next through the 2 mile was Elijah Greneir and John Kollmensberger. Both ran their second mile in 6:23 and looked strong. Noah Young passed by soon after, running his second mile in 6:31. He was followed by Samuel Reed coming through with a 6:47. John McPherson and Benson Ryan had slowed down to 7:15 and 7:18 for their second miles but still looked good as they passed other runners.
Finishing the race 8th overall, Jackson Reinhard completed the 5k course in 17:20, just 2 seconds off his PR and PAC record. He ran his final mile in 5:39. John Kollmensberger had pulled away from Elijah Greneir and finished the race in 19:50 for his first sub 20 min race of the season. His final mile was run in 6:02. Elijah crossed the line in 20:03 for another PR. His last mile was run in 6:17. Noah came through just 24 seconds later, missing his own PR by 2 seconds. It was later discovered Noah had lost one of his racing shoes at the start of the race and ran with one shoe the entire way. His last mile was run in 6:22. Sam Reed ran his last mile in 6:50 for a finishing time of 21:10. John McPherson and Benson Ryan were not far behind, finishing within 2 seconds of each other. John M closed his last mile in 6:39, finishing in 21:30. Benson Ryan closed his last mile in 6:40 and finished the race in 21:31. Both John M and Benson set PRs in the 5k. Since the start of the season, Benson has knocked 3:43 off his 5k PR. Tyler crossed the finish line for his first 5k in 25:49.
When the racing was done and scores were calculated, the guys finished 26th overall, 7 spots ahead of fellow SCHSAA team Greenville Hurricanes and 6 spots behind 2020 SCHSAA State Champs Carolina Homeschool. 
Up next were the PAC Panthers girl’s competing as a full team for the first time this season. Their race had a total of 45 total teams. Freshman Emma Deason led the girls through the first mile in 8:01. In a huge surprise to coach Trey and parents, 6th grader Arlie Knight was right there with her in 8:02. Following close by were fellow freshman Emily Mason with 7th graders Liana Young and Charlotte Kriesel in 8:28. 
At the 2 mile mark, Arlie Knight had decided to see what she can do and was the first PAC girl through. Her second mile was run in 8:28 and she looked strong. Emma Deason came through 11 seconds later with a 2nd mile run of 8:39. Liana had pulled slightly ahead of Charlotte, each running their 2nd mile in 8:45 and 8:48 respectively. Both looked really strong as they began pushing for the finish line just 1.1 miles away. Emily Mason finished her 2nd mile in 8:57. 
Sometime between mile 2 and 3, Emma and Liana overtook Arlie. Emma was first across the line for the girls. She ran her final mile in 8:26, finishing with a season best of 25:57. Thus far, Emma has brought her 2021 5k time down by 1:58. Liana crossed the finish line in 26:29. Her last mile was run in 8:25. Arlie came across the line 3rd for the team with a finishing time of 26:36. Knight ran a super strong race just to see what she could do. Her final mile was 9:10. Not long after, Charlotte Kriesel crossed the line in 27:11 with a final mile of 9:01. Emily Mason finished the meet for the girls in 27:19. Final mile was 27:19. Emily has lowered her 2021 5k time by over 1:30. The Lady Panthers finished the meet 42nd overall. 
The next meet on the PAC Calendar is the Patriot Classic hosted by JL Mann at Beechwood Farms in Slater, SC. This meet will take place on September 11. The Varsity Girls start things off at 8 AM and the guys will run at 9:25 AM
Trey McCain

Director for Without Limits

Columbia

USATF Level 1 Certified Coach

Homecoming Dance

The PAC Homecoming Dance is just 6 short weeks away!  All homeschoolers, 9th – 12th graders, are invited, whether you are a PAC athlete or not!  If you have any questions or need the registration form to print out and mail in, please email pachomecomingdance@gmail.com.

Sign up now so you won’t miss the chance to go!  It will be AMAZING!

Here is the online link:

https://pachomecomingdance2021.ticketspice.com/pac-homecoming-dance-night-of-the-stars