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!

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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

Brown, Youmans named SIFA Players of the Week

Senior Ryan Brown was named the Southeastern Independent Football Association (SIFA) Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 217 yards on 11 carries with 4 TDs in a 61-32 win over the Coastal Hurricanes. Senior Clay Youmans was named the SIFA Defensive Player of the Week after his 9 tackle and 2 interception performance in the Coastal victory.

Senior Ryan Brown
Senior Clay Youmans

Panthers dominant in win over Coastal

The Panthers varsity football team was dominant in their win Friday against the Coastal Hurricanes. The Panthers amassed 617 all purpose yards while scoring the second most points in program history. The PAC offense was led by Senior Ryan Brown who rushed 11 times for 217 yards and 4 TDs, while Freshman Jance Lamb added 108 yards of rushing and 1 TD and Senior Clay Youmans added 112 yards along with 69 receiving yards and 1 TD. Freshman Cam Youmans added the final Panthers TD on the evening.

The Panthers defense was led by Senior Clay Youmans who tallied 9 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 2 interceptions. Junior Jack Puffenbarger and Jance Lamb added 7 tackles each in the defensive effort. Seventeen different Panthers recorded tackles in the defensive effort.

The win moved the Panthers to 1-1 (1-0 in conference play) on the season after their season opening loss to Clarendon Hall. The varsity team takes the field this Friday in Mt. Pleasant against Palmetto Christian Academy at 7:30

PAC Baseball Try out this Saturday

PAC Baseball will be holding its second and last try-out day this Saturday the 11th of September, 2021. Players wanting to try out for Varsity, JV, or Middleschool/B Team be at Bray Park @ 9 am (280 Bray ark Rd. Cayce/West Columbia) to fill out paperwork and meet coaches. Players need to bring Hat, Glove, Cleats and a water bottle. Baseball bats will be avaible to use if you dont have one. Try-out will cover throwing, catching, running, hitting. If you wish to try out for pitching or catching during the try out we will take a look at them at end of the session. Parents if you have questions you can email us at pacpanthersbaseball@gmail.com. or call 803-749-4321.

Helping a Missionary Family

Joey Christensen and his Family joined baseball with PAC this past year while on furlough from Haiti and we were able to love on them and show them how PAC is all about family. They have impacted our lives and we love them for that. Making the transition back to stateside is a daunting task and is difficult at times, packing up, leaving the friends you have loved on, starting over, making new friends. If you can help them get started all help would be appriciated. These are just a few items to help them get started. Below is the letter that Sean sent me and I want to share with you.

To our PAC Family, The Christensen family has a lot of transitions these days.  Joey just started as a freshman at CIU.  Heather and I bought a house this summer at 900 Sycamore Ave in the Seminary Ridge neighborhood, which is between Eau Claire High School and the Lutheran Seminary.   Our plans are to return to Haiti in October with Ellie going with us, and then return here in April, since my role in World Team, our mission agency, is changing from field missionary to leader and mentor.  Thank you for your prayers for Haiti. The earthquake devastated the region where we live.  I’ll be sending out a newsletter about that hopefully this week, but I’ve been putting updates on Facebook.

Since most of our possessions are in Haiti and it costs more to ship them back than to buy here, we are looking for good deals and giveaways.  We thought to let you know our needs and so, if you are aware of people who want to get rid of some extra things just taking up space, or you know of rummage sales in your neighborhood that have things we need, please let us know.

Furnishings:

* 1 brown comfortable living room chair (smaller than a recliner)

* 1 lighter color comfortable “one-and-a-half” chair and footstool 

* 1 or 2 Tall pedestal lights

* 2 Bedside lamps- matching. Not too ornate

* Tall light-colored wooden bookshelf 6 ft x 3 ft or so

* Shorter light-colored wooden Bookshelf

* 1 bedroom end table that matches oak (mid-tan tone)

* 1 folding table 5 feet or smaller

Kitchen Items:

* Electric knife 

* larger pot 8 quarts 

* Sugar bowl 

* Spoon rest 

Yard and workshop:

* Garden rake

* Yard rake

* Hedge Sheers

* Branch lopper

* Gardening hand tools

* 8 ft “A-frame” ladder

* Wheelbarrow

* Lawnmower

* Tarp

* Storage shelves for shed

* Drill, drill bits

* Hand saw, square,

* Assorted nails, screws, bolts, nuts type stuff

 * DVD/Blu-ray player

Thanks in advance.  We are thankful to be part of PAC.
God bless,
Sean and Heather
Sean’s cell: 608-208-1874

Heather’s cell: 803-915-6531

PAC Bass Anglers Need Boats Captains

The PAC Bass Angler fishing season starts soon and there is an urgent need for boat captains. Currently there is only one, which means only two fishermen can fish. Each pair has to have a captain with a separate boat.

This would be a great opportunity for someone to volunteer their time to captain a boat once a month for a PAC fishing team. This could be a parent, grandparent, or friend.

If interested in volunteering to captain a boat or find out more details, please contact Frank Myers at pacbassanglers@mindspring.com

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