Sep 17 2017

PAC Bass Fishing

Sep 11 2017

2018 BASEBALL TRYOUTS

Baseball tryouts will be held at Bray Park (280 Bray Park Road, West Columbia, 29072) on Thursday, September 14 and on Saturday, September 16. Returning players are asked to attend one of the dates while new players are asked to attend both if at all possible. This will help the coaches get the best possible look at new players. B-Team and JV (6th-10th grade players) are asked to be at Bray at 5:00 (pm) on Thursday, September 14th and at 8:30 (am) on Saturday, September 16th. Varsity players (10th-12th grade players) are asked to be at Bray at 7:00 (pm) on Thursday, September 14th and at 10:30 (am) on Saturday, September 16th. Please call Jim Blevins at 803-397-5483 or Stephen Hucks at 803-622-7723 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sep 07 2017

FOOTBALL TONIGHT

PAC JV has its 1st game to night against Northside. Seven Oaks Park, 7:30 pm kick-off. Per agreement with Northside, no admission will be charged. Come on out and support the JV Team.

TOMORROW NIGHT – PAC VARSITY hosts Greenwood Raptors, Seven Oaks Park, 7:30 PM for the 1st home game of the season. Please come out and support your Panther Football Team.

Sep 06 2017

PAC Hoodie, Sweatshirt, Long Sleeve, and short sleeve order

TODAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, IS THE LAST CHANCE TO PLACE AN ORDER FOR PAC APPAREL UNTIL NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER!!!

 

There are some New options this year: The color for the Hoodie, crew neck sweat shirt, long sleeve, 
and 
> short sleeve this year is dark grey/Graphite with Navy and white lettering 
> 
> Based on 50 shirts ordered: (if less are ordered the most it will be, we need 
at 
> least 12 hoodies and 12 LS for the price to be $35 for the set) 
> A. Combo- Hoodie and Performance Long sleeve Shirt - $34 
> B. Combo- Hoodie and Cotton Long sleeve - $33 
> 
> Separately: 
> C. Hoodie=$22 
> D. Cotton Long Sleeve Tee=$15 
> E. Performance Long Sleeve tee – $16 
> F.  Performance Short Sleeve tee – $12 (All players will receive practice 
shirt with registration) 
> G. Crew neck sweat shirt-$20
> *Performance/Dri-fit/Moisture Wicking 
> 
> We are ordering with 323 Sports which is a Christ based athletic wear company 
> that gives back to missions. 
> You can go to 323sports.com to look at what is offered.  If you are interested 
> in ordering for your company, our local representative is Jonathan Peckham  
> jpeckham@323sports.com 
> 
> I would like to have this order by Sept. 6th. 
> 
> Please be very specific when sending your order, make checks payable to PAC, 
mail to: Jennifer Aurednik, 1357 Knott's Haven Lp, Lexington SC 29073

Aug 29 2017

PAC Sweatshirt, Hoodie, Long Sleeve, and Short Sleeve Order

PAC Apparel Order

There are some New options this year: The color for the Hoodie, sweatshirt, long sleeve, and 
short sleeve this year is dark grey/Graphite with Navy and white lettering 
 
Based on 50 shirts ordered: (if less are ordered the most it will be  is $35, we need at 
least 12 hoodies and 12 LS for the price to be as stated below) 
A. Combo- Hoodie and Performance Long sleeve Shirt - $34 
B. Combo- Hoodie and Cotton Long sleeve - $33 
 
Separately: 
C. Hoodie=$22 
D. Cotton Long Sleeve Tee=$15 
E. Performance Long Sleeve tee – $16 
F.  Performance Short Sleeve tee – $12 (All players will receive practice shirt 
with registration) 
G. Crewneck Sweatshirt-$20 
 
*Performance/Dri-fit/Moisture Wicking 
 
We are ordering with 323 Sports which is a Christ based athletic wear company 
that gives back to missions. 
You can go to 323sports.com to look at what is offered.  If you are interested 
in ordering for your company, our local representative is Jonathan Peckham  
jpeckham@323sports.com 
 
I would like to have this order by Sept. 6th. 
 
Please be very specific when sending your order: Give the letter of the item you want, size(s), and quantity. 

Make checks payable to: PAC
Mail to: Jennifer Aurednik, 1357 Knott's Haven Loop, Lexington SC 29073 
 
 
-- 
Jennifer Aurednik 
Providence Athletic Club Director 
803-269-6020 
pacpanthers@windstream.net 
www.pacpanthers.com 
 
"I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ 
Jesus." 
Philippians 3:14 

Aug 29 2017

SAVE THE DATE!!!! – HOCO 2017

Save the date!
2017 PAC HOMECOMING DANCE
Saturday, October 21
7-11 pm
Baptist Collegiate Ministry
819 Main Street, Columbia

Open to all homeschoolers and their guests, 9th-12th grades only

Registration details to follow soon!

Jul 26 2017

Volleyball Tryouts

High School Volleyball tryouts will be completed on Monday, July 31.
NOTICE: We are still looking for Middle School players, grades 6-8, in order to create a 2017 Middle School Volleyball Team. Our season is August 1- October 14th.  We have a full schedule of matches and practices and would love to have more players join us!
Middle School Practice this week is Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4, and Wednesday 11:00-12:30 at the Lexington Baptist Church Family Life Center. off Main street.

Jun 06 2017

First Aid and CPR/AED Classes

First Aid and CPR/AED Classes

A parent in PAC, Ashley Graham, is an instructor in First Aid and CPR/AED certification.
She is offering to do classes for our coaches and players who would be interested in one or both.

Cost:
CPR/AED: $55
First Aid:$55
Both: $90

Possible Dates:
Friday June 23 or 30 at 5:30
Saturday June 24 or July 1 at 9:30

CPR/AED is about 3-3 1/2 hours
First Aid is about 2 hours

Student manuals- recommended (at least one per household), but not
required. $15/piece and I would need to know in advance how
many people would like a book so they can be ordered to have enough on hand.

I need all coaches and players who are interested to respond with the following information.
-CPR class or First Aid class or Both
-Dates-put every date that you are available, first one being your preference

Again they are not required but it is always good to have knowledge in First Aid and CPR.

Please contact Ashley Graham at ashleymarie1189@gmail.com, 252-227-3153 so she can know how to proceed with setting up the classes.

May 23 2017

Baseball Celebrates the 2017 Season

The Panthers held their season ending party at their normal shelter at Saluda Shoals as they celebrated the 2017 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).

The teams presented their year-end awards and discussed their seasons. The B-Team (coached by James Duke, Chris Gay and Michael Reed) finished the 2017 season with a record of 11-6.  Chandler Yoder won the defensive award for his work at shortstop and Justin Thurber won the pitching most valuable award.  Cameron Duke won the Silver Bat award which goes to the best hitter each year.  Chandler Yoder won his second award and the most important when 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 Stephen Hucks, Scott Leslie and Cole Plyler) finished the 2017 with a record of 9-10-1.  Andrew French won the defensive award (Golden Glove) for his work at short and Samuel Leslie won the pitching award.  Billy Amick won the Silver Slugger award as he set several new offensive records for the JV team.  Chris Johnson 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 2017 with a 23-10 record. Will Lawyer won the pitching MVP award and Parker Pocock won the Golden Glove award.  Danny Waller and James Reed shared the Silver Slugger award as they both had outstanding seasons at the plate.  Alex McKay won the Mr. Panther award for the first time at the varsity level.

The Panther baseball program says goodbye to nine seniors this year.

Austin “Stump” Coates graduates after playing two years at Varsity and one year for the Junior Varsity team. He earned his first baseball letter his Senior season.  Stump played outfield, third and caught several games for PAC. He absolutely crushed a double to deep left center field in the game against the Huntsville Falcons this year at NACA.  Stump was a great dugout presence, encouraging his teammates at unusually high decibels.  He leaves as a one-year letterman and a two-time state champion.  Stump also helped his team finish second in the 2016 NACA Division #2 championships and win the 2017 NACA Division #2 championship against other homeschool teams from Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama.  Stump plans to attend Coastal Carolina in the Fall.

Matthew Derrick graduates with two years at the JV level and two at Varsity. Matthew played first, outfield and pitched for the Panther team.  Matthew won the pitching award in 2016 and also was named “All Conference” as a pitcher that same year.  Matthew hit .291 his Senior season and had 21 RBI’s.  He won two state championships, one NACA Division #2 championship (2017) and a second place finish in the NACA Division #2 championships (2016).  He is heading to Charleston Southern in the Fall.

John Edens played five years of PAC baseball two at the JV level and three at Varsity. John was a very versatile player playing outfield, first, catcher and pitcher (you don’t see very many left handed catchers but John not only did it, but he did it well).  He was instrumental in the Panther’s first state championship (2015), stroking a key double late in the game to give the Panther’s the lead.  He also helped the team win the 2016 and 2017 state championships. He started in right field during the Panther’s run to the 2015 NACA Division #3 title and at catcher in capturing the 2017 NACA Division #2 title.  He also helped the Panthers finish second in the 2016 NACA division #2 championships.  He was named to second team all-conference for his work in the outfield during 2016 and second team all-conference for his work behind the plate during 2017.  John intends to run a small business when he graduates.

Cal Hucks graduates after six years in PAC baseball; playing three years each at the JV and Varsity level. He played third, outfield, pitched and even caught in one or two games.  He was named the all-conference third baseman for 2016 and 2017.  He was named to the all-tournament team in 2017 at the state championships.  He leaves with three consecutive state championships, a Division #3 (2015) and Division #2 championship (2017) at NACA and a Division #2 runner-up finish in 2016.  He was named to the NACA all-tournament team in 2017.  Cal will be studying at Clemson in the fall.

Will Lawyer played two years at JV (he lost one additional year due to injury) and one at Varsity (again he lost one additional year due to injury). Will helped coach the JV team his Junior Season while he was rehabbing from a knee injury.  Will joined the varsity team late his Junior year and helped PAC win its second straight state championship.  Will played third, first and pitched for the Panthers.  He pitched a complete game victory in the 2017 NACA Division #2 championship game.  William plans to attend Limestone in the fall.

Parker Pocock played six seasons with Panthers baseball (three at JV at three at Varsity). Parker pitched some but was best known for patrolling the outfield. Parker reacted to the ball of the bat very well and could cover great stretches of the outfield and often hauled in fly balls that looked like they would have dropped in when they were first hit.  Parker was first team all-conference in 2016 and second team all-conference in 2017 for his work in center field.  He is a three-time state champion and helped win the 2017 Division #2 and the 2015 Division #3 championships at NACA.  He also contributed heavily to the 2016 Division #2 runner-up finish at NACA.  Parker will attend UNCC in the fall.

James Reed graduates after playing one year at JV and five 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 2017 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 and 2017 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 also was second team all-conference for his work at short in 2017 and was named to the all-tournament team at NACA in 2017.  He graduates owning several Panther varsity career records such as most hits (160), most RBI’s (103) and total bases (225).   He has the strikeout record, striking out 152 opposing batters on his way to twelve pitching victories.  He is a three-time state champion, a NACA Division #3 champion (2015) and a NACA Division #2 champion (2017).  He helped the team finish second at the 2016 NACA Division #2 championships.  James is undecided on where he will attend college but hopes to play baseball wherever he goes.

Jacob Robinson played four years of Panther baseball (two at JV and two at Varsity). Jacob played outfield and made several highlight reel catches during the 2017 season.  He leaves as a two-time state champion and as the 2017 NACA Division #2 champion.  He also helped the team to a second place finish in the 2016 NACA Division #2 championships.

Danny Waller also played six years of Panther baseball; playing four at the JV level and two at Varsity. He really came into his own in his Senior Year finishing with a 7-0 pitching record giving up only nine earned runs in over twenty-four innings while striking out twenty.  He also hit .460 for the year (third place all time for a batting average over one season).  Danny played outfield, second base and pitched for PAC in 2017.  He was named all-conference as a right fielder and was named as the most valuable player of the 2017 homeschool playoffs.  Danny was also named to the 2017 NACA all-tournament team and was named as the most valuable offensive player.  He won two state championships with PAC and won the 2017 NACA Division #2 championship.  He also helped the team to a second place finish at the 2016 NACA Division #2 championships.  Danny plans to attend USC in the fall.

The program also loses two Chaplains in 2017. Kim Pocock has served as a Varsity chaplain for two years.  Clint Lawyer has served as both a Junior Varsity and Varsity Chaplain.  Clint also wrote the team’s devotions in 2017, which were a study of Godly Character out of Psalms and is already working on the team’s 2018 devotions which will study Godly Character using the Gospel of John.  Both men spoke truth into the lives of each of players and served as Godly role models.  Both men set the example by serving the program in whatever capacity they were needed, usually jumping in to help without even being asked.  Their presence will be sorely missed.

May 14 2017

Panther Baseball Captures NACA Division #2 Championship

NACA Tournament Finals (Division #2):                 Panthers – 7                       King’s Homeschool (NJ) – 2

Both King’s Homeschool (New Jersey) and Providence Athletic Club emerged from pool play at the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division #2 baseball championships in Dayton, Tennessee at 2-0. As both teams were assured of their place in the championship game and rain was quickly approaching, their pool play game was moved forward to Thursday night and re-made into the championship game.  To enable the two teams to play, NACA had to find a field as all the local fields were already taken.  They finally located a field in Chattanooga, approximately one hour away.  Both teams headed that way after evening chapel and the first pitch was finally made at 9:00 p.m.  Most of the Varsity Girls soccer team, who were playing in a tournament of their own, followed the baseball team and watched and cheered during the game even though it did not end until almost midnight and they had a game of their own on the next day.

The coin toss favored the Panthers for the first time in the tournament so they grabbed their gloves and headed out to their positions for the top of the first. The King’s lead-off batter drew a walk but was gunned down by the Panther catcher, John Edens, when he tried to steal second.  The King’s got two other runners on in the top of the first but were unable to push a run across the plate.  The Panthers came to bat and the Kings retired the first two batters without incident.  James Reed, the Panther shortstop, was walked and then Cal Hucks, the Panther third baseman, smashed a double to deep center field scoring James all the way from first.

The Kings got one runner one in the top of the second but were unable to do anything with it so the Panthers came to bat, leading 1-0. Matthew Derrick walked to begin the inning and promptly stole second base.  McKinley Proctor was hit by a pitch with one out putting Panther runners at first and second.  William Lawyer then walked to load the bases (Alex McKay came in the game as a courtesy runner for William who was the starting pitcher).  John Edens, the Panther catcher and leadoff hitter, singled to left center field to score Matthew.  McKinley rounded third on the play to aggressively and the Kings were able to get him in a rundown and tag him out.  Parker Pocock then tripled to deep right field, driving in both Alex and John.  James Reed continued the hitting parade by hitting a single to left field scoring Parker.  After two innings, the Panthers had a commanding 5-0 lead.

In the top of the third, the Kings threatened but could not score. Their first two batters singled putting runners on first and second.  The next batter grounded out to second advancing both runners one base.  The next King batter hit a hard line drive to the Panther shortstop, James Reed, who gloved it for the second out.  Neither runner was able to advance on the play.  William Lawyer then induced an inning ending groundout to James at short.  The Panthers were retired in order in their half of the frame.

The Kings finally broke through in the top of the fourth. Will got a quick ground out to begin the inning, but then walked two straight batters.  A hard grounder to James Reed at short was misplayed allowing the first run to score.  A single later in the inning plated the second run.  The Panthers were retired in order for the second straight inning making the score after four innings, Panthers 5, Kings 2.

The Kings got one batter one in the top of the fifth inning but were unable to score him. The Panthers got some much needed insurance in the bottom of the frame.  Parker Pocock singled for his second hit of the game.  James Reed flew out to center field for the first out of the inning bringing Cal Hucks to the plate.  On the third pitch of the at-bat, Cal drove the ball over the left center field fence to increase the Panther’s lead back to five runs.

Neither team scored in the sixth inning. The Kings came to bat in the top of the seventh trailing by five runs and down to their final at bat.  William was still on the mound for PAC and induced fly balls by the first two batters of the frame to the Panther left fielder (Proctor).  The Kings were down to their last chance and that chance evaporated when William struck out the final batter of the game and the Panthers were the Division #2 champions for 2017.

The Panthers had seven hits in the game. Cal Hucks had a double and a homerun and knocked in three RBI’s.  Parker Pocock tripled, singled, had two RBI’s and scored two runs.  Others with hits included John Edens, William Lawyer and James Reed.  The Panthers had eleven productive at bats falling three short of their goal of fourteen a game.

Will Lawyer started on the mound for the Panthers. He pitched a complete game, allowing two unearned runs on five hits.  He struck out seven and walked four.  He danced in and out of trouble all night but never gave in to the opposing batters.  It was a great effort in his final high school pitching performance.

Danny Waller, Cal Hucks and James Reed were named to the all-tournament team. Danny Waller received the most valuable offensive player award for the tournament and James Reed won the most valuable pitching award for his efforts against the Cincinnati Trailblazers in the first game.

The win ended the Panthers season with a 23-8 record. What a season they had.  They won their third state homeschool championship in a row and, as just noted, they won the NACA division #2 championship (several of the Seniors on this team also won the Division #3 championship in 2015).  They also tied the mark for most wins in a season.  Congratulations boys!

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