Week in Sports: Week of April 3


Christina Giovanazi

Junior Ashlee Kothenbeutel jumps over the bar with height to spare in the high jump. Kothenbeutel tied for second place with a height of 4’10” at the IAAM A Conference home meet on Wednesday, April 5.

Softball — Monday, Friday

The softball team continued their winning streak with two games last week. They played at home against Seton Keough on Monday, April 3, and won 18-6. Then, they travelled to McDonogh on Friday, April 7, and won 24-13.

Senior catcher Erica James isn’t surprised by these victories or the team’s current undefeated record. “We have a very talented group of girls this year, and I expected us to do very well from the beginning,” James said. “We’re always staying focused and positive, [and] we’ve really tried to come together not as a team, but as a family.”

Women’s Lacrosse — Tuesday, Friday

The women’s lacrosse team travelled to Glenelg Country on Tuesday, April 4, and lost with a close score of 15-16. They played Hereford High School at home on Friday, April 7, and lost 5-12.

Badminton — Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

The women’s badminton team had a packed schedule this week, playing three matches. The first match on Monday, April 3, brought the team to Maryvale where they won 5-2. Then, on Wednesday, April 5, they traveled to St. Timothy’s and won the match 6-1. Their final game of the week was at home on Friday, April 7, and they beat Institute of Notre Dame 7-0.

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field — Wednesday, Friday

The women’s outdoor track and field team hosted their only home meet of the season on Wednesday, April 5, hosting Archbishop Spalding, Maryvale, and Mount de Sales. Although this meet was not scored, several girls beat season records, including junior Chika Chuku who tied her own school record in the 200 meter dash.

The team travelled to West Chester University to compete in the Golden Ram High School Invitational on Friday, April 7. The team’s performances were not scored, but junior Ashlee Kothenbeutel placed second in the 100 meter hurdles, senior Adria Pirozzi placed sixth in the 1600 meter, junior Rosemary Gillam placed third in high jump, and Chuku placed second in 300 meter hurdles. Also, the 800 meter relay of Gillam, Pirozzi, junior Laura Amrhein, and senior Emily Stancliff placed third.

Junior Rosemary Gillam is impressed by the team’s performance in spite of the weather during the invitational. “It was really cold, but it was bearable until it was hard to keep your muscles warm enough to run to your best,” she said. “I was really struggling with high jump, my legs were just too cold to do any springing.”

Baseball — Monday, Wednesday, Friday

On Monday, April 3, the baseball team played at home against Mount Saint Joseph and won with a close score of 6-5. They played another home game on Wednesday, April 5, against Archbishop Curley and won 8-5. They ended the week at Loyola on Friday, April 7, and lost 3-8.

Men’s Lacrosse — Tuesday, Thursday

On Tuesday, April 4, the men’s lacrosse team travelled to St. Paul’s and lost 4-17. They played a home game on Thursday, April 6, against Perryville High School and finished with a 15-3 win. Fans attending this home game wore green to raise awareness about Lymes Disease as part of senior Shaun Vine’s Senior Project.

Golf — Monday, Wednesday

The golf team travelled to Archbishop Curley’s home course on Monday, April 3, and beat them 18.5-2.5. They played at their home course on Wednesday, April 5, against St. Mary’s and won 13-8.

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field — Tuesday, Friday

The men’s outdoor track and field team hosted the first MIAA B Conference Group Meet of the season on Tuesday, April 4. The other teams included Beth Tfiloh, Glenelg Country, Severn, St John’s, St. Mary’s, and St. Vincent Pallotti. This meet was not scored.

The team traveled with the women’s team to West Chester University on Friday, April 7, for the Golden Ram High School Invitational. Although team scores were not recorded, notable performances came from junior David Pajerowski, who placed second in pole vault with a height of 10’6”, and junior Druw Van der Werff, who finished eighth in discus with a distance of 121’4”.

Men’s Tennis — Tuesday

The men’s tennis team hosted their first match of the season on Tuesday, April 4, and lost 2-3. However, both doubles teams won their individuals matches. Seniors Andrew Kappel and Daniel Robinson won 2-1, and juniors Stevie Lutche and Hunter Peverley won 3-0.

Christina Giovanazi is a Sports Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.