Through hard work, desire, determination, dedication, and more hard work, our girls and boys volleyball teams were able to defeat the very best, large middle schools in New York City.
Our girls played in the semi-finals against Bay Academy. The match was even at 1 game each and the score was 13-13 in the 3rd and final game. Our Panthers came up with some big clutch plays to take the game 15-13 and win the match. Later in the day, they played Mark Twain, the number one team in the city, in the finals. Our girls lost game 1, score 25-23. They won the second game and Martina served out the final game winning again by a score of 15-13. A huge celebration broke out as our girls won their first championship in 4 years.
Our top rank boys team destroyed Mark Twain in the semis 2 games to 0. Later in the day, Snigdho, Alex, Euklind, Wilson, Gabriel, Anas, and the rest of the boys crushed Bay Academy 2 games to 0 in the championship game. The boys won their 5th championship in 7 years. P.S. 226 showed a huge amount of heart in defeating such a great opponent. What a great day for our school! Go Panthers, go!
Mr. Pratt is now looking for focused, determined, dedicated and hard-working students for our after school basketball program.