Superintendent of Perry Township Schools
Perry Township Schools wishes to congratulate and recognize the efforts and commitments of its student-athletes. The following column is a celebration of Perry Meridian High School and Middle School fall sports. Next week’s article will focus on Southport High and Middle Schools fall sports.
Perry Meridian High School
The girls golf team won the Marion County championship for first time in school history, and junior Alex Quinlan was the medalist. All-County honors went to her, senior Erika Shellenberger and junior Annie Eisenbarth. Erika won a sectional medalist and has been named All-Conference Indiana and All-State by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports.
The unranked boys soccer team shocked the state by advancing to the final four. The Falcons beat defending state champion Center Grove to win a regional title for the first time since 1997. At semistate they shut out perennial power and No. 4 North Central before losing to Evansville Memorial in the championship game.
The squad was led by a strong nucleus of seniors, including Noah Nash on defense and Timmy Annee on offense.
The boys tennis team won another sectional title and was led by second team All-State freshman Sajin Smith and Indiana All-Star Devon Amos, a senior. The team also excelled in the classroom with Brian Carpenter being named to the All-State academic team and Amos as honorable mention.
The volleyball squad won a fourth consecutive sectional title behind the play of All-County selection Caitie Baird.
Four runners on the girls cross-country team advanced to the regional meet: Olivia LeMasters, Kayla O’Brian, Triniti Spurgeon and Hallie Mills; LeMasters advanced to semistate.
The boys cross-country squad placed forth in its sectional to advance to regionals. Chris Switzer and Alex Rozzell advanced to semistate.
Junior football player D’Andre Miles was honored for his performance with the Fox59 FastTrack Mechanical Play of the Week and BDN Sports/1070 Student Athlete of the Week.
Perry Meridian Middle School
The seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams were crowned Marion County champs – the first time for any school to win both tournaments – to highlight a successful fall sports season. Both teams finished their seasons with 19-1 records.
The seventh-grade football team flirted with perfection by winning its first eight games before finishing 9-1, an indication that Falcon football has a bright future.
Most of our athletes are taking a much-needed break before participating in winter sports. Boys basketball starts Nov. 16, while the remainder of the winter sports won’t begin competition until after winter break.
We are so proud of all of our fall teams. In addition to those mentioned above, all of our athletes experienced success. Great job Falcons!