2011-01-14 / Sports

Scholars’ Wins Peninsula League Volleyball Title

By Sheniece Ramsaroop

PS/MS 114 and Scholars’ gather together after the game. PS/MS 114 and Scholars’ gather together after the game. On January 7, the Scholars’ Academy Seawolves defeated P.S./M.S. 114 in the Middle School Girls Volleyball Championship game. The score of the first match was 25-16, and the score of the final and deciding match was 25-21 in favor of the Seawolves. PS/MS 114 played very competitively, and in fact had the lead in both of the matches. The winning point was made by eighth-grader Kayla Kilgallen, when she spiked the ball over the net. The team had an unbelievable, undefeated season.

The Peninsula Athletic League started by the Scholars’ Academy in 2005 for boys basketball. This ‘community building’ league promotes competition and fosters familiarity among children from different neighborhoods. The league has grown to include sports such as boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, wrestling and lacrosse. Many of the schools have also started cheerleading programs. Mr. Lunati, Scholars’ Academy athletic director, said the league will expand to include boys volleyball.

“For the first time in many years, children from across the peninsula are able to compete in middle school sports.

A significant signature aspect of this league is that after each game, both teams intermingle and share lunch together in the host school’s cafeteria,” said Scholars’ Academy Principal Brian O’Connell.

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