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Panther basketball wins COSSA for third straight year

Panther basketball wins COSSA for third straight year

The PECI Sr Boys Basketball team captured its third straight COSSA silver medal. In the semi-final game, Friday, the team matched up against the #1 seed from Kawartha, the Holy Cross Hurricanes.  In a re-match of last year’s COSSA Championship game, the Panthers used their tough half court defence to stifle the Crusader attack. Led [...]

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Silver medal Panthers advance to COSSA

Story and photos by Mike Pothier PECI Panther hockey players are off to COSSA (Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics) seeded #1 in the AA/A tournament after winning the silver medal in the Bay of Quinte Tournament Tuesday against the Saint Theresa Secondary School Titans. The Panther’s are to be in action 10:30 a.m. Monday March [...]

Panther’s puck drops Tuesday for Bay of Quinte championships

Panther’s puck drops Tuesday for Bay of Quinte championships

Story and photos by Mike Pothier The puck will drop at 9 a.m. for PECI’s Panther Girls Hockey team competiting at the Bay of Quinte championships Tuesday, Feb. 24th in Trenton. First game is against the East Northumberland Blue Dragons. The Panthers beat the Dragons in a close match – 2-1 score earlier this month. [...]

Calling Sunday’s Oscars – sometimes almost right

Calling Sunday’s Oscars – sometimes almost right

S0 – to the people who noticed I have been an infrequent contributor of late. A variety of things ranging from some serious health stuff to just needing to catch my breath, away from this column, resulted in my absence. I am excited to write again and feel there are some good films to talk [...]

Wins all round for PECI athletes

Wins all round for PECI athletes

PECI athlete highlights for the past week include the Senior Boys Basketball team qualifying for COSSA for the sixth straight year; Girls hockey earning three out of a possible four points, and the curling team with a convincing 8 – 1 win over Nicholson. PECI’s Senior Boys end their regular season with a 9 – [...]

Panther Hoops registration now OPEN!

Panther Hoops registration now OPEN!

THE DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE AND ELITE LEAGUE WILL BE DIVIDED BASED ON GENDER. IT’S AN EXCITING IMPROVEMENT TO OUR PROGRAM THAT WILL ALLOW ALL PLAYERS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE AND DEVELOP AT THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL! – Photos courtesy Phil Norton LEAGUE DESCRIPTIONS NOVICE LEAGUE (GRADES K – 2): The emphasis of this league is on introducing basketball to [...]

Panther girls have grit needed to go the distance

Panther girls have grit needed to go the distance

Story and photos by Mike Pothier PECI’s Panther Girls 2015 players could be the school’s first girls hockey team to compete at OFSAA – if all continues to go well. “We have a chance,” said head coach Laurie Spencer, director of athletics at PECI. “This year is the first year in a while that the [...]

Bird is the word

Bird is the word

Next week will be my Oscars column and in preparation for that, I went to see Birdman which may or may not get Michael Keaton a Best Actor award.  He’s definitely good in it. In fact he’s the best part but is it enough?  And what is it?  That’s the question. There appear to be [...]

Sarah French with Ingemann, in Nicaragua, who sells queen bees to local farmers to help improve the honey every year.

Picton’s Sarah French will get wheels turning for women of Ghana

Sarah French plans to get the wheels turning on a project to help “GROW” opportunities for rural women. French spent seven months in Nicaragua as an intern last year to work with farmers on sustainable development projects and witnessed the toll of poverty on its citizens, especially women. As a student at PECI, she was [...]

St. John Therapy Dogs help relieve stress of exams at PECI

St. John Therapy Dogs help relieve stress of exams at PECI

As student prepared to write their semester final exams, many were surprised to be greeted by a team of five therapy dogs and their handlers from St. John Ambulance. “The dogs are wonderful.  They provide a comfort and help their interaction with our students help to relieve stress and anxiety. We are grateful for their [...]

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