Under the great leadership of Coach Phil Smith and alumnus parent Coach Shannon Parsley, our gentlemen Knights beat top rival Central Christian. It was an incredible match of intensity and skill in the regional tournament played in Fort Walton Beach. This exciting victory took them to the final four tournament for the first time since 2014. The Knights played Aletheia Christian in an exciting game last Thursday, outplaying them in time of possession, but coming up short on goals for a loss in the first round. The final match was played Saturday morning against Santa Rosa Christian, which proved victorious and ultimately placed our Knights 3rd overall in the Conference. Congratulations to our fine young men on a season well played! Great job!
It was a week of firsts for Trinitas Volleyball! The Lady Knights found themselves victorious at the Regional Tournament played in Fort Walton Beach. Defeating both Calvary Christian and West Florida Baptist, for the first time in Trinitas athletic history, these ladies hold the title of Regional Champions! The Knights made history yet again by winning the first game of the championship tournament against Christian Collegiate to advance to the final game where they played a very worthy opponent, Bayshore Christian School. The Knights stood valiantly against their rival and claimed the title of 2nd place in the 2017 Panhandle Christian Conference! These athletes have been training since summer and have spent countless hours conditioning, practicing, and preparing. Thank you to all of our parents and friends for their support, and a huge thank you to Coaches John Strickler, Holly Mattmuller, and Joy Cowart for their time and hard work preparing these ladies for victory. Job well done, ladies. Go Knights!!
All Conference Winners were announced at the Regional Tournament held at Calvary Christian School. On the Varsity Volleyball team, Miss Jillian Todd, Miss Emma Todd, Miss Alex Johnson, and Miss Mekenzie Petersen were selected as outstanding players in their field and honored with this prestigious award. On our Soccer team, Master Tucker Gregg, our team Captain, and Master Adam Strickler were awarded the coveted medal as well. These athletes represented Trinitas well and stood out as exceptional in their sport. Congratulations to all who were recognized!
Saturday, September 16th brought great competition and fine results for our Trinitas Cross Country team as they participated in the Wildcat XC Invitational. The 5K included running on grass and tackling wooded and sandy trails. Evan and Isaac Hennessey placed first and second respectively in the PCC boys division. Miss McKinley Traylor won first place overall for the girls in the Pensacola Christian Conference as well. Great job runners! You represented Trinitas beautifully against other local public and private schools.
In October of 2016, approximately 1.6 million juniors from across the country, including Trinitas, entered the National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSQT) by way of participating in the Preliminary SAT Examination, also known as the PSAT. Earlier this year we announced that one of our students, Miss McKinley Traylor, based on her performance on the PSAT exam, reached the next level of the National Merit competition. Of the entrants, 16,000 were recently selected as semifinalists and will continue in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Mr. Ron Gilley, Trinitas administrator, presented Miss Traylor with a certificate designating her as a National Merit Semifinalist…quite an honor. Congratulations!
In the twelve years juniors from Trinitas have entered the NMSQT competition by taking the PSAT, four graduates have been named National Merit Finalists with two accepting scholarships and thus becoming National Merit Scholars, and seven have been named Commended Scholars. That amounts to an outstanding eleven percent of our graduates who have been awarded the distinction of any National Merit title, six percent commended scholars and five percent finalists.
Our 2017 Varsity Soccer Team is fighting hard and playing well this season with a 3-1-1 record thus far. They were victorious last week against Calvary in Fort Walton Beach and beat Santa Rosa earlier in the week. With Bayshore in their sights for Tuesday night and a huge rematch against Aletheia scheduled for this Friday, September 15th, they’re hoping to lead the conference by the weekend. Come out to cheer for our Knights and enjoy some sweet fellowship at the tailgate gathering at Ashton Brosnaham Park Friday night. The soccer game begins at 7 PM but pizza and frozen yogurt will be available at 6 PM. Go Knights!
What a race! Over 130 runners represented almost twenty schools at the Patriot Invitational. Within our Panhandle Christian Conference, McKinley Traylor placed first among the young ladies with Evan Hennessy, Isaac Hennessey, and Tucker Gregg taking first, third, and fourth places among the young men respectively. Well done Knights!
After a summer of hard preparations and early practices, the Trinitas Varsity and Junior Varsity lady knights have seen much success on the court. Their tournament performance was award winning and their battles against Central Christian, Calvary Baptist, Santa Rosa Christian and Aletheia have all proven victorious. May this winning streak continue as they seek to bring home the PCC title this year!
We bid farewell to our old monogram this school year and welcome the new and improved Trinitas “T” logo. Thankfully, our old logo shirts and sweaters will be worn and enjoyed by many children at a school in Guatemala. Donnie and Shay Peterson, from Pine Summit Baptist Church, are taking the uniforms with them on a mission trip in July. What a blessing they will be for the young people in the school their church helps support.
Congratulations to all of the young ladies selected to participate in the 2017 Trinitas Volleyball team! Varsity: Summer Gregg, Emily Hadding, Alex Johnson, Mekenzie Petersen, Cate Price, Erica Radcliffe, Eryn Riesberg, Jillian Todd, and Emma Todd. Junior Varsity: Eliana Adler, Jessica Croley, Abby Hadding, Morgan Petersen, Amanda Schwartz, Grace Tenniswood, Brooklyn Weihenmayer, and Catherine Zepp These ladies have been working hard with early practices and learning various drills. The first game is planned for mid August so plan to come cheer on our Lady Knights!