MERCERSBURG, PA. --- Peddie track and field brought home third-place finishes at Saturday's 2017 Mid-Atlantic Prep League Indoor Track and Field Championship. The Falcons collected five individual titles and some milestones along the way at Mercersburg Academy's newly-opened Hale Field House.
Juniors Christos Katsifis in the 152-pound class and Rob Ladd (160) and postgrad TJ Rayam (285) are heading to the 82nd National Prep Wrestling Championships at Lehigh University on Friday, Feb 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28.
The Peddie boys' basketball team picked a bad time to go cold from the field as the Falcons dropped a 70-54 decision to St. Benedict's Prep in the NJISAA Prep A semifinals on Thursday at the Erik B. Hanson Field House. Junior Terrell Prince did bring some heat and drained six 3-pointers on the way to a team-high 22 points.
Junior Natalie Stralkus scored 24 points and freshman Janayshia Brown added 18 and the No. 3 seed Peddie raced past No. 2 Kent Place, 57-41, on Thursday afternoon in Summit. The victory propels the Falcons into the finals of the NJISAA Prep A Tournament Championship for the third time since Sarah Venanzi took over the head coaching position in 2012. They will play Blair Academy in Blairstown on Saturday with the tipoff slated for 4:00 p.m.