Panther Volleyball is open
to boys and girls in grades 5-8. The team is managed by Mr. Gargiulo and Mrs.
Raleigh. For schedules, directions and team info,
CYO BASKETBALL: (Winter)
CYO Basketball is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8 who attend either The
Academy of Our Lady of Peace or Our Lady of Peace Parish.
Click here to go to the official OLP CYO Basketball Web site.
CROSS COUNTRY (Fall) and TRACK AND FIELD (Spring):
Country is open to all students in Grades 3 to 8. Practices will be held on
the nearby exercise track. The team is managed by Mr. G and Mrs. Raleigh. For schedules,
directions and team info,
Track is open to all students in Grades Kindergarten to 8. Our students
train for short, middle and long distance (1 mile) events as well as the long
jump, shot-put and turbo javelin. The team is managed by
Mr. Gargiulo and Mrs. Raleigh. For
schedules, directions and team info,
Grades K to 2: Parent coaches are needed. There will be 5 practices on
Mondays starting early April from 3:00-4:15pm. Student runners will be
invited to all weekend meets in April and May.
Grades 3 to 8: Practices will be held on Fridays from 3:00-4:30pm. We
will need 2 or 3 parent or high school volunteers. Practices will start in
late March and our meets will take place on the weekends of April and May.
SOFTBALL: (Spring - Girls only)
Girls in Grades 6 to 8 are invited to tryout for this team. Practices will be
held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays starting in early March. Tryouts will
be held after two practices.
Please let the
coaches know if your child cannot attend a game or meet so that we can plan
accordingly. You can call the office, send in a note, or email
Thank you for your cooperation.
Congratulations to our
Panther Varsity Team for winning the AOLP 2nd Annual Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, Oct. 13th!
Academy Panthers Hit the Course Running in
Cross Country 2011
This fall twenty students from Grades 3 to 8 joined the Academy’s Cross
Country Team and participated in four meets, each time coming home with
several medals. The meets in October and November were hosted by Our Lady of
Sorrows, Holy Trinity, St. Elizabeth’s Bernardsville and Assumption School.
At each of these meets Academy runners placed in the top 15 - bringing home
an average of 6 medals each time. The boys and girls are scored separately
as well as by grade (3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th.)
The distances increase for the older grades starting at .75 miles for 3rd
and 4th graders to 1.6 miles for 7th and 8th graders.
We are very proud of the Cross Country team for their hard work and
dedication. It is not easy to run these longer distances with so many other
children jockeying for position as well as the tougher terrain they had to
navigate. We look forward to another successful track season next fall! Go
Academy Panther Volleyball Continues to Grow and Roar
Once again a very enthusiastic and large number (41 to be exact) of Academy
Middle School students came out for volleyball this past fall. This year was
the first year that we joined the GIL League and we also formed an
Intramural team both consisting of mixed boys and girls’ varsity and junior
The GIL League was made up of eight Catholic elementary schools from the
Archdiocese of Newark. There were 16 games scheduled in the short season but
the Panthers persevered and made it to the League's Final Four after beating
Our Lady of Sorrows 2 games to none at their South Orange gym in the
quarter-finals. The Panthers then had to play the number one seeded St.
Joe's squad in the semi-finals at the Mount St. Dominic’s gymnasium in
Caldwell on Saturday, November 12th. Unfortunately, a nervous start in Game
1 and a better-played Game 2 was not enough to beat St. Joe’s which went on
to win the Championship match against Good Shepherd Academy of Irvington.
The Academy Panthers finished the season (including playoffs) with a record
of 9 wins and 7 losses. Their improvement throughout the season speaks to
their spirit and character. The coaches, Mr. Gargiulo and Mrs. Raleigh, once
again want to congratulate them on their hard work and dedication.
The Intramural team played against St. Elizabeth’s of Bernardsville,
Morristown’s Assumption School and St. Patrick’s of Chatham. Our athletes
came a long way from their first game at Assumption. The parents and
coaches, Mr. Gargiulo and Mrs. Raleigh, enjoyed watching the team improve
tremendously and ended the season with two victories against St. Patrick’s
in a very decisive way. We are very proud of their success and look forward
to a successful season next year.
In closing, the coaches also want to thank the parents of the Intramural and
GIL volleyball teams for their support, their endless driving to games and
their attendance at our matches. We look forward to some more great
volleyball next year!
Academy Panthers Track and Field run in the
New Providence 5K Run
Congratulations to all of our Panther Track Team members who came out to run the
NP 5K Race on May 9th, 2009! You were all awesome!
Click here to see
May 2009 - The Academy
Track and Field Team competed in its first ever meet at Assumption in Whippany
Park. It was a very windy and chilly day, but that didn't stop our students from
doing their best! We came home with 14 medals! Way to go Panthers!
Panthers Track and Field Team Compete in the
30th Annual Holy Trinity Meet