The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams swept through the Kentucky Christian Schools Athletic Association state tournament last weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. The two-day tournament showcased some of the best Christian school talent in the state in three divisions, with the Rams coming out on top in the Class 2A division.
The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg volleyball team split four matches in the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association state tournament, held Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.
The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg honored two seniors on Senior Night, held Feb.1.
Nikki Bowman, who plays volleyball and softball, and Nathan Pitzer, who plays basketball and soccer, were honored.
Unfortunately for the Rams, both the volleyball and basketball teams suffered close losses.
Senior night started with a varsity volleyball game between the Lady Rams and the Tabernacle Christian Academy Torches. The first game didn’t go well for the Lady Rams, as the Torches, with several service aces, won 25 – 9.
The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ middle school basketball team continues their winning ways. Saturday, the team won twice.
In the first game, the Rams played Fox Creek Christian Church. Christian Academy opened a 12-7 lead at the half. Michael Secen and Dillon Harper posted all nine CAL points in the third period, and the Rams led 21 – 13, before going on to a 31-24 win.
Michael Secen led CAL’s scoring with eight points. Dillon Harper added seven; Nathan Bain and Hunter Wells contributed six each. Chandler Royalty had four points.
The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg volleyball team continues to improve. The junior varsity squad has added wins over Nelson County Baptist and Madison Christian Academy, making their record 3-1. The varsity squad (0-6), which includes several JV players, hasn’t quite come together yet, but the signs are all there.
The Lady Rams hosted Nelson County Baptist on Nov. 23 at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church. In the JV match, CAL was resilient, winning several points on long rallies and defeating Nelson County 2-0.
The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams junior varsity and varsity basketball teams are coached by Karl Pitzer and Cory Robinson. The varsity team is led by junior Zach Gray, whose exuberance infects the team and the crowd. The JV squad leaders are sophomores Mathew Robinson and Forest Bowman, while eighth-grader Dillon Harper brings excitement from outside the 3-point arc. Of the 15 players for JV and varsity combined, six are new to Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg basketball. These teams are a blend of old and new, and the chemistry works well.
With seven returning players, including four starters, expectations are high for Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg basketball in 2010-11.
The Rams have already gotten their season underway, splitting their first two games, in a year when the Rams will be playing two Australian national teams and several of the top Christian school teams in Kentucky.
Christian Academy will also be playing Kentucky School for the Deaf, a public school.
Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg seniors Nathan Pitzer and Xavier O'Neil turned in a Senior Day to remember as the Rams defeated Cumberland Christian Home Educators on Sept. 25.
O'Neil had a big game controlling the midfield and distributing the ball to his teammates. Pitzer tallied a pair of goals and two assists.
Pictured during Senior Day activities are, from left: Cristi Pitzer, Nathan Pitzer, Karl Pitzer, Xavier O'Neil, Patrick O'Neil and Alicia O'Neil.