Ever since the start of PSN two years ago we have always strive to be the best. Since then we had continued to expand. The first year we existed we were chosen as one of the top three broadcasting in the nation. We were NFHS Select Broadcasting School last year, and this is our first year of being one of the only three elite schools in Alabama. We had implemented a lot of improvements to our live stream since we started 2 years ago. The implementation of our switcher board was probably our first big leap toward being the best. PSNstant Replay was something we always wanted to do since last year. Mr. Ricky Nicholson, our lead technology researcher and eye candy, has tried to implement this feature last year during the first game of the Softball Regional in Gulf Shores, but that prototype of the PSNstant replayed did not work the way we wanted so we just discarded the idea until now. The week of our game against Pike county we have been pursuing a new way to do instant replay Mr. Kevin Zheng worked on it all week and into the next to get everything working and when Kahari McRenolds made a touchdown on a kickoff return against Opp we had the first chance to showcase our new technology, the PSNstant replay. Our next big improvement we would love to have is our new sideline cameras. If anyone would like to graciously donate to our GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/PantherSportsNetwork we could be one step closer to getting it and showcasing it on our live stream.
Geneva opened the season by going 2-2 at the Kingston Amelia Rhoades Tournamnet on August 24th. In pool play, the Panthers beat New Brockton 26-24, 26-24 and Zion Chapel 25-18, 25-22 and lost to Kinston 25-13, 25-18. They lost in the semifinals to Opp 25-18, 25-19.
Geneva improved to 4-2 on the season, downing Goshen on Monday, August 26th home 18-25, 27-29, 19-25, and Samson on Tuesday, August 27th on the road, 25-16, 25-18, 25-21.
Daydee Holt has five aces, five kills, and five digs, Chloe Nance had seven kills and five assists and Madison Johnson three aces, four kills and 12 assists. Emma Griffin had the team highs of nine kills and 10 digs. Addyson Martin and Shelby Hammock both had four kills and Hammock also had three digs. Pazley Lamb had three aces and Six digs and Camryn Sanders has two kills.
Since then, the Panthers are now 4-3 by losing to Houston Academy on September 5th in Dothan. Geneva’s rough day started from its opening serve, which went into the net. Two straight Panther hitting errors on kill attempts – one going long out of bounds, the other out of bounds on the side – gave HA a quick 3-0 lead. The Panthers closed to 12-7 off a couple of HA errors, but the Raiders ripped off 13 straight points to finish it out 25-7.
Houston Academy grabbed a quick 2-0 lead to start the second set with Nelson earning an ace on one of the points. The Raiders extended the margin to 5-1, but Geneva, in one of its better spurts on the day, came back to tie it at 6-6. An ace by Daydee Holt and a nicely placed two-hand touch shot to HA’s back end by Addyson Martin sparked Geneva.
Madison Johnson led Geneva with four assists and three kills and Chloe Nance had four kills and two assists. Emma Griffin had two kills and Holt had the lone ace. Houston Academy ended up winning in three sets, 25-7, 25-10, 25-9.
The Panthers play Straughn next on Tuesday, September 10th at 4:00pm in Geneva.