Last night in the Madison Academy gymnasium the Booster Club provided a light dinner and the coaches gave out awards to their players. At the conclusion of the event, Sarah Adalla and Ian Petersen were announced as the Madison Academy Athletes of the year. This event was live streamed for those who could not attend in person. To see the archived program go to our Madison Academy Online channel on youtube channel.
West Academy competed with Madison Academy for the Tennessee Christian Athletics Association [TNCAA] championship on the campus of Madison Academy, the host for this year’s soccer tournament Monday night at 6:00 pm after the original game and time got rescheduled because of weather concerns. Madison scored first in the opening minutes of the match however West scored the equalizer shortly thereafter. Madison went ahead later in the game scoring another two goals. West continued to attack and was awarded a penalty kick and another kick just in front of the goal to tie the game. The teams ended regulation play tied at 3-3. The game was extended with two ten minute periods and a five-minute intermission. The first overtime period was scoreless but West Academy scored 3 goals in the second overtime period and won the championship 6-3. The Madison Academy team played with heart and played well through adversity.
In a windy, overcast day, the first round of the Tennessee Christian Athletics Association was played at Madison Academy. The first match was between Madison and Lancaster Academy. Ian Petersen scored the first goal of the match shortly after the game began. The teams battled for the rest of the first period before Lancaster scored the equalizer towards the end of the 1st period. In the final period, the Knights scored three unanswered goals and won 4-1.
Last week the Knights competed with Dayspring Academy and won that match 8-2.
In a rare pleasant evening game, the Madison soccer team traveled to Dayspring Academy and won the match 5-2. The tennis team had a double header playing West Academy and later Dayspring Academy winning 8 out of the 14 matches. For full details go to the MA-MCE Athletics web page.
The soccer match yesterday with United Christian Academy at their school was moved up an hour to try and get the game in before a rainstorm arrived. The teams were able to play however Madison lost 4-3. The Knight player to score all three goals was Ian Petersen: one penalty kick and assists from Ryan Downs and Spencer Boskind.
For all the schedules and scores for our soccer and tennis teams go to knighthawks athletics.
On Tuesday, in an indoor tennis match with Mount Judea High School, the Madison Academy team won 2-0. On the same day, the soccer team played at home competing against Pleasant View Christian but lost 4-1.
The girl’s varsity team defeated the Franklin Road Christian girls in an away game 35-30. The Lady Knights finish the year with a 14-2 record and 9-3 tournament record. In the Andrews University Tournament, the girls played into the championship game but lost to the defending Michiana team from last year.
The boy’s varsity team finished strong by playing well in the Andrews Tournament and finishing in 4th place in the Division II bracket. The team played its last game at FRC and won. They finished the year with a 5-11 overall record and 5-8 in tournament play.
The Madison Academy basketball teams are headed to Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan to participate in the Newmeyer Classic 2017. The 11 member girls team is led by Coach Perkins and Sonja Underwood. Their overall record this year is 13-2. The tournament begins on Thursday, February 2 and the Lady Knights playing two games [10:20a-GCA; 8:50p-AJC] with at least one more [9:50a-CA] on Friday.
The Knights, coached by Alex Adams begin their play at 12:40p-GRS and again at 7:40-ARB. Here is a link to the AU Basketball Tournament schedule. All times listed in this article are CST, however on the AU pdf the times are EST.