Put-in-Bay Panther Basketball Closes Weekend on High Note

Panther Basketball closes on a high note after a long weekend of home basketball games versus Horizon Jaguars and Monclova Christian Academy.  Losses in the first set of contests were salvaged by the girls team!

The boys Panthers had a rematch of Friday night’s game.  Both teams started off a bit slow as they settled into the game.  The visiting Jaguars used a strong second quarter and rode out the rest of the clock to a 30-21 victory.















Next up was the junior game; the coed Panther squad battled and took a 31-30 lead with less than two minutes to go, but Horizon closed the game on a. 6-0 run to get the 36-31 victory.

The lady Panthers then fought the Thunder from Monclova Christian.   Ava Heineman scored the game’s first six points and the ladies never looked back. The panthers won 24-11 and finished the weekend on a high note.



“I think the whole island will need a nap after this weekend, and I want to thank everyone who made this possible,” said Coach Schuffenecker.  He added, “It truly takes an island to pull off a weekend of basketball like this.”

Get Your Growl on Panthers!


Panther Basketball Extravaganza Begins

Panther boys fight hard, but they drop the first home game of the Panther Basketball Extravaganza versus the Horizon Jaguars.  In a rare night game on South Bass Island, the Panthers lose 55-46.

The visiting Jaguars came out hot and built up a 21-4 lead at the end of the first.  Coach Schuffenecker told his team to keep chipping away.

That is what the Panthers did–fighting back to bring the game score to 50-44 with 1:59 left in the second half.  The Panthers just couldn’t overcome their slow start.

Kudos to Joe Byrnes, former Put-in-Bay School Panther, for his exceptional play-by-play announcing !

The Panther Basketball Extravaganza rematch happens tomorrow with tip-off at 9am.  The boys game is followed by the junior high and girls games.

Panther Basketball Extravaganza this Weekend

Put-in-Bay School hosts a Panther Basketball extravaganza this weekend at the Jim Poulos Recreation Center.  Come join the fun and cheer on your Panthers as they face Horizon.


This weekend’s events are as follows:

Friday – all-star basketball 5:30-6:30

High School Boys vs. Horizon 7 pm.

Saturday morning features three games!  The high school boys at 9am, junior high at 10:15am, and at 11:45am the high school girls compete.

Put-in-Bay Panthers Take on Horizon and Fairport in Away Games

This week’s Panther Basketball Action

On Wednesday, January 11th, the high school boys play at Horizon Science Academy at 4:30pm

On Saturday, January 14th, there is a triple-header versus the  Fairport Harbor Skippers.  The junior high game is at 9:15am, high school girls compete at 10:30am, and the high school boys play at noon.

All games will broadcast live on the Put-in-Bay Athletic YouTube page–Also access the action with a QR Code: