2016-17 review

Posted on June 29, 2017

Penn High School Athletics teams continued to stand tall on the Indiana High School Athletic Association landscape, as the Kingsmen combined for an 81 percent winning percentage (537-120-6) in 19 sports.

A total of 1,052 students competed in the Penn Athletics program.

In addition to winning in the arena of competition, the Kingsmen Student-Athletes also excelled in the classroom, combining for a cumulative Grade-Point Average of 3.54 (on a scale of 4.0).

Girls Soccer, coached by Jeff Hart, highlighted an exceptional 2016-2017 showing by Kingsmen teams with a State Championship, the first in Program history.

Baseball, coached by Greg Dikos, competed in the State Championship Game for the fifth time in Program history, and finished as state runner-up.

Two Penn student-athletes earned one of the IHSAA’s top honors in the 2016-17 school year. Lexi Marks (Girls Soccer) and Trevor Waite (Baseball) earned the prestigious IHSAA Mental Attitude Award in their respective sports.

Penn also dominated in the Northern Indiana Conference, accomplishing a combined 92 percent winning percentage (260-22).

Highlights for the 2016-17 school year include:

  • Penn teams earned 15 Sectional Championships in 19 IHSAA Championship Tournaments.
  • The Kingsmen hoisted a Regional Championship Trophy in eight sports.
  • Penn won two Semi-State Championships.
  • Penn teams combined to win 14-of-19 Northern Indiana Conference Championships.

Last Modified March 31, 2022