Spring Sports

Spring Sports

Athletics News

List of 4 news stories.

  • August Athletics Update

    Fall Sports are underway. While we are all very excited, please know that we are all being very cautious as well.
    Coach Cooney and the Cheerleaders will begin practice on Monday, August 10th. Registration for Cheerleading is open until August 9th and can be completed through the Sports Registration page. The Varsity Cheerleaders will perform at all of the Varsity Football games and follow the football schedule below. Middle School Cheerleaders will perform at the home Middle School games. If you are interested in joining the squad, please reach out to Coach Cooney at cheerleading@pinecrestacademy.org.
    Cross Country
    Coach Brown and the Varsity Cross Country team will kick off their season with a meet on August 22nd at Westminster, while Coach Hendron and the Middle School team will travel to Horizon Christian. Practice is already underway, but it is not too late to join the team. Registration will remain open until August 7th. Please reach out to Coach Brown for more information at crosscountry@pinecrestacademy.org
    8/22 @ 8:00 AM@ Westminster8/22 @ 9:15 AM@ Horizon Christian
    9/12 @ 7:30 AM@ Milton9/12 @ 10:45 AM@ Winder-Barrow
    9/19 @ 8:00 AM@ Apalachee 9/19 @ 10:15 AM@ Apple Hawkins
    10/3 @ 8:00 AM@ Asics Invitational9/26 @ 12:00 PM @ Darlington
    10/17 @ 8:00 AM@ Pickens10/3 @ 1:50@ Asics Invitational
    TDB@ Region Meet10/8 @ TBD@ Metro 10 Championship
    11/7 @ 8:00 AM
    @ State Meet
    (Carrollton, GA)
    10/17 @ 10:30@ Domino Dash
    *Schedule is subject to change
    We are pleased to announce that Coach Kathy Vail will be joining Coach Lee Anderson as our Assistant Fencing Instructor. Coach Vail is the Head Coach and owner of Dunwoody Fencing Club. To see Coach Vail’s full bio, click HERE. Coach Vail brings phenomenal experience to our team, and in the words of our own previous coach, Dr. Chad Morris, “She is awesome. She is the person who taught me to coach, and I still work with her. She has great results both in high school and nationally, helping students excel and continue fencing in college.” Coach Anderson and Coach Vail are hoping to welcome new fencers to the team. Practice is scheduled to begin on August 18th. If you are interested in joining our fencing team or learning more about this growing sport, please contact Coach Anderson at fencing@pinecrestacademy.orgRegistration is open until August 17th. We will publish the fencing schedule soon. 
    Your Varsity and Middle School Football teams are working hard preparing for their 2020 schedules. The boys are looking good and excited about the season. If you are interested in joining the Football team or would like more information about the program, please contact Coach Coury at football@pinecrestacademy.org. We hope to see you all in the stands this Fall.
    8/28 @ 7:30 PMHarvester Christian  
    9/4 BYE WEEK9/3 @ 4:30 PMKing’s Way
    9/11 @ 7:30 PMHearts Academy9/10 @ 4:30 PM
    @ Community Christian
    (Stockbridge, GA)
    9/18 @ 7:30 PM@ Johnsons Ferry Christian (at Lake Point, Cartersville)9/17 @ 4:30 PM
    @ Cherokee Christian
    (Canton, GA)
    9/25 @ 7:30 PM@ Peachtree Academy (Covington, GA)9/24 @ 4:30 PMYoung Americans Christian
    10/2 @ 7:30 PMMonsignor Donovan10/1 @ 4:30 PMGeorgia Force
    10/9 @ 7:30 PMLanier Christian10/8 @ 4:30 PM
    @ Peachtree Academy
    (Covington, GA)
    10/16 @ 7:30 PMDominion Christian10/15 @ 4:30 PMBYE WEEK
    10/23 @ 7:30 PMHorizon Christian10/22 @ 4:30 PMLanier Christian 
    10/30 @ 7:30 PMFidelis Christian  
    11/6 @ 7:30 PM
    @ Unity Christian
    (Rome, GA)
    *Schedule is subject to change
    Coach Bohn and Coach Meyer will begin Varsity and Middle School Volleyball Practice on August 6th. The Varsity team is looking for a few more young ladies to fill out the roster. If you would like to learn more about Volleyball, please contact Coach Bohn at volleyball@pinecrestacademy.orgRegistration closes Friday, August 7th. 
    8/22 @ 8:00 AM@ North Gwinnett8/24 @ 4:00 PM@ Whitefield
    9/1 @ 5:00 PMLakeview Academy8/27 @ 4:00 PMFellowship
    9/8 @ 5:00 PM@ Mt. Bethel9/1 @ 4:00 PM@ Mt. Paran
    9/10 @ 5:30 PM@ Lakeview Academy9/8 @ 4:00 PMMt. Pisgah
    9/15 @ 5:00 PMPisgah & Fellowship9/10 @ 4:00 PMSt. Francis
    9/22 @ 5:00 PM@ The Weber School9/16 @ 4:00 PM@ North Cobb Christian
    10/1 @ 6:00 PM@ Mt. Pisgah9/17 @ 4:00 PM@ Kings Ridge
    10/3 @ 12:00 PM@ Mt. Bethel9/24 @ 4:00 PMMt. Bethel
    10/6 @ 6:00 PM@ Mt. Vernon9/28 @ 4:00 PM@ Mt. Vernon
    10/8 @ 5:00 PM@ Mt Vernon10/3 @ 10:00 AMWalker
    10/9 TBDRegion TBD10/5-8 TBDMetro10 Championship
    *Schedule is subject to change
    Winter Sports Registration
    Winter Sports registration will open on Monday, August 10th. Sports include Middle School Tennis, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Swimming, and Wrestling. Please click the Sports Registration link to sign up. 
    If you have any questions please contact our coaches:
    Fall Sports Pictures
    We will have Fall Sports pictures for Football, Cheerleading, Cross Country, and Volleyball on Saturday, August 15th. (Fencing and Middle School Tennis will have pictures at a later date - stay tuned). Be on the lookout in the Portal for the online order directions, or click HERE
    8:30 AM - Varsity Football
    9:00 AM - Middle School Football 
    9:30 AM - Varsity Cheerleading
    9:45 AM - Middle School Cheerleading
    10:00 AM - Fall Senior Group
    10:45 AM - Varsity Cross Country
    11:00 AM - Middle School Cross Country
    11:15 AM - Varsity Volleyball
    11:30 AM - Middle School Volleyball
    Athletics Hall of Fame Update
    While we usually hold our annual Hall of Fame induction in the Fall surrounding Homecoming, we have decided to delay the ceremony until the Spring. This decision was made based on the current COVID-19 restrictions. We want to be able to celebrate our inductees properly and invite the community to honor these individuals properly. We do not feel that is possible this Fall. Please keep your eyes open for updates regarding the Spring ceremony.
    Questions about Pinecrest Athletics?  Contact Coach Coury at scoury@pinecrestacademy.org.
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  • School Portraits and Fall Sports Team Pictures

    It's hard to believe it's time to talk about school portraits and fall athletic portraits for the 2020-2021 school year!  Bryan White Photography + Art has been our official school photographer since June 2013 and has captured amazing photos of our students over the years.

    With COVID-19 arriving in 2020, we have all adjusted to a new way of living for now - including how photography is handled.  Bryan and team are well prepared and always have our families' well-being in mind. 

    We invite you to read Bryan's Back-to-School brochure HERE. You'll learn about contactless photography, ease in ordering online, and the great new venue for Bryan's studio, which is more convenient, and offers amazing scenery for senior and family photography. You might see some familiar faces in the brochure - including a small sampling of the senior portraits he's been working on this summer!

    Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:

    Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Fall Sports Team and Individual Portraits - Click HERE for more information

    Monday, September 14 - Thursday, September 17

    School Portraits - PreK-2nd, 3rd-5th, Middle School, High School
    *More information coming on days for each group

    Questions about school portraits, Fall sports portraits, senior portraits, or family photography can be directed to Bryan White at 770-889-3202 or whitelake@mac.com.
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  • Fall Sports Registration is Open!

    Pinecrest Fall Sports registration is open!  Students from 6th-12th grades are asked to register now for Fall Sports.  Click HERE to register today!
    Varsity and Middle School Cheerleading 
    Coach Catherine Cooney
    Varsity and Middle School Cross Country 
    Coach Gillian Brown
    Varsity and Middle School Fencing
    Coach Lee Anderson
    Varsity and Middle School Football
    Coach Shawn Coury
    Varsity Volleyball
    Coach Meg Bohn
    Middle School Volleyball
    Coach Amy Meyer
    Questions about specific sports can be directed to the coaches.  Questions about Fall Sports or registration can be directed to Coach Coury.

    Fall Sports Registration Link

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  • Matthew Crane Named to First Team for USA High School All American Team

    Matthew Crane has made the First Team for the USA High School All American Fencing Team. USA Fencing recognizes high school fencers across the country who have achieved at a high level on the fencing strip. Athletes are encouraged to pursue this honor and be recognized as the best high school fencers in the country. In addition to their superior skills in the sport, All-Americans exhibit excellent leadership and sportsmanship.
    Matthew was selected based on the following criteria:
    • Must be a current USA Fencing Competitive, Life or High School Club Member
    • Must be in 9-12th grade
    • Must have earned or renewed an E rating or higher in the current fencing season
    • Must be in good academic standing at their school
    • Must have displayed exceptional character as an athlete, a student, and a community member      
    First Team USA Fencing All-Americans must have earned or renewed an “A” or “B” during the current competitive season and satisfied other requirements listed above. Matthew earned his B ranking in Fall 2019.
    As a Paladins Fencer, Matthew has earned other accolades, including placing 3rd at the Individual Fencing Championships at Alpharetta High School in January; winning Gold at the Pope High School Fencing Tournament in November 2019, and participating in the Cadet Epee Fencing Tournament in Orlando in December 2018, taking 2nd Place! With points earned from this accomplishment, he qualified for the Junior Olympics National Championships for the Cadet division and for the July Invitational in Summer 2019 for the Cadet level.
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Spring Sports Varsity Coaches

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  • Boys Varsity Lacrosse - Chad Whitlow

    Chad Whitlow graduated from South Forsyth High School where he was a four year Varsity Letter winner in Lacrosse. He also played Varsity Football and Wrestling. He competed for summer club teams LB3, Pride, and Team Crease. 

    Prior to earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from Harding University in Arkansas, he played Lacrosse at the University of North Georgia. 

    Coach Whitlow is currently the strength and conditioning coach for the high school and also coaches football.
  • Girls Varsity Lacrosse - Mary Alexandra (Alex) Abbey

    Mary Alexandra (Alex) Abbey grew up in south Forsyth County and has been a parishioner at St. Benedict's Catholic Church since 2003.
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  • Varsity Baseball Coach - John Brewer

    The Pinecrest community is excited to welcome Coach Jon Brewer to our family as our new Head Baseball Coach.
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  • Varsity Golf - Lee Anderson

    Lee Anderson joined Pinecrest as a faculty member in 2019 and teaches Latin in the High School. He is new to coaching and is serving as the Assistant Coach for Fencing in the fall and the Head Coach for Golf in the spring. Coach Anderson was introduced to golf during his college years and has played ever since.
  • Varsity Boys & Girls Soccer - Domenic Martelli

    Domenic Martelli has been teaching and coaching at Pinecrest Academy since 2015. Prior to coming to Pinecrest, Coach Martelli served in the following positions: Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at United States Military Academy - ARMY; Head Coach for New York Storm SC (in which they became New York State U18B Champions in 1996); Head Women's Soccer Coach at Georgia State University; Head Women's Soccer Coach at Georgia Gwinnett College. He was also part of the Eastern New York Olympic Development Staff, Georgia Olympic Development Staff, and US Soccer Region III Olympic Development Staff for many years.

    Since Mr. Martelli began coaching at Pinecrest, the Boys and Girls Soccer Teams have reached the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, The Final 4 and The State A Championship game in the GHSA State Playoffs. Coach Martelli was awarded Georgia State Coach of the Year from the United Soccer Coaches association in 2019. Mr. Martelli is a Middle School Math teacher at Pinecrest and is married to wife, Kirsten, who also teaches at Pinecrest. Their daughter, Brielle, is a Junior at the University of North Georgia, and their son, Nicolas, is part of the Pinecrest Class of 2020.
  • Varsity Tennis - Erin McGraw

    Erin McGraw has been coaching and teaching at Pinecrest Academy for nine years. She has served as Middle School Tennis Coach at Pinecrest for seven years, and is currently serving her third year as the Varsity Tennis Coach. Coach McGraw helped coach the Varsity Boys team to their first GHSA State Playoffs, making the Sweet 16 round in 2016. The Varsity Girls team made it to the GHSA Elite 8 round in 2016. McGraw also serves as the Middle and High School Theatrical Arts Teacher. She received the honor of Pinecrest Teacher of the Year in 2015-2016.

Winter Sports Accolades

List of 7 items.

  • Baseball

    Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2017 1st Round
    2018 Elite 8
    2019 1st Round
  • Lacrosse - Boys

    Region/Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2019 1st Round
  • Lacrosse - Girls

    Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2017 1st Round
    2018 1st Round
  • Soccer - Boys


    Region/Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2008 Finalist
    2009 Finalist
    2010 Champion
    2013 Sweet 16
    2014 Sweet 16
    2015 Elite 8
    2016 Sweet 16
    2017 Elite 8
    2018 Sweet 16
  • Soccer - Girls


    Region/Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2008 Final 4
    2009 Elite 8
    2010 Elite 8
    2015 Sweet 16
    2016 Sweet 16
    2017 Elite 8
    2018 Final 4
    2019 Finalist
  • Tennis - Boys

    Area Champion

    State Playoffs
    2016 1st Round
  • Tennis - Girls

    Region/Area Champions
    2009 2010

    State Playoffs
    2009 Final 4
    2010 Final 4
    2013 1 st Round
    2015 1 st Round
    2016 Elite 8

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