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Athletics News

List of 4 news stories.

  • Cross Country Team Achieves 10 New PRs

    The Paladins Cross Country team ran at the Pickens Invitational on Saturday, October 17.
     
    The team saw 10 new PRs from Henry Borgerding, Greg Borgerding, Maureen Diaz, Shawn Dole, Jude Jackman, Ryan Kieffer, Simon Luong, Mary Meeks, Colin Meersman, and Kyle Wolf.
     
    Henry Borgerding, Greg Bordering, Shawn Dole, and Simon Luong earned a Varsity Letter for their first sub 21:30 times of the season.
     
    The Regional Cross Country meet is Thursday, October 22, at Allatoona Creek Park in Acworth, GA.
     
    Way to go, Paladins!
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  • Middle School Cross Country Competes in Metro 10

    The Middle School Cross Country Girls team competed at the Metro 10 Cross Country Championship Meet on Monday, October 5. They placed 5th out of 10 teams, and all of the girls had personal records! 
     
    Elise Pattee - Placed 9th with a time of 13:55
    Savannah Meyer - 14:29
    Ava Kindregan - 15:14
    Reggie Ross - 16:18
    Maggie Zea - 16:30
    Sofia Nigrinis - 16:48
    Josie Witowski - 20:37
     
    While the Boys team didn't have enough runners to place as a team, they all had great individual times!
     
    John Paul Carroll - 14:58
    Christian Carroll - 15:31
    Jake Roth - 16:47
    Daniel Rivard - 20:02
     
    We are so proud of the Middle School Cross Country team!
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  • Safe Fan Plan - Friday Night Football

    Football season is in full swing, as our Varsity Paladins finished a three-game road trip. The Paladins are 4-1 on the season and are excited to return home for the next four weeks. This Friday night, October 9, we will square off against division rival Lanier Christian Academy at 7:30PM.
     
    Our Athletics team has devised a plan to increase the number of fans we allow at each game, and we are excited to offer a limited number of student tickets to our Senior and Junior high school students. In order to make this happen, we have a very specific "Safe Fan Plan" we will implement. 
     
    Here are our home fan protocols for Friday, October 9.
     
    FAMILIES OF THE ATHLETES
     
    Members: Family members of participating athletes (This will include parents, siblings, grandparents and aunts, uncles, cousins). All attendees must be on the RSVP list sent out earlier this week. Please do not invite family friends.
     
    Parking: Athlete families will park in the end zone lot at the field. 
     
    Admission: Admission is $8 per person and will be paid at the high school road gate. We will not be able to provide change. We can accept cash or check. 
     
    Fan Location: Tents - we will assign tents along the parking lot and wood rail end zone. 
     
    Protocol: All family members will be temperature screened upon arrival. All family members MUST wear a mask during screening to protect the screener. They must go through the screening checkpoint. We require that you remain in your tent area to promote family pod social distancing. We require that all children stay with you in your tent and that you do not allow them to play in the grass areas behind the concession stands. You must provide your own chairs. You are welcome to bring food and drinks for your tent. Please no alcohol.
     
    STUDENTS
     
    Members: We will offer 40 student tickets. Seniors will have the first option to purchase tickets. Any remaining tickets will be offered to the Juniors on a first-come, first served basis. We will not be able to accommodate sophomores or freshmen this week. 
     
    Parking: Students will park in the Lower School parking lot. Students must come to the field upon arrival. Please do not congregate in the parking lot. Enter through the high school road gate.
     
    Admission: Admission is $8 per person. Tickets will be pre-sold during lunch Thursday. We will not be able to provide change. We can accept cash or check. Students must present their ticket and be checked in against the RSVP list at the gate.
     
    Fan Location: In the main bleachers from the press box toward the restrooms.
     
    Protocol: All students will be temperature checked at the gate. All students MUST wear a mask during screening. All students must remain in the stands and stay in their assigned, distanced area. All students will wear a mask throughout the game. We are aware this is tough, but our goal is to keep the students as safe as possible so we can return to school healthy.
     
    Coach Coury thanks everyone ahead of time for sticking to the Safe Fan Plan. It is extremely important to our community to allow the students to attend. Our first priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy. To those families that might prefer sitting in the stands over a tent, we appreciate your sacrifice, as it allows us to safely welcome the students. 
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  • Three Baseball Players Participate in Showcase

    A big shout out to Connor Amitin, Nick Wilkinson, and Connor Ensman, who participated in the Forsyth County Senior Showcase at South Forsyth High School Monday evening.

    This event is an all star game of Forsyth county uncommitted seniors, and we're so proud of our student athletes who represented PA!
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Winter Sports Varsity Coaches

List of 4 items.

  • Varsity Boys Basketball Coach - Jay Lynch

  • Varsity Girls Basketball - Jonathan Oshinski

    basketball@pinecrestacademy.org
    Jonathan Oshinski is a Pinecrest alumnus (Class of 2010) and currently serves as the Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach and Middle School Baseball Coach. As a student, he played four years of varsity basketball and baseball and received a number of accolades in both sports. After graduating from Pinecrest, Oshinski attended The University of Georgia and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education. In addition to his studies, Oshinski served as a team manager for the UGA women’s basketball team and Hall of Fame coach, Andy Landers, from 2013-2015. In the fall of 2015, he began working as an assistant coach for the Varsity and JV Girls Basketball teams at Oconee County High School.

    Upon returning to Pinecrest in 2016, he coached the 7th grade boys’ basketball team to win the Metro-10 Championship. In 2017, he coached both the 7th and 8th grade boys’ teams and reached the championship game again with the 8th grade boys. Oshinski also coaches middle school baseball and has recently completed a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching Education from Georgia Southern University.
  • Varsity Swim & Dive - Denise Jordan

    swimming@pinecrestacademy.org
    Denise Jordan has over 35 years of swimming and soccer coaching experience, and has been at Pinecrest for 13 years. After playing soccer in college and for the Georgia Women's Soccer Association, she began teaching and coaching. She coached soccer at St. Pius X Catholic High School and Wesleyan, and started the Swim program at Wesleyan. Upon her arrival at Pinecrest, she started the Swim program here.

    Coach Jordan has also coached summer swimming at Briarcliff Woods Beach Club, Nottaway, Embry Hills, Fieldstone, and Ansley Golf Club, where her team was Country Club Swim Team Champion during the years 1989-2000. Coach Jordan received the Atlanta Swimming Association Coach of the Year award in 2016, and two Pinecrest alumni she coached are swimming in college. She also teaches Middle School English and has a son named Nicholas.
  • Director of Wrestling - Mark Schmidt

    wrestling@pinecrestacademy.org
    Mark Schmidt has been coaching wrestling for over 36 years, two of which have been at Pinecrest Academy. He wrestled and coached at Oklahoma State University and was co-founder of the Poly-America Wrestling Club in Texas, which achieved six Texas Team State titles and hundreds of State Champions. As a private coach, athletes coached by Coach Schmidt have received over 700 tournament titles and 23 national individual championships. His team at W.T. High School in Texas won 2nd Place in the State Tournament and produced three individual champions. When he’s not coaching wrestling, Mr. Schmidt is the Vice President and Managing Partner of Coastal General Contractors and Mansion Properties. He has four children and two grandchildren.

Winter Sports Accolades

List of 4 items.

  • Basketball - Boys

    State Playoffs
    2007 Finalist
    2008 Finalist
    2009 1st Round
    2010 Elite 8
    2019 Sweet 16
  • Basketball - Girls

    Region Champion
    2009

    State Playoffs
    2007 Elite 8
    2008 1st Round
    2009 Elite 8
    2010 1st Round
    2015 1st Round
    2017 Elite 8
    2018 Sweet 16
  • Swim & Dive

    2010:
    Sean Klooster, State Finalist
    Nico Sanchez, State Finalist
    Christian Marchione, State Finalist
    John DiRito, State Finalist

    2012:
    Christian Marchione, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100 Free

    2013:
    Christian Marchione, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay
    Chris Birozes, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay
    Patrick Wilborn,  200 Free Relay
    Andrew Wilborn, 200 Free Relay

    2014:
    Kate DelBalzo, State Finalist - 100 Butterfly, 500 Free

    2015:
    Kate DelBalzo, State Finalist - 100 Butterfly, 500 Free

    2016:
    Kate DelBalzo, State Finalist - 100 Butterfly, 500 Free

    2017:
    Kate DelBalzo, State Finalist - 100 Butterfly, 500 Free
    Kate DelBalzo, All State - 500 Free, 200 Free
    Nina Gonzalez, Diving - State Finalist - 1M 17th Place
    Nina Gonzalez, Diving - All State - 1M

    2018:
    Anthony Birozes, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay
    Anthony Birozes, All County, All State - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay
    Carter Mason, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay
    Carter Mason, All State - 200 Free Relay
    John Paul Caprera, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay
    Brendan Spillane, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay
    Brendan Spillane, All State - 200 Free Relay

    2019:
    Anthony Birozes, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100, Free, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
    Anthony Birozes, All State - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
    Carter Mason, State Finalist - 50 Free, 100, Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
    Carter Mason, All State - 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay & 400 Relay
    Brendan Spillane, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
    Brendan Spillane, All State - 200 Free Relay & 400 Relay
    Diego Perez, State Finalist - 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
    Diego Perez, All State - 200 Free Relay & 400 Relay
  • Wrestling

    2017:
    Joe Metz, All Region, All County, All State

    2018:
    Jimmy Dinsmore, All Region, All County, All State
    Joe Metz, All Region, All County, All State
    Nick Miller, All Region, All County, All State

    2019:
    Mark Metz, Area Champion, Sectional Champion, State Champion
    Mark Metz, All Region, All County, All State
    Joe Metz, All Region, All County, All State

Upcoming Games

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V Cross Country Region Meet

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MS Football Game vs. Cherokee Christian

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Varsity Football Game vs. Horizon Christian

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