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Athletics News

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  • Ethan Tam Earns Silver Medal at Fencing Event

    Pinecrest 8th grader Ethan Tam represented Olympic Fencers Club, participating in a fencing tournament in the Y-14 Mixed Epee category at the Georgia Games event on October 3.  Ethan got his first silver medal as a young fencer in his event.
     
    Georgia Games exists to encourage involvement in amateur sports. The Georgia State Games administers the annual Georgia Games Championships, an Olympic-style multi-sport festival.  Known as the “People’s Games,” these Championships are open to Georgians of all ages and skill levels. The Georgia State Games was created in 1989 as part of the effort to win the bid to host the 1996 Olympic Games.
     
    Ethan is really looking forward to next year when he enters high school and be able to officially represent as a Paladins fencer to compete with other high school fencing clubs.  
     
    Interestingly, Ethan’s dad, Tan Tam, used to participate at this festival in the outdoor volleyball event years ago.  His team won a few times in their age group.
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  • 2021 Hall of Fame Class to be Recognized at Banquet

    Pinecrest Academy Head of School, Mr. Jake Rodgers, and Athletic Director, Mr. Shawn Coury, are pleased to announce the 2021 Class of the Pinecrest Athletics Hall of Fame.
     
    The Hall of Fame program, which debuted in 2017, recognizes and celebrates the history of Pinecrest Academy athletics. The inductees include some of the school’s finest athletes from the earliest days of Pinecrest Athletics, and recognizes those who were instrumental in getting Pinecrest’s programs off the ground.  
     
    It is with great pleasure that Pinecrest Academy announces the following inductees into the 2021 Hall of Fame Class:
     
    Tom Zigtema '08
    Football (2006 All Region & All State, 2007 All Region & All State), Basketball, Baseball
     
    Ricardo Garcia '11
    Football (2009 All Region & All State, 2010 All Region), Basketball, Soccer (2008 All Region & All State, 2009 All Region & All State, 2010 All Region & All State, State Champion Team), Track & Field
     
    Sarah Gehling '12
    Cross Country (2008 All Region & All State, 2009 All Region), Swimming, Track & Field (2009 All Region, 2010 All Region, 2011 All County, All Region, All State, State Champion Pole Vault, 2012 All County, All Region, All State, State Champion Pole Vault)
     
    Mrs. Mary Zigtema
    Schoolwide and Football Volunteer and Team Mom
     
    Mr. Lee Hulsubus
     
    Varsity and JV Basketball Coach, Trainer, and Volunteer; also a founding member of Pinecrest Academy
      
    The 2021 Hall of Fame class will be recognized on Friday, October 1, 2021 during the Varsity Football game vs. Rock Springs Christian Academy.
     
    The honorees will then be formally inducted on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Hall of Fame Banquet, held in the Upper School Gym at 10:00am.

    The 2021 Hall of Fame Banquet is a free event with 64 available general admission seats. If you would like to join us for this event, please RSVP HERE. There will be grab and go breakfast items available. Dress is business casual.  
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  • CMLA Basketball and Developmental Clinic – Register ASAP

    Pinecrest Athletics is offering a Basketball Developmental Clinic for children in kindergarten through second grades. The clinic will run for eight weeks starting November 20, 2021.
     
    Interested 3rd-8th graders will have the opportunity to play in the CMLA Basketball League, with games starting November 6, 2021.
     
    The costs are:
     
    Kingergarten-2nd Grade - $115
    3rd-8th Grade -  $215
     
    Please register by September 15 via TeamSnap: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/286051
     
    Questions? Contact Coach Nico Quintana at nquintana@pinecrestacademy.org.
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  • Middle School Volleyball Shines at Tournament

    Our 7th/8th grade Middle School A team played in a very competitive 20 team volleyball tournament at Pope High School on Saturday August 21. 
     
    Our Pinecrest girls rose to the occasion and put on a strong performance, beating Chamblee and Centennial.
     
    “I am so proud of the passion our ladies show in each and every match,” said Coach Meyer. “ Thank you to all of the support of our parents for volunteering and cheering us on!”
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Winter Sports Varsity Coaches

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  • Varsity Boys Basketball - Jay Lynch

    boysbasketball@pinecrestacademy.org
    Coach Lynch has been on the sidelines at Pinecrest Academy since 2004. He currently serves as the Head Coach of the Varsity Boys Basketball Team. Prior to joining Pinecrest, he served as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Dallas where he was also recognized as an Academic All-American basketball player in 1997 and 1998.
  • Varsity Girls Basketball - Jonathan Oshinski

    girlsbasketball@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 a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching Education from Georgia Southern University.
  • Varsity Swim & Dive - Channing Hoyt

  • Wrestling - Shawn Coury

    wrestling@pinecrestacademy.org
    Coach Coury has served 23 seasons as a high school football coach, coaching teams from South Forsyth High School, West Forsyth High School, Cherokee High School, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, and Pinecrest Academy. His roles have included head coach, offensive coordinator, run game coordinator, offensive line coach, running backs coach, wide receivers coach, and quarterbacks coach.

    Coury’s coaching experience doesn’t end with football. He has enjoyed 18 seasons as a high school track coach for South Forsyth High School, Cherokee High School, and Pinecrest Academy. Fifteen of those seasons were spent serving as head coach.

    A nationally certified strength and conditioning coach, Coury spent 13 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at West Forsyth High School, Cherokee High School, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, and Pinecrest Academy. 

Winter Sports Accolades

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  • Basketball - Boys

    State Playoffs
    2007 Finalist
    2008 Finalist
    2009 1st Round
    2010 Elite 8
    2019 Sweet 16
    2020 Elite 8
  • 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

    2021:
    State Meet Girls' Results:
    200 Medley Relay - Mercedes Persichetti, Meagan Davis, Sarah Meersman, Maria Birozes - 18th place
    200 Free Relay - Meagan Davis, Sarah Meersman, Mercedes Persichetti, Maria Birozes - 8th place
    Meagan Davis - 100 Back - 12th place
    Meagan Davis - 100 Breast - 12th place
    400 Free Relay - Sarah Meersman, Lauren Fratter, Maria Birozes, Mercedes Persichetti - 11th place

    State Meet Boys' Results:
    200 Medley Relay - Tommy Davis, Henry Borgerding, Diego Perez, Colin Meersman - 8th place
    Diego Perez - 200 IM - 8th place
    Tommy Davis - 100 Fly - 12th place
    Diego Perez - 500 Free - 11th place
    200 Free Relay - Tommy Davis, Henry Borgerding, Joshua Calupca, Diego Perez - 13th place
    Tommy Davis - 100 Back - 5th place
    Henry Borgerding - 100 Breast - 17th place
    400 Free Relay - Justin Smith, Joshua Calupca, Colin Meersman, Henry Borgerding

  • 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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