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  • Paladin Pacer 5K and Fun Run -- Fun Competitions Kick Off Soon!

    Did you enjoy too much home cooking over Christmas? Did you resolve to exercise more? Are you an avid running seeking a 5K event? Well, we’ve got the perfect solution…
     
    Grab your family and friends and join us for the 3rd Annual Paladin Pacer 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, February 26, 2022!
     
    The Paladin Pacer  is a 2022 Peachtree Road Race qualifier, and we offer the option to run on-site or as a "Ghost Runner." All funds raised will benefit Pinecrest Academy's Annual Fund, which supports our current and future students and their families.

    Not only is this a great Pinecrest event, it's a beautiful community-builder, too!  Get to know your Forsyth County neighbors while supporting your school.

    We've got fun competitions in store -- kicking off the Monday of Catholic Schools Week, January 31!  Because CSW is a celebration of Catholic schools, and our collective commitment as Catholic schools is to love and serve others, we're asking our runners/walkers to consider donating used books when they register, which will be donated to the poor in rural villages in Ghana, Africa through the Ghana Friendship Project. Collections for our "Booking It" campaign will take place January 31-February 4, and bins will be located in each school lobby.

    To add to the fun, we encourage you to form teams to ramp up the competition. You can run or walk -- whatever suits you! We foresee some creative team costumes on race day, too!

    Here are details on the event:
     
    RACE START TIMES:
     
    5K - 8:00am
    Fun Run - 9:00am
     
    COST:
     
    5K - $25.00 until 11:59pm, February 10; then $30.00 beginning February 11
    5K Race Day Cost - $35.00
    Fun Run - $15.00
    Fun Run Race Day Cost - $20.00
    Teams - $20.00 per person until February 22; then $30.00 -- Team captain should register team members with a minimum of 5 runners on a team. 
    Ghost Runner - $30.00
     
    EARLY PACKET PICK-UP:

    TBD
     
    RACE DAY REGISTRATION/PACKET PICKUP:
     
    You may pick up your bib on race day, starting at 7:00am, in the Pinecrest Academy Lower School Gym.
     
    AWARDS:
     
    Overall Male/Female and Top 3 Male/Female in each age group: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and Up.
     
    COURSE:
     
    Course runs from Pinecrest Academy to South Forsyth High School and back. Mostly flat course with a downhill finish.
     
    T-SHIRTS:
     
    All participants registered by Tuesday, February 22 will receive a race t-shirt. Please note: The availability of t-shirts is not guaranteed for registrations after Tuesday, February 22.

    REGISTRATION:

    Register Here.
     
    QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT:
     
    Contact Stacey Persichetti at jsmjpersichetti@gmail.com
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  • Spring Sports Registration Closing Soon

    It's hard to believe that Spring Sports will begin shortly! We are looking forward to a great season! Please use the links below to register for your Spring Sport. 
     
    Spring Sports Registration - (High School & Middle School)
    Varsity Soccer, Baseball & Lacrosse practices start the week of January 17-21.
    Tennis practice will begin on January 31.
    Golf practice will begin February 7.
    Please register to see the TeamSnap schedule. 
     
    Middle School Soccer, Baseball, and Lacrosse registration will remain open through January 23. Practice information will be listed on the TeamSnap schedule. Please register so that so the accurate rosters can be compiled. 
     
    Click HERE to register for Middle School and Varsity Spring sports. 
    Questions? Please contact Coach Coury at scoury@pinecrestacademy.org
     
    Junior Paladin Soccer Registration
    Registration ends January 15.
    Practice begins February 14.
    Games begin March 5.
    Cost is $190 and includes a new uniform for the season.
    Click HERE to register for Junior Paladin Soccer.
     
    U4 is Co-Ed
    U5 is Co-Ed
    U6 is Co-Ed
    U7 offers a girls team and a boys team
    U8 offers a girls team and a boys team
    U10 offers a girls team and a boys team
    U12 offers a girls team and a boys team
     
    Questions about Junior Paladins Soccer? Please contact Coach Quintana at nquintana@pinecrestacademy.org
     
    Let's go, Paladins!
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  • Spring Junior Paladins Soccer – Register Today!

    Registration for Junior Paladins Soccer is underway till January 15, 2022. Practices will begin the week of February 14, and games will begin on March 5. The fee is $190, and includes new uniform color for this season.
     
    There will be no co-ed teams this spring except for the U6 programs. If teams are not filled enough, we encourage you to sign up directly with UFA to get placed with a team. Our 5th grade boys have the option to play up with the Middle School Soccer team. 
     
     
    Questions?  Please contact Coach Quintana at nquintana@pinecrestacademy.org.

    Let's go, Junior Paladins!
     


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  • Swimming Pictures Available for Ordering

    Members of the Middle and High School Swim teams may order their team and individual photos online through Bryan White Photography + Art.  View ordering instructions here.

    Questions?  Please contact Bryan at 770-889-3202.  Thank you!
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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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V Swim Team Forsyth County Meet

Cumming Aquatic Center
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Cancelled

MS Girls (8th Grade) Basketball vs. The Kings Academy

Playing Fields - Upper School Gym - 1
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Cancelled

CMLA 3rd/4th Boys Basketball vs. St. Peter Chanel

Lower School Gymnasium - LS Gym - LS Gym
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Cancelled

MS Boys Basketball vs. The Kings Academy

Playing Fields - Upper School Gym - 1
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Cancelled

CMLA 4th Grade Girls Basketball vs. IHM

Playing Fields - Lower School Gym - 1
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Cancelled

CMLA 5th Grade Boys Basketball vs. Holy Spirit Prep

Playing Fields - Lower School Gym - 1
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Cancelled

MS Boys Basketball (C-Team) vs. St. Peter Chanel

Lower School Gymnasium - LS Gym - LS Gym
Away
Cancelled

JV Boys Basketball Game vs. Weber

The Weber School
Away
Cancelled

JV Boys Basketball Game vs. Lakeview Academy

Lakeview Academy
Away
Cancelled

MS Boys Basketball vs. The Kings Academy

Away
Cancelled

V Boys Basketball Game vs. Lakeview Academy

Lakeview Academy
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Cancelled

V Boys Basketball vs. Brandon Hall

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Cancelled

V Girls Basketball vs. St Francis

St. Francis High School
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Cancelled

MS Girls Basketball vs. Lakeview Academy

Playing Fields - Upper School Gym - 1
Away

JV Boys Basketball vs. Kings Ridge

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V Girls Basketball vs. Kings Ridge

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V Boys Basketball vs. Kings Ridge

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