News Archive


  • 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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  • Evan Kane Selected for All-State Team

    Congratulations to senior, Evan Kane, who is a United Soccer Coaches selection for the Georgia High School All-State team.  This is a great honor and a tribute to all of your hard work on the soccer field. We are so proud of you, Evan!
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  • Varsity Football Celebrates First Home Game with a 41-7 Win

    Our Varsity Football Paladins made the very first home football game extra exciting, as they earned a 41-7 win over Lake Oconee Academy!  The Paladins were on fire and so were the fans.

    It was special to see the amazing school spirit and camaraderie exhibited by our students -- and the sportsmanship was to be commended.  Way to go, students!

    The stands looked quite "tropical," as fans showed off their "Hawaiian" themed attire.  Our Middle School Football team and cheerleaders were special attendees and were recognized during halftime.

    Read all about the big win in the Forsyth County News.
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  • Cross Country Teams Enjoy Great Start to Season

    Our High School and Middle School Cross Country Paladins ran at the Horizon Christian Academy meet on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Both girls' teams placed 2nd in their races!

    Shawn Dole placed 5th in the Varsity Boys race and beat his personal record. Mary Meeks, Larissa Sanchez, and Maureen Diaz placed in the Top 10 for Varsity Girls. Reese Sellers placed 10th for Middle School girls and Christian Carrol beat his personal record.

    What a wonderful start to the 2021 season! The teams will run at the Cherokee County Classic on Saturday, August 28, 2021.  Let's go, Paladins!
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  • Fall Sports Photos – Online Ordering is Open!

    Paladins Fall athletics are in full swing, and we thank all of the athletes who came to campus on Saturday, August 7, to have sports portraits taken.
    Our school photographer, Bryan White, has made ordering very easy. Everything is online this year:
    • Proofs will be available for viewing on Thursday, August 12
    • No forms or checks to turn in!
    • Your order will be shipped directly to your home within days of placing your order
    • Order by September 12 and get FREE shipping by using the code: FREESHIP
    Here’s how to order your sports portraits:
    • Visit www.bryanwhitephotography.art
    • Scroll down to “School and Sports”
      Click “Order Photos” (do not go to the online store)
    • You’ll be taken to Bryan’s lab’s secure ordering portal
    • When prompted at the passcode box, use your Team Code (see codes below)
    • View your child’s sports proofs
    • Add your favorite pose(s) to the cart and follow the online directions
    Team Codes:
    Varsity Football – VFootball
    Varsity Volleyball – VVolleyball
    Middle School Football – MSFootball
    Middle School Volleyball – MSVolleyball
    All Cross Country – Cross Country
    Click here for additional information and to view sample photos, including sports collages. Please contact Bryan White with questions you may have at 770-889-3202 or bryan@bryanwhitephotography.art.
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  • Pigskin Preview Highlights Paladins Football

    The Pigskin Preview, an annual football publication by the Forsyth County News, is out today and features our Varsity Football Paladins!  Be sure to pick up a copy, read the nice article about our team, and get ready for some Paladins Football, as we get closer to Friday Night Lights!
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  • Ryan Bartling Receives Football Honorable Mention

    Recruit Georgia has announced the Class A Private Preseason All-State Football picks for offense, defense, and honorable mention. Congratulations to Senior Ryan Bartling (#4) for receiving an Honorable Mention!

    Read the article here:  https://cutt.ly/8QG8yZI
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  • Varsity Tennis Hosts Family Fun Day

    Our Varsity Tennis Team hosted a Family Fun Day on Monday!  Ms. McGraw, PA Tennis Coach, welcomed team members, family, and friends of all levels to play some tennis and enjoy fellowship with each other.

    This event is typically an end-of-season tradition, but the team has so much fun, they want to hold these events more often!
    Thank you to the Persichetti family for hosting the group at Creekstone Estates!
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  • Fall Sports are Just Around the Corner – Important Information

    Our fall sports seasons are about to begin!  Here is important information you need to know:
    • We would love to get everyone involved in our sports programs. If your child is interested in joining football, cheer, volleyball, cross country, fencing, or middle school tennis, register HERE.
    • Registration Fees Due - Fall Sports payments are due by July 30. For those who have registered and postponed payment, please log in to your Team Snap account and process your payment. 
    • Team Pictures - Fall Sports Pictures are on Saturday, August 7. Football, cheer, and cross country will be taken on the field. Volleyball and fencing will be taken in the Gym. Specific times will be sent out by coached over the next week or so. You can also find your time on Team Snap next week.
    • Medical forms in MAGNUS - Every Fall athlete must have a valid physical, a sudden cardiac arrest form, and a concussion awareness form uploaded to MAGNUS before August 2. Please upload your forms to avoid having to sit out of practice. 
    • Football Managers & Film Crew - Football is looking for students to serve as managers and the game day film crew. If you are interested, please contact scoury@pinecrestacademy.org.
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  • Ivey Crain Selected for All-State Team

    Pinecrest Academy rising senior soccer player, Ivey Crain, is a United Soccer Coaches selection for the Georgia High School All-State team. This is the second year in a row Ivey has been selected!
    Ivey and the Lady Paladins Soccer team enjoyed a spectacular 2021 season, becoming Class 1A Private Runners-up in the State Championship.

    Congratulations, Ivey!
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  • Junior Paladin Fall Soccer Registration - Closes July 18

    Just a quick reminder that Junior Paladin Fall Soccer registration is open! Anyone with a child in PreK4-5th grade who is interested in playing Fall Soccer can register on TeamSnap using the link below.
    Teams will be composed of Pinecrest students and will compete in the United Futbol Academy (UFA) recreation league. Registration closes July 18.
    Additionally, we will be offering Winter Recreational Basketball (November-January) and Spring Soccer (February-April) this year. Registration for those seasons will open at a later date.
    If you have any questions, please email Coach Quintana, Junior Paladin Sports Director, at nquintana@pinecrestacademy.org.
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  • Baseball Players Receive Honorable Mention

    All County Baseball teams have been announced, and we’d like to give a shout out to Varsity Baseball players, Connor Amitin and Will Howell, who received Honorable Mention. Way to go, boys!
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  • Junior Paladin Fall Soccer Registration - Open Till July 18

    Junior Paladin Fall Soccer registration is now open! Anyone with a child in PreK4-5th grade who is interested in playing Fall Soccer can now register on TeamSnap using the link below.
    Teams will be composed of Pinecrest students and will compete in the United Futbol Academy (UFA) recreation league. Registration closes July 18.
    Additionally, we will be offering Winter Recreational Basketball (November-January) and Spring Soccer (February-April) this year. Registration for those seasons will open at a later date.
    If you have any questions, please email Nico Quintana at nquintana@pinecrestacademy.org.
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  • Congrats to All Region Tennis Players

    Congratulations to Pinecrest Academy Varsity Tennis players Jina Li, Maria Birozes, Barnabe Marty, and Kate O’Rourke for being selected All Region players this Spring!  We are so proud of these student athletes.

    And a big thank you to Ms. McGraw for serving as their amazing coach!
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Runners-up at State

    What a season our Varsity Girls Soccer team had! These girls fought hard on Friday, May 14, at the State Championship in Savannah vs Holy Innocents; and while the outcome wasn't a win, we are proud of the amazing work they accomplished this season, the leadership they exhibited, and the teamwork that went into a glorious season.

    Read all about the game in the Forsyth County News.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer: State Championship Bound!

    The fan presence at Atlanta International School on Tuesday was something to behold, as our Varsity Girls Soccer team took on Atlanta International School on their turf in Buckhead for the Final Four game. They don’t call us the “Paladin Nation” for nothing!
    The match turned out to be a real nail biter, as the teams went into halftime tied 1-1, the first goal scored by Ivey Crain. The Lady Paladins took the lead in the second half, with another Ivey Crain goal, making the score 2-1.
    The game went into overtime, but our Paladins held their own and won the Final Four match-up. The final score was Pinecrest Academy 2 and Atlanta International School 1.
    Next up is the State Championship! Our Varsity Girls Soccer team will play Holy Innocents at 5:30pm this Friday, May 14 at Savannah Memorial Stadium.  Let’s rally our girls to the finish, Paladin Nation!
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  • Mark Metz Celebrates Official Signing with the Army

    Pinecrest senior, Mark Metz, celebrated his official college signing with the United States Military Academy on April 21. His family, friends, teachers, and coaches looking were in attendance for the signing event! Older brother, Fr. Mike Metz, an Army Chaplain, was on-hand to lead all in prayer before festivities began.
    Mark will wrestle for the Black Knights in the fall. Go Army!
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer is "Final Four" Bound!

    Our Varsity Girls Soccer team claimed a 3-1 victory against third-ranked and previously undefeated First Presbyterian Day School in Macon Tuesday night, with goals by Sofia Alvarez Del Pino and Ivey Crain. The girls persevered in rainy conditions after an almost 3-hour lightning delay.

    The Lady Paladins head into the Final Four on Monday, May 10, and will play the winner of the Atlanta International School vs Whitefield game.  

    Read the nice article in the Forsyth County News here.
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  • Middle School Girls Basketball Celebrates Season

    The Middle School Girls Basketball Team celebrated their season on Sunday, May 2. The girls had an amazing season and have so much to be proud of. They worked incredibly hard and grew so much. As a result, our 6th and 7th grade team advanced to the Metro-10 Championship Game and were runners-up. The girls showed tremendous effort and gave O.B.T.C. (Our Best to Christ) in everything that they did.
    Congratulations ladies and Coach Oshinski!
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  • Tommy Davis and Devin Lockert on Championship Water Polo Team

    Pinecrest junior, Tommy Davis, and freshman, Devin Lockert, play Water Polo for the Forsyth County Tritons.
    Their team went to State and won the Georgia High School Water Polo Association (GHSWPA) 2021 Spring Season State Championship. Way to make us proud, boys!
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  • Summer Camps and Fall Sports -- Registration is Open

    Fall Sports and Summer Camp Registration opened on April 23. We will be using TeamSnap as our new registration platform. TeamSnap will allow us to streamline our registration process, enhance parent and athlete communication, instantly update scheduling, and simplify volunteer signups. 
    The registration form will include all required personal information, waivers, and eligible sports or camp options, and an easy checkout system. TeamSnap allows checkout through credit card or bank transactions. Similar to Smart Tuition, a processing fee will be included in your transaction. Check out the TeamSnap Registration Guide for registration instructions and details. 
    Streamline registration features include:
    Registering multiple participants in a single form
    Registering for multiple camps in a single form
    Quick and easy waiver acceptance
    Auto-Fill for all TeamSnap users
    Click the appropriate link below to sign up today!

    Additional TeamSnap information on scheduling, volunteer sign up, text alerts, and the mobile app will be sent out periodically over the next few weeks.
    Please direct any TeamSnap registration questions to athletics@pinecrestacademy.org.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Heads to Elite 8

    After an incredible 5-0 win vs Hebron Christian on April 26, Varsity Girls Soccer is headed to the Elite 8.  The team will travel to Presbyterian Day School in Macon, Georgia, on Tuesday, May 4, for a 5:30pm match-up!
    For those who’d like to travel to the game, the address is 5671 Calvin Drive, Macon, GA 31210.
    We wish the Lady Paladins all the best in the Elite 8.  Keep them in your prayers for safe travels and a safe game!
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  • Varsity Baseball Ends Season with 17-8 Record

    Varsity Baseball had an outstanding season under the leadership of Coach Brewer and his coach staff this year.  The team’s season record was 17-8. Coach Brewer celebrated his 100th career win as well!
    The team recently celebrated its senior players:
    Connor Amitin
    Connor Ensman
    Carter Kling 
    Nick Wilkinson
    Connor Ensman broke the “career stolen base” record and the individual “season stolen base” record this spring.  Connor Amitin finished the year with the highest batting average and most RBI’s.Nick always threw a quality start as a pitcher and was relied upon heavily in the team’s biggest games. Carter fit in to the team well. While he hadn’t played baseball since 6th grade, he delivered big hits for the team all season.
    Our congratulations to the entire team and to Coach Brewer and staff for an amazing season. 
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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Claims 19-5 Win vs Marietta High School

    Varsity Boys Lacrosse achieved an outstanding victory vs Marietta High School on April 13, winning 19-5! 
    According to Coach  Whitlow, "I was proud of the effort our guys showed. Marietta was a much bigger school with more players, but we illustrated effort and discipline throughout the entirety of the game and executed our game plan to perfection.”
    The defense came up with big stops, and the Paladins were able to clear the ball to the offense, allowing for multiple scores.
    “Many goals were scored by five different players, but our biggest advantage came from junior Ryan Bartling, winning over 80% of the face-off battles. This allowed our offense ample opportunities to have quality shots on cage."
    Sophomore Brock Barbee had 7 goals, Junior Breckin Barbee had 5 goals, Senior Henry Borgerding had 4 goals , Junior Ryan Bartling had 2 goals , and Junior Will West scored his first ever career goal. 
    Great job, Paladins!
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Heading to Sweet 16

    Let's hear it for the girls! Varsity Girls Soccer came away with a 3-0 victory vs North Cobb Christian on Tuesday, April 20, in the first round of the playoffs!
    The girls will play in the Sweet 16 at Hebron Christian Academy on Monday, April 26 at 6pm. 

    We need our Paladin fans to come out and cheer on the girls to another victory!
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  • Free Volleyball Clinic for Rising 6th Grade Girls - TOMORROW!

    Pinecrest Middle School Volleyball Coach, Amye Meyer, will be offering a free Volleyball Clinic to all rising 6th grade girls, as an introduction to this fun sport!
    When: Friday, April 16, 2:45-4:30pm
    Where: Lower School Gym
    What to Wear: Any Pinecrest T-shirt, PE shorts or black shorts, gym shoes and knee pads
    Please RSVP to Coach Meyer via email by April 12.  If you have questions, contact her at ameyer@pinecrestacademy.org.
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  • Spring Sports Orders – Online Orders Due March 30

    Spring Sports Order Forms will be delivered to the Middle and High Schools on Wednesday, March 17, by Bryan White Photography + Art.  The due date for orders is March 30.
    Parents, please look for your student-athlete’s order form and get your orders in!  Thank you!
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  • Tennis Seniors Celebrated

    Our Varsity Tennis team celebrated seniors Brigitte Lueder and Simon Luong on Monday, March 22.

    Brigitte has played tennis at Pinecrest for five years and starts at #1 doubles. Simon has played all four years of high school and starts at #1 singles.

    Congratulations, Brigitte and Simon, on your Pinecrest tennis careers, and good luck for the rest of the season!
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  • Varsity Soccer Updates for March 12, 2021

    Varsity Boys Soccer enjoyed a great Region win vs Lakeview Academy 3-0 on Friday, March 12.  Along with awesome effort by the entire team, goals were scored by Sebastian Santa Maria, Colin Brown, and Lewis Diaz. The boys now have a 2 win and 0 loss Region record.
    Despite their best team effort, Varsity Girls Soccer lost a heartbreaker to Lakeview 3 to 2 on Friday, March 12.  Goals were scored by Ivey Crain.
    Let’s go, Paladins!
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  • Varsity Soccer Game Updates

    Our Varsity Girls Soccer team is currently 6-3 and 1-0 in Region play. The girls head into the next Region game this Friday, March 12, against Lakeview Academy (away). 
    The girls’ last four wins have been against Sprayberry, St. Francis, South Forsyth and Mountain View. Leading scorers have been Ivey Crain, Sophia Alvarez Del Pino, and Grace Fowler.
    Our Pinecrest Lady Paladins are ranked #8 in the 1-A Georgia State High School Rankings.
    Our Varsity Boys Soccer team is currently 2-7 and 1-0 in Region play. The boys head into their next Region game this Friday, March 12,  against Lakeview Academy (away). The boys’ two wins have been vs Riverside Academy and St Francis, and leading scorers thus far are Colin Brown, Thomas Pelaez, and Slate Bell.
    Let’s go, Varsity Soccer!
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  • Swim Team Concludes Season with Slideshow Awards Ceremony

    Because of COVID-19 and restrictions on sports banquets this year, Mrs. Jordan, Varsity and Middle School Swim Team Coach, chose to create a beautiful slideshow, during which she recognized each and every swimmer's contributions to the Pinecrest Varsity Swim Team.  View the slide show.
    Congratulations to the following award-winning swimmers from the Varsity and Middle School teams:
    Varsity Swim Team Awards
    Most Outstanding
    Diego Perez
    Meagan Davis
    Paladin Award
    Henry Borgerding
    Mercedes Persichetti
    Scholar Athlete
    Joshua Calupca
    Sarah Meersman
    Middle School Swim Team Awards
    Most Outstanding - High Point Gold
    Warren Tran
    Maripaz Salazar
    Most Improved
    Nick Keyman
    Meredith Kane
    Paladin Award
    Elliott Bryson
    Sophia DallaVerde

    Thanks to all swimmers, parents and coaches for another successful year!
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  • Spring Sports Updates

    Spring sports are off to a great start! Varsity teams are into their competitive schedules and Middle School teams are all working hard in their pre-season practices. 
    Below is information on our updated COVID-19 protocols, upcoming letter jacket fitting, and spring team photo schedule.
    As we move into our outdoor seasons, here are our current COVID-19 protocols and plans. 
    1. The COVID-19 task force has decided to remove the temperature screen requirement for game attendance. 
    2. Masks are still expected at all home events when proper distancing is not possible. Please be considerate of those around you and wear your mask.
    3. We charge $5 per person for each game. At this time, we are only taking cash. 
    4. No concessions will be offered at this time. 
    1. Almost all of our away games have limited attendance, require masks, and promote social distancing. 
    2. Each school has its own number limits and its own ticket purchasing procedure. This information will be sent out by your athlete's coach for each game. Keep an eye out for info each week. 
    3. We ask that you are very gracious and respectful to all of our opponents. ADs are working very hard to keep everyone safe and ensure that our athletes get to complete their seasons. In addition to meeting all guidelines set forth by the CDC, DPH, Governor's Office, GHSA, and Sports Medicine Council, each of our communities have governing bodies that provide us with data-driven regulations as well. 
    Our Neff representative was here on Tuesday, March 2, during lunch. Varsity athletes were invited to go to the Upper School Gym for fittings. Click here to access the order form. If your athlete missing this fitting, we will offer another fitting near the end of spring sports.
    Details will be sent out by each team's coach.
    Thursday, February 25, at 12:15 PM - Meet on the Turf Field
    Spring Sport Senior Photo -- POSTPONED; NEW TIME TBD
    Golf team photo (in provided polo and khaki pants)
    Varsity Baseball team photo -- MOVED TO SATURDAY AT 8:30AM
    Saturday, February 27, per schedule - Meet in the Upper School Gym
    8:30 AM - Varsity Baseball   (NEW DATE AND TIME)
    8:50 AM - Middle School Baseball
    9:20 AM - Tennis 
    9:40 AM - Girls Lax 
    10:00 AM - Boys Lax 
    10:30 AM - Girls Middle School Soccer  
    11:00 AM - Boys Middle School Soccer 
    11:30 AM - Girls Varsity Soccer 
    12:00 PM - Boys Varsity Soccer 
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  • Winter Sports Seniors Recognized During Senior Night

    Senior athletes from our Basketball, Swimming, and Wrestling teams were recognized during home Basketball games Tuesday, February 9, during Senior Night. They were celebrated by their families, coaches, and students. 

    Congratulations to the following seniors:
    Casey Brenan
    Madison Kieffer
    Ryan Kieffer
    Carter Kling
    Meghan Sullivan
    Henry Borgerding
    Sarah Meersman
    Diego Perez
    Mark Metz
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  • Middle School Girls Basketball Team Plays in Championship Game

    The Pinecrest Academy Middle School Girls Basketball B Team (6th and 7th graders) played Mt. Paran recently in the Championship game at Mt. Paran. The girls played their hearts out, losing by just two points, 26-24 - but taking Second Place!

    Congratulations to the girls and to Coach Oshinski for a fantastic season!
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  • Swimmers Finish Well and Break Records at State Meet

    According to Coach Jordan, we had the best showing Pinecrest Academy has ever had at a State Swim Meet on Thursday, February 4!
    OUT OF 52 TEAMS who had swimmers who qualified for State:
    GIRLS finished 12th (1A-3A) and 7th (1A)  - BEST FINISH EVER!
    BOYS finished 14th (1A-3A) and 7th (1A) - BEST FINISH EVER!
    Out of 1A Schools:
    Girls 200 Free Relay finished 4th OVERALL!
    Meagan Davis finished 5th OVERALL in the 100 Breast!
    Boys 200 Medley Relay finished 4th OVERALL!
    Diego Perez finished 3rd OVERALL in the 200 IM!
    Diego Perez finished 5th OVERALL in the 500 Free!
    Tommy Davis finished 2nd OVERALL in the 100 Back!


    Meagan Davis - 50 Free - 26.05
    Girls 200 Free Relay - Meagan Davis, Sarah Meersman, Mercedes Persichetti, Maria Birozes - 1:46.70
    Meagan Davis - 100 Back - 1:02.64
    Meagan Davis - 100 Breast - 1:11.63
    Diego Perez - 200 IM - 2:01.85
    Tommy Davis - 100 Fly - 53.76
    Diego Perez - 500 Free - 5:00.53
    Tommy Davis - 100 Back - 53.16
    Congratulations to our Paladins for all of your hard work and a fabulous finish to your season!
    A big thank you to Coach Jordan, Coach Davis, and Coach Salazar for your dedication to this team!  And thank you to Fr. Terrance for celebrating a team Mass and for blessing the swimmers before they left for the State Meet.
    Thank you to Coach Coury for the letters you wrote to each individual - it meant so much!
    Thank you to Ron Romaniello and Joe Neiner for safely driving the teams back and forth.
    And…thank you to the parents of our swimmers who sacrificed so much this season so that their children could swim.
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  • 11 Pinecrest Swimmers Going to State!

    Coach Jordan is proud to announce the 2021 Pinecrest Academy State Swim Team. These swimmers will be competing on Thursday, February 4, at the State Swim Meet held at Georgia Tech.
    Girls' Team
    Maria Birozes
    Meagan Davis
    Lauren Fratter
    Sarah Meersman
    Mercedes Persichetti
    Boys' Team
    Henry Borgerding
    Joshua Calupca
    Tommy Davis
    Colin Meersman
    Diego Perez
    Justin Smith
    Events at the Meet
    200 medley relay: Mercedes Persichetti,  Meagan Davis, Sarah Meersman,  Maria Birozes
    200 free relay: Meagan Davis, Sarah Meersman,  Mercedes Persichetti, Maria Birozes 
    400 free relay: Sarah Meersman,  Lauren Fratter, Maria Birozes,  Mercedes Persichetti 
    Meagan Davis individual events: 100 back and 100 breast
    200 medley relay: Diego Perez,  Henry Borgerding,  Tommy Davis,  Colin Meersman 
    200 free relay:  Tommy Davis, Henry Borgerding,  Joshua Calupca,  Diego Perez 
    400 free relay: Justin Smith,  Colin Meersman,  Joshua Calupca,  Henry Borgerding 
    Diego Perez individual events: 200 IM and 500 free
    Tommy Davis individual events: 100 fly and 100 back
    Henry Borgerding individual events: 100 breast
    Due to COVID-19, no spectators will be allowed at the meet.  However, it will be live streamed HERE so you can cheer on our Paladins! Let’s go, team!
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  • Spring Sports Update from Coach Coury

    Spring Sports are upon us! Due to our current circumstances, we have extended Spring Sports Registration through January 24. Please CLICK HERE if you would like to register for a Spring team. Please reach out to our coaches using the contact below if you have any questions. 
    The following sports are still open for registration: 
    Girls and Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach Martelli - dmartelli@pinecrestacademy.org
    Girls and Boys - Grades 6-8 - Coach Quintana - nquintana@pinecrestacademy.org
    We will not be able to offer Junior Paladin Soccer this Spring; we ask all families interested in youth soccer to register with UFA. Click Here to register.
    Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach Brewer - jbrewer@pinecrestacademy.org
    Boys - Grades 6-8 - Coach Oshinski - joshinski@pinecrestacademy.org
    Girls and Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach McGraw - emcgraw@pinecrestacademy.org
    Boys - Grades 9-12 - Coach Whitlow - cwhitlow@pinecrestacademy.org
    Girls - Grades 8-11 - Coach Brown - gbrown@pinecrestacademy.org
    Boys - Grades 6-8 - Coach Whitlow - cwhitlow@pinecrestacademy.org
    Girls and Boys - Grades 6-12 - Coach Anderson - landerson@pinecrestacademy.org

    Go Paladins!

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  • Winter Sports Portraits - Deadline Extended to January 22

    All winter athletes should have brought home order forms for Winter Sports Portraits - both team and individual portraits.

    Bryan White has extended the order deadline to Friday, January 22.  Orders are now conveniently placed online.  Visit Bryan White Photography + Art HERE to place your child's order.

    If you haven't seen your child's order form yet, please reach out to your coach or team manager.  Questions? Contact Bryan White at 770-889-3202 or bwphotography.art@icloud.com.
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  • Wolverine Winter Invitational – Congrats to State Qualifiers!

    Our Varsity Swim team participated in the Wolverine Winter Invitational on Saturday, January 9 at the Cumming Aquatic Center, swimming again under the motto:  Quality over Quantity.
    A big congratulations to Diego Perez, the first Pinecrest swimmer ever to qualify for the State Swim Meet in all eight events!
    Diego Perez:  200 IM - 2:07.11 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Diego Perez:  50 Free - 22.81
    Diego Perez:  500 Free - 5:12.06
    Diego Perez:  100 Back - 59.95
    Diego Perez:  100 Free - 50.82 (updated)
    Diego Perez:  200 Free - 1:54.57
    Diego Perez:  100 Fly - 57.47
    Diego Perez:  100 Breast - 1:04.11 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Tommy Davis:  100 Back - 58.28 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Tommy Davis:  200 Individual Medley - 2:09.65
    Tommy Davis:  100 Fly - 54.70 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Meagan Davis:  100 Back - 1:04.89 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    Meagan Davis:  100 Breast - 1:13.39 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    200 Women's Free Relay:  Persichetti, Meersman, Davis, Birozes - 1:50.14 (updated)
    200 Women's Medley Relay:  Persichetti, Davis, Meersman, Birozes - 2:02.25 (NEW PA RECORD!)
    400 Women's Free Relay:  Meersman, Birozes, Persichetti, Davis - 4:07.38
    200 Men's Free Relay:  Davis, Meersman, Calupca, Perez - 1:40.00
    200 Men's Medley Relay:  Davis, H. Borgerding, Perez, Calupca - 1:48.98
    400 Men's Free Relay:  Perez, Smith, H. Borgerding, Davis
    2 PA Records - AMAZING!
    14 Personal Records!
    200 Women's Free Relay: Persichetti, Meersman, Davis, Birozes - 2nd place
    Meagan Davis - 50 Free - 2nd place
    Meagan Davis - 100 Back - 2nd place
    Mercedes Persichetti - 100 Free - 3rd place
    Mercedes Persichetti - 50 Free - 3rd place
    Maria Birozes - 50 Free - 4th place
    Maria Birozes - 100 Free - 5th place
    Sarah Meersman - 50 Free - 5th place
    200 Men's Medley Relay:  Davis, H. Borgerding, Perez, Calupca - 4th place
    400 Men's Free Relay:  Perez, Smith, H. Borgerding, Davis - 3rd place
    Tommy Davis - 100 Fly - 3rd place
    Tommy Davis - 200 IM - 4th place
    Diego Perez - 100 Breast - 2nd place
    Diego Perez - 100 Fly - 5th place
    Varsity Girls:
    1st:  Meagan Davis - 24 points
    2nd: Mercedes Persichetti - 22 points
    3rd: Maria Birozes 19 points
    Varsity Boys:
    1st:  TIE - Tommy Davis & Diego Perez - each 20 points
    2nd: Justin Smith - 11.5 points
    3rd:  Henry Borgerding - 8 points
    Varsity Girls:
    1. Mariann Figueredo  -  MOST  IMPROVED - 1.51 seconds
    2. Anne Marie Madgey - 1.4 seconds
    Varsity Boys:
    1. Colin Meersman -VARSITY  MOST OVERALL IMPROVED - 8.81 seconds 
    2. Nicholas Figueredo - 6.77 seconds
    3. Tommy Davis - 3.98 seconds
    Varsity Girls:
    Mariann Figueredo - 1 event!
    Anne Marie Madgey - 2 events!  
    Varsity Boys:
    Charlie Cottick - 1 event!
    Tommy Davis - 2 events!
    Shawn Dole - 1 event!
    Nicholas Figueredo - 1 event!
    Devin Lockert - 1 event!
    Colin Meersman - 1 event!
    Diego Perez - 1 event! 
    Justin Smith - 2 events!
    John Paul Carroll - 1 event!
    For another year in a row, Pinecrest is bringing ALL six relays to the STATE SWIM MEET!  We are so proud of our team and thankful for Coach Jordan, her coaching team, and all of the parents who assist at the meets!
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  • Spring Sports Registration is Open!

    If your children are interested in playing spring sports, be sure to sign them up now!  Spring Sports Registration is open.  Register HERE.
    Spring sports include the following:
    Baseball - Boys High School & Middle School 
    Golf - Boys and Girls High School & Middle School
    Lacrosse - Boys and Girls High School & Middle School 
    Soccer - Boys and Girls High School & Middle School 
    Tennis - Boys and Girls High School & Middle School 
    Please Click HERE to sign up.  Let’s go, Paladins!
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  • Winter Sports Portraits – Order Forms Coming Home

    Parents, if your children are involved in winter sports, look for the Winter Sports Portrait Order Form coming from Bryan White Photography + Art this week.
    The due date for placing orders is January 15, 2021. 
    Questions? Contact Bryan at 770-889-3202 or bryan@bryanwhitephotography.art.
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  • AJC Blog about our Varsity Football Paladins

    Our Paladins Varsity Football team was included in a blog about Class A football by S. Thomas Coleman.  It's a very nice summary of the team's season and championship win!

    Read it HERE.
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  • Register for the Third Annual Paladin Pacer

    Grab you family and friends and join us for the 3rd Annual Paladin Pacer 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, February 27!
    The Paladin Pacer allows all in our local community to get some exercise, qualify for the 2021 Peachtree Road Race, interact with our school community, and make new friends!  Our plan is for this event to become a long-standing tradition in Forsyth County.
    All funds raised will benefit Pinecrest Academy’s Annual Fund, which supports our current and future students.
    We are pleased to offer this event on-site and virtually.  A socially distanced start line will be part of this year’s event.
    RUNNING ON-SITE: You will be required to enter your estimated finish time when registering. This will provide an appropriate placement and approximate start time for your start of the race. This will also enable us to comply with social distancing guidelines for groups during a transitory event. (Social distancing does not apply to persons, family units, or roommates residing together.) Further details will be provided closer to the event.
    RUNNING VIRTUAL: You will have the opportunity to run on your own between February 26 and February 28. To be included in the VIRTUAL RESULTS, participants must submit proof of finish time on the race registration website by February 28 at 11:59pm. Once all times are approved, results will be posted. The cost of the virtual race includes a t-shirt and custom bib.
    5K - 8:00am
    Fun Run - 8:55am
    5K - $25 until 11:59pm, January 29; then $30
    Fun Run - $15
    Virtual Runner - $30
    You may pick up your bib on race day, starting at 7:00am, in the Pinecrest Academy Upper School Gym (building to the right of the roundabout), located at 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.
    Overall Male/Female and Top 3 Male/Female in each age groups:
    10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and Up
    The course runs from Pinecrest Academy to South Forsyth High School and back. Mostly flat course with a downhill finish.
    All participants registered by Monday, February 15, will receive a race t-shirt. Registrations on or after Tuesday, February 16 will be subject to availability of shirts and will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.
    Register through Active.com HERE.

    Questions about the event?  Contact Stacey Persichetti at jsmjpersichetti@gmail.com.
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