News Archive


  • 2019 Spring Swim Stroke Clinic – Sign Up Now

    Pinecrest Academy’s Swim Coach, Denise Jordan, is holding a Spring Swim Stroke Clinic in May and taking registrations now. Coach Jordan has over 35 years’ experience in swim instruction. Here are details about the Clinic:
    Mon May 13th - Thurs May 16th & 
    Mon May 20th - Thurs May 23rd
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Cumming Aquatic Center 
    201 Aquatic Circle 
    Cumming, GA  30040
    ALL ages - young and old!  The only requirement is to be able to swim length of the pool. Limited to the first 20-30 participants to register.
    Stroke Technique, Starts, Turns, and Finishes
    $100 - make check payable to Denise Jordan
    Denise Jordan at djordan@pinecrestacademy.org 
    Or call 404-316-9229 for information regarding the Stroke Clinic and/or private swim lessons during the summer.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Celebrates First Region Win

    The Varsity Girls Soccer team brought home their first region win against Hebron Christian on Tuesday, March 19. Ivey Crain led the way for the Lady Paladins with the first goal, ending the first half 1-0.
    Shortly after the beginning of the second half, two more goals from Crain and Olivia Gannon brought the score to 3-0.
    The Tigers managed to get in one goal, ending the game 3-1 in favor of our Lady Paladins. Way to go, team!
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Falls to Wesleyan

    The Varsity Girls Soccer team fell to Wesleyan on Thursday, March 14, with a 2-1 loss.
    The game kicked off the start of Region matches for the team. The Lady Paladins led the first half in possession and managed to score the first goal of the game. Ivey Crain dribbled past the defense to send the ball to the back of the net, ending the half 1-1.
    However, the Wolves caught up and managed to slide in another goal for the win.
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  • High School Lacrosse Players Serve at Meals by Grace

    Pinecrest Academy High School Girls and Boys Lacrosse teams had a fun day of service at Meals by Grace on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Our athletics program shares the philosophy of the Sports Leader program, and serving the community is something we strive to instill in our student athletes.
    SportsLeader is a Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches and athletes, designed for schools and teams who are interested in a structured, intentional, and specific method and curriculum to help form leaders and teach virtue. Pinecrest is pleased to be a partner, and we are proud of our lacrosse athletes for their fine example.
    Thanks to our Lacrosse team moms, Ginger Soukup and Katie Brenan, for organizing this effort!
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  • JV Boys Soccer Takes Down Cambridge 2-1

    The JV Boys Soccer team enjoyed a win against the 6A Cambridge High School on Wednesday, March 13. Here is a summary of all the soccer action, broken out by half.
    First half summary (4-4-2 formation)

    Goalkeeper: Evan Kane
    Defenders: Miles Brajdic, Harry Wang, Lewis Diaz, Nick Figueredo
    Midfielder: Preston Jeans, Mark Metz, Nicholas Arribasplata, Dylan Dennis
    Forwards: Sebastian Santa Maria, Nick Bohn
    Pinecrest started with the right spirit, sending the ball to the opponent’s side and keeping it there. On minute 5, after a poor clear from Cambridge, Nick Bohn got to the ball, and as he was tackled on the box, he toe-poked the ball past Cambridge’s keeper, making the score 1-0.
    Pinecrest made a lot of good runs with Sebastian Santa Maria, but failing to convert on the final third. Towards the end of the half, Cambridge looked very dangerous, but every opportunity of goal was shut down by the Paladins defense and Evan Kane, who kept a clean sheet during the first half.
    Second half (4-5-1 formation)

    Goalkeeper: Grayson Thomason
    Defenders: Elias Maalouf, Harry Wang, Preston Jeans, Nick Figueredo 
    Midfielders: Ernesto Solera, Kyle Adams (Tripp Hochman), Mark Metz, Lewis Diaz, Dylan Dennis
    Forward: Nick Bohn 
    At the end of the first half, Cambridge was dominating the midfield and making dangerous runs in the Paladins’ back line. Pinecrest switched formation, allowing Mark Metz to sit in front of the defense, and also allowing PA’s outside mid to make more runs and get crosses into the box.
    Pinecrest defended most of the half, with very little possession time. Goalkeeper Grayson Thomason kept Pinecrest in the game by making a pair of important saves. Two minutes before the end of the game, Nick Bohn received the ball in midfield, carried if forward, and hit a great strike for outside of the 18, beating Cambridge’s goal keeper. Cambridge scored their goal a minute later.
    Pinecrest showed a lot of discipline in the back, which ultimately was the key to the 2-1 victory.
    Noteworthy players:
    Nick Bohn (2 goals)
    Miles Bradjic: many important tackles and covering Cambridge’s most skilled and fastest player on the edge (Miles would come out in the beginning of the second-half, after going through the concussion protocol)
    Goalkeepers: Evan Kane and Grayson Thomason: multiple saves throughout the game
    Mark Metz with his defensive effort in the midfield.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Suffers First Loss of Season

    The Varsity Girls Soccer team suffered their first loss of the season, as they fell 2-0 to Dawson County High School on Tuesday, March 12. Several great opportunities were offered to our Lady Paladins, but great saves kept them down as they battled the 3A team.  
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  • 2019-2020 PAC Board of Directors Announced

    The Pinecrest Athletic Club (PAC) nomination period is closed and Pinecrest Athletics will not need to send out a voting ballot through Survey Monkey, as previously communicated, since there was only one nomination per seat. Please stay tuned in the next few weeks as to volunteer positions needed for committees to help support PAC!
    It is with great appreciation that we announce the 2019-2020 PAC Board of Directors:
    Executive President - Craig Wesemeyer
    President - Tim Brown 
    Vice President - Bruce Black
    Secretary - Emily Vaughan
    Treasurer - Ginger Soukup
    Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship Director - Jason Hayes
    Membership Co-Directors - Tonya Barbee and Lori Huffstetler
    Seasonal Sports Director - Stacey Brown
    We want to thank these individuals for volunteering their time to help make Pinecrest Athletics the best it can be for our students! We would also like to thank our outgoing Board members, Bill Brown and Amanda Jacobs, for their time and dedication to Pinecrest Athletics.
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  • Save the Date: Tennis Anyone?

    Pinecrest Athletic Club is hosting a Tennis Round Robin Fundraiser on May 10, 2019, from 8:30am-2pm, at Creekstone Estates, just minutes from Pinecrest Academy. Registration will open soon, so mark your calendars to participate!
    The Round Robin tournament will be mixed doubles (co-ed) with three tiers of play - beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  Players will rotate partners within each tier.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  
    Questions? Contact Karen Kress at karen.kress@yahoo.com.
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  • Spring Sports Portrait Orders Due

    Spring Sports Portrait order envelopes are due on Thursday, March 14.  Students may drop their envelopes off at reception desks or in Building D.  Quesitons about orders can be directed to Bryan White of Whitelake Studio at 770-889-3202 or whitelake@mac.com.

    Thank you for your help!

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  • Lacrosse Tent City This Friday

    Please join us for Tent City on Friday, March 15, during the Varsity Boys and Girls Lacrosse games. Varsity Boys play at 5pm vs. Mount Paran, and the Middle School Boys Lacrosse team will be announced on the field at halftime of that game. 
    Varsity Girls play at 7pm vs. Lovett, and the Middle School Girls Lacrosse team will be announced on the field prior to the start of the game.
    Cheese Pizza, appetizers, desserts, and drinks will be provided for EVERYONE! All kids get in FREE! We hope to see you there for a fun evening. Support your Lax Paladins!
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  • Varsity Soccer This Thursday – Tent City and Free Kids' Admission

    Everyone is inivited to come out this Thursday, March 7, for “Tent City” at our Varsity Soccer Games! PAC will have tents up like at football games and will provide pizza to attendees. Varsity Soccer parents will also be providing appetizers and desserts.  Please note, this is a new date (rescheduled from March 1.)
    All kids get in the game FREE. Middle School and Junior Paladin Soccer teams will be recognized during halftime of the Varsity Girls Soccer game, which starts at 5pm. This is an event for EVERYONE to attend and be part of the fun!  The Varsity Boys game follows the Varsity Girls game, at 7pm. Come out and support your Paladins!
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  • Springs Sports Portrait Envelopes – Due March 14

    Bryan White of Whitelake Studio has delivered Spring Sports portrait envelopes. Check your student's backpack If you haven’t seen your athlete’s proofs.
    The due date for returning envelopes is Thursday, March 14, 2019. Questions? Contact Bryan White or Lori Norton at 770-889-3202 or whitelake@mac.com.
    Thank you!
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  • Another Shutout by Varsity Girls Soccer

    Unfavorable weather conditions could not keep the Varsity Girls Soccer team down! They took home another win on Friday, March 1, against Buford High School in a 3-0 shutout.
    Both teams fought hard throughout the first half, with no goals from either team. It was not until the second half that the Lady Paladins had their first goal by Ivey Crain, assisted by Allie Doer. After getting a score on the board, the momentum of the whole game changed.
    Two more goals followed by Grace Aufleger, and assisted by Ivey Crain, bringing the final score to 3-0, Lady Paladins.  Way to go, team!
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  • Tent City Cancelled - Game Updates for Friday, March 1

    The Varsity Soccer games against Buford High School will be played tonight at Fowler Park, Field 5. Due to venue change, scheduled"Tent City" activities have been cancelled. 

    Varsity Girls play at 5pm and Varsity Boys play at 7pm at Fowler Park.
    The Varsity Baseball game scheduled for today, March 1, has been moved to tomorrow, Saturday, March 2 at 12:30pm at home vs. King’s Ridge.

    Come out and cheer on your Paladins!

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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Defeats Holy Innocents

    The Lady Paladins Varsity Soccer team defeated Holy Innocents 1-0 in the season’s first home game on Friday, February 15. The Lady Bears were hungry for a win, considering they had been knocked out of the playoffs by Pinecrest the year before.
    Though weather conditions were not ideal, our Lady Paladins fought hard for 80 minutes. It was not until the second half that Allie Doer sent the ball soaring into the net, with a great assist from Olivia Gannon, making the score 1-0. Keep the momentum going, ladies!
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  • Chili’s to Host PAC Spirit Day

    Chili’s at Marketplace Blvd. (874 Buford Highway, Cumming) will be hosting a Spirit Day for the Pinecrest Athletic Club on Monday, March 4, from 11am-11pm. Come out and support Pinecrest Athletics!
    Please present the flyer found HERE for Pinecrest to receive 20% back to PAC. Thank you for supporting our students!
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  • PAC Executive Board Nominations Open

    Thank you to all who attended the recent meeting to learn about what the Pinecrest Athletic Club “PAC” has been working on this year.  
    PAC Executive Board Nominations are officially open!  PAC will be taking nominations until Monday, March 4, for the following Executive Board Seats: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Seasonal Sports Director, Membership Director, and Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship Director.  
    Once all nominations are in, an electronic ballot will be sent, using Survey Monkey, to all current PAC members on Monday, March 11. Voting will close on Friday, March 15. PAC will announce the 2019-2020 PAC Board Members on Monday, March 18.
    Self or peer nominations will be accepted. If you are nominating someone other than yourself or spouse, please confirm the nominee’s interest in serving on the board.
    Please email your nominations to Amanda Jacobs, PAC Secretary at amjacobs73@gmail.com.
    The PAC Board meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm (subject to change). 
    Once the new 2019-2020 Board has been elected, PAC will discuss opportunities to volunteer on committees to help support athletics.  Stay tuned!
    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
    Executive President -  Bill Brown, mrwcbrown@att.net
    Vice President - Tim Brown, timothy.brown@pnc.com
    Secretary - Amanda Jacobs, amjacobs73@gmail.com
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  • Lady Paladins Soccer Shuts Out St. Francis

    Friday, February 22, marked the first mercy rule of the season for the Lady Paladins, as they defeated St. Francis handily 10-0.
    Freshman Ivey Crain led the way with three of the ten goals, with assists from Olivia Gannon, Allie Doer, and Grace Aufleger. Two goals followed by Haley Triplett, and another goal by Allie Doer.
    By the second half, the Paladins were up 5-0 on the Knights.
    This game provided the perfect opportunity to get everyone on the field with substantial playing time.
    The second half ended with three more goals from Olivia Gannon and Allie Doer.
    Come out and support your Lady Paladins when they play at home this Friday, March 1, against Buford.
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  • Spring Sports Portrait Day – February 23

    Bryan White of Whitelake Studio will be on campus on Saturday, February 23, taking portraits for all Varsity and Middle School spring sports. Portrait sessions begin at 10:30am in the Lower School Gym (new location this time). Please see Bryan’s letter here with session times for each team. Athletes are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early in their sports uniforms.
    Questions? Contact Bryan White or Lori Norton at whitelake@mac.com or 770-889-3202.
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball in Sweet Sixteen

    After an incredible 67-56 win over the Galloway School at home on Saturday, February 16, the Varsity Boys Basketball team moved to the Sweet Sixteen in the GHSA State Playoffs.

    The Paladins face the St. Francis Knights on their court Wednesday, February 20, at 7:30pm. Let’s go, Paladins!
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Shuts Out 7A North Forsyth

    The Varsity Girls Soccer Paladins took home another win against the North Forsyth Raiders on February 12. The girls dominated the field from the start, figuring out the Raiders’ weak spots early on. Ivey Crain put the Lady Paladins in the lead with a great assist from Haley Triplett, ending the half 1-0.
    In the second half, the pressure was on, as the 7A public school team was pushing hard to win. A foul was called on North Forsyth just past the 40-yard line, setting Haley Triplett up to score.
    Overall, the Paladins took a total of 21 shots on goal and Raiders just 2. The 2-0 shutout marked the third win for our Lady Paladins, as well as another opportunity for everyone on the team to play.
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  • Mark Metz is State Wrestling Champion

    Congratulations to the Metz brothers! Mark Metz is the 2019 State Wrestling Champion in the 106 lb weight class! He is the first ever GHSA Wrestling State Champ for Pinecrest Academy.

    Joe Metz finished 4th in the 145 lb weight class at State. He’s been a Top 4 finisher in State for the past three years.

    The GHSA State Wrestling Tournament took place February 13-16, 2019 at the Macon Centreplex in Macon, Georgia.  

    We are proud of Mark and Joe and our entire Wrestling team and coaches!  Way to go, Paladins!  OBTC!
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  • Swimmers Place at GHSA State Meet

    On Friday, February 7, over 2,300 State-qualified swimmers from over 110 schools descended on the aquatic center at Georgia Tech - home of the 1996 Summer Olympics - for the preliminaries for the 2019 GHSA State Swim Meet.   
    Finishing in the Top Thirty in each event - a difficult, yet amazing accomplishment - enabled those swimmers to return on Saturday, February 8, for the State Finals.
    This year, Pinecrest Academy brought 13 State qualifiers, who were entered in six relays (the maximum number of relays and the first time Pinecrest qualified all six relays) and four individual events.
    Congratulations to our swimmers who placed at State:
    Anthony Birozes - 7th in the 500 free
    Mason Carter - 11th in the 50 free
    Anthony Birozes - 11th in 100 free
    Boys Relay - 8th in 200 free relay
    Boys Relay - 7th in 400 free relay
    New PA records were set in the 50 free, 400 free relay, and girls medley. What a fantastic showing at the State Swim Meet! Congratulations to our team and to Coach Jordan and her coaching team.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Bringing Home Victories

    The Varsity Girls Soccer team came out with another win on Friday, February 8, over Kings Ridge. Allie Doer started the first half with a great goal and an assist from Haley Triplett. Four more goals followed by Ivey Crain and Allie Doer, ending the first half 5-1.
    The Lady Paladins fought through the bitter cold and wind in the second half. Senior Olivia Gannon scored just minutes into the half, with an assist from Ivey, bringing the score to 6-1. Eventually, the last two goals were scored by Ivey and Maddie Zager. The game finished 8-2 with everyone getting playing time once again.
    The Lady Paladins played again Tuesday, February 12, at North Forsyth High school, and brought home another incredible win! Read all about it in this article by the Forsyth County News.
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  • Wrestlers Heading to State

    Pinecrest Academy sent five Paladins Wrestlers – Breckin Barbee, Lewis Diaz, Joe Metz, Mark Metz, and John Stubbs -- to the Sectionals in Irwin County, Georgia, the weekend of February 8-10. Congratulations to Mark Metz, the 106lb Sectional Champion!
    Pinecrest will send four to the State Finals. Mark Metz will wrestle 106lb, and Joe Metz will wrestle 145lb. Breckin Barbee and Lewis Diaz will be alternates at the match. Good luck to our Paladins!
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  • Pinecrest Athletic Club Board and Committee Positions Opening

    If you have been looking for a way to support Athletics or get more involved at Pinecrest Academy, this is it! The Pinecrest Athletic Club (PAC) will be filling positions for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, as well as, encouraging new membership from the Pinecrest community.
    As part of this effort, you are invited to an informational meeting on Monday, February 25, at 6:30 pm in the Lower School Dining Hall to learn how PAC impacts our athletic program this year and goals for next year.  You will also have the opportunity to meet current Board members and ask questions about the organization.  Questions? Contact Amanda Jacobs at amjacobs080773@me.com.
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Makes State Playoffs for First Time

    The Varsity Boys Basketball team, under the direction of Coach John Bauersfeld, has made it to the State Playoffs for the first time since joining GHSA in 2011! With 15 wins this season, the Paladins earned a 16 seed in the State Playoffs and are host for their first round game.
    The Pinecrest Paladins will take on Galloway School  at home on Saturday, February 16, at 7:30pm. Let’s pack the gym and give the Paladins a true home court advantage at this history-making event!
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  • 5th Grade Girls Basketball Team in Final Four

    Pinecrest’s 5th Grade Girls Basketball team was a 13 seed going into the CMLA tournament the weekend of February 2-3. They had two upsets and have made it to the Final Four. The girls play Wednesday, February 6, at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta.  If they win, they will play in the Championship on Saturday, February 9, at Notre Dame Academy.

    Congratulations to Coach Jeff Blochowiak and his team!
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  • Get Your Spring Sports Spirit Wear Online Today

    Calling all Paladins fans! The Eastbay Online Team Stores are open, where fans can purchase spirit wear for our spring sports – Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Tennis. Click on the appropriate links below, using the accompanying codes, to place your order.
    Live Team Stores
    Baseball Code: OFTSPCB3
    Deadline: 2/20/19
    Golf Code: OFTSPCGF
    Deadline: 2/28/19
    Lax Code: OFTSPCL4
    Deadline: 2/19/19
    Soccer Code:  OFTSPCSR
    Deadline: 2/19/19
    Tennis Code: OFTSPCT8
    Deadline: 2/19/19
    Please note that each online store has a deadline, so get your spirit wear items today!  Let's go, Paladins!
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  • Two Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

    Today, February 6, was National Signing Day, and two Pinecrest student-athletes signed Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college:
    Patrick O’Rourke - Berry College, Baseball
    Zach Schechtman - Butler University, Football
    Patrick and Zach were surrounded by family, classmates, faculty, and coaches, as they took this next step in their athletic careers. Two large cakes, bearing the names of the students’ future colleges, were served to guests who were on-hand to celebrate!
    Congratulations to Patrick and Zach on your incredible achievements!

    Enjoy more photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (handle: pinecrestacademy1993)!
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  • Wrestlers Place Well at Area Tournament

    Five Paladins wrestlers placed the weekend of February 2-3 at the Area Wresting Tournament. They include:
    John Stubbs - 160# - 2nd place
    Lewis Diaz - 152# - 2nd place 
    Joseph Metz - 145# - 2nd place
    Breckin Barbee - 113# - 4th place
    Mark Metz - 106# - 1st place
    These young men advance to the Sectional Tournament the weekend of February 9-10. Let's go, Wrestling Paladins!
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  • Three Basketball Players Receive All Region Honors

    Three Paladins Varsity Basketball players received Honorable Mention All Region honors. Congratulations to sophomore Meghan Sullivan for Varsity Girls Basketball, and juniors Caleb Bohn and Josh Boeye for Varsity Boys Basketball!
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  • Middle School Boys Swim Team Takes First in Metro 10 Again

    Congratulations to the Middle School Boys Swim Team, which finished in First Place for the third year in a row in the Metro 10 Middle School Championship Swim Meet at Cumming Aquatics on Saturday, January 26! The overall team finished third. The meet was hosted by Pinecrest Academy.
    Middle School Combined Score:  3rd Place
    Middle School Girls Score:  6th place
    Middle School Boys Score:  1st place
    The following teams participated in the Meet:
    Kings Ridge
    Mt. Bethel
    Mt. Pisgah
    Pinecrest Academy
    St. Francis
    The team dedicated this meet for the healing and complete recovery of Jim Mulloy, grandfather of Middle School swimmers Kennedy and Maverick Mulloy.
    1st: Lexi Carter = 21 points
    2nd: Kennedy Mulloy = 7 points
    3rd: (TIE) Kathleen Cravens, Kate Patota, Bella Shapiro = 5 points
    1st: Connor McCarthy = 25.5 points
    2nd: Warren Tran = 24.5 points
    3rd: Ryan DellaFranco = 20 points
    Lexi Carter - 3rd in 50 fly and 1st in 50 back
    200 Free Relay - 3rd - Mulloy, Patota, Cravens, Carter
    200 Boys' Medley Relay - 2nd place - Tran, DellaFranco, McCarthy, Persichetti
    200 Boys' Free Relay - 3rd place - Meersman, Cottick, Bryson, Hill
    Elliott Bryson - 4th in 50 fly
    Charlie Cottick - 4th in 50 back
    Ryan DellaFranco - 4th in 100 IM and 2nd in 50 breast
    Blake Hill - 5th i 100 IM and 4th in 50 breast
    Connor McCarthy - 1st in 50 free and 2nd in 100 free
    Joey Persichetti - 5th in 50 free and 4th in 200 free
    Warren Tran - 3rd in 50 fly and 1st in 50 back
    MS Girls:
    1.  Alison Kelton - MOST OVERALL IMPROVED - 25.38 seconds
    2.  Bella Shapiro - 17.17 seconds
    3.  Darcey Reid - 6.69 seconds
    MS Boys:
    1.  Hunter Ellis - 7.15 seconds
    2.  Chris Calupca - 5.29 seconds
    3.  Joshua Durning - 2.55 seconds
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  • Pinecrest to Send Largest Team Ever to State Swim Meet

    Pinecrest Academy’s largest team ever in the history of Pinecrest Swimming will be sent to the GHSA State Swim Meet in early February.

    Anthony Birozes - 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    Mason Carter - 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    Diego Perez - 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    Brendan Spillane - 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    Henry Borgerding - 200 medley relay, alternate for 200 & 400 free relays
    William Reed - 200 medley relay
    Kyle Adams - alternate 200 medley relay
    Maria Birozes - 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    Sarah Meersman - 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    Mercedes Persichetti - 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    Charlotte Adams - 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, alternate for 400 free relay
    Lindsay Cottick - 400 free relay, alternate 200 medley relay
    Jacquie Petros - alternate 200 medley relay; alternate 200 free relay
    Honorary Alternate - Senior Ben Meersman 
    Honorary Alternate - Senior Therese Tormey
    The 1A-5A State Meet Preliminaries take place on Friday, February 8, at 9am at Georgia Tech. The 1A-5A State Meet Finals happen on Saturday, February 9, at 11am at Georgia Tech. For more information on the State Swim Meet, click HERE.
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  • Varsity Swim Meet Adds State Qualifiers

    The January 26th Varsity Swim Meet was the last chance for Varsity swimmers to qualify for State, to letter in a particular event(s), to set a personal record, and/or to accomplish a personal goal set a start of season.  
    The Team dedicated this meet for the repose of the soul of Rebecca DuVall, a longtime friend of Coach Jordan, who passed away last week.
    Anthony Birozes:  50 Free - 22.18
    Anthony Birozes:  100 Free - 49.72
    Mason Carter:  50 Free - 23.09
    Mason Carter:  100 Free - 51.33
    200 Men's Medley Relay:  1:50.09 - Spillane, Borgerding, Birozes, Carter
    200 Men's Free Relay:  1:37.22- Spillane, Borgerding, Carter, Birozes
    200 Women's Free Relay:  1:52.56 - Persichetti, Adams, Birozes, Meersman
    400 Men's Free Relay:  3:31.58 - Perez, Spillane, Carter, Birozes
    200 Women's Medley Relay:  2:06.62 - Persichetti, Adams, Birozes, Meersman
    400 Women's Free Relay:  4:10.08 - Meersman, Cottick, Birozes, Persichetti
    This is the FIRST TIME in the history of Pinecrest Swimming that we are bringing all six out of six relays to the STATE MEET!

    Diego Perez - 200 IM - 2.13.98
    Diego Perez - 500 Free - 5.20.19 (missing state qualifying time by .19) 

    Varsity Girls:
    1.  Isabel Labiche - MOST IMPROVED - 9.32 seconds
    2.  Lauren Fratter - 2.70 seconds
    3. Therese Tormey - .30 seconds
    Varsity Boys:
    1.  Diego Perez - TOP VARSITY OVERALL IMPROVED - 13.13 seconds
    2.  Jacob Couvillon - 5.64 seconds
    3. Nicholas Figueredo - 4.72 seconds
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  • Terance Mathis, Atlanta Falcons

    RESCHEDULED: Father/Son Event with Terance Mathis - Register by February 3

    To showcase our school specifically to those outside of the Pinecrest community, Pinecrest Academy Head Football Coach, Terance Mathis, has created an exciting evening for dads and their sons. Join Coach Mathis and bring your neighbors, coworkers, and friends who you know love sports and are also looking for a school like Pinecrest for their children.

    This NFL Father/Son event is the perfect opportunity to hear from an NFL great while showcasing our school. So register today and bring friends, neighbors, and coworkers who you know would be perfect for Pinecrest.
    Pinecrest Academy and NFL Great Terance Mathis invite you to
    “Leadership On & Off The Field”
    A Father/Son Banquet
    4th-12th grade boys and their fathers
    February 7, 2019
    6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Pinecrest Academy Upper School Gymnasium
    955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA  30041
    (One mile south of The Collection at Forsyth shopping center)
    Come enjoy an Italian dinner and
    motivational talk on
    “Leadership On and Off The Field”
    Registration Deadline:  February 3 at 5pm
    Terance Mathis is an American former Pro Bowl wide receiver in the NFL and former Vice President of Marketing for NASCAR's Leavine Family Racing. Drafted in 1990 by the New York Jets, he played the majority of his career with the Atlanta Falcons. He last played in the NFL in 2002 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, then retired after the conclusion of the 2002 season. Currently, he is second in career two-point conversions with six, behind Marshall Faulk's seven. On February 1, 2011 Mathis was named as the Offensive Coordinator at Savannah State University. On May 3, 2017, Mathis was named as the Head Football Coach at Pinecrest Academy.
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  • Letter Jacket Fitting - February 27

    The next Letter Jacket Fitting for those who wish to order a jacket is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, from 2:30pm-4:00pm in the Atrium of the Upper School Gym.  Questions?  Contact Susan Hayes.
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  • National Signing Day - February 6

    Pinecrest Academy will host National Letter of Intent Signing Day on Wednesday, February 6 ,at 12pm in the Upper School Gym. Two student-athletes will sign Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college.
    Patrick O’Rourke - Berry College, baseball
    Zach Schechtman - Butler University, football
    The event will include remarks from Chris Kane, Athletic Director, and opportunities for photos. Cake will be served. Parents, family members and friends are encouraged to attend to celebrate Patrick and Zach!
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  • Middle School Swim Team Competes Well at Forsyth Meet

    Congratulations to Middle School Swim Team for a job well done at the Middle School Swim Meet at the Cumming Aquatic Center on Friday, January 18.
    MS Combined Score:  not listed
    MS Girls Score:  5th place
    MS Boys Score:  2nd place 
    We swam against the following teams: Collins Hill, Loganville, Jr. Bulldogs Forsyth Central, Jr. Raiders North Forsyth, Jr. West Forsyth, Jr. Denmark
    The Middle School Swim Team dedicated this meet for the repose of the soul of Juanita Mendoza, a student of the host coach who passed away earlier in the week.  May her soul and the soul of all the faithfully departed rest in peace.
    MS Girls:
    1st: Lexi Carter = 46.5 points
    2nd: Sydney Cobak = 17.5 points
    3rd: Bella Shapiro = 14.5 points
    MS Boys:
    1st: Connor McCarthy = 47.5 points
    2nd: Ryan DellaFranco = 46.5 points
    3rd: Warren Tran = 44.5 points
    Lexi Carter - 2nd in 50 fly and 2nd in 50 back
    200 Boys' Medley Relay - 3rd place - Tran, Hill, McCarthy, DellaFranco
    200 Boys' Free Relay - 2nd place - Tran,  Persichetti, DellaFranco, McCarthy
    Elliott Bryson - 5th in 50 fly
    Ryan DellaFranco - 5th in 100 IM and 3rd in 50 breast
    Connor McCarthy - 4th in 50 free and 3rd in 100 free
    Warren Tran - 4th in 50 fly
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  • More State Qualifiers at Varsity Swim Meet!

    The Varsity Swim team participated in the Forsyth County Swim Meet at the Cumming Aquatic Center on Saturday, January 19, competing against very large Forsyth County Schools.
    Girls' Varsity Swim Team:  7th place out of 7 teams
    Boys' Varsity Swim Team:  6th place out of 7 teams
    Combined Swim Team Place:  6th place out of 7 teams - beating Denmark High School
    1. Diego Perez - 200 Free - 1:57.93
    2.  Girls' 400 Free Relay - 4:10.08 - Meersman, Cottick, Birozes, Persichetti
    The Varsity Swim Team dedicated this meet for the repose of the soul of Juanita Mendoza, a Forsyth Central student who passed away earlier in the week. May her soul and the souls of all the departed, rest in peace.
    Anthony Birozes:  50 Free - 22.18
    Anthony Birozes:  100 Free - 49.72
    Mason Carter:  50 Free - 23.09
    200 Men's Medley Relay:  1:50.09 - Spillane, Borgerding, Birozes, Carter
    200 Men's Free Relay:  1:37.22- Spillane, Borgerding, Carter, Birozes
    200 Women's Free Relay:  1:52.56 - Persichetti, Adams, Birozes, Meersman
    400 Men's Free Relay:  3:31.58 - Perez, Spillane, Carter, Birozes
    200 Women's Medley Relay:  2:06.62 - Persichetti, Adams, Birozes, Meersman
    400 Women's Free Relay:  4:10.08 - Meersman, Cottick, Birozes, Persichetti
    This is the first time in the history of Pinecrest Swimming that we are bringing all six out of six relays to the State Meet! Congratulations to the Pinecrest Swim Team!
    Varsity Girls:
    1st:  Mercedes Persichetti = 38.5 points
    2nd: Sarah Meersman = 19.5 points
    3rd: TIE - Charlotte Adams & Maria Birozes = 17.5 points
    Varsity Boys:
    1st: Anthony Birozes - 58.5 points
    2nd: Mason Carter - 49.5 points
    3rd:  Diego Perez = 43.5 points
    Mercedes Persichetti finished 16th in the County in 50 free!
    Mercedes Persichetti finished 7th in the County in 100 free!
    Sarah Meersman finished 20th in the County in 50 free!
    Sarah Meersman finished 20th in the County in 100 free!
    Maria Birozes was an alternate (21st place) in 100 free!
    Kyle Adams finished 16th in the County in 100 fly!
    Anthony Birozes finished 3rd in the County in 50 free!
    Anthony Birozes finished 3rd in the County in 100 free!
    Henry Borgerding finished 11th in the County in 100 breast!
    Mason Carter finished 6th in the County in 50 free!
    Mason Carter finished 9th in the County in 100 free!
    Diego Perez finished 15th in the County in 200 free (AND SET A PA RECORD!)
    Diego Perez finished 11th in the County in 100 fly!
    Brendan Spillane finished 15th in the County in 50 free!
    Brendan Spillane finished 17th in the County in 100 back!
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  • Former Olympian Visits Wresting Team

    The Pinecrest Wrestling program received some extra special motivation this week from former Olympian Stanley Dziedzic, who spoke to our Paladin Wrestlers. Mr. Dziedzic was a Bronze Medalist in the 1976 Olympics and World Champion in 1977. While a collegiate wrestler at Slippery Rock from 1970-1972, Mr. Dziedzic won three NCAA College Championships and had 118 victories and only two defeats.

    The information Mr. Dziedzic shared with our wrestlers will prove to be very valuable as the Varsity Wrestling team heads into state qualifiers.  Good luck, guys!
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  • Swim Teams Take First and Qualify Swimmers for State

    A big shout out to the Middle School Swim Team, which came in First Place overall in the Ahoy Me Hearties Swim Meet on Friday, January 11!
    At the 2019 GHSA State Swim Meet, Pinecrest’s Varsity Swim team will be bringing its biggest group ever, with more State Qualifying events than ever before!
    Congratulations to the Swim Team State Qualifiers, as of this week:
    Anthony Birozes: 50 Free and 100 Free
    Mason Carter: 50 Free
    200 Men's Medley Relay: Spillane, Borgerding, Birozes, Carter
    200 Men's Free Relay: Spillane, Borgerding, Perez, Birozes
    200 Women's Free Relay: Petros, Adams, Meersman, Persichetti
    400 Men's Free Relay: Perez, Spillane, Carter, Birozes (NEW SCHOOL RECORD!)
    200 Women's Medley Relay: Persichetti, Adams, Birozes, Meersman  (NEW SCHOOL RECORD!)
    The Varsity Swim Team dedicated this meet for the recovery and health of Matt Farkas, a former Pinecrest student who graduated in 2011 and who had open heart surgery on Friday, January 11.
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  • Twelve Fencers Qualify for Individual Championship

    Upon completion of their final regular season tournament, our Paladins Fencing team has reached a new milestone. We have qualified eight women and four men for the Individual Championship! Before this season, our team had never qualified more than five fencers for the Championship.

    Our qualifying fencers are: Isabella Carballo, Claire Rivard, Julianna Jennings, Jiexi Li, Julia Hartman, Natalie Jennings, Jonni Goughnour, Gabriella Rodriguez, Andrew Flowers, David Ansley, Trip Smith, and Matthew Crane.

    Come out and support your Paladin Fencers at the Individual Fencing Championship on January 26, at 9am at Chattahoochee High School.
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  • PAC Spirit Night at Chipotle - January 29

    Pinecrest Athletic Club’s next Spirit Night is Tuesday, January 29, from 5-9pm at Chipotle! Take advantage of another excuse not to cook and take the family out for dinner, while supporting Pinecrest Athletics!
    Be sure to show the fundraiser flyer (hard copy or on your phone) or tell the cashier at checkout that you are there for a fundraiser before you pay! Access the flier HERE.
    Chipotle is located at 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 100, Duluth, GA 30097.
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  • PAC “Box Seating” at Basketball Games - January 11

    The Pinecrest Athletic Club (PAC) is hosting a special “Box Seating” event for all GOLD and GREEN level members during the Varsity Basketball games vs Whitefield this Friday, January 11. 

    Come have dinner with other PAC members and watch the games from our special box seats on the stage.  Dinner will be available starting at 6:00pm on the stage.  Questions?  Contact Susan Hayes or Bill Brown.
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  • Winter Sports Orders Due January 14

    Whitelake Studio has delivered Winter Sports order envelopes, which should be coming home with your students – please check your student’s backpack! The due date to turn in the order forms and payments for pictures is Monday, January 14, 2019. Orders should be turned in to Mrs. Mazzolini in the Middle School or Mrs. Frain in the High School.  Thank you!
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  • Junior Paladins Basketball Portrait Day - January 5, 2019

    Pinecrest Academy’s professional photographer, Whitelake Studio, will be on campus for a Recreational Basketball Portrait Day on Saturday, January 5, 2019. During this time, all team and individual pictures will be taken for the Winter Season in the Upper School Gym Atrium. Whitelake Studio is excited to create a one-of-a-kind Nike poster style portrait for each. Team photos will also be made in the Gym.
    Parents will receive an order envelope with their child’s proofs (just like school portraits) about two weeks after Portrait Day. Envelopes will be due in one week after they go home.
    Listed below are the appointment times for each team. (Please arrive in uniform at least 15 minutes before your appointed time.)
    9am                 PIN K-2
    9:20am            PIN 5G1
    9:40am            PIN 5B1
    10am               PIN 3G1
    10:30am          PIN 4B1
    10:50am          PIN 4G1
    Question? Please call Bryan White of Whitelake Studio at 770-889-3202.
    IMPORTANT: You can still become a VIP member and have access to all Fall, Winter & Spring Sports Events, as well as all school events throughout the year! VIP membership is just $79 per family. Order with your portraits!
    Please visit www.whitelakestudio.com to learn more about Whitelake Studio.
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