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2018

  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team Holds Jersey Night

    Pinecrest’s Varsity Girls Lacrosse team held its Jersey Night ceremony on Tuesday evening, February 20, in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel. Jersey Night is a beautiful and unique ceremony, during which dads present their daughters with their game jerseys for the season. Each dad takes a moment to tell his daughter how much he loves her, that he is proud of her, and then shares a virtue (or virtues) that he sees in his daughter.
     
    This event is always so special for all of our Varsity athletes, and is a special bonding opportunity for young ladies and their fathers.
     
    The Varsity Girls Lacrosse Jersey Night was bittersweet, as it was the final Jersey Night for our nine senior players.
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  • Varsity Tennis Teams Begin Season

    Congratulations to the Varsity Tennis team for a great opening match on Tuesday, February 20, against St. John Bosco Academy.  The Girls team won with a team score of 3-2, while the Boys team fell short with a score of 3-4. 
     
    The team showed outstanding performance by all doubles players, as all the Girls and Boys doubles teams were victorious.
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  • Jessie DeNardo Verbally Commits to Duke University Softball Program

    Jessie DeNardo, eighth grader at Pinecrest Academy, has verbally committed to play softball at Duke University under Coach Marissa Young. Jessie has been playing travel softball for the Lady Dukes U14 team since summer of 2017, and after a successful fall season was asked to verbally commit. 
     
    Jessie will continue to play with the Lady Dukes, who will compete on a National level in spring 2018.  Duke's softball program is in its inaugural year, and just went 4-0 in the ACC vs. Big 10 tournament over the weekend of February 17-18, 2018.
     
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  • This Week in Paladin Athletics - 2/18/18-3/4/18

    Chris Kane
    Pinecrest Academy | This Week In Sports | February 19-March 3, 2018
    DateTeamTitleOpponentHome AwayGame TimeDismissal TimeLocationDeparture Time
    2/20/2018Lacrosse Varsity Boys Whitefield AcademyA7:00PM Whitefield Academy4:30PM
    2/20/2018Baseball JV North Forsyth High SchoolH4:00PM Baseball Field 
    2/20/2018Tennis High School St. John Bosco AcademyH4:00PM Fowler Park 
    2/20/2018Soccer Varsity Girls Discovery High SchoolH5:00PM Varsity Field 
    2/20/2018Soccer Varsity Boys Discovery High SchoolH7:00PM Varsity Field 
    2/21/2018Baseball Varsity Cambridge High SchoolA5:55PM Cambridge High School4:10PM
    2/22/2018Baseball JV North Forsyth High SchoolA5:55PM North Forsyth High School4:30PM
    2/22/2018Basketball Varsity GirlsSweet Sixteen (Round 2) State TournamentPrince AvenueA6:00PM2:30PMPrince Avenue2:45PM
    2/23/2018Lacrosse Varsity Boys Greenbrier High SchoolA7:00PM2:45PMGreenbrier High School3:00PM
    2/23/2018Baseball Varsity North Cobb ChristianH4:00PM Baseball Field 
    2/23/2018Soccer Varsity Boys RiversideH7:00PM Varsity Field 
    2/24/2018Baseball Varsity Centennial High SchoolA4:00PM1:45PMCentennial HS2:00PM
    2/24/2018Lacrosse Varsity Boys Bremen High SchoolH2:00PM Varsity Field 
    2/25/2018Wrestling Varsity TeamFreshman State Championship; Shaw Athletic Center A8:00AM Emmanuel College 
             
    2/26/2018Tennis High School Wesleyan SchoolA4:00PM2:45PMWesleyan High School3:00PM
    2/26/2018Baseball JV Mount Pisgah Christian SchoolH4:00PM Baseball Field 
    2/26/2018Lacrosse Varsity Girls Mount ParanH7:00PM Varsity Field 
    2/27/2018Soccer Middle School Girls Whitefield AcademyA4:00PM Whitefield Academy2:40PM
    2/27/2018Soccer Middle School Boys Whitefield AcademyA5:15PM Whitefield Academy3:45PM
    2/27/2018Baseball Varsity Kings Ridge Christian SchoolA5:55PM Kings Ridge Varsity Baseball Field American Legion 
    2/27/2018Soccer Varsity Girls Whitefield AcademyH5:00PM Varsity Field 
    2/27/2018Soccer Varsity Boys Whitefield AcademyH7:00PM Varsity Field 
    2/28/2018Baseball JV North Cobb ChristianA4:30PM1:45PMNorth Cobb Christian2:00PM
    2/28/2018Tennis High School St. John Bosco AcademyH4:00PM Fowler Park 
    2/28/2018Lacrosse Varsity Boys Riverwood High SchoolH6:30PM Varsity Field 
    3/1/2018Soccer Middle School Girls North Cobb ChristianA4:00PM North Cobb Christian 
    3/1/2018Tennis High School Kings Ridge Christian SchoolA4:00PM2:45PMKings Ridge3:00PM
    3/1/2018Soccer Middle School Boys North Cobb ChristianA5:00PM North Cobb Christian 
    3/1/2018Baseball Varsity Kings Ridge Christian SchoolH4:00PM Baseball Field 
    3/1/2018Lacrosse Varsity Girls Druid Hills High SchoolA5:55PM Confirming location of game as it may be at a nuetral site4:00PM
    3/2/2018Soccer Varsity Girls Walker SchoolA5:00PM2:30PMWalker School2:45PM
    3/2/2018Soccer Varsity Boys Walker SchoolA7:00PM Walker School4:15PM
    3/2/2018Baseball JV Walker SchoolH4:00PM Baseball Field 
    3/2/2018Lacrosse JV Boys Fellowship Christian SchoolH5:00PM Varsity Field 
    3/2/2018Lacrosse Varsity Boys Fellowship Christian SchoolH7:00PM Varsity Field 
    3/3/2018Lacrosse Middle School Boys Whitefield AcademyA10:00AM Whitefield Academy8:00AM
    3/3/2018Baseball Varsity Wesleyan SchoolA1:30PM Brookstone School 
    3/3/2018Baseball Varsity BrookstoneA4:00PM Brookstone School11:30AM
    3/3/2018Lacrosse Middle School Girls Mount ParanH10:00AM Varsity Field 
    3/3/2018Lacrosse Middle School Girls Inman Middle SchoolH1:00PM Varsity Field 
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  • Spring Swim Stroke Clinic – with Coach Jordan

    Swimmers of all ages and experience are invited to sign up for a 2018 Spring Swim Stroke Clinic with our very own Coach Jordan. Space is limited, so sign up today. Here are the details:
     
    Instructor:  Denise Jordan - Swim Coach at Pinecrest Academy with over 35 years of experience
    When:  Monday, May 14 - Thursday, May 17 and Monday, May 21 - Thursday May 24 
                7:30-8:30pm
    Where:  Cumming Aquatic Center, 201 Aquatic Circle, Cumming, GA 30040 
    Who:  For ALL ages - young and old - only requirement: to be able to swim length of pool
    Limit:  To the first 30 participants to register
    What:  Stroke Technique, Starts, Turns, and Finishes
    Cost:  $90 - make check payable to Denise Jordan
    Contact:  Denise Jordan @ 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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  • Two Varsity Boys Lacrosse Players Profiled as Top Goal Scorers

    Two Pinecrest Varsity Boys Lacrosse players have been profiled on MAXPreps as top 5 goal scorers in the State after Week 1, including the #1 ranking.  
     
    David Stubbs is currently the leading scorer in the State with 7 goals, and Ryan Difazio is tied for #2 with six goals.  In the Paladins’ 14-1 win on February 16, David had a huge game with 5 goals, and Coach Davidson was pleased to see the Paladins had 7 different players score, along with a strong defensive effort.  Ryan Difazio is off to a consistent start, with 3 goals in each of the Paladins’ first two games.  
     
    According to Coach Davidson, “As a developing team, we have a long way to go (and stat rankings will surely fluctuate throughout the course of the season), but I was excited to see our Pinecrest logo profiled on MAXPreps' stat page as a result of David's, Ryan's, and the team's week 1 success on the field. “
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  • Rosary Rally Planned for High School Spring Athletes

    A Rosary Rally for our High School Spring athletes will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 9am in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel. All of our Spring athletes and their parents are encouraged to attend this beautiful kickoff to Spring season.
     
    As you may be aware, Pinecrest Academy is in partnership with SportsLeader to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program. The Rosary Rally is an initiative that supports our commitment to instilling leadership and virtues in our athletes.
     
    The Rally coincides with Springs Sports pictures, taking place in the Upper School Gym.
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  • Three Pinecrest Wrestlers Medal at GHSA Tournament to Close Out Historic Season

    We’re raising the Bar in PA Wrestling! Congratulations to Jimmy Dinsmore and Nick Miller, both juniors, and Joe Metz, Sophomore, who traveled to Macon, GA on Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, to participate in the GHSA State Wrestling Meet. 
     
    To compete in the GHSA competition you must place in the top four in the area and sectional competitions leading up to the State Tournament.  The competition at the State Tournament against fellow region 1A teams was fierce, but all three of our wrestlers gave their best efforts, exhibiting the SportsLeader virtue of the week, “Valor.”  
     
    Pinecrest took three wrestlers, and all survived Friday, ready to compete in the medal rounds on Saturday.  And here are the results:
     
    Jimmy Dinsmore - 6th Place for 138lb
    Nick Miller - 4th Place for 152lb
    Joe Metz - 2nd Place for 132lb
     
    A special thank you to Bob Holdsworth with SportsLeader, for coming to Macon and supporting our young men. And congratulations to the 2017-2018 Pinecrest Wrestling team that prepared these young men for competition.  A big shout out to Coaches Mark Schmidt, Jae Cha, Mike Miller, and Pat Metz.
     
    Young men interested in wresting are invited to check into Pinecrest’s Wrestling camp, as part of our Summer Camps program. Be a part of something bigger than yourself! 
     
    "Gold Medals aren’t really made of gold; they're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts." ~ Dan Gable
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  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team Falls to St. Francis in Championship Game

    After a competitive regular season match-up, the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Paladins fought their way through the Metro 10 post-season tournament for a chance at redemption and to upset the undefeated St. Francis Knights. That championship game provided an electric atmosphere with a packed gymnasium at St. Francis Middle School.
     
    For three quarters, the game went back and forth, as the fans for both teams cheered on the players. The Knights took advantage of some missed opportunities late by Pinecrest offensively and gradually took the lead.  Thanks to some stellar foul shooting and timely rebounds, St. Francis secured their spot in the winner’s circle with a 60-50 victory. Congratulations to our 8th Grade Paladins on a great season!
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  • Four Athletes Sign Their National Letters of Intent

    Four seniors signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 7, to play sports at their respective colleges, as families, siblings, coaches, students, faculty and staff looked on! Four cakes, bearing college names and mascots, were shared with all, in celebration of these students and their accomplishments. Congratulations to the following seniors:

    Ben Gobbel - Belmont Abbey College - Baseball
    Erin Houlihan - Furman University - Soccer
    Haley Jones - Occidental College - Lacrosse
    Nolan Stafford - Washington University - Football

    We wish these student/athletes all the best as they pursue sports on the collegiate level next year!
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  • Middle School Girls Basketball Falls to Kings Ridge in Metro 10 Championship

    The Pinecrest Academy Middle School Girls Basketball team advanced through the Metro 10 semi-finals avenging a late regular season loss to St. Francis. This created a match-up up with cross town rival Kings Ridge for the Championship.

    Using a mixture of man-to-man and zone defenses, the Paladins kept it close in the first half of the Championship game. The third and fourth quarters saw the Tigers use their high octane offense to wear down our Lady Paladins.  

    Congratulations to the Tigers on a well-deserved win and to the Paladins on a great farewell season for Coach Lacey.
     
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  • Spring Sports Announcements: Picture Day and Rosary Rally

    Picture Day for all Spring Sports will take place on Saturday, February 24, on the Pinecrest campus, in the Upper School Gym. 
     
    We will also hold a Rosary Rally for our High School athletes on Picture Day. As you may be aware, we have a partnership with SportsLeader, to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program. The Rosary Rally is an initiative that supports our commitment to instilling leadership and virtues in our athletes. The Rally will kick off at 9am in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel. Parents are cordially invited to attend with their athletes.
     
    Whitelake Studio will begin taking pictures for all of the Spring teams at 8am, and the Rosary Rally will take place at 9am. The picture schedule is as follows:
     
    8:00am - MS Boys Lacrosse
    8:20am - MS Girls Lacrosse
    8:40am - MS Baseball 
    9:00am - Varsity Sports Rosary Rally  (Parents are invited!)
    9:00am - MS Boys Soccer 
    9:30am - MS Girls Soccer 
    10:00am - Varsity Baseball 
    10:20am - Varsity Boys Lacrosse
    10:40am - Varsity Girls Lacrosse
    11:00am - Varsity Girls Soccer
    11:20am - Varsity Boys Soccer
    11:40am - Varsity B & Girls Tennis
    12:00pm - Varsity & MS Golf
     
    Questions can be directed to Chris Kane, Athletic Director.
     
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  • Varsity Swimming State Meet Results

    Several of our Varsity Swimmers were privileged to swim at the State Meet at Georgia Tech on Friday and Saturday, February 2-3. Following are results from the Preliminaries and the Finals.
     
    RESULTS from State Preliminaries (1A - 5A schools):
    Anthony Birozes in 50 free - seeded 12th & finished prelims in 12th, setting a new PR: 21.91
    Anthony Birozes in 100 free - seeded 18th & finished prelims in 21st, setting a new PR: 49.49
    Mason Carter in 50 free - seeded 41st & finished prelims in 49th - 23.61
    200 Men's Medley Relay - seeded 35th & finished prelims in 33rd, almost setting a new PA record - 1:48.75
    200 Men's  Free Relay - seeded 30th & finished in 25th - 1:34.88
    400 Men's Free Relay - seeded 30th & finished in 31st - 3:46.78 (1st Alternates at State Finals)
    200 Women's Free Relay - seeded 44th & finished prelims in 38th - 1:53.35
     
    RESULTS from State FINALS (1A - 3A schools):
     
    Anthony Birozes in 50 free - 9th IN THE STATE - 22.22 
    Anthony Birozes in 100 free - 13th IN THE STATE - 49.99
    200 Men's Free Relay - 7th IN THE STATE - 1:34.01
     
    Pinecrest Academy Men's Team finished in 18th out of the 39 1A-3A schools present, with 52 points!  Congratulations to all of our State swimmers, and to our Middle School Swim Team for winning the Metro 10 Championship!

    And a shout out to Coach Jordan and her amazing coaching team.
     
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  • Four Seniors To Sign National Letters of Intent - TODAY!

    Four Pinecrest Academy seniors will sign National Letters of Intent to play sports at their respective colleges today, February 7, at 12pm in the Upper School Gym. All families, siblings, students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of these senior athletes:
     
    Ben Gobbel - Belmont Abbey College - Baseball
    Erin Houlihan - Furman University - Soccer
    Haley Jones - Occidental College - Lacrosse
    Nolan Stafford - Washington University - Football
     
    After the signing presentations for each athlete, cake will be served to all.  Let's show these athletes our support!
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  • Pinecrest Wrestlers Advance to State

    Wresting Sectionals were held on Saturday, February 3, at Presbyterian Day School in Macon, GA. PA’s wrestlers performed well! Joe Metz took 1st Place, Nick Miller took 4th, Jimmy Dinsmore took 5th (alternate), and Mark Metz took 6th. Two areas of schools met on the mats, totaling 24 schools, who brought the top four wrestlers in each weight class for each area.
     
    Joe and Nick will advance to the State competition, held in Macon, GA, the weekend of February 9-10. At State, wrestlers will compete by school in their class (Single A for Pinecrest) and by weight category.  Go Paladins!
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  • Celebrate Our Senior Athletes During Senior Night -- February 2

    Paladins fans, come out Friday night, February 2, for some exciting Varsity Basketball, Bingo fun, and a special celebration of our senior athletes. Our Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls Basketball players and Fencers will be honored at 7:15pm, between the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball games, in the Upper School Gym.

    The excitement begins at 6pm with the Varsity Girls Basketball game, followed by Senior recognition festivities at 7:15pm, and then more basketball action with the Varsity Boys Basketball game.  Go Paladins!

    Bring the whole family to cheer on our Paladins and play some Bingo while you're there.  Bingo will be played in the Upper School Gym Atrium.
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  • Varsity Swimmers Qualify for State Meet

    Congratulations to the 2018 Pinecrest Academy State Swim Team! The following swimmers have qualified for the State Swim Meet on Friday, February 2, at Georgia Tech, with preliminaries beginning at 6pm:
     
    Men's State Team

    Anthony Birozes - 50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay
    Mason Carter - 50 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    Brendan Spillane - 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    John Paul Caprara - 200 free relay, 400 free relay
    Henry Borgerding - 200 medley relay (2nd alternate for other relays)
    Diego Perez - 400 free relay (1st alternate for other relays)
     
    Women's State Team

    Charlotte Adams - 200 free relay
    Lindsay Cottick - 200 free relay
    Sarah Meersman - 200 free relay
    Jacquie Petros - 200 free relay
    Vanessa Pausa - alternate for relay
    Samhita Mallavarapu - alternate for relay

    If you can't be at the State Meet to watch all the action, you can view it on the GHSA web site!
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  • Middle School Basketball Teams to Play in Metro 10 Semi-finals

    Pinecrest’s 8th Grade Basketball team competes in the Metro 10 Semi-final game on our home court on Thursday, February 1, at 6:30pm. If our Paladins win, the Championship game will likely be scheduled for Saturday, February 3.  Come out and support your Paladins!

    The Middle School Girls team will also be playing in the Metro 10 semi-finals on Thursday, at 4pm at St. Francis Middle School.  Go Lady Paladins!
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  • Four Seniors to Sign National Letters of Intent -- February 7

    Four Pinecrest Academy seniors will be signing their National Letters of Intent to play sports at their respective colleges on Wednesday, February 7, at 12pm in the Upper School Gym. All families, siblings, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of these senior athletes:
     
    Ben Gobbel - Belmont Abbey College - Baseball
    Erin Houlihan - Furman University - Soccer
    Haley Jones - Occidental College - Lacrosse
    Nolan Stafford - Washington University - Football
     
    After the signing presentations for each athlete, cake will be served to all.  Let's show these athletes our support on Signing Day!
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  • Middle School Swim Team Wins Metro 10...Again!

    Pinecrest’s Middle School Swim Team was one of seven teams competing in the Metro 10 Championship Meet at the Cumming Aquatic Center on Friday, January 26.  Our Paladins blew it out of the water with another first place – winning the Metro 10 Championship!  This is the second consecutive year our Middle School Swimmers have taken first in the Metro 10.  We finished first across the board – combined, women’s and men’s.  And, 44 personal records were set during this meet!
     
    Pincrest Academy and METRO 10 Records:
     
    (PA & Metro) MS Women's 200 Medley Relay = Carter, Brown, Birozes, Persichetti = 2:06.41 - This actually is a GHSA State Qualifying Time! If these young ladies were in high school on the Varsity Swim Team, they would be going to State!
     
    (PA & Metro) MS Women's 200 Free Relay = Davis, Carter, Birozes, Persichetti = 1:57.41
     
    (PA & Metro) Mercedes Persichetti = 50 free - 26.90
     
    (PA) Rachael Brown = 50 breast - 34.75 (ties current record)
     
    (Metro) Tommy Davis = 100 free - 56.63
     
    (Metro) MS Men's 200 Free Relay = Clawson, Adams, Steinert, Davis - 1:54.22 
     
    TOP POINT SCORERS
                     
    MS Boys:
    1st: TIE - Tommy Davis & Jackson Steinert = 30 points
    2nd: Nick Clawson - 27 points
    3rd: TIE - Kyle Adams & Justin Smith - 21 points
     
    MS Girls:
    1st:  Mercedes Persichetti - 30 points
    2nd: TIE - Maria Birozes & Rachael Brown - 21 points
    3rd:  Lexi Carter - 19 points
     
    MAKING TOP THREE MS BOYS' FINISHERS AT MEET
    SPECIAL RECOGNITION to those who placed 1st in all four events:  Tommy Davis, Jackson Steinert
    200 Medley Relay:  Smith, Steinert, McCarthy, Figueredo - 1st
    200 Free Relay:  Clawson, Adams, Steinert, Davis - 1st
    400 Free Relay:  Clawson, Adams, Smith, Davis - 1st
    Tommy Davis - 1st in 50 fly; 1st in 100 free
    Nick Clawson - 1st in 50 free; 2nd in 50 back
    Kyle Adams - 2nd in 100 IM
    Nicholas Figueredo - 3rd in 50 free
    Jackson Steinert - 1st in 50 breast; 1st in 100 IM
    Justin Smith - 3rd in 50 back
     
    MAKING TOP THREE MS GIRLS' FINISHERS AT MEET
     
    SPECIAL RECOGNITION to swimmers who placed first in all four events:  Mercedes Persichetti
    200 Medley Relay: Carter, Brown, Birozes, Persichetti - 1st
    200 Free Relay:  Davis, Carter, Birozes, Persichetti - 1st
    400 Free Relay:  Labiche, Shelton, Davis, Brown - 3rd
    Mercedes Persichetti - 1st in 100 free; 1st in 50 free 
    Rachael Brown - 3rd in 200 free; 2nd in 50 breast
    Maria Birozes - 3rd in 50 fly
    Meagan Davis - 3rd in 50 breast
    Lexi Carter - 2nd in 50 back
     
    Way to go, Middle School Swimmers!  And congratulations to all of the coaches and dedicated parents who supported this talented group.
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  • Pinecrest Varsity Wrestlers Bring Home Big Wins!

    Pinecrest’s Wrestling teams traveled to Commerce, GA, for area duals on January 26-27, 2018.  This area of schools is the toughest in the State for Single A competition, with 12 schools competing. Wrestlers competing for Pinecrest included John Paul Rodriguez, Troy LaPlaca, Tyler Schmidt, Jimmy Dinsmore, Mark Metz, Joe Metz, and Nick Miller.
     
    Six PA athletes moved into the semi-final/consolation semi-final round on the second day of the tournament. Tyler Schmidt took 6th place, Troy LaPlaca took 5th place, Mark Metz took 5th place, Jimmy Dinsmore took 4th place, Nick Miller took 4th place (Jimmy and Nick both forfeited the last consolation semi-final due to injury, so they took 4th), and Joe Metz took 2nd place.  
     
    With 1st through 4th place wins, three of our wrestlers -- Jimmy Dinsmore, Joe Metz and Nick Miller -- are moving into sectional competition next week in Macon GA.
     
    Wrestlers who place 1st-4th next weekend will move onto the State Competition in Macon, GA, February 8-10.  Let’s go, Paladins!
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  • Three Baseball Players Named to Preseason Teams

    Three Pinecrest Varsity Baseball players were recognized for the Class 1A Private Preseason All State first and second teams, as announced in the "Georgia Dugout Preveiw."

    1st Team
    Ben Gobbel, Infielder, Senior
    Will Patota, Infielder, Senior

    2nd Team
    Patrick O'Rourke, Outfielder, Junior

    Congratulations to these young men!
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  • Another First Place for Middle School Swim Team

    Our Middle School Swim Team brought home another First Place finish in the Central Middle School Quad Meet on Friday, January 19!
     
    COMBINED SCORES:  Pinecrest finished 1st out of 4 teams!
     
    WOMEN'S SCORES:  Pinecrest finished 1st out of 4 teams!
    Pinecrest Academy = 546 
    Jr Bulldog Swim Club = 358
    Junior Raiders = 342
    West Junior Wolverines = 33
     
    MEN'S SCORES:  Pinecrest finished 1st out of 4 teams!
    Pinecrest Academy = 589
    Jr Bulldog Swim Club = 399
    Junior Raiders = 127
    West Junior Wolverines = 76
     
    DEDICATION of MEET:  The team dedicated this meet to the many people who have lost their homes in a fire; in particular, Gabi Denkman's neighbor and Jackson Steinert's grandparents, who live in Montecito, California.
     
    TOP POINT SCORERS
      
    Middle School Boys:
    1st: Kyle Adams - 55 points
    2nd: Nick Clawson - 54 points
    3rd:  Tommy Davis - 51 points
     
    Middle School Girls:
    1st:  TIE - Rachael Brown 57 points & Mercedes Persichetti - 57 points
    2nd: Maria Birozes - 52 points
    3rd:  Meagan Davis - 47.5 points
     
    MAKING TOP THREE MS BOYS' FINISHERS AT MEET
     
    200 Medley Relay:  Clawson, Steinert, Adams, Davis - 2nd
                                 Hill, Crane, McCarthy, Figueredo - 3rd
    200 Free Relay:  Clawson, Adams, Steinert, Davis - 2nd
                               Figueredo, Persichetti, Crane, McCarthy - 3rd
    Tommy Davis - 2nd in 50 fly; 2nd in 100 free
    Nick Clawson - 1st in 50 free; 2nd in 50 back
    Kyle Adams - 3rd in 50 fly
    Nicholas Figueredo - 3rd in 50 free
    Jackson Steinert - 3rd in 50 breast 
     
    MAKING TOP THREE MS GIRLS' FINISHERS AT MEET
     
    200 Medley Relay: Carter, Brown, Persichetti, Birozes - 1st
    200 Free Relay:  Brown, Davis, Birozes, Persichetti - 1st
    Mercedes Persichetti - 1st in 100 free; 2nd in 50 free 
    Rachael Brown - 2nd in 100 IM; 1st in 50 breast
    Maria Birozes - 2nd in 50 fly
    Meagan Davis - 3rd in 50 breast
    Lexi Carter - 3rd in 50 back
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  • Baseline Concussion Tests Rescheduled

    The make-up date for Baseline Concussion Tests have been scheduled. If your child has not had his/her baseline concussion test completed at Pinecrest Academy for this school year and is registered to play a Spring sport, he/she MUST attend one of these two dates: January 22, 2018 at 3:30pm or January 23, 2018 at 3:30pm. 
     
    The test is completed in the high school computer lab.

    To reserve a spot, please follow this weblink: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094ca4a92da13-baseline
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  • Middle School Swimmers Nab another First Place!

    Our Middle School Swimmers took to the (saltwater!) pool at a Swim Meet on Friday, January 12, in Clarkesville, Georgia, and came out on top! The Paladins earned another First Place finish, swimming against Tallulah Falls, Oak Hill Classical, Providence, Hebron Christian, Winder Barrow, Carrollton Jr High, and Habersham Central.
     
    COMBINED SCORES:  Pinecrest finished 1st out of 8 teams
    WOMEN'S SCORES:  Pinecrest finished 1st out of 8 teams
    MEN'S SCORES:  Pinecrest finished 1st out of 8 teams
     
    TOP POINT SCORERS
                     
    MS Boys:
    1st: Tommy Davis - 92 points
    2nd: Jackson Steinert - 76 points
    3rd:  Nick Clawson - 69 points

    MS Girls:
    1st:  Mercedes Persichetti - 97 points
    2nd: Rachael Brown - 82 points
    3rd:  Maria Birozes - 75 points
    4th:  Meagan Davis - 71 points
     
    MAKING TOP FIVE MS BOYS' FINISHERS AT MEET:

    200 Medley Relay:  Smith, Steinert, Adams, Davis - 1st
                                Clawson, Crane, McCarthy, Figueredo - 3rd
    200 Free Relay:  Clawson, Adams, Steinert, Davis - 1st
                             McCarthy, Crane, Smith, Figueredo - 5th
    Tommy Davis - 1st in 100 free & 50 free; 2nd in 50 fly; 4th in 100 IM
    Nick Clawson - 5th in 100 free
    Justin Smith - 5th in 50 back
    Jackson Steinert - 2nd in 50 breast, 3rd in 50 back, 5th in 100 IM

    MAKING TOP FIVE MS GIRLS' FINISHERS AT MEET:

    200 Medley Relay: Davis, Brown, Persichetti, Birozes - 1st
    200 Free Relay:  Brown, Davis, Birozes, Persichetti - 1st
    Mercedes Persichetti - 1st in 100 free & in 50 free & in 100 IM; 2nd in 50 fly!!!
    Maria Birozes - 3rd in 50 back, 4th in 50 fly
    Rachael Brown - 4th in 100 free, 1st in 50 breast, 4th in 100 IM
    Meagan Davis - 3rd in 50 breast, 5th in 50 back
     
    Our kind-hearted swimmers dedicated their meet to Grace Ganet, who is dying of a rare disease. She started the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the Nguyen family’s former parish by praying with people for their intentions before and after Masses. She has done this for more than 1,000 people - and now she needs our prayers! Please join Middle School Swimmers in praying for Ms. Ganet.
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  • Recreational Soccer Registration -- Closes January 12

    Registration for Recreational Soccer will close on Friday, January 12. After January 12, a late fee of $25 will be added to the total and athletes will not be guaranteed a spot on a team. Pinecrest’s team rosters are due to the league soon after registration closes, so it is very difficult to add players on at that point.
     
    There are two places parents will need to register -- once on Pinecrest’s registration site, where parents will submit payment, and then once on the United Futbol Academy (UFA) site, where parents will submit player information so that UFA has it in their system. 

    Please keep in mind that parents will ONLY submit payment through Pinecrest’s registration - NOT UFA's system. There are detailed instructions via the link below that explain how to register into UFA's system and how to avoid the payment at the end of their registration. 
     
    Pinecrest registration link: http://pinecrestacademy.siplay.com/site/
     
     
    UFA registration instructions: UFA Registration Instructions
     
    The commitment to this recreational league is one practice a week for one hour and one game on Saturdays. Some of the older age groups like to practice twice a week; this usually begins at the U10 or U12 level. Practice schedules will likely be available in early February.
     
    Each player is placed on a team according to their age, NOT by grade level. Please use the information below as a reference to see what level each player would be assigned to, based on age. 
     
    U6 League - Born in 2012, 2013
    U8 League - Born in 2010, 2011
    U10 League - Born in 2008, 2009
    U12 League - Born in 2006, 2007
     
    The first practices will begin the week of Tuesday, February 20 (Monday is President's Day). Each team will have a one-hour slot on one particular day each week throughout the season (i.e. every Tuesday at 3:30-4:30). 
     
    The first games will be on Saturday, March 3. Parents interested in coaching a team are invited to contact Ryan Weingart, Associate Athletic Director.
     
    IMPORTANT: Please remember that you need to register on two separate sites, once through Pinecrest and once through UFA, as stated above. It is very important that information is submitted on both sites.
     
    Questions regarding the league or registration may be sent to Ryan Weingart.
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