Athletics News

Welcome back, Pace Knights fans! Friday Knight Lights kick off this week, and our student leaders have already determined themes for this year’s home football games. Check out the themes and order your spirit shirt for each game. The first spirit store closes on Monday, Aug. 19, but online stores will reopen each week to accept orders.

And Athletics needs your help sourcing social-media content. Learn how to submit game-day photos, videos and information for use on Athletics’ Twitter and Instagram accounts. Interested in the upcoming Middle and Upper School athletic contests? Check out the online Athletics Calendar and make plans to cheer on our student-athletes—they love fans in the stands! #PK4L 

Congratulations to the varsity baseball team! The Knights advanced to the GHSA state championship for the first time since 1995 and faced Pike County High School for the title in a nail-biter of a doubleheader.

Both games went into extra innings, but the Knights ultimately fell to the Pirates to claim the state runner-up title. Well done, Knights!

Congratulations to junior Claire Wierman! Following the spring sports season, Wierman was named First Team All-State for girls lacrosse.

On Friday, May 17, several members of the varsity track team competed in the post-state Meet of Champions. Junior Payton Payne was sixth in the 1600 meters and tied her personal record of 5:26.

The Adams twins ran the 800 meters and dropped their state times even lower. Junior George Adams placed fourth with a new school record of 1:54.11, and junior Sam Adams placed sixth with a new personal record of 1:55.80. Both boys have been named track-and-field All-Americans. Congratulations, George and Sam!

Eleven members of the varsity track and field teams competed in the GHSA Class AAA state championship May 9-11 and, when all was said and done, several Knights ended up on the podium.

In the 800 meters, junior George Adams claimed the state title in 1:56.12; junior Sam Adams followed in 1:56.40 to take silver. Their performances garnered invitations to the Meet of Champions on Friday, May 17, at 8 p.m. at Marietta High School. G. Adams also landed on the podium with a third-place finish in the 1600 meters, and freshman Edward Blaha placed fifth in the 3200—both school records! Out of 34 teams, the Pace boys finished ninth overall.

For the girls, juniors Payton Payne and Paula Sandoval competed in the 3200 and finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Senior Justice Jackson finished her Pace track career on the state podium with a sixth-place finish in the 400, and sophomore Laura Romig was fourth in the 800 meters. The Pace girls finished in eighth place out of 32 teams. Congratulations, Knights!

For the first time since 1995, the varsity baseball team has advanced to the Georgia High School Association state finals!

The Knights will travel to Macon to take on Pike County High School in a doubleheader on Tuesday, May 21, with games beginning at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. If required, a third game will take place in Macon on Wednesday evening, May 22. The Knights will play at Luther Williams Stadium, home of the Macon Bacon.

A fan bus will depart from Pace’s back parking lot at 2:30 p.m. on May 21 and will return to Pace at the conclusion of the second game. Middle and Upper School students may sign up to ride the fan bus here. The sign-up deadline is Monday, May 20, at 3 p.m.

Tickets to Tuesday’s doubleheader are $13. The Booster Club will cover the cost of student tickets. Can’t make the games? Watch them live at NFHSNetwork.com/GHSA. Additional information about the state championship is available here.

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