Athletics News

The varsity football team heads into the GHSA Class AAA state playoffs this Friday, Nov. 9.

The Knights, the No. 4 seed following a three-way coin toss, will travel to Monroe Area High School to face the Hurricanes at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $8. Put on your blue and white and support your Pace Knights! 

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the varsity boys and girls cross-country teams traveled to Carrollton, Ga., to compete in the GHSA Class AAA state meet. Both teams ran exceptionally well.

The girls finished third in the state, with junior Paula Sandoval and freshman Laura Arenth bringing home sixth- and eighth-place medals, respectively.

The boys finished fourth in the state, and junior George Adams brought home the 10th-place individual medal. Way to go, runners, coaches, trainers and fans!

On Saturday, Nov. 3, in front of a gym packed with Pace Knights, the varsity volleyball team brought home its second state-championship title in as many years. In a repeat of the 2016 and 2017 state finals, the Knights defeated the Westminster Wildcats 3-1.

The victory was the culmination of a courageous season in which the team overcame injuries, illnesses and early losses.

Following the season, four Knights were honored by the Georgia Volleyball Coaches Association (GVCA). Junior Ada Jane Agolli, senior Alexandra Baker and sophomore Kalissa Greene were named to the GVCA All State Team, while junior Dominique Turner received the All State Honorable Mention Award.

Congratulations to our student-athletes, coaches, trainers and fans on back-to-back state titles!

Saturday, Nov. 3, will be a big day for the Pace Knights as the varsity volleyball and cross-country teams compete for spots on the state podium. Here’s what you need to know:

Volleyball: For the third year in a row, the varsity volleyball team has advanced to the GHSA Class AAA State Championship! After sweeping Lovett in the Final Four, the team will face Westminster in the state championship, a rematch of the 2016 and 2017 finals, at 4 p.m. at McEachern High School.

Tickets, available at GoFan.com, are $8. The Booster Club will cover the cost of student admission on the day of the game, and student tickets and T-shirts will be distributed at McEachern beginning at 3 p.m. A student fan bus will depart Pace at 2:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast via NFHS Network. Additional information about the state championship is available here.

Cross-Country: After finishing in third place at the GHSA region meet this past week, both the varsity girls and boys cross-country teams will travel to Carrollton Elementary School to compete in the state meet. Pace’s top seven boys will race at 11 a.m., while the top seven girls will race at 11:45 a.m. A student fan bus will depart Pace at 9 a.m. Additional information about the state championship is available here

Make it a Pace day and cheer on our varsity student-athletes. Let’s go, Knights!

Following this past Saturday’s Sweet 16 win, five Pace Knights were named to the 4-AAA All-Area Volleyball Team!

Congratulations to Kalissa Greene (All-Area MVP), Alexandra Baker (First Team), Ada Jane Agolli (First Team), Dominique Turner (First Team) and Lucy Ferry (Second Team).

After cruising through the first and second rounds of the state playoffs, our area-champion varsity volleyball team will face North Hall High School in the GHSA Elite Eight this Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. in the Inman Center.

The Booster Club will cover the cost of admission ($6) for all Pace students. Come out and support your defending state champions as they make another run for the title!

Following a 2-1 victory over Lovett in the semifinals, the varsity volleyball team faced Westminster for the area title on Oct. 11.

In a rematch of last year’s state championship, the Knights battled hard to win the first two sets (25-23, 25-19), but the Wildcats fought back and cruised to a 25-12 third-set victory. “The fourth set showed a very different Pace team,” says coach Anna Bush. “After trading the first few points, sophomore Kalissa Greene elevated her service game, and Westminster could not answer.” Pace took the title with a 25-10 win.

The Knights will face Appling County High School in the first round of the state playoffs this Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. in the Inman Center. The winner will play in the second round at 3 p.m. Come out and cheer on the Knights!

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