Athletics News

The Middle School swimming and diving teams concluded their seasons at the Middle School Championships at Marist on Dec. 7 and 8. Just as they had done all season, the AquaKnights put in one personal-best performance after another.

In the diving competition, seventh-grader Emery Duncan finished in 21st place, while seventh-graders Ansley Freudenstein and Ansli Hennings were 30th and 37th, respectively.

Highlights from the individual swimming portion of the meet included a seventh-place finish in the 200 free for seventh-grader Caroline Hood; fifth place in the 50 free for seventh-grader India Motley; ninth place in the 100 fly and seventh place in the 100 breaststroke for sixth-grader Ledger Kincaid; and second place in the 100 backstroke for eighth-grader Marisa Sapre.

The boys 200 free relay team (eighth-graders Barrett Hight, Corey Lochan, Luca Tanasa and Kincaid) finished second overall, while the girls 200 free relay team (Sapre, sixth-grader Kate Cunningham, Hood and Motley) was fifth. The same girls made up the 400 free relay, which wrapped up the meet in sixth place.

The Pace girls placed eighth out of the 27 participating teams; the boys were seventh out of 21 teams; and the AquaKnights combined for an overall seventh-place finish. Way to go, Knights!  

Following the 2018 season, five members of the varsity softball team have been named to the GHSA All-Region team.

Congratulations to senior Caelan Corbally, junior Caroline Landis, and sophomores Lane Brickley, Jamie Kornheiser and Sydney Silverstein.

Following the varsity football team’s 2018 season, two Knights were named to the 5-AAA All-Region Team.

Congratulations to sophomore linebacker Justin Johnson and senior kicker/punter Patrick Markwalter!

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, 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!

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