Athletics News

This Week in Athletics: State Tournament News

The action and excitement just keep coming as our Knights continue their winning ways in postseason play. Today, the varsity baseball team hosts Haralson High School in the third of a three-game series to determine which team will advance to the Elite Eight round of the state tournament. The game starts at 5 p.m. at Charlie Owens Field. Admission ($7) is limited, and the Booster Club will cover the cost of student admission.

Then, at 6 p.m. this Friday, May 7, the varsity boys lacrosse team will host Holy Innocents’ in an Elite Eight matchup at Riverview Sports Complex. Spectators are unlimited, and the Booster Club will cover the cost of student admission. In addition, our track and field teams will travel to Gordon Central High School May 7 and 8 to compete in the sectional meet.

On Saturday, both varsity tennis teams will attempt to capture state titles as they face Lovett in their respective championships at the Rome Tennis Center. Get all the tennis state-championship details here; students who wish to attend should sign up via the email from Director of Athletics Chad Wabrek

Finally, both the varsity girls and boys soccer teams defeated their opponents yesterday evening to earn spots in the GHSA Final Four. Games will take place early next week; check the Pace Athletics Calendar for updates.

Pace parents: Please remember to register your students for 2021-2022 interscholastic/club sports by May 7. All parents of students in grades four through 11 received registration information from athletics@paceacademy.org in early April. Please contact Director of Athletics Chad Wabrek with questions. 

All-American & All-State Honors for Boys Lacrosse

The varsity boys lacrosse team wrapped up an outstanding season with a long list of accolades. Congratulations to senior Evan Karetsos, who has been named a US Lacrosse All-American, recognized for his exemplary efforts on and off the field. In addition, Evan Karetsos and sophomore Niko Karetsos received First Team All-State honors; senior Tripp Trimble and junior Jason Tapper were named to the All-State Second Team; and senior Steven Morrisroe was selected to the All-State Honorable Mention team. Head Coach Grady Stevens was named Georgia Coach of the Year. Congratulations, Knights!

This Week in Athletics: Region Titles, Playoff Action & Pace Gear

The postseason excitement continues for Pace Athletics! Yesterday, the varsity girls soccer team defeated Rabun County High School 11-1 to advance to the GHSA Sweet 16; boys track and field claimed the region title; and the girls track and field team was region runner-up. 

The action continues today, April 29, as boys soccer hosts Riverside MIlitary Academy in the second round of state-tournament play, and boys lacrosse welcomes Darlington to Riverview Road to kick off the team’s postseason run. In addition, varsity baseball hosts Dade County in a first-round doubleheader; girls lacrosse travels to Mount Paran for a first-round matchup; and boys tennis competes in the GHSA Final Four at Bleckley County High School. Check the Pace Athletics Calendar for all the details. 

Spectator seating is unlimited at Walsh Field but capped at Charlie Owens Field. Per GHSA rules, admission is $7; the Booster Club will cover the cost of admission for Pace students. REMINDER: Masks are required of all spectators at all Pace Athletics events.

Finally, today is the last day to stock your closet with Pace gear for the summer. Shop T-shirts, pullovers, polos, hats and hoodies at our pop-up shop now. Items will be shipped directly to your home once the store closes. 

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