Athletics News

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.

The spring sports season has been an unprecedented time for Pace Athletics! On Monday, May 6, the varsity boys tennis team claimed the GHSA Class AAA state championship with a 3-2 win over Lovett; the girls followed on Tuesday, May 7, with their own 3-2 victory and state title.

This marks the first time since 1979 that both the Pace boys and girls tennis teams have won gold. Congratulations, coaches and players! And thanks to the many fans who made the trip up Pace Mountain to cheer on the Knights! 

US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, has named seniors Sam Assaf and Charlie Warren 2019 All-Academic honorees, while a record-breaking five boys lacrosse players have been selected to the All-State Team. Congratulations to First Team All-State players Assaf and Warren, and to Patrick Thurman, Mbiti Williams and Tripp Trimble, who received All-State Honorable Mention!

The varsity boys lacrosse team defeated Kell High School 13-4 to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the GHSA Class AAA tournament. The Knights will play on Monday, May 6. Opponent, location and game time are to be determined.

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