Men’s Basketball:

After losing in the state tournament last year, the men’s basketball team, led by Coach Sharman White, hopes to reestablish their previous dominance and lead the team to another state championship. The loss of key players senior Josh Reed to the Cincinnati Bearcats, and freshman Bryson Tiller to OTE Cold Hearts, from their 2022 team has given new players new opportunities. The team is led by four seniors: Ben Leach, Davis Rice, Kendall Evans and CJ Thomas. The team has a great opportunity this year to play in a tournament in London, England. Rice said, “I’m looking forward to getting a new perspective on Basketball through the eyes of London. I think it will be interesting seeing how the game is conducted in Europe.” Along with London the team will be playing in five other tournaments this year. The season started off strong for the team with a 63-54 win in a scrimmage over Mays High School.

Junior Kyle Green drives in the paint Photo: Fred Assaf

Women’s Basketball:

The women’s team is led by two seniors this year: Ella Berman and Cele Camp. Regarding the upcoming season, Berman said, “I’m so excited for this season. It’s a super young team and all of the sophomores and freshmen have already proven themselves to be great players. We played really well in our scrimmage against Mays, which has made us all super excited about future games and we seem to have great team chemistry.” The team also began the season with a scrimmage against Mays High School, where they defeated Mays 60-41. Camp said, “I’m really excited to see how far we can go and I am looking forward to being a leader on the team.”

Men’s Swimming and Diving:

The men’s swimming and diving team strive to accomplish an overall team state championship this year. Led by Coach John Ague as well as seniors Carter Freudenstein, Barrett Hight, Corey Lochan and Jordan Loughran, the swimmers have broken many individual records as well as had individual state champions, however, they look to accomplish something that has not been completed in Pace history. Junior Lane Canova said “After a third-place finish for the boys last year at state, we are all excited to get back in the pool and make a run for the state title this year. So far we are off to a solid start including wins in two dual meets.” The team has started off hot and looks to continue their dominance throughout the rest of the season.

Women’s Swimming and Diving:

The women’s swimming and diving team is also coached by Ague and student led by two seniors: Anna Zinman and Marisa Sapre. They hope to lead the team to a successful season including a strong appearance at the state championship. “I’m looking forward to the girl’s team filled with new underclassmen, whose talent can really make an impact. I’m also really excited to be a senior leader and make new connections with the team” said Senior Anna Zinman. The swimmers began the season with a split start, going 1-1, however, there are bright things in the future of the team.


The wrestling team is the only senior-less team this year, however, the team is not small in size. Composed of sixteen athletes and three coaches, the team looks to have another successful year in the state tournament. Junior Will Moore said, “We’re looking forward to seeing what our young team can do this year and in the next couple of years. Hopefully we can continue the wrestling culture that has been established over the past few years.” The team had a successful meet against Mclntosh High School and will continue their hard work in order to capitalize on their young team.

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