Men’s Basketball :
This year, the Pace Academy men’s basketball team looks to repeat last year and win back to back state championships. Over winter break, the team excelled in their Nike Elite High School trip to Hawaii where they played some of the best teams across the country. The basketball team also traveled to Chicago where they beat Hyde Park highschool located in Illinois. Currently, the team has an in-state record of 6 wins and only 1 loss, so this season is looking very promising. Head Coach Sharman White just earned 500 career wins, and has been named Coach of the Year many times. The team is currently led by two seniors, LJ Moore and KJ Greene, but the talent is prevalent throughout each grade. There are still 11 games remaining in the regular season and the team is looking to improve their record before the GHSA (Georgia High School Association) state playoffs.
Girl’s Basketball :
As we begin to approach the halfway point of the GHSA basketball season, the Pace Academy girl’s team has a 4-2 record and looks to keep winning throughout the rest of the season and into the playoffs. The team is led by senior Reed Millner, and Head Coach, Christal Caldwell. Sophomore Lawson Monroe recorded 31 points in a competitive game against Woodland-Stockbridge. The girls team has nine games remaining before they head into the GHSA playoffs.
Swimming & Diving :
The Pace Academy swimming team, lead by Coach John Ague has a deep roster consisting of many talented swimmers from each grade. The team is led by six seniors: Lane Canova, Hayden Harris, Walker Smith, Claire Easterling, Ansley Freudenstein and Morgan Goldstrom. Currently, both the boys and girls have records of 1-2, but there are still six remaining meets left in the season before the GHSA state championships which will take place at the olympic natatorium at Georgia Tech.
Led by Coach Jason Miller and seniors Will Moore and Roland Foster, the Pace wrestling team is currently 1-1, but they have come a long way performing extremely well in a series of meets. In the Buckhead Belt, junior Dylan Hirokawa and sophomore Braylon Cambor were victorious both coming home champions. Over break, at the Sequoyah tournament, Will Moore went 5-0 being named champion of his weight class. Also at the Sequoyah tournament, sophomore Braylon Cambor went 3-2 achieving 2nd place. There is still plenty of time left in the season as there are still seven wrestling meets left. The wrestling team looks to improve their skills in these last few meets before going to the GHSA state championships.