On a Roll!

Paladins Beat Darlington, Extend Win Streak to 3 Games

The Fellowship Christian School baseball club defeated The Darlington School, 3-2, on President's Day (Feb. 20).

It was the third straight victory to begin the season for the undefeated Paladins.

"I am so proud of these young men," head coach Shawn Oliver said. "They showed mental toughness. Our club is 3-0, and the determination these guys are showing is why."

(Photo by Margo Miller)

Postseason Basketball Honors

Frazer, Keim Receive Basketball Honors

Junior Cody Frazer has been named to the All Region Basketball Second Team.

Frazer finished as the Paladins' leading scorer for the season.

Another of the team's top scorers, junior Teddy Keim earned honorable mention.

GHSA Championships

Lady Paladins Fall to State Tournament

Juniors Cameron Swartz and Sadie Schultz netted 16 and 15 points, respectively, but the Fellowship Christian School girls basketball team fell 49-42 to Aquinas High School of Augusta on the road on Feb. 17.

The Lady Paladins end the season 14-10.

Entering the game, FCS was seeded 20th out of 24 teams in the 2017 GHSA Class A Girls Basketball Championships, and Aquinas was 13th.

"We jumped out to a 19-9 lead after the first quarter, and led at half by four," head coach Mike Kinsey said. "Aquinas made a great comeback. I am very proud of the Lady Paladins this year."

Using His Head

FCS Edges River Ridge at Home, 2-1

The Fellowship Christian School boys varsity soccer team posted a 2-1 victory over 7A River Ridge High School at Bob Lord Field on Feb. 16.

Senior Kaillin Reid scored two goals -- both on headers -- to lead FCS to its first win in two games this season.

Andrew Johnson, a senior, made several key saves.

Reid snapped a tie with 2:36 left heading in junior Jack Berends' corner kick.

River Ridge tied it at 25:20 of the second half on a penalty kick goal.

(Photos by Margo Miller and James Williamson)

Season Opener

Successful Opener: Royalty Throws No Hitter in Road Win

Junior Kurtis Royalty threw a no-hitter to lead the Fellowship Christian School baseball team to a 2-0 victory over 6A Creekside High School in Fairburn on Feb. 13.

It was the season opener for the Paladins, who are under the direction of head coach Shawn Oliver.

Royalty threw a complete game gem.

FCS plays the second game in as many days against Meadowcreek High School at Paladin Park on Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The Paladins won that game 8-3.

(Photo submitted by Coach Oliver)

Championship Performance

Paladins Capture Winter League Championship

The sixth grade basketball team from Fellowship Christian School defeated the West Cobb Warriors, 50-39, to capture the sixth-grade Winter League tournament at All-Tournament Players Park in Marietta. It was the school's second title at ATPP in three seasons.

The Paladins led 24-18 at halftime and 34-21 after three quarters.

FCS defeated Lassiter, 36-30, in the league semifinals at ATPP on Feb. 11.

With the victory, the Paladins improved to 7-6 overall for the season.

The school captured the sixth grade title back in 2015 at ATPP.

(Photo submitted by Kerrie Persiano)

Comeback

Lady Paladins Fight Back to Tie 3A Pace Academy

Senior Caitlin Welty scored the game-tying goal with about 16:30 left to lift the Fellowship Christian School girls soccer team to a 2-2 tie with AAA Pace Academy at Bob Lord Field on Feb. 10.

The defending Class A state champion Lady Paladins led 1-0 at halftime on senior Rachel Haigwood's goal that was assisted by senior Mackenzie Gibbs.

The Lady Knights score the first two goals of the second half.

FCS plays next on Feb. 22 at 5A North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs at 5:30 p.m.

(Photos by Margo Miller)

Season Opener


Paladins Drop Opener to 3A Pace Academy

The Fellowship Christian School boys soccer team fell to AAA Pace Academy, 1-0, in a hard-fought season-opener at Bob Lord Field on Feb. 10.

The Knights' Brian Sloan scored the game's only goal of the game at 30:30 of the opening half.

Fellowship, the Class A state runners up in 2016, entered the game coming off a 2-2 tie against 7A Sequoyah High School on Feb. 3 at home.

"Andrew Johnson played awesome in the goal [with several key saves]," assistant coach James Williamson said. "We had chances, but we could not convert."

The Paladins host 7A River Ridge High School at Bob Lord Field in a non-Region matchup on Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

(Photos by Margo Miller)

Region Semifinals

Lady Paladins Fall to Saint Francis in Region Semifinals

Junior Cameron Swartz netted 21 points, but it wasn't enough as the Fellowship Christian School girls basketball team lost 85-35 to Saint Francis in the Region Tournament semifinals at The Darlington School in Rome on Feb. 10.

The Lady Paladins, ranked 19th in the latest Class A girls basketball rankings, are hoping to be among the top 24 schools to be picked for the state tournament that begins on Feb. 17.

In Rome, junior Sadie Schulz chipped in with six points, and senior Sadi Ward netted four.

The Lady Paladins are now 14-9 overall.

Region Semifinalists!

Swartz Nets 20 in 39-38 Win over Gordon Lee

Junior Cameron Swartz, who announced her commitment to NCAA Division I University of Colorado earlier in the week, scored 20 points to lead the Fellowship Christian School girls basketball team to a 39-38 Region tournament victory over Gordon Lee High School at The Darlington School in Rome on Feb. 7.

FCS faces Saint Francis in the Region Tournament Semifinals at Darington on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. The finals are slated for Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.

The Lady Paladins, ranked 19th in the latest Class A girls basketball rankings, are hoping to be among the top 24 schools to be picked for the state tournament that begins on Feb. 17.

In Rome, junior Sadie Schulz netted 12 points to help the Lady Paladins improve to 14-8 overall. She hit her first three 3-point baskets.

World Luge Championships

Germaine Placed 16th in Luge World Championships

Former Fellowship Christian School student Raychel Germaine placed 16th in the three-day Luge World Championships held Jan. 27-29 in Igls, Austria.

Every year, except for the Olympic year, it's the premier luge race with more countries and athletes competing than any other World Cup race during the season. This year, the women's event included 45 competitors from 21 countries.

Germaine finished 18th after the first run with a personal track record time of 40.218 seconds. The top 20 qualified for a second run. She finished 16th.

"Her second start was much cleaner," her father Bob Germaine said. "She looked calm and relaxed on the sled, and she kept her aerodynamic position throughout the run. She completed the run with another personal record time of 40.201 seconds, she moved up two positions."

In addition, there was also a race within the race for the U-23 sliders in Igls. She finished fifth among the 24 under 23 sliders.

In the seventh World Cup race, held in Oberhof, Germany on Feb. 4-5, Germaine posted a then personal record time of 42.241 seconds and took 12th place in the Nations Cup Race to qualify for the World Cup race. She claimed 24th place in the World Cup event.

"Her next opportunity happens to be pretty exciting," said Bob Germaine. "She will participate in a week of international training at the 2018 Olympic track at Pyeong Chang, South Korea. And the following week, she will complete in the World Cup race at the same location. This World Cup race will serve as the test race for the 2018 Olympic Games, as it will take place almost exactly one year away from the big event."

In Sigulda, Latvia, Germaine set a time of 42.82 was ninth overall in the Nations Cup Race on Jan. 13. She qualified for the World Cup Race No. 6 the next day, where she placed 23rd. On Jan. 5-6, Germaine placed 20th in World Cup race No. 5 in Koenigsee, Germany. She was ranked 13th in the world heading into World Cup Race No. 6 in Sigulda.

Postseason Honors

Swartz Named First Team All Region; Schultz on Second Team

Junior Cameron Swartz, who has announced her commitment to NCAA Division I University of Colorado, was named First Team All Region.

Swartz, who has more than 1,000 career points at FCS, helped the Lady Paladins finish the regular season 13-8 overall. The club is currently No. 22 in the state power rankings for Class A Schools in Georgia.

Sadie Schultz was named to the second team, while both Peyton Allen and Gabriella Austin earned honorable mention. All three are juniors.

Fellowship opens the Region Tournament, being held at The Darlington School in Rome, on Feb. 7 against Gordon Lee High School at 6 p.m. The winner of that game faces the winner of the Saint Francis and Excel Christian Academy in the semifinals on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. The finals are slated for Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.

The GHSA Class A Private School Championships begin on Feb. 17.

(Photo by Margo Miller)

Hoops Action

Paladins Fall to Saint Francis in Regular-Season Finale

The Fellowship Christian School boys basketball team ended the season with a 70-38 loss to perennial Class A power Saint Francis in Alpharetta on Feb. 3 in a Region road game.

Junior Cody Frazer led the Paladins with 20 points. The team finished the season 7-17.

(Photo by Margo Miller)

End of Regular Season

Lady Paladins Finish Regular Season, Bound for Region Tournament

The Fellowship Christian School girls basketball team ended the regular season with a 77-38 loss to perennial Class A power Saint Francis in Alpharetta on Feb. 3 in a Region road game.

Junior Cameron Swartz, who has over 1,000 career points, led the 13-8 Lady Paladins with 27 points. The team is now 9-4 in Region games.

Junior Gabriella Austin chipped in with eight points for FCS, which opens the Region Tournament on Feb. 7. The site and opponent will be determined on Feb. 5.

"Saint Francis is really, really good," head coach Mike Kinsey said. "We'll find out on Sunday who we play in the first round."

(Photo by Margo Miller)

Sectional Wrestling

Jared Miller Finishes Seventh at Sectionals

Fellowship Christian School junior Jared Miller finished in seventh place in the 152-pound bracket at the Sectional wrestling meet held at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School on Feb. 4.

"Jared wrestled well throughout the day," head coach Tom Burns said.

He qualified for sectionals with a great performance at the Area meet.

(Photo by Margo Miller)

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