Scrimmage Victory: FCS Posts Win over HIES
The Fellowship Christian School varsity football team played Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in a spring football scrimmage at Bob Lord Field on May 16.
The 2018 JV players played in the fourth quarter and scored one touchdown to help FCS post a 14-13 win. Eighth-grader Nick Persiano grabbed a touchdown pass from Caleb McMickle in the fourth quarter.
The players from the 2018 varsity squad played the first three quarters of the game.
Eighth-grader Javen Hall scored the first touchdown while joining the varsity players, That TD was set up by a long catch and run by sophomore Jordan Brewer in a pass thrown by sophomore Joey Archer.
“Defensive standouts included Bryce Paul, who had numerous tackles,” assistant coach Jimmy Stainback said. “Trexton Lews played well [on defense] too.”
Unforgettable: Lady Paladins Fall in Final Four at 5A Starr’s Mill
The Fellowship Christian School varsity girls lacrosse team truly had a memorable season.
The Lady Paladins took the field 19 times in 2019, and lost only twice. Those losses came to 5A Starr’s Mill High School and 4A Blessed Trinity – the team’s now playing for the state championship.
“We finished this season proudly with a record of 17-2,” coach Tracy Morgan said. “Our two losses were to the two teams playing in the state finals on Saturday [May 18]. No doubt we wanted to win this one, but the big picture is a successful season full of progress, personal growth and a ton of fun.”
On May 15 in Fayetteville, Starr’s Mill defeated FCS, 19-2, in the Final Four contest of the GHSA Class A-5A Girls Lacrosse Championships.
Fellowship went 3-1 in the state playoffs, including victories over Stratford Academy, 5A Union Grove and 4A Marist, to advance to the Final Four for the first time in girls lacrosse.
This season is just the school’s third varsity girls lacrosse campaign.
Rickheim Places Sixth in 1,600 at State meet
It was a good night for Sami Rickheim of the Fellowship Christian School’s varsity track & field squad.
On May 10, the FCS sophomore finished in sixth place of the 1,600-meter finals on the second day of the GHSA Class A Private School Track & Field Championships. She set a personal best time of 5:29.
“It was a great accomplishment,” head coach Greg Mayhue said. “Sami had a terrific season. She ran a great race.”
The three-day GHSA Class A Private School Track & Field Championships are being hosted by Berry College in Rome.
(Photos by Greg Mayhue)
Season-Ending Loss: FCS Falls in Game Three to Wesleyan
The Fellowship Christian School varsity baseball team’s season has come to a close.
FCS, which finished the season 24-10, dropped a 20-6 decision to Wesleyan School in the final game of the best-of-three GHSA Class A Private School Championships held on May 10 in Peachtree Corners.
The game, which started on May 9, was resumed in the top of the second inning with one out and a two-and-one count on the FCS batter and the game tied at 2-2.
On May 8, the teams split the first two games of the series. The host Wolves won game one, 5-4 in eight innings, but FCS took the second contest, 6-4, on senior Cody Tapley’s walk-off homer
In game three, sophomore Andrew Davidson led Fellowship with three hits. Junior Preston Joye collected two RBIs, while seniors Isaac Bouton and Cameron Gill each knocked in one run.
Reaching the State Semifinals: Lady Paladins Down 4A Marist HS in Elite Eight Match
For the first time in school history, the Fellowship Christian School varsity girls lacrosse team have qualified for the GHSA Class A-5A Lacrosse Championships Final Four.
The Lady Paladins (17-1 overall) downed 4A Marist High School in Atlanta on May 10.
It was the seventh straight victory for Fellowship, now just a win away from playing for a state championship. The semifinals are slated for May 14 or 15. Please stay tuned for match details.
In Atlanta, the Lady Paladins led 7-5 at halftime.
Marist was the top seed from Area 1. FCS is No. 2 from Area Five.
Sad Ending: Paladins Record-Breaking Season Ends with Playoff Loss
It was a disappointing finish for the Fellowship Christian School varsity boys lacrosse team’s record-breaking season.
The Paladins (16-4 overall) fought hard in a 15-7 loss to 3A The Lovett School in an Elite Eight game of the GHSA Class A-5A Boys Lacrosse Championships at Bob Lord Field on May 9.
The squad set a Fellowship single-season record for victories in a season and reached the Elite Eight of the GHSA tourney for the first time in school history.
On May 9, sophomore Josh McLaughlin led FCS with three goals. Senior Cam Cochran netted two goals, while senior Parker Addison and sophomore Cole Keim each added one goal.
The Schenken brothers – senior Nick and sophomore Michael – both collected one assist.
FCS trailed 8-4 at halftime.