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Small group gets big things from fencing at Pinecrest Academy
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Pinecrest Academy sophomore Nicole Chai gets ready to dual at a recent Paladins fencing practice. - photo by Brian Paglia
While most Pinecrest Academy athletes spend the fall and winter months training on fields and in gyms, six Paladins instead opt for a second floor science classroom. It is there they are taught the art of fencing: a sport that receives little attention in the southern U.S., but resonates with these teenagers and their two coaches, Dr. Morris and Ms. Donlon, both of whom fenced at the collegiate level. After pushing lab tables to the edge of the room, the fencers have just enough space to practice their craft.