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Athletics News
Joiner Named MDJ Athlete of the Week
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

Congratulations to senior Thomas Joiner for being named the Marietta Daily Journal's Athlete of the Week on October 14! 

Joiner, a quarterback and linebacker, was recognized for carrying the WolfPack on both sides of the ball in their 31-24 victory against Fellowship Christian on October 6. He had 12 tackles on defense...



Middle School Cross Country Wraps Up Season
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

The Middle School cross-country team had a busy week with strong performances to finish up their season at the Metro10 championship meet on October 10 and the Middle School state meet on October 14 (both two-mile courses).

Metro10 Championship Meet

The girls team earned fourth place out of 10 teams, with medal-winning...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 16, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/16/2017

Last week held seven competitions for the WolfPack, represented by the football and cross-country teams. Highlights included the pink out game by our fifth- and sixth-grade football team, during which Whitefield partnered with visiting team Mount Vernon to raise awareness for breast cancer along with $600 in ticket sales which...



Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Football Tackle Breast Cancer
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/12/2017

The 5th/6th football team came together on Saturday, October 7, for their annual pink out game to heighten awareness of breast cancer.

While both teams arrived to the game undefeated, and Mount Vernon walked away with the win, the WolfPack family had a winning day. Their morning started strong with a...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 11, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/11/2017

The WolfPack ended a great week of competition last week with Lower School Night at the varsity football game. Whitefield rallied for a spectacular comeback win against Fellowship Christian and celebrated our youngest fans. Lower School students were recognized before the game, helped to make the tunnel for the football...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 2, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/2/2017

Last week held senior nights, a College Recruitment Night, 22 athletic events, and the end of regular-season games for the volleyball and softball teams.

A special congratulations is due to the varsity boys cross-country team, who was tied for first place in GHSA state rankings following their last meet. Team scores...



Merkle Named USA Swimming Scholastic All-American for Second Year
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/27/2017

Vinings resident and Whitefield Academy senior Brooks Merkle has been named as a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American for the second year in a row. This distinction is awarded to USA Swimming athletes who excel both in the classroom and in the pool by maintaining a grade point average of 3.5...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 25, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/25/2017

The WolfPack had an action-packed week last week, filled with many moments that had us on the edge of our seats!

The Middle School football team, comprised of seventh- and eighth-graders, has continued to compete in an exciting and intense season. We’ve enjoyed cheering this team through close games and great...



Wade Named by MileSplit Georgia as Runner of the Week
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/21/2017

Sophomore Devin Wade has been named by MileSplit Georgia as the Georgia High School Association Region A Private Boys Runner of the Week for the week of September 17! He placed 33rd at the Warpath Invitational on September 16 in Canton with a time of 16:58.

Congratulations, Devin!



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 18, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/18/2017

Despite a handful of cancelled events last week, the WolfPack still had some great opportunities to practice and compete. Highlights from the week included a varsity football victory against Calvary Christian, a win for varsity volleyball against Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, and great performances by our varsity cross-country team members...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 13, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/13/2017

Last week was our first home football game of the season, during which the WolfPack collected a 40-28 victory over King’s Ridge! It was great to have WolfPack fans and cheerleaders back at the stadium for some Friday night lights. Congratulations to our varsity football team and coaching staff on...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: September 5, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 9/5/2017

Last week, the WolfPack claimed victories against The Kings Academy, Kings Ridge, and Atlanta Girls School. Highlights from the week included our second football game as well as a full game schedule on Thursday, during which all four of our volleyball teams competed in addition to JV and Middle School...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: August 28, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 8/28/2017

The WolfPack athletic department was back to our normal speed last week, as teams competed in five athletic events at home and traveled to an additional six events away. Highlights of our week included victories by our 5th/6th grade football team and gold volleyball team against Mt. Paran and Kings...



WolfPack Weekly Roundup: August 21, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 8/21/2017

The WolfPack is back for a new school year!

Our fall athletic teams have been working hard in preparation for the season ahead. Our JV volleyball, varsity softball, varsity cross-country, and Middle School football teams have begun competition schedules, and in the coming week, the Middle School and varsity volleyball teams...



Coach Hellier Named MDJ Boys Soccer Coach of the Year
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 6/21/2017

Congratulations to Coach Steve Hellier for being named the Marietta Daily Journal/Cobb County Boys Soccer Coach of the Year! 

From the Marietta Daily Journal - June 14, 2017

From not fielding a team at all to winning a Class A state championship over archrival Walker, all it took was four years.

When the...



Fuller ('17) Drafted by Los Angeles Angels
Categories: General, Athletics, Alumni
Posted: 6/14/2017

Congratulations to Sam Fuller ('17) for being drafted in the MLB's 14th round by the Los Angeles Angels! He is only the second player to ever be drafted directly after graduating Whitefield and the highest player ever selected from Whitefield.

A right-handed pitcher, Sam has played baseball since he was five,...



Baseball Players Earn All-Region and All-State Recognition
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 6/8/2017

Congratulations to the following 2017 varsity baseball players for earning All-Region recognition!

• First Team - Senior Sam Fuller, Freshman Ian Kennedy
• Second Team - Junior Luke Persons
• Third Team – Senior Mason Jones, Senior Jimmy McCarthy, Junior Carter Huffman

Senior Sam Fuller was also named to first team All-State. Congratulations!



2016-2017 Faculty and Staff Awards
Categories: General, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 6/7/2017

Whitefield faculty and staff celebrated the end of the 2016-2017 school year on May 26 with a magnolia-themed luncheon in the LSSAC. After enjoying a southern-style lunch, Dr. Kevin Bracher presented the annual years-of-service awards as well as special awards recognizing outstanding faculty, staff, and coaches. Congratulations to the following...



PackBackers Varsity Spring Sports 2017 Recap
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/22/2017

Girls Soccer

This season, Coach Cobb saw tremendous growth under the senior leadership of Elizabeth “Pridg” Pridgeon, Lauren Burke, and newcomer Natalie Bell. It was a hard-fought season in a new and difficult area, where four of the teams were ranked in the top 10 in 1A. Every one of Whitefield’s...



Varsity Track Team Qualifies 13 Athletes for State
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 5/3/2017

Thirteen Whitefield track and field athletes qualified in 12 events for the state meet at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, on May 11-13 after competing at the area meet at Darlington on April 20 and the very competitive sectional meet at Landmark Christian on April 29.

The girls 4x100 relay team...



Boys Varsity Basketball State Tournament Schedule
Categories: General, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 2/20/2017

Whitefield competed in the first round of the GHSA state basketball tournament on Saturday, February 18, against Prince Avenue and won 63-41.

In the second round of the state tournament, the Pack competed against Southwest Atlanta Christian. After an intense game, Whitefield lost 59-61. 

Congratulations to the WolfPack on an awesome season...