WolfPack Weekly Roundup: April 29, 2019
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Athletics
Posted: 4/29/2019

Last week the WolfPack was busy with a handful of Metro 10 tournaments to wrap up the Middle School season. Congratulations to both the Middle School baseball and girls soccer teams for making it to their championship rounds following outstanding seasons! Other notable moments from the week include varsity boys soccer winning their first-round state playoff game on Wednesday and varsity track coming away with a first place boys finish and fourth place girls finish at the area track meet in Darlington. We had 20 athletes qualify for the state finals in Rome May 9, 10, and 11.

Lacrosse teams on all levels continue to collect wins and look to finish their season strong as they head into the playoffs this week. Check out the recaps below for more details on these events and more.

On Thursday we also had the exciting opportunity to celebrate the seniors who will be continuing in athletics during their college years! Congratulations to the four athletes that signed on Thursday along with those who are still making decisions to compete at the collegiate level. We’re so proud of you for the hard work you’ve put in to get to this place and are praising God alongside you for the opportunities He’s provided.

The WolfPack schedule begins to slow down now that most of our Middle School seasons have finished. This week we’re cheering on Whitefield athletes in five events, including varsity golf, varsity lacrosse, and varsity boys soccer. We’re excited to see the varsity boys soccer team continue to make a run at their second state championship title on Thursday at St. Ann-Pacelli, while varsity lacrosse begins state playoffs at home on Wednesday against a tough Riverwood opponent. Click here for the full athletic calendar on dates and times of games. Be sure to come out and back the Pack during this important playoff week!!

Go Pack!

Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps

Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Pinecrest Academy (State Playoffs - 1st Round): L 1-3
*The Pack finished tied for 1st in the region
*After starting 0-2 in region, we won 8 straight region games, including a playoff spot clinching win over Fellowship on our senior night
*The girls showed a lot of season-long resilience and toughness
*The team was a very unified team eager to honor God

Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Riverside Military Academy (GHSA State Playoffs - 1st Round): W 6-2
*Three goals scored by Rees PicKell (11th), two goals scored by Jason Dinschel (11th), and one goal scored by Luke Wilson (10th)
*West Peterson (12th) had three assists
*Jack Krahel (10th) played a great game in goal

Girls Middle School Soccer
vs. Fellowship Christian (Metro 10 Playoffs): W 8-0
*Danielle Trovato (8th) scored three goals, two of which were off corner kicks!
*A’liyah Warrick (8th) scored two goals
*Abby May (6th) scored two goals
*Joey Martin (8th) scored one goal

vs. Pinecrest Academy (Metro 10 Championship): L 1-3
*The Middle School girls soccer team had another recording-breaking season led by a very talented eighth-grade class.

Middle School Golf
Metro 10 Championship
*All of our players were fairly beginners and over the course of the season each really improved on and off the course
*Every player successfully achieved their 100-yard drive and improved on putting and chipping in a large way
*Coach JR and Coach Cronk were thrilled to have four beginner girls on our team and watch them grow into a true girls golf team
*Thank you for a great season and we look forward to watching the program grow in the coming years!

Varsity Track
2019 1A Private Area 4 Championship meet @ Darlington
*Boys finished in 1st place as Area Champions for the 5th year in a row with 138.5 points, only 9.5 points ahead of 2nd place Darlington; Girls finished in 4th place with 69 points
*Gold medal winning performances by 2019 Area Champions Jordan Johnson (12th) in the 400m, Devin Wade (11th) in the 1600m and 3200m, and the boys 4x400m relay team (Bryce Davis (11th), Kaleb Brooks (12th), Devin Wade (11th), and Jordan Johnson (12th))
*Silver medal runner-up honors for the girls achieved by Shelby Wingate (12th) in the 100m and 200m, Sky Johnson (10th) in the 400m, Carmen Wilson (9th) in the 300m Hurdles, and the girls 4x400m relay team (Sky Johnson (10th), Shelby Wingate (12th), Carmen Wilson (9th), and Amanda King (9th))
*Boys runner-up honors went to Zachary Justice (12th) in the 3200m, Louis Brogan (11th) in the High Jump (tying his own school record with a jump of 6'4"), and Julian Munoz (12th) in the Triple Jump (with a new school record jump of 43' 8.75")
*Bronze medal and third place performances were also turned in by Sky Johnson (10th) in the 300m Hurdles, Bryce Davis (11th) in the 200m, Jordan Johnson (12th) in the 800m, and Wyatt Bonner (9th) in the 110m and 300m Hurdles
*Congratulations to the following athletes who finished 4th in their respective events, also qualifying for state: Mimi Little (12th) in the 100m, the girls 4x100m A team (Sky Johnson (10th), Mimi Little (12th), Sarah Virginia Ryan (11th), and Shelby Wingate (12th)), Carmen Wilson (9th) in the Long Jump, Bryce Davis (11th) in the 100m, Kaleb Brooks (12th) in the 400m, Zachary Justice (12th) in the 1600m, the boys 4x100m A team (Spencer Wingate (10th), Howard Allen (9th), Kaleb Brooks (12th), and Bryce Davis (11th)), and Ian Kennedy (11th) in the Shot Put
*In a tight meet (Whitefield's boys were only 1.5 points ahead of Darlington going into the last event) athletes who finished in 5th-8th place contributed to the overall team victory by scoring anywhere from 1-4 points in their respective events
*For the girls this included Grayce Guthrie (12th) in the Discus, and for the boys this included Walker Smith (11th) in the Discus, Chandler Goldsmith (9th) in the 300m hurdles, the boys 4x100m B team (Seth Baker (11th), Ian Baker (9th), Jaden Davis-King (9th) and Jonathan Johnson (9th)), and the boys 4x400m B team (Zachary Justice (12th), Blaise Richburg (9th), Seth Baker (11th), and Jonathan Johnson (9th)) victory!
*Next up for the Pack is the 1A Private State Meet at Berry College in Rome on May 9-11, 2019, where we look forward to seeing our state qualifiers carry over their success at Area to this biggest meet of the year for the team!

Middle School Baseball
vs. Kings Ridge: W 12-1
*Strong offense from Thomas Figaretti (7th) and Conlon Walker (8th) who hit a three-run homerun
*Pitching led by Nick Olson (8th) and Mac Wotton (7th)
*Great defense at 3rd by Parker Ladd (8th)

vs. St. Francis (Metro 10 Playoffs): W 5-1
*Conlon Walker (8th) pitched 5+ innings of one-hit ball, also hitting a go-ahead three-run homerun
*Taylor Craig (7th) had a huge day, reaching base four times
*Defense led by Taylor Craig (7th) behind the plate and Nate Jones (7th) at SS

vs. Fellowship Christian (Metro 10 Championship): L 1-10
*Incredible season where we met our goal of playing at the Metro 10 Championship
*Even though we fell short in the championship, we became better baseball players through the season and better young men who will represent Whitefield well over the next four to five years

Boys Middle School Lacrosse
vs. Pinecrest Academy: W 15-0
*Nine players in all scored, including all offensive midfield men and all attack

vs. Mt. Pisgah: L 1-9
*The coaches are proud of the effort put forth by all the players
*It was a joy to see the team grow as young men and as lacrosse players