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WolfPack Weekly Roundup: February 11, 2019
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 2/12/2019

Last week the WolfPack had a blend of the completion of our winter sports season along with the official first games of many of our spring athletic teams. Early in the week, our varsity boys basketball team earned a 76-59 victory over Fellowship Christian in the region tournament while our varsity soccer teams competed in their first official games of their seasons on Tuesday against Paideia and Pinecrest. JV tennis began competitions at home on Wednesday, with girls earning a win over Campbell. The week ended with some great varsity soccer and baseball games. The highlight of the week though came on the flats of Georgia Tech Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as seven members of our swim and dive team competed in the GHSA state championships! Please make sure to congratulate these ladies on an incredible finish to a wonderful season for them. As you can tell, it was a full and exciting week for the Pack; be sure to check out all the recaps below for more details!

In the week ahead our spring athletic calendar will continue to gain momentum as Middle School soccer, varsity tennis, varsity lacrosse, and varsity track all begin competing. Our varsity boys basketball team made it into the state playoffs for the 18th year in a row and will play this Friday in the first round of the playoffs (opponent to be determined soon). Be sure to come support them as they look for a big first round win on the road! You can click here for the full athletic calendar or click here to find the calendar of a specific team. Be sure to put on your blue and gold and join us as we cheer on the Pack this week!

Go WolfPack!

Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps

Varsity Girls' Swim and Dive
GHSA State Championships: 12th place finish in the A-3A division
*Despite competing against schools much larger than Whitefield, the girls held their own and had the highest finish in Whitefield history
*Thursday, February 7, Diving Championships: Avery Fassnacht (10th) put the team on the board with a 7th place finish in diving
*Friday, February 8, Swimming Preliminaries: Both of relays qualified for finals as well as 3 of our individual events
*Saturday, February 9, Swimming Finals: The relay team of Isabel deAntonio (11th), Sarah Figaretti (9th), Emilie Grand'Pierre (12th), and Amanda King (9th) swam their fastest time of the season and placed 12th in the 200 Medley Relay
*In the 100 Fly, Emilie Grand'Pierre placed 13th and Amanda King placed 15th
*In the final event of the meet, our 400 Free relay of Isabel deAntonio (11th), Sarah Figaretti (9th), Emilie Grand'Pierre (12th), and Amanda King (9th) cut over 3 seconds off their previous best time to place 8th
*In addition to placing well at the state meet, a number of school records were broken with Emilie Grand'Pierre setting new records in the 100 Fly and 100 Breast and the relay team setting a new record in the 400 Free Relay. What a great way to end the season!

Boys Varsity Basketball
vs. Fellowship Christian - Region Tournament: W 76-59
*AJ Hopkins (11th) led the team with 29 points and also made 13 rebounds
*Myles Redding (10th) scored 15 points, had 3 steals, and made 5 assists
*Julian Munoz (12th) scored 12 points and had 4 rebounds
*Rees PicKell (11th) scored 9 points, had 5 rebounds, and made 4 assists

vs. Walker - Region Tournament: L 51-66
*AJ Hopkins (11th) was the leading scorer with 15 points
*Myles Redding (10th) scored 13 points and Julian Munoz (12th) scored 9 points

Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. Mount Pisgah: L 35-58
*Shelby Wingate (12th) had a career-high 33 points
*The girls played hard this season and improved with each and every game

Boys Gold Basketball
vs. Heritage Preparatory School (6th Grade Game): W 49-37
*Will Holland (6th) scored 13 points, had 10 rebounds, and 3 steals
*Graham Hood (6th) scored 2 points, had 4 rebounds, and 3 steals
*Riley Hughes (6th) scored 10 points and had 3 rebounds
*Emery McCurdy (6th) was the leading scorer with 20 points and also had 8 steals and 3 assists
*Peyton Robidoux (6th) had 5 rebounds
*Scott Silva (6th) scored 4 points, had 5 rebounds, and 3 steals

Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Paideia: L 0-1

vs. Wesleyan School: L 1-3
*Simon Sengson (12th) scored on an assist from Casey Torres (11th)
*The Pack outshot Wesleyan 12 to 7 with 57% possession

Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Pinecrest Academy: L 0-5
*Creative attacking from Kyla McCurdy (9th)
*Solid defending in multiple positions from Anna Burkett (10th)
*Hard work defensively and offensively from Lindsey Fry (10th)

vs. Wesleyan School: L 0-7
*Aliyah Thomas (10th) had some big saves

Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Lithia Springs: L 1-4
*Whitefield goal scored by Scott Hellier

Junior Varsity Tennis
vs. Campbell High School: Boys L 1-4, Girls W 4-1
*Match MVP Addie Ellis gutted out a tough win against a quality opponent in the 1S line

Varsity Wrestling
Traditional Wrestling Sectionals
*Juanes Henao (9th) had a great tournament and ended up in 7th place