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Sumlin Shines at Kohl's Kicking Southern Showcase
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/22/2018

Junior Matthew Sumlin attended the Kohl’s Kicking Southern Showcase in mid-December. Of the five showcases held by Kohl’s across the United States, Matthew was ranked #20 for all kickers in the Class of 2019. 

The judges said the following about Matthew’s performance:
He showed college potential on FG and KO's. His leg...

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 22, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/22/2018

After a short week last week, the Pack was back in action on Friday and Saturday, with basketball teams competing in our winter week Homecoming games. During halftime of the varsity boys game, Joshua Orr and Lucy Eichelberger were crowned Mr. and Miss WolfPack. Congratulations to these students and all...

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 16, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/16/2018

Middle School athletes brought in some great highlights last week, winning basketball games against Walker and competing in the Metro10 wrestling championship, which was hosted at the Whitefield Athletic Center. Our Upper School athletes also represented the Pack in a swim meet at Marist and a variety of basketball games....

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 9, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/9/2018

The WolfPack eased back into athletic competitions last week, competing only on Friday and Saturday. Varsity and JV basketball teams as well as varsity swimming participated in events against St. Francis, Lovett, and Pinecrest. For highlights and more information, check out the recaps below by clicking “read more.”

Last week also...

New Varsity Football Coach Announced
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/5/2018

On Jan. 5, Whitefield Athletic Director Danny Ryan announced that longtime veteran coach John Hunter will cede the reins of Whitefield’s varsity football program to Coleman Joiner, who served as Whitefield’s assistant head football coach and head JV coach this past season. Hunter will remain on the varsity football staff...

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: January 4, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/4/2018

Welcome back, WolfPack!

The Athletic Department is excited to kick off 2018 with you. Over the semester break, Whitefield basketball teams competed in a handful of games and tournaments; check out the information below for recaps. This week holds six WolfPack competitions – five basketball games and a swim meet. Click...

Joiner Earns All-State Football Honors
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 1/2/2018

Congratulations to senior linebacker Thomas Joiner for earning All-State football honors in region Class A Private! He was named to the first team defense. 

Read the full Marietta Daily Journal article here.

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 18, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/18/2017

Last week we cheered on our basketball, wrestling, and swim teams as they participated in 14 competitions. Our boys basketball teams defeated Kings Ridge and Mount Vernon early in the week, and on Friday our JV and varsity teams traveled to Walker to compete. Wrestling teams took on Creekside Christian,...

Varsity Football Players Earn All-Region Recognition
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/14/2017

Congratulations to the following 2017 varsity football players for being voted to the All-Region 6-A South Team! (view the Atlanta Journal Constitution article here)

Region Co-Defensive player of the year: Thomas Joiner, Sr. Linebacker

1st Team Offense:
Austin Sumter, Sr. Wide Receiver
Coleman Miller, Sr. Offensive Lineman

1st Team Defense:
Jake Lewis, Sr. Defensive Lineman
Kyle Holt,...

Coach Bacorn Named Cross-Country Coach of the Year
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/13/2017

Congratulations to varsity cross-country coach Matthew Bacorn for being named the Region 1A-Private Cross-Country Boys Coach of the Year by the Georgia Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association!

Coach Bacorn was selected by the cross-country committee for outstanding contributions and performance for the season. This fall, he led the...

PackBackers Varsity Fall Sports 2017 Recap
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/12/2017


This year, WolfPack volleyball brought in a new coach, Lindsay Kate Hines!

Coach Hines began a new initiative by starting “volleyball families.” These families united players in the Middle School, JV, and varsity teams, with each varsity member having their own family. This leadership program not only united the teams, but...

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 11, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/11/2017

I hope you’ve each enjoyed a safe and fun weekend! Last week, the WolfPack competed in 11 athletic events! Highlights included varsity boys basketball team victories over Mount Paran (45-35) and Grady High School (59-51). Check out the recaps below for details on these games as well as other WolfPack...

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: December 4, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 12/4/2017

Last week, the WolfPack competed in 10 athletic events, giving us the opportunity to cheer on our basketball, swimming, wrestling, and tennis teams! Highlights included hosting the Metro10 tennis championship on Friday and kicking off home basketball games on Saturday as varsity teams took on Grady High School. The recaps...

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 27, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/27/2017

Welcome back, WolfPack! I hope you each enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving break filled with great memories!

In the week before break, Whitefield competed in 12 athletic events. The most anticipated was Friday’s varsity football game, in which the Pack traveled to Athens to compete against Prince Avenue Christian School in the...

Three Softball Players Named All-Region
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/21/2017

Congratulations to the following 2017 WolfPack softball players who were recently named to the All-Region Team:  

Amilya Little (11th) - First Team
Kaley Talley (11th) - Second Team
Maya Mancle (10th) - Second Team

Varsity Football Playoff Game Details for Nov. 17
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

The WolfPack varsity football team will battle Prince Avenue Christian School on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at PACS in the second round of GHSA state playoffs. It will be another WHITE OUT, so clean off your white Whitefield wear from last Friday and lets hit the road to cheer on...

Wade Named MDJ Athlete of the Week
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

Congratulations to sophomore Devin Wade for being named the Marietta Daily Journal's Athlete of the Week on November 11!

Devin fell just two seconds shy of winning the Class A private school individual championship last week in Carrollton, finishing second with a time of 17 minutes, 4.84 seconds, He lead the...

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 13, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/13/2017

The highlight of last week was without a doubt our Friday night football game, in which Whitefield hosted the first round of GHSA state playoffs and took on the Walker Wolverines. After an awesome season of hard work, the WolfPack was excited to return home and host the first round...

Varsity Football Playoff Game Details for Nov. 10
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/7/2017

The WolfPack varsity football team will take on the Walker Wolverines in the first round of GHSA state playoffs on Friday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. at WolfPack Stadium. This is the first time the Pack has been to the playoffs since 2009, so let's WHITE OUT the stands by...

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 6, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/6/2017

The WolfPack had a strong start to November last week, participating in five athletic events. On Wednesday and Thursday our Middle School tennis teams earned three victories against Mount Vernon and Pinecrest, and Middle School athletes continued to compete on Saturday in their first swim meet of the season! Check...

Cross Country Runs to a Third-Place State Finish
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/3/2017

Our Upper School students boarded a packed-out fan bus on November 3 and headed to Carollton to cheer for the varsity cross-country boys team and two of our female runners as they competed at the state meet.

The boys team finished third, with sophomore Devin Wade claiming second place overall with...

WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 30, 2017
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/30/2017

Last week will be hard to top for Whitefield athletics! The WolfPack celebrated Spirit Week, and the excitement and support for the Pack was evident as students participated in dress-up days and two pep rallies throughout the week. By the end of the week, Whitefield teams had earned two championship...

Middle School Football Amps it Up to Win Metro10 Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/27/2017

Coming from a 1-7 record four years ago, the Whitefield Academy 7th/8th grade football team amped it up this year to win their first ever Metro10 championship.

Four years ago, the 5th/6th grade football team struggled to find points on the field. The program needed to build a solid foundation of...

Varsity Boys Cross Country Clinches Region Championship
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/27/2017

On October 26, the varsity cross-country team traveled to Darlington to compete in the area meet, where the Pack had an overall very strong performance. Sophomores Devin Wade and Emily Little each finished first in their respective races, Emily Little and Annie Edwards qualified for state competition, and the varsity...

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...

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...

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...