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WolfPack Weekly Roundup: November 5, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 11/5/2018

One of the highlights from last week was lining the sidewalk from the Upper School to the carpool lane with faculty, staff, and students to cheer on the varsity cross country team as they headed off to the state meet Friday morning! Seven of our varsity boys competed in the state meet, which was held in Carrollton, GA. The WolfPack ran hard and competed well, finishing second with the state runner up title! A special congratulations goes to Devin Wade for running an incredible race and finishing second in the state individually. Congratulations to Coach Barnett and Coach Heiskell, along with the entire varsity cross country team on an incredible season! We have loved watching your hard work and dedication all season long and have enjoyed cheering you on along the way!

After a great race to start the day, Whitefield headed north to Rome to take on the 8th ranked Darlington Tigers football team. The WolfPack fought hard but lost another tough fight at the very end. The great news is, due to a solid regular season all year long, they were able to secure their spot in the state playoffs for a second year in a row! Stay posted for more information on playoffs to come soon. For more details including our swim and Middle School tennis teams, check out the recaps below.

In the week ahead, we’ll be cheering on our Middle School tennis, wrestling, swim, and boys basketball teams along with varsity swim and football! We’re excited to be jumping into the beginning of our winter athletic season! You can click here for our full athletic calendar for the week.

Go Pack!

Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps

Varsity Swimming
@Cobb County Time Trials
*Amanda King (9th) was 2nd place in the 50 free, 3rd place in the 100 free, and 5th place in the 100 fly. These are all state qualifying times!
*Sara Figaretti (9th) swam well in the 50 free and Cole Peterson (11th) swam well in the 100 free

Varsity Football
vs. Darlington - Crossover game: L 14-22
*Justin Tinch (11th) had a forced fumble and a receiving TD
*Bryce Davis (11th) had a forced fumble and a fumble return for a TD

Varsity Cross-Country
State Meet @Carrollton
*Devin Wade (11th) finished the meet in 2nd place with a time of 16:43
*The team came in 2nd place in the entire meet. The seven runners were Devin Wade (11th), Zachary Justice (12th), Caleb Corliss (12th), Colson Gulledge (12th), Sean Morris (12th), Jordan Johnson (12th), and Lee Wickham (11th)
*The boys had a great day and everyone is tremendously proud of them. They have been unwavering in their commitment to this team and to one another. We want to thank the team and fans that came to support at the meet.

Middle School Tennis
vs. Fellowship Christian: Boys W 5-0, Girls W 5-0
*Scott Craig (7th) made his MS Tennis debut and notched a victory at #2 doubles with Blake Darby (8th)
*Trey Kantor (7th) and Carter Fay (7th) won at #1 doubles without losing a game
*The Whitefield girls got off to a strong start by sweeping their three singles lines, led by #1 singles player Addie Ellis (8th)
*Isabel Comstock (7th) clinched the match with a convincing 8-1 win at #3 singles
*Lines #1 and #2 doubles followed suit and completed the sweep

vs. Walker: Boys W 5-0, Girls W 3-2
*Middle School boys swept all 5 lines, winning 3 without losing a game
*Parker Ladd (8th) had a tight match at #2 singles, edging out his opponent 9-7
*The Lady Pack were led today by lines #1 and #2 doubles who notched the first two wins for Whitefield
*We secured the third win by default at line #3 Singles

Middle School Swimming
@Cobb Central Aquatic Center
*The middle school swim team participated in their first meet of the season on Saturday competing against seven other teams
*The boy's team came in 1st, the girl's team took 4th and overall the combined teams came in 2nd
*The team had a number of top three finishes, along with two relays score and three individuals place in the top 16 to score points in almost every event.