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WolfPack Weekly Roundup: October 1, 2018
Categories: General, Athletics
Posted: 10/3/2018

Last week the WolfPack earned victories against St. Francis, Mt. Vernon, and Kings Ridge, including a Friday night varsity football win over Kings Ridge, 20–3. We loved cheering on Whitefield football, volleyball, softball, and cross-country teams! You can find more details from all WolfPack competitions from last week below.

This week the PackBackers Spirit Coordinators would like to share that the spirit spotlight is on our varsity cross-country team. This team has worked incredibly hard to have such a promising start to the season, and we’re proud of their dedication and commitment. Coming up this weekend, we are looking forward to a fast race in Douglasville that has potential for many personal records. On the boys’ side, Devin Wade, Zachary Justice, and Sean Morris lead by example in how they train, compete, and encourage the team. They are excited to return to one of their favorite meets. On the girls’ side, Annie Edwards and Avery Fassnacht have had some great races, and this weekend they are looking forward to competing together for the first time since August. We’re looking forward to cheering on this team on Saturday as they compete in the Asics Invitational at Foxhill Sporting Club. Be on the lookout for a video that highlights this team, which will be released later this week!

The Pack will also compete in 11 athletic events in the week ahead. On Friday we’ll welcome our Middle School fans to the varsity football game as we compete against Mount Paran and celebrate Middle School night! Click here for the full athletic calendar and be sure to join us soon to back the Pack!

Go WolfPack!
Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps

Varsity Softball
vs. Kings Ridge: W 9-8
*The team won their senior night game with Mimi Little (12th) scoring the first run of the night and Madison Dourron (12th) scoring the final run of the game
*Madison Johnson (9th) had the game winning hit and a huge catch in the outfield to finish the 7th inning

vs. Mount Paran School: L 5-11
*The team battled through the rain storm. Lindsey Fry (10th) and Kara Martin (10th) displayed their quick abilities with great catches
*Katie Dourron (10th) had a great stop in the outfield preventing the runners to advance
*Maya Mancle (11th) had an amazing diving tag on a runner

Middle School Softball
vs. Fellowship Christian: L 7-8
*Ilsa Messner (8th) turned two double plays off pop ups to first, one unassisted and one to Claire Watson (8th) at 2nd
*Brooke French (7th) pitched very well with several strikeouts
*Zoey Arrington (8th) had a two-run triple

Varsity Cross-Country
vs. Westminster School
*Varsity boys team beat Riverwood by one point
*Five boys ran under 19:00
*The team had six season PRs and three lifetime PRs
*Annie Edwards (11th) ran amazing in her first race coming back from her injury to finish 9th overall
*Devin Wade (11th) ran the fastest time of the meet

Co-Ed Middle School Cross-Country
vs. Westminster School
*Joey Martin (8th) finished first for our girls team with a time of 15:33 on the two mile course
*Adie Henderson (8th), Elizabeth Baxter (8th), Emma Kate Douglas (6th), and Anna Figaretti (6th) rounded out the top finishers for the team
*Stella Bacon (6th) had an excellent first race of the season
*Paige Bauer (5th), Sofia Carbonell (5th), Claire Harris (5th), Mily James (6th), and Finnley Ward (7th) all continued to improve on their previous two mile times
*Taylor Wade (8th) finished first for the boys team with a time of 13:27 on the two mile course
*Cameron Alexander (7th), Charlie Pannell (7th), Roman Ailstock (5th), and Andrew Santone (8th) rounded out the top finishers for the team
*David Carroll (7th), Adam Crabb (7th), John Crews (6th), Mac Fassnacht (6th), Porter Hamilton (6th), Daniel Johnson (7th), and Will Overstreet (8th) continued to improve their times

Varsity Volleyball
vs. Atlanta Girls School: L 25-17, 13-25, 17-25, 18-25
*Amanda King (9th) had four kills and two blocks
*Caroline Schmitt (9th) had three aces
*Annie Hamilton (11th) had three kills

vs. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School: L 10-25, 15-25
*Caroline Schmidt (9th) had three aces

vs. Kings Ridge: W 25-21, 24-26, 11-15
*Caroline Cykoski (11th) had five kills
*Rylie Keeble (9th) had three kills
*Emmy Pridgeon (12th) had two kills and Grayce Guthrie (12th) had eight assists

Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Atlanta Girls School: L 23-25, 17-25
*Kristen Peavy (9th) led the team in the first game with great serves and attacks from the back row
*Mya Phillips (9th) and Megan Rivers (9th) lead the team on offense with several kills apiece

Pace Playdate:
vs. Pace: L 9-25, 20-25
vs. Roswell: L 10-25, 19-25
vs. Lakeside Dekalb: L 22-25, 19-25
vs. Northgate HS: W 25-23, 25-13
*The JV volleyball team had a full day of volleyball on Saturday, taking on four strong teams and they ended their season with a resounding win over Northgate High School
*The team was led on offense by Mya Phillips (9th) and Megan Rivers (9th) who each had multiple kills at the net
*Assisting our offense were setters Brooke Bergeron (10th) and Elise Smith (9th) who each had multiple assists on the day
*On defense, Chloe Troutman (9th) came up with several big blocks and Kristen Peavy (9th) and Tiffany Graham (10th) each provided consistent passing to set up our offense
*From the service line, Mary Chris Cella (9th) led the team in aces, with consistent serving all day

Gold Volleyball
vs. St. Francis: W 25-16, 25-13
*The team did a great job of implementing the work we’ve done in anticipation and movement
*Our serving was also the most consistent it’s been, which allowed us to maintain the lead throughout the game
*Kaitlyn Rhudy (6th) had awesome, controlled passes and has grown to be a strong setter
*Emory McKeeby (6th) and Elizabeth Cella (6th) continue to be our most consistent passers and great leaders for our team

Blue Volleyball
vs. St. Francis: L 25-23, 23-25, 13-15
*Tori Ellis (8th) had fantastic serves
*Naomi Stith (8th) with great hits

Varsity Football
vs. Kings Ridge: W 20-3
*Matthew Sumlin (12th) was 2/3 on field goals (33 yarder and 50 yarder)
*Cole Peterson (9th) has one passing TD to Kyle Holt (12th)
*Eric Little (10th) had one rushing TD
*Jovani Simon (12th) recovered a fumble on defense

Junior Varsity Football
vs. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School: Tie 6-6
*Justin Tinch (11th) scored the only touchdown from a Charlie Purdue (11th) pass
*The defense was strong led by Marshall Bounds (10th)
*There were hard hits by Joel McKinney (10th), Jackson Lewis (11th), and host of other players

Middle School Football
vs. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School: W 25-0
*Congrats to the entire offensive line for blocking well all day
*Ayden Duncanson (8th) had three TDs including an electric 80 kickoff return
*Caleb LaVallee (8th) rushed seven times for 72 yards
*Congrats to the Defense for pitching another shutout
*Andrew Glover (7th) had an interception
*Ian Geffrard (8th), Mikias Cuthbertson (7th), and Caleb LaVallee (8th) made big Defensive contributions

5-6 Grade Football
vs. Kings Ridge: W 22-0
*Another shut out for the Wolfpack defense!
*On defense, Henry Herschend (6th) had a fumble recovery in the 4th quarter
*On offense, Bryson Logan (6th) scored three touchdowns and the extra point, with the other extra point scored by Charles Sharp (6th)
*Riley Hughes (6th) forced fumble on kickoff which we recovered
*Two point conversions were scored by Charles Sharp (6th) and Noah LaVallee (5th)