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 victories, but the thing that’s made us most proud is the way our team has sought to honor Christ in interactions with their competitors. Following each game, the Pack has gathered to pray with the opposing team, but before the prayer, WolfPack players take the opportunity to call out the strengths of their competitors, acknowledging the gifts that God has given them. This tradition has served as a reminder that, even in the heat of competition, we work hard and play hard for the purpose of honoring Christ. Shout out to the coaches and players on this team - you are representing the WolfPack well, and your actions are a great example to all of us!

You can find recaps and highlights from other WolfPack athletic events below.

Our first-ever College Recruitment Night also took place last week. One parent expressed the value of this event best, “I thoroughly enjoyed the recruiting event that was offered to parents of student-athletes considering playing a college sport.  With two sons in high school considering playing a sport at the next level, this was extremely informative and gave me some much needed direction on how to take the next steps towards understanding the recruiting process.”

If you missed out on this event, it’s not too late! You can join us tomorrow for a second opportunity to learn more about the world of college recruiting and how to best prepare your student for it. This event will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, 9/26) from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Upper School Lecture Hall. Parents and students in grades seven through 12 are welcome!

The week ahead will hold the last of our regular-season volleyball games along with 12 additional athletic events for our football, softball, and cross-country teams. Click here for our full athletic calendar.

Go WolfPack!

Danny Ryan
Athletic Director
Sports Recaps: September 18-24, 2017

Varsity Softball
vs. Kings Ridge: Win 9-5
*Amilya Little (11th) was 4-4 with 3 runs
*Katarina Kelly (10th) and Katie Dourron (9th) each had 1 run, 1 RBI, and a triple

vs. North Cobb Christian School - Double Header
Game 1: Loss 0-16
Game 2: Loss 3-11

*Amilya Little (11th) was 3-3 with a triple and 1 run
*Kaley Talley (11th) was 3-3 with a double and 2 RBIs

vs. Bowdon: Loss 0-14
*Maya Mancle (10th) was 1-2 with a double
*Amilya Little (11th) was 2-3

Middle School Softball
vs. Walker: Win 15-1
*Peri Weilacher (7th) scored two runs
*Claire Watson (7th) pitched two strong innings, giving up just one earned run while also scoring 3 runs in the game
*All of the girls who came to the game got into the game and contributed to the victory

vs. Kings Ridge: Win 18-5
*Madison Johnson (8th) pitched the whole game, striking out 6 batters in four innings; she also had 3 walks and a single, and scored 4 runs
*Ellery Young (8th) had a walk, a single, and a grand slam home run with 6 RBIs and 4 runs scored
*Zoe Justice (8th) had 3 RBIs, a walk and a single, and scored two runs while also making 3 defensive put-outs

vs. Mount Paran: L 1-11
*Ellery Young (8th) had a triple and scored one run
*Several girls showed improvement in their batting skills, including Priscilla Kennedy (6th) and Kathryn Moorer (6th)

Varsity Volleyball
vs. Fellowship Christian: Loss (15-25, 21-25)
*Katie Cella (12th) led the team with 5 kills
*Annabelle Herschend (12th) had 2 aces and 3 kills

vs. Walker: Loss (11-25, 18-25)
*Mary Kate Eaton (12th) had 4 kills

vs. Paideia: Win (25-17, 26-24)
*The team won with only 6 players and no subs

vs. Atlanta Girls School: Win (25-13, 25-16, 25-10)
*The lady WolfPack fought hard and worked together 

JV Volleyball
vs. Paideia: Loss (22-25, 8-25)
*Team total of 7 kills and 6 aces
*Sky Johnson (9th) had 3 kills, with Siri Gulledge (9th) and Jessie Sutherland (10th) scoring 2 aces each

vs. Atlanta Girls School: Loss (26-24, 16-25, 8-15)
*The team had a total of 14 aces and 11 kills
*Kaylee Burnett (9th) scored 5 aces in a row, and Anna Bracher (10th) scored 4 aces in a row

MS Gold Volleyball
vs. Pinecrest: Loss (17-25, 25-13, 20-25)
*Ava Petro (7th) led the team with consistent serving and passing
*Elizabeth Soud (7th) and Grace Feagin (7th) also contributed controlled passes and serves to earn the Pack many points
*Tori Ellis (7th) is the first member of the gold team to bring overhand serves to the game!
*The entire team has made awesome progress in reacting more quickly, fighting for tough balls, and bringing energy against tough competitors

vs. Walker: Loss (26-24, 15-25, 11-15)
*Shoutout to Elizabeth Soud (7th) for serving 8 points at game point to bring the Pack to a 26-24 victory in the first set
*The Pack has continued to improve individually and as a team

MS Blue Volleyball
vs. Pinecrest: Win (23-25, 25-14, 15-9)
*The team was led by a strong play at the net by Megan Rivers (8th)
*Solid defense from the whole team, leading to kills from multiple players

vs. Walker: Loss (9-25, 12-25)
*Blue Team fought hard for every point and never gave up, garnering a few aces and kills along the way

JV Football
vs. Mount Pisgah: Win 39-0
*Joel McKinney (9th) threw 9 TDs and ran for 1
*Louis Brogan (10th) had 2 TD catches
*Davis Eaton (10th), Myles Redding (9th), Ryan Washington (9th), and Jovani Simon (11th) each had an interception

MS Football
vs. Mount Paran: Loss 21-28
*Howard Allen (8th) had a TD run
*Ayden Duncanson (7th) had 2 TD passes to Cooper Craig (8th)
*Ashton Vreeland (8th) had a 2-point conversion

5-6 Grade Football
vs. Fellowship Christian: Win 20-18 in overtime
*Ian Weihe (6th) rushed for 94 YDs, completed 4 passes for 40 YDs, and scored 3 TDS
*Aaron Schuster (6th) rushed for 80 YDs and made some great blocks
*Drew Justice (6th) caught 3 passes for 35 YDS, and Mac Wotton (6th) had several rushes and converted the game-winning XP
*The offensive line blocked well all day, and the defense was led by Charles Sharp (6th), Andrew Glover (6th), and Bo Thompson (6th)

Varsity Cross Country
McCallie XC Invitational
*Boys finished 6th place out of 15
*Devin Wade (10th) was 10th place overall with a time of 16:57
*Girls finished 9th place out of 15
*Emily Little (10th) was 9th place overall with a time of 20:44
*Annie Edwards (10th) ran a great race and finished in 22:30

MS Cross Country
Meet at Perimeter Christian
*Both the girls team and boys team finished 4th place at the meet on a challenging 2-mile course
*Ruby Little (6th) led the girls team, coming in 3rd place overall
*Adie Henderson (7th) finished in 12th place overall
*The boys team was led by Taylor Wade (7th), Sebastian Nandkeolyar (8th), and John Johnson (8th), who finished 11th, 12th, and 13th overall
*Riley Hugues (5th), Jaden Jones (8th), Andrew Santone (7th), and Blaise Richburg (8th) rounded out the top 7 spots for the boys team