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The boys and girls cross country teams competed Saturday in the Fulton County Cross Country Championships hosted by Milton High School. The boys, paced by Brennan Silliman's 4th place finish, placed 8th out of 14 teams. Brennan's performance earned him a place on the 1st Team All-Fulton County Cross Country Team as well as the 5th-best time ever run on Milton's challenging course. The girls, led by Brooklyn Carr and Cece Ng, placed 4th out of 11 teams. Brooklyn (8th overall) and Cece (14th overall) both earned a place on the 2nd Team All-Fulton County Cross Country Team.

Both teams will compete in the Alexander/Asics Invitational on October 8th at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club followed by the Region 4-AAAA Championships on October 22nd at Druid Hills Middle School.

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Woodward Academy's football team returned to action last Friday after having their open week. The War Eagles played host to Riverwood in Woodward's home opener. Woodward Academy controlled the game from start to finish scoring touchdowns in all aspects of the game. QB Ryan Glover threw a pair of TD passes to Hunter Falconer while Jalen Polk and Tahj Gary added rushing scores. Jeffrey Hubbard returned a punt for a touchdown and Cade Sutherland took an interceptions return into the end zone. Woodward Academy is 2-1 on the season and will host Marist next in a rematch of last year's AAAA state quarterfinal game.

The Lady War Eagle volleyball team made a pair of statements over the past week. Last weekend Woodward Academy played in the annual Lovett Block Party. The Lady War Eagles finished 3-0 in pool play to advance to the Gold Division tournament. Woodward defeated Calvary Day (2-0) in the quarterfinals, host Lovett (2-0) in the semifinals and then captured the tournament title with a 2-1 win over Harrison. On Wednesday evening the Woodward team played host to then #1 ranked St. Pius X. The Lady War Eagles swept the Golden Lions in the best of five match, 3-0. The team now heads to Tampa, FL for the annual Berkeley Premier Tournament.

The Woodward Academy softball team played a pair of region 4-AAAA road games this week. Early in the week the Lady War Eagles took on North Clayton. Anna Freeman pitched 4 innings allowing just 1 hit while walking four and striking out 9 as Woodward rolled to a 13-1 win. Next Woodward traveled to Henry County to take on the Lady Warhawks. Kaitlyn Bates continued her hot hitting this season going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Freeman was again in control on the mound pitching six strong innings as Woodward earned their 7th region win of the year 9-1. Woodward is now 9-5 overall and 7-2 in region play. The team heads to Oconee County this weekend for the annual Oconee HS Invitational.

The boys and girls cross country teams ran their best races of the season at the Coach Benson Double Dip Invitational hosted by the Marist School. On the season's most difficult course versus the season's most competitive fields, the boys, paced by Brennan Silliman's 9th place finish, placed 11th out of 25 teams. The girls, led by Brooklyn Carr, placed 6th out of 23 teams. Both teams improved their average time from last year's race by 1:00. Overall, the girls team ran 14 season-best times while the boys ran 16 season bests. This weekend both teams will compete in the Fulton County Championships at Milton HS.

Be sure to follow Woodward Academy Athletics on Twitter - @WAWarEagles – for news, updates and scores throughout the year.

SCORES (9/9/2016 – 9/15/2016):

Varsity Football 48 Riverwood 0
JV Football 0 Marist 13
9th Football 31 Marist 15

Varsity Volleyball 2 Dunwoody 1
Varsity Volleyball 2 Landmark Christian 0
Varsity Volleyball 2 Harrison 0
Varsity Volleyball 2 Calvary Day 0
Varsity Volleyball 2 Lovett 0
Varsity Volleyball 2 Harrison 1
Varsity Volleyball 2 Druid Hills 0
Varsity Volleyball 2 North Clayton 0
Varsity Volleyball 3 St. Pius X 0
JV Volleyball 0 St. Pius X 2

Varsity Softball 13 North Clayton 1
Varsity Softball 9 Henry Co. 1

The Woodward Academy volleyball team recently competed in the annual Lovett Block Party. This multiple team tournament yearly features some of the state's top volleyball teams. The Lady War Eagles, currently ranked #3 in AAAA, finished pool play with a perfect 3-0 record to advance to the Gold division tournament. Woodward defeated Calavry Day 2-0 in the quarterfinals and then host Lovett 2-0 in the semifinals. In the championship match Woodward Academy faced Harrison High School, ranked #3 in AAAAAA. Woodward captured game one 25-18 but dropped game two 25-15, forcing a deciding game three. In game three, the Lady War Eagles battled to a 15-13 win and the tournament championship. The team is currently 17-7 overall with Area 4-AAAA play set to begin later this week.

This Week in Athletics

The Woodward Academy volleyball team, currently ranked #4 in AAAA, played a pair of matches this week against some of top programs in the state. On Tuesday the team traveled to Marist to take on the current #1 ranked team in AAAA. Woodward Academy controlled the match from start to finished and defeated Marist in the best of five match 3-0. On Thursday Woodward played the 2015 AAAA defending state champion Buford. This year Buford is playing in the higher AAAAA class and is currently ranked #1 in their classification. Woodward split the first two games in the best of five match but Buford took games three and four to win 3-1. The squad will be back in action next weekend at the annual Lovett Block Party.

The varsity softball team had another busy week this week. The team opened the week at Blessed Trinity. Woodward struggled at the plate getting just a pair of hits and fell to the Lady Titans 8-0. On Tuesday the team returned to action facing region foe Luella. The Lady War Eagles scored 6 runs in the first and 10 runs in the 2nd to run away with a 17-2 win. Thursday Woodward Academy traveled to Salem HS for their 2nd region game of the week. Anna Freeman pitched a completed game allowing just 3 hits and striking out 7 as the Lady War Eagles shutout the Lady Seminoles 9-0. Woodward Academy now sits at 5-1 in region 4-AAAA, just a ½ game behind region leader Eastside.

Woodward Academy's football team suffered their first loss of the season last Friday in a game called midway through the fourth quarter due to the GHSA curfew rule. The War Eagles had the late game at Grady Stadium against the Grady Gray Knights. The game before ran late and Woodward's game was delayed for an hour at halftime due to lightning in the area. Woodward was trailing 14-10 and driving in Grady territory when the game was called with 6 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter. QB Ryan Glover threw a TD pass to WR Sultaan Shabazz and Martin Rodriguez kicked a 22-yard FG for the War Eagles scoring. Woodward Academy has an off week on September 2nd and will return to Colquitt Stadium on September 9th to host Riverwood.

The boys and girls cross country teams continued their 2016 season with over 3000 other runners at the Saucony Battle of Atlanta last weekend. The varsity boys, led by Brennan Silliman, finished 12th of 44 teams while the girls, led by Brooklyn Carr, placed 9th of 36 teams. Both teams are off for the Labor Day weekend and will return to action Saturday, September 10 at the Coach Benson Double Dip Invitational at Marist.

In other news....Woodward alums Henry Anderson '10 (DE, Indianapolis Colts) and Juwan Thompson '10 (FB, Denver Bronco's) have already established themselves in the NFL and now another War Eagle alum is a strong candidate to make an NFL roster. Safety Andrew Adams '11 is a member of the New York Giants and with just one exhibition game remaining, looks to be a strong candidate to make the Giants 53-man roster.

Be sure to follow Woodward Academy Athletics on Twitter - @WAWarEagles – for news, updates and scores throughout the year.

SCORES (8/26/2015 – 9/1/2015):

Varsity Football 10 Grady 14

Varsity Volleyball 2 West Forsyth 0
Varsity Volleyball 1 Lassister 2
Varsity Volleyball 2 Harris County 0
Varsity Volleyball 1 South Forsyth 2
Varsity Volleyball 3 Marist 0
Varsity Volleyball 1 Buford 3

Varsity Softball 0 Blessed Trinity 8
Varsity Softball 17 Luella 2
Varsity Softball 9 Salem 0

This Week in Athletics

The War Eagle football team traveled to Westminster last Friday to open the 2016 season. The War Eagles enter the year ranked #2 in AAAA while Westminster, the defending AAA state champion, starts the year #2 in AAA. The War Eagles scored on their opening possession and never trailed the rest of the night defeating the Wildcats 36-17. QB Ryan Glover was 14 of 19 passing for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns. Sophomore RB Tahj Gary rushed for 96 yards and added three more scores. LB KJ Phillips led the defense with 10 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. Next the War Eagles will take on Grady HS at Grady Stadium.

The Lady War Eagle volleyball team had an outstanding week taking on several top programs while going a perfect 4-0. On Tuesday Woodward Academy traveled to Lovett and took on Riverside and the host Lady Lions. The Lady War Eagles defeated both teams 2-0. On Wednesday the team traveled to Sandy Creek to play Landmark Christian and the host Lady Patriots. Again, Woodward Academy picked a pair of wins defeating both schools 2-0. Woodward Academy sits at 6-2 on the year and will play in the All City Play Day at South Forsyth this weekend.

The girls softball team had a busy week playing three region games. On Monday the Lady War Eagles hosted North Clayton in a game that had been previously cancelled twice due to weather. Rain would not slow down the Lady War Eagles this time as they defeated North Clayton 14-1. Next Woodward Academy played host to another region foe, Henry County. Again Woodward Academy combined strong pitching with good hitting to pick up a 10-0 victory. The team closed out the week traveling to Druid Hills where the Lady War Eagles got their third win of the week defeating the Lady Red Devils 9-1. Woodward Academy is 3-1 in region play and 4-3 overall.

Woodward Academy's boys and girls cross country teams got their 2016 season started at the Sandy Creek Kickoff race on Saturday, August 20th. Both teams finished in 2nd place overall. Brennan Silliman led the varsity boys with a 2nd place individual finish while Brooklyn Carr led the girls with a 10th place individual finish. A special congratulations to Henry Cox who won the JV boys race in his first cross country race for Woodward Academy. Next up for both teams will be the Saucony Battle of Atlanta at Nash Farm Battlefield in Henry County on Saturday, August 27th.

In other news....congratulations to Ultimate Frisbee team member Davis Rink '16 who was selected to Georgia Ultimate All State First Team for the 2015-16 school year.

Be sure to follow Woodward Academy Athletics on Twitter - @WAWarEagles – for news, updates and scores throughout the year.

SCORES (8/19/2015 – 8/25/2015):

Varsity Football 36 Westminster 17
JV Football 32 Blessed Trinity 31
9th Football 33 Blessed Trinity 20

Varsity Volleyball 2 Lovett 0
Varsity Volleyball 2 Riverwood 0
Varsity Volleyball 2 Sandy Creek 0
Varsity Volleyball 2 Landmark Christian 0

Varsity Softball 14 North Clayton 1
Varsity Softball 10 Henry County 0
Varsity Softball 9 Druid Hills 1
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