This Week in Athletics
Woodward Academy's volleyball team played Oconee County this week in the 2nd round of the AAAA State Tournament. The Lady War Eagles cruised to a 3-0 win over the visiting Warriors, 25-11, 25-10 and 25-8. Junior Lauren Harrison led Woodward with 20 kills and a 55.6% kill percentage. Senior Adair Sawyer had a solid performance at the net recording 5 blocks with senior Kamryn Scocos and junior Bridget Idzik turned in strong defensive play with a combined 21 digs. Woodward (#2 seed in AAAA) will now host Northwest Whitfield in the state quarterfinals Saturday, October 22nd.
The War Eagle football team traveled to Covington, GA last week for a matchup with region foe Eastside High School. Woodward exploded for 20 points in the 2nd quarter and cruised to a 44-6 win to improve to 7-1 on the year and 4-0 in region 4-AAAA. Senior QB Ryan Glover led the War Eagles throwing for 451 yards and 6 TDs. Senior WR Josh Johnson had five catches for 146 yards and three touchdowns while seniors Cade Sutherland, Terry Myrick and J.R.Pace each added a TD reception. Glover's performance earned him Georgia Sports Daily's and The Atlanta Touchdown Club's Player of the Week honors. Woodward plays host to Luella next with a chance to capture their 3rd region title in a row.
The varsity softball team advanced to the AAAA state playoffs for the 7th consecutive season this year. In round one, the Lady War Eagles defeated Upson-Lee in a best of three series, 2-0. The series win advanced Woodward Softball to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history. Woodward faced #7 ranked Ridgeland in the 2nd round dropping the best of three series 2-0. Ariana Alvord and Katilyn Bates were the team's offensive leaders this season. Ariana batted .410 on the season while Katilyn recorded 3 HRs and 13 RBI's. Anna Freeman recorded 7 wins while pitching in 25 games for the Lady War Eagles.
Woodward's competition cheer team will compete at Hillgrove High School on Saturday, October 22nd. The Lady War Eagles recently competed at Peachtree Ridge High School. The squad did not place in the top three but turned in an outstanding routine. Woodward Academy will travel to Starr's Mill on November 5th for the region competition with a chance to qualify for the State Championships on November 11th.
Boys and girls cross country squads each had the week off as they prepare for this weekend's Region 4-AAAA Meet. The region meet will be held at Druid Hills Middle School with the top four teams advancing to the State Championships in Carrollton, GA on November 5th.
In alumi news....Congratulations to Michael Sorrow '92 who was recently inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame representing Georgia Tech baseball. Read more about Michael and his induction here.
Be sure to follow Woodward Academy Athletics on Twitter - @WAWarEagles – for news, updates and scores throughout the year.
SCORES (10/14/2016 – 10/20/2016):
Varsity Football 44 Eastside 6
Varsity Volleyball 3 Oconee County 0
Varsity Softball 1 Ridgeland 11
Varsity Softball 0 Ridgeland 13