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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.

The Woodward Academy Lady War Eagle volleyball team was recently awarded the American Volleyball Coaches Association
(AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2015-16 season. The AVCA award was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year and honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale. You can see the full list of collegiate and high school programs here.

The Lady War Eagles finished the 2015-16 season with a 30-18 overall record and advanced to the AAAA State Final Four. This year's team will play at Pope HS in a preseason scrimmage on August 9th before opening the regular season August 11th at Buford HS.

The Woodward Academy football team took part in the national finals of the Cam Newton 7v7 competition in Fort Mill, SC. The War Eagles dominated throughout the tournament and captured the National Championship defeating Northwestern HS (Rock Hill, SC) 34-6. Woodward Academy qualified for the event by capturing the local tournament several weeks early held at Woodward Academy's Colquitt Stadium. The official GHSA start to the season begins with acclimation practices July 25th and regular practices on August 1st. Woodward Academy advanced to the GHSA state semifinals for the 2nd year in a row in 2015-16 and have high expectations for the upcoming season.

The Woodward Academy girls volleyball team took part in the Emory University Team Camp after the 4th of July break. The Lady War Eagles worked on several aspects of team play, passing rotations, blocking systems and general offensive and defensive strategies. The camp concluded with a team tournament in which the Woodward Academy squad capture the championships title. The 2016-17 GHSA season officially starts Monday, August 1st with the team's first regular season match set for Thursday, August 11th.

Members of the Woodward Academy football team recently competed in the annual Cam Newton 7v7 Tournament. This year's tournament was hosted at Woodward Academy with over 26 teams competing in the two day tournament. Woodward Academy finished as the tournament champion and will now advance to the National Finals in Fort Mill, SC.

WR Josh Johnson was named the tournament Offensive MVP with Ryan Glover, JR Pace, Jeffrey Hubbard, KJ Phillips, Cade Sutherland, Xavion Fleetwood, Kobe Sandel, Tahj Gary, Darien Wiggins, Dawson Ellington and Zach Quaterman being named to the all-tournament team.

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