This Week in Athletics
The Woodward Academy girls golf team competed in the Area 3-AAAA championships on Tuesday at the Wolf Creek Golf Course. The Lady War Eagles competed in a strong field of teams that included Marist, Blessed Trinity and White County. Ayanna Habeel was low medalist for the day with an even par round of 72 as she helped lead the girls team to their 17th region/area championship. The Lady War Eagles are the defending AAAA state champions and will now look for back-to-back titles as the team advances to the state championships at Maple Ridge Golf Course on May 22nd and 23rd.The boys golf team had the week off as they prepared for their area championships.The boys will compete at Crystal Lake Country Club on Tuesday, April 25th.
Woodward Academy's baseball team locked up the region 4-AAAA championship on Wednesday evening with a 10-5 win over Luella High School. The War Eagles needed to take two out of three from the Lions in the season's final series and had already taken game on earlier in the week, 7-4. The win pushed the War Eagles current win streak to 11 straight games. The team currently stands at 21-4 overall and 16-1 in region play. Woodward Academy will enter the AAAA state playoffs as the #1 seed from region 4-AAAA and host a first round series on April 28th.
The girls and boys soccer teams traveled to Whitewater High School earlier this week for a non-region match.The girls team fell to the AAAAA #1 ranked Lady Wildcats 5-2.The boys team battled for the full 80 minutes but fell to the Wildcats on a penalty kick late in the game, 2-1.Both teams have qualified for the state playoffs and will host first round games on April 25th and 26th.
Woodward Academy's boys and girls track & field teams both won the 4-AAAA Region Championship on Thursday. This was the second consecutive region championship for each team. Junior pole vaulter Alex Potts broke her own school record for the 4th time this season with a vault of 12' 4.25". Individual Region Champions for Woodward Academy were: Miriam Waters: 100 Meters, Alex Potts: 800 Meters and Pole Vault, Garnet Brown: 1600 Meters and 3200 Meters, AnaSimone Guillaume: 100 Meter Hurdles, Tajiah Gary, Morgan Brinson, Erica Brooks, Miriam Waters: 4 x 100 Meter Relay, Anna Lee, Morgan Brinson, Miriam Waters, Alex Potts: 4 x 400 Meter Relay, Makenli Forrest: Shot Put and Discus, Alphonzo Overstreet: 400 Meters, Brennan Silliman: 1600 Meters and 3200 Meters, Max White: Pole Vault, Josh McCullough: Shot Put, Josh Armstrong: Discus.Athletes who finished in the top 4 in each event qualify for the State AAAA Sectional Meet. This year's state sectional will be held at Cross Creek High School on Saturday, April 29th.
Both the girls and boys tennis teams kicked off their respective state tournaments this week.Woodward Academy entered the state tournament as the #1 seed with both teams hosting Upson-Lee on Wednesday.Woodward cruised to victories in both matches, 3-0 and now advance to the 2nd round.The boys are slated to take on St.Pius X with the girls scheduled to play Oconee County.
The boys lacrosse team played a pair of games this week.On Tuesday, the War Eagles played host to Maynard Jackson as Woodward Academy celebrated senior night.The boys squad had little trouble with the visiting Jaquars as Woodward rolled to a 22-0 win.The War Eagles then traveled to Holy Innocents to face a determined Golden Bears team.The team struggled to stop the aggressive Bear attack falling 20-13.The girls lacrosse team also celebrated senior night this past week playing host to the Lovett School.The Lady War Eagles held off a determined Lions team to pick up a 13-12 win improving their record to 8-7 on the year.
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SCORES (4/14/2017 – 4/20/2017):
Varsity baseball 7 Luella 4
Varsity baseball 10 Luella 5
JV baseball 7 St. Pius X 4
Varsity girls soccer 2 Whitewater 5
Varsity boys soccer 1 Whitewater 2
Varsity boys lacrosse 22 Maynard Jackson 0
Varsity boys lacrosse 13 Holy Innocents 20
JV boys lacrosse 2 Holy Innocents 7
Varsity girls lacrosse 13 Lovett 12
JV girls lacrosse 12 Lovett 13
Varsity girls tennis 3
Varsity boys tennis 3