Interview: Senior Volleyball Player Lauren Harrison

Senior volleyball player Lauren Harrison was one of the leaders for this year’s volleyball team, and she was rewarded with Under Armour All-American honors after the conclusion of the season. She’ll be attending the University of North Carolina next year on a volleyball scholarship, and she talked about that and more with us earlier this…

Interview: Wrestling with Coach Ragan

“People say to me, ‘you went from being one of the top Division I coaches in the country, a professor at a college, to teaching Middle School kids and coaching youth wrestling?’ and I always tell them ‘this is where I can do the most good.’” Jeff Ragan could have coached at any number of…

Football

The Woodward Academy football team had another outstanding season, finishing with an overall record of 11-2 and advancing to the AAAA State Quarterfinals. The War Eagles went 9-1 in the regular season, with a perfect 6-0 region record, capturing the 4-AAAA region title and securing a #1 seed in the state playoffs.  The region championship…

Volleyball

The volleyball team finished the season with yet another run to the state semifinals, where Woodward lost to Blessed Trinity. This finish for the War Eagles (27-12) ran their streak of semifinal appearances to 25 in a row, dating back to 1993 when volleyball was first contested in Georgia. The team was led by seniors…

Clay Target

The Clay Target team participated in a total of 11 events this season, including the NSCA National Sporting Clays Championships. Despite competing against more than 2300 student-athletes at the NSCA event, four Woodward students placed, including Turner Kurzweg (2nd D Class), Thomas Gunnigle (2nd E Class), Finn Gosch (15th D Class), and Izzy Baldwin (2nd…

Softball

The varsity softball team finished the 2017 season second in the region standings with a sterling 11-1 record in region. Finishing with a 15-12 overall record, the team advanced to the second round (final 16) of the AAAA state playoffs for the 2nd consecutive season, losing to the eventual AAAA state champion Northside-Columbus. On the…

Boys Cross Country

The boys cross country team had successful season this fall, finishing their season in Carrollton at the AAAA State Championships. Led by seniors Henry Cox, Sam Riviere, and Jack Cenatempo, the boys team finished 10th out of 32 teams at the state championships. This was their first top-10 finish since the 2014 season. In addition,…

Competition Cheerleading

Woodward Academy’s competition cheerleading squad struggled through some mid-season injuries but still performed well in post-season competition this year. The Lady War Eagles traveled to Putnam County in early November, where the squad finished as region 4-AAAA runner-up. The team’s 2nd place finish earned the Lady War Eagles a trip to Columbus, GA for the…

Girls Cross Country

The girls cross country team had successful season this fall, finishing their season in Carrollton at the AAAA State Championships. The girls team, led by Brooklyn Carr and Cece Ng, finished 8th in the 32-team field at the State Championships, marking the 12th consecutive top-10 finish at the State Championships for the Lady War Eagles….

Spring 2017

From the Athletic Director Dear Woodward Community, What a tremendous season for athletics at Woodward Academy! I commend and congratulate all of our student-athletes for the good sportsmanship, humility, and integrity they displayed both on and off the playing fields and courts. With 35 graduates from the Class of 2017 continuing on to play at…

Baseball

The varsity baseball team  finished with a 24-7 record in 2017, and capped off the year by winning region 4AAAA. In the state tournament, the War Eagles won the first round of the playoffs in two games over Mary Persons. In the second round, Woodward was beaten by Heritage Catoosa, with the third game going…

Boys Golf

The Woodward Academy boys golf team finished the 2017 season 3rd overall at the AAAA State Championships. The War Eagles finished day one of the scheduled two-day tournament just one shot out of 2nd place, and looked poised to make a run, but rain forced the cancellation of day two. Junior Mitchell Kahlert led the…

Girls Golf

The Woodward girls golf team finished another outstanding year as this year’s AAAA State Runner-Up. The Lady War Eagles finished day one of the state championships just three strokes off the lead and in prime position to make a move on day two.  Unfortunately, heavy rains forced the cancellation of day two and made day…

Boys Lacrosse

The boys lacrosse team finished the 2017 season with a 10-8 overall record and a trip to the A-AAAAA State Playoffs. This year marked the third consecutive year the War Eagles have qualified for the state tournament. One of the most exciting moments this season was when Woodward traveled to Buford to face the always…

Girls Lacrosse

The varsity girls lacrosse team completed another fantastic season in 2017. Though the season was full of many strong success and a few hard losses, the Lady Eagles ultimately ended the season with a 9-9 record. Though the team qualified for the state playoffs for the third consecutive season, the Lady Eagles lost in the…

Riflery

The Woodward riflery team finished the year 12-4 overall, which earned them a berth in the state playoffs. Despite having to replace several shooters this year, Woodward finished the season with the second best average (1133 out of 1200) out of 16 teams in area competition.  Junior Annalyn Smith led the team with a 290…