Q&A with Walker Kessler, junior basketball player

Woodward’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four this year for the first time since 1997. We talked with junior basketball player Walker Kessler about the experience and his goals for the future. Walker is one of the top basketball prospects in the country, ranked as a five-star prospect by 247sports.   War Eagle Watch:…

Wrestling 2019

The wrestling team had a breakout season this year, capturing the state duals title for the first time in school history and also bringing home the traditional state title. Although sweeping both of the state titles in one season was a Woodward wrestling first, the program did not stop breaking records there. After capturing their…

Boys Basketball 2019

The 2018-2019 War Eagles boys basketball team enjoyed an amazing, history-making season. The boys finished the season 22-9, while playing one of the toughest schedules in the state. The War Eagles split a pair of War Eagle Classic games with Zachary High School (LA) and Miramar HS (FL), before finishing 5th in the Next Level…

Girls Basketball 2019

Led by two seniors, the Woodward’s varsity girls basketball team enjoyed a good run this season. The team finished third in the region and continued Woodward’s long-standing tradition of making it to the state playoffs. Their run came to an end in the first round of the state playoffs versus Hardaway High, but it was…

Boys Swim & Dive 2019

Woodward Academy’s boys swimming and diving team turned in yet another outstanding season. The War Eagles finished with a 7-0 dual meet record and qualified 10 swimmers and one diver for the State Championships where, for the 2nd year in the row, the boys finished as AAAA/AAAAA State Runners-Up. In addition to the team’s outstanding…

Girls Swim & Dive 2019

The girls swim team had 10 swimmers qualify for the state meet, with all three relays qualifying.   Emma Jones had two great finishes at state, taking 13th in 200 Individual Medley and 17th in the 100 Backstroke in the 4A-5A division. Nia Doyley, Elizabeth Reese, Virginia Bernot, and Samantha Humphrey placed 16th overall in…

Clay Target 2019

Woodward Academy’s clay target team competed in the 2018 GISA Clay Target State Championships in early December. The event, held at the Forest City Gun Club in Savannah, featured some of the top independent school teams in Georgia. The War Eagles placed fourth overall behind the shooting of Izzy Baldwin, Grayson Phillips, and Preston Wright….

Interview: Cece Ng Q&A

War Eagle Watch sat down with Woodward cross country athlete Cece Ng ‘19 about her season, future, and what drew her to running. War Eagle Watch: How did you feel this cross country season went for you overall? Cece Ng: I feel that this season was probably my best season with regards to my performance…

Coach’s Corner: Tad Sahara

Tad Sahara has led the Woodward volleyball team to several state titles in his impressive career as the head coach. We sat down with Coach Sahara to talk about his history with volleyball, what he likes about coaching, and the biggest accomplishments of his coaching career. War Eagle Watch: How did you get into coaching?…

Football 2018

Woodward Academy’s football team had its streak of four consecutive region championships broken this season, but still advanced the AAAA state playoffs. Hampered by a few mid-season injuries, the War Eagles finished the 2018 regular season with a 6-4 record and 4-2 record in region play. Woodward Academy entered the state football playoffs for the…

Girls Cross Country 2018

The girls cross country team, led by Cece Ng’s Individual Region Championship, placed 2nd in Region 4-AAAA. Cece Ng, Brooklyn Carr, and Parker Daly were named 1st Team All-Region, while Wallace Putt, Abbey Miller, and Meryl Inman were named to the 2nd Team. The girls finished 13th in the 32-team field at the AAAA State…

Boys Cross Country 2018

The boys cross country team placed all 7 runners in the top-12 to win the Region 4-AAAA Championship. Will Reese, Drake Oakhill, and Hrydesh Patel were named to the 1st Team All-Region, and Gavin Frey, Justin Frediani, Jett Matre, and Arman Ramji were named to the 2nd Team. Hrydesh Patel, the team’s top finisher in…