The Leading Edge of Athletics: eSports

It isn’t played on a field, in a pool, or on a court. Players don’t tackle or dribble, and there are no raucous crowds in the bleachers cheering them on. In fact, there aren’t even bleachers. Participants are seated, but they aren’t riding bikes—unless, that is, PlayVS decides to add a particularly involved racing game to the eSports menu this spring.

Volleyball

Woodward Academy’s varsity volleyball squad plays one of the toughest schedules in the state every year with their sights always set on contending for another state title.

Football

The Woodward Academy football team had an outstanding season this year, finishing with a 13-1 overall record and a perfect 10-0 regular season record. The War Eagles captured their fifth region championship in the past six seasons, advanced to the AAAA State Semifinals, and will finish ranked as one of the top four teams in AAAA.

Cross Country

After completing a competitive regular season, the boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Region 4-AAAA Championships at Nash Farm Battlefield.

Softball

The War Eagle softball team completed the region schedule with a 4-4 record and a fourth place finish at the Region 4-AAAA tournament. The War Eagles once again qualified for the AAAA State Playoffs, falling to top-seeded Perry in the first round.

Clay Target

The Woodward Academy clay target team had another outstanding season this fall, winning several events and finishing fifth overall at the Georgia Independent Schools Association’s (GISA) State Championships.
The team opened the season winning the Tom Lowe Competition, and finished the regular season schedule capturing first place at the Chuck Weatherington Fall Classic.

Cheerleading

Woodward Academy’s competition cheer squad worked extremely hard this season preparing not only for regular season competitions.

Pete Fritts ’83: Girls Golf Coach of the Year

We sat down with coach Pete Fritts ’83 about being selected as the 2018 Girls Golf Coach of the Year in the State of Georgia by the National Federation of State High School Associations, winning a state title last year, and his history at Woodward.

eSports 2019

The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) added eSports to their official list of sanctioned programs in 2018-19 and Woodward Academy participated in season one.  The eSports program, one of the fastest growing sports across high schools and colleges, provided a few different game options, with Woodward choosing to compete in League of Legends.  League of… Read More »

Boys Tennis 2019

The boys tennis team began the season with seven seniors, seven returners, an 8th state championship title in their sights, and nine beautiful new courts fully decked in War Eagle red (thanks Woodward Fund!).  The boys season was tough–seven of the teams on the schedule played in 2019 Final Four matches (AAA and AAAAA), and… Read More »