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 »

Riflery 2019

Woodward Academy’s riflery team finished the 2018-19 season with a 12-1 overall record, with the only loss coming against eventual State Runner-Up East Coweta. In addition, the War Eagles finished 2nd in the area championship, once again just being edged out of first place by East Coweta. Woodward’s area competition finish qualified Woodward Academy for… Read More »

Boys Ultimate 2019

After graduating 10 of the top 12 players from the 2018 team, this season looked to be a rebuilding year for the boys ultimate team. After some ups and downs early in the season, the team hit its stride in the middle of the season. At Terminus — Atlanta’s biggest high school ultimate tournament —… Read More »

Girls Lacrosse 2019

The Woodward girls lacrosse team finished their season strong.  They clinched a berth in the region playoffs as a 3-seed, after a season-defining region victory over Henry County in the last game of the season.  The War Eagles unfortunately lost to Whitewater High School in the first round. The region continues to gain momentum, with… Read More »

Boys Lacrosse 2019

The boys lacrosse team finished the 2019 regular season with a 10-7 overall record. The War Eagles captured the A-AAAAA Area 7 championship for the second consecutive season, which qualified the War Eagles for the state playoffs. The team defeated Fayette County High School in round one and Mt. Pigsah in round two before falling… Read More »

Baseball 2019

The varsity baseball team finished with an overall record of 25-10 and went 13 -1 in region play, capturing the region 4-AAAA championship for the third consecutive year. The team advanced to the third round (elite 8) of the state playoffs before being eliminated by nationally ranked Blessed Trinity in a hard fought three-game series.… Read More »

Girls Tennis 2019

The girls tennis team had another exciting and successful season this year. The 2019 team finished with an overall record of 16-5. Regular season highlights included beating rivals Westminster, Marist, Starr’s Mill, and Carrollton (Senior Night). Additionally, the War Eagles competed for the first time in the Granger Invitational in LaGrange, defeating Buford and N.… Read More »

Boys Golf 2019

Woodward Academy boys golf team performed their best when they needed it most this season.  The War Eagles started the season shooting a team score of 320, with their sights on working their way down to 300. In the GHSA AAAA State Championships at the Columbus Country Club, the War Eagles did just that, shooting… Read More »

Girls Golf 2019

The girls golf team repeated as both Area 3-AAAA and AAAA state champions this year. Along the way they defeated state champions in all other classifications during the year. This is the seventh state title for the girls program. They won every event they entered this year, except for the Red Terror Ryder Cup where… Read More »

Boys Soccer 2019

Woodward Academy’s boys soccer team played one of the toughest regular season schedules in the state this season. The War Eagles finished the regular season with a 12-6 overall record, with five of those losses coming at the hands of top-10 ranked programs. With a strong performance against Druid Hills late in the season, the… Read More »

Girls Soccer 2019

The girls soccer team dominated Region 4-AAAA play this season. The team completed a perfect 7-0 region schedule, capturing the Region 4-AAAA Championship and advancing to the state playoffs. In the state playoffs, the team cruised through the first two rounds, defeating Cairo in round one 7-0 and Howard in the Sweet Sixteen 6-1. The… Read More »

Track & Field 2019

The boys and girls track & field teams completed excellent seasons in 2019. Both teams won the Metro Atlanta Track & Field Championship in March, and in April both teams won their fourth consecutive Region 4-AAAA Championships with many individual event champions: Simi Awujo in the 400 M; Molly Devinney in the Pole Vault; Egypt… Read More »

Girls Ultimate 2019

This year’s girls ultimate team had an awesome season. The program grew in numbers due to many returners recruiting others to play, to the point where two varsity-level teams competed against other teams in the USA Ultimate Georgia division. Led by senior team captain Molly Merchant, senior Leah Crider, senior Karnera Gafford, senior Jacy Watson,… Read More »

Coach’s Corner: Eileen McWhorter

Eileen McWhorter has coached virtually every sport at Woodward during her 31 years at the Academy, and earlier this spring, she spoke with us about some of her favorite moments in that time. War Eagle Watch: How did you get into coaching? What were the biggest reasons you wanted to coach? Eileen McWhorter: I have… Read More »

Interview: Eric Malever Q&A

Interview with Woodward Academy Student Eric Malever Rising junior Eric Malever is one of the top student-athletes at Woodward, balancing his academic work with his time on the lacrosse team. Eric has already committed to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland, and he talked with us about that and more recently. War Eagle Watch:… Read More »