The Middle School Wrestling team split matches on Thursday, defeating St. Francis, but falling short to Lovett. Tate Morse went 4-0 with 3 pins, accumulating 21 team points for the Wolves. Wesleyan also got strong performances from Jake Neu, Trent Debow, Chris Izzo, Emory Cavin and Connor Hewitson.
Congratulations to the Varsity Swim and Dive team who defeated Forsyth Central and Northview on Thursday for Senior Night. Isaiah Erb earned a new state cut in the 200 IM, while Jessie Parrish (100 fly, 4th) and Ian Venkatesan (100 back, 6th) achieved new Top Ten times. See full meet results here.
Congratulations to the Varsity Wrestling team who defeated Mount de Sales on Thursday evening to advance to the Class A State Dual semifinals. The Wolves will take on Trion on Thursday afternoon. See story here.
The 8th Grade Boys Basketball team earned a road win over GACS on Wednesday. Thomas Chipman and Scott Morgan led the Wolves with 14 and 11 points, respectively. Schley Gordy had 5 points to go along with a strong defensive performance.
The 7th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated GACS in a tough battle on Wednesday afternoon. The Wolves jumped out early with great defensive pressure to take a 19-9 first quarter lead and held off several GACS late runs for a big road win. Townes Hardy led all scorers with 13 points, while Josh Kavel and Shepard Jones added 12 points apiece.
The 8th Grade Boys Basketball team had a recent win over Perimeter Christian, led by Tyler Hammond with 11 points and Jackson Murphy who recorded 6 points and 6 rebounds. The 8th Grade Girls earned a win over the Black Diamonds led by Christina McCoy with 6 points.
The Middle School Wrestling team competed against GACS on the road on Tuesday evening. The Wolves got strong performances from Ryan Cowart, Tate Morse, Chris Izzo and Broder Conley. The team will be back in action on Thursday as they face off against St. Francis and Lovett.
The JV Boys Basketball team beat Westminster on the road on Tuesday. The Wolves trailed 15-29 in the second quarter, but the momentum began to change when Drew Wren’s basket at the halftime buzzer cut the deficit to 10. Wesleyan built on that momentum with a strong third quarter which culminated with another buzzer beater, this one a three-pointer by Andrew Van Wie, which gave the Wolves their first lead of the game at 40-39. Once they had the lead, the Wolves never gave it back. Wesleyan was led in scoring by Tate Gilley who scored 23 points and hit five 3-pointers.
The JV Girls Basketball team defeated Paideia on Friday night, let by Imani Washington with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Jessie Parrish and Abby Scott added 14 and 13 points, respectively, while Sade Ojanuga had 8 steals.
Today students from 5th – 12th grade were given the opportunity to visit the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta where they learned more about the Civil Rights movement and the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The students visited the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the home of Martin Luther King Jr., and the King Center where a panel consisting of a former police chief, a King family member, and an original Freedom Rider spoke about growing up in a very different America. The panelists stressed the importance of education and the limitless opportunities a great education can provide in today’s America.
The JV Boys Basketball team earned wins over Paideia and Tallulah Falls over the weekend. Against the Pythons, Wesleyan pulled out a come-from-behind win, holding Paideia to only one basket in the fourth quarter. The Wolves got clutch scores from Beau Brown and Andrew Van Wie in the final seconds to seal the victory. The Wolves overcame a slow start to beat Tallulah Falls on Saturday. Leading by only 4 at halftime, Wesleyan outscored Tallulah 29-8 in the second half to build the final margin. Wesleyan was led in scoring by Wyatt Hodges and Grant Hill, who scored 13 and 10 points, respectively.
The 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball teams combined for a win over Perimeter on Thursday. Morgan Damm led the Lady Wolves with 14 points and 8 steals. Christina McCoy had 13 points, while Katherine Marshall pulled down 7 rebounds.
The 7th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated Perimeter in overtime on Thursday afternoon. Mason Luke hit a go-ahead runner in traffic to put the Wolves ahead for good in a back-and-forth wild second half and overtime. Hayden Ausherman led a spirited defensive effort in the fourth quarter to allow the Wolves to come back from a 13-point deficit. Josh Kavel led the Wolves with 19 points, while Shepard Jones and Townes Hardy added 16 and 8 points, respectively.
The Varsity Swim and Dive team defeated West Forsyth at home on Thursday evening. Mac Howie (500 free) and Colton Villa (100 free, 100 back) earned new state cuts, while Ian Venkatesan (100 back, 8th) and Howie (500 free, 9th) recorded new Top Ten times. See full meet results here.
The Middle School Wrestling team had a strong showing in their first meet after Christmas break, defeating Walker at home on Tuesday. The Wolves got standout performances from Jake Neu (3-0), Christopher Izzo (3-0), Tate Morse (2-0) and Lance Humphrey (2-0) who each went undefeated on the night.
Congratulations to Jahni Kerr who is featured in a recent article by Flosoftball. Kerr, a Florida State commit, has made her mark on Wesleyan's softball program in helping to lead the Wolves to back-to-back state championships over the last 2 seasons. Click here for story.
Congratulations to James Ramsey, class of 2008, who was named Assistant Baseball Coach at Georgia Tech. Ramsey was a standout player at Wesleyan and Florida State followed by 7 years of minor league baseball. Click here for story.
The Wesleyan Swim and Dive team split with Collins Hill on Friday, with the boys taking first place and the girls falling to the Eagles. Hannah Wasmuth earned a new state cut in the 500 free, while Ian Venkatesan achieved a new Top Ten time in the 100 back (9th place). Click here for story. See full meet results here.
The 8th Grade Girls Basketball team defeated Pace on Saturday. Camryn Register finished with 12 points, Rylee Pierce had 9 points, and Christina McCoy and Morgan Damm added 9 and 8 points, respectively.
The Varsity Wrestling team had an outstanding showing at the Gwinnett County Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. The Wolves, led by county runner-up Harrison Dearth and fellow medalist Donald Conley, finished 7th overall in a field of 20 Gwinnett County High Schools. Wesleyan was the only single A program and the only private school to compete in the competition. See recap here.
The JV Wrestling team finished with 3 county finalists at the Gwinnett County JV Tournament. Payton McKemie and Brendan McIntosh earned runner-up honors, while Trent DeBow was the JV Gwinnett County Champion in the 138 pound weight class. Wesleyan finished in 9th place overall out of 20 Gwinnett County schools.
The JV Boys Basketball won their 9th game of the season with a defeat of Johns Creek on Saturday. Wesleyan used a stifling full-court press and strong offensive performances from Druw Jones (25 pts) and Carson Ballard (10 pts) to down the Gladiators.
Congratulations to Chris Duvall ('10), Holli Wilkins ('12), Katie Frerking ('13) and Bob Worthington who were inducted into the 2019 Wesleyan Athletics Circle of Honor on Friday evening. See story here.
Meagan Lynch, class of 2018, finished in 4th place out of 9 teams in the 4x400 relay and 10th place in a field of 19 runners in the 300 meter dash for Georgia Southern as they opened their indoor season at the Clemson Opener in South Carolina. See story here.
The Varsity Wrestling team had a successful bout of competitions over the break picking up dual meet wins over Grayson and Monticello. The Wolves also came away with two medalists, Sam Schmitt and Harrison Dearth, at the 40 team Lambert Hook 'Em Classic. The Wolves will be back in action this weekend at the Gwinnett County Varsity and JV Tournaments.