The Middle School Soccer teams swept Holy Innocents' on Tuesday at Wesleyan. Kensington Freeman had the lone goal for the girls, while Gabriel Smith (3), William Thomas, and Landon Stirling scored for the boys. On Monday, the girls defeated GACS at home led by Lainey Jerding with 4 goals and Laurel Edge with one goal. Jerding, Kyra Brubaker and Lauren Hill had assists in the win.
The Varsity Track and Field team came out on top against Tallulah Falls and Clarkston in their home meet on Wednesday. Highlights on the day include the following: Micah Smith (1st 100m, 1st long jump, 2nd high jump), Dawson Carr (1st shot put, 2nd discus), Matthew Stainback (1st pole vault), Jamarcus Turner (2nd 400m), Stafford McDaniel (2nd 1600m), Emrie Harbour (1st 100m hurdles, 1st pole vault, 1st triple jump), Imani Washington (1st shot put), Abby Scott (1st long jump), Kensie Pierce (1st high jump), Nea Sanders (1st 300m hurdles, 2nd 400m, 2nd triple jump), Jahni Kerr (1st 100m), Caitlin Kelly (1st 3200m), Danielle Kelly (1st 1600m), and Palmer Louthan (2nd 800m). See full meet results here.
The JV Girls Lacrosse team defeated Northview on Tuesday. Emma Young and Gabby Oakes led the offense with 5 goals and 2 goals, respectively, while Riley Cavanaugh, Channing Stall, Adyson Means and Grace Carroll put in 1 goal apiece. Gracie Brown led the defense with 6 saves, assisted by Callie Kennedy and Maggie Rheudasil.
The JV Baseball team swept St. Pius in a doubleheader on Saturday. In game one, the offense was led by JC French (2-4, 2 runs), Carson Ballard (2-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI), and Drew Wren (1-3, 2 runs). Standouts in game two were Nate Kerpics (2-3, 2 runs), Bobby Cook (1-3, 2 RBI’s) and Jimmy Cox (1-2, 2 RBI’s). Cox and John Perrins split time on the mound in game one, while Ballard and Kerpics handled pitching duties in game two.
The Middle School Baseball team came out motivated and aggressive on Saturday to defeat Norcross. Dominick Scalese never let up in his performance, as he pitched a 1-hit shutout with 9 strike outs. Defensively the team was solid once again, committing no errors, while Chris Izzo threw out two base runners behind the plate. Offensively the team was highlighted by Izzo (2-3 with a HBP) and Jacob Binney (2-2 with 2 walks and 3 RBIs).
The Middle School Boys Lacrosse team split games on Saturday, defeating Decatur but falling to Sutton Middle School. In the win over Decatur, Mason Strang had 3 goals and Ray Homan added 1 goal. Josh Kavel anchored a strong defensive performance for the Wolves.
The JV Boys Soccer team beat Riverside Military at home on Friday night. Aidan Conley and Nick Solis each had a goal, while strong defensive play from Win Moreland, Bryce Masters, Stephen Romer, and Evan Berry guaranteed the victory for the Wolves.
The JV Girls Lacrosse team defeated Kennesaw Mountain on Friday evening. Emma Young led the offense with 5 goals, followed by Channing Stall and Gabby Oakes who had 2 goals apiece. Annelise Onorato and Abi Emmelhainz anchored the defense, while Gracie Brown had 6 saves in goal.
The Varsity Boys Tennis team defeated North Hall on Wednesday at Wesleyan. See recap here. The Middle School Boys Tennis team defeated Hebron on Monday. Highlights include Walker Huckaby who won a tight tie breaker to win his singles match, and Corban Kwon who got wins in his first 2 tennis matches ever played.
Congratulations to the Middle School Girls Track and Field team who finished in first place in the six-team field at the Small Trophy Invitational at Wesleyan on Monday. The girls had several double-digit point contributors, led by Marjee Williams and Kensington Freeman with 15 points each. The boys team finished in third, led by Bains Smith with 15 team points and Hayden Ausherman with 14 points. See full meet results here.
The JV Baseball team defeated Providence on Wednesday. John Perrins went 3-4 with 3 RBIs, while Drew Wren, JC French and Bobby Cook each went 2-4 combining for 7 runs. Carson Ballard added 3 runs and 3 RBIs. Hampton Bingham, Quinn Moore, Griffin Caldwell and Ballard combined for 9 strikeouts from the mound.
The JV Girls Golf team narrowly defeated Mt. Pisgah on Wednesday at the River Pines Par 3 Course. The Lady Wolves were led by Sofia Woomer (40) and Sophie Anderson (43), both playing Wesleyan golf for the first time.
The Middle School Baseball team battled the cold to keep focus and determination to defeat Decatur on Wednesday. Pitching was split between Stacey Johnson and Tim Hillegass, earning 5 strikeouts through 6 innings. Offensively the team was led by Johnson (3-3 with 2 RBIs), Chris Izzo (3-3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored) and Dominick Scalese (3-4 with 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored).
The Varsity Girls Tennis team defeated visiting North Hall on Wednesday. Click here for recap. The Middle School Girls Tennis team swept Hebron on Monday, led by singles’ players Sophie Gibbs, Caroline Scott, Hannah Bennison and Amanda Mola.
The Varsity Girls and Boys Track and Field teams came out on top at their home meet against Duluth, Providence and King’s Ridge on Wednesday. Highlights on the day include the following: Jamarcus Turner (first in 400 meter), Jackson Walls (third in 800 meter), Nea Sanders (third in 400 meter, first in triple jump), Mary Ann Manley (second in 1600), Caitlin Kelly (first in 3200 meter), Margaret Dudley (second in 300 meter hurdles), Abby Scott (first in long jump), Micah Smith (first in high jump and long jump), Wyatt Hodges (first in triple jump) and Josh Aspinwall (first in shot put). See full meet results here.
Congratulations to the following who were honored by the Gwinnett Takedown Club for their performances in wrestling this season: Harrison Dearth (1st Team), Nathaniel Jackson (Scholar Athlete), Sam Schmitt (Honorable Mention), Tanner Bivins (Honorable Mention) and Donald Conley (Honorable Mention). See story here.
The JV Baseball team defeated Chamblee on Tuesday. JC French and Jimmy Cox split time on the mound, combining for 6 strikeouts. Carson Ballard went 3-3 with 5 RBIs, Hampton Bingham and John Perrins each went 2-3, and French finished with 3 runs.
The JV boys Lacrosse team beat Riverside Military Academy on Tuesday evening. Bennett Rudder and RJ Aycox had 3 goals each, while James Hufham scored his first career goal. The defense and both goalies pitched a shutout.
The Varsity Girls and Boys Tennis teams defeated Hebron on Tuesday. The Lady Wolves got wins from Livi Stolle (#1 singles), Haden Jones and Grace Tyler (#1 doubles), and Katherine Scott and Tinsley Bertram (#2 doubles). Winners for the boys were Jack Jones (#1 singles), Luke Schiller (#3 singles), and Sam Lambert and Harrison Leath (#1 doubles).
The Middle School Girls Lacrosse team defeated St. Pius on Saturday behind leading scorers Audrey Pursell (4) and Kate Powell (3). Chloe Hammers and Kate Adent dished out 2 assists each, while Frankie Nicklaus, Hannah Brewster and Georgia Powell led the defense in ground ball control.
The Middle School Track and Field team competed at Holy Innocents’ on Wednesday against 6 other teams. Tyler Hammond had a strong day for the boys, scoring team points in the 400 meter and 300 meter hurdles. For the girls, Lindsay Friedman led the way in team points, taking 10 points in the long jump (1st place) and scoring 3 more in the 100 meter hurdles. Nadia Desbordes scored 12 total team points, scoring in both the 100 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles. Maddi Armstrong pulled in 10 team points, scoring 5 points each in the 100 meter and the 300 meter hurdles. See full meet results here.
Congratulations to the Middle School Baseball team who defeated Norcross and Dunwoody over the weekend. Against Norcross, Townes Hardy and Schley Gordy shared time on the mound combining to throw 5 strikeouts. Offensively, Dominick Scalese went 3-4 with 4 RBIs, while Gordy went 3-3 with 3 RBIs. In a close game with Dunwoody, pinch hitter Stacey Johnson provided the go ahead run in the bottom of the 6th, while Reed Purcell led the offense going 2-3 on the day. Tim Hillegass and Scalese provided strong pitching, throwing 5 strikeouts and only giving up 2 walks.
The Middle School Boys Lacrosse team defeated Blessed Trinity and Inman Middle on Saturday. In game one, Hayden Ausherman had 4 goals, Jack Neu dished out 2 assists, Matt Blanton had 3 ground balls, and Thomas Chipman won 5 face-offs. Against Inman, Evan Nichols won 5 face-offs, while Brock Bowling and Broder Conley added 2 goals apiece. Josh Kavel anchored the defense for the shutout.
The JV and Varsity Boys Lacrosse teams both got wins on Friday evening, with the Varsity defeating visiting Christ Church Episcopal and the JV team edging Oconee County on the road. Byrne Ahrenkiel had 2 goals and 2 assists, Thomas Chipman had 2 goals and 8 face-off wins, and Brendan McIntosh added 1 goal for the JV Wolves. Drew Ball recorded 7 saves including one in the final minute to win the game. Click here for Varsity recap.
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Basketball team who defeated St. Francis on Saturday to advance to the GHSA State Championship. Wesleyan will face Holy Innocents' on Wednesday at 2:00 PM at the Macon Centreplex. See story here.
The Varsity Girls and Boys Track teams came out on top against Collins Hill, GACS and Buford at their home meet on Wednesday. Highlights include the following: Kensie Pierce- 1st high jump, Emrie Harbour- 1st pole vault, Nea Sanders- 1st triple jump, Micah Smith- 1st long jump, Mac Howie- 1st 1600 mater, Stafford McDaniel- 2nd 1600 meter and Jamarcus Turner- 2nd 400 meter. See full meet results here.
The Middle School Baseball team fought hard to come out with a 2-2 tie against St. Pius on Tuesday. Pitching was the foundation of the game with a strong outing by Reed Purcell and Dominick Scalese, combining to throw 8 innings with 9 strikeouts. Defensively, Tim Hillegass was impressive making numerous outstanding plays. The team was led offensively by Reed Purcell (3-4 with an RBI) and Owen Hodges (2-2 with a walk).
The Middle School Girls Soccer team earned a shutout over St. Martin's Episcopal School on Tuesday. Lainey Jerding had a hat trick and added 2 assists, while Kensington Freeman recorded 2 goals and 3 assists. Kendall Davis had 1 goal and 1 assist, Annie Venkatesan and Laurel Edge added 1 goal apiece, and Hannah Fears dished out 2 assists in the win.
The Middle School Track and Field team hosted GACS and Providence to open their season on Wednesday. Nadia Desbordes bested her own personal record in the triple jump, while Brendan O’Shields set a new personal mark in the high jump. Kensington Freeman had an impressive debut taking first place in the 400 meter race. See full meet results here.
The Varsity Track and Field team hosted Woodward and Notre Dame in an abbreviated meet on Wednesday due to wet field conditions. Highlights on the day include the following: Mac Howie (1st, 1600), Jahni Kerr (1st, 100), Margaret Dudley (2nd, 200), Danielle Kelly (1st, 1600), Mary Ortwein (1st, 3200) and Jamarcus Turner (1st, 400). See full meet results here.
The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Jennifer Nolan has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, an honor that only 1% of high school seniors nationwide receive. Jennifer now moves to the final round of competition in the hopes of becoming a National Merit Scholar and earning scholarship money. National Merit Scholars are evaluated on a myriad of criteria including the finalist’s academic record, history of activities and leadership, school rigor, test scores, written recommendations, and an essay response.
The Varsity Girls Lacrosse team went to the Dunwoody Scottish Rite Ronald McDonald House on Friday, where they prepped and cooked a meal for 15-20 families who are housed at the facility for extended stays. While junior and senior players cooked the meal, the underclassmen were able to do crafts and coloring with some of the children staying in the center.
The JV Boys Lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season with a defeat of St. Pius on Saturday. RJ Aycox had 3 goals, Zach Blanton recorded 1 goal and 1 assist, and Douglas Cavin had 4 ground balls and 3 face-off wins.
The Middle School Baseball team beat Ridgeview on Friday by run rule in the 5th inning. Bo Britt, Stacey Johnson, Townes Hardy, and Charlie Hillegass each had a strong showing on the mound totaling 11 strikeouts and only surrendering one walk. Defense proved to be solid throughout, committing no errors, while the offense was highlighted by Jacob Binney and Townes Hardy both going 1-3 with a walk and driving in two RBI’s.
The Varsity Wrestling team finished up its season strong with all 6 wrestlers competing and earning individual victories at the State Championship. The Wolves were led by standout performances from Sam Schmitt who finished 3rd in state, along with Tanner Bivins and Harrison Dearth who each finished as State Runner-Up in their respective weight classes. Dearth completes his career as a 4-time state placer and 2-time state finalist, including his state championship performance in 2017.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Trinity Christian at home on Friday to advance to the second round of the state playoffs. Wesleyan will travel to Christian Heritage in Dalton on Thursday for the second round of state. Click here for story.
Congratulations to the AC Carter and Paige Lyons who were named to the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s All-Metro Midseason Team. Congratulations to Micah Smith and Nicole Azar who earned Gwinnett Tipoff Club Team of the Month honors.
Congratulations to the JV and Varsity Girls Lacrosse teams who swept Archer on Thursday. The Varsity Girls were led by Chloe Hangartner who had 4 goals and 5 draw controls, Whitaker Welch with 4 goals, and Quinn Kaloper with 3 goals. The JV Girls were led by Emma Young and Anna Balch with 4 goals apiece. Anna Grace Bowling recorded 3 goals, while Gracie Brown had 10 saves in goal.
A special thanks to the JV Girls Lacrosse team who served at the Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday evening. The girls made a budget, went shopping for food, and prepared dinner for the guests, allowing for team bonding while serving others.
Jameson Kavel, class of 2017, went 2-3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs for Duke in their win over Campbell. Kavel was also recently named to the All-Tournament team at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge in Mexico. Click here for story.
The JV Baseball team defeated Westminster on the road on Wednesday. JC French, Quinn Moore and Nate Kerpics combined to allow 1 hit, 1 earned run, and 9 strikeouts. Drew Wren went 1-3 with a double and run scored, while John Perrins and French added 1 RBI each. The Wolves also got hits from Bobby Cook, Will Burns and Hampton Bingham.
The Varsity Track and Field team hosted Apalachee, Meadowcreek and North Cobb Christian for their first meet of the season on Wednesday. Highlights on the day include the following: Danielle Kelly (1st, 3200 meter), Jahni Kerr (1st, 100 meter), Nea Sanders (1st, triple jump), Josh Aspinwall (2nd, shot put), Dawson Carr (2nd, discus), and Matthew Stainback (2nd, pole vault). See full meet results here.
On February 12th, a group of lower school children, their parents, and two high school juniors travelled to the Ronald McDonald house near Scottish Rite in Sandy Springs as the culmination of a 5 week long Lower School Enrichment class focused on service.
Ten lower school children participated in the enrichment class led by Development Associate Mitzi Ritchie, Lower School Teacher's Assistant Candy Stirling, and juniors Aubrey DeAugustinis and Lizzy Stainback. Every Tuesday, the children gathered after school and made blankets, snack bags, and hygiene kits which would eventually be donated to the local Ronald McDonald House. They also participated in the Pop Tab Program, a program run by the Ronald McDonald House that collects the pop tabs from aluminum cans and recycles them. All the proceeds go to support the annual operating budget of the Ronald McDonald House.
The Ronald McDonald House exists to support families that have a child receiving care at hospitals such as Scottish Rite, but live too far away to travel back and forth every day. The house gives the family the opportunity to stay close to their hospitalized child while receiving meaningful help such as cooked meals and activities for the rest of the family. The goal is to create a sense of normalcy and support during an extremely difficult time in that families life.
Stainback and DeAugustinis spend a significant amount of time at the Ronald McDonald House as both interned there over the summer and are members of the Teen Council. The goal of the Teen Council is to fundraise and create awareness for the charity and its mission. Stainback reflected on the organization saying, “I love the house and organization and what it represents. My favorite part is the kids, watching them smile makes it all worth it. When I was interning there over the summer, I got the chance to interact with a lot of kids and their families. You would be surprised at how happy they always are despite the circumstances. They are truly more of an inspiration to you than you are to them, although they’ll tell you differently.” DeAugustinis echoed this saying, “I love that when we serve there, we always get to see the families that are staying there. It’s really special that we can have a direct impact on the families, like seeing their smiling faces when we come to make breakfast.”
Both juniors enjoyed working with the lower school children saying, “I think it’s so cool that this group of kids is learning about this cause so early on. I am really excited about this program, and I can’t wait to see where this leads us in the future. It was also awesome to answer all their questions and to see how interested they were. They were so excited to have the opportunity to help others”.
While the children were working on their projects, the parents were also given the opportunity to tour the Ronald McDonald house. Many remarked on the thoughtfulness behind every element of the home and were in amazement on the impact the class had on their children. A few remarked how their children were asking questions about how they could continue serving the charity when they got home.
If you are interested in learning more about the Ronald McDonald House charity or how to serve, visit their website here https://armhc.org/
The Varsity Swim and Dive team had a strong showing at the GHSA State Swim and Dive Championships over the weekend, with the boys finishing in third place and the girls in fourth place in A-AAA competition. Congratulations to the following who earned a spot on the podium: Girls 200 Medley Relay – 2nd (Wasmuth, Schiller, Parish, Mathis), Jacob Price – Diving, 3rd, Hannah Wasmuth – 100 Back, State Champion & 200 IM, 2nd, and Jessie Parish – 50 Free, 2nd & 100 Fly, 3rd. New school records were set by Jessie Parish in the 50 Free and 100 Fly, and by the Girls 200 Medley Relay. See story here. Click here for full meet results.
The Varsity Wrestling team had a successful showing in their final qualifier for state in Irwin County over the weekend. The team finished with 6 state qualifiers and 2 state alternates: Harrison Dearth 1st, Tanner Bivins 1st, Sam Schmitt 2nd, Donald Conley 2nd, Nathaniel Jackson 5th, Eric Berry 5th, Matthew Morse 7th, and Ethan Conley 7th.
The Middle School Boys Lacrosse team opened their season with wins over Holy Innocents' and Inman Middle on Saturday. Against the Bears, Mac Anderson had 6 saves, Henry Moreland had 3 goals, and Raymond Homan added 2 goals and 1 assist. Hayden Ausherman finished with 2 goals, 2 assists, and 6 faceoff wins. In the win over Inman, Broder Conley had 4 goals and 1 assist, Brock Bowling added 1 goal and 1 assist, and Trent DeBow and Will Campbell recorded their first career goals. Jake Rodenhiser had 3 ground balls and anchored the defense for the shutout.
Congratulations to the following Varsity Basketball players who earned Subregion Team of the Year honors for Region 5A: AC Carter (North Subregion Player of the Year), Paige Lyons (1st Team), Micah Smith (1st Team), Jalen Fulwood (1st Team), JD Kavel (2nd Team), Callie Weaver (Honorable Mention), Izzy Larsen (Honorable Mention), Nicole Azar (Honorable Mention), Alyssa Phillip (Honorable Mention), and Chase Hill (Honorable Mention).
Congratulations to David Andrews, class of 2011, who helped lead the New England Patriots to their second Super Bowl win in three years. Several of Andrews' Wesleyan coaches and teammates were in attendance at the game to show their support. Click here for story. See video here with Head Football Coach Franklin Pridgen after the game.
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has honored Jennifer Nolan as Wesleyan School’s STAR student for the 2018-2019 school year. In turn, Jennifer was able to select the teacher who has had the greatest influence on her academic life to be named Wesleyan’s STAR teacher, and she selected Joseph Cooper.
Beyond stellar academics, Jennifer is a four-year member of Wesleyan’s state-champion softball team, the varsity track team, and Mock Trial. She is also a three-year member of Team Omicron and Wesleyan’s math team and serves as a peer leader for freshmen. Jennifer is Wesleyan’s nominee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia and is currently a semi-finalist for the Stamps President’s Scholarship Program at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Wesleyan School is pleased to announce that fourth grader Tatum Krauth recently had a poem published in Highlights magazine.
“I love to write,” says Tatum. “I saw the entry form in the magazine and decided I wanted to give it a try.”
Tatum wrote the poem, completed the entry form, and addressed the envelope before she even shared her idea with her parents. “Tatum came to me with an addressed envelope and asked me for stamps and if I’d mail it for her,” shared Tatum’s mom, Jessica. “She is very motivated and creative and came up with this idea entirely on her own.”
“We are so proud of Tatum,” said Jason Erb, Wesleyan lower school principal. “She works very hard in the classroom and her commitment to writing shows in her work. Our students and teachers are thrilled for Tatum and excited to have a published poet in our midst!”
The poem can be found in the November 2018 issue of Highlights.
The Varsity Wrestling team finished in the top 4 at the Traditional Area Tournament at Holy Innocents' on Saturday. The team sent 5 out of 9 wrestlers to the championship match and came home with 4 individual titles. Congratulations to Harrison Dearth, Sam Schmitt, Donald Conley, and Tanner Bivins who each finished as Area Champion in their weight class. Eric Berry was Area Runner-Up, while Nathaniel Jackson (3rd), Matthew Morse (4th), Ethan Conley (4th), and Brendan McIntosh (4th) each placed in their respective weight classes.
The 7th Grade Girls Basketball team is headed to their league championship after a win over Blessed Trinity on Saturday. Camryn Register finished with 12 points and 4 steals, while Katherine Marshall grabbed 8 rebounds. Rylee Pierce recorded 6 steals and Millie Dempsey had 7 rebounds in the win.
The 8th Grade Girls Basketball team finished their season on Saturday, defeating Lovett but falling to St. Pius. Against the Lions, Christina McCoy and Rylee Pierce had 11 points apiece, while Lily Nydam and Morgan Damm added 6 and 4 points, respectively.
The Varsity Swim and Dive team had a successful Metro Meet at Westminster over the weekend, with the girls finishing in 2nd place and the boys in 4th place out of 20 teams. Congratulations to freshman Jessie Parish who finished as the Metro Meet champion in the 50 free. The following athletes had top 5 finishes: Girls 200 Medley Relay – 3rd (Wasmuth, Schiller, Parish, Mathis), Girls 200 Free Relay – 2nd (Schiller, Rappe, Mathis, Parish), Girls 400 Free Relay – 3rd (Parish, Rappe, Mathis, Wasmuth), Boys 200 Medley Relay – 3rd (Venkatesan, Erb, Villa, Harrell), Boys 200 Free Relay – 3rd (Godfrey, Sinclair, Schiller, Harrell), Boys 400 Free Relay – 4th (Godfrey, Villa, Venkatesan, Harrell), Hannah Wasmuth (3rd – 200 free, 2nd – 100 back), and Christopher Harrell (3rd – 50 free). New state cuts were achieved by Amber Mathis (100 free), Luke Schiller (100 breast), and Colton Villa (200 free), while the Girls 200 Medley Relay (5th) and Mac Howie (9th, 500 free) earned new top ten times. See full meet results here.
The Varsity Wrestling team competed at the Burnt Mountain Classic at Pickens County High School over the weekend. The Wolves were led by medalists Sam Schmitt and Donald Conley. This weekend Wesleyan will take the mat at Holy Innocents’ for the first round of qualifications for the state tournament.
The Middle School Wrestling team concluded their season with a successful meet at the conference tournament at Lovett on Saturday. Congratulations to the following who placed in the “A” Tournament: Trent Debow (1st), Jake Neu (2nd), Broder Conley (4th), Jackson Douglas (6th) and Lance Humphreys (6th). The “B” team got 1st place finishes from Christopher Izzo, Emory Cavin and Connor Hewitson, while Andrew Drayer, Drew Harbour, and James Cooper finished in 2nd place. Jameson Meyer (3rd), Ryan Cowart (5th) and Charlie Wise (5th) also placed for Wesleyan.
The JV Boys Basketball team defeated Mt. Vernon Presbyterian in a high-scoring affair on Friday night. The Mustangs hit ten 3-pointers in the game, but Wesleyan kept the lead with seven 3-pointers of their own and an attacking offense led by Tate Gilley, Andrew Van Wie, and Carson Ballard.
The JV Girls Basketball team concluded their 9-0 season with a defeat of Buford on Saturday. Lanni Brown led the team in scoring with 17 points, including four 3-pointers, while Imani Washington and Sade Ojanuga each grabbed 8 rebounds for Wesleyan.
The 7th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated St. Pius Thursday night in a hard fought semifinal matchup. The Wolves played great team defense spirited by Baer Cole who took a big charge late in the second half. Cole, Andrew Azar and Owen Hodges each hit big 3-point baskets throughout the game as ten different Wolves scored. Townes Hardy led all scorers with 11 points, while Shepard Jones and Josh Kavel added 9 points each.
The 7th Grade Boys Basketball team won their opening round tournament game vs. Blessed Trinity on Wednesday night. Josh Kavel scored the game’s first 15 points as the Wolves jumped out to a 17-2 first quarter lead. The Titans fought back to make it a 3-point game by halftime and a very close second half. Owen Hodges hit two big free throws late to seal the game for the Wolves. Kavel led all scorers with 20 points, while Shepard Jones added 10 points.
The 8th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated Lovett on Wednesday to advance to the 2nd round of their league tournament. Thomas Chipman and Scott Morgan led the Wolves offensively with 20 points apiece.
The Varsity Wrestling team wrapped up its dual meet season with a split decision on Wednesday night. The Wolves defeated Pace in their first dual before falling to Cambridge to end the night. The Wolves were led by seniors Harrison Dearth, Donald Conley, and Nathaniel Jackson who all finished 2-0 on Senior Night.
The JV Girls Basketball team defeated Galloway on Tuesday. Imani Washington posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Lanni Brown went 3-4 from three-point range with 13 points, while Abby Scott tallied 11 points. Sade Ojanuga pulled down 10 rebounds and had 6 steals for the Lady Wolves.
The JV Boys Basketball team defeated Holy Innocents’ on Friday and Galloway on Tuesday. Against the Bears, Beau Brown and Tate Gilley led the Wolves with 12 and 13 points, respectively. On Tuesday, Wesleyan avenged an earlier loss in the season with a defeat of Galloway. The Wolves led by 15 points after three quarters but broke the game open with 5 three-pointers in the fourth. Wesleyan used a balanced attack to beat the Scots, with 6 different players scoring at least 6 points, led by Wyatt Hodges, Beau Brown and Tate Gilley who each scored in double figures.
The 8th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated GAC in league play on Saturday. The Wolves were led offensively by Thomas Chipman who had 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Reed Purcell had a strong game defensively, shutting down GAC's top scorer at zero points.
David Andrews, class of 2011, is headed to Atlanta with the New England Patriots to take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Andrews, starting center and a captain for the Patriots, will be making his third Super Bowl appearance in four seasons in the NFL. See story here.
The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Donald Conley III has been selected as a Posse Scholar to the College of Wooster, a private liberal arts college in Ohio. As a Posse Scholar, Donald has been awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Donald is one of sixty Atlanta Posse Scholars chosen from more than 1,400 applicants, and one of ten students who will attend the College of Wooster from the Atlanta Posse cohort. Donald and his family were honored at a reception earlier this month at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, which High School Principal Jeff Plunk and Assistant Director of College Advising, Erica Engsberg, were grateful to attend. Congratulations to Donald for this honor and for being Wesleyan School’s first Posse Scholar!
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.