The Middle School girls track team continued their winning ways in a dominant manner at Woodward Academy, with many personal records and team score contributors. Abbey Suits and Audrey Doss each contributed 12 points, scoring in each of their three individual events. The boys team was narrowly edged out, finishing in second place, with Hayden Ausherman scoring 16 team points and Will Kennedy contributing 13 points. See full meet results .
The Varsity track and field team hosted Blessed Trinity, Westminster, and King’s Ridge on Wednesday. Standout performances for the girls were Emrie Harbour (1st pole vault, 1st 100 meter hurdles), Jahni Kerr (1st 100 meter), Sade Ojanuga (1st high jump), Abby Scott (1st long jump), Nea Sanders (1st triple jump), Imani Washington (1st shot put), and Margaret Dudley (2nd 100 meter hurdles, 2nd 300 meter hurdles). Strong finishers for the boys were Josh Aspinwall (1st shot put), William Bruehl (1st 200 meter), Christopher Harrell (1st pole vault), Micah Smith (1st long jump, 2nd 200 meter), Mac Howie (2nd 1600 meter), Grant Hill (2nd 400 meter), and Jackson Walls (2nd 800 meter). See full meet results .
Mac Howie and Stafford McDaniel competed in the 13th Annual Milton Invitational Showcase on Saturday at Milton High School. Howie won the 2 mile race with a time of 9:58, while McDaniel finished in 4th place with a lifetime PR of 10:16. See full meet results .
The Middle School boys lacrosse team swept their competition on Saturday, defeating Sutton Middle and St. Pius. Against Sutton, Brock Bowling and Will Campbell had 1 goal apiece, while Will Brammer led a strong defensive effort. In game two, Hayden Ausherman had 4 goals, 5 faceoffs, and scooped up 5 ground balls, while Jameson Meyer added 3 goals. Carter Fears won 8 faceoffs, and Lawson Koch anchored the defense, forcing 3 turnovers.
The Middle School Girls Lacrosse team split games on Saturday, defeating Sutton Middle and falling short to Fellowship Christian. Cece Miller had a strong debut in goal with 9 saves, while Bailey Rayburn picked up 4 ground balls on defense. Rylie Pierce and Hannah Brewster led the offense with 2 goals and 1 assist each.
The Varsity girls golf team competed in the Lady Warrior Scramble at Bridgemill Athletic Club in Canton, finishing in 9th place. The Lady Wolves were led by partners Jada Richardson and Connor Carroll (71) and Sarah Shin and Paris Kidder (86).
Congratulations to senior Haley Gilliam who was recently named an exhibition finalist for the Atlanta High School Art Exhibit which is held at the Dogwood Festival. Only 4% of entries were chosen to be exhibited in the Piedmont Park Community Center as part of the festival. All work on the exhibit will be juried to win prizes. Way to go, Haley!
On Wednesday, March 4th, the Wesleyan Chamber Singers participated in the District 13 GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation. Wesleyan entered the evaluation singing in Class A, the highest difficulty level possible. This category is normally for choirs that are much larger and older. The Chamber Singers scored an overall Excellent performance rating and a Superior rating in sight-reading. Congratulations to Wesleyan for a great showing among Gwinnett County’s finest singers!
The Middle School Baseball team earned recent wins over Decatur and Chamblee. Against the Bulldogs, Bo Britt threw 5 innings of no-hit baseball, while Ryan Ward picked up the save. Owen Hodges had the first triple of the season, and Baer Cole added 1 RBI. In the win over Chamblee, Will Jamieson got the start and his first win of the season, while Eli Hewitson and Grant Schelhammer held Chamblee scoreless in relief. Matt Wright led the Wolves with 4 RBI’s, followed by Charlie Hillegass, Schelhammer, and Jamieson with 2 apiece.
The Varsity track and field team hosted GACS on Wednesday in a rainy, condensed meet. Congratulations to the following athletes who finished in 1st place in their events: Kendrick Archer (800 meter), Mary Ortwein (3200 meter), Nea Sanders (400 meter), Imani Washington (shot put), Josh Aspinwall (shot put), Braden DeBow (3200 meter) and Jackson Walls (800 meter). See full meet results .
The Middle School track and field teams hosted the Wesleyan Small Trophy Invitational on Wednesday afternoon. In a field of 6 teams, the girls finished in 1st place and the boys in 3rd place. Top point scorers for the girls were sprinters Tia Hall and Maddi Armstrong. Newcomers Kyle Edwards and Brendan Wright were the leading scorers in distance events for the boys. See full meet results .
The JV baseball team defeated Hebron on Friday. On the mound, Schley Gordy had 5 strikeouts in 4 innings pitched, while John Perrins pitched 1 inning with 1 strikeout. Lucas Schelhammer recorded 3 hits, 3 runs, and 3 RBI’s, while Will Tucker added 2 hits, 2 runs, and 2 RBI’s in the win.
The Middle School Boys Lacrosse team swept their competition on Saturday with a defeat of Blessed Trinity and Sutton Middle. In game one, Will Brammer anchored the defense, while Jameson Meyer and Broder Conley had 2 goals each. In the second win of the day, Luke Madison and Hayden Ausherman combined for 3 goals and 6 ground balls, while Matt Blanton locked down the defense with 6 ground balls.
The Middle School Girls Lacrosse team split games on Saturday, defeating St. Pius, but falling short to Inman Middle. Reagan McCoy led the defense with 3 ground balls, Britain Bridgers had 5 goals and 6 ground balls in the midfield, and Jenna Lundstedt led the attack with 3 goals and 1 assist.
The JV baseball team tied Lovett in 8 innings on Thursday. Reed Purcell and Schley Gordy had 2 hits each, while Nate Kerpics and Will Hillegass had 1 RBI apiece. Dominick Scalese pitched 4 innings with 6 strikeouts, while Kerpics had 4 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched.
The JV and Varsity boys lacrosse teams earned wins over Oconee County on Wednesday. The JV team was led by Jake Rodenhiser on defense and Lawson Jones on offense. Jackson Turner led the Varsity team with 13/14 faceoffs, while Vance Nicklaus was the top leader in assists and goals for Wesleyan.
The JV baseball team defeated GACS on Wednesday. The Wolves were led at the plate by Schley Gordy (3 hits, 6 RBI) and John Perrins (2 hits, RBI). Carson Ballard (4 innings, 5 strikeouts) and Lucas Schelhammer (1 inning, 1 strikeout) split time on the mound for Wesleyan.
The Varsity track and field team competed against Apalachee, Woodward, and Notre Dame Academy in their first meet of the season on Wednesday. Highlights for the boys include the following: Josh Aspinwall (1st shot put), Stafford McDaniel (1st 3200 meter), Jackson Walls (1st 800 meter), William Bruehl (3rd 400 meter), and Braden DeBow (3rd 3200 meter). Girls standouts were Kendrick Archer (1st 800 meter), Emrie Harbour (1st 100 meter hurdles), Mary Ortwein (1st 3200 meter), Margaret Dudley (2nd 100 meter hurdles), Danielle Kelly (2nd 3200 meter), Palmer Louthan (2nd 800 meter), and Nea Sanders (2nd 100 meter). See full meet results .
The Middle School girls soccer team defeated Cornerstone Christian on the road on Wednesday. The Lady Wolves were led by Lainey Jerding with 2 goals, while Kyra Brubaker and Alexa Chase had 1 goal each. Laurel Edge (2) and Merry-Alice Gordy (1) led Wesleyan in assists.
The Middle School tennis team opened their season on Tuesday with a win over Providence. The Wolves were led by Henley Davis and Jake Deadwyler with strong wins at #1 singles, while the duos of Macie Milam/Julia Panfilov and Grogan Phillips/Taran Young won tiebreak doubles matches.
The JV girls lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season with a defeat of Archer on Wednesday evening. Annabelle Lawson had 7 ground balls, while Ella Richards led the defense in goal with 3 saves. Millie Dempsey and Riley Cavanaugh added 5 and 4 goals, respectively.
Congratulations to Sam Schmitt and Tanner Bivins who each finished as State Runner-up at the GHSA State Wrestling Tournament in Macon over the weekend. Trent DeBow and Eric Berry each earned a 5th place medal, while the team finished 6th overall. Congratulations to the entire team and coaches for an outstanding season!
The Middle School Girls Soccer team opened their season with a win over Peachtree Middle School on Wednesday. Laurel Edge and Lainey Jerding led the scoring with 2 goals apiece, while Olivia Cardile, Alexa Chase, Kyra Brubaker, and Merry-Alice Gordy added 1 goal each.
Have you ever wondered what criteria college admissions representatives really consider when reading college applications? Nearly 40 Wesleyan sophomores and 50 parents were able to demystify the application reading process during the Atlanta Invitational Case Studies (AICS) program this past Sunday, February 9. Prior to the event, families were provided with fictitious case study files of applicants to a sample university, which they read and evaluated. During Sunday’s event, attendees were broken into small groups and guided by a college admission professional to make admission decisions (admit, waitlist, deny) for those applicants. Decisions often seemed easy - or impossible - based on numbers alone, but attendees learned that factors such as major, geography, leadership, special talents, and rigor all play a key role in helping colleges make admission decisions and shape a class. With a better understanding of how applications are reviewed, students will now be able to meaningfully think about their own academics, activities, and involvement.
Congratulations to the Middle School boys lacrosse team for wins over Woodward and Decatur on Saturday. Against Woodward, Matt Blanton had 8 ground balls and 3 forced turnovers, Cam Brammer added 3 goals, and Jameson Meyer had 2 goals and 2 assists. In game two, Hayden Ausherman won 10 faceoffs and scored 5 goals, while Tate Morse and Carter Fears added a goal apiece.
The Varsity wrestling team competed in the state sectionals at Bremen over the weekend, finishing the day with 8 wrestlers advancing to the traditional state tournament in Macon. Congratulations to first place finishers Tanner Bivins and Sam Schmitt. See story .
The Varsity swim and dive teams had a successful day at the state meet over the weekend, with both teams earning a spot on the podium. Wesleyan's boys finished as the A-AAA State Runner-up, while the girls brought 55彩票 the 3rd place trophy. Congratulations to Hannah Wasmuth who won the state championship in the 100 backstroke. See story . See full meet results here.
Congratulations to the following basketball players who were selected to the All-Region Team: AC Carter (Player of the Year), Alyssa Philip (1st Team), Paige Lyons (2nd Team), Lauren Hill (Honorable Mention), Lanni Brown (Honorable Mention), Jalen Fulwood (1st Team), Micah Smith (2nd Team), Tate Gilley (Honorable Mention), and Druw Jones (Honorable Mention).
MaxPreps Sports announced last week that Wesleyan School has been named in the top five small private high school athletic programs in the nation. The ranking is based on a number of factors including total state championships, total state runner-up finishes, and national rankings in school history.
The Middle School wrestling team concluded their season at the Chattahoochee Conference Tournament on Saturday. Broder Conley (2nd), Jackson Douglas (3rd), Tate Morse (3rd), and Drew Harbour (4th) earned medals in the A Team Tournament. Congratulations to B Team Tournament placers Harris Carroll (2nd), Emory Cavin (2nd), Troy Nguyen (2nd), Jameson Meyer (3rd), Carter Fears (4th), Thomas Markley (4th), John Copeland (4th), Winston Wu (5th), and CJ Gentner (6th).
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has honored Andrew (Andy) Yang as Wesleyan School’s STAR student for the 2019-55彩票 school year. In turn, Andy was able to select the teacher who has had the greatest influence on his academic life to be named Wesleyan’s STAR teacher, and he selected Mrs. Abby Holmes.
Beyond his outstanding academic record and membership in numerous honor societies, Andy is president of the Wesleyan Honor Council, captain of the math and science bowl teams, and a four-year member of the cross-country and soccer teams. Andy is also Wesleyan’s nominee for the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia. Outside of Wesleyan, Andy was named to the American Math Competition’s Distinguished Honor Roll, and he helped lead his Georgia chapter of the American Regions Mathematics League to a Division B victory in 2019.
When asked why he selected Abby Holmes as his STAR teacher, Andy said, “Mrs. Holmes’ class was always fun, engaging, and full of positive energy. Her encouragement gave me confidence when I needed it and spurred intellectual growth in me. I continue to benefit from the problem-solving skills that Mrs. Holmes taught me through Latin translations.”
The 8th Grade boys basketball team defeated Blessed Trinity on Saturday behind a strong offensive and defensive team effort. Josh Kavel led Wesleyan with 15 points and consistent rebounding, while Anakin Brown and Shepard Jones chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively. Owen Hodges and Townes Hardy were solid contributors on defense, sparking key turnovers for the Wolves.
Congratulations to the following wrestlers who earned medals at the Lambert JV Tournament on Saturday: Aidan Conley (1st), Jake Neu (3rd), Matthew Brown (4th), Chris Izzo (6th), and Lance Humphreys (6th).
Congratulations to Jalen Hodges, class of 2016, who won the high jump title for Winthrop University in their season opener at the Thundering Herd Invitational at Marshall University over the weekend. See story .
The Varsity girls and boys swim and dive teams defeated Centennial and Roswell at 55彩票 on Friday. Congratulations to Hannah Wasmuth (500 Free) and Jack Godfrey (100 Free) who earned new state cuts and Gabriel Smith who had a new Top Ten performance in diving (9th). The Wolves got 1st place finishes from the following: Colton Villa (200 Free), Hannah Wasmuth (200 Free, 500 Free), Christopher Harrell (50 Free, 100 Free), Girls 200 Free Relay (Rappe, Stewart, Wasmuth, Schiller), Boys 200 Free Relay (Yeager, Badciong, Godfrey, Harrell) & Boys 400 Free Relay (Godfrey, Wasmuth, Villa, Harrell). See full meet results here.
Trent DeBow (2nd), Sam Schmitt (2nd), and Brendan McIntosh (4th) each earned medals at the Archer Invitational on Saturday. Congratulations to Schmitt who tied Wesleyan's record for single season pins with 39.
The JV boys basketball team picked up wins over Mt. Vernon and Drew Charter over the weekend. The Wolves outscored the Mustangs 14-2 in the 4th quarter to pull away on Friday. Grant Hill, Schley Gordy, and Carson Ballard scored 4 points each in the final period to lead the Wolves to victory. After trailing to Drew Charter in the 1st quarter on Saturday, Wesleyan stormed back for a victory behind strong play from Ballard (16 points, 8 rebounds) and Hill (17 points).
The 7th Grade boys basketball team defeated GACS on Wednesday to advance to the Final Four of the Buckhead Rotary League Tournament. The Wolves jumped out to a quick lead with 6 three pointers in the first half, 3 each from Grant Schelhammer and Brody Bacon. For the ninth time this season, Matthew Wright led the Wolves in scoring with 16 points. Schelhammer and Bacon added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The 8th Grade boys basketball team defeated Blessed Trinity on Wednesday by one point on a last second putback by Jacob Binney as time expired. The Wolves will face the Titans again on Saturday in the first round of tournament play.
The 7th Grade boys basketball team defeated Perimeter Christian on Thursday. Brody Bacon hit a big three-pointer late in the first quarter to start a 16-0 run to propel the Wolves to a 17-point lead at the half. Ryan Ward and Matthew Wright led the scoring attack with 10 points each, while Brayden Tidwell and Bacon scored 9 and 8 points, respectively.
The 8th Grade boys basketball team defeated Perimeter on Thursday. The shorthanded Wolves played tough defense and rebounded the ball well to secure a win. Josh Kavel and Townes Hardy led the scoring with 18 and 10 points, respectively, while Anakin Brown chipped in 9 points. Owen Hodges added 7 points to go along with an outstanding effort securing critical rebounds in the second half of play.
The Varsity boys basketball team swept their competition over the weekend, defeating Holy Innocents' on Friday and Mt. Paran on Saturday. Against Mt. Paran, Tate Gilley led the Wolves with 22 points, followed by Micah Smith with 13 points. See Friday's recap .
The 7th Grade girls basketball team picked up a win over Perimeter on Thursday afternoon. In a total team effort, the Lady Wolves got strong play from MJ James and Ella Troung (12 points each), CeCe Miller and Camryn Register (6 points each), Lindsay Bobo (4 points, 3 steals), Charley Jackson (5 points), and Reagan McCoy (4 points).
The 8th Grade girls basketball team defeated Perimeter on the road on Thursday. The Lady Wolves were led by Rylee Pierce with 16 points, Lainey Jerding with 8 points, and Maki Edwards who added 6 points in the win.
The JV and Varsity girls basketball teams each earned wins on Tuesday evening defeating Westminster and Atlanta Classical, respectively. Imani Washington (17 points) and Abby Scott (9 points) led the JV girls team to victory. See Varsity recap .
On Friday, January 10, Wesleyan School inducted the 55彩票 class to the Wesleyan School Athletics Circle of Honor. This year’s inductees were Cort Coxhead '14, Rhett Delk '13, and Kelly Hall Stafford '07.
The 8th Grade boys basketball team defeated GACS on Saturday, forcing turnovers on defense and converting fast break baskets. As a team, Wesleyan went 23 for 29 from the free throw line. The Wolves were led by Josh Kavel with 20 points, while Anakin Brown contributed 10 points.
The JV boys basketball team defeated Paideia on Friday evening at 55彩票. After trailing early, Welseyan charged back for the victory behind strong performances from Sam Cleveland and Carson Ballard who each scored 10 points for the Wolves.
Congratulations to Emma-Kate Means who was honored by the Georgia Dugout Club as one of the Georgia Players of the Year specifically honoring playoff excellence in the post season. Means is a 3 year starter at catcher and 2-time State Champion.
The 7th grade boys basketball team earned a big league win against Lovett on Saturday. The Wolves were down as much as 10 points before taking the lead late in the second half. Connor Morehouse led a great defensive effort for the comeback win along with Derwin Hodge, Matthew Wright, and Brayden Tidwell. Wright led all scorers with 12 points, while Ryan Ward and Tidwell added 6 points each.
The JV girls basketball team cruised past Paideia on Friday evening at Wesleyan. The Lady Wolves were led by Abby Scott with 13 points, Christina McCoy with 10 points, and Nia Anderson who chipped in 7 points in the win.
The Varsity boys basketball team earned their 10th win of the season with a defeat of Paideia on Friday evening at Wesleyan. The Wolves were led by Wyatt Hodges with 15 points and Trent Barlett with 10 points.
The Varsity girls basketball team improved to 13-2 with a win over Paideia at 55彩票 on Friday. Alyssa Phillip led the way for the Lady Wolves with a double-double, recording 18 points and 16 rebounds, while AC Carter added 21 points and 6 rebounds. Lanni Brown had 14 points, Lauren Hill recorded 7 points and 6 assists, and Imani Washington added 4 points and 5 rebounds in the win.
The Middle School wrestling team competed against Pace and Mt. Paran on Wednesday, winning 13 matches with 5 pins. Against tough competition, Broder Conley and Drew Harbour each went undefeated with 3 wins and 2 wins, respectively. Jack Wilkins and John Copeland went 2-1 on the day, while Winston Wu and Tate Morse had strong performances for Wesleyan.
Please join us on Friday evening as we honor our 55彩票 Circle of Honor inductees: Kelly Hall Stafford '07, Rhett Delk '13 and Cort Coxhead '14. Inductions will take place in Yancey Gymnasium in between the Varsity boys and girls basketball games. See story .
Congratulations to Sophia Strickland, class of 2016, who was named to the Women's Tennis All-Decade Team for Johns Hopkins. Strickland, a team captain who plays #2 singles and #1 doubles, was one of two active players to receive this honor, along with her current doubles partner. See story .
The 7th grade girls basketball team defeated Westminster on Saturday. The Lady Wolves were led by MJ James (12 points, 9 steals), Lindsay Bobo (6 points, 7 rebounds), Reagan McCoy (4 points, 4 rebounds), and Camryn Register (5 steals, 3 assists).
Congratulations to the following Varsity wrestlers who medaled at the Gwinnett County Tournament at Mill Creek High School on Saturday: Tanner Bivins (1st), Sam Schmitt (3rd), and Trent DeBow (6th). In the JV County Championships, Aidan Conley (1st), Chris Izzo (2nd), Matthew Brown (3rd), Lance Humphreys (4th), Connor Hewitson (5th) and Jeremiah Simmons (6th) each earned a medal.