Friday, March 8, 2013
The Lady Wolves beat Laney 76-43 in the Class AA girls final of the Georgia High School Association tournament in Macon.
The Wesleyan girls basketball dynasty continued Friday in the Georgia High School Association basketball finals at the Macon Centreplex. See also: The Lady Wolves ran away from Laney in the second half to beat the Lady Wildcats 76-43 in the Class AA championship game, their sixth consecutive state title. The championship ties a state GHSA record first set by Hart County, which won six in a row from 1989 to 1994. Wesleyan has now won 10 championships in 12 seasons under coach Jan Azar. Friday's win was the fourth blowout win out of five state-tournament games for the Lady Wolves, who also had wins of 56, 49 and 48 leading up to the final. Katie Frerking led the way with 28 points. Brittany Stevens added 14 and Paige Mosely had 11, according…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Jennifer Miller is team captain at Wesleyan.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Jennifer Miller, a volleyball player at Wesleyan, has committed to a scholarship with Texas Christian University, according to the A5 Volleyball Club. She is a four-year starter and team captain this year at Wesleyan, where she hold the single-season and career records for digs. Her accolades, according to a press release, includes being named to the Gwinnett County “Super Six,” first-team All-State and All-Area as a junior, and the NCSAA Super Regional Team for the Southeast. Jennifer has played for A5 Volleyball for eight years. For more info, visit A5volleyball.com.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Norcross High School boys and girls teams, the defending Class AAAAA champions, have first-round games this weekend.
UPDATED with Friday's scores Three Norcross-area teams won in the first round of the state girls basketball tournament. Norcross beat Archer 85-36 in Class AAAAA, Greater Atlanta Christian beat Jordan 68-40 in Class AA and Wesleyan beat Paideia 83-26. Defense of their state Class AAAAA basketball championships will begin from different positions of power this weekend for the Norcross High School boys and girls teams. The Norcross girls open the tournament tonight at home against Archer. Norcross is 23-5, the Region 7-AAAAA champion and a decided favorite over Archer (18-10), the fourth-place team from Region 8-AAAAA. Game time is 6 p.m. The Norcross boys (16-11) have a tougher first-round draw, a 6 p.m. Saturday game at Berkmar High in …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Wolves teams both have two place in top 10 at Class A meet in Carrollton.
Bradley Gossett finished fifth and Drew Sutton was sixth to lead Wesleyan to the boys Class A cross country championship Saturday at Carrollton High School. The Wolves scored 67 points with its five highest finishers to finish ahead of First Presbyterian, which had 81 points. Gossett finished the five-kilometer course in a time of 16 minutes, 40.62 seconds. Sutton was less than a second behind at 16:41.02. Other point-winners: Doug Mohme, 17th, 17:17.39; Takim Williams, 20th, 17:20.16; Timothy March, 22nd, 17:25.63. The girls finished with 85 points, second to Landmark Christian with 80 points. Caroline Reed led Wesleyan by finishing third in a tim eof 19:30.4. Taylor Panther was eighth in 20:12.65 and Jordan Zimmerman was 13th in 20:23.80…
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Wolves QB Will Anderson passed for 356 yards and four touchdowns.
King’s Ridge Christian School was hoping to harass and sack talented Wesleyan quarterback Will Anderson on Friday night. Instead, the Wesleyan offensive line gave Anderson great protection, and Anderson put the pressure on the King’s Ridge Tigers. Anderson used his strong arm to pass for 356 yards, and the Wesleyan Wolves won, 39-13, at King’s Ridge field in Alpharetta. “We were hoping to get a lot of pressure on their quarterback,” said King’s Ridge coach Jeff Pickren. “It didn’t quite work out.” Wesleyan improved to 5-2 overall, 3-1 in Region 5-A North. Kings Ridge fell to 3-3 overall, 1-2 in the division. “He always plays great,” said Wesleyan coach Franklin Pridgen of Anderson. “He’s a first-year starter but he plays like an upper …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Croom has big game as the Blue Devils improve to 5-0, Wesleyan's pick this week, QB Eric Sunderman.
Peachtree Corners Patch Football Honor Roll Player of the Week Jason Croom/Norcross Jason Croom ran a fly up the sideline and 67 yards later he started a 20-0 run that the Norcross Blue Devils turned into a 41-34 victory over Mill Creek to remain perfect. Croom had three catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. The Tennessee commit helped his team stay undefeated at 5-0. Other top Norcross performances: Alvin Kamara: Had 16 carries for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Curtis Whisby: Carried three times for 80 yards and a touchdown. Joseph Wilber: Completed 8 of 12 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 23 yards on eight carries. Tommy Tate: Had 14 tackles with seven solo tackles. Lavonte Cranford: Had 13 tackles with 10 solos …
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Wolves win was especially sweet after last week's disappointing loss.
The Wesleyan Wolves prevailed at home in a defensive battle against the Fellowship Christian Friday night, beating the Paladins 14-7. It was a sweet victory after last week's 14-0 shut out loss to Holy Innocents'. Wesleyan saved its best for last scoring the winning touchdown with just 8:46 left to play. Zander Yost ran the ball in for the TD and Eric Sunderman, who is filling in as quarterback for the injured Will Anderson, kicked the extra point. The Wolves looked strong moving the ball down the field with running plays, but several pass plays resulted in turnovers. After the end of the first quarter the game was scoreless, then just minutes into the second quarter, Wolves had a chance for a field goal, but Sunderman's kick missed the …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Our Peachtree Corners Picks; Wolves and Blue Devils are favored to win.
Every week, I pick high-school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Stone Mountain to Cumming. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week's record: 20-5. Overall record: 77-20. Are you ready for another round of picks? Fellowship Christian at Wesleyan: Eyebrow-raising is the way to react to Wesleyan’s shutout loss to Holy Innocents’ last week. The Wolves are used to putting points up on the board, and, well, what’s up with that? Fellowship (2-1), which lost 37-25 to King’s Ridge last week, would take a big step if it can beat the Wolves, a state semifinalist last year. That may be too tall a task. Wesleyan 27, Fellowship …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Wesleyan and Norcross football coaches nominate students for weekly Patch Honor Roll.
Peachtree Corners Patch Honor Roll Player of the Week Rhett Delk/Wesleyan Last week's 14-0 loss to Holy Innocents' was a disappointing one for the Wesleyan football team, but the play of middle linebacker Rhett Delk was not. According to assistant head coach Brad Dehem, Delk graded out 87 percent on his assignments as the defense held Holy Innocents' scoreless in the second half and kept the Wolves in the game. NORCROSS Alvin Kamara, running back: Had 18 carries for 104 yards and three touchdowns in 35-14 victory over Duluth. Joseph Wilber, quarterback: Completed 15 of 20 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns. Jason Croom, receiver: Caught four passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Tommy Tate: Was in on 13 tackles — six solos and …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wesleyan gets to show its strength this week; Norcross takes on rival Duluth.
I was leaving church Wednesday night when I heard the beautiful words: “Thank God for football season.” “Amen,” I thought, as I felt a comfortably cool breeze hit me under the striking golden hues of sunset. “That’s right,” I was still thinking. The summer heat has broken and become Chamber-of-Commerce quality. College and pro games have started, there’s a game on TV almost every night and our favorite sons are playing high-school ball every weekend in our neighborhood stadiums. I took a deep breath to take it all in. How great it is! “Football season is beautiful,” I said in agreement with my fellow church member. She rolled her eyes. The mother then rattled off what it’s like to have a young boy playing in a youth league in Gwinnett …