Athletic Roundup – Week of August 29

Aug 31, 2016 | Have Fun, IMAMUSTANG, Middle School News, MS Athletics, Upper School News, US Athletics

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IMG_5277Varsity Football defeats Whitefield 41-0!
  • Senior Ahmir Lee had 14 carries for a total of 143 yards and 3 touchdowns.
  • Senior Ethan Mangum with 9 carries for 54 yards, 22 passing yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Sophomore Austin Douglas with 2 carries for 58 yards, 1 touchdown.
  • Freshman Skyler Stefaniak-Earley, 7 carries for 30 yards.

Congratulations to Coach Dabbs and the team on a fantastic start to the season!
7/8 Football plays their first home game on Thursday, September 1 at 4:30 p.m. against North Cobb Christian, immediately followed by JV at 5:45 p.m.
5/6 Football defeated Saint Francis
Come out on Friday, September 2 at 4:30 p.m. to cheer the Varsity Mustangs on to victory against Walker.

IMG_9168Varsity Softball splits games with Riverwood in Mustang Invitational

  • On day 1, Riverwood took the early lead in the first inning, 8-0. The Lady Mustangs rallied with 2 outs to score 10 runs in the 5th inning, coming back to win 19-13 in a 2 hour, 50 minute battle.
  • On Saturday both teams fought back and forth and ultimately the Lady Mustangs fell 10-9.
  • Girls slammed Paideia 17-5, for their first region win of the season.

Middle School Softball hit the road to bring home a win against Sandy Springs Charter Middle: 10-1. Then defeated North Cobb Christian 9-0. Fantastic pitching by Kendall Slayden!

Varsity and JV Cross Country Highlights

ChrisThe Battle of Atlanta – with over 3000 runners – is now in the books, and three of our four teams improved their performance over 2015.  The varsity boys were 34th out of 44 teams (bear in mind that we are competing against 1A through 6A schools – public and private!), the JV boys were 23rd out of 32 teams, the varsity girls were 26th out of 36 teams, and the JV girls were 23rd out of 24 teams.  Importantly, three of our four squads improved their top-five average time year over year, as seen below:
  • Varsity Boys 20:39; faster by 37 seconds versus 2015
  • Varsity Girls 25:12; faster by 12 seconds versus 2015
  • JV Boys 21:46; faster by 1:44 versus 2015
  • JV Girls 32:14

Seth Morrill, Nick Pierce, and Chris Smith were the top three boys, and Maxine Peterson, Josie Meade, and Emery Dikeman led the girls. The Battle of Atlanta meet team results and individual runner results are here, and a meet summary and commentary is here.

Middle School Cross Country Girls placed 3rd and Boys placed 2nd at North Cobb Christian.

BA2_7452Varsity Volleyball was victorious in their wins over both Galloway and Wesleyan – the girls are 2-0 in region play!

JV Volleyball beat Whitefield but fell to Mt. Paran in their Tri-Match.
Middle School Blue/Gold Volleyball back in action on August 31st at home: Gold at 4:00 and Blue at 5:00 p.m.