Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Results from 10th Annual VISAA Golf Championship

The Tigers finished third yesterday in the state golf championship. Congratulations to fifth fomer Andrew Jacobs who earned All State honors with a three over par 73.

10th Annual VISAA Golf Championship
Meadowbrook CC
18 holes, par 70 

Division I results
Team Scores
1St. Christopher’s292
2Collegiate School297
t-3Woodberry Forest304
t-3Norfolk Academy304
6Trinity Episcopal319
7Cape Henry Collegiate322
8Bishop O’Connell328
All State
Collegiate SchoolCaroline Curtis69
Collegiate SchoolJack Montague69
STABBen Fallica72
STABSam McNamara72
Norfolk AcademyWill Clark72
St. Christopher’sConnor Johnson72
Woodberry ForestAndrew Jacobs73
St. Christopher’sDrew Brockwell73
St. Christopher’sClifford Foster73
Bishop O’ConnellJeremy Barto73

Woodberry scores

Andrew Jacobs 73
Woodson Smith 76
Basil Boyd 77
Luke McNabb 78
Lamar Mallory 78
Jack Stein 80

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Different Every Day: W Club Members Enjoy Whole Campus

The W in W Club stands for “Woodberry,” but it might just as well stand for “What,” as in “What should we do?”  

That’s the question a group of nine students asked one another at their weekly planning sessions this spring. At the beginning of the trimester, they created a new afternoon activity that let them take advantage of the school’s campus offerings, whether they were out in nature or at an athletic facility.  “We wanted to use Woodberry to the fullest,” said Hayes Johnson ’17.

A typical week might look like this:  Monday: beach volleyball and swimming; Tuesday, fishing in Robertson Lake; Wednesday, plant vegetables in the school garden; Thursday, hike along the Rapidan River; Friday, ultimate.  

“The best part of W Club was changing activities every day,” said Griffin McDaniel ’17.  “It never got boring.”  Sometimes they were on their own under the guidance of a rotating captain.  Other times they recruited varsity coaches to be their opponents, like basketball’s Craig Dawson and Keith Johnson or Squash’s Paul Erb.  

“I was surprised at how good some of the teachers are,” said Hayes.  “Dr. Erb smoked me!”

The group also organized a service project.  A charity golf tournament brought together students with members of the Woodberry Forest Golf Club and faculty and staff; entry fees supported a local organization that helps struggling families.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Varsity Golf wins 6th consecutive VPL title; Basil Boyd is Prep League Champion

The Tigers 
 a blistering 295 to edge St. Christopher's by three 
​shots ​
to win their sixth consecutive Prep League golf title
​ today at The Federal Club in Glen Allen, VA​
​Woodbe​rry was eight over as a team through eight holes, but finished -1 par to beat the Saints. 

Senior Basil Boyd was the medalist with a two-under par 70
​, becoming Woodberry's 21st Prep League champion.​ Basil earned All-Prep honors for the third time, and was joined by classmate Lamar Mallory (74), and fifth formers Andrew Jacobs (74) and Woodson Smith (77), who all earned All-Prep.

​In addition to winning the last six consecutive Prep League golf titles, Woodberry now has won 30 of the 42 championships.​ With this victory, Coach Marc Hogan has 11 VPL titles, one short of former WFS coach Tom Bond.

42nd VPL Golf Championship
The Federal Club
par 72 6500 yards

Woodberry Forest  295
St. Christopher's     298
Collegiate               310
​Norfolk Academy​  319
STAB                     333
Trinity                    357
CCS                        NS

All Prep (top 10 and ties)
Basil Boyd, Woodberry              70* VPL champion
Drew Brockwell, St. Chris             71
Clifford Foster, St. Chris               72
Lamar Mallory, Woodberry        74
Andrew Jacobs, Woodberry        74
Caroline Curtis, Collegiate              75
Perrin Frazer, NA                          75
Woodson Smith, Woodberry       77
Jack Montague, Collegiate              77
H. Milligan, Collegiate                    77
Ben Cooper, St. Chris                     77
Will Clark, NA                               77

Other Woodberry Scores
Luke McNabb 78
Jack Stein        85

Monday, May 15, 2017

Varsity golf drops a close one to St. Chris

The varsity golfers fell to the Saints 288-293 today in the last home match. Basil Boyd fired a (-1) 69 to lead the Tigers, who finish the regular season 14-2. 

Woodberry defends its Prep League title on Tuesday 

Individual scores 

Basil Boyd. 69
Woodson Smith 74
Andrew Jacobs 75
Luke McNabb 75
Lamar Mallory 76
Jack Stein. 82

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tiger teams defeat Benedictine

The JV team defeated Benedictine today by a score of 184-241.  5 of six Tigers shot in the 40's.  Pipes Fitz-Hughes was medalist with a 44.  Other scores for the match were: Wills Thompson, 45; Jack Malone, 47; Patrick Noonan, 48; Carter Krusz, 49; and Truett Wason, 59. 

The B varsity defeated Benedictine 153-167 yesterday. Senior Charles Hargrove was the medalist with an even-par round of 35. Woodberry's overall varsity record is 14-1.

The golfers conclude the regular season Saturday vs. St. Chris.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Former South Africa Program student will play for Princeton University

Former Woodberry Forest golfer Guy Waterhouse ’16 has been accepted to Princeton University's class of 2021.  He'll join the Tigers' varsity golf team.

A participant in Woodberry's South Africa Program and student at Hilton College, Guy spent a trimester at the Forest. He played golf for Woodberry in the fall of 2014. Guy won the WFS / OCHS Invitational and the MAPGA's event at Shenandoah Valley CC. 

At Hilton, Guy played on the A team in many regional and national tournaments. In 2017, he was also appointed Head of School, the equivalent of Woodberry's senior prefect.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Varsity golf defeats Georgetown Prep

The Tigers shot a season-best (+3) to win easily over the Little Hoyas, 283-320, at home today. Senior captain Basil Boyd was the medalist with a (-2) par 68.

Woodberry improves to 13-1 and hosts Benedictine on Tuesday.

Woodberry Forest (13-1)  283
Georgetown Prep              320

Individual Scores
Basil Boyd   --    68
Jack Stein     --    70
Luke McNabb -- 70
Andrew Jacobs --75

Woodson Smith, Lamar Mallory -- 76