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Former Wakefield Athlete Colton Poythress Remembered

Former Wakefield Athlete Colton Poythress Remembered

August 15, 2020
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Colton passed away on August 12th. He is one of four Poythress siblings to attend Wakefield and was a popular student athlete. Long-time Wakefield parent, Ms. Mefford, put to words what we are feeling; "The Wakefield Community mourns the loss of a true Warrior, Colton Poythress Class of 2018. Gone too...

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Colton Poythress '18

Colton Poythress ’18

2016-2017

Colton is a junior and entering his third year in journalism. He is one of three siblings to be on the school newspaper and enjoys writing about Wakefield sporting events. He is currently in his second year as varsity quarterback for the football team and will be entering his third year of varsity baseball....

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Colton Poythress '18

Colton Poythress ’18

2015-2016

Colton is a sophomore and plays Varsity Baseball and Football for Wakefield. He enjoys spending his one season he isn't playing sports at Wakefield Basketball games. He enjoys long walks on the beach and farming. He likes cats and dogs and catdogs. His hidden hobby is playing racquetball with the football...

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Colton Poythress '18

Colton Poythress ’18

2014-2015

Colton is the Freshman Football team's quarterback for the second year in a row and is also part of the baseball program here at Wakefield. He spends most of his free time hanging out with the same small group of friends on the weekends and at a variety of Wakefield sporting events. He enjoys going to...

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Students of the Month: Will You Do Work over Thanksgiving Break?

Students of the Month: Will You Do Work over Thanksgiving Break?

Caine Poythress '20, Staff Writer
November 25, 2019
Filed under Features

Thanksgiving Break is 24 hours and 42 minutes away. Students have to decide whether to take a mental break, or to do work and get caught up or ahead in their academic schedule. What will they do with their 5 days off this week? We turn to the Students of the Month for October for guidance. Here is...

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Cason Poythress '20

Cason Poythress ’20

2019-2020

Cason is a senior in the class of 2020. He is in his fourth year as a part of The Chieftain and 2nd year as the Sports Editor. He is the 3rd of 4 siblings to go through The Chieftain. Before Cason was his older brother, Colton and sister, Cara. Cason also has a younger brother who is part of The Chieftain,...

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Wakefield Football Wins Big at Home

Wakefield celebrating after they score.

David Baron '18 and Cason Poythress '20, Staff Writers
September 22, 2017
Filed under Sports

Last Friday, the Wakefield Warriors Varsity Football Team competed against Eastern High School in a tough game. Wakefield had just come from a devastating loss against Yorktown and needed to prove their abilities on the home field. Both teams had strong moments, but at the end of the night, the Warriors...

Wakefield Loses Home Opener

Colton runs for first down, stiff-arming defender on the way.

David Baron '18, Staff Writer
September 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

Last Friday, the Wakefield Warriors squared off against cross town rivals, the Yorktown Patriots. Wakefield has not beaten this team since 1995 and sadly this losing streak was not broken this year, as the Wakefield Warriors lost to the  Yorktown Patriots 44-7. The game started off good for the Warriors....

The 22 Year Yorktown Curse: How One Loss in 1995 Has Caused Years of Heartbreak

A shot of the victory over W-L last Thursday on their field.

Cason Poythress '20, Staff Writer
September 7, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Yorktown curse? Most people aren't aware of the 22 year losing streak the Wakefield Varsity Football team has with cross-town rival, Yorktown High School. The last time Wakefield beat the Patriots was in 1995, and the last time they beat them at home was in 1986. Ever since then, we have not been...

Wakefield Baseball Keeps Hitting Their Stride

Wakefield Baseball Keeps Hitting Their Stride

Bingham Moloney '18, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Sports

An intense Coach Ruck has this message for his Boys Baseball team, "Guys we need a sense of urgency, belonging, and a winning attitude! This is ours for the taking!" Our boys begin their trek to the Regional title today. After a gut wrenching loss to Marshall High School on Friday night, they need Coach Ruck's words to take them to the next level with Atlee. They have been the ...

Warrior Baseball Continues Their Historic Run

Our boys are ready for Friday. Let's get it! Photo by @WakeAthletics

Bingham Moloney '18, Sports Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Sports

Our baseball team has begun their hunt for the 'ship! With a solid win over TJ Monday night, and a stunning victory over Edison on Wednesday, our boys are going into the Conference Championship game very inspired and hyped up for a real run at winning the entire thing. It has been 11 years since we have...

Varsity Baseball Swings For The Fences And Makes History On The Way!

Varsity Baseball Swings For The Fences And Makes History On The Way!

Bingham Moloney '18, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After two disappointing losses to Lee (6-4) and Yorktown (10-5), our Varsity Baseball team was hungry for a win, and division rivals and baseball powerhouse Marshall were next up. Our boys were ready. Junior Colton Poythress started the game on the mound and pitched masterfully! Colton pitched 5 innings...

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