Davis Waldorf is proud of our 8th grade boy’s basketball team who finished first place on Sunday, February 24 in the Waldorf Microwave Championship Tournament, now in its 11 year, which is one of the most anticipated events in Waldorf middle schools featuring 21 boys’ and girls’ middle school teams spanning from Placerville to Santa Cruz.
Fans attending Sunday’s Microwave Championship Tournament game at Sacramento Waldorf School were treated to a thrilling conclusion when Davis Waldorf 8th grade boys Wolfe Pack took a 33-26 win after a back and forth struggle against Live Oak Waldorf School’s Kaos.
With the clock winding down, Ionatan Soule of Davis made a 3-pointer and the leading scorer of the season, Max Koehler of Davis, made 2 free throws in the last 2 minutes. The victory was the conclusion of a 10-win streak, inlcuding the championship games where they beat Sacramento Waldorf, Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Alice Birney Charter (who they won by 4 in overtime on Saturday night) and finally Live Oak Kaos on Sunday night.
In order to get here, the Davis Waldorf Wolfe Pack had to finish the season in the local Waldorf League, comprised of teams from Davis Waldorf School, Sacramento Waldorf School, Live Oak Waldorf school, Camellia Waldorf School, Cedar Springs Waldorf School, Golden Valley Charter and Carden School of Sacramento. Led by coach Brian Wolfe, the Davis Waldorf Wolfe Pack made a school record of 7 wins and 1 loss, having lost to Sacramento Waldorf Waves by two in their first game; The Wolfe Pack beat the Waves later in the season.
At the end of the season the winning teams from the local league make it to the Microwave championship tournament which is held with the teams from our local league and other regional Waldorf teams, including San Francisco Waldorf School, Santa Cruz Waldorf School, Waldorf School of the Peninsula and Alice Birney Charter School.
The 8th grade boys’ Wolfe Pack team started out as a sixth grade team that lost most of their games and was playing on a half court. Since then, Davis Waldorf School has built a full court and they have been working toward a championship for three years. All Tournament Player awards went to Max Koehler and Max Thompson, both of Davis, and Sam Shea Lichter of Winters.