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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Savannah Golf Duo Back Again

It has been a long time since two former Savannah prep golf standouts have met in a big tournament, but now it will happen on a bigger stage this weekend. They are Savannah Christian and the University of Georgia alumni Brian Harman and Savannah Country Day and the University of South Carolina alumni Mark Silvers. In 2008, they both appeared at the  U.S. Amateur at North Carolina's Pinehurst Resort  Country Club.

The two PGA golfers will cross paths this weekend at the PGA's  Honda Classic right down I-95 in Palm Beach Florida. Here is the Honda Classic information if you want to follow these guys. You might just catch them on the Golf Channel and on the national golf broadcast on NBC.

When: Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 2
Where: PGA National Golf Club (Champions Course) in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Tee Times: For a complete list of tee times for the first two rounds, visit

Local PGA Golfer Tee Times: 
Round 1: Brian Harman 8:15 a.m. & Mark Silvers 1:35 p.m.
Round 2: Mark Silvers 8:35 a.m. & Brain Harman 1:15 p.m.
Purse: $6,000,000
FedExCup Points: 500

2014 Honda Classic TV Schedule                                                   Source:
Date                                                 Time (ET)                                      Station
Thursday, Feb. 27                        2-6 p.m.                                         Golf Channel
Friday, Feb. 28                              2-6 p.m.                                         Golf Channel
Saturday, March 1                        1-3 p.m.; 3-6 p.m.                       Golf Channel; NBC
Sunday, March 2                          1-3 p.m.; 3-6 p.m.                        Golf Channel; NBC

Throwback Thursday - Here is the link to the article "Savannah duo ready for U.S. Amateur"
by Adam Van Brimmer in the Savannah Morning News from August 14, 2008.

Basketball Playoffs Still Bouncing Today

With the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) basketball playoffs playing three rounds in nine days, the basketballs never stop bouncing. Here is today's GHSA Girls play off schedule and the boys will follow tomorrow.
We cannot  forget about the Georgia Independent Schools Association boy's games tip-off in the "Elite Eight" tomorrow. Then in the  South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) playoffs, the Bible Baptist boys take part in the state semifinals looking forward to earning a spot in the SCISA championship game on Saturday. Here ya go and may your team punch their ticket into the next round.

Wednesday  February 26, 2014
GHSA AAAA Girl’s Quarterfinals
Feb. 26
Forest Park @ Effingham Co.  6:30  p.m.

GHSA AAAA Girl’s Quarterfinals
Feb. 26
South Effingham @ Monroe 7 p.m.

GHSA AAA Girl’s Quarterfinals
Washington Co. @ Beach 6 p.m.
Sol C. Johnson @ Pike Co. 6 p.m.

Class A Girl’s Quarterfinals
Feb. 26
Darlington @ Calvary 4:30 p.m.

Thursday February  27, 2014
GHSA AAAA Boys Quarterfinals
Feb. 27
Jenkins @ Northside-Columbus 6 p.m.

GHSA AAAA Boys Quarterfinals
Feb. 27
Washington Co. vs. Sol C. Johnson 6 p.m.

GHSA A Boys Quarterfinals
Feb. 27
Calvary Day @ Greenforest Christian 6 p.m.

Class AAA
Feb. 27
Bethesda vs. Southland at Tattnall Square Academy 4 p.m.

Class AA 
Feb. 27
Memorial Day vs. Monsignor Donovan Eaton GA. 5:30 p.m.

SCISA Boys Class “AA” Semi-finals
Feb. 27

Oakbrook Prep @ Bible Baptist at Sumter Civic Center 8 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Does being Gay really matter in Sports?

In today’s age of social media, news travels quickly. Two men have stepped up to the plate and revealed their sexuality and it just so happens to be through sports. So, does being gay really matter in sports?

One, a veteran NBA basketball player, Jason Collins, told the world that he was gay last year, and the world listened but most ridiculed him. He is considered a trailblazer as was the great Hall of Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson was in 1947. This week he was the first publicly gay man to play in professional sports for the Brooklyn Nets.
Top Picture: Jason Collins Bottom Picture: Michael Sam 

Now we have an openly homosexual college football player, Michael Sam, at the NFL combine being scrutinized on every event. He was the South Eastern Conference defensive football player of the year from the University of Missouri. He chose to tell the sports world that he played college football as a gay man before the NFL Combine. We know now that the team representatives do lengthy interviews and enquire about one’s sexual preferences.

I remember last year questions were asked to upcoming NFL stars such as, do you have a girlfriend. Are you married? Do you like girls? Please tell me how this plays a role in drafting a future player and his athletic ability to succeed on a football field. So, I guess Michael Sam heard the same questions asked last year and wanted to be up front. Probably teams will shy away from him because he is homosexual, but does being homosexual really matter in sports?

It has been a big taboo in sports for a long time. A bunch of guys in the locker-room being guys and there was never a second thought a gay man was in their presence, but like all different groups in society when it is not the norm people are looked down upon and persecuted. So these athletes kept their sexuality to themselves.

In today’s society, it shouldn't matter about your race, religion, or sexual preference. Furthermore, everybody is a human being, and we shouldn't be labeled. To me, it doesn't matter, and I hope the sporting world accepts this because these men deserve a chance, and it should never be based on race, religion, or sexual preference. I applaud Michael Sam and Jason Collins for being real men and examples to young men for what they are doing. Telling the world that they are, homosexual men who love to play sports no matter what people say, and they will continue to do so!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Let Round "2" Begin for Savannah Area Prep Basketball Teams

GHSA Girls
Mon.  2.24.14 Starr’s Mills @ Effingham Co. 6:30 p.m.
Mon.  2.24.14 Richmond Hill @ Drew 7 p.m.

Class AAAA
Mon. 2.24.14 Rutland @ South Effingham 6:00 p.m.

Class AAA
Mon.  2.24.14 SW Macon @ Beach 6 p.m.
Mon.  2.24.14 Sol C. Johnson @. Central Carrollton 6:30 p.m.

Class A
Mon.  2.24.14 First Presbyterian @ Calvary 6:30 p.m.
Mon.  2.24.14 Sav. Country Day @ Holy Innocents 6 p.m.

Tue.2.25.14 Northside Warner Robins @ HV Jenkins 7:30 p.m.
Tue. 2.25.14 Effingham Co. @ Warner Robbins 6 p.m.
Class AAA
Tue. 2.25.14 Douglas @ Sol C. Johnson 6 p.m.
Class A
Mon.  2.24.14 Mt. Vernon @ Calvary 5 p.m.

Class AAA
Thr. 2.27.14 Bethesda vs. Brookwood at Tattnall Square Academy 4 p.m.
Class AA 

Thr. 2.27.14 Memorial Day vs. Monsignor Donovan  Eaton GA. 5:30 p.m.


Class AA

Tue. 2.25.14 Bible Baptist vs. Palmetto Christian at Wilson Hall at 7 p.m.

NOTE: Times are tentative and updates will be made. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Are You Ready for Some State Basketball Playoffs?

Local Prep Playoff Game Schedule Tomorrow Boys & Girls

FRIDAY 2.21.14
Girls - St. Vincent’s at Taylor County, 6 p.m.
Girls - Jefferson County at Beach, 6 p.m.
Girls - Thomson at Johnson, 6 p.m.
Boys - Jefferson County at Johnson, 7:30 p.m.
Girls - Dougherty at South Effingham, TBA
Girls - Bainbridge at Effingham County, 6 p.m.
Girls - Richmond Hill at Lee County, 6 p.m.
Boys - Lee County at Effingham County, 7:30 p.m.
Boys - Richmond Hill at Northside Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Boys- Memorial Day vs. the loser of the Trinity/Frederica
Girls – St. Andrew’s vs. Spartanburg Day School at Wilson Hall School in Sumter, SC, 6:30 p.m.

The GHSA State Basketball Playoff Master Schedule

Here is how the GHSA state basketball tournament is laid out for the next three weeks. Hopefully, this will help with the confusion on when and where your  school will be playing.   

1st Round (AA – AAAAAA)
Friday, February 21 (Girls)
Saturday, February 22 (Boys)
1st Round (Class A); 2nd Round (AA – AAAAAA)

Monday, February 24 (Girls)

Tuesday, February 25 (Boys)
Quarterfinal Round (All Classes)
Wednesday, February 26 (Girls)

Thursday, February 27 (Boys) (Note: Sites for the Quarterfinal Round are determined by the “H” in the brackets IF both teams are the same seed.)
Semifinals (AA – AAAAAA & Class A Public)

Saturday, March 1
Semifinals (Class A Private only)

Monday, March 3
State Championship Games

Thursday, March 6 – Saturday, March 8
Thurs., March 6
3:00 pm    A Public Girls
4:45 pm    A Public Boys
7:00 pm    AAAA Girls
8:45 pm    AAAA Boys
Fri., March 7
12:00 pm AAASP Wheelchair
3:00 pm    AA Girls
4:45 pm    AA Boys
7:00 pm    AAAAA Girls
8:45 pm    AAAAA Boys
Sat., March 8
11:00 am   A Private Girls
12:45 pm   A Private Boys
3:00 pm     AAA Girls
4:45 pm     AAA Boys
7:00 pm     AAAAAA Girls
8:45 pm     AAAAAA Boys

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The inaugural " Savannah Baseball Classic” presented by ESPN Radio Savannah

Play Ball! The inaugural " Savannah Baseball Classic” presented by ESPN Radio Savannah is set for February 21, 22, 28 and March 1st at Grayson Stadium.  Calvary Day School is the host for the event.  13 teams will compete in the Classic. Here is the schedule and all games will be played at Savannah's Historic Grayson Stadium, home of the 2014 South Atlantic League Champions, The Savannah Sand Gnats. Check out the press release out at
PRESS CONTACT: Jonathan Davis;   

3PM: Johnson County vs. Upson Lee
6PM: Bishop England (SC) vs. Alexander
9PM: Holy Innocents vs. Calvary

10:30AM: Bishop England vs. Johnson County
1:30PM: Alexander vs. Mount Piscah
4:30PM: Upson Lee vs. Bishop England
7:30PM: Mount Piscah vs. Holy Innocents

4PM: HV Jenkins vs. Treutlen County
7PM: Bluffton vs. Calvary (live on ESPN Radio 1400AM 104.3FM and

10:30AM: Eagles Landing  vs. Episcopal (FL)
1:30PM: Episcopal vs. HV Jenkins
4:30PM: Savannah Christian vs. Eagles Landing 
7:30PM: Treutlen County vs. Bluffton

It's that time - Win and Stay In Lose and Go Home

Are you ready for a lot of fast-paced prep basketball games in the Georgia High School Association State playoffs? The state playoffs have been delayed twice, and playoff games finally will start February 21. The state tournament schedule has games set to be played every day but two through the semifinals.

This year's schedule has four rounds to be played in nine days. In the past, it would usually take two weeks to play four rounds. Teams are going to have a lot of stamina and mental fortitude to play this type of schedule and with the added pressure to win to stay in or lose and go home.

The girls open the state tournament on Friday, and the guys follow on Saturday night. If both teams from the same school have made the tournament, the school is allowed to set a home doubleheader, and both schools have to agree. Here is the schedule for our local teams that made it to the state basketball tournament.

GHSA State Basketball Tournament 1st Round Schedule
Friday     2.21.14
Girls       Bainbridge @ Effingham 6 p.m.
Boys      Lee Co. @ Effingham  7:30 p.m.
Girls       Richmond @ Lee Co. Time TBA
Saturday 2.22.14
Boys      Hardaway @ HV Jenkins 7 p.m.
Boys      Richmond Hill @ Northside Columbus Time TBA

Class AAAA
Friday  2.21.14
Girls       South Effingham vs. TBA

Class AAA
Friday    2.21.14
Girls       Thompson  @ Sol C. Johnson 6 p.m.
Boys      Jefferson Co.@ Sol C. Johnson 7:30 p.m.
Saturday  2.22.14
Boys      New Hampstead @ Swainsboro  6 p.m.
Boys      Thompson  @ Savannah High 5 p.m.

Class AA
Friday    2.21.14
Girls       St. Vincent’s @ Taylor Co. Time TBA

Class A
Girls       TBA        Calvary Day opponent & site depend on Power points seeding
Boys      TBA        Calvary Day opponent & site depend on Power points seeding

Monday, February 17, 2014

Revised Schedule for the GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championship

Because of the recent weather problems and, in an effort to provide the athletes time to properly prepare for this important event, the Traditional State Wrestling Tournament, presented by Georgia Army National Guard, will now be held on Friday and/or Saturday February 21 & 22.  Many options were considered and we appreciate all the suggestions and offers of assistance we have received.  

The Championships will be held as follows:
Class ACommerce HighSat., Feb. 22Schedule
Class AAToombs County HighSat., Feb. 22Schedule
Class AAABuford HighSat., Feb. 22Schedule
Class AAAAWest Laurens HighFri., & Sat., Feb. 21-22Schedule
Class AAAAALoganville HighFri., & Sat., Feb. 21-22Schedule
Class AAAAAAChattahoochee HighFri., & Sat., Feb. 21-22Schedule
Specific schedules at each location will be posted on this site as soon as they are finalized.

Revised Schedule for GHSA State Basketball Tournaments

Because of the recent severe weather that affected many basketball region tournaments, the schedule for the State Tournament has been revised as follows:

1st Round (AA - AAAAAA)
Friday, February 21 (Girls)
Saturday, February 22 (Boys)

1st Round (Class A); 2nd Round (AA - AAAAAA)
Monday, February 24 (Girls)
Tuesday, February 25 (Boys)

Quarterfinal Round (All Classes)
Wednesday, February 26 (Girls)
Thursday, February 27 (Boys)
(Note: Sites for the Quarterfinal Round are determined by the "H" in the brackets IF both teams are the same seed.)

Semifinals (AA - AAAAAA & Class A Public)
Saturday, March 1
Semifinals (Class A Private only)
Monday, March 3

NOTE: Notification of semifinals classification site assignments will be made on Wednesday, February 26.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

This Weeks Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week 2.15.14

This Weeks Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week Darby Wayner a junior swimmer from the Savannah Arts Academy. During the 2013 - 2014 prep swim season Darby qualified for the state meet in four events 200IM, 100 Breast, 50 Free and 100 Free. At the GHSA state meet Darby finished 3rd in the 100 Free 51.53 (all American consideration) and the 100 Breast 1:04.53 (All American Consideration time) She then anchored the 400 Free relay which finished 9th and swam breaststroke in the 200 Medley relay which finished 8th. The Savannah Arts Academy team finished 12th in the state out of 45 teams. After the 2012-2013 swim season, she was the Co-Savannah Morning News Swimmer of the Year 2012-2013.

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Saturday Region Playoffs 2.15.14
Region 3-A Tournament
Quarterfinals at Treutlen
No. 2 (West) Treutlen vs. No. 3 (East) Savannah Country Day, 4 p.m.
No. 2 (East) Claxton vs. No. 3 (West) Montgomery Co., 7 p.m.
Quarterfinals at Treutlen County
No. 1 (East) Portal vs. SCPS, 2:30 p.m.
No. 2 (West) Wheeler County vs. No. 3 (East) Jenkins Co., 5:30 p.m.
No. 2 (East) Calvary vs. No. 3 (West) Montgomery Co., 8:30 p.m.

Region 2-AA
Finals  At Brewton-Parker College
Third-place game, 4 p.m.
St. Vincent’s vs. the  loser of the No. 1 (B) McIntosh County vs. Jeff Davis/Metter

Region 1-AAA Tournament
Girls At Armstrong Atlantic State
Third-place game, Tattnall vs. Pierce, 3 p.m.
Championship, Johnson vs. Beach, 6 p.m.
Boys  At Armstrong Atlantic State
Third-place game, Southeast Bulloch vs. New Hampstead 4:30 p.m.

Championship, Johnson vs, Savannah High 7:30 p.m

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