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Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Benedictine Football Player junior John Wesley Kennedy 11.16.15

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Benedictine Football Player junior John Wesley Kennedy 11.16.15

Last week's Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week was Benedictine Military School football player junior John Wesley Kennedy. John likes to go by Wes. Kennedy was nominated for his performance against Long County High School on November 6th as he ran for 144 yards on 9 carries and two touchdowns. On the night, Wes accounted for over 200 yards for the Cadets as they clinched the region title and a number-one seed in the state playoff.


Kennedy finished the regular season scoring 25 touchdowns; 15 were on runs, 7 on passes, and 3 on special teams. Up to this point Wes has rushed for 958 yards on 108 caries, an average of 8.9 a carry, 707 yards on 27 receptions for an average of 24 yards per catch, and 376 yards returned on 4 punts and 8 kickoff returns for an average of 32 yards per return. Kennedy has a total of 2041 yards all-purpose yards for the Cadets this season. After Wes appeared on the show, he was named the Coaches 2-AA Region Football Player of the Year. The amazing thing is Wes can do this from any postion on the gridiron and we get to watch him do this all over again next season. Congrats to John Wesley Kennedy on a truly outstanding season.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week - Calvary Day School Volleyball Player Junior Hannah Carver 11.09.15

This week's Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week was Calvary Day School Volleyball Player Junior Hannah Carver.

Hannah Carver a setter was one of the leading players this season for the GHSA State Class "A" volleyball champions the Lady Cavilers of Calvary Day School. On the season Hannah recorded, 950 assist; 105 ace; 182 digs, and 72 kills. That’s why Hannah is this week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week.

Carver has been a three-year starter on the volleyball team. Coach Hannah Hunter said, "Hannah is a leader. The plays have to go through the setter, Hannah, and she is exceptional at setting her teammates up for kills. She also is positive, and her teammates thrive off of her. She loves and knows the game. She is a big part of our success."


Carver was named to the 1st team All-Area teams as well as the Co-Area Player of the Year with her cousin junior Landon Jones of Savannah Christian. Hannah returns next year with all her teammates except for two graduating seniors. The Cavaliers will have an exceptional group of players to defend their state title and Carver will be one of the returning juniors leading the way.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Local Cousins Assist and Spike All-Area 1 Co-Player of the Year Honors

GHSA ALL-AREA Volleyball Teams Announced and Local Cousins are the ALL-AREA 1- A Players of the Year - Hannah Carver Calvary Day School & Landon Jones Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Hannah had over 900 assists as the setter for the Class A state champion Lady Cavaliers. Her cousin Landon had over 300 Kills and was an outside hitter for the Lady Red Raiders, who reached the Final Four.

Other Savannah Area volleyball players to make the team are; First team members included Anna Muller Savannah Country Day School; Claudia Chisolm, Calvary; Sara Daniels, Calvary; Southern Britt, Calvary; Emilee Wissmach, SCPS; Lainey Aenchbacher, SCPS; Sarah Allen, SCPS.

Second team—Abigail Kahn, SCD; Jessica Lanier, Calvary; Morgan Pearson, Calvary; Hannah White, SCPS; Woodville Tompkins Career High School. Congratulations to all the girls on making the ALL-AREA 2015 Volleyball Teams.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll 11.03.2015

Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll 11.03.2015

The Georgia Sports Writers Poll was released on November 3, and Benedictine was still #1 in Class AA as Savannah Christian is ranked at #6 and Calvary #7 in Class A.







Class AAAAAA
School Points Last Week
(First place votes in parentheses)
1. Colquitt County (15) 150 1
2. Grayson 134 2
3. Roswell 118 3
4. Archer 99 4
5. Mill Creek 91 5
6. McEachern 75 6
7. Camden County 55 7
8. Walton 42 8
9. Peachtree Ridge 32 9
10. Etowah 24 10
Others receiving votes:  Lee County 4, Lambert 1.
Dropped out: None.

Class AAAAA
School Points Last Week
(First place votes in parentheses)
1. Northside-Warner Robins (15) 150 1
2. Stockbridge 126 2
3. Mays 120 3
4. Lanier 105 4
5. Jones County 84 5
6. Houston County 78 6
7. Coffee 52 7
8. Allatoona 44 8
9. Stephenson 34 9
10. Glynn Academy 16 10
Others receiving votes:  Northgate 12, Kell 2, Carver-Columbus 1, Ware County 1.
Dropped out: Northgate.

Class AAAA
School Points Last Week
(First place votes in parentheses)
1. Woodward Academy (12) 145 1
2. Cartersville (2) 135 2
3. Buford (1) 125 3
4. Mary Persons 103 4
5. Bainbridge 87 5
6. Jonesboro 74 6
7. Thomson 60 7
8. St. Pius X 41 8
9. Sandy Creek 21 9
10. Marist 15 10
Others receiving votes:  Burke County 8, Locust Grove 6, Stephens County 3, Spalding 2.
Dropped out: None.

Class AAA
School Points Last Week
(First place votes in parentheses)
1. Calhoun (15) 150 1
2. Blessed Trinity 135 2
3. Central-Carroll 116 4
4. Cedar Grove 99 5
5. Elbert County 82 6
6. Dodge County 73 7
7. Jefferson 57 3
8. Adairsville 46 8
9. Callaway 24 10
10. Jackson 22 9
Others receiving votes: Oconee County 17, Laney 2, Hart County 1, Peach County 1.
Dropped out: None.


Class AA
School Points Last Week
(First place votes in parentheses)
1. Benedictine (15) 150 1
2. Greater Atlanta Christian 135 2
3. Darlington 118 3
4. Rabun County 96 4
5. Fitzgerald 80 5
6. Brooks County 67 6
7. Model 52 7
8. Pace Academy 47 8
9. Wesleyan 29 9
10. Screven County 23 10
Others receiving votes: Jefferson County 9, Lamar County 7, Macon County 6, Union County 5.
Dropped out: None.

Class A
School Points Last Week
(First place votes in parentheses)
1. Mt. Paran Christian (13) 148 1
2. Prince Avenue Christian (2) 138 2
3. Aquinas 109 5
4. Marion County 100 4
5. Eagle’s Landing Christian 90 6
6. Savannah Christian 71 7
7. Calvary Day 50 8
8. Lincoln County 41 3
9. Clinch County 34 t10
10. Turner County 13 NR
Others receiving votes: Athens Academy 9, Emanuel County Institute 8, Landmark Christian 6, Pinecrest Academy 5, Charlton County 2, Irwin County 1.

Dropped out: Charlton County, Landmark Christian.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Benedictine Military School Football Player senior Tru'self Cooper 10.31.15

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Benedictine Military School Football Player senior Tru'self Cooper 10.31.15

This week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week is Benedictine Military School football player senior Tru'self Cooper. Tru’self has had an unbelievable season so far on the gridiron. For his play in the Cadets football game on October 2 against Wayne County, Cooper had 16 tackles and that’s why Tru’self is the Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week.

From Cooper outside linebacker position he has more than 10 tackles in six out of the eight games this season. Tru’self on the season has 70 solo tackles 31 assists, for a total of 101 tackles on the season which is an average of 12.6 tackles per game. In his career he has 232 solo tackles and 87 assists for a total of 319 tackles. Tru’self averages 12 tackles per game in his 3 ½ year career at Benedictine.

Besides Cooper’s prowess on the field, he was a big part of the Cadets 2014 State Championship team, has received 1st Team Savannah Morning News All-Greater Savannah Defensive Team in 2014, All-Region 2-AA selection, and interest from the University of Central Florida and Georgia Southern. Cooper has been offered a scholarship from Georgia Southern, and Tru’self has verbally committed to take his talents to Statesboro to play for the Eagles.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week-Savannah Arts Academy Volleyball Player senior Peyton Vacala 10.24.15

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week-Savannah Arts Academy Volleyball Player senior Peyton Vacala 10.24.15

This week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week is Savannah Arts Academy Volleyball Player senior Peyton Vacala. Vacala led the team in kills with 209, digs with 210, and in aces with 78. Peyton was on of the leaders on the team. Vacala has been a three year starter. The Panthers finished with an undefeated region record of 18-0 and a season record of 28-9 and eventually losing in the GHSA 2nd round of the Class AAA state playoffs to the number one seeded team from Atlanta Blessed Trinity.


Vacala was recognized for her extraordinary season by being named the Region 1-AAA Volleyball Player of the Year by the region coaches. Peyton has also been named a 1st team all region selection and a Savannah Morning News 1st team All-Greater Volleyball player last year. In the classroom, she has maintained a 3.98 gpa, participates in the BETA Club, is a National Honor Society member, a National Spanish Honor Society member, an AP Scholar, and a Mock Trial Team member all four years in high school. How Peyton finds the time is remarkable and plans on playing volleyball in college and pursuing a career in becoming a pediatrician physician assistant.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week-Savannah Country Day 8th Grade Football Player Mike Robertson Jr. 10.17.15

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week-Savannah Country Day 8th Grade Football Player Mike Robertson Jr. 10.17.15

Mike Robertson Jr. is an 8th grade running back from Savannah Country Day School, and he is turning heads in the college football world. Robertson is getting interest and looks from some top-notch Division I SEC football programs. They are the University of Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. Once again, he is only an eighth grader.

Well if you have football games like Mike did against Calvary Day School on October 8th you would turn some heads also. In a 47-12 win by the Hornets, Robertson scored five touchdowns, had three rushing touchdowns, caught a 10-yard touchdown pass, and rushed for over 300 yards. On defense Mike had, 8 tackles forced 2 fumbles which one he snatched away from the running back and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown and had a night to remember.


Robertson is highly ranked in the world of high school recruits for the class of 2020. Mike is ranked as the number-one football athlete and number three running back. Robertson represented Savannah, Georgia at the 2014 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl on December 20 in Naples, Florida as a seventh grader. If you are wondering Mikes, cousin is senior Demetrius Roberston of Savannah Christian Prep. So the talent is in the genes.

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Memorial Day Football Player Irvin Riley 10.10.15

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Memorial Day Football Player Irvin Riley 10.10.15

One of the outstanding running backs in the Savannah area is Memorial Day School senior Irvin Riley. Last year, the Blue Thunder football player rushed for 1,036 yards and scored 13 touchdowns helping Memorial Day School to their second straight Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) Class AA State title.

Riley did it again in a key GISA region match up against Robert Toombs Christian Academy on October 1st. Irvin rushed for 209 yards, scored 5 touchdowns, 4 on runs of 53, 3, 47,14 yards and a 53-yard touchdown pass. Memorial Day School would go on to beat the Crusaders 42-21.


Riley, as of this writing has rushed for 673 yards, has 201 yards receiving and 12  touchdowns this season thus far. The Blue Thunder has one regular-season game left and then the GISA State playoffs. Irvin is receiving recruiting interest from schools such as Army, Kennesaw State and Georgia State.

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Islands High School Softball Player Freshman Rebecca Davis 10.03.15

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Islands High School Softball Player Freshman Rebecca Davis 10.03.15
The week of October 10th Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week was freshman softball player Rebecca Davis of Islands High School. 

On September 17th Davis threw a combined seven-inning no-hitter in a doubleheader against the Atomsmashers of Johnson High School.

In the initial game of the twin bill, Rebecca threw three innings of scoreless no-hit softball. Islands won the first game 20-0. Then in the night cap another Shark win 12-0; Davis continued her mastery of not allowing a hit from an Atomsmasher in four innings. In the two games, Rebecca fanned 11 batters.


On the season, Davis only a freshman finished the season on the pitching mound with an ERA of 2.87, had 87 strikeouts and an 8-8 region record and in sub-region play a 7-3 record. Davis also has some offensive skills at the plate. Rebecca had a batting average of .476, knocked in 18 runs, with 2 doubles, 3 triples, and a homerun, and you can say the future looks bright for this Lady Shark softball player. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Final Score - Savannah Area Prep Schedule Week #7

Savannah Area Prep Schedule Week #7
Thursday, Oct. 15
SCISA
Palmetto Christian (Forfeit) 0, Bethesda 7
GHSA AA
Bryan County 13, McIntosh County Academy 10
Friday, Oct. 16
SCISA
St. Andrew’s 20, Hilton Head Prep 28
Northwood Academy 65, Bible Baptist 0



GHSA AAAAA
Ware Co. 21, Effingham County 24
Richmond Hill 30, South Effingham 44
GHSA AAAAA
North Cobb Christian 35, New Hampstead 20
Windsor Forest 0, Burke County 44
GHSA AAA
Beach 33, Islands 14
Jenkins 47, Savannah 7
Johnson 30, Southeast Bulloch 54
GHSA AA
Benedictine 27,  Vidalia 3
Groves 0, Long County 40
GHSSA A
Portal 0, Calvary Day 35
Savannah Christian 42,  Jenkins Co. 7
Claxton 13,  Savannah Country Day 10
Saturday, Oct. 17
GISA
First Presbyterian at Memorial Day (Garden City)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

GHSA PLAYOFFS VOLLEYBALL & SOFTBALL SCOREBOARD


Teams that won advanced to the next round.

GHSA PLAYOFFS   VOLLEYBALL & SOFTBALL
 Wednesday 10.14.15
CLASS AAA
Wednesday
Cedartown at Savannah Arts,  won  3-0
Islands at Rockmart, 5:30 p.m. lost 3-0




CLASS AAAA
Wednesday
New Hampstead at NW Whitfield, lost 3-0
Cartersville at Windsor Forest, lost 3-0

SOFTBALL
CLASS AAAAA
Wednesday
South Effingham at Houston Co. DH Lost 2-0
Northside Warner Robins at Richmond Hill, DH won 2-0  next Wed. Home Dalton

VOLLEYBALL
Thursday  10.15.15
CLASS A
Thursday
Savannah Country Day at Stratford Academy, won 3-0
First Presbyterian at Savannah Christian, won  3-0
Brookstone at Calvary Day, won 3-0

CLASS AAAAA
Thursday
Greenbrier at South Effingham, won 3-2
Effingham at Grovetown, loses 3-2
Richmond Hill at Evans, loses 3-2

CLASS AA
Oct. 20
Lamar County at St. Vincent’s, TBA

SOFTBALL
Class A Private  
Oct. 21
Strong Rock at Calvary 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Playoffs Start Bouncing Today

Fall sports are winding down because the Georgia High School State Volleyball and softball playoffs begin today for some teams and other teams tomorrow. Football and Cross Country won’t end for at least another two weeks. So, find out who is playing who and best of luck to all our local teams chasing the dream of winning a state championship.




GHSA PLAYOFFS   VOLLEYBALL & SOFTBALL
Today - Wednesday 10.14.15
CLASS AAA
Wednesday
Cedartown at Savannah Arts, 5 p.m.
Islands at Rockmart, 5:30 p.m.

CLASS AAAA
Wednesday
New Hampstead at NW Whitfield, 5 p.m.
Cartersville at Windsor Forest, 4:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL
CLASS AAAAA
Wednesday
South Effingham at Houston Co., DH
Northside Warner Robins at Richmond Hill, DH

VOLLEYBALL
Thursday  10.15.15
CLASS A
Thursday
Savannah Country Day at Stratford Academy, 5 p.m.
First Presbyterian at Savannah Christian, 5 p.m.
Brookstone at Calvary Day, 4:30 p.m.

CLASS AAAAA
Thursday
Greenbrier at South Effingham, 5 p.m.
Effingham at Grovetown, TBA
Richmond Hill at Evans, TBA

CLASS AA
Oct. 20
Lamar County at St. Vincent’s, TBA

SOFTBALL

Class A Private   TBA

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week - 09.28.2015 HV Jenkins Football Player Sophomore Javonte Middleton


The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week  - 09.28.2015 HV Jenkins Football Player Sophomore Javonte Middleton

HV Jenkins sophomore Quarterback JaVonte Middleton had a night to remember in a losing cause, 64-62 triple-overtime loss at Pierce County, on September 18, 2015.   JaVonte had the best game of his career completing 14 of 22 passes for 281 yards and seven touchdown passes. Middleton’s favorite Warrior target was sophomore wide receiver Jamonte Roberts, who had 164 yards receiving and three touchdowns out of the seven touchdowns Javonte threw. “He is a very good football player,” said Head Coach Tim Adams. “He is only a sophomore and has a lot of talent with room to grow.”

Middleton has been a starting quarterback for HV Jenkins the past two seasons. JaVonte this season has completed 46 out of 80 attempts for 792 yards with 10 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. In his career, he has thrown for 1899 yards on 119 completions with 20 touchdown passes and remember he is only a sophomore. The future looks bright for this Warrior football player.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

WEEK 6 - Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll of the 2015

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
The Top Ten teams in the Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll of the 2015 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Class AAAAAA Pts Prv 
1. Colquitt County (15) 150 1 
2. Grayson 132 2 
3. Roswell 116 3 
4. 
Archer 108 4 
5. Mill Creek 88 5 
6. McEachern 76 6 
7. Lee County 55 8 
8. Norcross 42 9 
9. Camden County 35 10 
10. Walton 11 7 



Others receiving votes: Peachtree Ridge 5, Etowah 4, East Coweta 2, Lowndes 1.
Dropped out: None.

Class AAAAA Pts Prv 
1. Northside-Warner Robins (13) 146 1 
2. Ware County 132 2 
3. Houston County (2) 123 3 
4. Stockbridge 97 4 
5. Mays 95 5 
6. Lanier 71 6 
7. Jones County 65 7 
8. Coffee 35 8 
9. Allatoona 24 9 
10. Stephenson 19 10 
Others receiving votes: Others receiving votes: Northgate 6, South Paulding 5, Starr's Mill 3, Cambridge 1.
Dropped out: None.

Class AAAA Pts Prv 
1. Woodward Academy (10) 143 1 
2. Cartersville (2) 132 2 
3. Buford (3) 130 3 
4. Sandy Creek 97 5 
5. Mary Persons 95 4 
6. Marist 65 7 
7. Bainbridge 50 8 
8. Burke County 35 NR 
9. Jonesboro 29 9 
10. West Laurens 201 10 
Others receiving votes: Thomson 12, Spalding 8, St. Pius X 6, Worth County 3.
Dropped out: Thomson.

Class AAA Pts Prv 
1. Calhoun (14) 149 1 
2. Blessed Trinity (1) 134 2 
3. Jefferson 122 3 
4. Central-Carrollton 101 5 
5. Cedar Grove 82 6 
6. Peach County 78 7 
7. Elbert County 54 4 
8. Dodge County 41 10 
9. Jackson 23 NR 
10. Pierce County 10 NR 
Others receiving votes: Adairsville 10, Westside-Macon 8, Callaway 5, Laney 4, Hart County 2, Oconee County 2.
Dropped out: Adairsville, Westside-Macon.

Class AA Pts Prv 
1. Benedictine Military (14) 149 1 
2. Fitzgerald (1) 131 T2 
3. Greater Atlanta Christian 125 T2 
4. Wesleyan 105 4 
5. Darlington 85 5 
6. Pace Academy 76 6 
7. Union County 56 8 
8. Rabun County 34 9 
9. 
Model 20 7  10. Macon County 14 10 
Others receiving votes: Screven County 10, Lamar County 7, Jefferson County 5, Metter 5, Brooks County 2, Chattooga 1, Vidalia 1.
Dropped out: None.
Class A Pts Prv 
1. Mount Paran Christian (14) 149 1 
2. Prince Ave. Christian (1) 132 2 
3. Calvary Day 119 3 
4. Marion County 88 4 
5. Lincoln County 72 6 
6. Aquinas 71 5 
7. Eagle's Landing Christian 58 7 
8. Turner County 48 9 
9. Landmark Christian 28 10 
10. Charlton County 19 NR 
Others receiving votes: Athens Academy 11, Clinch County 5, Savannah Christian 5, Irwin County 4, Emanuel County Institute 2.
Dropped out: Irwin County.
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Publications participating: Albany Herald; Athens Banner-Herald; Augusta Chronicle; Brunswick News; Columbus Ledger-Enquirer; Forsyth County News, Cumming; Gainesville Times; Gwinnett Daily Post, Lawrenceville; Macon Telegraph; Newnan Times-Herald; Savannah Morning News; ScoreAtlanta; Southern Crescent Buzz, Jonesboro; Tifton Gazette; Walker County Messenger, LaFayette.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week Mattie Harris of Calvary Day School - 09.19.2015

This week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete is freshman Cross Country Runner Mattie Harris of Calvary Day School
Back on August 29th, Mattie Harris finished second overall in the varsity cross country girls race at the Savannah Arts Academy/Fleet Feet Sports Saucony XC Kickoff Classic, which is the first cross-country race of the season for our local teams.
Mattie only a freshman at Calvary Day School recorded her personal best of 18:58.80 over the 5k course in Daffin Park. Harris was the first local prep runner to cross the finish line, and the closest Savannah runner came in with a time of almost a minute slower. Mattie is coached by her dad Steve Harris who teaches Math and also coaches the Calvary Day School wrestling team.
Mattie has also been recognized by Milesplit.com for her accomplishment at this meet. Harris was named the fastest freshman girl runner in Georgia. Milessplit.com also posted that Mattie has the 13th quickest 5K time for a freshman girl in the U.S. this season as of September 17th.. “My goal was to break 19 minutes this year,” said Mattie. “I want to run for a Division I program after high school.” You can bet right now Mattie will reach her dream because of her dedication and hard work to get better. Remember she is only a freshman.

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week Joshua Woodley of Bethesda Academy - 09.12.2015

The week of September 12, 2015  Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the week was senior Football player Joshua Woodley of Bethesda Academy

Joshua has been the starting quarterback and free safety for the Bethesda Academy football program for the last three seasons. Woodley also is part of the Blazers Championship basketball team and track program. "Josh's athletic ability is key to his success in all three sports," said Head Football Coach Antwan Turner.
In the first four weeks of the season, Woodley has been a key to why the Blazers are undefeated. In a big win over cross-town rival Memorial Day School, Josh threw for 218 yards and a touchdown and was instrumental in the Blazers offense. Bethesda had 458 total yards, which included four rushing touchdown and one passing as Woodley connected with Zack Askew, to set the tone of game as Askew never looked back on a 65-yard touchdown reception as Blazers took the lead, as they beat Memorial Day 32-20.

“Josh is a hard worker. He works at getting better at quarterback all the time,” said Coach Antwan Turner. “Josh has grown tremendously on and off the field, and he is the leader any coach would want at the quarterback position or any position on the team.

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week Sydney Sanders of St. Vincent’s Academy - 08.29.2015

The week of August 29, 2015  Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the week was  St. Vincent’s senior Volleyball Player Sydney Sanders

After the first eight games of the season Sydney led the Saint’s volleyball team in assists with 170. Assists are key to the game of volleyball, because the ball goes through the setter who passes, sets or digs the ball to a teammate resulting in an attack for a successful point. Then the setter is awarded an assist. Sanders has been the player for the Saints where the ball goes through her for her team to score points.


Furthermore, Sanders is a big part as the Saint’s Volleyball program which is ranked 3rd in the Georgia High School State rankings by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as of this writing. “Sydney is a very versatile athlete, and she works hard at each sport she participates in and works just as intensely in the classroom," said St. Vincent’s Athletic Director Dawn Odom. “She has played varsity golf, volleyball, and basketball. She is an exceptional student athlete.” 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Last week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week Carson Lane of Memorial Day School - 08.15.2015

Last week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week is rising 7th grader Carson Lane of Memorial Day School

Carson Lane & Karl DeMasi
On August 7th, ESPN.GO.COM posted a Facebook video of a 7th grader, Carson Lane of Memorial Day School. The video shows Carson’s throwing form that he uses to play baseball. The reason this video is special is Carson only has use of one arm, which was the result of a birth injury that left his left arm paralyzed.

The birth injury called Brachial Plexus injury is a loss of movement or weakness of the arm. It occurs when the collections of nerves in the shoulder (called the Brachial Plexus) are damaged during birth. Carson had numerous surgeries that brought back 40-50 percent movement, but the 11-year-old still has to use his own technique to play on a high level travel baseball.

Carson is not shy; he plays baseball, basketball and football. He played baseball for the Bone Crushers Traveling Baseball team before taking off last year to watch his older brother’s senior baseball season at Memorial Day School. What’s also amazing Carson had been playing sports all his life and ironically baseball since he was 4 years old. His father Ken said, “Carson is your typical boy, and nothing is going to stop him from playing any sport. Carson knows that he needs to practice improving like any other teenage athlete.”

Carson said, “The reason why the video was made was in hope of getting one of the young stars of Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout to notice so I could possibly meet him.” However, the video has taken off, and that’s how ESPN.GO.COM got hold of it and posted it. The video is getting so much attention and shows that anybody can play any sport if you work hard at as Carson has. Another great sports story, but most of all it’s about an amazing kid, Carson Lane.


ESPN.GO.COM video site - http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=13397224

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week - Team Savannah Weightlifter Michael Cohen Jr. - 8.08.2015

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week - Team Savannah Weightlifter Michael (Mikey) Cohen Jr.  - 8.08.2015

Will Cohen, Howard Cohen, Mikey Cohen

Mikey Cohen of Team Savannah captured his fourth 2015 Youth Junior Nationals Weightlifting title in the 94kg weight class on June 29th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cohen took gold medals in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk. Weightlifting is in Mikey’s blood.

 

Mikey’s dad Michael Cohen Sr. is a former Olympic weightlifter and renowned weightlifting coach and instructor in the USA and across the world. Cohen’s Grandfather Howard Cohen is recognized as the father of weight training in Savannah Georgia and has won numerous gold medals himself. Michael’s younger brother Will Cohen finished second in the 69kg weight class also at the 2015 Youth Junior Nationals. Mikey and Will both have qualified for the 2015 Youth Pan American Championships on September 15, 2015 in San Luís Potosí, Mexico.

 


As of this writing Howard Cohen 83 captured the the gold medal in the 69-kilogram class in the 2015 World Masters Cup in Dallas a week after the show. Cohen, competed in the men’s age 80-and-above division and won the 69kg weight class with a lift 165 pounds. Howard won the 2014 World Championships also. Cohen now will compete next at the 2015 American Masters in Savannah on Nov. 12-15.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Savannah Junior Golf Association Golfer Sarah Edwards 8.01.2015

Last week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week for August 1, 2015 was Savannah Junior Golf Association Matt Warren Girl’s Tournament Winner Sarah Edwards. The Savannah Junior Golf Association’s summer tournament series season-ending Matt Warren Memorial Championship was held on July 28th and 29th at the Savannah Golf Club. Sarah captured the two day 36 hole event by shooting a 172 and was 32 strokes better than her closest competitor. Oh, by the way, Edwards is only 14 years old.


During the 2015 Savannah Junior Golf Association summer series, Sarah did not lose a match. Edwards won all six events she entered, and she played at the top Savannah golf courses. Those courses were the Wilmington Island Club, Savannah Quarters Country Club, Southbridge Golf Club, Savannah Harbor Golf Club, Crosswinds Golf Course, and the Savannah Golf Club.


Last summer, Sarah entered the Drive, Chip, and Putt National Competition and just finished out of the top two players in her age group. The two golfers went on to play the finals of the Drive, Chip, and Putt competition at the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta last April. As of this article, Sarah and her two sisters, Ella, and Gracie were playing in the national sub-regional of the Drive, Chip, and Putt competition at the Landings Country Club right after her appearance on the Karl DeMasi Sports Report. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

This week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week is Indy Vassilev – 07.25.2015

This week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week is Indy Vassilev – 07.25.2015

Indy Vassilev a local soccer player was selected to play on the U.S. National U-14 Soccer Team. What makes this interesting is that Windsor Forest High School Head Soccer Coach Cam Turner stated Indy is the first player from Savannah to ever make an appearance on a U.S. National team. Vassilev has played soccer in Savannah throughout his young life. Indy has been part of local soccer playing with the Savannah United program and the Savannah Storm program.

Playing soccer with these two elite soccer programs got Indy seen by the IMG Academy, where he will be a freshman this fall. Indy started at IMG as an eighth grader last year which is in Bradenton Florida and specializes in developing the student/athlete and is world known as one of the leading sports academies. Then in April Indy was at the U.S. Soccer U14 Boys National team camp, and Indy stood out as one of the top players and was selected. Vassilev had the experience of playing soccer in Croatia with the U.S. National U-14 Soccer team during May 2015.


Indy whose given full name is Indiana is the son of Dencho Vassilev who came to the U.S. to play soccer at the University of Mobile in Alabama. Vassilev was a first-team All-American NAIA selections in 1993. Dencho also won the NAIA tournament MVP honors that year when the University of Mobile reached the NAIA Final Four. Vassilev wound up in Savannah in 1997 to play for the Savannah Rug Ratz, which was a professional indoor team that lasted only two seasons from 1997-1998. Dencho then decided to stay in Savannah.

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