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Saturday, March 28, 2015

This Weeks Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week is Aaron Osborne 3.28.15

Aaron Osborne - junior – Savannah Christian Prep Soccer 
      Aaron Osborne a junior forward from Savannah Christian Prep is this week’s  Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week.  Aaron is the leading scorer in the Savannah Area according to the Savannah Morning News weekly Prep statistics with 19 goals scored, and 10 assist. He is one of the reasons why Savannah Christian is off to a huge start. The Red Raiders are 9-0 and are ranked #2 by Eurosport Scoreboard in Class “A."
      So far, this season Osborne has scored in every game and has scored more than one goal in seven out of the nine games he has played in this season.  Last season Osborne was the Raiders’ leading scorer with 18 goals and 11 assists as the Red Raiders advanced to the Elite Eight of the Class A state tournament. Aaron a sophomore last year made the  Savannah Morning News All-Greater Savannah Soccer first team as well as the Most Valuable Player in the Coastal Coach’s Soccer Junior All-Star game last May. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Taylor Baham is Awarded NCCAA All American- Second Team

Former standout athlete for Islands High School Taylor Baham Class of 2013, who now plays basketball at Johnson University in Tennessee was named to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)  All American- Second Team in Division 2 women's basketball. Taylor was selected by coaches in attendance at the Nationals Basketball Tournament which means that coaches believe that she is one of the top 15 players out of the estimated 350 women's players in division 2 women's basketball around the country. 

On the season, Baham averaged 13.4 points per game, shot 50% from the floor, 72% from the free-throw line, grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game and averaged 1.4 blocks per game for the Royals. Taylor also played on the Johnson University volleyball team.


In high school, Taylor was a three sport athlete participating in volleyball, basketball, and track.  Baham, was a finalist for the Hollis Stacy Award given to Savannah’s most versatile female high school athlete, a Savannah Morning News All-Greater Savannah first-team selection as a setter in volleyball and a third-team selection as a forward in basketball.   

The Dean Still Lives On

Coaches and teachers touch many lives while they are alive. We remember the extra care and time that these dedicated people have given to us and of course to all their students and athletes. As time goes by, it gets tougher and tougher to remember the young faces and names that we have come in contact with. Believe me, they live in our memories and heart, but now after Dean Smith passed away he still gives back when he is gone and Dean Smith still lives on.

In Dean Smith's will, he still want to give back to his former players, and that was to have dinner on him. Dean Smith left money, $200.00, in his will to every University of North Carolina letterman that played under him.  Smith coached basketball at UNC from 1961-97. That is 36 years of touching so many lives.

So, how many former players did Dean Smith coach at North Carolina? About 175, according to the UNC basketball PR department, meaning approximately $35,000 of Dean Smith's will went to players he personally coached. Yes as coaches and teachers, we touch so many lives, but those lives touch us every minute of every day, and Coach Smith wanted his players to know that made a difference in his life, in my opinion.


Once again, a coach teaches life’s lessons. This is a great example of one of those lessons.  It is better to receive a gift then to take a gift. Dean Smith was given a lot of gifts in his athletes who played for him over his career, but he always knew how to give to his players. The Dean still lives on.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Always fun when the Budweiser Clydesdales visit the SAV!

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It is always a lot of fun when the Budweiser Clydesdales (horses) arrive for the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade in Savannah Georgia. These majestic animals are housed  at The Southern Eagle Distributing in Garden City, Georgia four days before the Parade. Hundreds of people come out to get a close look at these eye-opening  creatures before the day of the parade. 
I would  be remised if I didn't thank ESPNcoastal.com and ESPN Radio Savannah Am 1400 & 104.3 Fm for letting me part of their live broadcast from  Southern Eagle Distributing. In my opinion, they are one of the most popular attractions of the parade along with Brewer the Budweiser dog. 

Bethesda Academy Head Coach Clevan Thompson on The Karl DeMasi Sports Report

The Bethesda Academy boy's  basketball program captured their second state championship in school history on February 28th. The man behind the program is Head Coach Clevan Thompson. Thompson has been at Bethesda Academy for the past 13 years as an assistant  coach (eight years), and now he  completed his fifth season as the man  in command. Clevan or Coach Clev as his players call him comes Florida and was an athlete at Glades Central High, which is a power in high school sports. Thompson played football, basketball, tennis and soccer at the school and then came to Savannah  to play football at Savannah State, where he graduated. 

As far as winning his second championship in five years he gives a lot of credit to his players, his school, and his predecessor, well known basketball coach and a sports official Mickey Minick. "Coach Minick taught me  a lot. It was not just the X's and O's, but how to relate to the student-athletes, and he is a big part on how this program was developed and grown" stated Thompson. "I have the hardest working group of players. They have a strong bond and work hard on and off the court. The players now that their success comes from being involved in the classroom and what they do athletically thorough out the year." Furthermore, Thompson feels with the support Bethesda Academy's administration and faculty; the athletics program at Bethesda has flourished. Congratulations Coach Thompson and the Blazers of Bethesda Academy on bringing the South Carolina Independent Association Championship back to the SAV!

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week - 3.21.15 - Kearston Bergstiner - junior - Bethesda Academy Basketball

Kearston Bergstiner - junior - Bethesda Academy Basketball
Kearston was a key player in Bethesda Academy's run to the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) Class "AA" State Basketball Championship. Bergstiner was the leader on the floor from his point guard position.
Kearston was the second-leading scorer on the Blazers basketball team averaging 12 points per game; 5 assists per game; 3 rebounds per game and 3 steals a game. He was also rewarded by being chosen to play in the SCISA junior All-Star game on 3.7.15. Congratulations Kearston. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Look Who’s Ranked


They have been on a roll winning state championships, and they have scored one in this sport already, but when you move up with the big dogs in GHSA fans take notice. Can you guess who it is? Well, Benedictine Military Schools Lacrosse program is now officially in the ranks of the prep powers in the state of Georgia.  

It was just released yesterday the Cadets move into the top 10 at #9 in the A-AAAAA Classifications. 

There are four areas and a total of 53 schools in the GHSA Boys A-AAAAA classification. Benedictine’s opponents are Decatur, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Greenbrier, Lakeside Evans, Marist, North Atlanta St Pius X, and Southwest – DeKalb. It might be a lot of travel for the Cadets but people are taking notice. The rankings are released every Monday by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 

GHSA 1st Official Standings Released & Local GHSA Class A Privte School Rankings

The Georgia High School Association released the most up-to-date  region standings and the Class A Power Rankings. As far as the records go, it is gathered by the GHSA and it is the sole responsibility of all GHSA member schools to update their record through Max Prep Sports. That is how the standings are organized.





3-AAAAA
Glynn Academy
3-0-0
1.000
9-0-0
1.000
South Effingham
3-0-0
1.000
8-1-0
0.889
Richmond Hill
2-0-0
1.000
6-3-0
0.667
Statesboro
1-0-0
1.000
5-4-0
0.556
Camden County
2-1-0
0.667
5-4-0
0.556
Brunswick
1-3-0
0.250
6-5-0
0.545
Coffee
1-3-0
0.250
4-7-0
0.364
Effingham County
0-2-0
0.000
4-6-0
0.400
Bradwell Institute
0-4-0
0.000
3-5-0
0.375
Ware County
0-0-0
0.000
3-5-0
0.375
3-AAAA
Liberty County
2-0-0
1.000
8-1-0
0.889
Wayne County
2-0-0
1.000
5-4-0
0.556
Thomson
0-0-0
0.000
5-2-0
0.714
Windsor Forest
0-2-0
0.000
3-2-0
0.600
Burke County
0-2-0
0.000
5-5-0
0.500
New Hampstead
0-0-0
0.000
1-6-0
0.143
1-AAA
Appling County
6-0-0
1.000
6-3-0
0.667
Pierce County
5-0-0
1.000
9-1-0
0.900
Brantley County
5-0-1
0.917
6-2-1
0.722
Dodge County
4-1-0
0.800
5-3-0
0.625
Tattnall County
4-1-0
0.800
5-3-0
0.625
Jenkins
3-4-0
0.429
3-6-0
0.333
Islands
1-4-1
0.250
1-7-1
0.167
Toombs County
1-3-0
0.250
1-7-0
0.125
Johnson, Savannah
1-6-0
0.143
2-8-0
0.200
Beach
0-4-0
0.000
1-5-0
0.167
Southeast Bulloch
0-4-0
0.000
0-4-0
0.000
Savannah
0-3-0
0.000
0-3-0
0.000
2-AA
Jeff Davis
3-0-0
1.000
7-2-0
0.778
Vidalia
2-0-0
1.000
7-1-0
0.875
Bacon County
1-0-0
1.000
8-0-0
1.000
Benedictine
1-0-0
1.000
6-4-0
0.600
Bryan County
0-1-0
0.000
3-3-0
0.500
Long County
0-1-0
0.000
3-6-0
0.333
Groves
0-3-0
0.000
0-11-0
0.000
McIntosh County Academy
0-2-0
0.000
0-7-0
0.000
3-A
Treutlen
2-0-0
1.000
6-2-0
0.750
Calvary Day School
1-0-0
1.000
4-2-0
0.667
Wheeler County
1-0-0
1.000
3-2-0
0.600
Savannah Christian
1-0-0
1.000
5-5-0
0.500
Jenkins County
1-0-0
1.000
2-2-0
0.500
Johnson County
1-1-0
0.500
3-3-0
0.500
Claxton
0-1-0
0.000
5-1-0
0.833
Emanuel County Institute
0-1-0
0.000
5-2-0
0.714
Portal
0-2-0
0.000
2-5-0
0.286
Savannah Country Day
0-1-0
0.000
1-4-0
0.200
Montgomery County
0-1-0
0.000
1-8-0
0.111






















2014-2015 GHSA Local Class A Power Ratings for Baseball
Rank
School
Region
Record
Ranking
5
Calvary Day School
3-A
4-1
7.47
10
Savannah Christian
3-A
5-2
6.91
32
Savannah Country Day
3-A
1-4
2.67

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