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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Savannah Area Prep Football - The Final Score Playoff Edition 11.18.16

GHSA CLASS AAA
Savannah 21, Westminster 45

Savannah High made it a respectful game, and it was a great season for Head Coach Tony Welch and his Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets made some considerable stings this year, having their first winning record since 1995 and first playoff appearance also since 1995.

Cedar Grove 28, Jenkins 3

Jenkins had Cedar Grove stifled on offense in the first half, but the Saints came marching out in the second half and scored 28 unanswered points. It was the best season in HV Jenkins Football history, and a great run by Head Coach Tim Adams and his Warriors.

GHSA CLASS AA
Banks County 0, Benedictine 49

The Cadets (12-0) march on behind their “STEEL CURTAIN" defense and "HIGH-OCTANE" offense last night. All -purpose player John Wes Kennedy reaches the “ZONE” three times. Head Coach Danny Britt wins the coin flip, and the Cadets stay home next Friday night November 25 at 7:30 pm at TA Wright Stadium to take on Pepperell High School High School (10-1-1) out of Lindale, Ga (near Rome Ga) Great job Cadets!

GHSA CLASS A
Savannah Christian 7, Calvary Day 10

Once again  a game for the ages and it’s always tough when one local team gets to knock out but another. Calvary Head Coach Rick Tomberlin out duels Savannah Christian Head Coach Donald Chumley in this game with a late game field goal. The Cavaliers (10-0) stay home at the “Corner of 63rd and Paulson” to take on  Tattnall Square Academy (11-0) out of Macon, Ga this Friday, November 25 at 7:30p. Go Cavaliers!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Former Savannah Christian Prep Raider DeAngelo Brown Has Big Game for Louisville Football

Former Savannah Christian Raider Football player DeAngelo Brown had a big game forThe University of Louisville Cardinal football team yesterday. In a win over the Demons of Wake Forest, Brown recorded 6 tackles, 5 solo, 1 assist, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. Click on the link to watch DeAngelo's forced fumble. 
D. Brown Forces Fumble

Local Prep Volleyball Players & Coaches Spike Honors

St. Vincent’s Academy senior Sarah Stewart and Savannah Christian’s senior Landon Jones were named The Georgia Volleyball Coaches Association players of the year respectively. Sarah was named the Class 2A player of the year. Landon was named co-player of the year in Class A  

St. Vincent’s Academy coach Katie Broderick was selected coach of the year in Class AA. Calvary Day School coach Hannah Hunter of the year in Class A.   

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame names New officers and opens nomination period for Class of 2017



Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame names 
New officers and opens nomination period for Class of 2017

Nomination forms for Athletes and Citation recipients
can be found online at www.gsahof.com

(October 21, 2016) SAVANNAH, GA – The Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame has appointed officers for 2017 and opened the nomination period for the Class of 2017.

The newly appointed officers include president David Sipple, Jr., vice president Jeff Karesh, secretary Jimmy Ray and treasurer Jason Bush. The officers as well as the other members of the GSAHOF board of trustees play a vital role in evaluating nominations from the community for new inductees.

The GSAHOF is now accepting nominations for Athletes and Citation honorees to be considered for induction in the Class of 2017. The nomination period concludes on January 31, 2017 and each nomination must contain a complete resume with supporting documentation using the nomination forms and guidelines available online at www.gsahof.com.

Each year, the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame accepts nominations from the community for Athletes and Citation honorees and then evaluates those nominations to determine who will be inducted. In order for the Hall of Fame to truly serve its function and fulfill its mission of preserving the history and legacy of Savannah sports, the entire community needs to be involved in the process of selecting nominees for induction.

“Participation by the entire community is vital to the success of the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame,” Sipple said. “In order for the GSAHOF to be truly representative of Savannah’s rich sports history, we need to receive nominations of outstanding men and women from every part of the community and in a variety of roles. We want to identify the athletes, coaches, mentors and other influential members of our community who have shaped and continue to shape athletics in Savannah.”

For a candidate to be considered as an Athlete, the athlete must have spent his or her formative years (participating in area schools) in Savannah and must be retired from competition for at least five years or be at least 40 years old. Distinguished athletes from any sport may be nominated for consideration.

A Citation Honoree may be a person or an organization that has made substantial contribution to athletics via coaching, promoting or supporting athletics in the area. Citation Honorees do not have to have spent their formative years in Savannah to be nominated.

The Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1965 to honor the achievements and contributions of the athletic standouts and leaders in and around Savannah. Plaques for each inductee hang upstairs in the mezzanine at Savannah Civic Center, and each year the GSAHOF hosts a banquet at the Savannah Civic Center to honor the new inductees, recognize the Lawton M. Calhoun Award and M.A. Spellman Special Award winners and acknowledge the most outstanding male and female high school athletes in the Greater Savannah area.

All nomination forms and guidelines can be found at www.gsahof.com. Please email questions to info@gsahof.com or call (912) 441-7012.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech - Somebody's Got to Win

The Yellow Jackets and Eagles come into this match up on the same road.That's a losing one at that. You could say both teams are a mirror image of each other. Both teams like to control the game with a run game and started out hot winning their first three games respectively. On the passing side of the game, these teams have not thrown the ball much. Surprisingly, the Yellow Jackets have tossed the ball 85 times to the Eagles 47.

Georgia Tech (3-3, 1-3 ACC) beat Boston College, Mercer, and Vanderbilt. Then the Yellow Jackets preceded to lose to Clemson, Miami, and last week to Pittsburgh in overtime. Georgia Southern (3-2, 2-1 Sun Belt) defeated Savannah State, South Alabama, and UL Monroe. After this three-game winning streak, the Eagles traveled to Kalamazoo, Michigan  to play a ranked Western Michigan team losing 47-31 and last week lost in the last minute of the game to Arkansas State.

To predict who will win this game is tough, but one of these teams will end their losing streak. Game time is 12:30 p.m. in Atlanta on the campus of Georgia Tech in Bobby Dodd Stadium on Grant Field. Who do you think will be the victor, an Eagle or a Yellow Jacket?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ESPN Coastal High School Power Poll Week #5 2016

ESPN Coastal High School Power Poll Week #5

ESPN Coastal has released its second  High School Football Power Poll today. The poll was put together by the staff of ESPN Coastal Georgia. The staff will vote each week for the top ten teams in the coastal empire throughout the entire 2016 prep gridiron.

Power Poll Week #5 Top Ten

1. Benedictine  (50)
2. Glynn Academy (42)
2. Liberty County (42)
4. Calvary Day (32)
5. Richmond Hill (30)
6. McIntosh County Academy (21)
7. Ware County (15)
8. Savannah Christian (14)
9. Frederica Academy (11)
10. Savannah Country Day (8)

Monday, September 12, 2016

ESPN Coastal High School Power Poll Week #4 2016

ESPN Coastal High School Power Poll Week #4

ESPN Coastal has released its second  High School Football Power Poll today. The poll was put together by the staff of ESPN Coastal Georgia. The staff will vote each week for the top ten teams in the coastal empire throughout the entire 2016 prep gridiron season.

 1. Benedictine  (50)

2. Liberty County (42) 
 3. Glynn academy (41) 
 4. Calvary Day (34) 
 5. Ware County (31) 
 6. Richmond Hill (25) 
 7. Brunswick (22) 
 8. McIntosh Academy (8)
 9. Pierce County (7) 
 9. Frederica Academy (7) 
 Others: Savannah Christian (6), Jenkins (4)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

D Rob Scores His 1st College Td

Former standout Savannah Christian Preparatory School football player Demetris Robertson scored his first college touchdown last night in a defeat to San Diego State Aztecs football 45-40. Demetris had 4 catches for 81 yards and a 59-yard catch for a touchdown. So click on the link below to watch the video below and the touchdown will be at the 1:07 mark.

http://pac-12.com/videos/highlights-california-football-drops-nail-biter-san-diego-state-45-40











8DEMETRIS ROBERTSON

  • POSITION
     
    Wide Receiver
  • HEIGHT
     
    6-0
  • WEIGHT
     
    175
  • CLASS
     
    Freshman
  • HOMETOWN
     
    Savannah, GA
  • HIGHSCHOOL
     
    Savannah Christian HS

Monday, September 5, 2016

ESPN Coastal High School Football Power Poll Week #3

ESPN Coastal High School Power Poll Week #3

1. Benedictine (50) Went on the road and beat periennially tough St Pius

2. Glynn Academy (41) Beat the #1 ranked team from Colorado

3. Liberty County (39) Beat 5A Statesboro on the road

4. Pierce County (34) Have defeated first two opponents by a combined
107-19 score

5. Ware County (26) Beat previously unbeaten 6A Coffee County

6. Calvary Day (24) Bye week heading into a HUGE game this week at Top
10 Aquinas

7. Vidalia (23) Enjoyed a Bye week after 2-0 start

8. Jenkins (18) Off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2012

9. Brunswick (11) Dominated the 2nd half in road win at Cook County

10. Richmond Hill (4) Had their game with Brantley County "Hermined" out

Also received votes:

Frederica Academy (3), McIntosh County Academy (1), Savannah Christian (1)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Former Savannah Christian Prep Football Player Opens Season Big

Savannah Christian Preparatory School alumni now a senior Minnesota Golden Gopher football player Jalen Myrick opened the season last night with a 56 yards kickoff return in Minnesota's. Minnesota rallied to beat Oregon State 30-23.

Click on link to watch - http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/090116aaa.html

Monday, August 29, 2016

ESPN Coastal High School Power Poll 2016

ESPN Coastal High School Power Poll

ESPN Coastal has released its first ever High School Football Power Poll. The poll was put together by the staff of ESPN Coastal Georgia. The staff will vote each week for the top tens in the coastal empire throughout the entire 2016 prep gridiron season. 


1. BC (50) -- The Cadets kicked off their season with a bang, beating Glynn Academy 24-7

2. Liberty County (39) -- Richard LeCounte's four scores led Liberty to a 53-13 win over Bradwell

3. Glynn Academy (36) -- After an opening loss, Glynn bounced back to beat Ware 17-10

3. Pierce County (36) -- Stetson Bennett threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-6 victory over Bacon

5. Calvary Day (30) -- Another shut out for Calvary Day as they breeze by Johnson 56-0 

6. Ware County (18) -- Close game for Ware County as they fall to Glynn Academy 17-0

7. Vidalia (16) 
-- Scoring two touchdowns in the third, Vidaila escapes a close one over Appling County 23-20
8. Brunswick (13) -- The Pirates fall to 0-1 as the lose a close one to Coffee 21-20

9. Jenkins (9) -- With a 21-20 victory over New Hampstead, Jenkins advances to 1-0 

10. Frederica (8) -- The Knights are off to a 3-0 start


Also receiving votes: MCA (6), Savannah Christian (5), Richmond Hill (5), Brantley County (3), Camden County (2)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week - 8.27.16

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic  Athlete of the Week for 8.27.16

Calvin Turner Jr.

SCHOOL: New Hampstead High School

YEAR: Senior

SPORT: Football

In a season-opening tight game against HV Jenkins, Turner had 16 carries, rushed for 143 yards, and two of them finished in the end zone. Calvin also was had 5 completions in 6 attempts for 91 yards in the 21-20 loss. Turner has also been named to the 2016 All-ESPN Savannah Preseason Football Team by ESPNcoastal.com. 

Guess Who the Top Banana Is in the Coastal Plain League?

SAVANNAH BANANAS NAMED 2016 COASTAL PLAIN LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Updated August 26 2016
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. - The Coastal Plain League announced today that the Savannah Bananas (pictures courtesy MT Photography) have been selected as the 2016 CPL Organization of the Year. This was the team’s inaugural season.
“The Savannah Bananas had a storybook first season full of memories on and off the field,” said CPL COO and Commissioner Justin Sellers. “Jesse and Emily Cole, Jared Orton, and their entire staff did a fabulous job of creating an entertaining environment that put fans first, while head coach Sean West and his coaches and players put together a competitive team that brought home a championship to Savannah. This award honors the entire Savannah Bananas organization, their fans, and the City of Savannah. We look forward to more exciting times for the Savannah Bananas franchise!”

Savannah was chosen after collecting surveys, on every facet of an organization from game-day operations to overall hospitality and community involvement, from team owners, general managers, head coaches, umpires, players and league officials. From these, it was clear that the Bananas organization stood out as one to be honored in 2016 for excelling in every area possible.
“We are truly humbled to receive this award from Coastal Plain League and receive recognition from fellow owners and staff,” said Bananas owner Jesse Cole. “The reception from the Savannah community was beyond our wildest dreams and we are proud to share this honor along with the Petitt Cup with all of Savannah.”
The Bananas took over historic Grayson Stadium and produced not only the highest attendance numbers in Coastal Plain League history, but the second highest in all of summer collegiate baseball. Their numbers also marked the highest average attendance in the history of the stadium itself - of which has been home to multiple minor league franchises including most recently the Savannah Sand Gnats. In total, the Bananas brought in 91,004 fans across 25 home dates and three playoff games for an average of 3,250 fans each night. Included in this was 18 sellouts, coming out to a sellout percentage of 64% of all home games in a stadium with a capacity of over 4,000.
“This is a testament to our entire staff here in Savannah,” said owner Emily Cole.  “They have worked tremendously hard year round to put the fans first in everything they do and we all couldn’t be more proud.”
New to the city of Savannah, it was important to the Cole’s that the Bananas become a fixture in the community. Through multiple promotional nights and events with player and staff around the city, the Bananas raised over $41,000 for non-profits within the community by seasons end.
The success was not solely limited to the stands or the community either, the Bananas were a hit on the field as well eventually earning the number one seed out of the West in the Petitt Cup Playoffs before going on to become the 2016 Coastal Plain League Champions with a two games to one win over the Peninsula Pilots in the Petitt Cup Championship Series. It was a team that finished the season in historic fashion by breaking the all-time CPL team batting average record coming in at .303, now tied with the 2016 Pilots for the best team batting average in CPL history. While no all-time records were set on the mound they were still one of the league’s best in 2016 finishing second in team earned run average at 3.56, helped along by Bananas’ pitcher and the league’s leader in ERA Beau Sulser (Dartmouth.) 
Jesse and Emily both acknowledge none of this could be done without the great support of the city of Savannah as well as the Bananas staff which includes: President Jared Orton, Head Coach Sean West, Director of Sponsor Services Marie Gentry, Fan Development Coordinator Berry Aldridge, Director of Group Sales Daniel Mackerty, Group Sales Coordinator Patrick Briody, Corporate Marketing Director Mitch Torres, Marketing Coordinator Liz Bushaw, Office Coordinator Keke Coles, Community Outreach Director Lizzy O’Connell and all of the amazing interns and game-day staff that were integral to the Bananas success in 2016.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 90 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, like us on Facebook at Coastal Plain Leagye and follow us via Twitter and Instagram @CPLBaseball.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Savannah makes a Triple Play Friday in NCAA Baseball

Savannah makes a Triple Play Friday in NCAA Baseball NCAA Division I Baseball Championships

Benedictine Military School has two Cadets marching into two different regionals, and both are true freshman who got some key innings pitched for their respective schools. Up first is Stevie Powers as his Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (40-18) take on South Alabama (40-20) in Tallahassee Florida at noon on ESPN3.

Powers appeared in seventeen games on the season and started 5, had an earned run average of 3.69, a 1-1 record, and struck out 23 batters in 31 innings pitched.

Next Cadet who is ready to make his mark is a true freshman Al Pesto for the Duke Blue Devils. Duke (33-22) will take on UNC Wilmington (39-17). The game will be right up the road in Columbia South Carolina at the #1 seed University of South Carolina's Ball Park at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.

Pesto made 15 appearances all out of the bullpen. Al had 19.2 innings pitched with an era of 1.83, struck out 21 batters, and held opposing teams to a .190 batting average against him.


As he was coined by The Advocate Newspaper in Louisiana, “Lights Out” Newman will be another former Savannah prep baseball player making a mark for his team. Calvary Day School will be represented by red shirt junior Hunter Newman for the #1 seed regional host the Louisiana University Tigers. LSU  takes (42-18) on Utah Valley (37-21) at 3 p.m. on ESPN3.
On the season, Newman pitched in 25 games and leads the Tigers with 6 saves, and Hunter’s earned run average is 2.12. Newman, furthermore, has struck out 37 batters in 34 innings. All games played in the Regional’s are double elimination. Good luck to our boys “Straight Outta Savannah.”

Schedule Friday, June 3
Tallahassee, FL Regional
12 noon on ESPN3: South Alabama vs. Southern Mississippi
Columbia, SC Regional
1 p.m. on ESPN3: Duke vs. UNC Wilmington
Baton Rouge, LA Regional
3 p.m. on ESPN3: Utah Valley vs. LSU 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Savannah Bananas Peel the Banana 2016 Roster

Savannah Bananas Announce Full 2016 Roster

SAVANNAH, GA. May 27, 2016 – The Savannah Bananas are excited to announce the highly anticipated roster for the 2016 season. Both veterans and underclassmen from Division I schools across the country have committed to playing with the Bananas for their inaugural season.
Joining previously announced pitchers Garrett Lovorn, Addison Albright, Adam Goodman, and Drew Moody are Sam Fichthorn (So. RHP Dartmouth), Paul Kirkpatrick (So. RHP Western Kentucky), Marcus McKoy (Fr. LHP Winston Salem State), Steve Theetge (Fr. LHP Bryant), Greg Hollman (So. RHP Savannah State), Jacob Howell (Jr. RHP Delta State), Adam Scott (So. LHP Wofford), and Coby Weaver (Fr. LHP Dallas Baptist).
“Our pitching staff is sure to have success this summer, especially against wood bats. Our philosophy on the bump is simple; I want to see them compete every single pitch, every single inning, and every single game all summer long,” said Coach Sean West.
Middle Infielders include Jeff Nellis (Jr. Long Beach State), Christian Hollie (So. UTA), Cal Baker (Jr. GA Southern), Rylan Bannon (So. Xavier), and Clay Dungan (Fr. Indiana State).
In addition to Logan Moody, Garrett Nelson (Fr. 1B/OF Long Beach State) and Angel Camacho (Fr. 3B Jacksonville U.) will be joining the roster as utility players.
For outfielders, the Bananas have signed Josh Ragan (Fr. Dallas Baptist), Jameson Hannah (Fr. Dallas Baptist), Will LaRue (So. Xavier), Connor Stephens (Fr. Jacksonville U.), Jackson Ware (So. Mercer), and previously announced Nick Choruby.
“Grayson Stadium is a large ballpark, so we will force the other team to beat us with their bats and will rely on the speed of our OF’s to cover ground and track balls down,” comments West, “We will have the fastest OF in the league. Three of our OF’s run a 6.5 second 60 yard dash, which is flying! Our remaining OF’s are also 6.7/8, which is moving as well.”
Adam Gauthier (RS Jr. Dartmouth) and Joey Thomas (So. Cincinatti) will be joining Dayne Sommer at catcher.
Rounding out the roster are temps Elliot Forde (RHP Misericordia), Hunter Bening (1B Mercer), Tanner Johnson (OF Denison), Josh Knies (RHP Mercer), Ryan Wieligman (MI Cowley County JC), Ryan Hagen (MI Mercer), Jesse Bogacz (LHP Kenyon), Ryan Flores (RHP Richland JC), Beau Sulser (RHP Dartmouth), Kyle Rogalski (RHP Miseridcordia), Clint Hardy (UTL Augusta U.), Christian Vann (LHP Chatt Valley), and previously announced Braden Shewmake.
West also expects the team to be strong on offense, “We will be amongst the league leaders in stolen bases, and fans will see their Bananas playing small ball, especially early in the game.”
Not only are these players great athletes, they are also upstanding members of their communities. They plan on immersing themselves in Savannah’s unique culture and contributing to their summer home through community service projects. Says West, “All of our players are quality young men that will not only represent their families well, but their coaches, respected universities, and in return, the great city of Savannah.”

The Savannah Bananas team will be available for a special meet and greet at the Fan Fest on May 30th at Grayson Stadium from 5:00-7:00PM with members entrance at 4:00PM.  The Fan Fest is free with free food and free Sun Country Amusements Fun Zone for kids.
Opening Night is set for June 2nd and very limited tickets remain.  For more information and to purchase tickets fans can visit www.TheSavannahBananas.com or call 912-712-2482.
The Savannah Bananas are owned by Fans First Entertainment who also owns and operates the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League.  The Grizzlies have led the league in attendance the past three seasons, been named Organization of the Year and recognized regionally and nationally for unique from promotions and their fan experience.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 82 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Basketball Finals Moving to UGA & Georgia Tech



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 26, 2016

GHSA ANNOUNCES NEW VENUE FOR 2017 GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL FINALS
University of Georgia and Georgia Tech to Share Hosting Duties
THOMASTON, GA. – The Georgia High School Association, in conjunction with the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, today announces that agreements have been reached allowing the two schools to share the hosting of the sixteen championship games of the 2017 GHSA state basketball tournament. These March 2017 games will mark the return of the basketball finals to Georgia Tech for the first time since 2003 and will be the first ever for the University of Georgia.
"The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech have two of the premier basketball complexes in the state," said GHSA Executive Director Gary Phillips.  "Both schools worked tirelessly with the GHSA to devise a schedule that eliminates any conflict between the state championship games and the Bulldogs’ and Yellow Jackets’ own use of these marvelous facilities.  The primary goal of the GHSA is to promote the best interests of Georgia’s high school student-athletes, and we are thrilled at the experience these venues will offer to the teams, their schools, and their fans."
UGA's Stegeman Coliseum will host eight championship games on Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9, 2017.  Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion will be the site of the eight remaining championship games on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, 2017.  The first of the four games on each day will tip-off at 2:00 p.m.  The specific order and facility assignment for the sixteen championship games have not yet been determined. 
Teya Ryan, President and CEO of Georgia Public Broadcasting said, "For more than 20 years GPB has been an enthusiastic supporter of Georgia's high school athletics. The relocation of the high school basketball state championships will give the students the opportunity to play on the storied courts of the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets.  All of us at GPB wish the GHSA continued success with the move."
About the GHSA
The GHSA is a voluntary organization composed of over 450 public and private high schools. The GHSA strives to promote education in Georgia from a mental, physical, and moral viewpoint; to standardize and encourage participation in high school athletics; and to promote sportsmanship and an appreciation for and study of music, speech, and other fine arts through Region and State competitions.
CONTACTS
Steve Figueroa, GHSA Director of Media Relations (stevefig@ghsa.net or 706-647-7473 Ext. 26)

Baseball Hotdogs Apple Pie and Bananas

  

Bananas Announce Food Items for 2016 Season
SAVANNAH, GA. May 24, 2016 – The Bananas are proud to announce the amazing food items being served at Historic Grayson Stadium for the 2016 season.

For the popular All You Can Eat tickets, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy all beef Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Popcorn, Coke Products as well as Byrd's Famous Cookies for dessert.   Byrd's Famous Scotch Oatmeal Cookies will not only be available for All You Can attendees but bags of 12 will be sold in all of the concession stands.  

The Garbage Can Nachos will be introduced for the first time to Savannah on Opening Night.  This large offering will feed a family of whatever and includes 3 orders of Nachos, 2 Cheeseburgers, 2 Hot Dogs, Grilled Chicken, Chili, Nacho Cheese, Jalapenos and 2 Bananas all served on a giant Garbage Can Lid!  It's Heart-Stoppingly Delicious!

Yes, Bananas will be available throughout the ballpark for $1!  Frozen Chocolate Bananas will also be available in the snack stand along with Snow Cones, Pretzels, Ice Cream, Cotton Candy and more!

A specialty banana liquor drink will be available called the Slippery Banana in the craft corner and Beer Deck!

Marcos Pizza will available in the corner stand and will offer Cheese, Pepperoni and Banana Pepper pizza.

Vegetarian options will be available at the stadium including Veggie Dogs and Veggie Burgers.

A wide variety of craft beer will be available throughout the ballpark including in the Craft Corner as well as the brand new Can Cave on the first base grandstand. Local favorites will be available from Service Brewing Company, Moon River and Coastal Empire.  Famous Craft Breweries such as Dogfish Head, Bell's, Stone, Highland, Victory, Lagunitas will be offering some of their most popular selections!

Mainstays like French Fries, Regular Nachos, Cracker Jack and Peanuts will be available throughout the ballpark as well.
Opening Night is set for June 2nd. To guarantee tickets to Opening Night and all four of the fireworks games, the Savannah Bananas introduced the five-game plan for the 2016 season. All five game plan tickets include All You Can Eat Chicken Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Dessert, Soda and Water for only $15 a ticket. For more information and to purchase the five-game plan, fans can visit www.TheSavannahBananas.com or call 912-712-2482.
 The Savannah Bananas are owned by Fans First Entertainment who also owns and operates the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League.  The Grizzlies have led the league in attendance the past three seasons, been named Organization of the Year and recognized regionally and nationally for unique from promotions and their fan experience.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 85 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball. 

Savannah Bananas Press Release - Marie Gentry - Director of Partner Services

Monday, May 23, 2016

You need a Savannah Banana this Summer. They are Free!

You need a Savannah Banana this Summer. They are Free and how do you get a free Savannah Banana? Be a a host family. By hosting a Savannah Bananas player is a great opportunity for you and your family this summer! 

These college athletes will arrive the last week of May and return home the first or second week of August. They also make a great role model for your children. While pursuing their dreams, they also understand the importance of education as they are students and athletes of national universities. For these young men, it helps to have some sense of normalcy while being far from home. To host a "summer son" or Banana they only ask for families to provide a bedroom, access to a bathroom and access to laundry.
Players will have their own cars to drive to and from the stadium. If they do not, we will make arrangements for players to live close so that they can ride together. We also provide meals for the players. Of course leaving snacks and including the player in some home meals while they are there is much appreciated, it is not required. Families will receive two General Admission Membership tickets, which include all you can eat, to cheer on your Banana! If you, or anyone you know, is interesting in Hosting a Savannah Bananas player this summer, contact Lizzy O'Connell at lizzy@thesavannahbananas.com and remember GO BANANAS!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

SAVANNAH BANANAS ANNOUNCE FAN FEST

SAVANNAH BANANAS ANNOUNCE FAN FEST
SAVANNAH, GA. May 19, 2016 – The Savannah Bananas are excited to announce that the team will host their Fan Fest at Grayson Stadium on May 30th from 4:00-7:00PM.  The event is free for the community with free admission, free food and free entries into the Sun Country Amusements Kid Zone.  All members & ticket package holders will be allowed in the ballpark at 4:00PM and the general public of will be allowed in at 5:00PM.

This event will be the first time for the community to meet the Bananas players and coaches as well as see all the changes to Grayson Stadium.   The Players will be practicing on the field and then available for autographs and meet and greet with all the fans.
The Walk of Fame and Grayson Stadium historical timeline will be unveiled for the first time honoring the history of the ballpark and the greatest players to ever have visited the stadium.
The Sun Country Amusements Kids Zone will be open for kids to play on the Bounce House, Slide and Obstacle Course.   The Bananas staff will be in the Dunk Tank for fans to get a chance to dunk the Bananas.
Food will be available for free for all fans to try at the ballpark.
“We are so excited to introduce the Bananas to the community with our first ever Fan Fest,” said Owner Jesse Cole.  “What could be better than Free Admission, Free Food, and Free Kids Zone passes to kick off this season at Grayson Stadium.   We are so appreciative of this community for embracing us and we can’t wait to unveil this new brand and team to Savannah.” 
The Banana stand will be open offering all new Bananas merchandise including the new game jerseys.

Opening Night is set for June 2nd.  To guarantee tickets to Opening Night and all four of the fireworks games, the Savannah Bananas introduced the five game plan for the 2016 season. All five game plan tickets include All You Can Eat Chicken Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Dessert, Soda and Water for only $15 a ticket.   For more information and to purchase the five game fans can visit www.TheSavannahBananas.com or call 912-712-2482.
The Savannah Bananas are owned by Fans First Entertainment who also owns and operates the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League.  The Grizzlies have led the league in attendance the past three seasons, been named Organization of the Year and recognized regionally and nationally for unique from promotions and their fan experience.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 81 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.

Savannah Bananas Press Release - Marie Gentry - Director of Partner Services

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week - St. Andrew's School Tennis Player Jack Wylly 5.14.2016

Jack Wylly Tennis 
St. Andrew’s School Savannah GA


Wylly, a freshman at St. Andrew’s School, went undefeated this year in tennis as the number 1 singles player, 7-0, and he did not lose a set. Jack then would turn around and went 6 -1 in doubles as part of the Lions number one doubles team. 

In the classroom, Wylly maintains a 3.8 grade-point average. Outside of the prep tennis season, Jack is the 11th ranked freshman in Georgia by tennisrecruiotng.com. St. Andrew’s Athletic Director Doug Dixon said, "He is a hardworking, disciplined, determined dedicated committed athlete, which is a pleasure to coach." 

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Savannah Christian Preparatory School Baseball Player senior Ben Haeussler 5.07.2016

Ben Haeussler Baseball 
Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Ben, a senior pitcher and outfielder at Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS), went 2 -3 and had two runs batted in to help the Raiders avoid being eliminated in the GHSA Class "A" Private Schools quarterfinal against Mount de Sales Academy on April29th. SCPS went on to win the series and advanced to the state semifinals. Ben batted .476 and finished with a 5-2 recorded on the mound with an era of 2.25 for the 2016 season.


Haeussler is also a standout on the Raider football and basketball teams, which qualified him as an Ashley Dearing Award finalist finishing third in the balloting. Ben has been named an All-Region football player, basketball, and baseball player as well as being named to the All Savannah Morning News 1st team football and baseball teams. Off the field of play, Haeussleer has maintained A’s and B’s in the classroom. Head Football Coach Donald Chumley said, “Ben has been a standout athlete. He is a hard worker and leads by example. He will be signing a letter of intent to play baseball.  He is still narrowing down his choices.”  

Wetherington Chiropractic