The Karl DeMasi Sports Report Radio Show Podcasts

The Karl DeMasi Sports Report Radio Show Podcasts
Click on picture to listen to the podcasts of The Karl DeMasi Sports Report Radio Show

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Demetris Robertson grabs the 63rd Ashley Dearing Award

The 63rd Ashley Dearing Award Winner has been grabbed by Savannah Christian Preparatory School senior Demetris Robertson. The Ashley Dearing award is given to the top three varsity sport male athlete in Savannah. It has become one of the most prestigious awards given to a male prep athlete since its inception in 1953.

All nominees  must have played varsity football, varsity basketball and a varsity spring sport during the school year. This year Demetris marks the 63rd recipient to a long list of outstanding three sport athletes from Savannah Georgia. Robertson becomes the ninth Savannah Christian Preparatory School athlete to receive this award. The first Raider to win the Ashley Dearing Award was Mark Grainger in 1977. Finishing tied for second in the balloting, were senior Rajah Bush from Sol C. Johnson High School and junior John Wesley Kennedy of Benedictine and in third place was senior Ben Heusseler also of Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

Demetris excelled on the gridiron, rushing for 1043 yards on 107 carries scoring 13 touchdowns, 9 rushing touchdowns, one receiving, two punt returns, and one kickoff return. On defense, he was in on 41 tackles (27 solos) and had two interceptions. As a basketball player Robertson led the Raider team to a state playoff appearance as he was the leading scorer averaging 14.9 points per game and rebounds with 7.5 per game. Demetris’s talent has continued on the track so far this year with the top time in Class A Private division in the 200 meters with a time of 21.27, the top jump in the Long Jump with a distance of 23 feet 7 inches and has the seconded fastest time in the 100 meters with a speed of 10.55.

The voting consisted of all athletic directors of Savannah Area High Schools that play football. Furthermore, the local Media, Savannah Morning News Sports Reporter Dennis Knight, WJCL Sports Director Frank Sulkowski, WTOC Sports Director Ken Griner, WSAV Sports Team Kim Sears & Greg Tolbott (one vote per media outlet), and ESPN Coastal General Manager/ESPN Savannah Radio AM 1400 & FM 104.3 On-Air Personality Kevin Thomas.

Note: The 63rd Ashley Dearing Award will be presented in early May. A date and time will be announced later per Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week 04.23.16 - Calvary Day School Soccer Player Reagan Glisson

Reagan, a junior forward at Calvary Day School, scored nine goals and had four assists in two games within three days on March 8th and March 10th in victories against Hilton Head Prep and Hilton Head Christian. Glisson has 58 goals, and 21 assist on the season as the Lady Cavaliers enter the state playoffs. Regan carries a 3.5 gpa and will graduate early to enter the University of Georgia and continue her soccer career.

Note: Reagan Glisson is the national soccer scoring leader from Max Preps Sports as of 4.25.16 via Savannah Morning News Sports Reporter Dennis Knight. Click on the link to check it out.,soccer&season=spring

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Local Prep Soccer Programs Rankings by as of 4.21.16

Local Prep Soccer Programs Rankings by  as of 4.21.16

Class A
Boys                                                                                                             Girls
Paideia High School  (11-3-3)                                       1                        Fellowship Christian School  (12-1-0)
Fellowship Christian School  (13-3-0)                          2                        Stratford Academy  (12-0-0)
Stratford Academy  (10-5-0)                                          3                        First Presbyterian Day School  (11-1-2)
St Anne Pacelli High School  (10-3-3)                          4                        Athens Academy  (13-2-1)
The Walker School  (11-2-2)                                          5                        Calvary Day School  (15-1-1)
Atlanta International School  (6-9-1)                             6                        Savannah Christian Preparatory  (9-2-2)
Savannah Christian Preparatory  (8-5-0)                  7                        Paideia High School  (10-5-0)
Athens Academy  (10-6-0)                                              8                        Atlanta International School  (8-7-1)
Whitefield Academy  (10-5-1)                                        9                        The Walker School  (13-2-0)
Lakeview Academy  (8-5-1)                                           10                     Eagles Landing Christian School  (10-2-0)

Class AA
Boys                                                                                                                                       Girls
Pace Academy  (12-1-0)                                                 1                       Pace Academy  (13-1-0)
Greater Atlanta Christian School  (11-5-1)                  2                       Greater Atlanta Christian School  (9-4-1)
Wesleyan School  (16-0-1)                                             3                       The Lovett School  (7-5-1)
Long County High School  (14-0-0)                              4                       Wesleyan School  (13-3-1)
Benedictine Military School  (11-4-0)                         5                       Holy Innocents  (9-5-0)
Riverside Military Academy  (9-3-2)                              6                       St. Vincent's Academy  (13-3-0)
Putnam County High School  (15-1-2)                         7                       East Laurens High School  (15-1-1)
Fitzgerald High School  (13-2-1)                                   8                       Long County High School  (12-2-0)
Thomasville High School  (7-7-2)                                 9                       Harlem High School  (12-2-1)

Bremen High School  (12-4-0)                                       10                     Union County High School  (9-2-0)

Class AAA
East Hall High School  (17-1-0)                                      1                      The Westminster Schools  (15-1-1)
Dawson County High School  (11-3-1)                         2                      Dawson County High School  (13-1-1)
Blessed Trinity High School  (10-5-1)                           3                      Decatur High School  (9-4-1)
The Westminster Schools  (12-3-2)                               4                      Blessed Trinity High School  (8-6-1)
Islands High School  (12-1-4)                                        5                      Savannah Arts Academy  (11-1-0)
Savannah Arts Academy  (13-3-0)                               6                      Lumpkin County High School  (13-4-0)
Decatur High School  (11-2-1)                                        7                      Oconee County High School  (9-5-1)
Oconee County High School  (12-5-0)                          8                      Sonoraville High School  (12-4-0)
North Murray High School  (11-2-0)                              9                      Pierce County High School  (12-2-0)

Cedartown High School  (10-1-1)                                  10                   Adairsville High School  (14-1-0)

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week 04.09.16- Calvary Day School Baseball Player senior Chris Bashlor

Dr. Bart Wetherington, Chris Bashlor, Jay Wetherington
This week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week is Calvary Day school baseball player, senior Chris Bashlor. The Lipscomb University signee was on a hitting tear. From the leadoff spot in the lineup, Bashlor batting .638 with 26 runs scored, 18 RBIs; 10 double, 1 triples, and 2 home runs. He had a .750 on-base percentage.

Chris is a two year 3-A All-Region and All-Savannah Morning News selections, as he hit .333 as a junior. Defensively Bashlor had a stellar season last year behind the dish and committed no errors during the 2015 season. Lipscomb University is located in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bison are a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


SAVANNAH, GA. April 5, 2016 – The Savannah Bananas are excited to announce the signing of four players from the University of Georgia. Logan Moody, Drew Moody, Addison Albright, and Adam Goodman will be joining the Bananas for the inaugural 2016 season.

Logan Moody (FR/OF & Corner INF) is the younger brother of Drew, his teammate on both the Bulldogs and the Bananas. Logan went to LaGrange High School, where he lettered in baseball, as well as basketball and soccer. He has played in 18 of the Bulldogs 30 games so far for this season.
 Bananas head coach, Sean West, said the following about him, “Logan is slugging .360 for the Bulldogs thus far and will bring some wanted pop to the middle of our lineup this summer. His athleticism will allow him to see time both in the OF and Corner INF for us this summer. What he will bring to the team goes beyond his athletic abilities.”  West added, “Coach Stricklin has great things to say about this young man’s character and work ethic. He will be a big part of the future for UGA baseball.”

Drew Moody (JR/RHP), Logan’s older brother, will be one of the Bulldog’s top arms this season. Thus far through the 2016 season, he is leading Georgia in appearances with 12 and has thrown 24 innings in relief with 20 strikeouts. 

“Drew will be a huge part of our staff this summer,” says West. “We will expect Drew to be one of our back end guys on our staff, if not our main closer. He brings a ton of experience to our staff that has both competed and experienced success in arguably the best baseball conference in the nation, the SEC.”

Addison Albright (FR/LHP) is a left-handed pitcher from West Forsyth High School, where he holds the record for most playoff wins in school history. So far this spring, opponents are hitting .250 against Addison and his ERA is 2.16.

“Addison will be a good arm for us this summer. While Addison won’t get a ton of innings for the Bulldogs this spring, his arm will be fresh for us this summer, and I expect big things from him. I am not sure if he will be used as a starter or fill a relief role for us, but again, competes in the SEC and is learning under one of the best coaches in the nation, Scott Stricklin,” says West.

Adam Goodman (FR/LHP) is 6’6” and also a left-handed pitcher. He pitched and played first base at Starr’s Mill High School. So far this season he has pitched 4 innings this spring for the Bulldogs and has 3 strikeouts.

“Similar to Albright, Adam will come in with a fresh arm. His first couple outings will dictate how we use him this summer. I see him as a possible starter or mid inning/situation match up type guy for us,” says West. “His big frame allows his fastball to jump on hitters. We expect him to have a very successful summer in Savannah, especially against wood bats.”

In November, Fans First Entertainment introduced All You Can Eat Memberships for Season Tickets & Five Game Packages that include Chicken Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Dessert, Soda and Water for only $15 a ticket.   For more information and to purchase memberships, fans can visit or call 912-712-2482.
Fans First Entertainment 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 and follow us via Twitter 

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

Monday, April 4, 2016

Play Ball in the MLB & MILB for Local Players

It's Play Ball on Opening Day of Major League Baseball for us, and South Effingham High School Alumni Josh Reddick is making the SAV proud as he gets the start in rightfield for the Oakland Athletics. Another player from the Savannah area John Gant earned a spot on the Atlanta Braves 25 man opening-day roster.

Three other players from Savannah will see action in Minor League Baseball  and are on minor league rosters. From South Effingham High School  JB Wendelkin is in the Oakland A’s farm system and two former Calvary Day School Cavaliers; Ryan Lawlor is with the Atlanta Braves and Dom DeMasi is with the Cleveland Indians.

What Level & Where they are as of 4.04.016
Major League 25 Man Roster
Oakland A’s - Josh Reddick OF
Atlanta Braves - John Gnat P
Minor League
Nashville Sound (Oakland A’s) – JB Wendelkin P
Class A High
Carolina Mudcats (Atlanta Braves) – Ryan Lawlor P
Class A
Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) – Dominic DeMasi P

Note: If I have missed any player please email me at

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Finalists forThird Annual Spann Award and First Greg Oliver Award Announced

The finalists for the Third Rashaad Spann Memorial Award, recognizing the top junior basketball player in Savannah, have been announced. The award is in memory of Spann, the former Jenkins and Groves star, who was killed in February of 2014. His uncle Anthony Dooley Bryan stated this is would be a good way to keep Rashaad’s name alive and honor his memory for what he did as a student/athlete in Savannah.

This year the award has expanded to a boy and a girl winner for the initial time. Furthermore, the First Coach Greg Oliver Academic Award will be awarded the highest grade-point average of the four finalist.

The nominees are for the boys are Myles Walker of Windsor Forest High School, Justin Cave of Islands High School, Trevion Lamar of Jenkins High School and Oronte Anderson of New Hampstead High School.

The nominees for the girls are Savannah Walker of Woodville Tompkins High School, Alexis Pierce of Sol C. Johnson High School, Quiera Porter of Calvary Day School and Danielle Johnson of Windsor Forest.
The awards will be given out May 14th,, 2016. 

The Karl DeMasi Sports Report 04.02.2016

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week- Savannah Christian Prep senior Soccer Player Jenn Colter

The Karl DeMasi Sports Report 03.26.2016

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week #1 - Effingham Co. Wrestler Isiah Royal

Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week #2 - Woodville - Tompkins Basketball Player Edwaun Johnson

The Karl DeMasi Sports Report 03.19.2016

WetheringtonChiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week – Bethesda Academy Basketball Playersenior Avery Joyner - 3.19.2016

Wetherington Chiropractic