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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 

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

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, like us on Facebook at Coastal Plain Leagye and follow us via Twitter and Instagram @CPLBaseball.

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