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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Savannah High Blue Jacket Football Player Malik Nesbit Recognized Georgia High School Football Daily Preseason All-State

Georgia High School Football Daily
PRESEASON ALL-STATE - Class AAA

*Lowly recruited: Savannah's Malik Nesbit, the reigning Region 3-AAA player of the year, is getting a wide range of looks, including attention from Georgia Tech, but he's low-profile. Nesbit was captain on the Blue Jackets' best team (9-3) in 23 years. He had 1,676 all-purpose yards - 892 rushing on just 88 carries, 523 receiving on 34 receptions and more than 250 returning. He scored 20 touchdowns, two on punt returns.
OFFENSE
QB - Antonio Gilbert, Peach County, Sr.
RB - C'bo Flemister, Pike County, Sr.
RB - Tucker Gregg, Murray County, Sr.
RB - Chase Walker, Southeast Bulloch, Sr.
WR - Kearis Jackson, Peach County, Sr.
WR - Andre Tarver, Ringgold, Jr.
TE - Nick Jackson, Lovett, Jr.
OL - Luke Griffin, North Murray, Jr.
OL - Nate Richey, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr.
OL - Ford Roberts, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr.
OL - Peter Rooney, Westminster, Sr.
(pix-Ben Brengman -Savannah Morning News)
OL - Jamaree Salyer, Pace Academy, Sr.
ATH - Malik Nesbit, Savannah, Sr.
PK - Mitchell Fineran, Peach County, Sr.
DEFENSE
DT - Rashad Cheney, Cedar Grove, Sr.
DL - Javion Heard, Monroe Area, Sr.
DL - Christopher Hinton, Greater Atlanta Christian, Jr.
DL - Tramel Walthour, Liberty County, Sr.
DE/LB - Truman Jones, Westminster, Sr.
LB - Ahdarrious Gee, Crisp County, Jr.
LB - Realus George, Pace Academy, Sr.
LB - JaQuez Jackson, Peach County, Sr.
LB - Quay Walker, Crisp County, Sr.
LB - Quin Williams, Morgan County, Sr.
DB - Jadon Haselwood, Cedar Grove, Sr.
DB - Kyler McMichael, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr.
DB - Trey Morrison, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr.
P - Alex Gracey, Westminster, Sr.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week - Savannah Country Day Junior Madeline Wynn 08.05.2017

Madeline Wynn | Savannah Country Day | Volleyball


Wynn, a 6-2 junior middle blocker/hitter at Savannah Country Day, verbally committed to Davidson College via Club Savannah this summer. 

Madeline has been selected to the 1st Team All Area team for Volleyball by the GHSA Area 3A coaches as a freshman and a sophomore. Wynn was also selected to the Savannah Morning News All-Greater Savannah Area Volleyball 1st team as a sophomore. 

Last year Wynn led her team the Hornets to the second round of the GHSA Class A volleyball playoffs and also led the team with 66 blocks and had 165 kills.  That’s why Madeline is this week’s Wetherington Chiropractic Athlete of the Week.
Congrats Madeline!
Note: You can watch Madeline's recruiting highlights at  https://youtu.be/sSIaneIdHrs via @YouTube


Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Savannah Athlete of the Week Islands YMCA Gymnast Kylee Jiran - July 29, 2017

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Savannah Athlete of the Week Islands YMCA Gymnast Kylee Jiran - July 29, 2017 

Athlete: Kylee Jiran
Sports: Gymnastics Level 2 
Team: Islands YMCA
School: Marshpoint Elementary

On the weekend of July 30, 2017, over 1700 gymnasts from 21 states invaded the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center for the 2017 YMCA National Gymnastics Meet. The Islands YMCA Gymnastics team won 130 medals. One of the biggest winners at the 2017 championship was nine-year-old Level 2 gymnast Kylee Jiran.


Kylee came in first in Level 2 all-around. It was her initial time ever competing at nationals. Level 2 in gymnastics is an advanced beginner level using four events. The gymnast must successfully complete level 1 to go to next level with a minimum age of 6. What is impressive about Kylee, she has only been involved in gymnastics for one year. 

Kylee took first place on the parallel bars (9.60), on the balance beam (9.80), third in the floor exercise (9.50), and nineteenth on the vault (9.25). The combination of the her four scores totaled 38.150 was tops and e
nough for Kylee to claim the 2017 YMCA National YMCA Level 2 Gold Medal. Congratulations Kylee on a great job.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why I Love this Athlete – Tim Tebow


Lately all we hear about is the acronym GOAT, the Greatest Of All Time used in sports discussions. As an avid sport fanatic, I've seen a lot of GOATS. It is very tough to pick one athlete out for each sport.

In my opinion Tim Tebow, when he played football at the University of Florida, can be ranked as one of the greatest college quarterbacks ever. Tebow won the Heisman trophy and TWO NCAA football national championship with the Gators. You never counted out Florida with him at quarterback.

How can you overlook that? What I love about this guy is his dedication on doing right, his commitment to be the best at whatever he's doing and his love for sports, his fellow man and life.

Therefore, he's trying his hand at baseball and the New York Mets are moving up him through the chain of minor-league baseball. It seems the Mets have moved him up quickly because of his stature as well known athlete.  Tim's trials at Low "A" level with the Columbia Fireflies was below average looking at his statistics. The New York Mets organization felt they needed to move him up to the High “A” level with the St Lucie Mets. Why we don't know based on statistics. This has been discussed repeatedly.

Was it because the Mets know he would bring people to the park to see him succeed or fail. Tebow is turning heads since his promotion. Take a look at his statistics since he's joined the St. Lucie Mets it's pretty impressive. Tebow has a batting average of .321 in 17 games, three home runs; eleven runs batted in and only has struck out nine times. Not bad for a guy that was promoted for his name.


We have all heard the expression nice guys finish last coined by the great New York Giants baseball manager Leo Durocher. For me, I hope this nice guy finishes first because he is a professional athlete our youth can look up to. That’s why I love this guy! 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Who’s on the Winning Base Path in 1st Half of the 2017 MLB Season?

The Atlanta Braves got a new pad this year, Sun Trust Park. They already have surpassed the million mark in attendance and are averaging 6,000 more fans at home games then last year. This is not too shabby for a team that has lost over 180 games over the last two seasons. Nobody expected Atlanta to be in second place at the halfway point and only three games under 500. There have been bright spots and disappointments. 

Mr. Brave goes to Freddie Freeman. Before Freddie’s injury, he led the National League in home runs and was Mr. Clutch. The man is dedicated. He should have been out ten weeks, but he returned in eight and making an impact right away. In six games, back Freeman has three doubles and two home runs as well as the .385 batting average.

We have to acknowledge the Braves front office. Bringing in Matt Adams from the St. Louis Cardinals was a great move right after Freeman went down with a fractured wrist and was placed on the disable list. Adams had several walk-off hits and with the Braves is batting .292, has 13 home runs and 35 runs batted in. Matt has made the Braves aware he needs to stay in Atlanta.

Again, the front office is realizing what they need to do to win. Letting their young pitchers pitch. Mike Foltynewicz and Sean Newcomb are showing they can throw the rock in the MLB Show. The top brass finally realized that Bartolo Colon was a disappointment. The Braves released Bartolo Colon and must face the fact that sticking with Colon was not a good move.

The Braves veterans have been holding their own.  The Braves brought in experience last year with Matt Kemp, Brandon Phillips, and Nick Markakis. All three players have been clutch at one point or another this season. We can’t forget about the Braves Only All-Star Ender Inciarte. Ender leads the team based on at-bats in batting average, on-base percentage, and hits. The Braves are still waiting for local product Dansby Swanson to shine with his bat, but he has saved some games with his glove with some top ten defensively plays.

Overall, the Braves were not supposed to compete and were projected to lose another 90 games. Atlanta enters the second half three games under .500 and has shown a lot of bright spots. If the young pitchers improve, and the veterans hold the team together. The Braves are on the winning path in the 2017 MLB season. The second half will be interesting for “Da Braves.” 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Danny Britt transitions duties at BC, will continue as football head coach; Tom Palmer hired as AD

Danny Britt transitions duties at Benedictine, will continue as football head coach; Tom Palmer hired as athletic director

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Benedictine Military School has transitioned Danny Britt’s duties in athletic development and hired Tom Palmer as athletic director, BC Headmaster Fr. Frank Ziemkiewicz, O.S.B., announced today. Britt, BC’s athletic director for the past six years, will continue as the Cadets’ football head coach.

“Given the excellent performance of our athletic program the last six years under the direction of Danny Britt, BC has created the position of athletic director as distinct from coaching responsibilities,” Ziemkiewicz said. “This will allow Coach Britt to focus on his coaching responsibilities as well as the development of BC’s athletic facilities.”

Britt coached Benedictine to GHSA Class AA football state championship victories in 2016 and 2014. During Britt’s time as athletic director, BC has been named the No. 1 boys’ athletic program in southeast Georgia in all classifications, “A” through “AAAAAAA,” in each of the past five years.

“I believe this is a great opportunity for Benedictine,” Britt said. “Mr. Palmer can put all of his focus into the athletic director’s role, and I can focus completely on football and the development of the athletic facilities.”

Palmer has extensive coaching and entrepreneurial experience. Through a football scholarship, he graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. After a 24-year career in various sales and management roles at Xerox Corporation, he worked at Pinecrest Academy in metro Atlanta from 2005-15, where he coached several sports and was the athletic director and Dean of Students. Palmer, who has a 17-year foundation in Catholic education, joined the BC community this past year. He and his wife, Susan, are members of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.


“We are most grateful for the considerable time and energy that Coach Britt has invested into our athletic program, which has benefitted Benedictine Military School as a whole,” Ziemkiewicz said. “We are excited about the future under the leadership and expertise of Mr. Palmer.”

CONTACT: NOELL BARNIDGE (912) 644-7008
Communications Director
Benedictine Military School

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week – Benedictine Military School Tennis Player Thomas Karle 5.29.2017

Thomas Karle, Benedictine Military School, Tennis

Karle, a rising junior tennis player at Benedictine Military School, led the Cadets to the Georgia High School Association Elite Eight Tennis Tournament. Thomas was the number single's play for the Cadets and finished with an undefeated 26-0 record. 


Over two prep tennis seasons Thomas has an amazing 46-1 record. Karle also participates on the United States Tennis Association Junior Tennis circuit and is ranked 29th in Georgia. Thomas has also has been named the Savannah Morning News’ Boys Tennis Player of the Year for the second year in a row. That’s why Karle was the second Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week for May 29, 2017. You can listen to Thomas’s interview from the Karl DeMasi Sports Report Show at https://kdemasi.podbean.com/.

The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week – Savannah Christian Prep Golfer James Wohler 5.29.2017

James Wohler, Savannah Christian Prep, Golf

Wohler, a senior golfer at Savannah Christian, captured the Savannah City High School Championship at Bacon Park with a 2-over-par 73 on April 3, 2017. James as the number-one golfer on the Savannah Christian Prep Golf team, led the Raiders to the Georgia High School Association Golf Tournament. Wohler shot an 80 in the state golf match. James has also been one of the top prep golfers all four years and earned the 2017 Savannah Morning News Boys Golfer of the Year. That’s why James was the first Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week for May 29, 2017. You can listen to James interview from the Karl DeMasi Sports Report Show at https://kdemasi.podbean.com/.

Less Than a Month the Savannah Coastal Outlaws Will Ride Indoors

There will be a new indoor arena football team in the Savannah Civic Center in less than a month. The Coastal Outlaws will play five games starting on July 1. 2017. The Outlaws will play in the United States Indoor Football League (USIF) with three other teams. They are besides the Coastal Outlaws, Hinesville Hurricanes, Richmond Hill Tiger Sharks, and Myrtle Beach Masters.

The league will play doubleheaders on Saturdays in the Savannah Civic Center. The team’s owner Anthony Bryan said there will be flag football before the two semi-pro games play each week. Bryan a former standout Robert W. Groves high school football player wants to involve the local community, and it’s only $15.00 to watch the games. “It will be high flying and hard hitting,” said Bryan. “We want fans to a have a good time, and it will get everybody excited because it’s all local."

So remember July 1st it all begins between the boards for the Coastal Outlaws and the USIF. For more information go to http://usifpro.com/.

USIF 2017 SCHEDULE – SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER
WEEK #1 Sat JULY 1, 2017 
1-PM RICHMOND HILL TIGER SHARKS vs. BEACH MASTERS
7-PM COASTAL OUTLAWS vs. MYRTLE BEACH MASTERS
WEEK #2 SAT JULY 8, 2017
1-PM HINESVILLE HURRICANES vs. MYRTLE BEACH MASTERS
7-PM COASTAL OUTLAWS vs. RICHMOND HILL TIGER SHARKS 
WEEK #3 SAT JULY 29, 2017
1-PM MYRTLE BEACH MASTERS vs. RICHMOND HILL TIGER SHARKS
7-PM HINESVILLE HURRICANES vs. COASTAL OUTLAWS 
WEEK #4 SAT AUG 12, 2017 PLAYOFFS
1-PM TEAM #2 vs. TEAM #3
7-PM TEAM #1 vs. TEAM #4
THURS AUG 24, 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP
1-PM 3RD PLACE CONSOLATION GAME

7 -PM USIF CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 

Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine Releases All-State Teams

Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine Releases 
All-State Teams 
Local Savannah Prep Baseball Players Honored

pix - Savannah Morning News & Georgia Dugout Preview
This past week the Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine released their 2017 All-State Teams. A number of Savannah Area players were recognized. They deserve a huge congratulations. A special note, Coach Carl Carter was selected the 2017 State Coach of the Year, and Zack Brockman was selected the Class 1A Private Player of the Year. In addition, to all the local players who made 1st team, 2nd team, and honorable mention great job. This year’s high school baseball season was a memorable one. 

Georgia Dugout Club All-State Teams Local Players Selected
Coach of the Year - Carl Carter Savannah Christian Prep
Head Coach - 29th season as Head Coach

1st Team AAAAAA
Michael Menhart 
Grade: Junior     Pos: Pitcher
Height: 6-0     Weight: 175
Richmond Hill

Austin Thompson 
Grade: Senior     Pos: Infielder (2B/SS)
Height: 5-10     Weight: 185
South Effingham

1st Team AA
Tater Goodson 
Grade: Junior     Pos: Catcher
Height: 5-10     Weight: 185
Benedictine

Cooper Marini 
Grade: Senior     Pos: Infielder (2B)
Height: 5-10     Weight: 175
Benedictine

1st Team A
Zack Brockman 
Grade: Senior     Pos: Pitcher
Height: 6-1     Weight: 170
Savannah Christian

Kyle Hilton 
Grade: Freshman     Pos: Utility
Height: 5-8     Weight: 145
Savannah Christian

Ben Jackson 
Grade: Senior     Pos: Outfielder
Height: 5-9     Weight: 200
Savannah Christian

2nd Team Class AAA
Kole Newman 
Grade: Junior     Pos: Outfielder
Height: 6-4     Weight: 195
Islands

2nd Team Class 1A Private
Kaden Blankenship 
Grade: Sophomore     Pos: Designated Hitter
Height: 6-1     Weight: 180
Calvary Day

Jarrett Brown 
Grade: Sophomore     Pos: Pitcher
Height: 5-9     Weight: 135
Savannah Christian

Connor Heritage 
Grade: Junior     Pos: Outfielder
Height: 5-10     Weight: 160
Calvary Day

Win Johns 
Grade: Sophomore     Pos: Infielder (SS)
Height: 6-0     Weight: 170
Savannah Country Day

Bryson Smeltzer 
Grade: Senior     Pos: Outfielder
Height: 6-3     Weight: 185
Calvary Day

Honorable Mention
Class AAA Selik Williams HV Jenkins
Class A Private
Rudy Amaya, Lance Longgrear, Gant Thomas, Thomas Wells, Jay Wetherington – Calvary Day

C.J. Nugara, Chris Penedleton – Savannah Country Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2nd Annual Savannah Area FCA All-Star Baseball Classic



It’s time for the second annual Savannah Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Baseball Classic.

Savannah, GA - The Savannah Area F.C.A. has invited forty-six of the top high school players from Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties to come together for one night and showcase their talents at historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah. It’s a chance for them to fellowship with their extended baseball family and play with and against some of the best local high school talent around. The players were nominated by their head coaches as an FCA All-Star.

Several of the players were selected as All-Area players by the Savannah Morning News and a couple can say they are Georgia's state champions.Past collegiate baseball Coach Joe “Spanky” McFarland returns to managing for the All-Star game. McFarland, a former assistant coach at Georgia Tech, won 700 games as a head coach during his career.

The game is set for 6:50pm on Monday, June 12th at Historic th).
Grayson Stadium. The game is presented by Keller’s Auto Sales in Savannah.   (Rain date is June 15

Media contact: Jason Rockwell
Cell: (912) 631-0351

Thursday, May 25, 2017

GHSA Game On at Historic Grayson Stadium

Rain washed out the beginning of the Georgia High School State Association State Baseball Championships in Savannah Georgia at Historic Grayson Stadium yesterday. Wednesday slate of games is now scheduled for Friday May 26, 2017 and will start at 10 am. Today's schedule remains the same. Come on out and support your team and see who brings home the "SHIP." 


Schedule

GHSA Championship Baseball State Playoffs at Historic 
Grayson Stadium


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

GHSA All-Region 3-A Baseball Coaches Teams Released


Savannah Christian senior Zach Brockman has been named this year’s Region 3-A Baseball Player of the Year. The Pitcher of the Year went to senior  Rhett Gay of ECI. Calvary, Savannah Christian, and Savannah Country Day were well represented.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: ZACK BROCKMAN SR SCPS
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: RHETT GAY SR ECI

1ST TEAM ALL-REGION 
DALTON CAMERON SR CLAXTON
TYLER SUMMERALL SR TREUTLEN CO.
TYER BENJAMIN SR TREUTLEN CO.
TYLER HESS JR MONTGOMERY CO.
DEMONI BRANTLEY SR JOHNSON CO.
BROOKS NORTON JR JOHNSON CO.
WILKES BLACK SR JENKINS CO.
BOWDEN JAMES JR JENKINS CO.
WIN JOHNS SOPH SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY
CJ NUGARA SOPH SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY
CHRISTOPHER PENDLETON SOPH SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY
JAKE BROWN SR PORTAL
DAVID DURDEN SR ECI
JONATHAN BROWN JR WHEELER CO.
CONNOR HERITAGE JR CALVARY
KADEN BLANKENSHIP SOPH CALVARY
KYLE HILTON FR SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN
BEN JACKSON SR SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN
JARRETT BROWN SOPH SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN
DREW MALPHRUS JR SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN
2ND TEAM ALL-REGION
PEYTON MERCER JR ECI
TRENT MORRIS JR TREUTLEN CO.
TRISTAN DENMARK SOPH MONTGOMERY CO.
ADAM HOOKS FR JOHNSON CO.
DUREN WOOD JR JOHNSON CO.
MATT DEAS SR JENKINS CO.
CHANEY KNIGHT JR JENKINS CO.
ZACH HODGES JR CLAXTON
COLE GAMBINO SOPH SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY
JARRETT KARNIBAD SOPH SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY
BRADEN SORGE FR SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY
JAMAL SIMPKINS SR PORTAL
THOMAS WELLS SR CALVARY
JAY WETHERINGTON FR CALVARY
RUDY AMAYA SR CALVARY
CAMERON CROSBY SOPH SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN
CHRIS DETTLING SR SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN
JUSTIN ANDERSON JR SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN
BRYCE O’BREIN SR SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN
TY BUTLER SOPH WHEELER CO
TY VANN SOPH WHEELER CO

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