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List of 20 news stories.

  • Vote! Jacob Lauderdale Scoop & Score Fumble Recovery up for WTXL Play of the Week!

    Senior Jacob Lauderdale's game-changing fumble recovery and return for a touchdown is up for WTXL's Play of the Week!

    Go vote here by Wednesday night!
  • Nathan Yokley named WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week

    Nathan Yokley was recently featured as WTXL's Scholar Athlete of the Week!

    To watch the full video, click here!
  • Lady Warriors Walk-Off Again! 4-3 Win Over Terrell Academy

    The Lady Warriors have had a knack for finishing exciting games at Fenlon Field on campus this season. After a 6-5 extra inning win over Southland earlier in the year, Brookwood came from behind to win yesterday's game over Terrell Academy 4-3 in the Bottom of the 7th on a walk-off single by Freshman Rylee Hollifield.

    After falling behind on Terrell scores in the 1st and 3rd innings, Abby Lee's RBI groundout scored Jessie Wortman from third base to get Brookwood on the board in the Bottom of the 3rd. Another Terrell run put the Lady Eagles up 3-1 heading into the Bottom of the 6th.

    Kale Schofill's hard hit grounder in the Bottom of the 6th was well played by the Terrell Academy infield, only to suffer a throwing error at first base. Schofill took advantage with heads-up base-running, making it all the way to third base. Schofill was ready when opportunity knocked again, scoring on a wild pitch to draw Brookwood closer.

    The rest of the comeback came in a fury with two outs in the Bottom of the 7th. Down 3-2, and up against the home team's final out, Kendall Boggs came in clutch with a single to keep Brookwood alive. Abby Lee immediately tripled to the left-centerfield gap, scoring Boggs all the way from first to tie it up at 3-3. Freshman Rylee Hollifield calmly stepped in and smacked a walk-off single over the third baseman's head to score Lee for the 4-3 win.

    Brookwood travels Thursday to Tiftarea to face the Region foe Lady Panthers.
  • Warriors Win Scrimmage over Lafayette (FL)

    Brookwood Football started its season in dramatic fashion, winning Friday night's scrimmage over Lafayette High School (FL) in Overtime. While the 24-21 win won't officially go on Brookwood's 2020 record, it will go down as a most memorable game considering the remarkable comeback and context leading up to it this year.

    After seeing spring sports halted in their tracks during the month of March, and a long summer of workouts amid uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Friday night high school football was a welcomed sight for many.

    The first half saw both teams feel their way through the typical first game jitters. Lafayette led at the Halftime break by an odd score of 2-0. The only score came on a Brookwood punt attempt deep in their own territory late in the 1st Quarter when the snap rolled through the end zone.

    The 3rd Quarter was dominated by Lafayette, sticking to its ground game and controlling possession. The Hornets scored two touchdowns but were unsuccessful on both PATs, which would ultimately prove costly, to take a 14-0 lead. Another Hornet touchdown in the first minute of the 4th Quarter put Brookwood down 21-0. And then things got interesting at Warrior Stadium.

    A long kickoff return by Marcus West down the sideline put the Warrior offense in great field position. With just under 10 minutes remaining, senior quarterback Dallas Forsyth scrambled on third down to get in the end-zone and the Warriors on the scoreboard. With renewed life, the Warrior defense forced an immediate fumble on the ensuing possession and recovered to give the offense the ball around midfield.

    Forsyth connected on a deep ball to Nathan Yokley, putting the Warriors inside the Lafayette 5-yard line. With 8:06 remaining in the 4th Quarter, Forsyth hit Yokley after the receiver won an individual matchup on the outside for his first touchdown catch of the season. Just like that, it was 21-13 and Brookwood had all the momentum.

    With 6:09 left in the game, Brookwood came up with yet another big defensive stop. Lafayette went for it on fourth-and-1 near midfield only to be pushed back by the Warrior defensive line, which was great all game. On the first play, Forsyth went deep and was intercepted. The Warrior Defense had to come up with another big stop down by 8 and did again.

    The Warrior offense would get another chance with a little over 3:00 minutes remaining. But a controversial turnover on a fumbled snap, recovered by Lafayette, appeared to have exhausted all of Brookwood's lives. The play appeared to be blown dead by an official's whistle, only for the crew to give the Hornets the ball.

    The senior-laden Warrior defense came up with another big stop. After using all three timeouts on defense to get the ball back, the Brookwood offense had one more chance with 2:00 minutes remaining. Taking over at their own 30-yard line with no timeouts, a perfectly executed screen pass to Marcus West out of the backfield netted nearly 65 yards before West was tripped up around the Lafayette 5-yard line.

    Nathan Yokley carried the ball on a sweep play to score his second touchdown of the night. Forsyth found freshman TJ Thomas for a highlight catch in the corner of the end-zone for the two-point conversion, tying the game at 21-21 with just over a minute to play.

    On Lafayette's first play in overtime, a botched snap was able to be recovered by the Warriors. A Nathan Yokley field goal after a few Brookwood runs sealed the deal, finishing the furious rally for a 24-21 win.

    The Warriors are in action for their first regular season game this Friday at Maclay School in Tallahassee. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
  • Lady Warrior Cross Country 3rd at Yellow Jacket Invitational

    Warrior Cross Country had a great showing at the Yellow Jacket Invitational on Saturday, with the Girls Varsity finishing 3rd as a team out of 11 schools in the competition. Katie Knifer (7th, 27:04) and Emma Szwarc (10th, 27:44) led the way for the Lady Warriors. Peggy Boltja (13th, 28:33) and Mary Claire Chapman (16th, 29:58) also competed well, giving Brookwood a quarter of the Top 16 runners in the competition.

    In the Boys Varsity race, Kent Grayson finished 9th out of 79 runners - competing as an 8th grader against older competition. In Girls Middle School, Abby Stalvey finished 2nd out of 29 runners in that race. Addison Gamble also finished in the Top 10, finishing 8th. James Mizell finished 10th in the Boys Middle School race, giving the Warriors six Top-10 finishers on the day across the four races.
  • Lady Warrior Softball Walk-Off Winners vs. Southland

    Brookwood Softball's home opener Tuesday went into extra innings and ended in dramatic fashion, with the host Lady Warriors walking-off on Kendall Boggs' hard hit to the left-center field gap. The 6-5 win over Region foe Southland Academy improves the Lady Warriors to 1-1 in Region play early in the season.

    After falling behind early, an Abby Jones to Ann Murray Jackson double-play seemed to ignite Brookwood. Trailing 4-1 in the Top of the 5th, Jones caught a line drive and quickly threw to Jackson at first, catching the Southland runner in motion having not tagged up. In the Bottom of the 5th, Jones carried that momentum to the plate. Her bases-loaded single scored Jessie Wortman and Boggs to pull Brookwood within a run, trailing 4-3.

    After no scoring action in the 6th or Top half of the 7th, Brookwood was still down 4-3 in their final frame. Boggs hit a double before moving to 3rd base on a fielder's choice. Kale Schofill, just an 8th grader and starting in centerfield, connected for a 2-out single through the left side to score Boggs and force extra innings.

    In extra innings rules, a runner starts each inning on 2nd base. In the Top of the 8th, Southland converted their given runner to take a 5-4 lead and put the pressure back on Brookwood. In the Bottom half, a Southland throwing error to 1st base allowed Brookwood to tie the game with their given runner. Boggs dug in again and came in clutch, with a 2-out bases-loaded line drive to end the game.

    Abby Lee pitched all 8 innings for Brookwood, limiting Southland to only score in the 2nd and 8th innings. The Lady Warrior defense was solid throughout, highlighted by the Jones to Jackson double play and a diving effort by Wortman at shortstop.

    Up next for Brookwood is Thursday's trip to Camilla to play at Westwood School.
  • Warrior Football Featured on WTXL Camp Chat

    Alison Posey of Tallahassee's WTXL ABC 27 recently featured Warrior Football in the channel's high school football preseason Camp Chat series. To check out the full video, click here!
  • Clay Target Shows Well in Season's First Meet

    Brookwood's Clay Target athletes had a great showing at their first match of the season this past Saturday at Flint River Trap and Skeet in Albany, Georgia. The Warriors had 19 shooters competing against 85 athletes from seven schools in the GISA.  The competition consisted of 100 sporting clays and 50 skeet targets. Brookwood was led by a top five scorers of Callan Walker (127), Max Powers (114), Ava Cauley (112), Parker Lee (111) and Will Bryant (106). Walker finished the day with the fifth highest overall score in the meet. He had the second highest score in Skeet, connecting on 48 out of 50.  His performance in skeet included a perfect round of 25. Ava Cauley finished as the third highest female in Skeet, hitting 43 out of 50.

    The team included 8 athletes participating in their first match. The Warriors will continue to compete in matches throughout the fall to prepare for the GISA State competition in November in Savannah at the Forest City Gun Club. This sport has grown rapidly over the past few years throughout the GISA, and that is certainly evident on Brookwood's campus. The team now has 24 team members, with every grade from 6th to 12th represented. Coach Mike Simpson has expressed he is very excited about the talent being developed and expects to be successful in gunning for a state title this year.  “I was really proud of our young athletes and the way they competed with positive attitudes and smiles,” Simpson said. “They continue on a pathway towards building a championship program through their commitment and parental support.”
  • Maureen Springfield to Lead Cross Country

    Brookwood Cross Country has a new head coach in Maureen Springfield. Springfield has served as the Warriors’ Cross Country assistant coach in multiple stints since 2010. She has sponsored the Girls Running Strong club on campus for three years, building interest in running with the younger ages with fourth and fifth grade girls. Many of those girls will compete with the Middle School team this year.

    “I’m looking forward to working with all of the Middle and Upper School runners, especially some of my former Girls Running Strong members!” said Springfield.

    Still an avid runner herself, Springfield still competes in various half marathons and even recently completed a full marathon. She has taught Middle School and Upper School Art at Brookwood since 2003.

    “I am pleased to announce that Coach Maureen Springfield will lead our Cross Country program. She has had a positive impact on our runners for a long time. I am confident that her leadership will create a positive experience for our student-athletes,” noted Athletic Director Shane Boggs.

    Sean Landeta will assist Springfield as an assistant coach. A schedule of meets will be announced soon once finalized.
  • Updated 2020 Football Schedule Announced

    With the GISA calendar being adjusted, the Warrior Football schedule had a few changes recently before the 2020 season kicks off. The first game of the year will now be September 11th on the road at Maclay School just across the state line in Tallahassee, Florida.

    In a schedule of streaks, the Warriors will then enjoy a four-game homestand the following month. Brookwood will host GHSA's Seminole County and Lanier County before seeing Briarwood Academy and Terrell Academy in succession over four consecutive Friday nights at Warrior Stadium.

    The ensuing three weeks will then feature road trips to Tattnall Square Academy in Macon on October 16th, Edmund Burke Academy on October 23rd, and Southwest Georgia Academy in Demascus on October 30th.

    The final three regular season games will be against GISA AAA-3 Region rivals Tiftarea Academy for Homecoming, at Valwood School on November 13th and home against Southland Academy on November 20th in the regular season finale for Senior Night.

    The GISA pushed the playoffs dates to November 27th (Quarterfinals), December 4th (State Semifinals), and December 11th (State Championship.) The top eight teams, based on MaxPreps rankings, in each classification will qualify for the playoffs this year.

    UPDATE 8/11/2020: The Warriors will host Frederica Academy at Warrior Stadium for a scrimmage on August 28th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Brookwood Athletics Announces New Hires Dettor and Mathis

    Brookwood will have a few new faces in the Athletic Department this upcoming school year, as the Warriors bring in Will Dettor and Mario Mathis as coaches. Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Shane Boggs notes, “I'm excited about the additions of Mario Mathis and Will Dettor. We have hired two great men and great leaders. They will add to what is already a great athletic experience at Brookwood.”

    Dettor will be the Warriors’ Defensive Coordinator for Varsity football, serve as an Assistant Athletic Director, and manage the strength and conditioning program for all of Brookwood’s student-athletes. Dettor brings 18 years of experience as a defensive coordinator with him to Thomasville. He arrives at Brookwood from Lanier County High School in Lakeland, Georgia where he was the Defensive Coordinator and Weightlifting coach the past two seasons. Prior to his time at Lanier County, Dettor was the Head Coach of Lake Weir High School in Ocala, Florida. Dettor’s previous coaching experience includes stops across the state of Florida at football powers Newberry, Palatka, Lake Butler Union County, and Florida State University School in Tallahassee. He also serves as the Co-Founder and Commissioner of the Florida High School 7v7 Association.

    “We’re extremely excited to be a part of the Brookwood family. Having the connection within our family of my fiancé having gone to Brookwood is great,” said Dettor. “I’m looking forward to working with the student-athletes across all sports in the strength and conditioning program and getting back into athletic administration at the school level. Coaching football has been a big part of my career and I can’t wait to start working with our players.”

    Coach Dettor has been a success at every school he has invested in. He has worked with several tremendous coaches over the years. Will brings a combination of knowledge, experience, and consistency and he will have a tremendous impact on our student-athletes,” said Boggs.

    Mathis will coach Outside Linebackers for the Warriors’ Varsity football team this fall and also be the Defensive Coordinator for Brookwood’s Middle School team. He will teach 6th through 9th grade Physical Education classes. Familiar to the Brookwood community already, Mathis will continue assisting the Girls Basketball and Girls Soccer programs at all levels. Mathis was an assistant coach for the Lady Warriors state champion basketball team this past season. Prior to coaching at Brookwood, Mathis worked on staff for the Florida State University football program in the Seminoles’ recruiting department. After graduating from Thomasville High in 2013, Mathis played four seasons at linebacker for University of Central Florida before finishing his eligibility on FSU’s 2017 team as a graduate transfer.

    “I’m excited to be at Brookwood,” said Mathis. “I’m looking forward to being a positive influence and a light in all these students’ lives across campus.”

    Coach Mathis has earned the respect of the Brookwood community. That made for a seamless transition when this position came open. Mario has displayed a knowledge of the game and a desire to be a light to those that he works with,” Boggs remarked.
  • Lady Warrior Hoops Receive Coverage on WTXL

    Alison Posey of ABC's WTXL 27 recently aired a feature on Lady Warrior Basketball practicing in June.

    To see the full video, click here!
  • Warrior Football Highlighted in Times-Enterprise

    Warrior Football was highlighted in today's Thomasville Times-Enterprise.

    To read the whole article click here!
  • Mollie Vick Featured in WTXL 27's Senior Spotlight!

    Lady Warrior three-sport student-athlete Mollie Vick was featured as last night's WTXL's "Senior Spotlight" athlete!

    To see the full video, click here.
  • Watch Party! Girls Basketball State Champs.

    Brookwood Athletics will be streaming the Girls Basketball State Championship game next Friday night! Grab your popcorn & relive the Girls Basketball State Championship "with" us!

    There will be live commentary from Coach Webb throughout and more.

    April 17th, 7:30 p.m.
    More details on how/where to watch next week...
  • Warrior Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations Through April 7th

    Brookwood Athletics is extending the deadline for 2020 nominations through April 7th!

    To nominate a Warrior for consideration into this year's class, click here!
  • Interscholastic Activities Suspended, Effective March 14th

    To the Brookwood School Community,

    As referenced in the March 12, 2020 update last night, Brookwood School administration is currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation. On a daily basis, we are reviewing information from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, independent school organizations, news sources, and national, state, and local governments. We are in close communication with local health officials about this changing situation. 

    Due to concerns regarding the spreading of COVID-19, as of March 13, 2020, the Georgia Independent School Association has suspended all interscholastic activities, including athletics and Literary, effective March 14, 2020 through April 10, 2020.  This means there will be no athletic competitions, including games, matches, and tournaments, until April 10, 2020 or further notice. 

    Currently, Brookwood School remains open and will permit athletic practices (while open) to continue with special attention made to keeping our student athletes safe.

    Please understand that this remains a fluid and rapidly changing situation. Changes may be made as we are made aware of shifting best practices for the prevention of spreading COVID-19.
     
    Keep calm and Warrior On!

    Warmly,
     
    Dr. Randy Watts
    Headmaster
  • Girls, Boys Soccer Take Down Deerfield-Windsor at Home

    The Lady Warrior soccer team defeated Deerfield-Windsor on Tuesday night at home in exciting fashion, using penalty kicks to break a game that finished regulation tied 3-3. Jessie Wortman scored Brookwood's first goal, Caroline Miller tied the game at 2-2 with just under 11 minutes to play, and Holland Walker's PK with 2 minutes left in regulation put Brookwood even again at 3-3.

    Walker, Ryan Gaston, and Mollie Vick all connected in PKs while Abby Jones made two stops in goal on Deerfield-Windsor attempts to give Brookwood the win in PKs.

    In the Boys game, Griffin King's goal started the scoring midway through the 1st Half put Brookwood ahead at Halftime, 1-0. Two Spencer Richardson goals in the 2nd Half put the game out of reach for a 3-0 Brookwood win.

    The Lady Warriors play at Region opponent Tiftarea tomorrow before both teams travel to Georgia Christian on Friday.

    To see videos from the Girls game, click on the Brookwood Athletics Twitter feed here.
  • Grayson Invited to National Diving Team

    Senior Isabella Grayson, who has already signed to Davidson College to dive collegiately next year, has been invited to compete with the AAU National Diving Team and will compete in the 3-meter Springboard event in Mission Viejo, California against competition from across the country in May.
    Congrats, Izzy! Go Warriors!
  • Warrior Tennis Stays Undefeated

    Brookwood Warrior Tennis remains undefeated, off to a 6-0 start on the season!

    Boys Tennis defeated Valwood on Monday, winning 4-1. Andrew Cooper, Dallas Forsyth, and Alex Kadel each won Singles matches while Doubles partners Nic Kadel and Taylor Huffman took their match.

    The Lady Warriors were swept by a skilled Valwood team, dropping the decision. The two teams return to action tomorrow at Tiftarea Academy.
     
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Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.