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  • Brookwood Clay Target Finishes 2nd at Meet

    The Warriors Clay Target Team traveled to Old Hudson Plantation in Sparta on October 23 for a meet hosted by Piedmont Academy.  The match consisted of 100 sporting clays and 50 skeet for a total of 150 targets. 

    The team finished second in the five-team field.  The Warriors were led by sophomore Max Powers who shot an outstanding 47 out of 50 in skeet and 89 out of 100 in sporting for a total combined score of 136, Junior Parker Lee who shot a combined score of 130, and Junior Ava Cauley a 129.  Cauley shot the highest female sporting score of 86 and was second female overall by a 1 target margin. 

    Other notable performances included a 47 out of 50 in skeet shot by Sophomore Bo Davis and Junior Varsity member Sam Bryant shooting a personal best of 45 out of 50 in skeet.   
     
    This weekend many of the team will be in town competing in the Warrior Invitational at the Ranges at Oakfield. The Warriors travel to Ocmulgee Gun Club for the last match before the State Championship a week from this Saturday. 
  • Warrior Football Named WALB Team of the Week

    Warrior Football was named WALB's Team of the Week after a second consecutive win!

    Watch the segment here.
  • Athletics Announces Last Group of 2021 Inductees to Hall of Fame

    Brookwood School is adding 12 new inductees to its Athletic Hall of Fame, which sits inside the Beverly Athletic Center. The 2021 induction class will be honored on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m.

    This year’s induction class includes ten former Warrior athletes and two former Brookwood coaches, the first two to be inducted. The ten former Warrior athletes include one graduate from the 1970s, five from the 1980s, two from the 1990s, and two from the 2000s.

    Tickets for the event are available online at BrookwoodSchool.org under the Athletics tab. Below is the third and final group of inductee names to be released.

    Ronnie Jones
    Coach
    Ronnie Jones is one of the most successful coaches in Warrior Athletics history, winning State titles in both Football and Baseball. Coach Jones led the Varsity Football team to State Championship winning seasons in 1983 and 1985 and the Warrior Baseball team to a State Championship win in 1986. 

    He has the highest winning percentage in Brookwood Football coaching history, compiling an 87-37 record in 11 seasons. He is one of just 13 football coaches in Georgia High School football history to win more than 300 games. As of the Summer of 2021, he ranked 7th all-time in Georgia history with 329 wins. 

    He retired from Westfield School in Perry, where he won two more State Championships and the field is named in his honor, with a Georgia career coaching record of 329-114. One of the state’s longest-tenured head coaches, Jones compiled an overall career record of 346–126–5 as a head coach at four schools. Never an assistant coach, Coach Jones’ spent 40 seasons as a head football coach. His teams cracked the ten-win mark an incredible 16 times.

    Teppo Uuranniemi ‘84
    Teppo Uuranniemi was a multi-sport star for the Brookwood Warriors, contributing mightily to both the Football and Basketball teams of the early 1980s.

    As a senior in Football, Uuranniemi was an All-State Wide Receiver for the 1983 State Champions. That year he caught 24 passes for nearly 500 yards and 9 touchdowns.

    In Basketball, he was a two-time All-State selection in his junior and senior seasons of 1983 and 1984 while also being named Team MVP. Uuranniemi was a key player in the Warriors winning their fourth and fifth consecutive Region titles in those two seasons.  

    Tom Johnson Jr. ‘87
    Tom Johnson Jr. was a three-sport All-State athlete for Brookwood in the 1980s, competing in Football, Basketball, and Baseball.

    In Football, Johnson was a 1983 and 1985 State Champion in his freshman and junior seasons. As a junior, he was the recipient of the 1985 team’s Outstanding Defense Award. As a senior, he was named to the 1986 All-State team and earned the Warriors’ Outstanding Offense Award.

    Johnson Jr. was a standout in Basketball, playing for his father Coach Tom Johnson Sr. The Warriors were State Runners-Up in back-to-back seasons in 1986 and 1987. In both of those Junior and Senior seasons Johnson Jr. was named All-State, Team MVP, State All-Star, and State All-Tournament.

    A five-year starter in Baseball, Johnson Jr. was a member of the 1986 State Champion team and named All-State in 1987. He went on to play baseball collegiately at Piedmont College.

    Tom Johnson
    Head of School, Coach
    Tom Johnson served Brookwood School in multiple capacities during his 22 years on campus, including 11 as headmaster. Johnson’s accolades as a coach for Warrior Athletics are truly remarkable.

    Under his watch as the Boys Basketball coach for 14 seasons, the Warriors won eight Region championships and one state championship. Brookwood finished a perfect season in 1977 with a 26-0 record after defeating Tattnall Square Academy in the State Championship game. The State title was the first for Boys Basketball in school history. The Warriors reached multiple Final Fours and won 240 games on the hardwood in his decade-plus on the sidelines.

    Johnson, also an avid golfer, coached the Warrior Golf teams to four State Championships in the early 1980s. As the Softball coach, Johnson led the Lady Warriors to winning back-to-back Region titles on the diamond and to reaching a Final Four. The Debate team also won three state championships under his watch. In total, serving as the head coach or an assistant coach, Johnson helped the Warriors to ten State titles in his time at Brookwood.
  • Brookwood Clay Target Hosts Meet, Finishes 2nd!

    The Warriors Clay Target Team hosted a GISA State Qualifying match last Saturday at Southwind Sporting Clays in Quitman. The Match consisted of two 100 sporting clays rounds. Our Warriors were led by Senior Team Captain Will Bryant, who connected on an impressive 190 out of 200 and was individual Runner-up for the match. 

    Ava Cauley shot a 180 and was Lady Champion with a commanding 18 target lead over second place female. Also, notable was Parker Lee who tagged 177 and Ben Parrott who drilled a total of 171.
     
    Team scores are accumulated by combining the top 3 scores from each team. The final team results were:

    Colquitt Christian Academy: 549
    Brookwood School: 547
    Southland Academy: 522
    Citizens Christian:  521
    Tiftarea:  514
    Westwood: 505
     
    The Warriors host a middle school meet today at The Ranges at Oakfield. The Varsity team will head to Old Hudson Plantation in Sparta this weekend for their next match.
  • Athletics Announces Four More to Hall of Fame

    Brookwood School is adding 12 new inductees to its Athletic Hall of Fame, which sits inside the Beverly Athletic Center. The 2021 induction class will be honored on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m.
    This year’s induction class includes ten former Warrior athletes and two former Brookwood coaches, the first two to be inducted. The ten former Warrior athletes include one graduate from the 1970s, five from the 1980s, two from the 1990s, and two from the 2000s.

    Tickets for the event are available online at BrookwoodSchool.org under the Athletics tab. Below is the second group of inductee names to be released.

    Heather Harper (Waldrop) ‘98
    Heather Harper’s versatility across multiple sports places her as one of the premier athletes in school history. Harper lettered in Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Track & Field, and also captained the cheerleading squad for two years.

    A five-year starter in Softball, Harper earned Team MVP honors her junior and senior seasons while also serving as Team Captain. Harper was also a five-year starter in Basketball. On the hardwood, she was named All-Region as a junior and earned Team MVP as a sophomore and senior.

    Playing on the first Lady Warrior Soccer team in school history, Harper garnered both All-Region and All-State as a junior and senior. She also played in the state’s All-Star game as a senior. Harper then contributed to a school record 4x400 relay team on the Track and threw shotput in Field events.

    She was also very involved in Brookwood’s campus life. Harper served as SGA President and was named Homecoming Queen. Currently, she works as a chiropractor in Thomasville at South Georgia Spine, Joint, & Rehab Center and contributes as a Brookwood Boosters Board Member. Her two sons, Rodge ‘24 and Roland ‘28, are current Warriors who excel in multiple sports.

    Jim Chavaux ‘74
    One of the early prominent athletes in Brookwood Athletics history, Jim Chavaux excelled in both Basketball and Tennis for the Warriors.

    Chavaux was named to the 1973 All-State Basketball team after his junior season. In his senior year, Chavaux led the Warriors to 21 wins and their first appearance in a State Semifinal for Boys Basketball. He scored 1,021 points in just two seasons of Varsity basketball without the help of a 3-point line.

    Chavaux was a two-time Team MVP for the Warriors and is one of the program’s all-time leading scorers in points per game.

    Leigh Ann Johnson (Champion) ‘89
    Leigh Ann Johnson was a star in the late 1980s for the Brookwood Lady Warriors in Softball and Basketball, starting on Varsity for five years in both sports. Johnson was named the Outstanding Female Athlete for the Class of 1989.

    She was a five-time All-Region selection on the Softball diamond and named All-State in 1984, 1987, and 1988. Johnson was also named Team MVP for three different seasons. At the plate, she carried incredible batting averages of .610 as a junior and .660 as a senior.

    On the basketball court, Johnson garnered All-Region honors four times and earned All-State recognition in both 1988 and 1989. She was selected as Team MVP twice for the Lady Warriors. Johnson went on to play basketball collegiately at Piedmont College.

    Mattison Dunaway ‘87
    Mattison Dunaway was a three-sport star for the Warriors in the mid-1980s. Remarkably, he was named All-State his Senior year in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. During his career, Dunaway won State Championships in both Football and Baseball, while finishing as a State Runner-up twice in Basketball.

    On the football field, Dunaway was named All-State and All-Region as an upperclassman for the 1985 and 1986 seasons. He was Team MVP and an All-Star game selection as a senior in 1986. Then-coach Ronnie Jones at the time said, “Pound-for-pound there’s no doubt Dunaway is the best football player we have ever coached - both offensively and defensively.”

    In basketball, Dunaway led the Warriors to 22 wins and a State Runner-up finish as an All-State point guard in 1987. He was also an All-Star selection and named All-Tournament that year.

    Baseball was Dunaway’s most prolific sport. He was a five-year starter for the Warriors and named All-Region in 1985, 1986, and 1987. He earned All-State honors in 1986 and 1987. As a junior, Dunaway batted a red-hot .500 at the plate for the 1986 State Champion team, including an important homerun in the State Championship game. As a senior in 1987, he was named Team MVP and then went on to play baseball collegiately at Mercer.

    While at Brookwood, Dunaway stayed busy outside of athletics as well - serving as class president, Key Club President, participating in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and being named to the Headmaster’s List. Dunaway was also inducted into the Thomasville-Thomas County Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
  • Brookwood Adds to Athletic Hall of Fame

    Brookwood School is adding 12 new inductees to its Athletic Hall of Fame, which sits inside the Beverly Athletic Center. The 2021 induction class will be honored on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m.

    This year’s induction class includes ten former Warrior athletes and two former Brookwood coaches, the first two to be inducted. The ten former Warrior athletes include one graduate from the 1970s, five from the 1980s, two from the 1990s, and two from the 2000s.

    Tickets for the event are available online at BrookwoodSchool.org under the Athletics tab. Below are the first four inducted athletes to be released.

    Amy Morris (Gintz) ‘91
    Amy Morris competed in three sports for the Lady Warriors, contributing heavily to the Softball, Basketball, and Track teams’ success while earning All-State recognition.

    As a Freshman, Morris helped the Lady Warriors to the 1987 Region championship in Softball and a State runner-up finish as a Junior in 1989. In her career, she was named to the All-State Softball team three times. Morris was spectacular at the plate, batting .625 in her junior season.

    Morris was a five-year member of the Varsity Girls Basketball team, earning All-Region distinction 3 times. Amy went over the 1,000 career point mark as a Junior and finished with over 1,600 in her career. She was named to the 1990 and 1991 All-State Basketball teams. As a Senior, she averaged over 22 points and 16 rebounds per contest.
    She also qualified for multiple events at the State Track & Field meet throughout her career. Amy went on to play for Valdosta State, choosing the Lady Blazers over several other college basketball scholarship offers.

    Bill Hodges ‘80
    Bill Hodges contributed mightily to the success of both the Warrior Golf and Football programs. 

    He was best known for his work on the golf course as a leader in the Brookwood Golf dynasty of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Hodges helped the Warriors win four straight State Championships in 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980. He was Low Medalist and All-State multiple times in his career before going on to play collegiately at Sewanee in Tennessee. There, he was a 4-time conference Medalist for the Tigers.

    He led Brookwood Football in tackles for three separate seasons, including 108 as a Sophomore. Hodges was named Team MVP as a junior for the 1978 season and also earned All-State honors.
    Hodges served on Brookwood’s Board of Directors from 2008 to 2016 and also served as chairman from 2012 to 2014.  He resides in Thomasville and serves as CEO for Centek Industries.


    Drew Johnson ‘05
    Drew Johnson was a two-sport athlete for Brookwood, a key player for both the Warrior Basketball and Baseball teams.

    In Basketball, Johnson was an All-Region player two times. In his junior and senior seasons, the Warriors went a combined 24-5 against Region competition. Drew helped the Warriors win both the Region’s regular season and postseason Tournament in 2004 when the Region had 9 teams. The 2004 Warriors beat Briarwood in the 1st Round to advance to the AA Quarterfinals.

    Drew was a main contributor on two of the best teams in Brookwood’s Baseball history, the back-to-back State Champion teams of 2003 and 2004. Johnson was named All-State in both of those seasons as a sophomore and junior. Unfortunately, Johnson missed much of his senior baseball season in 2005 due to a broken leg or would have most likely been a 3-time All-State choice.
    Johnson went on to play baseball collegiately at Tallahassee Community College and Thomas University, where he was an A.I.I. All-Conference and All-Tournament selection in 2009 and 2010.

    Grant Stauffer ‘07
    Grant Stauffer is certainly one of the best runners in Brookwood School history, having an exceptional career for Warrior Cross Country and Track & Field teams.

    Stauffer won a remarkable 10 different individual State Championships across the two sports. He won three Cross Country individual State titles during the Fall. In the Spring, Stauffer owned the 1600m and 3200m races - winning each race three times at the State Meet. He also won the State 800m race once.

    During his time running for the Warriors, he set three different state records and still holds five school records in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 5000m, and as part of a 4x400m relay team.

    Grant went on to have a successful career running collegiately at Colgate University in New York. There, he made the travel squad for the Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track teams. Stauffer was a top-five runner on Colgate’s Cross Country team all four seasons running for the Raiders. A true student-athlete, Stauffer made the Dean’s List in 2010 and 2011.

    Grant is pursuing an advanced degree in Archeology from Washington University in St. Louis in Missouri.
  • ICYMI: Watch! Morning Pep Rally on WCTV!

    In case you missed it this morning, you can go back and watch segments from WCTV's Pep Rally at Warrior Stadium with Michelle Roberts.

    We had a great turnout!

    Click here to see segments from this morning's newscast!
  • Watch Warrior Athletics on QwikCut Live Uploads!

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    To read instructions on how to subscribe to Qwikcut and watch your Warriors, click here!
  • Warriors to Host WCTV's Morning Pep Rally!

    Michelle Roberts of WCTV Sports will be airing live Friday morning from Warrior Stadium as part of the channel's Morning Pep Rally series!

    The pep rally and show will air live from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. on the football field, previewing the Warriors home matchup against Maclay School.

    Cheerleaders, Warrior Football players, and fans will all be featured throughout. There will be multiple interviews with players and coaches as well as highlighting current Brookwood Seniors who are committed to play collegiately.

    Katherine Cook is committed to Florida State University for Women's Golf, Ella Grace Squires is committed to Covenant College for Women's Basketball, and Jay Sanders is committed to Berry College for Men's Golf.

    The show will also include promotions of Brookwood's upcoming Hall of Fame event, featuring pre-recorded interviews from the space inside the Beverly Athletic Center. The 2021 Hall of Fame induction class will be introduced in a ceremony on Thursday, October 28th as part of the Warriors big home weekend against Valwood the following night.

    The show will also highlight Brookwood's Golf team, winners of the 2021 State Championship in April.

    Warrior fans are encouraged to attend and start their Friday morning with WCTV Sports! Kickoff Friday night against Maclay is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
  • Warrior XC Runs First Race of Season

    Warrior Cross Country got off to a strong start on their season this Saturday. Middle School & Varsity teams competed in Tallahassee at the Dueling Summits meet.

    Warriors finished 2nd as a team in MS Boys competition. Wesley Warren finished 2nd individually in the MS Boys race!
     
  • Warrior Clay Target Starts Season in Savannah

    The Brookwood Clay Target team kicked off the Fall season with their first GISA match at historic Forest City Gun Club in Savannah. Over 120 shooters from 10 schools competed in a match that included 50 skeet, 50 trap and 100 sporting clays targets for a total of 200 targets.

    The Warriors were led by Senior Will Bryant who shot a total score of 178.  Bryant's performance included a perfect round in skeet and a total of 49 out of 50, which was a top 10 finish in that discipline.

    Senior Ben Parrott and Junior Ava Cauley both shot top 10 finishes in trap. Parrott's total score was an outstanding 168. Cauley finished 2nd overall in female competition, with a perfect round of trap and a total score of 173. Other top performances from Brookwood included Junior Parker Lee with a score of 152 and Freshman Pearson Taylor with a score of 143.
  • Brookwood Softball Run-Rules Pelham

    After a frustrating couple of days with scheduled games being called off or rescheduled due to weather, Brookwood Softball was back in action on Wednesday in Pelham. The Lady Warriors didn’t waste any time jumping out to a big lead over the Lady Hornets en route to a 13-3 run-rule win in 5 innings.

    Carriyona Williams was once again the spark at the plate offensively. Williams recorded a near-cycle performance for the second game in a row, earning a walk to go along with a single, double, and a triple. Sisters Kendall and Morgan Boggs combined to go 5-5 at the plate with four doubles and a single between them. Kayla Lewis went 2-3 with a double and Libby Jacobson sent a liner into Right Field in the 2nd Inning she legged out for a triple.

    Brookwood was up 8-0 after 2 innings of play and then added 5 more in the Top of the 5th. Pelham scored 3 in the Bottom of the 5th to make the final score 13-3, but didn’t draw close enough to stay alive.

    Kendall Boggs pitched the first 3 innings for Brookwood, holding Pelham scoreless. Head Coach Christa Boggs commented that it was a huge improvement for Brookwood defensively and should give Brookwood some momentum going forward. 

    The win improves Brookwood to 1-1 early on in the season, going into Thursday’s home game against Region rival Valwood.
  • Warriors Make Defensive Improvement in Second Preseason Game

    Warrior Football scrimmaged at Seminole County last Friday, coming away with a 17-6 win in the final tune-up before regular season play starts this week.
     
     
    Up Next: Varsity Football will open the season this Friday night at Wewahitchka High School in the Florida Panhandle. The game is set for an 8:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
     
    Note Wewahitchka is in the Central Time Zone.
  • Cauley and Bryants Compete in Ohio

    Brookwood Clay Target team members Will Bryant, Sam Bryant and Ava Cauley joined over 3,500 high school and college shooters at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Ohio to compete in the the National Championships hosted by the Scholastic Clay Target Program.  The trio had several standout performances.  
     
    Will Bryant shot a team best in Sporting Clays, connecting on 173 out of 200 targets to finish in the top 10% of the event. Bryant also shot a 187 out of 200 in American Skeet, finishing in the top third of the field.  These scores qualify him to be a member of next year's National SCTP All Scholastic Team.  
     
    This was Sam Bryant’s first ever National level competition. He competed in three events, and his performance included a score of 147 out of 200 in American Skeet.  
     
    Cauley finished 5th female overall in Olympic Trap and was in the top third in Super Sporting, Sporting and American Skeet.  In addition to winning her class in two different sporting events held at nearby Eagles Nest Shooting Grounds, Ava was the female runner up in the Junior US Open Fitasc sporting match. Cauley was also recently named to the National Sporting Clays All-American Team as a Rookie Sub Junior Lady for her performance in that sport over the last year.
     
    Their Coach, Mike Simpson said, “I couldn’t be any prouder of their performance in the SCTP National Championships.  The tremendous work ethic and dedication they put into their sport will continue to separate them from athletes in the rest of the country.”
     
    These three look forward to joining their Warrior Clay Target Team in pursuit of a GISA State Championship this Fall!
  • Sean Landeta to Lead Brookwood Cross Country

    Brookwood Athletics is pleased to announce Sean Landeta as the new Head Coach of the Cross Country team. Landeta was the assistant coach last season to Maureen Springfield when the Warriors Boys team captured the Region title and the Lady Warriors finished as Region runner-up.

    “I am really looking forward to leading the cross country team as the head coach this year. I had a blast assisting Coach Springfield and am excited to continue working with our runners in this new role,” said Landeta.

    Landeta has a passion for the sport, competing as a marathon runner and in ironman competitions. His experience and familiarity with the program should pay dividends immediately to build on last year’s success and momentum for the sport on campus. The Warriors return the individual Region Champ from last year in Kent Grayson, as well as another Top-10 finisher in Zack Counts. The Lady Warriors return both of their Top-10 finishers from last year’s Region meet, in rising Juniors Katie Knifer and Peggy Boltja.

    Athletic Director Shane Boggs noted, “I’m excited about the future of Brookwood Cross Country. We have a great core group of runners. Coach Landeta brings a passion for the sport and will continue to develop our talented runners.”
  • Warrior Soccer Finishes with Region, State Honors

    The Brookwood Boys Soccer team had a hot finish to their season, ripping off a 9-game winning streak and claiming the Region title en route to a GISA Quarterfinal appearance. After a slow start to the season against a tough schedule, which included the likes of Thomasville, Colquitt County, Valdosta High, and a win over Cairo the Warriors found their stride.

    Their 9-game winning streak spanning March 20th through May 5th included victories over Worth County, rival Deerfield-Windsor, Berrien High, and two shutout wins over Region rival Valwood to claim the program’s third Region title since 2016. A high scoring 5-2 win over Young Americans Christian at Warrior Stadium in the 1st Round of the GISA Playoffs put Brookwood in the Quarterfinal against traditional power Westminster of Augusta. Brookwood led 1-0 until the closing minutes of regulation and suffered a tough 2-1 defeat in overtime. 

    Eight members of the team earned All-Region recognition, including six seniors the Warriors must replace. Emmett Miles, Robert Gallagher, Nathan Yokley, Tyson Joyner, Benjamin Filston, and goalkeeper Fincher Davis each were voted All-Region to cap their high school careers. Gallagher will go on to play at Pensacola Christian College, while Joyner will continue his soccer career at Andrew College. Will Porter and Cutter Waldrep, both Juniors who will return next year as Senior leaders, were also voted All-Region.

    Emmett Miles, who led a Warriors defense from the backline that had five shutouts on the season, was named the AAA-3 Region Player of the Year.

    At the State level, Miles and Gallagher were both voted GISA All-State by coaches from the association. Gallagher led the Warriors in goals, netting 11, and also dished six assists.

    Coach Eddie Foy commented, “The Boys soccer team this year was one of the best squads since I have been here as the head coach. Each player was dedicated from day one to achieve our goals. We won the region this year without conceding a goal. This is our 3rd region championship in 5 years. I am very proud of the hard work and effort we put in each day to make this goal possible. The leadership from our seniors was outstanding, the best I have had the pleasure to work with. They will be sorely missed. I am excited to keep building and go again next year.”
  • Brookwood Girls Soccer Earns Postseason Awards

    Brookwood’s Lady Warrior soccer team finished its season as Region Champions and reached the GISA Quarterfinals. With such a successful season, one in which the Lady Warriors outscored Region opponents 51-6 and played a perfect 8-0 record, the team earned quite a few postseason individual accolades.

    Ten players earned spots on the All-Region team. Half of those ten were five senior starters - Ryan Gaston, Jordan Burns, Lizzie Rollins, Eliza Miller, and Jessie Wortman. Losing such a strong nucleus would concern most programs, but the Lady Warriors still saw five other players earn All-Region who will return next season. Hutton Daniel, Hendley Bryan, Kate Ashton Redrupp, Kate Von Hellens, and Abby Jones also earned All-Region honors and will need to step up in the departed seniors' absence.

    Ryan Gaston was named the Region’s Player of the Year after finishing with a team-leading 20 goals and 8 assists. She scored an incredible 7 goals in one game against Southland Academy.

    Coach Eddie Foy noted, “I am very proud of our soccer family. They had a fantastic season, making history for our program. The first team in school history to win region with an undefeated record, while scoring 51 goals and only conceding 6. I am very proud of the hard work and effort we put in each day to make this goal possible. The leadership from our seniors was outstanding. I am excited to keep building and go again next year.”

    Three senior captains - Gaston, Jordan Burns, and Eliza Miller - each earned the honor of being on the GISA All-State team as well. Burns was named the Brookwood senior class’s most outstanding female athlete. She finished the season with 11 goals and 6 assists. Gaston and Burns both benefited from the passing of Eliza Miller, who was the team leader in assists with 16 while also scoring 8 goals.

    The team finished the year with the most wins of any team in the GISA, while the only loss to a GISA opponent was against Frederica Academy in the Quarterfinal. It was a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in overtime to end the season. The Lady Warriors will be in contention for the Region title again next season.
  • Brookwood Baseball Garners Accolades

    After the most successful season of Brookwood Baseball in the past near decade, one in which the Warriors advanced to within a game of the GISA AAA State Championship, the team was recognized with multiple postseason player awards.

    Five members of the team earned All-Region distinction after finishing 7-2 against Region competition, including sweeps of rivals Southland and Valwood. Four seniors and a Sophomore found their names on the list. Coastal Carolina signee Jacob Lauderdale, Tallahassee Community College signee Harper McLendon, Andrew College signee Parker Mirick, and Covenant College signee Josh McCaskill each earned All-Region in their final year of high school baseball. Sophomore Zack Counts, who led the team in HRs with 7 on the year, was a young addition to the honor.

    McCaskill played a reliable First base all year starting every game. The senior had 2 HRs, a .340 on-base percentage, and was fourth on the team with 15 RBI.

    Lauderdale, one of the Warriors’ starting pitchers and primary Shortstop, earned Co-Region Player of the Year along with Auburn commit Hayden Murphy of Tiftarea Academy.

    Warriors’ Head Coach Daniel Funt commented, “This is an outstanding group of young men.  I'm proud of their accomplishments and how they helped the team be successful. It is awesome to have this recognition in the Region and at the State level.”

    The strength of the team all year was outstanding starting pitching and defense and that showed in All-State voting from coaches across the association. Lauderdale, Mirick, McLendon, and Counts were also named All-State players in GISA AAA. 

    Lauderdale went 6-2 on the mound, sporting a 2.10 ERA and led the team with 77 strikeouts in less than 56 innings. At the plate he batted .348 with 2 HRs and 19 RBI. 

    McLendon starred everywhere as a Pitcher and Utility player, going 6-3 with 2 saves from the mound. He worked a 1.22 ERA and struck out 61 batters in just 51 innings. At the plate, he hit .309, was second on the team hitting 6 HRs, batted in 24 runs, and stole 15 bases.

    Mirick was another starting pitcher and played primarily Third base in the field. On the mound he went 7-3 with a 1.91 ERA, striking out 76 in less than 59 innings pitched.

    The youngest of the group was Counts, a Sophomore who caught every game for the team behind the plate and batted mostly leadoff. A key to the Warriors defense, Counts threw out 36% of baserunners. He led the team with a .379 batting average, cranked 11 doubles, 7 HRs, and had 18 RBI.
  • Brookwood Clay Target at Georgia Junior Olympics

    Brookwood Clay Target team members Will Bryant, Ava Cauley, and Callan Walker had success this weekend at the Georgia Junior Olympics.

    Cauley retained her title as Georgia Ladies Champion for the second year in a row and finished 3rd overall in males and females with a score of 109 out of 125 in Olympic Trap.

    Walker finished 4th overall in the state with a score of 99 out of 125 in Olympic Trap. Will Bryant finished 2nd in Olympic Skeet with a score of 97 out of 125.  These disciplines were shot in the same international format as the Olympic Games and serve to qualify these athletes for the National Championship in Michigan this summer in which spots on the National USA shooting team will be on the line.
  • Rachel Cooper '17 playing in NCAA Division III Tournament

    Congratulations to Rachel Cooper '17 and her University of Mary Washington team! The Lady Eagles won in the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 recently to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals next week in Chattanooga.

    Rachel secured one of the wins in a matchup over Carnegie Mellon while playing in Doubles.

    Read more here from the UMW website.

    Keep up the good work, Rachel!
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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.