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List of 20 news stories.

  • 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.
     
  • Golf Seasons Start Strong at Jekyll Island

    The Varsity and Middle School Golf teams recently competed in the Frederica Invitational on at Pine Lake on Jekyll Island.  
     
    Varsity placed 2nd out of 15 schools in the event, shooting 303 as a team. Jack Boltja was the low score from the team, shooting a 71 and finishing third overall individually. Coach Wallace Marsh said, "The conditions were tough and this was our first match for the season due to the rain. There was some tough competition and it was good to kick off the season with a second-place finish."

    Katherine Cook (74) and Jay Sanders (78) both also had strong days for Brookwood. 
     
    Taking home first place as a team was Valwood, who will be tough region competition for the Warriors this season.  
     
    The Middle School Warriors also had a strong showing. Coach Marsh said, "I was very impressed with our Middle School Team.  They made some in-round adjustments and shot some great scores."  JD Culbreth fired a 77, Shep Davis 82, Stafford Davis 84, and Emmett Street 97. "It was also the Middle School's first match of the season, so I am excited about watching them develop."
     
    Brookwood will host Deerfield-Windsor this Thursday at Glen Arven Country Club and play in the Viking Invitational on Saturday.  Coach Marsh says, "It is a great joy to coach these teams and I am ready for an exciting season."
  • Baseball Holds On Against Maclay, Wins 7-6

    Brookwood Baseball improved to 2-1 on the season with a 7-6 win over Maclay, exacting some revenge on the two teams' previous meeting in Tallahassee.

    Harper McLendon started on the mound and scattered 5 hits through his 6.2 innings, nearly throwing a complete game. 

    The Warrior offense started hot, scoring in each of its first four innings at the plate. Jacob Lauderdale's RBI triple started the scoring in the Bottom 1st.

    Zack Counts had a great day with the bat, going 3-3 and earning a walk. His solo homerun in the Bottom of the 3rd stretched the Brookwood lead to 5-2. The Warriors scored another run later in the 3rd and tacked on one more in the bottom of the 4th, building a 7-2 lead.

    Brookwood was patient at the plate on the day, drawing 9 walks as a team including 3 by Parker Mirick.

    Things got dicey for Brookwood late, as a Maclay rally in the Top of the 7th put the game in doubt. The Marauders scored 4 and put the tieing run on base. Mirick came on in relief for Brookwood to strike out the last batter and secure the win.

    Brookwood is now 2-1 on the season and will travel to play at Southwest Georgia Academy on Friday afternoon. Region play starts next week with a three game series against Tiftarea Academy.
  • Boys Tennis Stays Undefeated with Wins Over Niceville and Chiles

    Brookwood Boys Tennis improved to 5-0 on the season with recent wins over Niceville High School and Chiles High School!

    Friday, February 28
    Warrior Boys Tennis beat Niceville High School, 3-2. Andrew Cooper put on a well fought match against Jack Mills and came out on top 6-3, 6-2 in #1 Singles play. Dallas Forsyth had an exciting match against Blake Forester. Forsyth won 6-3, 3-6, 10-4. Pairing up for the first time this season, Nic Kadel and Taylor Huffman handled their opponents, Mason Nunley and Khang Dao, with ease in Doubles play 6-0, 6-3.

    Monday, March 2
    Brookwood beat Chiles High School, 3-2. Warriors went down 0-2 after losing the #3 singles and #2 doubles matches. With impressive wins at #1 doubles and #1 singles, the match was tied at 2-2. Dallas Forsyth, playing in #2 Singles match, secured the victory for Brookwood. He won the first set 6-2 and dropped the second set 2-6, pushing the match to a 10-point tie-breaker. In a close finish, Forsyth was able to secure the win over Chris de Cardonas 12-10 and give Brookwood the win. The Warriors are now 5-0 on the season.
  • Brookwood Basketball Cleans Up With All-Region, All-State Honors

    All-Region and All-State Teams Announced Today

    With team success typically comes individual accolades and that was once again true for the Brookwood Basketball programs after great seasons.

    The AAA State Champion Lady Warriors had the most selections, three, for the AAA All-State team and the most on the AAA-3 All-Region team. The Warrior Boys, winning the Region for the second consecutive season, had 5 of the 15 All-Region team members and placed one on the AAA All-State Team.

    For the second consecutive season each Brookwood team had at least one GISA All-State player.

    Girls Basketball Honors

    AAA Girls GISA All-State Selections
    Holland Walker, Senior
    Mollie Vick, Senior
    Erin Lewis, Junior
    AAA Girls GISA State Coach of the Year: Todd Webb

    AAA-3 Girls All-Region
    Holland Walker, Senior
    Mollie Vick, Senior
    Erin Lewis, Junior
    Jordan Burns, Junior

    AAA-3 Girls All-Region Honorable Mention
    Ella Grace Squires, Sophomore
    Christy James, Sophomore
    Rayne Deese, Sophomore

    Boys Basketball Honors
    AAA Boys GISA
    All-State Selection
    Harrison Owens, Senior

    AAA-3 Boys All-Region
    Harrison Owens, Senior
    Sam Barrett, Senior
    JP Chapman, Senior
    Dallas Forsyth, Junior
    Kelton Lewis, Sophomore

    AAA-3 Boys All-Region Honorable Mention
    Jacob Hilson, Senior
    Garrett Ledford, Freshman

    AAA-3 Boys Region Coach of the Year: Drew Giudice
  • Lady Warrior Basketball Wins! State Champions!

    The Lady Warriors defeated Deerfield-Windsor Saturday night in Americus by the final score of 53-48, claiming the first State Championship in program history!

    For a full recap, read the Times-Enterprise coverage here!
  • Lady Warriors Win! Play Deerfield-Windsor for State Title Tonight!

    The Lady Warriors, playing in their first Final Four since 2008, emerged victorious Friday night in Americus over John Milledge Academy by a final score of 58-51.

    Brookwood jumped out to a 12-4 early lead, highlighted by made 3-pointers from Rayne Deese, Erin Lewis, and Mollie Vick. The Lady Trojans had a 6-0 run of their own to end the 1st Quarter with Brookwood up 12-10. A back-and-forth 2nd Quarter was tied with less than thirty seconds to go until halftime when Holland Walker scored two big baskets. First she finished a driving layup and then scored again off a full-court press steal by Erin Lewis. The 4-0 spurt put Brookwood ahead 27-23 at Halftime.

    Jordan Burns swished a corner 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in the 3rd Quarter to put Brookwood ahead five, 39-34, going into the final frame. Tied at 42 with just under six minutes left in the game, Christy James finished a tough drive to the rim with contact and sank the and-one free throw to put the Lady Warriors ahead for good. Clinging to a one point lead with three and a half minutes left, James drove past her defender again to put Brookwood up three, 50-47. 

    James continued to prove to be everywhere. After Holland Walker made 1 of 2 free throws to put the Lady Warriors up 2, James got a steal on the JMA defensive rebound and scored it to go up four, 53-49, with just over two minutes to play. Mollie Vick made 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch to ice it, including two in a row to go up 56-49. 

    The win puts the Lady Warriors in their first State Championship game since 2007 and their first ever in the AAA classification. The Lady Warriors will see a familiar foe tonight for the state title, the Deerfield-Windsor Lady Knights. The Region rivals have already met three times this season and get to play once more for all the marbles. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. in Americus at Georgia Southwestern State University.

    To see the final buzzer sound and the girls celebrate on the court, click here!

    Tonight's State Championship game can be watched on Livestream here.
  • Boys Tennis Beats Deerfield-Windsor

    Warrior Boys Tennis defeated the rival Deerfield-Windsor Knights on Thursday at Glen Arven, winning 4-1. The Warriors improved to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in Region play.

    Andrew Cooper, Dallas Forsyth, and Taylor Huffman swept the singles matchups in positions 1, 2, and 3 respectively. Making his debut on the season, Mac Brandon partnered with Alex Kadel to earn their win at #2 Doubles 6-1, 6-0.

    The visiting Lady Knights defeated Brookwood Girls, 5-0. At #3 Singles, Abby Lee fought hard in her first singles match of the season, but fell short by the final score of 4-6, 4-6.
  • WTXL, Times-Enterprise Preview Lady Warriors in AAA Final Four

    The Lady Warriors will play John Milledge Academy tonight in the AAA Final Four!

    To see or read previews of tonight's big game, see this WTXL ABC 27 segment and this Thomasville Time-Enterprise article.
  • Baseball Dominant, Wins 12-2 in Home Opener over SGA

    Brookwood Baseball improved to 1-1 on the young season, taking a 12-2 victory over Southwest Georgia Academy in the 2020 home opener Monday afternoon. Brookwood only needed six innings to take the mercy rule win over their visitors from Demascus.

    Parker Mirick got the start on the mound, throwing 3 innings and striking out 6. Harper McLendon came on in relief to pitch the final 3 innings and he struck out 7 SGA batters himself. The two combined to scatter just 2 hits and 5 walks across their 6 innings of work. The Warrior defense behind them played without an error on the night.

    At the plate, Brookwood made the most of their 6 hits and took advantage of a sloppy SGA defense which committed 6 errors. Brookwood was patient in the batter's box, working for 8 walks. Nick Knifer and Mirick each had 2 RBI. Marcus West, JP Chapman, and Zack Counts each hit a double.

    The Warriors won't have another Varsity contest until next Tuesday, March 3rd when they host Maclay School at Strickland Field on campus here in Thomasville. It will be a rematch of last week's season opener, when the Marauders took a 5-3 game in Tallahassee.
  • Brookwood Tennis Sweeps Tiftarea Academy

    Lady Warrior Tennis improved to 1-1 on the season, beating Tiftarea 5-0 on Monday. Already up 1-0, the Lady Warriors went on to secure their win by closing out a couple of close matches. Top Doubles team Abby Lee and Lexi Taylor fought to hold off their opponents came out on top 6-4, 6-2. In the #2 Singles, Brett Heath managed to finish strong with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 decision.

    Brookwoods Boys improved to 2-0 on the season, having already beaten Thomasville High last week. The Warriors took care of Tiftarea easily, winning 5-0. Already up 2-0 on the Panthers, the boys sealed the deal with a couple of players making their season debut. Dallas Forsyth was victorious over his opponent with the score of 6-1, 6-1. Sam Barrett partnered with Andrew Cooper to get a doubles victory over Thomas Coogle and Tucker Hall of Tiftarea.

    Up next, Brookwood hosts Deerfield-Windsor on Thursday at Glen Arven Country Club.
  • Lady Warriors Advance to AAA Final Four!

    Just a few nights after defense propeled them to victory in the 1st Round, the Lady Warrior offense stole the show in Friday afternoon's GISA AAA Quarterfinal game. In control with an 18-13 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter, the Lady Warriors used six made 3-pointers in the 2nd Quarter to run out to a 44-25 Halftime advantage on Holy Spirit Prep. Erin Lewis swished three, Jordan Burns hit two, and Mollie Vick had one in the 3-point barrage. 

    The Lady Cougars came in as the defending AAA State Champs but were no match for Brookwood's ball movement, shooting, and pressure defense that dominated the tempo. Up 60-44 going into the 4th Quarter, Brookwood smartly protected its lead and went on to win 69-56.

    Ella Grace Squires controlled the paint with 10 rebounds and 5 blocked shots, Lewis grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists, and Vick was a pest defensively with 3 steals.

    The win advances the Lady Warriors to next week's AAA Final Four in Americus. This is the first Final Four appearance for Brookwood Girls Basketball since 2008.

    They will meet John Milledge Academy on Friday at 6:00 p.m. in the Storm Dome on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University. John Milledge was a 44-32 winner over Pinewood Christian in the day's second Quarterfinal.

    A familiar foe could be seen in the State Championship, as the other State Semifinal matches Bulloch Academy and Deerfield-Windsor - a Region rival whom the Lady Warriors have already faced three times this season.
  • WTXL, Times-Enterprise Feature Brookwood Basketball

    Brookwood Basketball is receiving great recognition for its current success by both our Lady Warriors and Warriors! 
  • Lady Warriors Win 1st Round Matchup, Advance to Quarterfinals!

    Lady Warrior Basketball in AAA Quarterfinals for second consecutive season!

    Brookwood Girls traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday for a neutral site game against Westminster Schools of Augusta. Playing shorthanded while missing Sophomore Christy James, a defensive and rebounding star for Brookwood, the Lady Warriors were still more than impressive on that end of the floor winning 43-37.

    With a 14-11 lead going in to the 2nd Quarter, the Warriors dug in definsively as a team and just kept getting stops. And more stops. And then a few more. Ella Grace Squires was a presence in the paint, blocking 7 Lady Wildcats' shot attempts on the night. At halftime, Brookwood had expanded the lead to 26-11, holding Westminster scoreless in the 2nd Quarter.

    A back-and-forth 2nd Half saw Westminster tighten it to a 10-point game, 43-33, with just over 2 minutes left in regulation. Brookwood defended and rebounded well enough to hold on for the 43-37 final score.

    Holland Walker had 8 rebounds and 3 steals. The Lady Warriors advance to the AAA Quarterfinals for the second consecutive season, where they will face defending state champion Holy Spirit Prep on Friday in Macon. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at Tattnall Square Academy.

    To see the updated AAA Bracket after last night's results, click here!
  • Boys Basketball Back-to-Back Region Champs!

    Brookwood Boys Basketball won its second consecutive Region Tournament late Friday night in Americus at Georgia Southwestern University! After defeating Valwood in the Semifinal, Brookwood took on Southland in the Championship game.

    #1 Brookwood 61, #4 Valwood School 56
    Region Semifinal
    Valwood led 31-28 at halftime. A back and forth 3rd Quarter saw Brookwood take 46-44 lead going into final frame. A 14-3 Warrior run to start the 4th Quarter put the game out of reach with Brookwood up, 60-47. Valwood made a late surge but Brookwood held on to advance to Friday's championship. Dallas Forsyth led with 14 points, hitting four 3-pointers on the night and three of those makes in the pivotal 3rd Quarter. Harrison Owens scored 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field and grabbed 7 rebounds. All 9 Warriors who checked in the game scored, as Brookwood shot 57% as a team in the contest.
     
    #1 Brookwood 56, #2 Southland Academy 37
    Region Championship
    A made 3-pointer by Harrison Owens just before halftime gave Brookwood momentum going into the lockerroom, up 21-20. Both teams worked their way to the free throw line in a 3rd Quarter which saw 6 lead changes and 4 ties. Trailing 27-29, JP Chapman found Garrett Ledford open in transition for a corner 3-pointer to put the Warriors ahead 30-29 with 2 minutes left in the 3rd Quarter. Jacob Hilson's layup at the buzzer, off another Chapman assist, put Brookwood up 36-31 going into the 4th Quarter. On Brookwood's first possession of 4th Quarter, Ledford spotted Harrison Owens running the court for an easy 2 in transition to put Brookwood up 38-31 and in control of the game. A frustrated Southland Academy was called for a flagrant foul and two technicals, allowing JP Chapman to go shoot 6 free throws at the line. Chapman made 3 of his attempts, putting Brookwood up 41-31. From there, Brookwood defended, rebounded, and took care of the ball to run away with the game, winning by 19. Chapman finished with 22 points, Harrison Owens poured in 15 on 6-of-6 shooting.
     
    Quotes from Coach Giudice - "I'm so proud of this team's unselfish nature. We have guys that could play more or have larger roles on other teams, but these guys are focused on the collective 160 minutes we get each game as a group."
     
    "It's very difficult to go back-to-back Region champs as the #1 seed. This core has grown up and just went 17-3 against Region competition the past 2 years. Their experience and composure showed. We hope to have a great crowd at home Wednesday night for the 1st Round."

    Check out the lockerroom celebration in this video here!

    The Warriors host #4 Westminster School (Augusta) on Wednesday in the 1st Round of the GISA AAA Playoffs in the Beverly Athletic Center. The 6:00 p.m. game will be #2 Creekside Christian vs. #3 Bulloch Academy.
     
    Wednesday, February 19th 
    Beverly Athletic Center, Brookwood School
    #2 Creekside Christian vs. #3 Bulloch Academy, 6:00 p.m.
    #1 Brookwood School vs. #4 Westminster School of Augusta, 7:30 p.m.
  • Lady Warriors Hoops Headed to Playoffs as #2 Seed!

    Brookwood Lady Warrior basketball finished the Region Tournment Friday night as the Runner-up, falling in the AAA-3 Championship game to the Deerfield-Windsor Knights by a final score of 41-29. The Lady Warriors fought back to make it a tight game after trailing by 18 at halftime.

    Brookwood reached the Championship game after a win in the Semifinal over Southland Academy on Thursday, 47-36. The girls were led by Erin Lewis with 6 rebounds and a timely 3-pointer in the 4th Quarter. Christy James had 6 steals and Ella Grace Squires had 3 blocked shots.

    The Lady Warriors advance to the AAA State Playoffs as a #2-seed and will play #3-seed Westminster School of Augusta. The game will be Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Atlanta at Holy Spirit Prep. Holy Spirit Prep is the #1-seed and will play #4 Westfield School.

    Tuesday, February 18th
    @ Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta
    #2 Brookwood School vs. #3 Westminster School of Augusta, 6:00 p.m.
    #1 Holy Spirit Prep vs. #4 Westfield School, 7:30 p.m.
    (The two winners of these games would play Friday in Macon in Quarterfinals)
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