Warrior Golf won the AAA-3 Region Tournament yesterday in dominant fashion with a team score of 296, outpacing runner-up Deerfield-Windsor by 18 shots.
Brookwood's five scorers earned All-Region. Jack Boltja and Sam Barrett led the way, both shooting 73. George Arline, Kathrine Cook, and Ben Sanders each carded 75 for the consistent Warrior group. This is the seventh time the team has broken 300 this season. The Warriors have combined for 28 rounds of shooting 75 or better this season.
Brookwood will travel to Brunswick Country Club on Monday to compete for the GISA AAA State Championship.
To see full results and the day's leaderboard, click here!
Last week's Region Track Meet was a success for Warrior Track & Field as multiple Warriors won events. As a team, the Lady Warriors took runner-up for the second year in a row.
Kurtis Brown took 1st Place in Boys High Jump, while Ella Grace Squires won the Girls 200m. Brown will look to defend his State Championship in High Jump next week. Squires was the star of the day for Brookwood, qualifying for the State Meet in four different competitions. Jordan Thompson advances in her two Field competitions, the High Jump and Triple Jump.
Below is a full list of competitors who qualified for the AAA State Meet!
Lance Wortman - 3rd in 200m
Jack Saussy - 4th in 3200m
Jacob Lauderdale - 2nd in Triple Jump
Kurtis Brown - 1st in High Jump
Abigail Middleton - 2nd in 100m
Ella Grace Squires - 3rd in 100m, 1st in 200m, 3rd in High Jump
Peggy Boltja - 4th in 400m
Elise McPherson - 3rd in 3200m
Crichton Bryan - 4th in 100-hurdles
Trinity Geertz - 3rd in 300-hurdles
Jordan Thompson - 2nd in High Jump, 4th in Triple Jump
Ann Murray Jackson - 4th in Discus.
Abigail Middleton, Christy James, Ella Grace Squires, Jordan Thompson (2nd in 4x100)
Anna Ryan, Mary Claire Chapman, Jordan Thompson, Peggy Boltja (4th in 4x400)
The Warrior Tennis teams were impressive at last week's Region Tournament, as the Boys took another Region Championship. The Warriors qualified multiple players to the State Individual Tournament.
Jack Thompson and Andrew Cooper met in an all-Brookwood Boys Singles Championships for the Region, with Thompson winning and Cooper taking runner-up.
Alden Harrison and Nic Kadel won the Doubles Championship for the Region, while Taylor Huffman and Alex Kadel both qualified for the State Tournament as a Doubles team.
On the ladies side, Anna Stencel and Abby Lee lost in the Doubles Championship, taking runner-up.
All of those mentioned represented Warrior Tennis at the GISA State Tournament earlier this week.
At the State Tournament, Anna Stencel and Abby Lee won their 1st Round match against Heritage School (Newnan) before falling in the Quarterfinals of the Doubles Tournament.
In Boys Singles action, Jack Thompson made it all the way to the AAA Final Four. He was able to win his 1st Round matchup against Reid Bissell from Notre Dame and his Quarterfinal against Adam Elsharkawi from Frederica Academy before falling to Nikhil Nemani from William & Reed in the Semifinals.
In Boys Doubles, Nic Kadel and Alden Harrison also made it to the AAA Final Four. The pair beat a team from William & Reed in their 1st Round match and then a team from Westminster in the Quarterfinals before falling to William & Reed's top Doubles team in the Semifinals.
After a comfortable 7-1 win on the road Tuesday at Valwood, the second game of the series Friday night in Thomasville contained plenty of dramatics. The walk-off 3-2 Brookwood win in extra innings gives the Warriors sole possession of first place in the Region.
The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the Bottom of the 1st, courtesy of a hard hit ground ball by Jacob Lauderdale that the Valwood defense couldn't handle - allowing Lance Wortman to score from 2nd after he reached with a leadoff single. JP Chapman's grounder into a fielder's choice allowed Lauderdale to score from 3rd.
Valwood took a run back in the Top of the 2nd on a sacrifice fly, narrowing the Warrior lead to 2-1. After a few scoreless innings, the game was tied at 2-2 when the Valiants put another run across on a fielder's choice in the Top of the 5th.
In the Bottom of the 7th and the game still tied at 2-2, the Warriors seemed to miss a great opportunity when they had the bases loaded with only 1 out. Brookwood was unable to push the winning run across, and the game had to go to extra innings.
The Valiants were unable to pose much of a threat in the Top of the 8th, and Brookwood quickly took advantage in the Bottom half. Marcus West led off and hit a ball to right field, being able to reach 3rd with his speed on the basepaths after an error. Parker Mirick, who pitched a no-hitter earlier in the week, capped his week with a walk-off single to center field to score West.
Joe Parker was the starting pitcher for Brookwood, working 6 innings over 114 pitches. He scattered 2 hits and 4 walks while allowing the 2 earned runs. He struck out 6 Valwood batters. William Lee (7th inning) and Nic Lauderdale (8th inning) combined for 6 big outs of relief work, each allowing a hit. Nic Lauderdale gained the Win.
Brookwood takes over sole possession of 1st place in Region AAA-3 with the win and clinches at the very least a playoff spot. Two wins next week against Southland Academy would give Brookwood the outright Region title.
Tuesday night's 7-1 win for the Baseball Warriors at rival Valwood could prove big come playoff time. The win improves Brookwood to 3-2 in Region play and dropped Valwood to 3-4.
The Warriors jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the Top of the 1st before Valwood could even step to the plate. After the Valiants took a run back to make it a 3-1 game in the Bottom of the 4th, the Warriors responded with 4 runs in the Top of the 5th to expand the lead and give the game's 7-1 final score.
Joe Parker reached base all four at-bats, going 3-for-3 with a walk and scoring 2 runs. Josh McCaskill went 3-for-4 at the plate and came around to score 2 runs. JP Chapman reached base safely three times, two coming from patient at-bats drawing walks.
Jacob Lauderdale was solid on the mound once again, throwing 95 pitches in a complete game 2-hitter over the course of his 7 innings. He struck out 6, walked 4, and allowed the 1 earned run.
The Valiants will visit Stickland Field Friday evening for the second game of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. after the JV game earlier in the day. With a win, Brookwood would lock up a playoff spot in AAA. Tied atop the jammed-pack Region Standings with Tiftarea, whom the Warriors split with, a Region Championship is still very much in the mix.
The Lady Warrior Soccer program took a step towards the playoffs Tuesday, securing another Region victory on the road at Tiftarea, winning 4-1.
Ryan Gaston started the Brookwood scoring, assisted by Mollie Vick, before Holland Walker got in on the action with a goal of her own.
Walker assisted Mollie Vick's goal to put the Warriors comfortably ahead with a third score. Walker added another, this time assisted by Eliza Miller, to give the game a final score of 4-1 over the Lady Panthers.
The defense was strong throughout the game in a driving rain storm and muddy field.
Coach Foy noted the field conditions afterwards, making it difficult: "The girls responded very well to the difficulties we faced in delays with weather for this game. They stayed focused on the job at hand and showed their hunger to win this game. It was difficult to apply our style of play on a waterlogged field but we stayed disciplined in our approach and won the game comfortably."
The Lady Warriors return to action tomorrow at Cairo High School. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the 7:30 p.m. Boys game.
Two Seniors from the Brookwood Class of 2019 signed their letters of intent and scholarships to play collegiately this morning in the Beverly Athletic Center. Jordan Thompson, basketball, and Kurtis Brown, football, were honored at a morning assembly in front of family, friends, teachers, and the student body. Athletic Director and Football Coach Shane Boggs, Girls Basketball Coach Todd Webb, and Head of School Dr. Randy Watts all spoke on the pair's athletic and academic accomplishments.
Thompson will stay local and attend Thomas University to play for the NightHawks Women's Basketball program. The Nighthawks are led by Coach Myron Brown, who will be entering his third season in charge of the progam. Thomas University Athletics are a member of the NAIA and compete in the Sun Conference. The team finished the season strong, winning their final three home games. The roster loses four seniors to graduation this offseason. Thompson finished her Brookwood career just shy of 1,000 points and as an All-State selection for GISA AAA, the first Lady Warrior to do so since 2011. She was also an All-Region selection in her Junior and Senior seasons.
Brown will attend University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky to play football. The Patriots are coached by Matt Rhymer, who will be entering his sixth season. They are also a member of the NAIA, but compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Last season they went an impressive 11-2 with wins against multiple ranked opponents. The Patriots' first game of the 2019 season is scheduled for September 7th in Florida against Ave Maria University. Brown finished as the leading receiver in Region 3-AAA this year and was named GISA AAA All-State in both Football and Basketball as a Senior.
Congratulations Jordan and Kurtis on your academic and athletic accomplishments! We are excited for you to continue competing next year!
Baseball is out of Region play this week and picked up a win Monday night, beating Brooks County High School by a final score of 14 to 6 at Strickland Field. The highlight of the night was the Warrior bats in the Bottom of the 5th Inning, scoring 8 runs to take back the lead. The frame was capitalized by Josh McCaskill's grand slam. To read a full recap, click here!
In a game that got off to a quick scoring start, the Lady Warriors were tied with Terrell Academy 1-1 just 15 minutes into the game. Eliza Miller scored the first Brookwood goal from a Holland Walker assist. Walker notched her own just a few minutes later to give the Lady Warriors a 2-1 advantage, a lead they would hold onto the rest of the way.
Walker scored the game's final goal in the second half, being assisted by Jordan Burns.
The 3-1 win improves the Lady Warriors to 4-1-1 overall and 3-0 in Region play, as they already defeated Valwood and Tiftarea. Up next will be a return trip by the Lady Eagles of Terrell Academy to Warrior Field next Tuesday, March 26th.
"We conceded a goal early in the game yesterday from a horrible bouncing ball. The most impressive thing about the game was our response to this. We defeated the opposition with calmness and very high level soccer, we did not panic. We trusted in our ability and each other. It is probably the best I have seen us play. The girls remain undefeated in region." - Coach Foy
The Brookwood golf team shot 296 to win yesterday as they hosted a tri-team Region match at Glen Arven Country Club. The win came against Deerfield-Windsor's score of 308 and Southland shooting a team score of 336.
Sam Barrett, Jack Boltja, Ben Sanders, and Jay Sanders all shot 74 while Katherine Cook and George Arline shot 75. This is the fourth time already this season the Warriors have broken 300 as a team. They remain perfect against Region competition. Brookwood will play in the Packer Invitational at Sunset Country Club in Moultrie this Saturday.
Warrior Soccer captured a big win on the road Saturday night in Macon, defeating First Presbyterian Day School by the final score of 1-0. The unassisted goal by Nathan Yokley was the only score needed to secure the win in a tight, defensive game.
Coach Foy remarked, "The boys had a very strong performance from start to finish controlling the game. We could have scored more goals as we created a lot of great chances, but the FPD goalkeeper had an outstanding game making over 8 strong saves. The boys finally got their reward for all their hard work."
The win is the first for the boys on the season, as they improve to 1-2-1 on the year. The next Varsity contest will be next Thursday, March 28 against Deerfield-Windsor.
Warrior Golf finished second Monday in the nine team Frederica Invitational with a team score of 305.
Frederica Academy won on their home course with a score of 297. Katherine Cook was 3rd low medalist in the tournament with a score of even-par 72. Other Warriors of scoring were Sam Barrett at 76, Jack Boltja 78, and Ben Sanders 79.
Jay Sanders shot a 77 as an individual player in the tournament. Brookwood travels Saturday to Valdosta to play in the Lowndes County Viking Invitational tournament at Kinderlou CC.
The Warrior Boys Tennis team came away with an impressive win against much larger classification Chiles High School (FL) last Friday, winning four of the five singles matchups and both doubles matches. The ladies were able to take four of their five singles matches as well, competing against a mixture of JV and Varsity players from Chiles.
"I was impressed by the play of both teams. Alex Kadel struggled in his singles match, but played great tennis in his doubles match. I am very proud of his continual improvement." - Coach Marsh
"On the Women's side, I was thrilled by the play of Emma Szwarc. She had a great week in practice and in the match. Anna, Abby and Lauren also played some amazing tennis." - Coach Marsh
The Lady Warrior Soccer team controlled Thursday's game from start to finish, defeating Valwood 4-0 to start Region play with a win. The boys side fell in PKs after a 1-1 tie through two Overtimes. To read the full recap, click here!
On Monday the Brookwood Varsity Golf team continued their excellent play with a victory over Frederica Academy and Valwood School at Kinderlou CC in Valdosta.
Brookwood shot a team score of 295 to beat the defending State Champion, Frederica (334,) and Valwood (335). Leading golfers for Brookwood were Sam Barrett with a two under 70, Jack Boltja with a even par 72, Ben Sanders at 76, and Katherine Cook with a 77.
The Warriors are now 3-0 on the season in their team matches. Barrett improved to 7-under and Boltja stays at 2-under on the season through 54 holes.
The Warriors will travel to Jekyll Island next Monday to play in the Frederica Invitational Tournament.
Warrior Baseball hosts the 2019 Season Opener at Strickland Field today as the visiting Thomasville High Bulldogs will come across town. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
The Warriors return multiple key pieces from last year's roster, including 2018 All-Region utility player Joe Parker. Parker will play both the outfield and infield depending on the linuep this season, as well as take the mound as part of the pitching staff.
Another key component of the pitching staff will be fellow senior, William Lee. Lee will focus solely on pitching this season. Lance Wortman and Nic Lauderdale also returns for their senior seasons, playing primarily in the outfield for the Warriors. Raleigh Rollins, Jason Simmons, and Evans Dodys are three other seniors contributing to the veteran squad.
The infield will have its combination of youth and talent, as four sophomores are expected to contribute heavily in Josh McCaskill (C), Harper McClendon (2nd), Marcus West (3rd), and Jacob Lauderdale (SS). JP Chapman, a junior, returns to the diamond and will man 1st Base.
The Warriors start the season with back-to-back home games, following up tonight's season opener by hosting Terrell Academy on Friday. The challenging slate includes a trip to Tallahassee to face perennial power North Florida Christian, a return date across town with Thomasville High, a neutral site contest with Florida State University School, and a late season game at home against Wakulla (FL) High School. The Warriors will be battle tested come Region time to face the likes of Tiftarea, Valwood, Deerfield-Windsor, and Southland.
Thursday and Friday saw the Spring Sports season start off on a positive note, as the Varsity Golf and Boys Varsity Tennis both started their seasons with victories. To see photos and read a full recap, click here!
The Lady Warrior and Warrior Basketball programs both finished successful seasons with tough defeats in their respective GISA AAA Quarterfinal matchups.
On Friday, the Lady Warriors were defeated by defending State Champion Pinewood Christian Academy. A cold-shooting 1st Quarter saw the girls fall behind by 10 and forced Brookwood to play from a deficit the rest of the way. A strong 2nd Quarter from Brookwood tightened the game, only trailing by a small margin at halftime by the score of 17 to 20.
The third Quarter saw Pinewood expand their lead to as many as 13, but the Lady Warriors continued to fight back - narrowing the deficit to 4 by the end of the period. The Lady Warriors were unable to carry enough momentum in the 4th, falling by a final score of 49-37. Holland Walker led the team in scoring with 17 points, Ann Murray Jackson netted 9 points for the game.
It was the first trip to the Quarterfinals for Lady Warrior Basketball since 2013. They finished their successful season with 16 wins against a tough schedule. Key highlights included ending Westwood's 35-game winning streak, going 4-0 at home against Region opponents, wins over much larger schools from Tallahassee such as Chiles and Leon, and a third consecutive appearance in the Region Championship game. The Lady Warriors will lose leading scorer and captain Jordan Thompson to graduation. She will continue her basketball career at Thomas University as a student-athlete.
On Saturday, the Boys made their trip to Macon to face Bethlehem Christian Academy. In front of a large crowd, the Warriors and Knights went head-to-head in a closely contested game that came down to the wire. Falling behind by 7 in the 2nd Quarter, the biggest lead for either team the entire game, Brookwood clawed back to within 1 immediately to start the 3rd Quarter on a Jack Boltja made 3-pointer. From there, it was a one-possession game the rest of the way. Entering the 4th Quarter, Brookwood still had not taken the lead back and trailed 32-33.
The game went into Overtime, tied at 41-41. Harrison Owens drove to the basket and converted a tough layup plus the bonus free-throw to give Brookwood a 44-41 lead early in the extra frame. With Brookwood ahead 45-43, Bethlehem Christian made a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to take the lead. Brookwood had one final shot that didn't fall, ending the season with a tough 45-46 loss at the hands of the Knights.
It was the first trip to the Quarterfinals since 2011 for Warrior Basketball. They finish their successful season with a final record of 18-11 (6-2) while playing a challenging schedule. Key highlights included a win over Brooks County, two wins at the Freeport (FL) Christmas Tournament, winning both the Region's regular season (6-2 record) and post-season tournament - the first Region Championships for Warrior Basketball since 2011. The reward was hosting a 1st Round playoff game in front of a packed Beverly Athletic Center and defeating Dominion Christian 63-50. The Warriors will lose the important trio of Kurtis Brown, Jacob Atkinson, and Zack Milberg to graduation.
The Lady Warrior and Warrior Soccer program will start their respective seasons on the road tomorrow at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon.
The Girls will start the season with kickoff at 5:30 p.m. and the Boys will follow at 7:30 p.m. against the Trojans.
The Lady Warriors return a strong nucleus from last year's Region Runner-Up team which fell in the 1st Round of the GISA Playoffs against TCS-Dublin. The veteran team will be led by two seniors, Peyton Middleton and Caroline Wolff, as well as a core group of juniors that includes Holland Walker, Mollie Vick, Caroline Elkins, Anna Vick, and Madison Butler. The first chance to catch the Lady Warriors at home will be next Monday against Colquitt County at 5:30 p.m.
The Warriors return experience and depth, featuring a senior class of Bridger Middleton, Colin Grimsley, Jacob Parrott, Jonathan Burns, William Lee, and Vincent Yokley. Multiple underclassmen who made All-Region last year return as well, including Tyson Joyner, Emmett Miles, and Ben Filston. They will look to build on last year's success and compete in this year's Region against Deerfield-Windsor and Valwood. The first chance to catch the Warriors at home will be next Monday against Colquitt County at 7:30 p.m.
Brookwood Senior Bridger Middleton was named Scholar Athlete of the Week by sports anchor Alison Posey of WTXL ABC News Channel 27! Congratulations to Bridger and good luck to our Warrior Soccer team as season gets underway.
Bridger maintains an impressive 4.4 GPA while competing in Football and Soccer.
The Brookwood Lady Warriors won their 1st Round Playoff game last night against Notre Dame Academy, 69-32.
Brookwood jumped out to a dominant 32-8 lead early in the 2nd Quarter behind hot shooting from the outside. By halftime the lead expanded to 49-14, combining tough defense and 7 made 3-pointers as a team.
Erin Lewis finished with 17 points and Jordan Thompson had 14 in the first State Tournament win for Brookwood Girls' Basketball since 2013.
Up next is Friday's AAA State Quarterfinal against Pinewood Christian. That game will be at 4:30 p.m, hosted by neutral site Stratford Academy in Macon. A win would clinch the Lady Warriors' first Final Four appearance since 2008.
Scoring - Erin Lewis 17 (5 made 3PT); Jordan Thompson 14; Jordan Burns 9; Holland Walker 8; Christy James 6; Ann Murray Jackson 4; Ella Grace Squires 4; Mollie Vick 3; Ryan Gaston 2; Jadyn Hester 2
The Lady Warrior basketball team traveled to Americus to defeat Deerfield-Windsor on Thursday night by the final score of 62-58 on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State in the Storm Dome. Brookwood led from start to finish, leading 13-10 at the end of the 1st Quarter after making back to back 3s. The Warriors controlled a 24-21 lead into the lockerroom at halftime. The star of the game was sharp-shooting Sophomore Erin Lewis, who finished with a game-high 23 points (17 in the 2nd Half) behind the strength of six made three-pointers. Senior Jordan Thompson made multiple big baskets down the stretch, finishing with 15 points. Junior Mollie Vick led the way with 7 assists.
The win advanced the Lady Warriors to Friday's Region Championship game for a third season in a row.
An exciting, back and forth 1st Half showed the Lady Warriors toughness against the hometown and host Southland Lady Raiders. Christy James's steal and coast-to-coast finish gave Brookwoood a 20-18 lead with less than a minute to go in the 2nd Quarter. Southland responded with a basket of their own, resulting in a tied game at 20-20 to go into halftime.
The Lady Warriors were unable to force their tempo in the second half, eventually falling by the final score of 44-30.
The runner-up finish earns a #2-seed in the Playoffs. Up next is a trip to Pinewood Christian Academy in Bellville, GA who will host the Lady Warriors neutral-site contest tomorrow against Notre Dame Academy. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
The Lady Warriors are just 2 wins away from the AAA Final Four and the chance to return to the Storm Dome at GSW! To see the State Playoff Brackets, click here! Scroll down to AAA Girls to see Brookwood's road in the State Tournament.
The Warriors overcame travel frustrations and some large deficits Thursday and Friday, but came back both nights to defeat Southland Academy and Tiftarea Academy to win the GISA AAA-3 Region Tournament.
Despite being the 1-seed for the weekend the Warriors had to travel nearly two hours to Americus as Georgia Southwestern State hosted the tournament. Facing the hometown Southland Raiders, falling behind by 14 in the 2nd Quarter was not the start the Warriors wanted.
The 8-1 Brookwood stretch late in the 2nd Quarter, capitalized by a Sam Barrett 3 right before the buzzer, pulled the Warriors to within single digits at 20-27. Brookwood settled in offensively after halftime and took a 48-41 lead midway through the 4th Quarter. The Raiders took advantage of Brookwood’s foul trouble and were able to drive it the rim late, resulting in a three-point play by Southland's Max Foster to force overtime at 50-50.
Jack Boltja responded with a floater in the lane to tie it at 52 on the second possession of the overtime period. After another Raider basket, Boltja struck again with the go-ahead three-pointer to give Brookwood a 55-54 advantage with less than 2 minutes to play. JP Chapman sank both free throws to put the Warriors ahead 57-54 with 10 seconds left. Jacob Atkinson applied full court pressure on Foster, who finished with a game-high 21 points for the Raiders, forcing a missed a 3-pointer as time expired for the Warriors to advance. Harrison Owens finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Barrett and Kurtis Brown each had 10 points.
After a 1:00 AM arrival back in Thomasville early Friday morning and driving to Americus again Friday after school, the sluggish Warriors couldn’t get the lid off the rim to start Friday’s championship game. Trailing by 18 in the 2nd Quarter, the Warriors found themselves facing an uphill climb again.
By halftime, the 18-point deficit was already cut to 12 courtesy a 6-0 Brookwood run. For the second night in a row, the Warriors were a different team in the 3rd, outpacing the Panthers up the floor in a dominant 25-11 quarter to take a 37-35 lead going into the 4th. Brookwood shot 18 of 23 in the 2nd Half as a team from the free-throw line, a major difference in the game. Harrison Owens finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. JP Chapman posted 13 points of his own in the 51-45 win. It’s the Warriors’ first Region championship since 2008.
“Both nights were absolute team wins. Great plays by so many different players. Positive team energy from everyone. Proud of the guys for taking advantage of their opportunity. We’re excited to host Wednesday night,” said Coach Giudice.
The Warriors host three visiting teams on Wednesday, as they face Dominion Christian from Marietta at 7:30 p.m. in the Beverly Athletic Center. In the 6:00 p.m. game, Frederica Academy will take on Bethlehem Christian. The two winners would match up in the 2nd Round on Saturday in Macon.
The two Brookwood basketball programs capped off the regular season in dramatic fashion, with the Lady Warriors and Warriors both defeating Southland Academy on Friday night in close contests. The Senior Night victories capped a perfect Region record at home for the two teams, as they combined to go 8-0 in the Beverly Athletic Center against GISA AAA-3 opponents.
In the first game of the evening, the Lady Warriors’ defense won a game of contrasting styles. Facing Southland’s slower-paced, half-court game Brookwood came away with a 47-39 win. After trailing 7-9 at the end of the 1st Quarter, Brookwood took control with a 15-2 run to start the second frame and maintained that lead the rest of the way.
The Lady Warriors were led in scoring by TU signee Jordan Thompson’s 13-point night and Mollie Vick’s 10, all of which came in the first half for the junior point guard to spark the 22-13 halftime lead. An Erin Lewis made three-pointer gave Brookwood their largest lead of the game late in the 3rd Quarter, a 28-15 advantage. Thompson was also a standout defensively with five steals, Vick facilitated the offense with five assists, and Lewis scored 9 points - all from behind the 3-point arc.The win against Southland gives the Lady Warriors (14-10, 5-3) a win over each Region opponent this season.
The Lady Warriors will return to action in the AAA-3 Region Tournament at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus on Thursday against Deerfield-Windsor. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
In the night’s final game, Brookwood needed an extra four minutes to down the visiting Raiders in overtime by the final score of 60-56. A back and forth first half saw the Warriors take a 23-16 advantage late in the 2nd quarter from working the inside-outside combination of Kurtis Brown and JP Chapman. Brown’s second foul sent the senior big man to the bench and Brookwood fell flat offensively with turnovers and cold-shooting. A 14-0 Southland run spanned the closing minutes of the 2nd quarter and the first part of the 3rd to put the Warriors behind 23-30.
Brookwood switched to full-court pressure to flip momentum and it paid off. 8th Grader Garrett Ledford provided a spark off the bench early in the 4th Quarter. The lefty guard knocked down a game-tying three-pointer and followed it up in a matter of seconds with a steal and score in transition to put the Warriors up 42-40. Harrison Owens sank two free throws with 45 seconds left to tie the game at 50 all. Owens’ started the overtime period with a 3-pointer for Brookwood to go up 53-50 and then assisted J.P. Chapman’s layup on a backdoor cut to lead 57-53 with 1:30 left. Leading 58-56 with 7 seconds remaining, Owens finished it off at the free-throw sinking two more foul shots to put the game out of reach at 60-56.
Chapman led the way on both ends of the floor with a 23 point, 9 rebound, 4 assist, and 4 steal performance. Owens tallied 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals. Kurtis Brown finished with 15 points inside.
Brookwood (15-10, 6-2) will return to action as the #1-seed in the AAA-3 Region Tournament at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. They will face the winner of Tuesday’s play-in game between Valwood and Southland.
The two Brookwood basketball programs went on the road Tuesday night and came home with runaway victories.
The Lady Warriors started the evening with a dominant first half, using their full-court press to speed up the tempo. Defense and rebounding ignited the offense, as Brookwood was attacking the rim in transition from the tip to aid a 27-5 run in the second quarter and control a 50-17 halftime lead. Eleven players appeared in the scoring column, while Holland Walker was perfect from the field in scoring her 13 points. Erin Lewis and Jordan Thompson each scored 10, primarily in the first half. Ella Grace Squires and Christy James, both freshmen, saw significant minutes and each grabbed 10 rebounds in the 69-31 win.
Brookwood will play host to Southland Academy for Senior Night this Friday. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with Jordan Thompson, the team's lone senior, to be honored after the game.
Seeding for next week's Region Tournament is locked on the Girls side. Even with a Brookwood victory against the Lady Raiders (6-1), Southland will enter next week's tournament as the 1-seed. Brookwood is guaranteed to play the Lady Knights of Deerfield-Windsor in Thursday's first semifinal game at Georgia Southwestern University. The two split the regular season meetings, with Brookwood dominant in a 69-40 home victory in the Beverly Athletic Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
In Boys action last night, the Warriors featured a balanced scoring attack in the paint and from beyond the three-point line. Harrison Owens' three-pointer at the buzzer to go into halftime put the Warriors ahead for good with a 42-26 lead. Brookwood was intent on pushing the pace offensively and it showed in the 86-51 win. All five starters reached double figures in the scoring column, the type of balance the Warriors have focused on having throughout the year. Owens and JP Chapman led the way with 19 and 16 points respectively. Sam Barrett (14), Jack Boltja (13), and Kurtis Brown (12) made the Warriors difficult to guard from all five spots.
Brookwood will play host to Southland Academy for Senior Night this Friday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. with Kurtis Brown, Jacob Atkinson, and Zack Milberg to be honored before the game.
With a win Friday, Brookwood (5-2) can capture the #1 seed in next week's Region Tournament.
GISA AAA-3 Region Standings Girls Basketball Southland 6-1 Deerfield-Windsor 6-2 Brookwood 4-3 Tiftarea 2-5 Valwood 0-7
GISA AAA-3 Region Standings Boys Basketball Brookwood 5-2 Deerfield-Windsor 5-3 Tiftarea 4-3 Southland 3-4 Valwood 1-6
The Warriors and Lady Warriors basketball programs won convincingly last night as they hosted Tiftarea Academy. The two wins were both decided with aggressive, momentum-filled scoring runs in the first half. With last night's victories, both teams are now 3-0 in Region home games in the Beverly Athletic Center.
The Warriors rolled by a final score of 61-41, improving to 7-2 in their last 9 games with the two losses by a combined total of just three points.
It was a 21-4 spurt in the second quarter which sparked the rout, flipping a 14-15 deficit into a 35-19 halftime lead. Brookwood's pressure defense forced numerous Panther turnovers to create transition offense. Sam Barrett led the Warriors with 17 points and Kurtis Brown netted 10. Nine different Brookwood players contributed in the scoring column, with all twelve who dressed playing significant minutes.
The Warriors are now 4-1 in AAA Region-3 and travel to Deerfield (4-2 in Region play) on Friday for a contest with first-place implications on the line.
In girls action, the Lady Warriors started the night with a Region win of their own to improve to 3-2 in AAA Region-3. A sharpshooting first half for Erin Lewis jumpstarted the Lady Warriors. The sophomore had 18 points at halftime, helping build a 30-16 Brookwood advantage. Lewis finished with 20 points and Jordan Thompson chipped in 19 points of her own in the dominant 57-23 win.
The win moves the Lady Warriors to 3-2 in Region play. Up next is an opportunity Friday night at 5-1 Deerfield to capture the important head-to-head sweep against the Lady Knights and regain control of the Region.
GISA AAA Region 3 Girls Basketball Standings Deerfield-Windsor 5-1 Southland 4-1 Brookwood 3-2 Tiftarea 2-4 Valwood 0-6
GISA AAA Region 3 Boys Basketball Standings Brookwood 4-1 Deerfield-Windsor 4-2 Tiftarea 3-3 Southland 2-3 Valwood 1-5
The Warrior and Lady Warrior basketball teams swept a weekend homestand over rivals Deerfield-Windsor and Valwood, combining to go 4-0 in less than 24 hours of action in the Beverly Athletic Center. To read a full recap and see highlights of the wins, click here.
Both the Warrior and Lady Warrior Basketball programs showed resiliency in their most recent performances, bouncing back after frustrating losses to gain valuable wins.
The Lady Warriors were defeated on the road in Camilla Saturday night at Westwood, but responded by defeating Leon High School at home on Tuesday night, 56-50. In a game which featured multiple momentum swings, the Lady Warriors were able to impose their pressing and aggressive tempo on the visiting Lady Lions. Brookwood was led in scoring by Jordan Thompson's 18 points, complemented by Holland Walker and Mollie Vick netting 11 and 9 respectively.
The win improves the Lady Warriors to 6-2 on the season as they break for Exams. They will return to action in next week's annual Holiday Hoops Tournament here on campus.
The Boys were shorthanded Friday night in a home loss to Florida High at the hands of the visiting Seminoles. With no time to dwell on the defeat, the Warriors traveled to Camilla Saturday to play in a tough environment at Westwood. A dominant 22-8 run to start the game allowed the Warriors to win 64-57, improving to 5-2 overall on the season. Kurtis Brown led Brookwood with 18 points, followed by Harrison Owens with 16.
The Warriors will play at North Florida Christian on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in a re-scheduled game before playing in Brookwood's Holiday Hoops next week.
It was an exciting week of Warrior Basketball from start to finish. The Boys and Girls Varsity teams were the highlight, capturing wins that should build momentum for this season and into coming years.
The Warriors hosted Jefferson County (FL) High on Tuesday, winning by the final score of 71-50. Brookwood led from start to finish, taking a commanding 40-17 halftime lead into the lockerroom. Brookwood maintained composure and handled the Tigers' pressure in the 2nd Half and didn't allow any hopes for a comeback.
The Warriors had great balance in scoring, led by JP Chapman with 22, Kurtis Brown's 16 points, Jack Boltja's 15, and Harrison Owens finishing with 14.
On Friday night, the Lady Warriors defeated the Westwood School Lady Wildcats in front of a packed house. After falling behind early, Brookwood battled their way back and settled in during the 2nd Quarter. The Lady Warriors dominated the 3rd Quarter, flipping a 28-33 halftime deficit into a 48-38 lead going into the 4th Quarter. Brookwood beat the Lady Wildcats at their own game, pressing and forcing Westwood into mistakes. An exciting finish gave the Warriors a 60-57 win. The win snapped Westwood's 34-game winning streak.
On Saturday, the Lady Warriors returned to defeat Brooks County 61-37. Jordan Thompson and Erin Lewis led the team in scoring, each netting 13 points.
The Varsity Boys team took the night off Friday to prepare for Saturday's game against Brooks County. Brooks County came in confident after beating Thomas County Central by 15 on Tuesday night. The Warriors started strong and led the entire first half, leading 28-20 at the halftime break.
A flat Warrior 3rd Quarter flipped the momentum, giving the Trojans a 38-33 leading going into the final period.
Brookwood fought back to start the 4th quarter, as the Warriors took the lead on a 9-0 run. Sam Barrett's corner three-pointer put the Warriors up 50-42 with just over 2 minutes remaining in the game. A made free throw by Harrison Owens with 10 seconds left put the Warriors up 51-47 and comfortably in control. The Warriors smartly let the Trojans make a layup with just under 5 seconds left and held the ball out of bounds as the clock ran out. The Trojans were out of timeouts.
The Warriors were once again well balanced in the scoring column, being led by Kurtis Brown with 11. Jack Boltja, Harrison Owens, and Sam Barrett each finished with 10 points.
The win improves Brookwood to 3-1 overall on the season.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday, traveling to Dawson to take on Terrell Academy. Girls Varsity tips at 6:30 with the Boys following at 8:00.
With the Middle School seasons already a few games in, the Varsity Basketball teams get to take the court for their first set of games next week as Brookwood will host its first Thanksgiving Tip-Off Classic.
The Girls team, which returns 100 percent of its minutes played and points scored from a season ago, will be led by Coach Todd Webb in his first season. All-Region players Jordan Thompson, Holland Walker, and Mollie Vick return to anchor an impressive group with sights on the Region Championship and the GISA Playoffs.
For the Boys side, the Warriors should improve in their second season with Coach Drew Giudice. The Warriors will have size, rotating in four players at 6'3" or taller. The team expects to use this advantage in rebounding and on the defensive end of the floor. After playing with an inexperienced roster a year ago, the Warriors are a more seasoned team which will contend in Region and into the Playoffs.
The Thanksgiving Tip-Off will be in the Beverly Athletic Center next Monday and Tuesday, November 19th and 20th. Fans can get a sneak peek at future Warrior opponents such as the Deerfield-Windsor boys and the Westwood School girls. See below for a full schedule.
Monday, November 19
3:00 pm (Girls) - North Florida Christian vs. Westwood School
4:30 pm (Boys) - Deerfield-Windsor vs. Valdosta High
6:00 pm (Girls) - Brookwood vs. Chiles High
7:30 pm (Boys) - Brookwood vs. Westwood School
Tuesday, November 20
1:30 pm (Girls) - Chiles High vs. Westwood School
3:00 pm (Boys) - Deerfield-Windsor vs. Westwood School
4:30 pm (Girls) - Brookwood vs. North Florida Christian
Varsity Football returns to the GISA AAA Playoffs on Friday night, as they will travel to Statesboro to face the Bulloch Academy Gators in the 1st Round. The Warriors were one of twelve AAA teams to qualify for the Playoffs.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The winner will advance to face John Milledge Academy in the 2nd Round, as all regular season Region champions received a 1st Round bye.
Varsity Football's game at Valwood tomorrow night in Hahira has been tabbed as WTXL News Channel 27 Game of the Week! The game between the Warriors and the Valiants will have major implications on playoff seeding.
Warrior Softball completed an improbable comeback on Tuesday night, defeating Deerfield-Windsor on Senior Night at Fenlon Field. In a memorable final home game for the 4 Warrior seniors, Brookwood won 9-8 with a 4-run rally in the Bottom of the 7th. Read more...
Sunday was a big day for Warrior Golf, as multiple Warriors were impressive in a Southeast Junior Golf Tour tournament at Glen Arven. Congratulations to Sam Barrett, Jack Boltja, Katherine Cook, and J.D. Culbreth!
Former Brookwood Warriors, and now collegiate teammates at Sewanee, Carson Allen and Max Beverly are off to strong starts in their first semester of college.
The Sewanee Tigers defeated Austin College on Saturday, 28-20, to improve to 2-1 on the season. Beverly and Allen both saw action Saturday, with Allen making a great tackle on the special teams unit covering kickoffs.
Varsity Football's win from Friday was featured in the weekend edition of the Times-Enterprise. The Warriors dominated Notre Dame Academy, winning 45-0 at home. The Warriors will travel to Loganville Chrisitian this week as they look to improve on their 3-1 record.
To read the entire article from the Times-Enterprise, click here!
Middle School Softball had an exciting, come-from-behind win last night over Valwood. The Lady Warriors captured the victory by a final score of 8 to 6. Carriyona Williams scored the go-ahead run late in the game for the Warriors to take the lead.
Boys and Girls Cross Country made the short trip to Camilla on Saturday, running at a race hosted by Westwood School. The Warriors had a stellar performance, highlighted by the Varsity Girls winning 1st Place as a team. The Lady Warriors placed four runners in the Top 7 finishers of the race. Read more...
Thursdays provide great opportunity for the younger Warriors in the football program to get on the field and compete. Read the recap from yesterday's sub-Varsity action, as our Youth, Middle School, and JV teams all saw action.
Last week's Varsity football game featured a great highlight pass and catch from Joe Parker to Kurtis Brown. Through an online vote, Kurtis and Joe earned WTXL's Play of the Week. Congratulations, Warriors!
Thursdays provide great opportunity for the younger Warriors in the football program to get on the field and compete. Read the recap from yesterday's sub-Varsity action, as our Youth, Middle School, and JV teams all saw action.
Thursdays provide great opportunity for the younger Warriors in the football program to get on the field and compete. Read the recap from yesterday's sub-Varsity action, as our Youth, Middle School, and JV teams all saw action. Read more and see photos...
See photos from Saturday's Middle School Football Jamboree. The Warriors hosted five other teams on campus including Thomas County Middle School, Florida State University School, Tiftarea Academy, North Florida Christian, and Valwood School. It was a great day of preparation for the upcoming season and a sneak preview of the future stars in South Georgia and North Florida.
Varsity Softball started the 2018-19 Warrior Athletics school year across town at Thomasville High School. Dropping the decision by a final score of 4-1, the Lady Warriors found plenty of positives in the circle, field, and at the plate to build on going forward. Read more...
Youth and Middle School Warrior Football will host a six-team pre-season jamboree on Saturday, August 18th. See the schedule attached for more information. Come out and support the future of South Georgia and North Florida football!
Led by a group of 16 seniors, many at key positions, the Brookwood Warriors delivered some optimism on Friday ending their first week of practice in full pads with their annual Blue-White Scrimmage. Read more...
This week, Brookwood Athletics is highlighting our athletes from the Class of 2018 transitioning to their time in college. Today's is Carson Allen, who will be going to Sewanee: The University of the South in Monteagle, TN to study and be a member of the Tigers football team. To read Carson's Q&A, click here!
This week, Brookwood Athletics is highlighting our athletes from the Class of 2018 transitioning to their time in college. Today's is Dara Moore, who will be going to Young Harris College in North Georgia to study and be a member of the Mountain Lions softball team. To read Dara's Q&A, click here!
This week, Brookwood Athletics is highlighting our athletes from the Class of 2018 transitioning to their time in college. Today's is Thomas Harrison, who will be going to Sewanee: The University of the South in Monteagle, TN to study and be a member of the Tigers tennis team. To read Thomas's Q&A, click here!
Over the next few days, Brookwood Athletics will be highlighting our athletes from the Class of 2018 who are transitioning to their time in college. Today's is Adam Davis, who will be going to Point University in West Point, GA to study and be a member of the Skyhawks football team. To read Adam's Q&A, click here!
Over the next few days, Brookwood Athletics will be highlighting our athletes from the Class of 2018 who are transitioning to their time in college. Today's is Max Beverly, who will be going to Sewanee: The University of the South in Monteagle, TN to study and be a member of the Tigers football team. To read Max's Q&A, click here!
The Lady Warrior basketball team competed at Florida State University Women's Basketball team camp over the weekend, competing against teams from throughout the southeast. Coach Webb and the girls were featured on ABC News WTXL 27 out of Tallahassee. See the full video here!
This past weekend, Warrior football went to Chiles High School to compete in their 7 on 7 Tournament and came away with wins against Wakulla High, FAMU DRS, and Florida High. To read a full summary of the day, see the article in today's Times-Enterprise here!
It was a big week for Brookwood golfers at UGA’s golf camp. Katherine Cook, JD Culbreth, and Emmett Miles all worked on their individual games while receiving instruction and tips from the UGA coaching staff and players.
Katherine received MVP, Overall Girls Champ, and Match Play Putting Champ. JD and Emmett both won their age divisions. Great job, Warriors!
Sewanee announced its Athletics Hall of Fame for the 2018 class this week. Former Brookwood Warrior Sally Jackson Williams, who was a four-time all-conference selection in her time with Sewanee women's basketball, earned their Hall of Fame distinction.
The class will be recognized at Sewanee's homecoming weekend in late October. Read more here!
Athletic Conditioning and Yoga classes for Middle School and Upper School girls, taught by Madeline Rollins and Lee Saussy, have begun this week on campus.
The group will meet in the Multipurpose Room of the Beverly Athletic Center on weekdays Monday through Thursday at 4:00 p.m. The focus of class is to provide a safe and fun athletic experience to help Lady Warriors remain active and fit during the summer. They will also help prepare for participation in Brookwood Athletics and learn valuable workout skills for lifelong fitness.
Brookwood Warriors Levi Singletary and Bradley Cohen competed at the Georgia BASS Nation High School Fishing Classic this past week on Lake Eufala, winning the GISA Interscholastic Tournament that was held as part of the event. The pair has competed throughout the spring in various tournaments around the State, working towards the ultimate goal last Thursday and Friday. They were one of 108 teams that qualified and competed in the event.
On the tournament’s first day, conditions were tough thanks to the recent passing of Tropical Storm Alberto. The winds were high and there was muddy water to find bass in for the team. At the end of day one, Singletary and Cohen were at the top of the leaderboard with a 5 fish limit weighing in at 19.39 lbs. Day two presented its own challenges for the participants as the weather grew hotter and the sun emerged. Fishing was tougher for the team and they brought a 5-fish limit weighing 12.73 lbs to the scale for a two day total weight of 32.12 lbs. After a long wait watching the remaining teams weigh in, the Fishing Warriors were announced as 4th place overall and 1st within the GISA.
Their impressive finish earned the Fishing Warriors a spot in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. Nationals will be in Paris, Tennessee on Kentucky Lake in early August.
In Part II of Brookwood Athletics Year in Review, we'll take a look back at the most memorable game for each team. These were some highlight moments for our Warrior athletes in the Spring! Read more...
Natalie Tyler committed to continuing her soccer career next year at LaGrange College, as she signed with the Panthers at the soccer team's end of season banquet. As a senior goalkeeper, Natalie helped anchor a defense that was strong all year. The Lady Warriors registered eight shutouts with Tyler in goal. At one point in the middle of the season the Warrior defense only surrendered one goal in a seven game winning streak.
Natalie becomes the seventh member of Brookwood's 2018 graduating class to commit to a collegiate athletic career. She joins Max Beverly and Carson Allen (football, Sewanee), Thomas Harrison (tennis, Sewanee), Adam Davis (football, Point University) and softball players Dara Moore (Young Harris College) and Landry Joyner (East Georgia State).
In Part II of Brookwood Athletics Year in Review, we'll take a look back at the most memorable game for each team. These were some highlight moments for our Warrior athletes in the Winter! Read more...
Senior Preston Young and Sophomore Holland Walker were both stars on the soccer field this year for their respective Warrior teams, helping the Boys' and Girls' soccer programs to Region 3-AAA runner-up finishes. The pair was rewarded for their outstanding play by both being named to the GISA AAA All-State teams today. Read more...
Two young Warriors were impressive over the weeked at a sectional baseball competition in Dothan, AL. Rodge Waldrop and Briggs Daniel both qualified for the Sectional hit, run, and throw competition after winning their age group for Thomasville. At the Sectional competition, both earned 1st place again in their age division, with Waldrop competing in the 12U division and Daniel competing in the 10U.
In Part I of Brookwood Athletics "Year in Review", we would like to acknowledge a few individual highlights of our athletes. Below is a list of our All-Region and All-State performers this year! Read more...
Rachel Cooper '17 was named the Capital Athletic Conference's rookie of the year this week, as she has had an outstanding first year on the tennis team at University of Mary Washington. Read more on the All-CAC teams here!
This past Saturday, Rachel was a key component in the Eagles win over Washington & Lee in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament. Read more on the exciting match here!
The Brookwood Golf team closed out their season Monday with a 3rd place finish at the GISA AAA state golf tournament at Sapelo Hammock Golf Course in Shellman Bluff, GA.
Frederica Academy was the State Champion with a team score of 299. The Warriors tied for State Runner-Up after 18 holes with Pinewood Christian Academy at 328, however, the Warriors lost in a one hole playoff to finish 3rd. Jack Boltja was the low-scorer for the Warriors on the day with a 79.
A highlight of the day for Brookwood was Katherine Cook winning the ranking of Female Low Medalist in GISA AAA with her day on the course.
A young and talented Brookwood team loses only one senior and returns a full lineup next year.
Brookwood's Senior class is sending two more athletes to compete collegiately. Carson Allen and Adam Davis both signed their letters of intent to attend and play for the schools of their choice on Monday morning.
This brings the senior class total to six athletes who will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Other Warriors continuing on athletically are Max Beverly (football, Sewanee) and Thomas Harrison (tennis, Sewanee). The Lady Warrior softball program graduates Dara Moore (Young Harris College) and Landry Joyner (East Georgia State) to the collegiate level.
We are proud of all our Warriors and their college choices!
Brookwood's Track and Field team competed at the GISA AAA State Meet this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The highlight of the event was 11th grader Kurtis Brown emerging as the AAA State Champion in the Boys High Jump. Brown cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in Friday's Field events.
A few other leapers at the meet for Brookwood were 8th grader Ella Grace Squires and 11th grader Jordan Thompson. Squires finished 3rd in High Jump in the Girls AAA event, while 11th grader Jordan Thompson finished tied for 6th. Christy James, also an 8th grader, was good for 7th in the State in the Long Jump event, clearing 15 feet, 3 inches.
Brookwood also competed well in one of the most exciting events, Saturday's 4x100 Meter Relay. The Warrior team of Squires, James, Abigail Middleton, and Abbie Bustle posted a season-best time of 52.87 seconds and finished in 6th place in the State. With two middle schoolers on the team, joining forces with a freshman (Middleton) and a junior (Bustle), the team will return all four runners next year and expects to be even stronger.
Also competing at the State Meet were Jessie Wortman, Tia Scott, Rayne Deese, Jack Saussy (3200 Meter Race), Max Beverly (Shot Put), Ann Murray Jackson (Discus), Will Cook (Triple Jump), and Noah Owens (Triple Jump, 300M Hurdles).
The Lady Warriors were dominant Wednesday night in their defeat of the Lady Valiants, taking a 1-0 halftime lead before opening it up in the second half with three more goals.
Ryan Gaston gave the Warriors their start for the night, scoring an impressive shot off her left foot into the bottom corner of the net. To start the second half, Gaston assisted a Holland Walker header to expand the lead to 2-0.
Less than two minutes of game action later, Walker scored again. This time from a Jessie Wortman assist. To finish off the scoring, Senior Mazie Barrett put in a Penalty Kick after being taken down.
The win improved the Warriors to 10-4-1 in the regular season and secured a 2nd place finish in GISA AAA Region 3. The Warriors will next host a playoff match next week.
Boys Soccer prevailed over Region rival Deerfield-Windsor on Tuesday night, with a thrilling last-second goal by Ty Joyner off of a Preston Young free kick to send the game into overtime at 2-2. Brookwood came through on Penalty Kicks, winning 4-3. Read more...
Brookwood Baseball put together one of its better efforts of the season Friday afternoon, hosting Southland Academy for the final regular season Region play game. After falling behind 3-0 before even coming to bat, the Warriors dominated the rest of the way for a 9-4 win. Read more...
Warrior Golf experienced an upset at the AAA-3 Region match today, coming in as runner-up to Valwood at the Valdosta Country Club. The Warriors shot 312 as a team, finishing two strokes over Valwood, and came in second at the five-team Region match.
Freshman Jack Boltja was the low scorer for the Warriors, shooting a 76 on the day. The Warriors also had strong scores from Catherine Cook (78) and Sam Barrett (78) and Georgia Arline (80).
Boltja was named to the All-Region team along with Senior Hill Turner.
The Warriors must regroup and focus on next week's GISA State match.
The first day of action at GISA Individual State Tennis match was good to the Brookwood players in attendance. All Warrior Singles players and Doubles teams won their 1st Round matches, advancing them to the State Quarterfinal matchups.
In Ladies' Singles action, Jenna Merschman and Cricket Daniel both won their 1st Round match before losing in the Quarterfinals. Merschman defeated Emily Harrison of Trinity Christian-Dublin, while Daniel ousted Irene Lee from Pinewood. On the Men's Singles side, Dallas Forsyth suffered the same fate. Forsyth won his 1st Round match against Conner Gandy of EBA but lost in the Quarterfinals to the state's #1 seeded player, Britton Johnson of William Reed Academy.
For the other Men's Singles action, Landon Carter and Andrew Cooper both advanced to Tuesday's GISA Semifinals with wins in the 1st Round and Quarterfinals. Carter took down Hunter Woods of EBA in the 1st Round while Cooper handled Dylan McHugh of Frederica. Cooper and Carter now are on opposite sides of the bracket in Semifinal matches tomorrow and would meet in the State Championship if they both win earlier in the day.
The doubles teams of Thomas Harrison/Bradley Merschman and Alden Harrison/Nic Kadel both went 2-0 on the day, earning 1st Round and Quarterfinal wins. Both teams advance to Tuesday's Semifinal round. The two pairs now are in opposite Semifinal matches tomorrow and would meet in the State Championship if they both win earlier in the day.
The Brookwood Basketball programs were well represented on the Thomasville Times-Enterprise All-Area teams for the 2017-2018 season. The Lady Warriors placed Jordan Thompson and Mollie Vick on the team, while Holland Walker was honorable mention and former coach Kim Taylor was named the paper's Area Coach of the Year. The Boys saw Noah Owens and J.P. Chapman named honorable mention All-Area. With Owens being the only senior of the five players highlighted, both programs will bring back important pieces.
The Middle School Golf Team won the Region 3 AAA golf tournament at the Griffin Bell Course in Americus. Brookwood shot a team score of 157, and was led by low medalist Franklin Beverly at 35, JD Culbreth 37, Shep Davis 42, and Sally Powell at 43.
Brookwood is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Webb as our new Girls Basketball Head Coach.The Lady Warriors will be under new leadership next season, as Coach Webb moves to Thomasville from Madisonville, Kentucky. Read more...
The Girls Track and Field team finished as GISA AAA-3 Region Runner-Up on Wednesday, with multiple athletes winning their events and many others qualifying for the GISA State Track & Field Meet in Macon. Read more...
Brookwood Soccer was defeated by Cairo High School, falling by the final score of 5-3. The Warriors led 2-0 after 20 min with great goals from Bridger Middleton and Jonathan Burns. A scoring frenzy late in the first frame had the score tied 3-3 at halftime after a strong come back from Cairo and another Warrior goal from Colin Grimsley, his career first. In the second half, game fitness prevailed for Cairo as they added another two goals, the Warriors battled hard to the final whistle and did themselves and their school proud.
Brookwood boys' and girls' tennis ended the regular season tonight against Valwood. The boys' season record will finish perfect at 12-0 and they are the clear favorite to win the region tournament with the #1, #2, and #4 seed at singles and the #1 and #2 seed at boys doubles.
On the girls side, Cricket Daniel is the #1 seed and Jenna Merschman is the region's #3 seed. The region tournament will be held in Albany immediately following spring break.
Congratulations to Hill Turner for being one of five GISA players selected to represent Team Georgia in the annual SECIS Golf Challenge March 26 at the Sea Island Resort Retreat course. Hill will play on Team Georgia with four other golfers from GISA schools, and they will compete against a team from Mississippi and South Carolina.
On Monday the Brookwood Golf team finished 2nd out of 12 teams in the Frederica Invitational Tournament in Jekyll Island. Brookwood shot a tournament score of 299. The low player for Brookwood, and 2nd overall in the tournament, was Jack Boltja at 68. Boltja was followed by Hill Turner with a 74, George Arline shooting 76, and Emmett Miles with an 81. Brookwood next plays in a 3 team match at Kinderlou Country Club on Thursday.
Senior Linebacker Carson Allen and Senior Running Back and Safety Adam Davis have both been named GISA All-Stars. The pair has been selected to participate in this Friday's All-Star game in Americus. Congrats, boys!
The Thomasville Times-Enterprise featured both our Boys and Girls basketball teams last week with their season preview. Read the article here! This week is a busy one in the Beverly Athletic Center, as Warrior Basketball will be hosting eight games this week before traveling to Westwood on Friday.
Tuesday, November 28th: MS Girls vs. Crisp Academy, 4:00 pm JV Boys vs. Crisp Academy, 5:00 pm Varsity Girls vs. Crisp Academy, 6:30 pm Varsity Boys vs. Crisp Academy, 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 30th: MS Girls vs. Grace Christian, 4:00 pm MS Boys White vs. Grace Christian, 5:00 pm Varsity Girls vs. Grace Christian, 6:30 pm Varsity Boys vs. Grace Christian, 8:00 pm
Friday, December 1st: MS Girls @ Westwood, 4:00 pm MS Boys Blue @ Westwood, 5:00 pm Varsity Girls @ Westwood, 6:30 pm Varsity Boys @ Westwood, 8:00 pm
The Warriors Clay Target Team competed at the Pinetucky Gun Club over the weekend, facing off against six other GISA schools and some 50 shooters. Jay Cooper finished 6th overall in the field of fifty with a score of 160. He scored 45 on Skeet, 76 on Sporting, and 39 on Trap. Sophomore Jared Hiers finished in the middle of the field with a score of 113.
The Warriors will next compete at Flint Skeet and Trap on November 4th.
Thursday evening and Friday night's home game against Deerfield-Windsor will serve as a celebration of the ten-year anniversary for the 2007 Warrior Football team that went 13-0 and won the GISA AA State Championship game against Windsor Academy 41-0. Read more...
Both Boys and Girls Middle School Cross Country teams competed in Statesboro this past weekend for their State Championship. Both teams had strong showings, with the Boys claiming the AAA state championship! Read more...
The Lady Warrior Softball program experienced it's best season in years, hosting a GISA playoff series Tuesday against Bulloch Academy. The visiting Gators took the best-of-three series, defeating the Warriors 5-0 in Game 1 and 10-4 in Game 2. Read more...
After splitting two games in the regular season against a strong Tiftarea Panther team, the Lady Warriors defeated Tiftarea yesterday 4-1 in a game to determine seeding in the GISA Playoffs starting next week. The win secured the 2-seed from Region 3-AAA for the Warriors, which rewards them with a host site next Tuesday. Read more...
The cross-country family had its home event this past weekend, running in the Pink Run here in Thomasville at Archbold Oncology Center. This was a great event to raise awareness for breast cancer and support our amazing community of Thomasville. Read more...
The Warrior Football team fell on the road at Tiftarea Friday night, losing by a final score of 34-26. The Warriors mounted a quick comeback late in the third quarter and into the fourth, but were unable to catch all the way up before the clock ran out. Read more...
The Lady Warriors capped their regular season on Tuesday afternoon with a 9-6 victory over the visiting Westwood Wildcats. It was Senior Day for the team, honoring GISA All-Stars Dara Moore and Landry Joyner. Read more...
The cross-country team had its third team event of the year this weekend hosted by Deerfield school in Albany Georgia, this was one of our biggest events of the year with over 15 teams present from around the state of Georgia. Read more...
Varsity Football dropped Friday night's game to rival Valwood, 27-0. It was a difficult night for the Warrior offense, unable to flip the field and gain advantage of any field position for the defense. Read Shane Thomas, of the Valdosta Daily Times, coverage here. Read more...
The Lady Warriors attempt of a regular season Region Championship fell just short yesterday, losing to the visiting Valwood Valiants 5-3. In front of a great crowd, the Warriors played well and held a 3-0 lead going into the top of the fifth inning. Read more...
Congratulations to seniors Landry Joiner and Dara Moore! The pitcher and catcher combination, who have guided the Warriors to their best season in years, have both been named GISA All-Stars. They have both been selected to participate in the GISA All-Star game, which will be held at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus on October 28th.
Moore is verbally committed to Young Harris University. The two led the Lady Warriors to a 5-3 record in Region play and have the team focused for a deep playoff run.
WTXL ABC News has tabbed Varsity Football's home game on Friday night against Valwood as their #WTXLFNF Game of the Week. Sports anchor Alison Posey previewed the game, with interviews from Shane Boggs and Valwood's Ashley Henderson. See the segment here!
The Lady Warriors Softball team came back from another deficit with late, clutch hits and won at Deerfield-Windsor last night by a final score of 9 to 5. The win is their fifth consecutive in Region play and sets up a winner-take-all game tomorrow night for the regular season championship against Valwood. Read more...
The Cross-Country team had its second team event of the year this weekend, hosted by Westwood School in Camilla. The competition was strong from the region and a great opportunity for the Warriors to compete. Read more...
Brookwood and Westwood combined for a whopping nine turnovers, but the Warriors were able to string together enough plays after halftime to claim a 24-7 victory at Warrior Field on Friday. Read more...
Senior football player Jordon Brinkley was featured by WTXL ABC News from Tallahassee as the Big Bend's Scholar Athlete of the Week. Sports anchor Alison Posey came to Brookwood and filmed the feature on Jordon, which aired on Wednesday night's news. Check out the segment here!
Down 2-0 early in the game was a hole the Lady Warriors knew they could come back from. The Lady Warriors won 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon, improving to 4-2 in Region play and now are in control of their path to the Region's #1 seed in postseason. Read more...
The Lady Warriors defeated the first place, and previously unbeaten in Region play, Tiftarea Panthers on Thursday in dramatic fashion. It was the Warriors third consecutive win in Region play and second consecutive on the road in their final at-bat. Read more...
Jumping out to a big early lead behind a clicking offense and a suffocating defense, the Warriors did enough in the second half to hold on for a 35-21 win at Pinewood Christian Academy Friday night. Read more...
In a game of wild momentum swings and comebacks, the Lady Warriors Softball team won a thriller on the road at Valwood Thursday afternoon, 13-9. The win over first-place and undefeated Valwood caps a big week for the Lady Warriors. Read More...
Warrior Cross Country ran this weekend at the XC Cougar Challenge at Phipps trail in Tallahassee, the competition was very strong with some of the top school and runners from the states of Georgia and Florida. Read more...
In what was originally scheduled to be the home opener for Warrior Football, the boys experienced their first loss of the season on Friday night. The Warriors lost at Lafayette High (Mayo, FL) 33-10. Read more...
Warrior Football improved to 2-0 on the season Friday night, gaining their second win away from home by defeating the Eagles 21-12. The Defense led the way, keeping the Terrell offense in check all night. Read more...
The Football team traveled to Montgomery, AL this weekend to play a rare Saturday night contest for their season opener. The Warriors defeated Marshall Academy (MS) by the final score of 45-29. Read more...
Softball's season and home opener against Brooks County on Tuesday was suspended due to lightning in the middle of the first inning. Landry Joyner was able to pitch a perfect top half of the inning before the teams were forced to retreat from the field.
The two teams have rescheduled and will meet on September 18th. The Lady Warriors will host Brooks County at 5:00 pm at Fenlon Field here on campus.
Alison Posey, of ABC News Channel 27 out of Tallahassee, featured our Warriors on Thursday evening's sports segment. Alison noted the "return of QB Joe Parker and a good portion of the defense." In his interview, Coach Boggs commented on last year's team, which went 8-2, and their ability to win close games. See the feature here!
The team is traveling to Columbus to scrimmage at Brookstone tonight.
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The 2017 edition of Brookwood Warriors Varsity Football debuts tomorrow night, July 28th, at 7:00 PM with the annual Blue/White Scrimmage to kick off the year. Coach Shane Boggs returns for his 11th season as Head Coach of the Warriors.
The coaching staff has two new faces in Jeff Stanley and Rodger Walker. Stanley moved to Thomasville at the beginning of the summer with his wife, Sarah, and two young boys. He will serve as the team's Defensive Coordinator as well as lead the Strength & Conditioning program. Walker, a 2009 graduate, returns to coach the slot receivers for his alma mater. In his time as a Warrior, Walker won GISA State Championships in both football and basketball.
This year's team includes nine seniors, with experienced returners on the Offensive and Defensive Lines. The team's skill position players, Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs, improved this summer competing in multiple 7-on-7 tournaments.
Tomorrow night's Blue/White Game will be played on the short practice field on the side of Beverly Athletic Center, as renovations to Warrior Stadium are under way and on track to be completed by the first home game set for August 25th.
The Warriors will have an official scrimmage next Friday, August 4th, in Columbus against Brookstone.
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.