Warrior Football was dominant last night on the road, beating Southwest Georgia Academy by a final score of 35-6!
Read the full recap of all the action in the Thomasville Times-Enterprise here!
Now that school has started, students at Brookwood School are settling into their daily routine. As they become accustomed to the rigors of the college-preparatory curriculum, this week’s release of Brookwood students’ excellent AP scores from last year serves to remind them that their hard work can pay off in college credit.
Advanced Placement, or AP, courses are classes that are taken in high school, but taught at the college level. At the end of the course, students take an AP exam, and based on the result of that exam, can earn college credit. A score of 3 or better on the AP exam’s 5-point scale is sufficient to earn credit at most colleges and universities.
76 Brookwood students took a total of 137 AP exams last school year, and 83% of those students earned a passing score on at least one of their AP tests. Overall, Brookwood students had a pass rate of over 93%, which is well above the global average of 61% and the Georgia average of 58%.
“Earning a three or higher on an AP Exam is perhaps the greatest single predictor of college success,” says Mr. David Grooms, Upper School Director at Brookwood. “This is true because AP exams demand demonstration of critical thinking skills, content knowledge and synthesis of concepts into a predominantly written exam that covers an entire year of work.”
In addition to the strong performance of Brookwood students overall, a total of 32 Brookwood students earned special recognition as AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honor, and AP Scholars with Distinction. Nationally, about 18 percent of students who take AP exams in a given year earn one of these awards. At Brookwood, over 40 percent of students who took an exam last year earned one of the honors.
To earn recognition as an AP Scholar a student must earn a score of 3 or better on three or more Advanced Placement exams. Brookwood’s AP Scholars for 2019 are Rich Beverly, Crichton Bryan, Madison Butler, Amelia Clark, Andrew Cooper, Evans Dodys, Madeline Gordon, Colin Grimsley, Millie Hogan, Nic Lauderdale, Reid Myers, Joe Parker, Anna Stencel, Holland Walker, and Vincent Yokley.
To be designated as an AP Scholar with Honor, a student must earn scores of 3 or better on at least four Advanced Placement exams, and score an average of 3.25 or higher on all AP exams taken. This year’s honorees from Brookwood are Jonathan Burns, Cricket Daniel, Michaela Falconer, Ellie Harrer, Brett Heath, Audrey Johnson, Peyton Middleton, Thompson Miles, Vivian Newman, and Lance Wortman.
In order to achieve the AP Scholar with Distinction, a student must earn scores of 3 or better on at least five exams, and score an average of 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken. Seven Brookwood students earned the award this year: Brianna Beach, Abby Chapman, Lilly Jackson, Julia Johnson, Bridger Middleton, Raleigh Rollins, and Caroline Wolff.
Earning an AP Scholar distinction is a great accolade for a student, and according to Ms. Kim Lord, Director of College Counseling at Brookwood, is also a reflection of the degree to which the school prepares students for success in college.
“The AP exams provide an external benchmark on how we are doing as a school,” Lord says. “When we see that our students are scoring so well on these exams, we feel confident that our students will be more than ready for the rigors of college.”
Additionally, Lord says that success on an AP exam involves more than just learning content: “Our students’ overall success is a testament not only to their tenacity and commitment in preparing for the exam, but also to our teachers who inspire such commitment while ensuring our students attain mastery of the material.”
The College Board, which administers the AP exams, has not yet released average scores for 2019 tests. However, Brookwood students overall scored 21% better on their 2019 AP tests than the average scores from 2018.
“My AP classes have helped me develop better writing skills, study habits, and test-taking abilities,” says Brookwood senior Rich Beverly. “Because of them, I feel confident about being able to do the work in college.”
“Our goal is to prepare students for success in college and beyond,” said Brookwood School Headmaster Dr. Randy Watts. “We know that the academic preparation of all of our students is outstanding. The success on AP exams is just one example
of the academic excellence that our students demonstrate.”
Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week!
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Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week!
Youth Cheer: Avery Bentley
MS Cheer: Maddie Duncan
Varsity Cheer: Lexi Kirkham
MS Cross Country: Keane Katherine West
Varsity Cross Country: Isabella Grayson
Youth Football: Thomas Lee
MS Football: Rodge Waldrop
Varsity Football: Jacob Hilson
MS Softball: Rylee Hollifield
Varsity Softball: Abby Lee
In a hard fought 14-7 win, the Warriors took the season opener at home over Westwood last Friday night. After falling behind in the 1st Quarter, the Warriors scored 14 unanswered points to secure the win.
Jacob Hilson's 2nd Quarter interception shifted the momentum and allowed the Warrior offense to march down the field to end the half. Landon Hall's 7-yard touchdown run just before Halftime sent the teams to the lockerroom tied.
Nathan Yokley's interception late in the 3rd Quarter stopped a Westwood scoring threat. The game-winning drive in the 4th Quarter was capitalized by a Marcus West touchdown run from 6 yards out with less than 5 minutes remaining.
The Brookwood defense was exceptional throughout, allowing only 48 yards of Wildcat offense and 3 first downs for the game.
The Warriors return to the field Friday night in Mayo, Florida against the Lafayette High Hornets. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Warrior Football will be hosting their annual Middle School and Youth Football jamboree to start the season this Saturday morning.
The first set of games on the split field will start at 9:30 a.m. with Brookwood playing Valwood and Thomas County playing North Florida Christian.
The 12-team field is comprised of 8 Middle School and 4 Youth Football teams, highlighted by local teams Brookwood and Thomas County Central. Northside Methodist is making the trip from Dothan, AL while schools from Tallahassee, FL are Maclay School and North Florida Christian. Georgia competition includes Tiftarea Academy, Valwood School, Southwest Georgia Academy, and more.
Come out and support the start of the season for sub-Varsity Football!
Now, at the age of fifty, we are just hitting our stride. Much like a person who had reached midlife by living fully and making good decisions, we are full of energy and vision, yet also have experience and wisdom.
Alison Posey of ABC 27 stopped by Warrior Football practice on Monday of this week to preview the 2019 team.
Brookwood travels to Mongomery, Alabama to play in the Cramton Bowl to take on Glenwood in a pre-season matchup. Kickoff is Saturday, August 17th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Order your Brookwood Warrior gear from the online Spirit Store today! Support your favorite Fall teams wearing your Blue and White!Click here for online access.
Join us as we celebrate our initial class of inductees and unveil the new Athletic Hall of Fame.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Joe and Mary Beverly Athletic Center
More information forthcoming.
Brookwood summer camps are open to the community and space Is still available In many. Register online at brookwoodschool.org > Student Life.
A few Brookwood golfers continued their superb summer play, with three Warriors recently taking their age divisions at the SJGT Peach Blossom event at Idle Hour Country Club in Macon.
Katherine Cook shot rounds of 73 and 69 to take the Female 15-19 age division, while also being the overall Female low score. This is her third win a row on the SJGT, after victories at Brunswick and Kinderlou Forest.
Jack Boltja won the Male 16-19 age division, shooting 73 on Day 1 and coming back with a strong 67 on Day 2.
JD Culbreth won the Male 12-13 age division by 3 strokes, using a 69 on the first day and 73 on the second day.
Great job, Warriors!
Levi Singletary and Bradley Cohen are headed to the Georgia Bass Nation High School State Classic on Clark Hill Lake. The tournament will be held this Friday and Saturday, featuring more than 100 high school teams from around the state of Georgia. Bradley and Levi are the defending GISA State Champions and are looking to repeat. The duo advanced to the National Championship in Tennessee last summer and have their sights set on a return trip. John Vickers is looking forward to another great tournament as Boat Captain.
Good luck, Warriors!
Brookwood Warrior Golf was well represented on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour this past week as Jack Boltja & Katherine Cook both won their age divisions in Valdosta.
Boltja won the Males 16-19 age group with a 3-under round of 69 on the second day for a come from behind win. He narrowly edged out Taylor Sweat (Blackshear, GA) and Payne Sells (Perry, GA) for the victory.
Katherine Cook took the Females 15-19 age group, using a 2-under round of 70 on the second day to win her division. She was also the top female finisher overall for the 2-day event at Kinderlou Forest Country Club in Valdosta.
Brookwood School is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucas-Ogden Davis as Head Cross Country Coach
Lucas Ogden-Davis was born and raised in Texas. He played soccer in high school and rugby at the collegiate level at Rice University, where he majored in English and Sport Management. He worked as a fitness coach and personal trainer during his graduate studies at the University of Tampa, and opened CrossFit Manatee in Bradenton, Florida shortly after graduating with his MBA.
Ogden-Davis has served as a strength and conditioning coach for high-school athletes and Division I recruits in tennis, soccer, baseball, and golf. He coached cross-country and track at Antwerp International School in Belgium, and ran summer conditioning for the girls’ soccer team at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School in Florida. He currently coaches fitness classes for athletes of all ages and abilities at Thomasville CrossFit.
Athletic Director Shane Boggs notes, “I am excited about the vision Coach Ogden-Davis has for Brookwood Cross Country. His love for training and running will be evident to all.”
When he is not helping athletes perform their best, Ogden-Davis works as a web developer, creating websites and web applications for a variety of organizations and individuals. He is married to Kimberly Lord, Brookwood’s Director of College Counseling. He enjoys traveling, reading, and riding his bicycle around Thomasville.
Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet Coach Ogden-Davis on June 11 at 5:30 p.m. This initial meeting will be held in the Athletics Classroom of the Beverly Athletic Center.
All students in grades 6-12 for the 2019-20 school year who have interest in Cross Country should click here to sign up.
Chip and the Coastal Georgia Golf Team are currently competing at the NAIA National Championship in Mesa, Arizona.
The Mariners entered the 4-day tournament at Las Sendas Golf Club as the top-ranked team in the field and currently sit in 4th place with two days still to play.
Chip has shot consecutive rounds of 77 so far and sits in the top half of the individiual leaderboard among the 150 players, tied in 59th currently.You can follow along on the leaderboard by clicking here.
Good luck the rest of the week, Chip!
Congratulations to Brookwood alumna Dara Moore '18
and the Young Harris Softball team!
The Mountain Lions are headed to the NCAA Division II Championship in Denver this week after beating Lincoln-Memorial 12-6 to win the Southeast Super Regional on Friday. They will face LIU Post Thursday in Game 1 of the Championship, an 8-team double-elimination tournament. To see the full bracket, click here.
Moore has appeared in 31 games and is batting .309 with 10 RBI in her freshman season.
Dara was the 2017 AAA-3 Region Player of the Year and led the Lady Warriors to the playoffs in her senior season.
There is no doubt that you will be missed. You have added a lot of life to our school. That said, you are ready for the next step.
In a season which the Warriors went 5-3 in Region play and tied Tiftarea atop the regular season standings, Brookwood Baseball was well represented on the All-Region team. Two seniors and three returning players garnered the distinction.
Baseball All-Region: Joe Parker, Jacob Lauderdale, JP Chapman, Lance Wortman, Josh McCaskill.
In addition, Senior Lance Wortman has been selected to participated in the GISA All-Star baseball game. They will play two games on May 25th at Mill Creek Park in Statesboro.
Support the Warriors from a distance today! Best-of-3 series at Westfield will be LiveStreamed on Middle Georgia Sports Network.Game 1:
Today, 5:00 p.m.Game 2:
Saturday, 2:00 p.m.Game 3:
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Warrior Athletics is appreciative and grateful for the support our student-athletes and coaches receive from Brookwood Boosters!
If you are interested in Booster membership or advertising opportunities, please see our guide for next year which is available now! Physical copies are available in the front office or online access can be seen here.
The support Brookwood Boosters provides enhances our student-athlete experience and teams' success. Go Warriors!
Congratulations to Holland Walker, as she was named MaxPreps Georgia Player of the Week. The award is given to the outstanding player across all high school divisions and classifications in the State of Georgia. Walker earned the award after tallying 4 goals and 1 assist in the Lady Warriors 7-2 win against Creekside Christian in the 1st Round of the GISA Playoffs last week.
Walker finished her junior season with 29 goals and was named the AAA-3 Region Player of the Year. She is up to 86 goals scored in her Varsity career at Brookwood.
The Lady Warriors finished the season with a 10-5-2 overall record and 8-2 in Region play. They advanced to the Quarterfinal in the GISA State Playoffs before falling to Frederica Academy.
After successful seasons that saw the Lady Warriors reach the Quarterfinals in the GISA Playoffs and the Warriors win the Region 3 title, two on each squad were selected GISA All-State.
Girls Soccer All-State: Holland Walker and Caroline Wolff
Walker led the Lady Warrior offense, netting 29 goals and assisting on 12 others. This is her third time being named All-State. Wolff was steady as a defender for a Lady Warrior team which registered three shutouts on the year. Individually she had 3 clean sheets and 4 goal-saving tackles.
Girls Soccer All-Region:
Holland Walker, Caroline Elkins, Caroline Wolff, Ryan Gaston, Eliza Miller, Mollie Vick, and Peyton Middleton.
Boys Soccer All-State: Jonathan Burns and Emmett Miles
Burns was an offensive playmaker for the Warriors, finishing with 4 goals and 3 assists. This is his first All-State nomination and third All-Region selection. Miles manned the defensive wall for a Warrior team that finished 3-1 against Region rivals Deerfield-Windsor and Valwood. Individually he had 8 goal-saving tackles.
Boys Soccer All-Region: Jonathan Burns, Bridger Middleton, Vincent Yokley, Colin Grimsley, Emmett Miles, Fincher Davis, Tyson Joyner, Benjamin Filston, and Frido Spiegel.
Rachel Cooper '17 recently helped the University of Mary Washington Women's Tennis team to their 16th consecutive Capital Athletic Conference title. They defeated Christopher Newport in the championship, with Cooper taking a 6-0, 6-1 decision in singles play.
The Lady Eagles advanced to the 2nd Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament after defeating Franciscan University in the 1st Round. Cooper clinched the win with a 6-0, 6-0 score in singles play.
UMW ended their year 21-5 as a team, falling in the 2nd Round to Johns Hopkins. Rachel was named the CAC Rookie of the Year last season as a Freshman and continued her strong play this year as a Sophomore.
With an interest in culture and travel, Middleton is destined for places near and far.
Brookwood Girls Soccer scored a monumental win, defeating Creekside Christian by a final score of 7-2 in Monday's GISA 1st Round action. It's the Lady Warriors' first playoff win since 2013.
The Warriors didn't waste any time, starting the scoring onslaught early and often. Jordan Burns, from a Peyton Middleton assist, netted the game's first goal less than 10 minutes into play. Mollie Vick followed that up quickly to put the Lady Warriors up 2-0, just over 12 minutes into the 1st Half. Vick's score came from a perfectly placed Eliza Miller corner kick. After Creekside went end-to-end for their only goal of the 1st Half, Holland Walker scored her first goal of the night to put Brookwood comfortably ahead 3-1 with 13 minutes left in the first period.
To ice the game before halftime, Jordan Burns and Holland Walker took over by each scoring their second goals of the night. Burns scored with just over 3 minutes remaining, assisted by Walker. Walker then netted her own second goal - assisted by Burns. Just like that, it was 5-1 going into the lockerroom and the Lady Warriors were on their way to a Quarterfinal matchup.
For good measure in the second half, Holland Walker scored her third and fourth goals just 30 seconds apart - putting the Warriors up 7-1. The star scorer's third goal was a highlight worthy play with her left foot. Creekside tacked on one more goal for the final score of 7-2.
Brookwood advances to play #1-seed Frederica Academy on the road in St. Simon's on Friday. Frederica Academy was victorious over John Milledge, 7-1, in yesterday's 1st Round. Kickoff Friday is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
To see video from Monday's action, see the game thread on Brookwood Athletics Twitter!
In a doubleheader sweep Monday, Brookwood cruised to wins over Creekside Christian 13-1 and 11-1. Both games finished by mercy rule after 5 innings. It was the Warriors first playoff appearnace since 2016 and first playoff series win since 2014. The series sweep advances Brookwood to a Best-of-3 on the road at #1-seed Westfield starting Friday.
In Game 1, Jacob Lauderdale and Joe Parker combined for a no-hitter from the mound. Lauderdale struck out 8 and walked 2 in his 4 innings of work. Parker struck out 1 in his inning to finish the game.
The offense was highlighted by Lance Wortman and Parker Mirick, each finishing with 3 RBI. All 3 of Mirick's came on a bases-clearing double in the Bottom of the 5th to end the game. Brookwood had 7 hitters combine to crank out 9 hits as a team. The Warriors took advantage on the basepaths with aggressive runners, aided by 6 Creekside errors.
In Game 2, Brookwood played as the "away" team and batted in the Top half of each inning. The offense stayed hot from Game 1, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the Top of the 1st. Marcus West highlighted the half-inning and capped the scoring with a triple to left field, scoring Joe Parker and Parker Mirick.
In the Top of the 2nd, the Warriors scored 3 more courtesy of three singles by JP Chapman, Lance Wortman, and Parker Mirick with Josh McCaskill reaching via a hit by pitch. Brookwood was up 7-0 and rolling. They tacked on 3 more in the Top of the 4th and 1 in the Top of the 5th to secure the 11-1 mercy-rule win after 5 innings.
Six Brookwood bats combined for 9 hits. Wortman, West, and Nic Lauderdale had 2 each. William Lee struck out 7 Creekside batters in his 3 innings on the mound, while Mirick struck out 5 in his 2 innings of work.
The win advances Brookwood to the GISA Quarterfinals for the first time since 2014. They will travel to Perry to play at #1-seed Westfield in a Best-of-3 Series that starts Friday.
Game 1: Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
*Game 3: Saturday, approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 2. *(if necessary)
The Brookwood Middle School Golf team took the region championship this week in dominating fashion at Griffin Bell Golf Course in Americus. The Warriors posted a team score of 161 and captured 3 of the top 4 individual finishes.
JD Culbreth '25 was the overall low medalist, while brothers Shep Davis '25 & Stafford Davis '27 also received All-Region recognitions.
The future of Brookwood Golf is in good hands. Way to go, Warriors!
Warrior Tennis competed this week in the GISA AAA Team State Tournament, advancing to the State Final against William & Reed Academy. In the day's Quarterfinal action, the Warriors quickly took care of Bulloch Academy before advancing to the Semifinal where they defeated Holy Spirit Prep in a tougher matchup.
In the Championship, William & Reed was too much at the end.
Great season, Warriors!
The Lady Warrior and Warrior Soccer teams swept a doubleheader at home on Wednesday night against the rival Valwood Valiants.
In the night's first game, the Lady Warriors pulled away to a 3-0 victory. The win solidified a #2 seed in next week's AAA Playoffs. The Brookwood goal scorers were Holland Walker, Caroline Elkins, and Eliza Miller. Elkins scored from a well placed Miller corner kick mid 1st Half. Miller also assisted Walker, who returned the favor with her assist to Miller's goal later in the game.
Walker's goal was her 25th of the season and 82nd of her career.
The defense was solid again, recording their second shutout of Valwood this season and third of the year.
The win finished Brookwood's regular season record at 9-4-2 overall and 8-2 in Region play.
The Lady Warriors advance to next week's GISA Playoffs as a #2-seed, set to host #3-seed Creekside Christian in Monday's 1st Round game. To see the full GISA Bracket, click here!
The night's late game featured two teams both playing for the AAA-3 Region title. In a tense environment, the Warriors came out hot to take a commanding 4-0 lead in the game's first 15 minutes of action.
Frido Spiegel started the scoring onslaught less than a minute into play. Jonathan Burns followed that up just a few minutes later, scoring off a direct free kick from nearly 35 yards out. The brothers Yokley gave the Warriors the edge they needed, with Vincent tapping in from a Burns corner kick and Nathan following up a rebound that played off the Valwood goalie. Just like that, the Warriors were up 4-0. Valwood scored once before halftime and twice more in the second half, leading to a tense last 15 minutes of play with the Warriors clinging to a 4-3 lead.
In the end, the early scoring was enough for the Warriors to hang on.
The Warriors advance to next week's GISA Playoffs as a #1-seed, set to host #4 seed Holy Spirit Prep in Tuesday's 1st Round action. To see the complete Boys Bracket for the GISA Playoffs, click here!
The Warriors had one final tune-up before Wednesday's Region Championship Game, hosting Southwest Georgia Academy on Monday for Senior Day. The team was able to send out its Senior class in style, starting all 7 seniors in the field and lineup. After falling behind 1-0 early, Brookwood turned it on en route to a 12-2 win.
Lance Wortman, Nic Lauderdale, Joe Parker, JP Chapman, and Zack Counts each had 2 RBI on the day. The balance in production was noticeable, with eight different Warriors combining for 13 hits on the day. Brookwood's bats were also patient at the plate, drawing 8 walks.
Senior William Lee got the start on Senior Day, pitching all 6 innings to earn the win. He allowed only 2 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 7 and walking 3 SGA batters.
The win improves the team to 10-10 overall on the season with a 5-3 Region record. Brookwood will host Tiftarea for the Region Championship on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. The teams split the regular season series, forcing an extra game to decide the Region title and the #1 seed in next week's AAA Playoffs. The Warriors are guaranteed to host a 1st Round series next Monday and Tuesday, April 29th and 30th.
Warrior Golf completed a fantastic season, taking 3rd Place at the GISA AAA Match yesterday at Brunswick Country Club. The Warriors finished just 5 shots behind champion Frederica Academy and 4 shots behind runner-up Pinewood Christian.
George Arline was named All-State. The Warriors will return a deep and talented roster next season, with Sam Barrett and Ben Sanders leading the way as rising seniors. Jack Boltja, George Arline, Kat Cook, and Jay Sanders will all return as underclassmen. The group expects to be in contention for a State Championship again next year.
After last Thursday's emotional win over Deerfield-Windsor, there was no letdown yesterday in Americus against Southland Academy for Lady Warrior Soccer.
The team came out firing from the beginning, taking a 5-0 lead into the halftime break and winning by a final score of 5-1.
Caroline Elkins and Holland Walker each scored a pair of goals before Eliza Miller attacked for the fifth and final Lady Warrior score of the game. Miller was the primary facilitator as well, accounting for the game's first 3 assists. Mollie Vick and Holland Walker assisted on the fourth and fifth goals. With the big lead, many of the underclassmen were able to gain valuable experience.
The win improves the team to 8-4-2 overall and 7-2 in Region play.
Coach Foy: "Yesterday was a great squad performance, we managed to get every player at least 20 minutes of playing time. We controlled the game from start to finish, played some great calm soccer on a difficult field, and I am proud of the effort from every player. We struggled on this field last year as there is not a lot of space to play but our girls solved the puzzle and played some outstanding soccer."
The Lady Warriors return to action Wednesday night, hosting Valwood for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff. Senior Night recognition will follow, with the Boys game against Valwood set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
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!Boys
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)
Warrior Baseball stayed hot in Region play yesterday, winning their fifth game in their last six AAA-3 contests, with a 3-0 decision over Southland Academy.
The victory clinches at least a share of 1st Place in AAA-3 for the regular season and guarantees a home playoff series at Strickland Field in the 1st Round of the GISA AAA State Playoffs.To read a full recap of the game, click here!
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.
Up next for the Boys team will be an appearnace at the Team State Tournament next Tuesday in Macon. To see that bracket, click here!
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.
GISA AAA-3 Baseball
Brookwood School.... 4-2
Tiftarea Academy....... 3-3
Southland Academy... 3-3
Valwood School.... 3-5
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.
GISA AAA Baseball
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!
Warrior Baseball outlasted Deerfield-Windsor at home on Tuesday, improving to 2-1 in Region play by the final score of 1-0. To read a full recap of the game, 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.
The Warrior Golf team finished 1st Saturday in the 12-team Viking Invitational at Kinderlou CC with a score of 303.
Jack Boltja was the tournament low medalist with a score of 4-under par 68, followed by Sam Barrett at 77, Ben Sanders 79, and George Arline at 79.
Boltja and Barrett were name to the All-Tournament team. Up next for Brookwood is the opportunity to host Deerfield and Southland in a combined Region matchup tomorrow at Glen Arven Country Club.
The Warrior Baseball team took Game 2 of the week against the Tiftarea Panthers, using a big 3rd Inning to take the lead and later hold on for a 5-4 Region win. For a full recap, click here!
Warrior Baseball picked up an important win on the road yesterday as the team heads into Region play tonight. Brookwood traveled down to Tallahassee and beat Maclay, 15-7.
The Warriors scored in every inning in the high-scoring contest. To read a full recap, click here!
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
Andrew Cooper vs. Brighton Jiang, 8-3
Jack Thompson vs. Chris DeCardenae, 8-4
Nic Kadel vs. Alex Hu, 8-3
Taylor Huffman vs. Brandon Lee, 8-4
Alex Kadel vs. Eric Zhou 1-8
Cooper / N. Kadel vs. Jiang / DeCardenae, 8-3
Thompson / A. Kadel vs. Zhou / Lee 8-3
Cricket Danlel vs. Harli Neshat, 4-8
Emma Szwarc vs. Savanna Phillips, 8-1
Anna Stencel vs. Rasee, 8-5
Abby Lee vs. Iyer, 8-4
Lauren Ryan vs. Pollard, 8-4
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.
Brown, Thompson earn all-state honors
Both the Girls and Boys Varsity Tennis teams won convincingly against Tiftarea Academy on Monday. It was the first Region contest for both teams. Read more here!
Monday night saw the Lady Warriors impress in their season-opening win over Colquitt County, pulling away for an 8-2 win after leading 5-1 at the halftime break. To read a full recap, click here!
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.
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With team success typically comes individual accolades. Both the Warrior and Lady Warrior Basketball programs garnered multiple All-Region selections, as well as one All-State selection each.
Kurtis Brown was also named the Region Player of the Year in Boys Basketball! For a full recap, click here.
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.To see the feature video on last night's news, click here!
Warrior Basketball defeated Dominion Christian 63-50 at home, in front of a jam-packed Beverly Athletic Center, earlier this week to advance to Saturday's AAA State Quarterfinal in Macon.
The win was featured in the Thomasville Times-Enterprise. To read the full article, click here!
Up next is the State Quarterfinal game against Bethlehem Christian on Saturday. That game will be hosted by Stratford Academy in Macon. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
Brookwood is just 1 win away from the AAA Final Four! Click Here to see an update bracket and the Boys road in the State Playoffs.
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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
Other Key Stats:
Season High - 22 assists as a team
Ann Murray Jackson - 9 rebounds
Christy James - 8 rebounds; 6 steals
Mollie Vick - 4 assists
Jordan Burns & Holland Walker - 3 assists each
Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Brookwood 29 20 16 4 - 69
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.To see the State Playoff Brackets, click here!
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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.
To see highlights of the Brookwood win, Click Here!
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
GISA AAA-3 Region Standings
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
GISA AAA Region 3
Boys Basketball Standings
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.