The Savannah Country Day School's Athletics Mission Statement
The Savannah Country Day School’s Athletics Mission Statement is committed to excellence in athletics as an essential part of a larger commitment to excellence in education. The guiding principle behind Savannah Country Day School's athletic program is its educational value for our students. Athletics promote the highest traits of personal development needed to meet with confidence and integrity the challenges of college and of life. These traits include the drive to take one's talents to the highest level of performance, the discipline needed to reach high standards, the willingness to work with others as a team in pursuit of a common goal and the adherence to codes of fairness and respect. Athletics also play an important role in fostering the spirit of community at Savannah Country Day School.
Savannah Country Day School is committed to programs that are specific to each age and developmental stage. No matter their age, athletes are expected to adhere to a level of conduct that brings credit to themselves and the school and upholds the values of citizenship and service.
The Savannah Country Day School's Coaches Mission Statement
By fostering a team culture of excellence through hard work, dedication, mental discipline, self-sacrifice and personal improvement, Country Day coaches will help athletes to perform at levels and achieve successes they did not know were possible.
|Robertson Offers Continue|
Class of 2016, Demetris Robertson has been recognized for this athletic ability and big name football programs would love the opportunity to have him on their roster. Demetris has received scholarship offers from Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Akron, University of Georgia, and the University of North Carolina. I am certain there are more to come. Congratulations Demetris!
|Sarah Glover's Continued Success|
Following the GHSA Cross Country State Championships, SCDS Sarah Glover continued training and competed Saturday November 30, 2013 in the 35th Annual Foot Locker South Regional Cross Country Championships held at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, NC. High School runners from 14 states in the South, as well as from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, were eligible to compete in this event.
Competing for the first time at this Foot Locker South Race, Sarah dropped a minute off her prior PR achieved earlier this Cross Country season and raced to a new personal best time of 19:29 for a 5k Cross Country race. Sarah was 26th in the Sophomore Girls Race, and for finishing in the top 30 in her race earned a Foot Locker bronze medal and a Certificate of Outstanding Performance. Congratulations Sarah!
|Congratulations to the 5/6th and 7/8th Grade Football Teams!|
The SCDS 5th/6th football team won the SPAL Championship beating Calvary 42-8. They completed their season 10-0. The 7th/8th grade team had a fantastic season as well and ended the season as the 2013 SPAL Runner-Up. Congratulations to the coaches and the teams for their outstanding seasons. You made us proud!
|Hunter Hatley "Player of the Week"|
SCD quarterback Hunter Hatley was 14 for 25 for 213 passing yards and four touchdowns against Wheeler County. The Savannah Quarterback Club honored him as their "Back of the Week". Congratulations!
|Softball Players Honored|
Head of School Award for Highest GPA during season: Maggie Shehane
Highest Batting Average: Carolina Pinckney - .396
Highest Fielding Percentage: Kianna Maynard - .969
Pitching Award: Savannah Draud - 120 strikeouts
All Region - 1st Team - Savannah Draud
2nd Team - Carolina Pinckney
Honorable Mention - Hannah Leadem and Kianna Maynard
Scholar Athletes with 90 or above average during season: Kate Groce, Augusta Eswine, Kianna Maynard, Jennifer Pirkle, and Maggie Shehane
|Hornets End Season with a Big Win--Get 5 for Sligh|
By Savannah Morning News
Savannah Country Day got off to a red-hot start on a chilly Friday night as the Hornets made good on their first five possessions and held Wheeler County scoreless until the second quarter in a 45-14 home victory.
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|Cross Country Concludes Season at State Championships|
The Girls and Boys Varsity Cross Country teams concluded their 2013 seasons with the GHSA Cross Country State Championships in Carrollton. The extremely competitive field at the Single A Private School State Championship included teams from throughout the state who earned a spot by placing in the top 4 at one of Area XC Championship meets. The Hornets' girls team finished in 15th place and the Hornets' boys' team finished in 16th place. This is the 20th consecutive year that both teams have qualified for the State Meet! Congratulations!
Chandler Royal and Natalie Ourhaan made the 1st Team All Area 2A Volleyball Team. Taylor Parker and Cassady Williamson were selected to the Second team All Area. Congratulations!
|Colton Lichtenberg "Player of the Week"|
WJCL, ESPN Radio and Enmark honored Colton Lichtenberg as the high school football "Player of the WeeK" for his 51 yard field goal boosting the Hornets to a 17-14 victory over Portal. Colton also had field goals of 37 and 40 yards in the first half of the game. Congratulations Colton!!
|Winter Athletic Meeting November 13 in Jelks 6-7 PM|
Mark your calendar for the Middle School and Upper School winter athletic meeting on November 13th from 6-7 PM. If your child plans to participate in winter athletics, please plan to attend this important parent meeting. Athletic Director, Lamar Kirkley and Kef Wilson will provide an overview of Savannah Country Day athletics, including mission, philosophy, and goals, as well as common policies and expectations. This will be followed by break-out meetings with individual coaches. This important meeting will be brief (limited to one hour) and will be held in Jelks Auditorium.
|7th Grade SPAL Champions|
The 7th Grade volleyball team defeated Calvary to win the SPAL Championship. This is the 2nd consecutive win for this group of athletes. They took home the trophy as 6th Graders. The 6th Grade team finsihed their season as the SPAL Runner-ups losing in the Championship to Blessed Sacrament. The 8th Grade team lost in the Semi-finals. Congratulations to the Lady Hornets!
|All Football Teams Undefeated in 3 Weeks|
The Football program at SCDS is 9-0 for the past 3 weeks. The 5th/6th Grade Team defeated St James (34-16), and Hancock twice (28-6 and 32-12). The 7th/8th Team had good wins against St James (14-12), Pinewood (22-20), and Bethesda (46-8). The Varsity program earned the right to host the crossover game Friday the 8th vs Wheeler County at 7;30 PM with an exciting victory over Portal (17-14). Their other wins are Jenkins County (35-22) and Claxton (35-33). With a win this Friday night over SCPS at Westside Stadium, the Mighty Hornets will finish 2nd in Region 3AEast. Support the Hornets. The SCDS VS SCPS game starts at 7:30 PM and then follow them home on the 8th.
|Lady Hornets Close a Fantastic Season|
The Lady Hornets Volleyball team finished the season with a 6th place ranking in the state. The team lost to Eagle's Landing Christian, on Saturday in Atlanta. Congratulations to the team and to Coach Mock and Coach Parker on a fantastic season!
|Middle School Teams on Winning Streak|
Congratulations to both the 5th/6th grade football team as well as the 7th/8th grade team. The 5th/6th grade team topped their undefeated season with a 32-12 win over Hancock and the 7th/8th grade team beat Bethesda, 48-6. Congrats to these boys and to Coach Nash and Coach Bromley!
The SCDS Volleyball team defeated Walker in 3 straight games- 25-19, 25-15, 25-21 to continue to the third round of the State Championship. The remaining six teams in the playoffs were reseeded, with the top two receiving byes and the remaining four playing Saturday. SCDS is traveling to Eagle's Landing Christian in McDonough at 3:00 PM. Congratulations!!
|GHSA Daily Recognizies Hunter Hatley|
Quarterback, Hunter Hatley was recognized by the GHSA Football Daily for his performance Friday as one of the top in the State. Prep Sports Report honored him with Player of the Week.
"Savannah Country Day QB Hunter Huntley was 17-of-33 passing for 227 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-33 victory over Claxton. Country Day had lost to Claxton 54-0 and 41-10 the past two seasons." Congratulations!
|Buelvas Homecoming Queen|
Olivia Buelvas was selected the 2013 SCDS Homecoming Queen. The Senior representatives on the court were: Abbie Black escorted by Jacob Bishop, Amanda Borquaye escorted by Bayne Brannen, Lizzie Bowden escorted by Preston Andrews, Lena Hirsch escorted by Walker Watson, Erika Lewis escorted by William Szczecinski, and Darcy Spell escorted Chase Waller. Representing the Junior class on the court was Bri Carney escorted by Greyson Finlay. The Sophomore representative was Becky Buelvas escorted by Nathan Luskey and the Freshman was Brenna Nugara escorted by Matt Bailey. Congratulations!!
|Volleyball in Final 12 of State|
Savannah Country Day started fast, then held off host Athens Academy 25-19, 25-12, 22-25, 25-18 in the Class A playoffs.
“I’m proud of them for fighting back (after losing the third game),” Country Day coach Bobbi Mock said, noting the efforts of sophomore Anna Muller and junior Chandler Royal in the fourth game. “(Athens is) a good team. We were matched pretty equally. We weren’t surprised they came back.” Mock, noting that young teams can relax after taking a two-game lead, said it was huge to win a road playoff game. The next round will be on the road as well to Walker in Marietta on October 22 at 5;15 PM
Savannah Country Day def. Athens Academy 25-19, 25-12, 22-25, 25-18
Top players—SCD, Chandler Royal 11 digs, 31 assists, 3 aces, 1 block; Cassidy Williamson 11 digs, 8 kills, 16 of 16 serving; Natalie Ourhaan 11 kills, 8 digs, 3 aces; Taylor Parker 5 kills, 2 aces; Anna Muller 11 kills, 1 ace, 3 blocks. Record—SCD 26-17.
|Tom Barton's Tribute to #5|
Written by Tom Barton (Savannah Morning News)
This would have been Stu Sligh’s senior year in high school. For a well-liked teenage athlete — his football team’s quarterback, no less — it wouldn’t get much better than this.
He would have been the center of attention, the on-campus equivalent of a British royal. He would have found his teammates looking to him for leadership, watching how he handled victory and defeat.
October brings the final regular season home games when senior athletes sre honored by their peers and coaches for their commitment to athletics during their high school years. Softball honored senior Marissa Karp before the game with St Vincents. Volleyball honored their seniors, Alex Holtzclaw, Abigail McElhaney, Natalie Ourhaan, Joelle Strickland, and Cassady Williamson before the match with Bluffton. Cross Country seniors, Caroline Jackson, Skylar Lanier, Lindsay Pindar, and Peter Stein were recognized before the home meet on October 10th. Football and Cheerleading seniors will be honored during halftime of the October 25th game on Saunders Field against Portal. Thank you for four years of dedication to SCDS athletics.
|Cross Country Results|
On Thursday October 10, 2013, SCDS hosted a home meet under sunny, hot conditions. SCDS had 3 runners finish among the top 10 individuals in their races: Sarah Glover was SCDS' top Girls runner, finishing 2nd overall in a time of 20:36:66, and Skylar Lanier finished 9th overall in a time of 21:57:12; they raced in a field of 100 runners. Jack Barnes was SCDS' top Boys runner, finishing 8th overall in a time of 18:35:15, racing in a field of 138 runners.
Also scoring for SCDS Girls were Caroline Jackson 24:39, Emma Gibney 25:06 and Mary Jane Chappell 25:19. SCDS Girls team scored 133 points, finishing 5th of 8 complete teams. Other SCDS Boys were Asher Kolman 19:51, Matt Bailey 20:27, Nivan Lakshman 20:32, & Nathan Luskey 20:36. SCDS Boys team finished 7th of 12 complete teams.
As part of Senior Night, four SCDS team members, along with their parents, were honored for their contributions to the Cross Country team. Recognized were: Caroline Jackson, Skylar Lanier, Lindsay Pindar, and Peter Stein.
|Chandler Royal SMN "Player of the Week"|
The Hornet volleyball team has come on strong lately and recently landed at No. 10 among Class A teams in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s rankings. Junior Chandler Royal has been a pivotal player in their success. The 5-foot-6 setter has helped set the tone for the Hornets (22-12) with her versatile play. Last week, she was on top of her game as the Hornets won three of four matches with wins over Richmond Hill, South Effingham and St. Vincent’s. She was selected as the Savannah Morning News "Girls Athlete of the Week" for her performance.
|Glover Wins Third Consecutive Race|
SCDS Varsity Girls & Boys Cross Country team each raced a 5k at the Savannah Christian Invitational Meet held Tuesday October 1, 2013. Sarah Glover ran 20:42 to win 1st place overall in the Girls Varsity race, her third consecutive victory in a Cross Country meet this season.
|Middle School Wins Stinger Invitational|
Both Middle School cross country teams finished 1st in the 3200m. run at the SCPS Stinger Invitational. The girls' team was led by Nina Kolman (14:48) in 2nd Place, Charlotte McCurdy (14:49 3rd), Sarah Bacevich (15:34 6th), Ella Stubbs (16:55 7th), and Bella Kelley (17:33 10th). The boys' team captured 1st and 2nd places with Cort Kelley (13:33 1st) and Ethan Strother (13:53 2nd). Finshing for the boys were Hyeon Choi (14:45 9th), Carter Mondy (15:32 21st), Christopher Cheng (15:53 26th), Josh Braun (15:53 27th), and Alvin Adjei (16:16 30th). Congratulations!!
|Sarah Glover Wins Stinger Invitational|
Sarah Glover finished first at the Stinger Invitational with a winning time of 20:29. The girls' team finished 5th of 13 teams.
Individuals (top 10) — 1. Sarah Glover, SCD, 20:29; 2. Caroline Trexler, MCA, 20:40; 3. Emilye Eischeid, SVA, 20:44; 4. Jenn Colter, SCPS, 20:55; 5. Juliette Salgueiro, SVA, 20:56; 6. Marina Van Sickle, ECHS, 21:03; 7. Kyra Hayden, SCPS, 21:17; 8. Jackie Britten, SAA, 21:19; 9. Christel-Ann Ramus, IHS, 21:22; 10. Nicole Larson, SEHS, 21:28
|Glover Wins Ebenezer Meet|
Sarah Glover won the Girls' Cross Country Ebenezer invitational finishing 1st at 20.47. The Girls team was 4th- good results from Skylar Lanier at 10th posting a time of 22.18. The boys team was 6th with Jack Barnes in 10th place with a time of 18.51. Congratulations!
|Demetris Robertson SMN " Player of the Week"|
Friday, September 13, started out great and got even better for Savannah Country Day’s Demetris Robertson. The standout sophomore football player found out about a scholarship offer from Clemson early in the day, then he went out and showed why he is such a hot commodity by scoring three touchdowns in three different ways on just five touches as the Hornets beat Wheeler County for their first win of the season.
|Hornet Fans Celebrate Two Wins Over Wheeler|
Hornet fans traveled to Wheeler County on Friday for two Hornet games and celebrated two big wins! - Softball 11-0 and Football 43-19. On Friday the 20th, Hornet fans can support softball against Johnson County at HOME at 5:00 PM and then football vs Johnson County on Saunders Field at 7:30 PM. It is Middle School Fall Athletes Recognition Night and the 5th Annual Feel the Buzz Picnic. Join us!!
|Volleyball 12 Straight Wins - Leading Area in Stats|
The SCDS Volleyball defeated Beaufort 2-0 and Calvary 2-1 to continue their consecutive wins- 12. The JV Volleyball is 13-1. Leading the Greater Savannah Area in volleyball stats are - Natalie Ourhaan in kills, Joelle Strickland in blocks, Chandler Royal in assists, and Alex Holzclaw in digs. Congratulations!!
|Win, Win, Win|
It was a clean sweep today for the Lady Hornets as the JV and Varsity Volleyball teams each had two wins and the softball team had an exciting victory over Portal.
Savannah Country Day Varsity Volleyball beat cross-town rival St. Vincent’s and also had a win over Camden County as the Hornets extended their winning streak to 10 matches. Setter Chandler Royal played well in both matches. In the win over SVA, she had 21 assists and eight digs, while Natalie Ourhaan contributed with 12 kills and four digs. Taylor Parker totalled 10 kills overall and Cassidy Williamson had 11 kills on the day for the Hornets, who improved to 13-8. The JV team defeated St Vincents and Camden County also.
Pitcher Carolina Pinckney picked up another win as SCDS Softball defeated Portal 7-6.
|Natalie Goodman Selects Georgia Soccer|
Senior, Natalie Goodman will play Soccer for the University of Georgia. Goodman was recruited by a host of schools — including Auburn, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Penn, Florida and Virginia. But she chose the Bulldogs because she feels Georgia is a team on the rise. “We’ve got a great recruiting class, and I think I’ll be able to have an immediate impact,” said Goodman, who plans to graduate from SCD in December and enroll at Georgia. “And I wanted to represent my state’s school — I thought it would be cool to do that.”
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