Athletics

With over 50 teams in 15 sports, the athletic offerings for students at Country Day are extensive. GHSA athletic offerings for the 2021-22 school year are baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, flag football, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling.  Clay target shooting is a club team competing in GISA. Beginning in 5th grade, students have the opportunity to represent Country Day in several sports offerings, honing skills while learning teamwork and resiliency. A supportive school community and decorated coaches help to provide an environment of excellence, both on and off the field. 

The athletic facilities includes three gymnasiums, a cross country trail, football, soccer, lacrosse, and baseball fields, tennis courts, a weight room and a 6-lane track. The athletics staff also includes two trainers and a strength and conditioning coach to work with students.

Athletics at a Glance

Savannah Country Day is a member of GHSA Class A Private (football, cross country, volleyball, flag football, cheerleading, basketball, swim, baseball, track & field, soccer, lacrosse, golf and tennis). Our clay target shooting team competes in gisa.

Over 80% of Upper and Middle School students participate in an athletic offering

facilities include: three hard surface gymnasiums, two baseball fields, all-weather track, six tennis courts, cross country trail, stadium for football, soccer and lacrosse, a 3,000 sq. ft. weightroom, a baseball hitting facility, and multiple practice fields and activity areas. 

decorated program with 189 region titles and 24 state titles

Two athletic trainers on staff to work with students throughout the day and after school.

Blueprint program offers year-round strength and athletic development for Middle and upper school students

Alumni currently playing at the collegiate level:
Brennan Pastorek (Swim) Stanford
Madeline Wynn (Volleyball) Davdison
Jack Wilson (Soccer) Davidson
Win Johns (Baseball) Columbus State University
Collin Porter (Sailing) Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Ben Goodman (Soccer) Winthrop
Audrey Pastorek (Swim) Villanova
Jarrett Karnibad (Tennis) Mount St Mary's University
Braden Sorge (Baseball) University of North Georgia
Matt Osterman (Baseball) Flagler College
Andre Miller (Football) Army
Kenny Reedy (Football) Army
Amelia wylly (basketball) Georgia College

 

 

 

Athletics News

Clay Target 3rd in State Championship

The Clay Target Team finished 3rd in the GISA State Championship. Congratulations to the top 5 shooters who made the impressive score of 1370/1500 - finishing only 9 targets behind the State Champions.  Owen Haas finished 3rd Place in Highest Overall (HOA) and Jackson Ezelle finished 9th HOA with both being named to the Georgia All State Team. Ericka Ann McKeever finished 1st HOA for females and Anna Loren Dekle finished 4th HOA. Congratulations Hornets!

  1. Owen Haas - 285/300
  2. Jackson Ezelle - 279/300
  3. Nathan Porter - 274/300
  4. James Daters - 267/300
  5. Chase Buerger - 265/300
Kleinpeter's Family Tradition in Athletics

Sports has been a focal point of Barry Kleinpeter's life from the start — and the Savannah Country Day quarterback has carried on his family's tradition with pride since he first donned shoulder pads as a second-grader playing for the Islands Pirates. The family tradition of athletes stems back to his grandfather who was an outstanding pitcher at Savannah High. His father was an Ashley Dearing Award winner. We look forward to watching Barry' as he continues his career playing football at the University of New Hampshire. 

 

Football Headed to GHSA Sweet 16

Savannah Country Day was looking for a spark. Stratford Academy had marched 88 yards in nine plays for a touchdown on its first drive and connected on a 53-yard touchdown pass on its second to put the host Hornets on the ropes Saturday night. The Hornets had a couple of costly drops on their first two possessions and seemed lifeless, trailing 13-0 late in the first half. That's when Barry Kleinpeter, the heart of the Hornets team, made a play that changed the momentum of the game. After a rugged 16-yard run to covert a third down, the senior quarterback rolled to his left toward the SCD sideline — keeping his eyes peeled downfield for any kind of opening. Just when it looked like he would run out of bounds, Kleinpeter let fly with a difficult throw across his body, delivering a laser over a pair of defenders to the back of the end zone where Keith James made an impressive 22-yard catch for a touchdown. The play woke up the SCD sideline and fired up the Hornets, who played with a renewed spark in the second half en route to a 21-19 win over Stratford in the first round of the GHSA Class A Private playoffs. The Hornets will travel to Holy Innocents to play on Friday at 7:30 PM in the GHSA Sweet 16.

Nicholson to Play Volleyball for Lafayette

Abby Nicholson will play volleyball for Division 1 Lafayette College next Fall. The Leopards compete in the Patrioit League. The Senior middle blocker led the Hornets in kills, blocks and aces. Nicholson doubles as a standout basketball player for the Hornets and led the Hornets to a Region Championship last year. GO Leopards!!!