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Wesley Hooker Player of the Year

The Coastal Empire High School Sports Awards Show, presented by Georgia Ports, was held Friday night at the Savannah Civic Center's Johnny Mercer Theater with Savannah native and LSU basketball star Flau'jae Johnson as the guest speaker. The Player of the Year for each high school sport was announced with Wesley Hooker taking the honor for boys' soccer. Wesley helped lead the Hornets to the Region 3-3A title and the GHSA state quarterfinals. He had 30 goals and 22 assists for a squad that didn't lose a game to a team from the Greater Savannah area this season. He has signed to play at Pfeiffer University. Congratulations to Wesley!!

SMN Best of Preps for Spring Sports

The Savannah Morning News selects the "Best of Preps" for high school sports. Tyler Scott was selected for the 1st Team baseball. Dalton Brown made the 2nd Team and Honorable Mention went to cousins Ben and Brooks Kleinpeter and Garrett Lorfano. Golf athletes honored as 1st Team were Kate Barber, Bryn Sorge, Caden Hartley and William Whitfield. Honorable Mention for golf were Thomas Claiborne, Dallas Hunter, Andrew Messalle and Charles Morris. Four SCDS athletes were chosen for the 1st Team for lacrosse: Ian Foose, Jack Lovell, Cash McCoy and James Rhodes. Philip Slatinsky made Honorable Mention. Head Coach Michael Hincker was named Coach of the Year for boys' soccer. Madden Gerlach, Wesley Hooker and Cash Ramirez were selected for the 1st Team. Second Team for boys' soccer were Arthur Batista and Athon Herrin.  Honorable Mention were Carson Cook, and brothers Hyers and Thomas Holland. Emma Bromley, Sophia Okumu and Harris Stone were 1st Team girls' soccer. Second Team honors were Reese Bailey, Madison Bueno, AC Davis and Molly Hildebrandt. Honorable Mention was Sarah Catherine Gilpin. Head tennis coaches, Lamar Kirkley and Reid Owens were the Coaches of the Year. Two athletes were honored as 1st Team for tennis: Henry Berg and Helen Culver. Tennis Honorable Mention honors were brother and sister Henry and Katherine Berg, Turner Birthisel, Lilla Brennan, Nico Dascombe, Wills Davis, Reid Dulany, Mary Duvall Sumner, Eliza Strong, Finn Taylor and Paxton Towe.  Track Athletes honored as 1st Team were Ray Ray Jackson, Charlie Pope and Andrew Wynn. The 1st Team selections will be recognized at the Coastal Empire High School Sports Awards show, presented by Georgia Ports, on June 7 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre at the Savannah Civic Center

Boys' Golf State Runner-up

The varsity boys' golf team finished their season tied for 2nd place with Columbus High School at the GHSA Class AAA State Tournament at the LaFayette Golf Club. After 36 holes, William Whitfield was 2nd Overall with a total score of 143. The girls finished in 5th place for Class AAA. Kate Barber was 4th individually. Congratulations!

Spaulding to Play Basketball for Erskine College

Robert Spaulding IV and his family celebrated the signing of his letter of intent to play basketball for Erskine College in South Carolina. Rob finished high school as 2nd in career scoring for SCDS with 1274 points. We are proud of Rob and look forward to following his career at Erskine!

Wynn Class AAA State Champion Track

Junior Andrew Wynn broke his record and finished 1st in the Class AAA State Championship in the 300m hurdles with a time of 39.16. He finished 2nd in the 110m. hurdles with another record-breaking time of 14.59. Wynn was 12th in the high jump at the state meet. Congratulations!  

All Area Lacrosse

SCDS Lacrosse was the 2nd seed in Area 1-4AAAA. The Hornets defeated East Forsyth 14-6 in the First Round of the GHSA State Playoffs and lost a hard-fought battle with Westminster in the Sweet 16. All Area 1-4AAAA for the Hornets are:
1st Team Attack - Ian Foose
1st Team Midfield - Cash McCoy
1st Team Goalie - Jack Lovell
1st Team LSM - James Rhodes
Honorable Mention Midfield - Philip Slatinsky
Honorable Mention Faceoff - Sam Bueno

Hooker and Oelschig Honored by GSAHoF

A huge congratulations to seniors Stella Oelschig and Wesley Hooker. On May 6, both athletes were honored by the Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame. Stella (basketball) and Wesley (soccer) were among eight student-athletes to be cited by the organization. In addition, the Forest City Gun Club, which consists of many SCDS athletes, was honored with the MA Spellman Award. This award is presented each year to individuals or organizations that have made an important impact through sports in an unconventional but undeniable manner. 

Golf Teams to Compete for GHSA State Championships

Both golf teams finished second for the Region 3AAA title and will compete for the GHSA Class AAA State Championships on May 20-21 at LaFayette Golf Course. Congratulations to Caden Hartley for earning the low medalist award for the boys!  

Janiyah Johnson Dewitt Winner

Congratulations to Janiyah Johnson, the recipient of the 2024 Dewitt Award. The Exchange Club of Savannah established the DeWitt Award to be presented to the top eighth-grade male and female athletes of the year in public and private schools in Chatham County. The award is based on athletic leadership, academics and community service. David Dewitt saw a need to honor this generation of young athletes and the award evolved in 2019 shadowing the prestigious Hollis Stacy and Ashley Dearing Awards. Janiyah Johnson is the recipient of the honor for the private school 8th-grade girl. Janiyah competes in volleyball, basketball and runs track. Harris Stone '25 was honored in 2021 and Anna Pollak '24 in 2019. Congratulations!!

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