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Cross Country Runners to Watch this Season

Savannah Country Day should have an exciting Cross Country season competing in Class 3A (from Class A Private) under the new leadership of Head Coach David Ryan, following the retirement of Maria Wolfe. Ryan can look to his seniors led by his son, John Ryan, a first-team selection in 2021, Ned Henneman and Chase Huggins, Joining the squad is incoming freshman Charlie Pope. On the girls side, a senior core is led by Sarah Jane Schulze along with Claudia Birthisel, Gracie Daters and Eliza Stubbs.

Brennen Selected as One of the Top Volleyball Players in Area

GHSA volleyball is right around the corner, with teams tipping off their seasons in the second week of August. SCDS Junior Lilla Brennan was selected by the Savannah Morning News as one of the top 20 players to watch. Brennan had a solid sophomore season at setter for the Hornets with 295 assists, 100 digs and 39 aces to earn second-team All-Region 3-A Private honors. The Hornets first varsity match is Johnson at HOME Demere Gym at 5:30 PM on August 9. 

Clay Target Athletes Help Bring Home the Gold

This past weekend, several of our SCDS clay target team members competed as Forest City Juniors in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Championship in Columbus, Ohio. The Forest City Juniors took home the National Championship title for the 3rd year in a row. The FCJ team consisted of shooters throughout the city. The SCDS Hornets took home 5th place HOA (highest overall) in the National Championship High School Division. In the High School Division, our Hornets placed 3rd for Skeet, 3rd for Sporting Clays and the open division team placed 2nd in Doubles Skeet. We are bringing back 3 trophies for SCDS!! Team members that participated were Gracen Graceau, Jackson Mondy, Pericles Lelos, Dan Bradley, Archer Ritchie, Owen Haas, Ericka Ann McKeever, Chars Lapp, Andrew Nicholson, Miles Carson, Jackson Ezelle, Chase Buerger, Anna Loren Dekle and James Daters. Congratulations! 

Conroy and Tamminen to Lead Basketball Programs

The Savannah Country Day basketball programs will have new coaches at the helm for the upcoming season. Mac Tamminen will step in as the new boys' coach and SCDS Athletic Director, Kenny Conroy will take over the girls' squad. 

Tamminen was the head boys' coach and Athletic Director at John Paul II for the past 5 years. Besides coaching at SCDS, Tamminen will also serve as the Assistant Athletic Director. Conroy took over as the SCDS Athletic Director when Jim Collis retired at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Conroy served as the Athletic Director and girls' basketball coach at Hilton Head Christian since 2011— winning five SCISA state titles, including the last four years in a row.

Sierra Davis To Head Volleyball Program

Sierra Davis is the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach for the Hornets. Sierra is a 2019 graduate and former D-1 player at Presbyterian College. She will be teaching a combination of Middle School physical education and Upper School math. Sierra is from Hilton Head and graduated from Hilton Head High School as a star athlete. "Sierra is very energic and has a lot of enthusiasm. She s a great addition to the Hornets' coaching staff," said Athletic Director Kenny Conroy.

Spring Athletes and Coaches Honored by SMN

The Savannah Morning News and the Georgia Ports celebrated the area's best athletes with the Coastal Empire High School Sports Awards. The 2022 event was held on June 10 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre. For spring sports, Head Tennis Coach Lamar Kirkley was honored as the Coach of the Year. First Team tennis selections were Henry Berg and Claudia Birthisel. Jake Felser, Chase Huggins, Katherine Ezelle, Mya Felser, Skye Horn, Carmen Mandel and Charlton Strong made Honorable Mention. Tommy Crenshaw was selected as the Golf Coach of the Year and Reed Lotter was the Player of the Year.  First Team golf honors went to Bryan Sorge, Lotter, Andrew Messalle and William Whitfield. Dallas Hunter was Second Team and Lane McCullough made Honorable Mention. First Team lacrosse were Kevin Georgescu and Arden Watson. Second Team honorees were Zander Paderewski, Tyler Redmond and Josh Rodriguez. Trey Celaya and Sawyer Tarr made Honorable Mention. Soccer awards were First Team - Harry Dewalt, Wesley Hooker and Amina Okumu. Second Team honors were given to Haley Avino, William Barnes, Zach Bueno, Madden Gerlach, Hawleye Hrones and Fiona Wilson. Langston Bass, Chase Buerger, Anna Claire Davis and Hyers Holland were Honorable Mention selections. Baseball's First Team honors went to Barry Kleinpeter. Second Team were Dalton Brown and Ty Schneider. Cade Garola, Brooks Kleinpeter, Corbett Salandi, Tyler Scott, Roman Smith and Leiden van Abshoven made Honorable Mention. In Track, Anna Pollak and John Ryan were selected to the First Team and Helen Kenney, KJ James, Reese London, Kenny Odom and Alex Wynn were Honorable Mention. Congratulations!!

State Golf Results

The SCDS boy's team tied for 6th in the GHSA Class A Private Golf Championship. Scoring for the Hornets in the 72-hole event were Reed Lotter 152, William Whitfield 152, Andrew Messalle 154 and Dallas Hunter 159. Bryn Sorge competed as an individual in the girls' State Championship. Bryn finished in 9th place scoring 158 for the two day event.  A greatseason for Coach Crenshaw, Coach Small and the athletes! 

GHSA State Track and Field Results

Hard work and hours of practice, hoping to peak at the right time and Helen Kenney accomplished this fete, setting a personal record with a 5' high jump and finishing 3rd in the GHSA Class A Private State Track and Field Meet. Alex Wynn's 6'2" high jump took 6th place. Finishing 3rd in the State in the 4x100m relay was the team of KJ James, Reese London, Kenny Odom and Alex Wynn (42.79). Kenny was 3rd in the 100m (10.92) and Alex 7th (11.11). John Ryan finished 6th in the 1600m with 4:26.47. Anna Pollak was 6th in the 400m (59.47) and 8th in the 200m (26.59). We are proud of our athletes! 

Cannon Honored with 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. Stephen Cannon received the award for 2022. Harris Stone was honored in 2021 and Anna Pollak in 2019. Congratulations!!

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