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Hornets Sting Beach 65-6

In the 68-year history of SCDS football, only twice have the Hornets scored more than 65 points against an opponent. Last night the Hornets stung Beach 65-6. The Hornets are 199-74 against their opponents this season. They are 2-1 in Region 3AAA. The next game is at Liberty County on October 5 at 7:30 PM.  The Hornets must finish 1 or 2 in the Region to host the first round of GHSA State on Friday, November 10. Third and fourth in the region must travel. Go Hornets!

Lamar Kirkley Teaching Fellowship Endowment

On Friday night, Kef Wilson made a surprise announcement at an alumni reunion before the Homecoming game. After expressing sincere gratitude for Lamar Kirkley's 49-year teaching and coaching legacy, Kef revealed a Teaching Fellowship Endowment Fund named in Lamar's honor.  

Lamar was a standout basketball player at Armstrong State and has coached numerous sports during his 49-year career at SCD. He was the Head boys' basketball coach for the Hornets for 24 years, coached the cross-country squads for 21 seasons and has been the school’s tennis coach for the past two decades. He also served as the SCD Athletic Director for seven years and was named the Region Athletic Director of the Year for 2015 by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association.

Lamar has won 46 Region titles as a coach and has taken home Region Coach of the Year honors more than 45 times. The Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame inductee has been named the Savannah Morning News Coach of the Year multiple times. He was honored as the 2020 Teacher of the Year by the Exchange Club and Grainger Nissan.

The Lamar Kirkley Teaching Fellowship Endowment Fund provides recent college graduates with an opportunity to launch their careers in education by gaining 1-2 years of valuable experience at Savannah Country Day School. This program will develop and nurture future leaders in independent schools. If you are interested in giving to the Lamar Kirkley Teaching Fellowship Endowment Fund, contact Lynette Allison at lynetteallison@savcds.org.

Foley Field Announced

A group of alumni and parents united with a common wish to honor the beloved teacher and coach, Peter Foley, with an athletic field named in his honor. During halftime of the Homecoming game, it was announced that the practice field closest to Saunders Field is now Foley Field.

Spanning his 27-year run as the boys' soccer coach, the Hornets amassed 338 wins, 1 City Championship, 1 GA Coastal League Championship and two GHSA State Championships! Peter Foley’s impact shines among 36 years of players, students and parents who appreciate his teaching and coaching legacy, many of whom joined him on the field Friday night, including members from the 2002 and 2004 State Championship soccer teams!

Barber to Play Golf for Auburn

Savannah Country Day junior Kate Barber has committed to play college golf for Auburn University, one of the best women's college golf programs in the country.

Barber is currently ranked #166 in the Rolex American Junior Golf Rankings with five Top 25 finishes in AJGA events in 2023. She has also recorded high finishes on the Peggy Kirk Bell Junior Golf Tour and the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, and she qualified for the 2022 US Women's Amateur played at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington.

Auburn's women's golf team is currently ranked 7th in the 2023-24 Golfweek Preseason rankings.

Homecoming Win for Hornets

The 2023 SCDS Homecoming was a big win for the Hornets, defeating Region 3AAA opponent Long County 17-14. Capping off the festivities was the crowning of Senior Lilla Brennan as the Homecoming Queen and first runner-up Ella Stone. Congratulations!!

Middle School Clay Target 2 for 2

Congratulations to the Middle School Clay Target team for placing 1st at their second MS qualifier of the season! The team is 2 for 2, placing 1st at both events. They finished with an overall score of 543/750 - 20 targets ahead of the next team. The top 5 shooters were: 1. Frank Kamaleson - 122/150 2. Raj Kamaleson - 121/150 3. Caleb Vo - 112/150 4. Tyler Wachtel - 103/150 5. Ivan Lin - 85/150  Frank Kamaleson was the HOA runner-Up and achieved a personal best of 88 in sporting clays.

SCDS Clay Target 2nd out of 10 Teams

SCDS placed 2nd out of 10 teams in the GIAA qualifier at Forest City Gun Club with an overall score of 873/1000 - a full 33 clays ahead of the team score at the last qualifier. The team score is represented by the top 5 shooters: 

1. Chase Buerger - 191/200
2. Walker Peters - 175/200
3. Ericka Ann McKeever - 170/200
4. Grant Hunter - 169/200
5. Drew Salyer - 168/200

Co-Captains Chase Buerger finished as the HOA Runner-Up and Ericka Ann McKeever tied as the HOA among females. Freshman Walker Peters achieved a personal best in all 3 events and had his first contribution to the SCDS team score.  

SCDS Clay Target 1st in GIAA Qualifier

At the Pinetucky GIAA qualifier for Clay Target, SCDS placed 1st out of 11 teams with an overall score of 840/1000 - a full 31 clays ahead of the #2 team. The top 5 shooters represent the team score: 1. Ericka Ann McKeever - 178/200, 2. Miles Carson - 176/200, 3. Chase Buerger - 164/200 , 4. Gracen Garceau - 162/200, 5. Drew Salyer - 160/200. Congratulations to Ericka Ann McKeever who finished HOA Runner-Up for the tournament missing the top spot by only 1 clay! Carson finished 3rd place overall and Buerger tied for 7th overall rounding out the top 10. Their next meet is Saturday at Forest City Gun Club.

Devin Beauchamp and Aarya Patel First for Hornets

The first meet of the season for Cross Country was at Islands High School. Finishing times for the boys were: Devin Beauchamp 18:40.9, Kent Burnett 20:34.3, Payton Brown 22:05.9, Miles King 24:22.9 and Paawan Patel 27:58.2. Finishing first for the girls was Aarya Patel 21:41.0 followed by Sarah Catherine Gilpin 24:16.8, Ansley Cheshire 24:28.1, Bryn Sorge 26:17.8 and Suri Desai 27:09.3. Their next meet is the Stinger Invitational at SCPS on September 14. 

 

Best Start for Season - JV Volleyball 13-0

The Junior Varsity Volleyball team shut down every opponent in two sets winning the St Vincents JV Volleyball Tournament 5-0 against St Vincents, SCPS and Effingham. They are 13-0 for the season defeating Richmond Hill, Long, Tattnall, Glynn Academy, New Hampstead, Groves and HHC. Their next HOME game is against Calvary on Thursday the 14th at 5:00 PM. Come watch them sweep the city! Go Hornets!! We are proud of you!

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