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FA JV + Varsity Girls Basketball
@ Trinity Christian in Dublin
JV Girls @ 3:30 PM
Varsity Girls @ 5:00 PM
Dismissal 10:00 AM

Varsity Basketball @ Bulloch
Girls @ 4:00 PM
Boys @ 5:30 PM
Dismissal @ 11:00 AM
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Middle School Basketball
@ First Presbyterian (Hinesville)
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 6:15 PM

Middle School Basketball
@ Home vs. Camden Middle School
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 6:15 PM
GISA State Swim Meet Results
What a weird but great STATE Meet the FA Swim Team had this past Saturday at the Georgia Tech pool in Atlanta. There were lots of COVID protocols in place that created a much different feel for this meet, but our swimmers didn’t let it mess them up or bring them down. They swam their hearts out and walked away with some ribbons and even a medal for their efforts!

The meet started with the Varsity 200 Medley Relay and both the Girls and Boys teams improved their times and walked away with ribbons! The Girls team made up of Katie Eckert, Gillian Sullivan, Ashley Prokop, and Cammie Pope had a 6th place finish and cut 2 seconds off their time, while the Boys team of Spencer Sullivan, JJ Briggs, Andrew Kaminer, and Chandler Sitz placed 7th and cut almost 6 seconds off of their time! From there, Cammie Pope, JJ Briggs, and Spencer Sullivan had strong swims in the 200 Free and Ashley Prokop in the 200 IM. Cammie cut 7 seconds off of her time, and JJ cut 8. Amazing performances! Next up was the 50 Free. There was supposed to be a break in the schedule that didn’t end up happening, so our girls had to sprint to the blocks to make it in time for their race. We may need to build that in to the plan for next year, because both Katie Eckert and Cammie Pope had personal best times! Andrew Kaminer, Spencer Sullivan, Lea Maye Smith, and Jimmy McQuade also had strong swims in the 50 Free with Lea Maye cutting time, and our new Middle School swimmer, Jimmy McQuade, taking over a second off of his time and placing 6th in the State!

Next up was the 100 Butterfly. Andrew Kaminer swam a beautiful race and cut almost 4 seconds off of his time. Quickly following the butterfly, Ashley Prokop, Cammie Pope, Andrew Kaminer, JJ Briggs, Spencer Sullivan, Lea Maye Smith, and Jimmy McQuade all swam the 100 Freestyle with Cammie, Ashley and Spencer cutting almost 2 seconds off of each of their times. Jimmy McQuade also cut time—almost 8 seconds! It was a beautiful swim that earned him 4th place in the State! From there, Leah Maye Smith swam a 50 Backstroke and Ashley Prokop swam 100 Back. They both had great swims with Ashley besting her previous time. The final Individual events were in Breaststroke. JJ Briggs swam a 100, while Emily Wyrick and Jimmy McQuade, making their first appearances at a State Meet, swam 50 Free. All 3 swimmers finished strong and Jimmy cut 5 1/2 seconds off of his previous best time to earn 2nd place in the STATE! Jimmy is only in 7th grade, so we look forward to watching him swim for many years to come! The team wrapped up the evening with the 200 Freestyle Relay. Cammie Pope, Holly Lewis, Katie Eckert, and Ashley Prokop cut over a second off of their previous best times and earned 5th place in the State while Spencer Sullivan, Chandler Sitz, JJ Briggs, and Andrew Kaminer cut over 5 seconds off of their previous best time to take 6th place in the State.

In a year that has been so strained with COVID restrictions, these swimmers did a great job working as a team and encouraging each other throughout the season. A special shout out to the Science Bowl Competition participants who had to compete from their hotel rooms before the swim meet and to the rest of the swim team who kept the halls quiet enough that they were able to! We really appreciate all of the hard work and good will and look forward to seeing you back in the pool next October, if not before!

Congratulations to all of the FA swimmers who attended the meet and heartfelt appreciation to the coaches and parent volunteers who helped organize all of the events and logistics involved with this year's swim program!
The Next Big Thing: Jordan Triplett
Freshman football sensation, Jordan Triplett, received extensive media coverage last week. Derrick Davis, The Brunswick News' Sports Editor, declared that Jordan has entered the national consciousness, having earned an exclusive spot on the 2020 MaxPreps High School Freshman All-American Team.

Click on the buttons below to read more about Jordan's impressive football achievements and the local, regional, and national media stories about him. Look for more coverage about Jordan's impressive accomplishments in Monday's Knightly News edition.

Congratulations, Jordan!
Varsity Boys Basketball
FA 60 | Hope Christian (Jacksonville) 58

When we get a chance to look back on this season, this last week will certainly be one of those memories you just want to shake your head at. For two straight days, our boys basketball program endured some really unusual and somewhat stressful moments. Three teams in our region started quarantine last week just as we came off ours, and so the rescheduling of games started to take place. As I was working on Zoom meetings with the other four athletic directors in the region, our team practiced without knowing who we would play, when we would play, and if we would play at all. Through it all, they handled it well, and we were able to get a contest in Jacksonville with Hope Christian Academy on Friday night. I must thank the head coach for letting us come down and play for the first time since January 8.

Hope Christian Academy has a very athletic and skilled basketball team. We had our hands full in the first half trying to figure out how to keep them off the boards as they not only had second shots, but they also had third and sometimes four extra attempts per possession. We had to clear that up at halftime, and I felt we got the message.

Jordan Triplett and Xavier Collier rebounded the ball extremely well and also played physical to offset their athleticism. I thought we got back in defensive transition much better in this game than in previous games. When we had to execute on the offensive end, we did; that was the key to taking care of the ball and not turning it over as much. All of the players that saw time did well in producing in some way.

Kenny Quinn sealed off the baseline on some penetration drives that caused them to get out of their flow on offense. Jacob O'Connor had 9 of his 12 points in the second half, including a game-winning layup off an inbounds play from a great assist from Xavier Collier. Xavier had a nice second half and is coming back strong. William Jobe scored 18 points to go along with interrupting some shots inside (14 of those points came in the second half). Jordan Triplett used his strength to get some big boards and had a huge basket late. Bryce Reilly always plays hard and was a key with his defense, rebounding, and toughness. Opposing players won't outwork Bryce. His jump ball off a rebound was a key that turned into free throws for us. Thomas Jackson is a great addition to our team and will continue to run the point when we move Eli Fritchman to the shooting guard. The big shot of the night was from senior, Eli Fritchman. Eli had his shot back this night as he had four from long distance, four inside the arch, and was 4 of 6 from the line, totaling up 25 points to lead our team.

I want to acknowledge all of our team members as without them we wouldn't have been prepared to play this game. Mikey Roy, John Abbott Havens, and Camden Truett are extremely vital to any success we may have. I have as much gratitude to them as anyone. As I said before we departed Jacksonville, "Stay Together! We need all of us and each other to be successful."

Our next contest is Wednesday, February 3, at Bulloch Academy. This will be our first region game since January 8.

Go Knights!

Coach Carl Nash
Varsity Girls Basketball
Frederica 25 | St. Andrews 38

The girls played St. Andrews on Tuesday night. We opened up slow and St. Andrews took a 9-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. We missed a few easy shots and were slow to get going. We battled back in the second half. Our game plan was to stop the long three-point shot. We were successful in only allowing them to make 3 three-pointers. We ended giving up a lot of easy shots underneath. Tiana Jackson was the leading scorer with 14 points.

Frederica 16 | Trinity 60

Just like Tuesday, we struggled to get going. Trinity outscored us 20-4 in the first quarter. They came out in the third quarter and outscored us 30-3. Trinity is a very fundamental team that is good at full-court pressure. We turned the ball over a lot in the backcourt and gave up a lot of lay-ups. In both games, the girls never gave up. We have a lot to learn, but I was very proud of the effort from everyone!

Go Knights!

Coach Sarah Helder
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