FA Athletics This Week
Monday @ 9:00 AM
Varsity Golf at Jekyll
Frederica Invitational
See Results Below

Thursday @ 2:00 PM
Varsity Golf @ Forest Heights
vs. Bulloch Academy

Thursday @ 3:00 PM
Varsity Tennis @ Retreat
vs. St. Andrews

Thursday @ 4:30 PM
Varsity Track (Distance Runners)
Brunswick High School

Friday @ 5:00 PM - CANCELED
Varsity GIRLS Soccer @ Home
vs. Robert Toombs

Saturday - All Day
Varsity Golf @ Jekyll
Johnny Paulk Invitational
Spring Campus Spectator Information
Booster Club memberships include entry to all home, regular season competitions. Non-members will be charged admission at the gate.

Concessions will be offered for all home spring contests. This includes Varsity Soccer as well as Middle School and Varsity Baseball.
National Athletic Training Month
National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers. The 2021 slogan is "Essential to Health Care.”

Before you get sidelined with an injury, make sure you consult an athletic trainer, who specializes in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Athletic Trainers are essential to health care. A reminder from the national athletic trainers’ association – NATA.ORG – during National Athletic Training Month.  
Important Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information
Sudden Cardiac Arrest can be a complication of COVID-19 in athletes.

Please click HERE to watch a video that provides a detailed explanation of sudden cardiac arrest.

Click HERE and HERE for two related handouts on this important health care issue.

Please contact Adam Norman via email at adamnorman@fredericaacademy.org or by calling him at (912) 638-9981 Ext. 520 should you have questions or want more information.
Varsity Boys Basketball
GISA AAA State Tournament - First Round
FA 65 | Brookwood 67

After another last-second, game-winning shot by our opponent, our season was over. Words cannot describe the disappointment our team has had over the past three games. The Brookwood game is just another example of what can happen in a close game when a player steps up and makes a big play. We didn't close in this game, and it's very difficult to swallow a loss when you know you're the better team. I feel for my players and their families. Going on the road again drained this group; however, they came to battle this night. I am very proud of these young men. They left it all on the floor. Brookwood may have won the game, but make no mistake, they knew they got away with one. It's frustrating, but we played as well as we have all season. Sports can have a cruel ending sometimes, but it's the lesson of getting up and getting on that is valuable in any situation like this. Eli Fritchman, Xavier Collier, and William Jobe all had 14 points, followed by Jacob O'Connor with 11, and Jordan Triplett with 10.

This team has endured one of the toughest seasons a group can have. They had to be quarantined in the middle of the season. They had opponents that were quarantined. The most amazing thing is they had to travel to away games thirteen times with only six home games. They had to be on a bus most of the season and in visiting locker rooms. They handled themselves with true class and toughness. There have been peaks and valleys, but through it all, these players had the mental and physical toughness it takes to finish strong.

I want to thank the parents for all of the devotion they had for this team and their sons. To my seniors, I can't thank you enough for everything you gave to this school, the basketball program, this team, and to me. I will be there in your corner for many years to come. To the underclassman, I hope you gained valuable experience to take into next season. We will be good again but only with focus and hard work. Thank you for everyone's support, and with that, we close another season of FA basketball.

Go Knights!

Coach Carl Nash
Varsity Golf
CAMDEN CLASSIC - Saturday, February 27

The Camden Classic was held at the Osprey Cove Golf Club on Saturday afternoon, with thirteen teams competing. The Knights shot a 296 to finish in second place overall, three shots behind Glynn Academy. Tying for tournament low medalist was Thomas Henderson of Frederica with a 70. Individual Frederica scores were as follows:

Frederica A Team:
Thomas Henderson 70
Roy Boyd 73
Aarnav Nath 76
Travis Cavalier 77
Ramie Shingler 82

Frederica B Team:
Parker Jules 84
Eli Brickman 89
Edward Stephens 91
Blake Holloway 92

Coach's Comments:

It was a good day for us today. For starters, we were without two of our top players, Jackson Byrd and Jack Roberts, who were ineligible to play as 8th graders due to GHSA rules. But, we showed our depth by almost winning the tournament anyway. I was especially impressed with Thomas Henderson, who won low medalist in his very first tournament as a Knight. Thomas is a senior transfer from Ohio, and he has a lot of game. He's confident yet he thinks his way around the golf course very well. It's obvious that he has a lot of tournament experience. He had five birdies on the day, two of them stress-free two-putt birdies when he drove the green on the par 4 twelfth, and hit one of the par fives in two. That's a great start to the season for him, and I'm excited to see what he will do the rest of the season. 

Roy Boyd had a good day, too, with a wedge approach leading to a two-foot birdie at the last to go with only two bogeys on the day. Roy won this tournament last year in some brutal conditions, and it was good to see him have another good day after struggling a bit in our preseason qualifiers. He is a threat to go low on any day. 

We had good showings from Aarnav Nath and Travis Cavalier, who are both freshmen. Aarnav had his first tournament with us as he recently transferred here from Dubai, but he got off to a bad start with a triple bogey on the first hole. He played steady golf from then on to shoot 76 despite missing four makeable birdie putts on the backside. He was hitting the driver well and only missed two fairways on the day. Travis could have been much lower, too. He had a double and a triple bogey on the backside but finished it up with a birdie on his 18th hole, which he almost holed from 150 yards, leaving it one inch from the cup.  

On the B team, Parker Jules had a good day. She was the only female player in the field, and per GHSA rules, she had to play from the mens' tees. Still, she beat half the field and led the B team in scoring as she got off to a fast start with a birdie on the first hole.

Overall, it was a successful day and hopefully will give us a starting point from which to improve.

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FREDERICA INVITATIONAL - Monday, March 1

The Frederica Academy varsity golf team finished second in the FA Invitational tournament today at Pine Lakes golf course on Jekyll Island. The Knights shot a 292 total. Rivers Academy from Alpharetta finished first with a 274 and Brookwood finished third with a 294. Three players from Rivers tied with 68 for low medalist honors, but Will Morlan won the tiebreaker by scorecard retrogression. There was a separate middle school individual event, with Drew Sutherland from Stratford winning with a 74. Click here for all scores from the tournament. Individual Frederica scores were as follows:  

Frederica A
Jack Roberts 69
Jackson Byrd 72
Aarnav Nath 75
Roy Boyd 76
Thomas Henderson 77

Frederica B
Travis Cavalier 76
Cason Cavalier 83
Ramie Shingler 84
Parker Jules 84
Eli Brickman 87

Frederica Individuals
Edward Stephens 77
James Cruikshank 86
Josh Manning 88

Frederica Middle School Individuals
Jayden Roberts 77
Thomas Sams 80

Coaches comments:

Overall it was a good day for us. Rivers is probably the best golf team in the country, and they showed it. We would have all had to have great days to compete with them, but it didn't happen.

Some of our players struggled but there were a lot of good stories for the day. Jack Roberts shot a 69 in his first-ever varsity Frederica event, which I believe is the lowest score ever for someone in their first start. He started on 10 and shot 1 over but then birdied 3 of the first four holes on the front. He knocked in another birdie on his 16th hole to shoot 32 on the back. We really needed that, we were behind Brookwood at the time and managed to edge them out based on our good scores coming in. Jack is a super player and has played in a ton of tournaments, and that experience really shows. He's only in 8th grade, and he's going to have his fingerprint all over our record books. For that matter, so will Jackson Byrd. He had a tough start turning at 38, but eagled the par 5 15th and birdied 16 to shoot 34 on the back. The back was playing as the tougher side by a lot, so to do that when we needed it was big. Jackson and Jack are a really potent 1-2 punch for us. It's going to be difficult for any team to beat those guys. Aarnav had it going at 1 under with two holes to go but unfortunately had some bunker issues coming in and finished with two doubles. He's only a freshman and really hits the ball well. He also has a bright future. And Roy Boyd had another solid day. He wasn't able to get many birdies but he did his part.

For the rest of the guys, Travis continued his hot play with a 76. He's really stepped up his game from last year, hitting it a lot longer and putting much better. And I was really proud of Edward. He fired his career low for Frederica, turning at 1 over and holding it together on the back. He was a super talent coming up as a youngster and if he finds that groove again he is going to be dangerous.  

Overall it was a good day. We have a big tournament coming this weekend back at Jekyll, the Johnny Paulk invitational. Hopefully we can continue to improve and make a good showing there.

Go Knights!

Coach Tom Willis
Varsity Girls Soccer
FA Girls Soccer opened up our season in Savannah this past Wednesday against Coastal Homeschool. We lost the match 2-1, but overall I was pleased with the performance and glad to get some much-needed experience and match fitness for our young team. Due to reschedules, we are open this week, and our next match will be in Camden County on March 9.

Go Knights!

Coach Gabe Gabriel
Varsity Tennis
Frederica Tennis had its first match of 2021, topping Brunswick High at the College of Coastal Georgia Courts. The FA team combined to win 10 of the 12 matches played. Brunswick High had many athletic players, and it was a fun contest for us early in the season. FA Tennis has returned 13 of its 14 starters from last year's girls and boys teams. I look forward to coaching these very talented teams in 2021.

FA Tennis players participating in the Brunswick Match were: Merrill Been, Kate Walbridge, Virginia Anne Tennant, Greta Johnston, Ali Brown-Winans, Bekah Brooks, Rebecca Tiller, Briley Johnson, Kate McMinn, Ryann Hankey, Maggie Kaselak, Sydney Carroll, Emily Wyrick, Mavry Driggers, Francie Frazier, OletaKate Mitchell, Whitmarsh Tennant, David Weaver, John Alden Beimler, Adam Elsharkawi, Dylan McHugh, Andrew Kaminer, Jaxson Grotz, Grant Offner, and Trey Walbridge.

FA Tennis has its next match at Retreat Tennis against St. Andrews this Thursday, March 4, at 3:00 p.m. Please come out and join us.

Go Knights!

Coach Brian Wyrick
Middle School Baseball
We played three games in the last two weeks. We lost 1-12, 1-20, and 0-15. The scores aren't surprising as we have been handicapped by rain and COVID-19. With the majority of our team being 6th and 7th graders, the development of the players has been the focus thus far. Several players contributed solid performances despite the limited practice time. Wood Watson, Fuller Wimberly, Tucker McClain, Wyatt Partin, and Jayden Spivey were just a few of the players who had impressive showings.

Our next game is on March 10 at home against Brantley Middle School at 4:00 p.m.

Go Knights!

Coach Tim Orlosky
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