A Message from the Athletic Director
It was an interesting winter for Frederica Athletics with various teams including our girls and boys basketball teams going through quarantines; however, we made it through and enjoyed a season of basketball. Swimming did the same, and we have so many young swimmers who will continue to grow and mature in the sport. I look forward to seeing their progression.

Now we jump into our spring sports, and there are many to follow. With our Middle School and Varsity Baseball teams going at a full pace, I want to wish our new baseball coaches, Tim Orlosky (Varsity) and Ryan Lawless (Middle School), the best as they begin their journeys. We are fortunate to have them join us at FA.

Tennis and Golf are once again in capable hands with some outstanding coaches in Brian Wyrick (Tennis), Kevin Roberts (Golf), and the legend, Tom Willis '86 (Golf). I can't say enough about these coaches and what they bring to Frederica in the way of class, competition, pride, and loyalty. Both programs will once again be very strong, not just in our region, but in the GISA.

Our Soccer teams are hard at it, and we look forward to great things as they begin their seasons. With Gabe Gabriel and Tim O'Sullivan as our girls and boys head coaches, respectively, there is no doubt these teams will be ready for each foe they meet on the pitch.

Track has been divided this year with Al Stasko leading our distance runners in the Middle School and Varsity. Avery Sweeting is the field and sprint coach. Speaking of track, I want to give a shout-out to a couple of our long-distance runners. Seventh grader, Maggie Dorminy, is our top distance runner in the Middle School and has run a 6:40 in the 1600, winning the Bulloch meet, and Junior, Andrew Kaminer, ran a 5:08 winning the Brunswick High track meet over 21 other runners from public schools around the southeast of the state.

Good luck to all of our coaches and student-athletes as they begin their spring programs.

Go Knights!

Coach Carl Nash
FA Athletics This Week
Monday @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Baseball
@ HOME vs. Trinity Christian

Tuesday @ 4:00 PM
Varsity Tennis SCRIMMAGE
@ Glynn Academy

Tuesday @ 4:30 PM
Varsity Track Meet
@ Glynn Middle School
Lanier Street

Varsity Soccer @ Camden
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM
Dismissal @ 3:00 PM

Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
Middle School Baseball
@ Home vs. Brantley
Dismissal @ 2:50 PM

Varsity Golf vs. Camden
@ Home (details pending)

Thursday @ 3:00 PM
Varsity Tennis @ Pinewood
Dismissal @ Noon

Thursday @ 5:00 PM
Varsity Baseball
Dismissal @ 11:20 AM

Varsity Soccer @ Westfield
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

Saturday + Sunday
Varsity Golf
Stratford Match Play

Saturday @ 1:00 PM
Varsity Baseball
@ Home vs. Trinity Christian
Athletic Spectator Information
Booster Club Memberships

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.
Varsity Baseball
We had one game last week, and it was a varsity game at Citizens Christian. We lost 1-11, but it was good to finally get on the field. The highlights came from two freshmen arms. John Abbott Havens and Jackson Lewis both had solid outings!

Go Knights!

Coach Tim Orlosky
Varsity Golf
FA Knights Golfers Win at Bulloch

On Thursday afternoon, the Frederica Academy Knights Golf team visited Forest Heights Country Club to play a match against Bulloch Academy. The Knights won by a score of 308 to 340. Jackson Byrd was the low medalist for the match with a 72. Individual scores for the Knights were as follows:

Jackson Byrd 72
Jack Roberts 76
Ramie Shingler 77
Eli Brickman 83
Parker Jules 83
Edward Stephens 88
Josh Manning 93
James Cruikshank 95
Blake Holloway 100

Coach Roberts's Comments:
A nearly two-hour trip yielded plenty of time for those traveling to think about what they needed to do to shoot a low score to help the team to a win; however, many of those traveling have had little experience or none at all on this course. The course proved to present somewhat of a challenge for all, as conditions were wet and the greens had some pace on them when the ball was left above the hole.  

By the time the sun set, the FA Knights had won the match, 308 to 340. Frederica Academy's Jackson Byrd led the way with an even-par round, 72. Jackson had it to -4 at one point in his round before back-to-back OB balls led to doubles. A pretty-salty flop shot on the par 5 18th hole led to a tap in birdie and got him back to -1 with just two holes left. Both Jackson Byrd and Jack Roberts, FA's other 8th grader, started hot and quickly got it to 2-under through the first couple of holes. A missed 4-foot birdie putt on the 9th hole seemed to rattle Jack and subsequently, his round went the other direction. Loose drives on the back by Jack, combined with missed opportunities with the flat stick, saw Jack's round slip away from him. He finished with a 76. Both of these 8th graders have a promising future ahead of them and will battle it out for the top spot on a very talented Knights team.

I was very impressed with the play of Ramie Shingler. Having been injured during the off-season, Ramie has taken some time to get back into the swing of things, so-to-speak. However, he was able to put a good round together, posting a smooth 77. Ramie hit the ball great off the tee and was able to roll in a couple of putts. But, solid play all around kept his round respectable. Ramie capped off his great play with a chip-in birdie on the par 5 18th hole, his last of the day. This made for a smile that lasted for several minutes after the round.  

Frederica's last counting score was taken from either Parker Jules or Eli Brickman. Take your pick; both played very well. It was nice for them to get a good round under their belt early in the season. Parker has been playing well in the early going, and having her build some confidence moving forward hopefully ignites a spark inside of her that burns for some more. All we all need is some motivation from time to time, and we look forward to seeing her put in some good practice time in the next couple of weeks. She could be a force to reckon with. Eli Brickman played well, also. Eli hit the ball solidly from tee to green overall. He left himself above the hole a couple of times, which made for some defensive putts down the hill. Eli had a positive disposition throughout his round, which I believe also helped keep him calm as he worked his way through his round.  

Both Coach Roberts and Coach Willis are proud of all of the players who played in the event. Baby steps in the right direction keep us all working towards a much bigger overall goal, State Champs.
FA Varsity Golf Competes in Johnny Paulk Invitational

The Frederica Academy Varsity Golf team played in the Johnny Paulk Invitational on Jekyll on Saturday hosted by Glynn Academy. The Knights shot a 314 total to finish 5th out of 22 teams. Lambert won the tournament with a 295 total. Individual scores were as follows:

Aarnav Nath 75
Roy Boyd 78
Thomas Henderson 80
Travis Cavalier 81
Cason Cavalier 82

Coach's Comments:
It was a pretty miserable day out there for scoring, with cold temperatures and winds blowing 15-20 miles per hour. Even with that excuse, in my opinion, we still had a poor day. Aarnav Nath was one bright spot, keeping it together for most of the day with a couple of birdies, including a nice 15-footer on 11 and a good save on the 18th for a bogey. He has been consistent for us so far. The next thing for him is to shoot a really low round. I think it's coming soon. 

Roy Boyd hit it well today but couldn't seem to get it in the hole. He had a good birdie on 16 and also a good bogey save on 18 to salvage a score. Thomas Henderson made a 20-footer for eagle on the 7th to get to one over, but couldn't figure it out on the backside. Travis Cavalier had it only 4 over through 12 but struggled coming in, and Cason Cavalier was just 1-over after sticking an approach to 4 feet on 8 and then making the putt for birdie. Cason has been struggling lately but it was good to see him play well early. Overall though, we didn't make much of the opportunities we had. It's still early in the season, though, and we have plenty of time to get it figured out.  
FA Varsity Golf Team Wins Alumni Challenge Match

The Frederica Academy Varsity golf team won the alumni challenge match Sunday afternoon at Brunswick Country Club by a score of 11-7. Individual results were as follows:

Billy Shuman '12 and Mary Ellen Shuman '13 defeat Cason Cavalier and Jack Roberts 2-1

Travis Cavalier and Jackson Byrd defeat Harris Jenrette '13 and Hampton Jenrette '16 3-0

Wells Ellenberg '09 and Michael Williamson '91 tie James Cruikshank and Aarnav Nath 1.5-1.5

Roy Boyd and Eli Brickman defeat John McCallum (Class of 2018) and Michael Tindle '19 3-0

Chip Champion '88 and Patrick Duffey '14 defeat Ramie Shingler and Blake Holloway 3-0

Thomas Henderson, Edward Stephens, and Riley Turner defeat Coach Willis '86 and Jeff Seymour '87 2.5-0.5

Coach's Comments:
The alumni had their backs against the wall this year with perhaps the strongest golf team we've ever had here at Frederica. Cason Cavalier and Coach Roberts did a good job of dividing the teams up so there were no weaknesses on the part of the varsity team. The same could not be said for the Alumni teams. Chip Champion '88 and Patrick Duffey '14 led the alumni with a big win to make it a closer contest. It was great to see Billy Shuman '12 and Mary Ellen Shuman '13 out there competing again and, of course, pulling out the victory just like they used to do when they were in high school against what was one of the strongest varsity teams. And Michael Williamson '91 and Wells Ellenberg '09 made a great team with a strong showing. But, it wasn't enough to overcome the strong play of Travis Cavalier and Jackson Byrd who were 10-under on their day. Add to that the team of Thomas Henderson, Edward Stephens, and Riley Turner who were 7-under on strong play by Thomas that I got to personally witness up close. Roy Boyd was on fire, too, and was likely several under par if he was playing his own ball, so it was a little too much for the alumni to overcome. A big thank you to all alumni for coming out and giving us a great match. It was a lot of fun out there, and everyone is invited back next year!

Go Knights!

Coach Tom Willis
Mary Ellen Shuman '13, Billy Shuman '13, Harris Jenrette '13, Hampton Jenrette '16
Varsity Tennis
Frederica Academy hosted St. Andrews at Retreat Tennis Center on Thursday, March 4. The FA team came out very strong in our first region match of the year, sweeping the girls match 5-0 and winning the boys match 4-1. It was a great start to region play against a team that we did not know a lot about. Both FA Singles and Double played very well.

#1 Merrill Been won 6-0, 6-0 against Sarah Rowland
#2 Kate Walbridge won 6-0, 6-1 against Faith Devey
#3 Virginia Anne Tennant won 6-1, 6-2 against Celia Cerbone

#1 Rebecca Tiller and Rebekah Brooks won 6-0, 6-0 against Sadie Herkimer and Gabby Pound
#2 Greta Johnston and Mavry Driggers won by default

Boys match Frederica won 4-1 against St. Andrews

#1 Adam Elsharkawi won 6-0, 6-1 against Joe Kinsey
#2 Dylan McHugh lost 4-6, 6-7 against Edward Ashton
#3 Whitmarsh Tennant won 6-0, 6-0 against Justin Herkimer

#1 Grant Offner and Jaxson Grotz won 6-2, 6-3 against Dylan Devey and MacLean Babcock
# John Alden Beimler and Trey Walbridge won 6-2, 6-2 against Jacques Bootsma and Nikolaus Triantifilloy
Varsity Track
Andrew Kaminer ran a very tactical race at the Glynn County meet on March 3. He placed 1st out of 21 runners with an outstanding time of 5:08. He took the lead of the race at the 300 mark and sprinted to the finish line. Congratulations, Andrew!

Go Knights!

Coach Al Stasko
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