Glynn Academy girls golf won the Taylor Made Invitational last weekend in Waynesboro, coming in four strokes ahead of the pack with a cumulative score of 251.
The Lady Terrors were led by Olivia Hickson’s 7-over 79 and Taylor Palmer’s 11-over 83.
Ella Slade added a 17-over 89 and Adi Parker shot 21-over 93.
The tournament was the continuation of a strong season for Hickson, who won the Tiger Invitational in Metter on March 11. Head coach Kip Hall said she and Palmer have led the way as some of the team’s upperclassmen.
“(Hickson is) getting more and more consistent,” Hall said. “She and Taylor (Palmer) are improving their game.”
The Lady Terrors are 4-0 in tournament matches this season. Hall and the Lady Terrors have a few weeks off to sharpen their strokes before the region tournament approaches in April.
The Glynn Academy boys shot a 327 on a windy day at the Viking Classic, 14 strokes behind tournament champion Colquitt County.
Elliott Stroud led the Terrors with a 5-over 77, Jimmy Bishop and Worth Picken both shot 11-over 81, Pope Arline came in with 13-over 83, Davis Reyna shot 16-over 86 and Banks Entwistle registered a 17-over 87.
It was a difficult day for scoring, according to head coach Mike Zito. The wind conditions, coupled with the fast greens, were not ideal.
“If you were on the wrong part of the green you could easily three-putt,” head coach Mike Zito said.
This week, Glynn Academy will travel to Moultrie for the Packer Invitational with roughly 27 other teams. The tournament is hosted by Colquitt County.
Frederica boys golf finished in second place at last weekend’s Hurricane Junior Golf Tour team event at Cimaronne Golf Club in St. Johns, Fla.
The Knights A team shot a total score of 640, eight strokes behind the winners at Greg Norman Golf Academy. The Knights B team shot 686 to slide in seventh place.
Frederica’s Jack O’Hara was the overall medalist with a two-day score of 143. He shot 3-under 69 on Day 1 and 2-over 74 on Day 2. Sarut Vongchaisit placed second overall with a two-day score of 149. Ryan McHugh placed second in the 14- to 15-year-old age group with 164, and Cason Caralier slid in at third place in the same age bracket with 165.
Head coach Tom Willis said Frederica chances of winning the tournament were wounded by Thomas Hogan’s withdrawal from the tournament due to health reasons. While he said Hogan is OK, the Knights had big shoes to fill.
Frederica turns toward its dual match Thursday against region opponent Bulloch Academy.
Knights boys soccer coach Tim O’Sullivan credited Brunswick High School for pushing them in the time-of-possession battle during last week’s 2-1 win at Glynn County Stadium.
Monday night’s region-opener against Bulloch Academy was more to O’Sullivan’s liking. The Knights controlled the ball in a one-sided 7-0 contest. Three players scored multiple goals for Frederica.
“We had come off the Brunswick game, which wasn’t the best of games for us,” he said “(Monday) we got back on track, and did a great job of keeping possession.”
Jake and Colton Myers each finished on two scoring opportunities, as did Rya Steilen. Coleman White added a goal and Matthew Runyan and Brandon Dunn each added two assists.
Frederica (3-1, 1-0) will host another region rival, Trinity Christian, at home Thursday.
Frederica baseball continues to produce run by the dozen, but still struggled to put away an opponent Monday night.
Frederica topped Glenwood 13-7 at home. The Knights led 4-0 before Glenwood scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Knights scored two more in the bottom frame, but Glenwood tied the game with three runs in the top of the fifth.
The persistent Frederica offense fired back two more runs in the fifth and put the game away with a five-spot in the sixth.
Frederica ahd a four-hit, six-RBI night from J.T. Whaley. He homered in the second inning and added three singles. Cameron Gardner’s plate approach continued to aid him on a 1-for-3 night with two RBI.
The abundance of offense was necessary, as Frederica torn through its pitching staff. The Knight threw out six pitchers. Blake Counts earned the win, entering to mop up in the fifth after Glenwood scored three runs without recording and out. He tossed a scoreless frame and Trey Thompson closed out the final two innings, allowing one earned run on one hit with four strikeouts.
The Knights (7-1) will play their fourth region game against Bulloch Academy Thursday.