Islands High School alumni, Caleb Barnes Class of 2015, had a unique experience this summer at Historic Grayson Stadium this summer. Barnes going into his junior year at Limestone College got the opportunity to be the play by play announcer for his hometown Coastal Plains League team the Savannah Bananas. Listen to his interview with Karl DeMasi on the Karl DeMasi Sports Report from August 5, 2017. 

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ALL SPORTS ALL THE TIME!

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The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week – rising senior HV Jenkins High Three Sport Athlete Javonte Middleton 07.02.17

Javonte Middleton - Rising Senior HV Jenkins High School Football/Basketball/Baseball

Javonte is one of the most versatile athletes in Savannah Georgia. Middleton was runner-up for the Ashley Dearing Award as a junior. Javonte excels on the football field for the HV Jenkins Warriors from the quarterback position. Last season Middleton threw for 1,585 yards and tossed 14 touchdown passes and rushed for 563 yards and eight scores. Middleton was recognized by the Region Coaches by naming him to the All Region 1st team, and the Savannah Morning News placed him on the 2016 All-Greater Savannah Football Offensive Teams.

During the past two months, Javonte has received offers from the Citadel and Army football programs. These two universities are considered highly regarded academic institutions. Additionally, you can say Middleton is one of the Savannah area’s top student athletes. So, click on the play button to listen to Javonte’s thoughts and insights what his senior year might be like as he explained on the Karl DeMasi Sports Report Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week segment.

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The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week – Former Calvary Day School & Now Savannah Bananas Baseball Player Chris Bashlor 06.24.17

Chris Bashlor - Rising Sophomore Lipscomb University/Savannah Bananas C/DH

Chris had an outstanding high school baseball career at Calvary Day School graduating in 2016. Bashlor was named the Savannah Morning News Baseball Player of the Year in 2016 as he led the area with a .587 batting average and a .714 on-base percentage. Behind the plate as a catcher, he was almost flawless with only being charged with three errors, which was a .980 fielding percentage. In Chris's senior year, the Cavaliers reached the GHSA Class "A" Private Baseball Championships Final Four.

Bashlor had numerous college offers and decided on Lipscomb University in Tennessee. Chris had to deal with injuries during his freshman year and was assigned a red shirt year. That did not matter to the Savannah Bananas as Chris was offered a contract to play this summer at Historic Grayson Stadium in the Coastal Plain League an MLB sponsored College Wooden Bat League. Chris reflects on his freshman college season and playing in Savannah as he explained on the Karl DeMasi Sports Report from 6.24.2017 Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week segment. So, click on the play button and listen.

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The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week – Former Benedictine Cadet & Now Savannah Bananas Baseball Player Mike Huggins 06.17.17

Mike Huggins - Junior Georgia State University Baseball/Savannah Bananas INF

Huggins is known as a versatile baseball player. The former Benedictine Military School, Darton College standout, and now Georgia State baseball player added that characteristic to the Savannah Bananas Squad to start the Coastal Plain season this summer. As of right now Mikey as he is known around town is on a temporary contract with the Bananas. "He is a scrappy ballplayer," said Bananas Coach Sean West. "He does a lot of the little things right, and that's why we invited him to start out the season." 

Mikey is looking forward to doing whatever it takes to play in front of his family and friends as he stated on The Karl DeMasi Sports Report on June 17th. Listen to Huggin's interview. He is a humble young man but on the field, he is a fierce competitor, and wants to do whatever it takes to stay on the squad. That's why he is the Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week for June 17, 2017. Good-Luck Mikey and Savannah looks forward to seeing you grace the field of Historic Grayson Stadium all summer long and GO BANANAS!

Mike Huggins Bio from Georgia State University Basbeall can be found at http://www.georgiastatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=12700&ATCLID=211390392

 

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As heard on the Karl DeMasi Sports Report from June 10, 2017. Dr. Stuart Fife of Fife Therapy and Performance explains how his practice can prevent or warn you or your athlete the chances of a catastrophic ACL tear. Furthermore, Fife Therapy and Perefromance can help you with pain management. It is an alternative way to get you back in the game.

So if you live with chronic joint or muscle pain. Alternatively, have suffered an orthopedic injury in an accident or sports setting FIFE Therapy can help. Click the play arrow button and hear what Dr. Stuart Fife had to say about preventing a sports injury and pain management.

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The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week – Savannah Christian Prep Baseball Player Kyle Hilton 06.03.17

Kyle Hilton, Freshman Savannah Christian Prep Baseball - P/Inf

Hilton pitched a two-hitter in the Georgia High School Assocaition Class A Private school championship game against Tattnall Square Academy. Kyle struck out the side in the seventh to keep the game tied. Hilton recorded the win as sophomore Jarrett Brown had the walk-off hit in the bottom of the inning. As a pitcher Kyle amassed a perfect record at 12-0.

During the season, Hitlon was the number two pitcher in the Raiders rotation and had unbelievable stats for a freshman. He was 10-0 with a 1.61 ERA. He had 59 strikeouts, and 18 walks in 56 2/3 innings. Hilton at the plate batted .301, had a .359 On BasePercentage and knocked in 18 runs. Kyle was selected a first team player from two publications. One by the Savannah Morning News on the All-Greater Savannah Baseball team and the Georgia Dugout Club also honored Kyle on the All-State Class A Private team. Click on the play arrow to listen to Kyle's interview.

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Thomas Karle, Benedictine Military School, Tennis
Karle, a rising junior tennis player at Benedictine Military School, led the Cadets to the Georgia High School Association Elite Eight Tennis Tournament with a 26-0 record. Over two prep tennis seasons Thomas has an amazing 46-1 record. Karle also participates on the United States Tennis Association Junior Tennis circuit and is ranked 29th in Georgia. Thomas has also has been named the Savannah Morning News’ Boys Tennis Player of the Year for the second year in a row. That’s why Karle was the second Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week for May 29, 2017. Congratualtions to Thomas and click on the arrow below to listen to Thomas's interview.

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James Wohler, Savannah Christian Prep, Golf
Wohler, a senior golfer at Savannah Christian, captured the Savannah City High School Championship at Bacon Park with a 2-over-par 73 on April 3, 2017. James as the number-one golfer on the Savannah Christian Prep Golf team, led the Raiders to the Georgia High School Association Golf Tournament. Wohler shot an 80 in the state golf match. James has also been one of the top prep golfers all four years and earned the 2017 Savannah Morning News Boys Golfer of the Year. That’s why James was the first Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week for May 29, 2017. Congratulations to James and click the arrow below to listen to James's interview. 

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RYNE WOLLENBURG – senior - St. Andrew’s Baseball

Wollenburg has been a four year starter on the St. Andrew’s School baseball team.  Ryan plays shortstop and was the lead-off hitter in the Lion’s lineup for Coach Scott Abernathy. In the four years that Ryne has been part of the St. Andrew’s baseball program, the Lions won 55 games and did not miss the SCISA state playoffs. Personal stats for Wollenburg are impressive. At the plate, Ryne this season batted .516 with a .576 OBP, with 11 doubles, 20 RBI and 38 runs scored, 32 stolen bases in 34 attempts and struck out just four times all year. Wollenburg was a Savannah Morning News Best of Preps 2017 All-Greater Savannah 1st team choice. Furthermore, Wollenburg just signed to play baseball at Flagler College in Florida. 

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