The Coastal Pines Technical College Players of the Month

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Emma Day

Gray Sasser

Gray Sasser

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By Kevin Price


Emma Day has enjoyed a stellar career as a member of the Pierce County girls golf team.

 And poised for a big finish, the Pierce County senior started out strong this spring, tying for medalist honors in the only match the Lady Bears played prior to the Georgia High School Association suspending all spring sports due to concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The GHSA will not hold activities until at least April 24, if at all, before th eschool year ends in May. This week, 912 Sports is pleased to announce Day as its Coastal Pines Technical College Girls Student-Athlete of the Month for March. Pierce County coach Michael Murray had good things to say about his senior standout. “Emma is my No. 1 golfer at this time,” Murray said. “She practices extremely hard and is always on time. She is just a good person. She can always be trusted to do the right thing.” Last season, Day led the Lady Bears to an area championship and also a

state title. Her scores counted in every match and tournament the team played as she also won medalist honors several times.

  With that one victory this season, the Lady Bears extended their undefeated record in matches which has taken place over the last two seasons. Day is set to attend the College of Coastal Georgia on a golf scholarship

this coming fall. Coastal Georgia has one of the top small-college teams in the country and has been ranked nationally at the NAIA level several times since beginning competition as a four-year school in 2011.

 

Coastal Pines Technical College

Girls Student-Athlete of Month

 

JAN- Zoesha Smith (Glynn Academy, basketball)

FEB - Angel McRae/Zyhia Johnson 

(Clinch County, basketball)

March - Emma Day (Pierce County, golf)


Gray Sasser

Gray Sasser

Gray Sasser

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By Kevin Price


The Glynn Academy boys soccer team was putting together another strong season when the spring sports season was shut down three weeks ago due to coronavirus concerns.

 And Gray Sasser was a big reason why the Red

Terrors were sitting pretty with their 8-0-1 record that included a 3-0 mark in Region 2-AAAAAA. The senior forward had scored 13 goals while accumulating a whopping 24 assists in the team’s nine games as he was a serious offensive threat for a talented Glynn team that includes 11 seniors. Whether the Terrors will take the field again this spring remains to be seen as the Georgia High School Association has suspended all sports until at least April 24.


But today, 912 Sports is pleased to announce

Sasser as its choice for the Coastal Pines  College Boys Student-Athlete of the Month for

March. GA coach Bobby Brockman was happy to hear the news and offered high praise for his senior scorer. “Gray is having an amazing season,” said the longtime Glynn coach. “He is a quiet leader who leads by example and holds fellow players accountable and motivates them “I have known him since he was probably 8 years old, and to see where he has taken his game and the time he spent in the weight room and doing individual training, he deserves the kind of season he is having.

“Not only is he a great soccer player, he also is a fantastic student and role model.”

The last game the Terrors played was on March 10 when they blanked Bradwell Institute 8-0 in a region match. The match before that, Glynn got by perennial power St. Pius by a 1-0 score in the annual Tournament of Champions which is played locally. In that match, Sasser scored the only goal of the contest for the Terrors. Brockman called it an “incredible goal” when describing it to reporters after the fact.

That was the only match in which Glynn did not

score at least four goals prior to the season getting suspended. The Terrors won their three region matches by a combined 26-0 score.


Coastal Pines Technical College

Boys Student-Athlete of Month


JAN - Ja’Queze Kirby (Jeff Davis, Basketball)

FEB - Todd Carter (Pierce County, Wrestling)

March - Gray Sasser (Glynn Academy, Soccer)

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