By Kevin Price
With a team ranked third in the state, Brunswick High must have some pretty good wrestlers, right?
Well, that would indeed be correct. And, one of the Pirates’ best is Anthony Lowe, who is just a
sophomore but is already a shining star for the Brunswick team.
Lowe will be one of the wrestlers to watch from Southeast Georgia the remainder of this season and
also in the coming years, too.
With a 34-1 individual record through last weekend’s Area 2-AAAAAA Duals, the young wrestler
helped the Pirates to their second consecutive area championship last Saturday as Brunswick also
eyes a run at the state championship, too.
For his outstanding season to this point, 912 Sports has chosen Lowe as the Coastal Pines Technical
College Boys Student-Athlete of the Month for January.
“Anthony is real dependable and consistent,” said Brunswick coach Tom Bartolotta when asked for
comment on Lowe. “I look forward to him wrestling for an individual state championship next month.”
Lowe, who wrestles for the Pirates in the 220-pound class, has 28 pins on the season. He is currently
ranked second in the state in his weight division.
Already this season, he has won championships at several tournaments including one at Locust
Grove, the Coastal Clash in Hilton Head (S.C.), the Perry High tournament and also the May River
tournament in South Carolina.
Among his top performances were victories over state-ranked wrestlers Jamaron Ammons from
Rockmart who is rated first in Class AAA and also Devin Small from West Laurens who is ranked
second in Class AAAA. Ammons and Small both finished third last year in their respective state
Lowe also pinned Richmond Hill’s Thomas Crawford, the No. 4-ranked wrestler in the state, in a head-
to-head matchup between the area rivals.
Lowe also owns wins over several ranked wrestlers from South Carolina during tournaments this season.
The Pirates are hosting a state sectional on their campus this Saturday as they look to make their way
into the state championship meet in Class AAAAAA which will be held at Brunswick High next Saturday.
Following the state duals in all of Georgia’s classifications, wrestlers across the state will compete in area traditional meets with the top finishers advancing to the state meets that follow to crown
individual state champions in the different weight classes along with the team champions in
traditional competition as well.
Coastal Pines Technical College
Boys Student-Athlete of the Month
Dec. 2021 - Dennis Mims (Appling County, Football)
January - Anthony Lowe (Brunswick High, Wrestling)
By Kevin Price
The Brunswick High girls basketball team has proven to be one of Southeast Georgia’s premier teams
through the first part of the current high school season.
And while several players are performing at a high level thus far for the third-ranked Lady Pirates,
senior guard Shakardia Cowart has been a steady player for Maria Mangram’s team to this point.
And for her solid all-around play in the Brunswick backcourt, Cowart has been selected by 912 Sports
as the Coastal Pines Technical College Girls Student-Athlete of the Month for January.
Cowart, the 5-foot-5 captain for the undefeated Lady Pirates, is averaging almost 9 points a game
while also dishing out 3.5 assists per contest. She also is averaging 4 rebounds and 2.9 steals a game.
Brunswick is currently 14-0 overall and 5-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA going into a heavyweight matchup
Friday at home against Statesboro. The Lady Blue Devils, who are ranked two spots behind BHS at No.
5 by MaxPreps, are a sparkling 14-1 on the season while also standing 5-0 in the region.
The Lady Devils defeated Brunswick in last season’s region tournament championship game.
Thus far, Cowart has scored in double-figures in six games for BHS with a season-high 22 points in a
December victory over rival Glynn Academy. In that game, she was 8-for-9 from the field while
making her only 3-point attempt. She also was 5-of-6 from the foul line.
Cowart’s season-high for rebounds in a game is 10 and her season-best for assists is 6. She had a high of 7 steals in a game against Valdosta in late December.
Cowart is a four-year member of the BHS varsity team.
“She is an all-around player with great court vision,” Mangram noted. “She has a high basketball IQ.”
Coastal Pines Technical College
Girls Student-Athlete of the Month
December 2021 - Natalie Herrin Basketball, Pierce
January - Shakardia Coward Basketball, Brunswick
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