It's been a long road for Battle Ground Academy alum Chico Bennett Jr. to find himself back on a Virginia football field.
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With the addition of five signees, Battle Ground Academy now has 14 graduating seniors who are committed to playing athletics in college. The May 5 signings included:
Brett Brown – Football – University of Missouri
Ryan Casimier - Baseball – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Xavier Hylton – Football – Harding University
Daniel Morra – Football – Ohio Wesleyan University
Zion Morris – Football – Sewanee: University of the South
BGA swimming legend Chas Morton '89 was recently featured by Swimming World Magazine. Highlights include his early years training with the Nashville Aquatic Club, achievements as an age-group phenom, being named three times to the USA Swimming National Team roster, and a team captain at Stanford.
BGA Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Myles Thrash has been voted TSSAA District 3 Coach of the Year by his coaching peers for the third consecutive year and first as a coach at BGA.
Two BGA seniors signed letters of intent on December 17 to continue playing sports in college next year. Jessi Meghreblian will play beach volleyball at Eckerd College and Kennedy Price will play women's soccer at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Join us in congratulating Jessi and Kennedy!
Join us in congratulating senior Lindsay Phelps, this week's Kerr & Co. Realty's Athlete of the Week. Lindsay is a member of BGA's Cross Country team, was named an All-Region runner in 9th, 10th, and 12 grades, and placed 24th in this year's State competition.
Join us in congratulating Kennedy Price '22 who has been selected as the latest John Maher Builders Scholar-Athlete for 2021-22. Price has committed to play college soccer at the University of Tennessee. She is the daughter of Dawn and Derek Price of Franklin.
BGA Middle School math teacher and girls basketball coach Mandy Nowlin was recently inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Nowlin considers basketball a significant part of her life. Her father coached it, and she and her brother played it for as long as she can remember. She uses her love of the game to coach BGA middle schoolers, teaching them the game and the qualities she has learned through the game.
This weekend, Bella Bugg ‘23 will hit the links in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Snedeker Foundation, and the American Junior Golf Association’s ACE Grant program. Joining 23 junior golfers from around the state, Bugg will play in the AJGA’s third annual Tennessee Cup, a two-day Ryder Cup-style event.
BGA's Boy's Cross Country team completed their season with the highest team finish in program history at the TSSAA State Cross Country Championship securing State-Runner-Up honors in Division DII-A.
Congratulations to senior Sean Williams for being named a a Mr. Football semifinalist. The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented on December 7 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville to the top football players in nine classifications of the TSSAA. This is the 37th year the Mr. Football Awards have been presented to the Tennessee's best high school football players.
Join us in congratulating Wrenne French '17 who has been named Second Team All-SEC in Women's Soccer at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where she is an anchor for the Tennessee back line. While at BGA, Wrenne helped lead the Lady Wildcats to a state title in 2014, was a member of the National Honors Society, and Digamma.
BGA's varsity volleyball team defeated Concord Christian 3-0 to win the program’s first state Championship! Congratulations to the players, Coach Alvarez, Coach Carlisle, and staff!
Join us in congratulating Abby Robertson '22 as the latest Herff Jones Heart of the Team weekly winner for her dedication to teammates and willingness to do whatever it takes for her team to find success. The Lady Wildcats play today at 11:00 at MTCS for a state title against Concord Christian.
Division II A Quarterfinals: BGA wins the fourth set 25-23 to defeat Northpoint Christian and advance to the 9:30 a.m. match on Wednesday, October 19, versus Notre Dame High School. Go Wildcats!
BGA congratulates junior Eva Schreiber who has been named a Gateway Tire Athlete of the Week. Schreiber recently helped lead the BGA girls soccer team to the Division II-A Middle Region Championship.
For the second straight year, the BGA Lady Wildcats Volleyball team has won the Division II A Regional tournament after defeating Goodpasture, the defending state champion, in a hard fought four set match: 28-26, 27-26, 24-26, 25-23. The win secures a first round bye for BGA in the sub-state tournament.
Zion Morris '22, a nose guard for BGA's Varsity Football Team, was recently selected to receive the Herff Jones Heart of the Team award for his work ethic and team-first approach.
Congratulations to Abby Robertson '22, a member of the Lady Wildcat Volleyball Team and selected as a John Mayer Builders Scholarship Athlete.
BGA varsity boys basketball head coach Trey Meyer has been named a 2021 Rising Coaches Lifetime Award recipient for his commitment to improving the coaching professions.
This season, BGA Football remembers Clay Beathard ‘16 and Paul Trapini ‘16 by electing two deserving Wildcats to wear their jerseys. More information may be found here.
A roundup of BGA Wildcat sport action for the week of August 23, 2021.
Join us in congratulating BGA senior Kennedy Price (left) and junior Keaton Mitchell (right) recently named to The Tennessean's list of Top 25 players to keep an eye on this season.