Connor DelPrete, WSAV News 3

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Past articles by Connor:

It’s coming back to Savannah! Benedictine wins 4A state title

ATLANTA, Ga. (WSAV) – After falling in the semifinals last season, the Benedictine football team had one goal and one goal only on its mind. Win a state championship. Friday night, the Cadets made good on their promise with a 35-28 win over Carver-Columbus in the GHSA 4A state title game. “They’ve still never seen […] → Read More

Savannah native DeMasi promoted to SSU interim head football coach

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah State University didn’t have to look far to find the next person to lead its football program. Russell DeMasi, the Tigers’ offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, has been promoted to interim head coach of SSU football. “Coach DeMasi has played a key role in turning the page for Savannah State […] → Read More

Friday Night Playoff Blitz: Georgia, South Carolina teams fight to keep seasons alive in the postseason

(WSAV) – Friday marked the first week of the high school football season that both Georgia and South Carolina teams are active in the playoffs. WSAV had cameras at 12 different games to bring you the best high school football coverage in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry! In the video above, you can check out […] → Read More

Final Blitz Game of the Week features fierce rivalry

Between the first week of playoffs in South Carolina and deciding games for region championships, it’s a jam-packed Friday night in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. → Read More

One-on-One with Georgia Southern’s new head football coach Clay Helton

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – After meeting Eagle Nation and addressing the local media for the first time, Georgia Southern’s new head football coach Clay Helton spoke one-on-one with WSAV sports reporter Connor DelPrete. In the video above, Helton discusses his warm welcome to Statesboro, what his first few days on campus may look like, recruiting, […] → Read More

WATCH: Georgia Southern AD, interim coach discuss Lunsford firing

Following the firing of head coach Chad Lunsford Sunday, Georgia Southern is dealing with the fallout of a disappointing 1-3 start. → Read More

Athlete(s) of the Week: German exchange students playing big roles for St. Andrew’s

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – When the St. Andrew’s football team took the field last Friday night, new head coach Blake Henry wasn’t the only Lion making a debut. Justus Knapp and Jonathan Rickert, two foreign exchange students from Germany, got to suit up and play American football for the first time. “I’m not used to […] → Read More

Tormenta FC draws with New England Revolution 2 in Statesboro

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – Luca Mayr’s equalizer in the 72nd minute helped Tormenta FC bounce back from a 1-0 deficit and earn a 1-1 draw with New England Revolution 2 Saturday evening at Erk Russell Park. Tormenta FC peppered the opposing net with 10 shots in the first half, but were unable to draw first […] → Read More

‘They want to be like her’: Coachman’s legacy lives on at her hometown school

ALBANY, Ga. (WSAV) – No one has worked at Alice Coachman Elementary longer than Wilhelmina Kalip. “From the ground up. Brick and mortar”, as she likes to put it. The longtime secretary has 21 years of memories to look back fondly on, yet few stand the test of time quite like the moment she met […] → Read More

Congaree Global Golf Initiative helps underserved kids in the classroom and on the course

RIDGELAND, S.C. (WSAV) – On a course known for its striking natural design, the schoolhouse at the Congaree Golf Club still manages to stand out. “This is the heart and soul of the club,” Bruce Davidson, executive director of the Congaree Foundation, explained as he walked up the steps. A schoolhouse — that looks like […] → Read More

Former Georgia Southern RB McKinnon signs with Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WSAV) – A Super Bowl contender just added to its running back depth by signing former Georgia Southern running back Jerick McKinnon. McKinnon, who played at Georgia Southern from 2010 to 2013, agreed to contract terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Friday afternoon. After suffering a torn ACL that kept him off […] → Read More

Cink cruises to third RBC Heritage championship

HILTON HEAD, S.c. (WSAV) – Stewart Cink found himself in a familiar place, putting on the tartan jacket, thanks to a masterful performance this week at the 53rd annual RBC Heritage. Cink finished at 19-under, four shots clear of the field, to win his third trophy at Harbour Town. The PGA Tour veteran played near-perfect […] → Read More

Frenzies of predatory, hooked jaw sea worms seen along coastal waters – they can break skin

MYRTLE. BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Springtime along the beach means many changes for sea animals, including the hooked jaw clamworms recently seen popping up in swarms. The animals, which ordinarily live on the seafloor, undergo reproductive transformations during the full and new moons in the spring, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. If […] → Read More

Statesboro girls make history, Woodville-Tompkins boys get revenge

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Statesboro girls basketball team heads into the region tournament with all the momentum in the world after a 58-40 win over Brunswick in the regular season finale Tuesday night. The win represents a historic moment for the Blue Devils, who are now the only team in school history to finish […] → Read More

Tom Brady wins Super Bowl No. 7, Buccaneers beat Chiefs 31-9

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tom Brady made his seventh Super Bowl title look familiar – despite moving south to a new team and conference during a pandemic. Brady threw two touchdown passes to old friend Rob Gronkowski and one to good pal Antonio Brown, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City […] → Read More

2021 Blitz Border Bowl: Meet the teams

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Blitz Border Bowl is back for its fourth year, featuring all-star high school football players who faced a season like no other. Due to the pandemic, things look a little different this year. Rather than hosting a game in person, WSAV Sports is airing a special presentation featuring the players […] → Read More

Thomas Sharkey Invitational keeps Georgia Southern golfer’s memory alive

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) – Despite wind gusts and heavy rain making conditions tougher on the Georgia Southern University Golf Course, Eagles’ head coach Carter Collins couldn’t help but look up to the sky and smile. “He definitely gave us some Scottish weather today and tomorrow. He’s smiling down on us.” More than a decade after […] → Read More

Southeast Bulloch boys basketball suspended due to COVID-19

BROOKLET, Ga. (WSAV) – Southeast Bulloch High School has suspended competition for its boys basketball team for two weeks due to COVID-19 cases in the school and community. All five boys basketball games through Jan. 18 have been canceled, including tomorrow night’s matchup with Camden County. Athletes are allowed to return to practice after seven […] → Read More

Group asks state to prioritize people with Down syndrome for COVID-19 vaccine

As the country waits for the COVID-19 vaccine to be made available to the general population, one group dedicated to fighting for people with Down syndrome has asked the state of Georgia for help. → Read More

‘It’s a beautiful thing they are doing’: Union Mission gives back to those in need

As the world gets ready to turn over a new leaf and look ahead to 2021, a group of volunteers tried to end the year on a positive note by giving back to a Savannah community. → Read More