Valwood in the News

Valwood to honor veterans

October 6, 2021

Valwood School will honor veterans from all branches of service a day prior to Veterans Day. The event is scheduled 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Rodgers Performance Hall on Valwood’s campus, school officials said in a statement. More than 150 veterans of World War II to present day traditionally [...]

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National Merit recognizes Valwood student

September 29, 2021

George Tidmore has been named a commended student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program, said John L. Davis Sr., Valwood School headmaster. Approximately 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise, school officials said in a statement. "Although they will not continue in the [...]

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Valwood volleyball wins sixth straight region title

September 23, 2021

And that makes six. Valwood volleyball (15-4) took home its sixth region championship in its final region game against Frederica Academy. Valwood went undefeated in all region games, dropping only one set to the St. Andrews School from Savannah. In the final game against Frederica on Tuesday, Valwood went 25-11, [...]

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Change of pace: Tajh Sanders finds new football home at Valwood

September 17, 2021

Valwood Valiants senior wide receiver Tajh Sanders is loving his new home in Hahira. When he steps on the field, the defense needs to know where he's lining up at all times. Sanders brings explosiveness on every snap with a quick first step to get away from his defender. Through [...]

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Peterman steps up as lone senior on Valiants’ O-line

September 10, 2021

Valwood Valiants senior offensive guard James Peterman is always pulling to clear the hole for his teammates. Peterman, whose football career started at Georgia Christian right up the road from Valwood, played his eighth and ninth grade football with the Generals. Coming into tenth grade, Peterman went up the road [...]

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Wrestling Machine: Valiants’ Pettigrew transitions from the mat to the gridiron

August 31, 2021

When it comes down to being rock solid in the middle of the defense and picking up those tough three yards, it pays to have a player like Noah Pettigrew. At 220 pounds, Pettigrew is built like a prototypical linebacker in today’s game and as he proved in Valwood’s season [...]

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Valwood softball moves to 4-0 on the season

August 27, 2021

The Valwood softball team improved to 4-0 after three wins on the week – outscoring its opponents 31-11. On Tuesday, the Valiants defeated Westwood School in Camilla, 9-2. The Valiants hit .352 as a team, led by Annasten Creech, who tallied three hits on the day, and defensive standout Haidi [...]

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Mike Patrick wins 2021 Brent Cribb Distinguished Service Award

July 29, 2021

The Valwood family is pleased to share that, coach Mike Patrick, was awarded the 2021 Brent Cribb Distinguished Service Award at the GISA Banquet this summer. This award is the GISA's equivalent to being inducted into their Hall of Fame. Patrick will be re-joining the Valwood family this fall as [...]

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Writing contest winners named

July 26, 2021

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts and its Young Writers League hosted the first “The Art of Writing” contest sponsored by the Georgia Council for the Arts, Guardian Bank and the Greater Valdosta United Way for middle and high school students in Valdosta, Lowndes County and the surrounding [...]

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Valwood’s Gallahan named GISA Volleyball Coach of the Year

July 19, 2021

Valwood head volleyball coach Val Gallahan was named the GISA Volleyball Coach of the Year by the GISA Coaches Association on Monday. Gallahan led the Valiants to the GISA Class 3A State Championship last season, defeating Dominion Christian 3-1 Oct. 10, 2020. The Valiants posted a 20-5 record overall and [...]

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