Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

FRIDAY NIGHT PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Sherwood boys crush Crisp Academy, win third game in a row

ALBANY — Sherwood Christian went from being off the tracks to on the right one.After starting the season 1-2, SCA has now won three games in a row, including Friday’s rout of Crisp Academy, 70-40, despite only leading by five points at halftime, 23-18.“It was a pretty poor first half,” SCA coach Matt Ruta said. “About as bad as a half as we’ve played, to be honest. But we came out in the third quarter, picked things up and I was very pleased with (how we closed).”Led by Gary Holloway’s 16 points, 11 from Brannan Anthony and 10 from Jay Cunningham, Sherwood is now 4-2, but won’t play again for more than a week when they travel to Orlando, Fla., for the First Academy Christmas Tournament. First Academy is the school Ruta coached at before being hired by Sherwood two years ago.

Monday, December 14, 2009


The Eagles seemed to be hitting their stride — and doing so without former leading scorer Dequan Green.Green left the program earlier this week in hopes of transferring to Westover, though it didn’t seem to matter as coach Matt Ruta’s eagles had four scorers in double figures for the first time all season to make up for it.Wesley Pittman finished with a team-high 18 points — all on 3-pointers — while the Eagles also got big games from Gary Holloway (15), while both John Schramm and Brannan Anthony, who each added 13 apiece.“There’s not doubt we played really well together (Friday night),” said Ruta, whose team improved to 3-2 after starting 1-2 and coming off a 20-6 season in 2008. “We played selfless basketball and it’s the most consistent on defense we’ve been all year. We stopped dribble penetration, went up and got rebounds and really shared the basketball on the offensive end. I felt very proud after this win — and the effort.”Southland, meanwhile, was led by Andres Chaparro with 11, followed by Jose Hernandez with 9.Sherwood now gets set for a trip to Crisp Academy next Friday, then will hit the road and head South to Orlando, Fla., to face Ruta’s old school, First Academy, as part of an eight-team Christmas tournament.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sherwood boys win battle of the ‘Woods’

Eagles boys coach Matt Ruta called it a win “where we finally played like I think we can.” Westwood coach Al Timmerman, meanwhile, couldn’t disagree.“It’s how I expected them to play,” he said. “We owned the first half — and they really owned the second.”The Wildcats led, 29-25, at halftime, but were simply out played in the second half as Sherwood won its home opener by outscoring Westwood by a staggering 48-14 after halftime.“We’ve got so many new kids, so many kids who haven’t played — it’s just taking awhile for everyone to find what they’re good at,” said Ruta, whose team improved to 2-2 overall, while handing Westwood (2-1) its first defeat of the season. “Last year, we had a great inside presence, but this year we don’t as much. So we’re just trying to find our identity. And I think we took a big step (Tuesday night).”Leading the way in the win was SCA’s Brannan Anthony, who was the high man for both teams with 18 points, followed by John Schramm (16) and Gary Holloway (14).The Wildcats, meanwhile, got a team-high 10 from Jake Edore and 9 from Andrew Adams. Timmerman said he knew when his team missed a few easy shots after halftime — and then watched Sherwood quickly go from trailing to leading — the momentum had officially swung in the Eagles’ favor.“We got behind in a hurry,” he said. “And if Sherwood was struggling before (Tuesday night), they sure didn’t look it the way they played in the second half.”

Monday, November 30, 2009


Sherwood boys crush in opener
ALBANY — Wesley Pittman scored 18 points, Dequan Green added 16 and John Schramm rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 as Sherwood cruised to an 84-22 blowout win in its opener against Crisp Academy.“Well, the kids played hard, so that was good, but we have some things to work on still,” second-year SCA coach Matt Ruta said. “The other good thing was we got all 14 players on the floor and everyone got some action, so I was pleased with that.”Pittman’s total came thanks to four 3-pointers, while Green added two.


PREP BASKETBALL: 2009 Herald Preview
SCA boys aiming high in 2009

ALBANY — Sherwood Christian Academy’s boys basketball team insists this season’s motto is not, “Final Four or Bust.”Still, “that’s definitely a goal,” second-year Eagles coach Matt Ruta said. “We’re going to take it one game at a time and try to win each one and make these guys into great men. That’s the goal.”For a team, however, that returns four starters from last season when it reached the GISA Class AA quarterfinals, Ruta has to like his team’s chances.“We lost a heartbreaker (46-44 against eventual state champ Arlington Christian) in the Final Eight and we feel we have a pretty good team coming back,” Ruta said. “We’ve just got to work hard and get better every day.”A lot of that success could have to do with sophomore DeQuan Green, son of former Westover High School star/NBA player Dontonio Wingfield. At 6-foot-2 with plenty of athleticism, Green is arguably Eagles’ spark plug.“He’s improved a lot since last year,” Ruta said. “We like his work ethic. He’s got to be more of a leader for us.”Green, although he is a sophomore, realizes that a great deal of leadership could be placed on his shoulders as the season goes on.“With me coming back and everybody looking up to me and I’m a sophomore, it’s a big responsibility,” Green said. “I just want to be selfless on the court and get everybody involved.”A big reason for Sherwood’s success last season was the post play of Cameron Williams. Although Ruta said the post won’t be as big a factor this year as it was last, guard Wesley Pittman’s 3-point shooting could give opponents something else to be concerned about besides Green.During the 2008-09 season, Pittman made 88 3-pointers.“I don’t think we have to ride on just one guy,” Ruta said. “(But) Wesley is definitely a threat from the outside.”Pittman, along with Green and Brannan Anthony, could possibly be part of a guard presence that Ruta thinks will be the strength for this year’s Eagles. On-court chemistry, however, is another thing Ruta stresses as his team gets ready for today’s 8 p.m. home opener against Crisp Academy. And while the Eagles’ motto is “Trust,” taken from a Bible verse (Jeremiah 17:7), some players can’t help but also think of “Final Four or Bust.”“There are a lot of expectations for us because of the run we made last year,” Pittman said. “I think we’ve got a target on our backs this year, and we’ve just got to play hard and come to win every game.”Considering that the boys program had struggled before last season, another challenge the Eagles face is handling their newfound success. Anthony, however, doesn’t see that as an issue.“I think that’s a good thing,” he said. “That can motivate us.”

Monday, November 2, 2009


So I have been Missing in Action.... the new job has been keeping me CRAZY BUSY .. along with coaching the upwards cheerleaders... and basketball season starting up... and WE ARE MOVING!!!!! yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

we found a house that is barely over 2yrs old to rent!!! with hardwood floors and a FIREPLACE!!! yeahhh is super de duper BEAUTIFUL!!! ill take lots of pitctures....

oh yeah that is the other thing my camera broke and well it took me a whiel to pick out a new one and we finally got a new one so Ill be able to post more pictures on here!!! whoop whoop

this weekend was a supppperrr BLAST!!!

FRIDAY NIGHT: The SCA football team ( this is the school where Matt coaches) WON THE REGION CHAMPIONSHIP fo rthe first time in SCHOOL HISTORY!!! talk about a great game!!! it was AWESOME!!! those boys played their hearts out.. there were some crying on their daddies shoulders after the game.... super intense!!!

SATURDAY: I ran my first 5k ever and I was 7th overall and the 2nd female ( yes I did get beat by a 64 yr old woman!!!) my time was 26 minutes hopefuly it will be improving .. i did get a pretty impressive trophy.. ha!! then we went to the FSU game with our good friends and had sooooooooooooooo much fun!!! I had to end up buying a FSU shirt because I wore a long sleeved one to the game and it was sooooo stinkin hot!!! we had soo much fun and stopped at Sonics after for HAPPY HOUR!

Sunday: was typical.. church NFL football and a late afternoon jog and this time it was in crisp 60 degree weather!!! I AM LOOOVVING FALL!!!

alright... off to lunch!!! Ill post pictures of my cheerleaders tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New wedding Dress????

One of Matt's Basketball Parents own Chicas a bridal shop in Albany ...she asked us to come and try on some of her gowns and tuxes and be photographed by the super fabulous TAMMI NOWACK ...seriously one of the greatest photographers.... call her right now... here are the pics

Monday, August 10, 2009

more wedding pics from denver




Me,Liz,and Jamie

Lined up at the rehearsal

WE HAD SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

wedding weekend in DENVER

One of my greatest friends from Liberty Elizabeth Digiorgio got married alst weekend in DENVER!!! matt and I fell in love with that city and cant wait for another excuse to return!!!
Here are some pictures ( my camera is broken soooo these are from other people I stole :) )

Liz and Randy with her family

Monday, June 29, 2009


On the bus to go see the fireworks... the night of the rehersal dinner
in the rain watching FIREWORKS( matt was excited)



the carriage!!!!!!!!!!!!

the bride and groom had a coregraphed dance it was sooo cute

the cake!!!!!! GORGEOUS

ended the weekend at the farmers market!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


FRILLS FLUFF AND TRUCKS is a great blog!!! She is having a contest to win a $25.00 gift card to TJ MAXX my ALLL TIMEEEE favorite store!!! I would spend that 25 bucks sooo well!!!


I got this$300.00 Laundry by Shelli Segal Dress for only TWENTY DOLLARS!!!!! I wore it to my husbands best friends wedding!!! I am wearing it this weekend for the DISNEY WEDDING!!!! I CANT WAIT!!!!
THIS IS WHY I LOOOOOOVEEEEE TJ MAXX!!!! because they have such GREAT deals on designer frocks! I usually go to allof our boutiques in town just to see what they have then try to find a similar item at TJ MAXX!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Birthday

I had suuuuuchhhh a wonderful BIRTHDAY!!! Thanks to all of my family and friends for the gifts and showers of love!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU ALLLL!!! Pictures from Mexican last night... this is a true sacrifice of my husband as mexican is not too sweet to his belly!! :(

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

this precious boy

Me and Jenny with Kaleb

So I basically have great friends from High school ... JUFE ... :) hahaha yes I have such grea great girlfriends and we still see each other to this day between teaching, working, husbands and babies we still have time for each other.... well this is now the 6th child in the bunch... KALEB MICHAEL BIELSKI and he is a cutie at that!!!

I had made plans to go see him this past weekend and when the Valdosta State Basketball Camp was canceled Matt came too!! We had sooo much fun ... Friday night Matt went to TFA to catch up with everyone and Mom and I saw Hes Just Not That Into You.... then Saturday Mom took me shopping for my birthday and I got some of the greatest deals EVER!!! we had so so much fun... while we were there Matt found his favorite game of all times... Mexican Dominoes or something like that HE LOOOVEESS IT! ha... and then that night Rick Carrie and the kids came over for steaks that Matt grilled ( he did an awesome job)!! Sunday we went to church with the Rutas and then finally made our way over to see precious Kaleb!!


we will be in town yet again next week for the Tomlinson wedding extravaganza OH HOW MUCH FUN!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009


...Pictures to come soon of Yesterday's trip to WILD ADVENTURES...


Today... Albany State Basketball Camp starts...3 Games tonight

Tomorrow...Albany State Basketball Camp ...4 Games

Sunday... REST :)

Monday NIght ... Albany Tech Basketball Camp ... 3 GAMES

Tuesday Night .... Albany Tech Basketball Camp ... 3 GAMES


Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Here is the grill I got Matt for his BIRTHDAY!!! He loved it he was sooo soo surprised... I had it hiding on the back patio and told him I didnt get him a gift until he open the patio door and SURPRISEEEEE

HE LOVESS IT!!! He will be a grilling machine :)

Matts Birthday Extravaganza

Yesterday was Matts Birthday!!! We had sooo much fun.... he opened all of his presents at lunch time... he had recevied sooo many cards in the mail and I kept hiding them ... eh was soo surprised to have gotten so many !! What sweet sweet family and friends we have... then we went out for his birthday dinner ( his choice) ...we went to Mikata's for sushi and salad... Matt had real deal sushi for the first time and he LOVED it!!! we had so much fun then we went and got Ice Cream since Matt had had cakes 2 nights in a row for his birthday already... Happy Birthday to the greatest man on earth :) .

Typical picture.... :) Matt with his eyes closed


ALL of His Cards

Monday, June 1, 2009


We had a Magic Party Saturday with Todd Mallery and THe BAXLEY clan!!! we had a blast we played the Wii for our pregame show and then we had fun watching the Magic dethrone King James!!!! WHOOP WHOOP

Matt and I like to make the same face ... ha

Then they stole the camera................

and this video is stinkin hilarious: