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Ashbrook Sound Waves

Ashbrook Sound Waves

By Andrew Collins & Tripp Griffin
Ashbrook Sound Waves is a podcast featuring stories about and conversations with the students, teachers, staff, administrators, alumni, and community partners that make up the school community of Ashbrook High in Gastonia, NC. We cover a wide range of topics, including sports, school culture, alumni happenings, and whatever else we come up with. You can find us on social media at @soundwavesahs on Twitter, FB, and Insta, and soundwavesahs@gmail.com for email. You can also leave us a voice message at 704-899-4066 or through Anchor.fm at anchor.fm/ashbrooksoundwaves.
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S2E8 - BELL YEAH!!! Green Wave Football with Coach James
Join us as we sit down with Coach James to discuss the big rivalry win over Hunter Huss in the Battle for the Bell.  We also find out what is up next for the football team and which current player reminds Coach James of himself.
21:57
April 23, 2021
S2E7 - Green Wave Representing: A conversation with U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry from Ashbrook Class of 1994
Join us for a conversation with Ashbrook Class of 1994's Patrick McHenry, U.S. Representative for NC's 10th Congressional District.   Hear about Rep. McHenry's time at Ashbrook and his career as a lawmaker.  He also answers questions submitted by some of Ashbrook's AP Civics students.  We would love to hear from our listeners, so if you would like to contact us, you can send us a message by either of the options below. Option 1 - Send us an email at soundwavesahs@gmail.com Option 2 - Leave a voice message on the Ashbrook Soundwaves podcast page at - https://anchor.fm/ashbrooksoundwaves/message .   Option 3 - Leave us a voicemail at 704-899-4066 Option 4 - You can also reach out to us on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @soundwavesahs
46:31
March 27, 2021
S2E6 - Green Wave Football with Coach James - Game 4
Join us as we sit down with 1st year Green Wave coach Darius James to discuss this weeks Kings Mountain game.  Coach James breaks down the game and gives us a preview of Friday night's homecoming game against Stuart Cramer.   We also have a question/answer segment, during which Coach James answers questions submitted by YOU, the Green Wave Fans.  One of the things mentioned in the show is how supportive the Ashbrook community as a whole has always been for our football team.  If you would like to reach out to find out how you can help, please contact Coach Darius James at dsjames@gaston.k12.nc.us or Coach Chris Campfield at clcampfield@gaston.k12.nc.us Ashbrook Soundwaves, the official (and only) podcast of Ashbrook High School is doing a weekly football show with first-year head coach Darius James.  One segment of the show will be Coach James answering a few questions selected from submissions by fans of Ashbrook Green Wave Football.  In order to have your questions considered for the show please either:  Option 1 - Fill out and submit this form - https://forms.gle/vNP4c4dAX3YRdHSRA  Option 2 - Send us an email at soundwavesahs@gmail.com  Option 3 - Click on the following Flipgrid link and leave a short audio and/or video message.  https://flipgrid.com/4a267d85 .  If selected, your voice message will be played on the show!!  Option 4 - Leave a voice message on the Ashbrook Soundwaves podcast page at - https://anchor.fm/ashbrooksoundwaves/message .  If selected, your voice message will be played on the show!!  Option 5 - Leave us a voicemail at 704-899-4066 - If selected, your voice message will be played on the show!!
22:46
March 23, 2021
S2E5 - Green Wave Football Games 2 and 3
Join us as we sit down with 1st year Green Wave coach Darius James to talk about weeks 2 and 3 of the 2020-2021 football season.  Coach James breaks down the team's big win against Forestview and the tough loss to Crest.   Find out who the practice players of the week are and get the scoop on Friday night's senior night game against conference foe Kings Mountain.  We also hear from two of the senior football players who are a part of the Green Wave Leadership Council.   Ashbrook Soundwaves, the official (and only) podcast of Ashbrook High School is doing a weekly football show with first-year head coach Darius James.  One segment of the show will be Coach James answering a few questions selected from submissions by fans of Ashbrook Green Wave Football.  In order to have your questions considered for the show please either: Option 1 - Fill out and submit this form - https://forms.gle/vNP4c4dAX3YRdHSRA Option 2 - Send us an email at soundwavesahs@gmail.com Option 3 - Click on the following Flipgrid link and leave a short audio and/or video message.  https://flipgrid.com/4a267d85 .  If selected, your voice message will be played on the show!! Option 4 - Leave a voice message on the Ashbrook Soundwaves podcast page at - https://anchor.fm/ashbrooksoundwaves/message .  If selected, your voice message will be played on the show!! Option 5 - Leave us a voicemail at 704-899-4066 - If selected, your voice message will be played on the show!!
21:55
March 17, 2021
S2E4 - Green Wave Football Game 1 Episode
Join us as we sit down with 1st year Green Wave coach Darius James to talk about week one of the football season.  Coach James breaks down the team's first game of the season against Philip O. Berry Academy from Charlotte.   Find out who the practice players of the week are and get the scoop on Saturday's rivalry game against Forestview.  
22:55
March 2, 2021
S2E3 - Teacher Hero of Covid 19: A Conversation with Trent and Katie Sims
Hi all!  It has been a while, but we are back with a great episode that we know you'll enjoy listening to.  We would like for you to hear this story of how a great idea has helped so many in our school community.  Chemistry teacher Trent Sims was named Teacher Hero of Covid 19 this year by FSI and the Carolina Panthers.  Our conversation with Mr. Sims and his wife Katie will inspire and motivate you in spite of the negativity and uncertainty surrounding our time dealing with Covid 19.  Listen to learn about how Trent and Katie shared their heart with our students and surrounding community.  We are very proud of this outstanding young couple and we are excited to share their story.  Thanks for listening!! If you have any questions or comments you can leave us a voicemail at:  https://anchor.fm/ashbrooksoundwaves You can also email us at soundwavesahs@gmail.com or reach us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @soundwavesahs
30:32
December 17, 2020
S2E2 - Game ON!!! Welcome New Ashbrook Varsity Coaches
Game ON!!!  So it looks like we will have high school sports after all this year!  Join us as we sit down with Ashbrook's three new varsity head coaches.  Volleyball - Coach Annelle Grealis, Men's Basketball - Coach Darrin Dellinger, Women's Basketball -  Coach Tremayne Booker.  We also get an update on what this year's athletics schedule is going to look like with Ashbrook Athletic Director, Jake Eccles.   If you have questions or comments you can reach us at soundwaves@gmail.com and on most social media platforms @soundwavesahs.  If you would like to leave us a voice message, you can do that here:  https://anchor.fm/ashbrooksoundwaves
28:19
October 11, 2020
S2E1 - Behind the Mask: Teaching and Learning in 2020
Your temperature is 98.6 degrees.  In the last 2 weeks, have you been around anyone diagnosed with Covid?  Do you have any symptoms of Covid this morning?  Have you been diagnosed with Covid since you were here last?  In this episode, we sat down with a panel of Ashbrook teachers to get their take on teaching and learning in the Fall of 2020.  We discuss our successes, our failures and how to help each other and our students succeed in a hybrid learning model.  A special thanks to our guests:  Mr. Birnstihl, Ms. Hall, Ms. Narron, and Ms. Rimmer.  
56:12
September 27, 2020
Meeting Coach James
We know that you guys are really going to enjoy meeting Ashbrook's new head football coach, Darius James.  You'll get to know a lot about the man selected to lead the Green Wave Football program.  If you have any questions or comments you can leave us a voicemail at:  https://anchor.fm/ashbrooksoundwaves You can also email us at soundwavesahs@gmail.com or reach us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @soundwavesahs Names dropped during this episode include:  Carmelo Bess, British and Gabby, Chris Campfield, Herschel Walker, Mack Brown, Danny Osborne, Shante Southern, Dr. Rebecca Wilson, Orstell Barnette, Wendy and Alan Goins at Bubba's 33, Randy Thompson, Kristin Fletcher, James Worthy, Parks Lineberger, Mike Hatton, Tetrice Cook...
30:60
June 12, 2020
S1E9 - Quaranseniors - Shout-outs to the Class of 2020 and Graduation Plans
It's hard for us to wrap our minds around the fact that we haven't had a normal school situation since our students left campus during the second week of March.  It's even harder to believe that we are now planning a graduation that has to play by a new set of rules.  The Class of 2020 is definitely one for the books.  As we work towards wrapping up this school year, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our Seniors for their adaptability and resiliency.  This episode is for the Class of 2020.  Please join us as we sit down with Senior Class Advisor Jeff Guzauskas and Senior English Teacher Leslie Wyatt to discuss the plans for this year's graduation and listen to some shout-outs from the Ashbrook staff and Seniors.  If you would like to leave us a voicemail, you can by going to:  https://anchor.fm/ashbrooksoundwaves You can also email us at soundwavesahs@gmail.com Ashbrook names dropped during this episode include Trip McGill, Ashley Rimmer, Mamie Chisholm, Kendall Massey, Trent Sims, Katie Sims, Shannon Froehlich, Rob Sisson, Carrie Crowl, Phil Biedenbender, Kiara Copeland, Haley Clark, Yiscarly Celadilla, Victoria Hanif, Scyler Hanif and the Hanif family...
47:14
May 22, 2020
S1E8 - Social Distancing and the Class of 2020 - A quarantine interview with Ashbrook Class of 2020 Senior Amina Childs
So the past month has been a strange one for everybody.  People of all walks of life have been affected in a myriad of ways, but perhaps no group has been affected in the way that high school seniors have.  In this episode, we did a phone interview with Ashbrook Class of 2020's Amina Childs.  We hit on a lot of topics during our conversation, including social distancing, working during this weirdness, plans for the future, and an incredible story of how Amina dealt with a brain tumor during her high school years.  We were fortunate to have this opportunity to speak with such an outstanding young lady and we know that you will enjoy her story... Names dropped in this episode: Levine Children's Hospital, Chick Fil A, Mr.Rhodes, Ms. Rimmer, Mr. Lindholm, Ms. Hall, Ms. Wyatt, Mr. Griffin, Ashbrook Class of 2020
25:14
April 20, 2020
S1E7 - Stranger Things: An Interview with Monica Blackmon from the Class of 2001
We hope you enjoy our conversation with Monica Blackmon from the Class of 2001.  We discuss her basketball career at Clemson and Fordham, her time in NYC and how all of this prepared her for her role as a costume production assistant on the Netflix show Stranger Things.  Names dropped during this episode include:  Ricky Martin, Evita, Menudo, Savoya, Tiffany Blackmon, Stranger Things, Sara Elliot, Trae Young, Robin Williams, Mork, Ms. Doubtfire, Katie Couric, Rickey Rainey, and Crystal Rainey.
38:54
March 24, 2020
S1E6 - Music and Musings: Part 2 of our conversation with Caleb Davis and Justin Morehead (Class of '03)
Thanks to everyone who listened to part 1 of our conversation with Caleb Davis and Justin Morehead from the Class of 2003.  During part 2 we discuss everything from the creative process of writing to what Justin's twin brother Jay can't do.  We hope you enjoy!! Names dropped in this episode: Caleb Davis, Justin Morehead, Jay Morehead, Eleanor Rigby, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Poetry Slam, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, NC State, David Gilmour, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Deep Purple, M. Collins, B. Collins, Gardner Acres Swim Club, Tim Hamilton, LC, Stephen Carpenter. 
26:05
March 24, 2020
S1E5 - Stories and Songs: A Conversation with Caleb Davis and Justin Morehead (Class of '03)
On this episode we sit down with Caleb Davis and Justin Morehead from the Class of 2003.  We discuss everything from the Spirit "Skull" to shopping for vinyl records and even a little bit of live music... Names dropped in this episode:  Justin Morehead, Caleb Davis, Canaan Davis, Kid Can't Act, Andrew Franklin, Heather Griffin, Trey Woody, Ross Geller, The Spirit Skull, Brandon Thompson, Chad McAlister, Ktulu, Melissa, Rage Against the Machine, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, Stuart Cramer HS, The Purple Palace, Rob Sisson, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Revolver Records, Target, Richway, Gold Circle, Lori C., Brennan C., Maddox C.
32:32
February 21, 2020
S1E4 - Reasons Why...
Just a quick episode to let you guys what is coming up in the new couple of weeks.  No excuses...only reasons why!
04:20
February 18, 2020
S1E3 - Ashbrook Traditions Part 2 - Bridging the Gap
We continue our conversation with Lloyd White and Trip McGill about Ashbrook traditions, picking up right where we left off (or a little) before with the Zoo Crew.  Other topics include: The Spirit Couch, Spirit Skull, Senior Breakfast, Senior Picnic, Athletics/Fine Arts Cooperation, and who started the whole water balloon mess, anyway?  Ashbrook Touchstones mentioned in this episode:  Lloyd White, Trip McGill, Ben Cashatt, Gary Short, Jabar Adams, Marty Hatchell, Britton Thomas, Shawn McCarthy, Solomon Collins, John Kinlaw, Austin Munnell, Tyler White, Beverly Sumner, Robert Sumner, Grant Sparks, Al Hess, Jeff Guzauskas, Christian Moretz, 90210, Jodi White, Elaine Jenkins, Sherrie McKenzie, Ellen Griffin, Jean Miller, Pam Funderburk, Phil Biedenbender, Andrew Erickson, Adam Caldwell, Andrew McKay, Rich Abernethy, Ed Sadler, Josh Cloyd, Ryan Thompson, and Bianca Yavelak.
30:49
December 1, 2019
S1E2 - Who's Your Daddy - Ashbrook Traditions
Welcome Green Wave friends!  Episode 2 of Ashbrook Soundwaves is part one of a 2 part episode featuring two of Ashbrook's all-time greats...Trip McGill and Lloyd White.  Listen in as we discuss some of the traditions at Ashbrook High School.  We will be looking into some of the things that make Ashbrook such a special place. Topics include:  School colors, AP Projects, Cans for Kids, Senior Traditions, Zoo Crew and more!! Green Wave greats mentioned:  Ellen Griffin, Jeff Guzauskas, Bob Wilkerson, Randy Lowe, Larry Rhodes, Armand Mando, Elaine Jenkins, Jake Eccles, Bill Eccles, Martha Connor, Linda Sell, Sherie McKenzie, Dr. Ed Sadler, Becky Rhyne, Marie McKay, Susan Durocher, Ben Cashatt, Gary Short, Tyler White, Ashlee Berbert, Allesandro Della Corte, NASA and Kelly Green :)
27:08
November 16, 2019
Meeting Mr. G and Green Wave vs. Greenwave
On episode 1 of Ashbrook Soundwaves, Andrew Collins and Tripp Griffin have a conversation with Ashbrook math teacher Jeff Guzauskas. During this conversation the debate over whether we are the Green Wave, the Greenwave, the Green Waves, or the Greenwaves is finally answered.   Green Wave Greats- Names dropped during this episode:  Randy Lowe, Joe Maier, Al Hess, Susan Rhodes, Larry Rhodes Hope you enjoy...
24:47
October 30, 2019
Season 1 Trailer
Introducing the first season of Ashbrook Sound Waves.  Your hosts Andrew Collins and Tripp Griffin lead you on a voyage of discovery at the crest of the mighty Green Wave.  We'll be discussing all things Ashbrook, so be sure to tune in!
02:15
October 30, 2019