Elite Stone Supply, in conjunction with WBHF and Bartow Sports Zone, presents the ELITE ATHLETES OF THE MONTH.
Each month, local high schools are provided opportunity to name an Elite Athlete of the Month and present the information on their honoree through Bartow Sports Zone and on 100.3FM and AM1450, WBHF in Cartersville.
Recipients for February 2018:
Levi Ayers -- Cartersville High School
Jordan Lee -- Woodland High School
Kyler Pelfrey -- Adairsville High School
Logan Vermaas -- Cass High School
The Cartersville High School Elite Athlete of the Month for February is senior pitcher, Levi Ayers.
Ayers is 2-0 on the mound through the Hurricanes’ first seven games in three relief appearances and one start. He carries a 1.14 ERA through that stretch and has fanned 13 batters while only walking three. Opponents are hitting a mere .150 batting average against him.
The son of Gwen and Ed Ayers, he is already taking four college level courses through joint enrollment with Georgia Highlands College and plans to continue his baseball career with the Chargers after high school graduation.
Jordan Lee is the Elite Athlete of the Month for February representing Woodland High School.
A senior on the Wildcats’ baseball team, the middle infielder recently went 7-for-14 during a one-week stretch that included five RBI.
He is the son of Darrel and Tracy Lee, an honor student with a 3.6 GPA, and plans to continue his baseball career next season at Shorter University.
“Jordan provides leadership to our team,” said Woodland head coach Colby Coursey. “He’s an outstanding young man and an outstanding baseball player.”
Adairsville High School’s February Elite Athlete of the Month is Kyler Pelfrey.
A senior pitcher and shortstop on the Tigers’ baseball team, he is the son of Kristi Parker and Victor Pelfrey.
Pelfrey is 2-0 on the mound in the early portion of the season with 15 strikeouts and an ERA of 0.58. At the plate he has been just as productive with seven hits, 5 RBI, a .368 batting average, and a slugging percentage of .526.
“Kyler is one of our leaders both on and off the field,” said Tigers’ head coach Billy Roper. “He comes to the field ready every day and always gives his best effort. The other players gravitate to him and he continues to lead them in the right direction.”
Pelfrey — a three-year baseball starter — has a 3.57 GPA and is a member of the Adairsville Beta Club.
He plans to continue his playing career at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville where he will major in business.
The Cass High School Elite Athlete of the Month for February is Logan Vermaas.
The daughter of Lourens and Anissa Vermaas, Logan is a junior and a three-year starter for the Lady Colonels’ soccer team.
Through seven games this season, the Cass striker has scored 12 goals and has already accumulated more than 30 goals in her career. She is also one of the Lady Colonels’ assists leaders during that same span.
A First Team All-Region 7-AAAAA selection as a sophomore, Vermaas has picked up this season right where she left off a year ago while maintaining a 3.9 GPA in the classroom.
“Logan is a true example of a hard-working athlete on and off the field,” noted Cass High School Athletic Director Nicky Moore. “She excels academically and athletically.”
Editors Note: Photos and bios are supplied to Bartow Sports Zone and WBHF by the respective schools and their athletic departments. Elite Stone Supply, LLC is the monthly sponsor. Athletes receive a plaque along with recognition during a radio feature on WBHF.