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 March 2018:
Will Allen - Cartersville High School
Arl Longmore - Adairsville High School
Emily Surcey - Cass High School
Christy Turner - Woodland High School
Will Allen is the March 2018 Elite Athlete of the Month representing Cartersville High School.
Allen is the Line 1 singles player on the Purple Hurricanes tennis team and also competes in cross country for Cartersville.
He currently holds a 10-2 individual record at the top singles line and recently showed his tenacity on the courts by winning a three-hour singles match that included three tie-breakers.
A Class of 2019 junior, he is the son of Christian and Holly Allen and currently ranks in the top five percent of his class.
“Will Allen is our team leader and a great singles player,” said Cartersville High School tennis coach Brett Tolbert. “He comes ready to work hard each day to improve his game and to make the players around him better.”
Arl Longmore, a senior centerback on the Tigers’ soccer team, is the March 2018 Adairsville High School Elite Athlete of the Month.
The son of William and Angie Longmore, Arl has developed into one of the leaders on the team for head coach Jayme Laney.
“Arl always makes himself available for others and goes above and beyond what is asked of him,” stated Laney. “He works for his teammates on and off the field. He studies the game as if it were another classroom assignment and has also been willing to share his captain’s band with other players at key times during the season.”
Longmore is a member of Beta Club and has a 3.5 GPA. He has been accepted to Georgia Highlands College and plans to eventually transfer to the University of West Georgia or University of North Georgia to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
He is an active participant in his church youth group and serves as the coffee bar manager at his church. He has participated in Skills USA and is a member of FBLA.
“Arl is a pleasure to work with,” said Laney. “I’ve even had the opportunity to work with him at LakePoint Sporting Community in a parti-time job and he is always professional and punctual.”
The Elite Athlete of the Month for March 2018 at Cass High School is Emily Surcey.
A freshman playing Line 1 singles for the Lady Colonels’ tennis team, Surcey has already made her mark in Region 7-AAAAA by compiling a 6-1 record against the top players in the league.
The daughter of Mike and Andrea Surcey, Emily competes regularly across the state of Georgia and throughout the Southeast in singles and doubles tournaments. She is currently ranked 27th among her class in Georgia.
Surcey has shown tremendous leadership qualities with her teammates in her first year of high school and is also a great academic student.
“Emily is a hard worker,” stated Cass Athletic Director Nicky Moore on behalf of her teachers and coaches. “She is always striving to be the best.”
Christy Turner is the March 2018 Elite Athlete of the Month for Woodland High School.
A senior for the Lady Cats tennis team, Turner is Woodland’s Line 1 singles player and has already committed to continue her tennis career at the next level at D1 Savannah State University.
Ranked 45th in the Georgia Class of 2018 by TennisRecruiting.net, Turner is an AP/Honors student with a 3.95 GPA. She is in Beta Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, FBLA, HOSA, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The daughter of Ronald and Charlotte Turner, Christy has also been generous with her time in a wide variety of community service projects including Special Olympics, Toys for Tots, blood drives, and other outreach programs at local churches.
“Christy is a vital part of our tennis program,” said Woodland High School girls tennis coach Beth Heath. She has been our number one player each of her healthy high school seasons. She was sidelined her junior year due to a wrist injury, but her leadership and perseverance have endured. She works very hard on the court and in the classroom. It has been a pleasure to know and work with Christy over the years. She was even in my first grade PE class at Mission Road Elementary. She is an outstanding young lady.”
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.