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 from their varsity programs and present the information on their honoree through Bartow Sports Zone and on 100.3FM and AM1450, WBHF in Cartersville.
Recipients for March 2019:
William Longmore -- Adairsville HS Daniel Nycum -- Woodland HS Matt Shook -- Cass HS
Chloe Williams -- Cartersville HS
The Adairsville High School Elite Athlete of the Month for March is William Longmore.
A junior member of the Tigers’ soccer and cross country teams, Longmore has been a consistent contributor this spring as a defensive fullback and mid-fielder. “William is a leader on and off the field,” stated Adairsville boys soccer coach Jayme Laney. “I can always count on William to lead his teammates. He has a “can do” attitude and studies the game in real time to anticipate our defensive structure.” The son of William and Angie Longmore, he participates in a youth praise band and enjoys restoring and driving a 1981 Camaro. According to Laney, Longmore has encouraged and recruited other athletes within the school to join the team and shared his love of the sport with them. He carries a 3.45 GPA in Honors and AP classes with plans to go to trade school and pursue a career in aviation mechanics.
Daniel Patrick Nycum is the March Elite Athlete of the Month for Woodland High School.
A freshman member of the Wildcats’ golf team, Daniel has started the 2019 season as the team’s low scorer including a 38 and a 39 in nine-hole matches. “Daniel is a hard worker who works hard on his game even outside our team’s practices,” said Woodland golf coach Jonathan Cannon. “He strives to improve every day both on the course and in the classroom.” The son of Brad and Christine Nycum, Daniel is an A/B student with plans to play golf in college. He has been playing golf for six years with his dad as his primary coach.
He would like to attend Georgia State University with a goal of becoming a lawyer.
The March Elite Athlete of the Month representing Cass High School is Matt Shook. A sophomore infielder and pitcher on the Colonels’ baseball team, Shook has been a starter in each game this season. The son of Matthew and Stephanie Shook, he has played second and third base and is currently leading the team in batting average, runs scored, total hits, and extra base hits. Through the first 17 games, Shook has 19 hits, five doubles, one triple, 20 runs scored, and 11 RBIs.
“Matt is a leader on and off the field,” said Cass head coach Tim Ayers. “He has plans to play college baseball after graduation from Cass High School.” Shook is an excellent student with a 4.0 GPA.
He has a twin sister, Maddie, who is a starter for the Lady Colonels’ soccer team.
Chloe Williams is the Cartersville High School Elite Athlete of the Month for March.
A senior and third year starter for the Lady Canes soccer team, Williams is an outside defender and serves as one of the team’s captains. “Chloe has been instrumental in the success of the girls soccer program and invaluable this year from an experience and leadership standpoint,” said Cartersville coach Chad Murray. “Her grit and determination in games over the last three years are traits that any high school athlete should want to emulate.” “She works just as hard in the classroom,” Murray continued. “Chloe is an aspiring artist. She has future goals of going to Coastal Georgia College and becoming an art teacher.” She is the daughter of Anissa and Kye Williams.
Editors Note: Photos and bios are supplied to Bartow Sports Zone and WBHF by the respective schools and their athletic departments. Elite Stone Supply Co., LLC is the monthly sponsor. Athletes receive a plaque along with recognition during a radio feature on WBHF.