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- Tigers drop matches at Raider Rally
The Adairsville volleyball team had a tough go of it Saturday at the Southeast Whitfield Raider Rally. The Lady Tigers were winless on the day and won only one set in four matches. In a 25-23, 25-15 loss to Northwest Whitfield, Jordyn Hartline and Jenna Claire Hendley had four kills each. Addie Pearson finished with six assists and eight digs while Sherry Wells had 14 digs. Against Christian Heritage, the Tigers won the second set 25-19 but lost the opening set 25-18 and the third set 15-13. Cara Harp contributed four aces, nine assists, and nine digs. Pearson finished with five kills and 15 digs. Hendley totaled six kills and two blocks. Wells added 15 digs. In a 26-24, 25-12 loss to Chattooga, Pearson had four kills, seven assists, eight digs, and one block. Hendley finished with five kills and one block. Wells made 10 digs and Hartline chipped in four kills. In a narrow 25-22, 25-23 loss to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Pearson contributed six kills, nine digs, four assists, and one block. Hartline had three aces and three kills. Jayna Wilson added three kills. Adairsville (8-19, 1-2 Region 6-AAA) hosts Coahulla Creek and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe on Tuesday in region matches.
- Local XC teams compete in Atlanta Track Club's Wingfoot Classic
The cross country teams from Cartersville, Woodland, and Cass competed Friday in the 9th annual Wingfoot XC Classic at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville. The event is annually hosted in Cartersville by the Atlanta Track Club and attracts dozens of high school teams from across the Southeast. Malachi Vosburgh of Cartersville competed as an individual in the Boys Championship race and finished 17th in 15:42. The championship division included 194 runners and was won by Tommy Latham of Marist in 15:02. In the 1A Division Boys race, Cartersville placed tenth of 39 teams without Vosburgh at the top of their order. The Canes' top runners were Barrett Stepp (16:49), Kaleb Lanier (17:15), Hayden Mitchell (17:37), Carson Robinson (17:37), and Tripp Chitwood (18:07). The Woodland boys were 17th in the same division. The top Wildcat runners were Landon McSwain (16:43), Juan Mendoza (17:02), Andy Forsyth (17:12), Knox Koontz (18:40), and Will Parker (19:35). The Cass boys competed in the Classic Division and finished 24th of 34 teams. The top runners for the Colonels were Critton Gearhart (17:30), Leonardo Galeana (19:15), Adam Brush (19:33), Benny Flores (19:52), and Sawyer Foy (20:19). The Woodland girls finished 24th of 30 teams in the Girls 1A Division. Top runners for the Lady Cats were Miranda Pelow (21:41), Olivia Berry (22:27), Addison Brown (22:54), Abby George (23:35), and Lily Hiott (24:57). The Cartersville girls were 30th in the same division. Top runners for the Lady Canes were Kylie Ham (23:29), Vivi Vest (23:41), Ella Sabaka (23:58), Jordan Hathaway (24:09), and Hadley Finnemore (24:14).
- Adairsville stops late conversion to beat Ringgold; Cass blanks M.L. King
Adairsville quarterback Jonathan Gough threw for three touchdowns and ran for one more as the Tigers held on for a 28-26 win Friday night at Ringgold. Adairsville led 28-10 through three quarters but Ringgold rallied for a pair of fourth-quarter scores and had a chance to tie the game with a two-point conversion with less than a minute to play. The Adairsville defense rose to the occasion on the two-point conversion run attempt, however, and ended Ringgold’s rally. Ringgold took a 7-0 lead toward the end of the first quarter. Kishaun Taylor returned an Adairsville punt 52 yards for a touchdown with 0:57 remaining. Manuel Saldana booted the PAT kick. Adairsville responded with back-to-back scores to move ahead, 14-7. Gough scored on a 5-yard run with 11:11 remaining in the second period to cap a 5-play, 56-yard drive. On the next Adairsville possession, Gough connected with Noah Matthews for a 40-yard touchdown pass. The play finished off an 80-yard Adairsville drive that took seven plays. Cooper Souders, who was 4-for-4 on PATs for the night, booted both extra points. Ringgold drove deep into Adairsville territory just before the half but settled for a 20-yard field goal by Saldana to make the score 14-10 with 1:29 left in the second quarter. The kick culminated an 8-play, 46-yard drive. Adairsville countered with a late touchdown to build on their lead. A 17-yard touchdown pass from Gough to Tre Winters capped a seven-play, 69-yard drive with 0:12 before the intermission. The touchdown gave Adairsvile a 21-10 lead at halftime. Adairsville added a fourth touchdown early in the third quarter. Gough found an open Matthews for a 15-yard scoring strike with 10:24 left in the third quarter to make the score 28-10. The third Gough TD pass of the evening completed a 58-yard Adairsville drive that included six plays. Ringgold roared back, however, and had a chance to tie at the end. The host, blue-and-gold Tigers, drove 68 yards late in the third quarter to narrow Adairsville’s lead to 28-17. The eight-play scoring drive was capped with a 23-yard touchdown run by quarterback Garrett Edgar. Following a 22-yard field goal by Ringgold’s Saldana with 9:35 left in the game, the hosts drove for another score in the game’s waning minutes. Alijah Bradberry scored for Ringgold on a four-yard run with 0:59 left to narrow Adairsville’s lead to 28-26 and set up a dramatic finish. Needing a two-point conversion to tie, Ringgold tried another run by Bradberry but the Adairsville defense stopped him and clung to a two-point lead. Ringgold attempted an onside kick but Adairsville was able to cover up the football and finished out the game with a pair of victory formation snaps. The loss dropped Ringgold to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in Region 6-AAA, Adairsville (3-2, 2-0) hosts LaFayette on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ~~ Larry Gardner contributed to this story. CASS 40, M.L. KING 0 The Colonels scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns Friday night and added four more in the second quarter to build a 40-0 lead by the intermission as they cruised over the visiting M.L. King Lions. The 40-point halftime lead created a “running clock” second half and the Colonels were able to get much of their roster into the game in the final two periods. Cass quarterback Brodie McWhorter threw four touchdown passes to Sacovie White and running back Devin Henderson added two touchdown runs in the non-region victory. It took Cass only three plays to get on the scoreboard. After the Colonels kicked off and stopped the Lions on their initial possession, the hosts started their first offensive possession at their 48-yard line. Devin Henderson finished off the 52-yard drive with a 16-yard touchdown run. Austin McArthur, who made 4-of-5 PAT kicks on the night, added the extra point for a 7-0 lead with 9:28 remaining in the opening period. On the next Cass possession, McWhorter found White for the first of their four scoring strikes. The 45-yard pass play capped a 63-yard scoring drive and put the Colonels up 14-0 with 5:32 to go in the first quarter. Henderson added a two-yard touchdown run on the next Cass possession giving the Colonels a 21-0 advantage with 11:10 left in the first half. The final three Cass touchdowns in the second quarter were all McWhorter to White pass plays. A 6-yard missile in traffic made the score 27-0 with 9:00 left in the quarter. A 12-yarder to the front pylon on the ensuing possession made the score 33-0 with 6:45 remaining and a 10-yarder with 0:08 left in the half finished off a two-minute drill drive that covered 52 yards. MLK fell to 1-4 on the season with the loss. Cass (3-2) opens play in Region 7-5A next Friday night at home against county-rival Woodland. OSBORNE 14, WOODLAND 0 Osborne scored both touchdowns in the second quarter to defeat Woodland Friday night at Wildcats’ Stadium, 14-0. Cardinals’ quarterback Edward Burr completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to Kris Davis with 7:58 remaining in the second period and Osborne recovered a blocked Woodland punt in the end zone with 2:30 left before the half. With the win, Osborne (5-0) remained unbeaten on the season, Woodland (2-3) begins play in Region 7-5A Friday at Cass at 7:30 p.m. ~~ David Archer, Jr. contributed to this report.
- Thursday's softball roundup: Tigers win in walk off fashion
September 21, 2023 RBI singles by Katie Anglian and Ashlynn Durden in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday night lifted Adairsville to a 3-2 walk-off, Region 6-AAA win over visiting Ringgold. Ringgold took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and Adairsville scored a run in the bottom of the second narrowing the margin to 2-1. The score remained that way until the Tigers’ productive seventh. Adairsville pitchers Madison Baker (4 IP, 2ER, 5H, 1BB, 1K), Chelsea Bates (2.2 IP, 0R, 2H, 5BB, 2K), and Ashlyn Carlton (0.1 IP) shared duties in the pitching circle for the Tigers. Durden and Brie Patterson finished with two hits and one RBI each for Adairsville. Gabi Becerra and Anglian (RBI) added one hit each. The loss dropped Ringgold to 7-11 overall and 4-5 in region play. Adairsville (3-13, 2-7) has a doubleheader Saturday with Armuchee. WOODLAND 12, HIRAM 4 The Lady Cats outhit the visiting Hornets fourteen to five Thursday night and overpowered Hiram in five innings, 12-4. Peyton Dorn (3 IP, 4R, 2ER, 4H, 0BB, 2K) picked up the pitching win. Haley Collum (2 IP, 0R, 1H, 2BB, 4K) also pitched for Woodland. Elizabeth Hartsfield had four hits including a home run, a double, and three RBIs to lead the Lady Cats’ offense. Alana Carnes followed with three hits and two RBIs. Kamryn Smith (triple, two RBIs) and Bailey Ryan (triple, RBI) contributed two hits each. Lainey Calhoun (RBI), Taylor Adcock (two RBIs), and Peyton Dorn (double) added one hit apiece. The loss dropped Hiram to 7-12 on the season and 1-10 in Region 7-5A. Woodland (15-6, 8-3) travels to Forsyth on Saturday to play Mary Persons and Crawford County. CALHOUN 6, CASS 1 Calhoun pitcher, Ansley Hall, carried a shutout into the seventh inning Thursday night at Cass and held on to beat the Colonels 6-1. Hall allowed an earned run in the bottom of the seventh but limited Cass to six hits and one walk. The Calhoun hurler struck out seven. Emma Gibson (4 IP, 6ER, 11H, 2BB, 1K) was tagged with the pitching loss. Lily Powell (3 IP, 0R, 0H) worked three innings in the circle for Cass. Lyla West and Breanna Baker had three hits each to lead the Calhoun offense. Avery Greeson homered. Harlee Thomason had two hits and one RBI for Cass. Darianna Sosa, Cayce Brown (double), Payton Mize, and Erin Clinard added one hit apiece. The Yellow Jackets improved to 13-7-1 overall and 10-1 in region play. Cass (7-14, 2-8 Region 7-5A) plays at Trion on Saturday at 11 a.m. and returns to region play Tuesday at Dalton at 5:30 p.m. NORTH COBB 14, CARTERSVILLE 7 The Lady Canes challenged undefeated Class 7A North Cobb Thursday night but lost on the Warriors’ home field, 14-7. North Cobb led 8-0 after three innings but Cartersville scored five times in the fourth inning to narrow the margin to 8-5. The Warriors would later add three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to pull away. Jordan Bishop had three hits including a double and two RBIs for Cartersville. Layne Callan finished with two hits including a double and one RBI. Addie Burns also had two hits for the Hurricanes. Kennedy Crenshaw hit a two-run homer. Erin McCrary, Allana Williams, and Reese Dumas added one hit apiece. Zoie Shiflett (4 IP, 10R, 7ER, 11H, 2BB, 1K) and Ansleigh Tilley (2 IP, 4ER, 2H, 3BB) North Cobb improved to 16-0 with the victory. Cartersville (12-6, 8-2) returns to Region 7-5A action Monday at Hiram.
- Woodland splits two matches; Adairsville falls at Sonoraville
September 21, 2023 Woodland volleyball split a pair of matches at Cedartown Thursday night. The Lady Cats lost to the host Bulldogs 14-25, 13-25 but defeated Paulding County, 25-17, 25-19. Kendall Condon totaled 13 assists, 13 digs, and five kills in the two matches. Anastyn Jones finished with 10 digs, four kills, and three aces. Lili Womack had 13 digs, six assists, and four aces. Megan Schultz contributed six kills and five digs. Kiera Pedigo added five kills. On Tuesday, Woodland (11-20, 2-2) plays at home against 5th-ranked Dalton and Carrollton. TIGERS FALL AT SONORAVILLE Adairsville dropped a best-of-five match at Sonoraville Thursday night in straight sets, 25-20, 25-10, and 25-18. Addie Pearson had eight assists and four kills for the Tigers. Jordan Hartline and Jayna Wilson both contributed five kills. Makenzie Harris finished with four kills while Sherry Wells added 17 digs.
- Cass blanks Wolves, 12-0
Cass pitcher Lily Powell tossed a four-inning, one-hit shutout and the Colonels pounded out thirteen hits in a 12-0 home win Wednesday night over the Rome Wolves. Powell struck out six and did not issue a walk while collecting the pitching victory. Powell (triple) and Erin Clinard both finished with three hits and two RBIs. Braelyn Franklin (RBI) followed with two hits. Cayce Brown (double, sac fly, three RBIs), Harlee Thomason, Reese Howard, Darianna Sosa (triple), and KK Evans contributed one hit apiece. Emma Gibson added one RBI. The loss dropped Rome to 3-12 on the season. Cass (7-13, 2-8) hosts Calhoun Thursday at 5 p.m. and travels to Trion on Saturday for an 11 a.m. start.
- Tuesday's volleyball roundup: Woodland wins two region matches
September 19, 2023 Woodland won a pair of Region 7-5A matches Tuesday night at Calhoun taking down Cass 25-12, 25-16 and Hiram 25-23, 20-25, 15-10. Kendall Condon totaled 24 assists, 11 digs, four kills, and three aces in the two matches. Megan Schultz had 11 digs, three kills, and three aces. Lili Womack finished with 10 digs and six aces. Anastyn Jones contributed 12 kills. Kiera Pedigo had eight kills, and Katie Clowers added eight aces. The Lady Cats (10-19, 2-2) play at Cedartown on Thursday and will also face Paulding County. CARTERSVILLE DROPS TWO MATCHES IN DALTON The 8th-ranked Lady Canes dropped a pair of straight sets matches Tuesday night in Dalton, falling to East Hamilton (Tennessee) and 6th-ranked Dalton. Cartersville (20-11, 2-1 Region 7-5A) plays at Hiram and will also face Cass in more region matches next Tuesday (Sept. 26). ADAIRSVILLE GOES 1-1 TUESDAY IN REGION MATCHES Adairsville volleyball lost the first set with Ridgeland Tuesday night but fought back to win the final two sets 25-12 and 15-8 to defeat the Panthers in a Region 6-AAA match. The Tigers lost their match, however, with host Ringgold 25-12, 25-14. In the win over Ridgeland, Addie Pearson, Jayna Wilson, and Makenzie Harris combined for 17 kills. Cara Harp had five aces. Harris added two blocks and Sherry Wells contributed 10 digs and six assists. In the Adairsville loss to Ringgold, Pearson had three kills and Wells added 11 digs. The Lady Tigers (8-14, 1-2) play a best-of-five match at Sonoraville Thursday night prior to participating in the Raider Rally in Dalton on Saturday.
- Woodland halts Colonels; Cartersville falls at Calhoun
Woodland scored seven runs in the fourth inning Tuesday night at home and the Lady Cats beat Cass for the second time this season, 10-2. Woodland rattled off a dozen hits in their five inning win. Pitcher Haley Collum (5 IP, 2ER, 3H, 1BB, 4K) collected the pitching victory. Jordan Hammonds had three hits for Woodland. Mackenzie Araya (double, RBI), Ashlynn Baines (RBI), and Peyton Dorn followed with two hits each. Bailey Ryan (two RBIs), Alana Carnes (triple, two RBIs), and Elizabeth Hartsfield (RBI) contributed one hit each. Kamryn Smith added one RBI. Emma Gibson (4.2 IP, 10R, 9ER, 12H, 2BB, 1K) took the pitching loss for Cass. Braelyn Franklin, Darianna Sosa, and Reese Howard (RBI) had the three Cass base hits. Cayce Brown drove in one run. Woodland, ranked ninth in Class 5A, improved to 14-6 on the season and 7-3 in region play. The Wildcats host Hiram Thursday at 5:55 p.m. Cass (6-13, 2-8) hosts Rome in a non-region game Wednesday at 5 p.m. and returns to Region 7-5A action Thursday at home against 7th-ranked Calhoun. CALHOUN 8, CARTERSVILLE 2 Calhoun broke open an otherwise tight game Tuesday night by scoring four times in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull away for an 8-2 win over visiting Cartersville. Calhoun added two more runs in the sixth inning to build an 8-1 advantage. Cartersville tacked on a single run in the seventh. Zoie Shiflett (4.2 IP, 5R, 3ER, 4H, 3BB, 2K) suffered the pitching loss for Cartersville. LaKiaya Banks (1.1 IP, 3R, 1ER, 3H, 2BB) also pitched for the Hurricanes. Reese Dumas had two hits for Cartersville. Erin McCrary and Jordan Bishop added one hit each for the Canes. Layne Callan drove in one of the runs with a sacrifice fly. No. 7 Calhoun improved to 12-7-1 overall and 9-1 in Region 7-5A. Cartersville (12-6, 8-2) was ranked No. 9 this week and will visit North Cobb Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for a non-region game.
- Lady Canes win slugfest at Adairsville
September 18, 2023 Cartersville and host Adairsville went back-and-forth with leads Monday night and combined for 29 hits but it was the Lady Canes pulling out an 11-10 non-region win. Jordan Bishop had three hits, one RBI, and stole three bases to help lead the Cartersville attack. Allana Williams also had three hits including two doubles and one RBI for the Canes. Kennedy Crenshaw (double, two RBIs), Erin McCrary (four RBIs), and LaKiaya Banks (two RBIs) followed with two hits apiece. Addi Burns, Miley Jo Williams, and Taryn Bradley added one hit each. Kennedy Stevens (3 IP, 8R, 7ER, 7H, 3BB, 1K), Zoie Shiflett (1.1 IP, 1ER, 4H, 1K), and Banks (2.2 IP, 1ER, 3H, 2BB) all pitched for the Hurricanes. Alissa Winters had three hits including a double and two RBIs for Adairsville. Katie Anglian also finished with three hits. Taylor Evans (two doubles, two RBIs), Chelsea Bates (RBI), Brie Patterson (double, two RBIs), and Riley Mounger (RBI) all contributed two hits. Ashlyn Carlton and Ashlynn Durden added one hit apiece for the Tigers. Jordan Clay (2 IP, 8R, 0ER, 6H, 3K), Carlton (3 IP, 2ER, 4H, 2K), and Madison Baker (2 IP, 1ER, 3H) all pitched for Adairsville. 9th-ranked Cartersville (12-5, 8-1) returns to Region 7-5A play Tuesday at 7th-ranked Calhoun. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Adairsville (2-13, 1-7) hosts Ringgold Thursday in Region 6-AAA action.
- Monday's battle of Tigers goes to Adairsville volleyball
Adairsville volleyball won a straight sets decision Monday night at the Temple Tigers winning 26-24 and 25-11. Jordan Hartline had five aces and a pair of kills for the local Tigers. Adysen Garvey finished with three aces and four kills. Addie Pearson totaled six assists and two blocks. Makenzie Harris and Mallory Kimbrel added a pair of blocks each and Sherry Wells contributed 14 digs. The loss drops Temple to 9-16 on the season. Adairsville improves to 7-13 with the non-region win. Adairsville plays Ringgold and Ridgeland on Tuesday night at Ringgold.
- Athletes Beyond Bartow: Updates on pro and collegiate athletes across the country
September 18, 2023 Charles Wilson / Bartow Sports Zone This week’s edition of Athlete’s Beyond Bartow includes updates on more than two dozen pro and collegiate athletes contributing in the NFL, MiLB, and PGA Champions Tour golf, plus collegiate football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, and golf. NFL TREVOR LAWRENCE — Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL; 3rd-yr. pro; QB; Clemson; Cartersville HS) … was 22-for-41 passing Sunday for 216 yards but no touchdowns in the Jaguars 17-9 loss at home to the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. He had no interceptions although he did lose one fumble. Lawrence rushed for 26 yards on five attempts. Jacksonville (1-1) hosts the Houston Texans on Sunday. MiLB MASON BARNETT — Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC Royals Double-A affiliate; 2nd-yr. pro; Auburn; Cartersville HS) … closed out his 2023 campaign with a five-inning performance and a pitching win last Thursday as the Naturals beat the visiting Arkansas Travelers 12-3. The right-handed pitcher allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while fanning eight. The 22-year-old finished the year with a 6-7 record (2-1 in Double-A). He made 23 starts combined at Quad Cities and Northwest Arkansas and worked 114-⅔ innings. He finished the year with a 3.30 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 137 strikeouts. ANTHONY SEIGLER — Somerset Patriots (NY Yankees Double-A affiliate; 6th-yr. pro; Cartersville HS) … saw action in three games this past week (two starts) at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats going 2-for-7 at the plate with a home run, two walks, and three runs scored. Seigler, who lost about a month of his 2023 season to injury, finished the regular season with a .166 average, a .333 on-base percentage, five home runs, 27 RBIs, and seven stolen bases in 205 official at-bats. Somerset begins a best-of-three Eastern League playoff series Tuesday night at the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. PGA CHAMPIONS TOUR JASON BOHN — PGA Tour Champions (Acworth resident; Cartersville Country Club member) … carded rounds of 69-71-68 (208, 2-under par) this past weekend to finish T46 at the Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The tournament was won by Steve Stricker at 16-under-par. COLLEGE FOOTBALL KOLBE BENHAM — Marist College (R-So., Cartersville HS) … made two tackles in the Red Foxes' 49-21 home loss to Davidson College this past Saturday. Marist (0-2) plays at Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon. COLLIN FLETCHER — Reinhardt University (Fr., Cartersville HS) … made a pair of receptions for a 28-yard total in the Eagles’ 20-19 loss this past Saturday at the University of Cumberlands (Kentucky). RU (1-2) hosts Georgetown (Kentucky) this Saturday in Waleska. JONAH GAMBILL — University of Memphis (R-Jr., Cartersville HS) … a starter on the Tigers’ offensive line last Thursday night in a 28-24 home victory over Navy. The Memphis offense produced 408 total yards as the Tigers improved to 3-0. They square off against Missouri this Saturday night in St. Louis. TYWUN GORDON — College of Sequoias (So., Adairsville HS) … had one tackle in the second quarter from his defensive line position as the Giants beat visiting San Joaquin Delta this past Saturday, 42-7. COS (1-2) visits Shasta CC on Saturday. SHADRE HURST — Tulane University (So., Cartersville HS) … saw action in the Green Wave’s 21-3 Saturday night win at Southern Miss. Tulane (2-1) hosts Nicholls University this Saturday night in New Orleans. QUANTE JENNINGS — Presbyterian College (So., Cartersville HS) … had one carry for five yards this past Saturday night in a 23-20 Blue Hose victory at Wofford. Presbyterian (2-1) has a bye week before visiting Butler University on September 30 in Indianapolis. SAM PHILLIPS — UT-Chattanooga (R-So., Cartersville HS) … had two receptions for 23 yards during a 48-3 home conference win over The Citadel this past Saturday night. The Mocs (2-1, 1-0 Southern Conference) visit Birmingham on Saturday to play at Samford. DEVONTE ROSS — Troy University (So., Cartersville HS) … caught six passes for 69 yards including a second-quarter 14-yard touchdown pass but the Trojans lost Saturday night to visiting James Madison University, 16-14. Troy (1-2) entertains Western Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. COURTNEY SLOCUM — Mars Hill University (Sr., Adairsville HS) … had two tackles and broke up one pass this past Saturday as the Lions won their South Atlantic Conference opener at Catawba, 35-20. MHU (2-0, 1-0) hosts Barton College (North Carolina) on Saturday afternoon. EVAN SLOCUM — Wake Forest University (Jr., Cartersville HS) … made three tackles and had a second-quarter interception that he returned 56 yards as the Demon Deacons outlasted Old Dominion in Norfolk, 27-24. Wake Forest (3-0) hosts Georgia Tech this Saturday night. SOCCER ABBEY CRAIG — Reinhardt University (So., Cartersville HS) … was on the pitch for 60 minutes this past Saturday as the Eagles won 3-0 at home over Columbia College. Reinhardt also won at Bryan College earlier in the week improving to 3-4 on the season and 3-0 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. RU hosts Columbia International University on Wednesday night. BRADY CRAIG — Reinhardt University (So., Cartersville HS) … took four shots on goal in 40 minutes last Wednesday but the Eagles failed to score in a 1-0 loss at Bryan College. He then played all 90 minutes and took one shot Saturday at home during a 2-1 win over Columbia College. Reinhardt (2-2-3, 1-2 AAC) hosts Columbia International University Wednesday night and visits Georgia Gwinnett College this Saturday night. VOLLEYBALL MADELYN ORTON — LaGrange College (So., Rydal resident, Cornerstone Prep) … a setter and defensive specialist, Orton had one ace and six digs in a five-set loss last Thursday at Pensacola Christian. She then had one kill and three digs in a straight-sets loss at home this past Saturday to Oglethorpe University. The Panthers (1-4) play at Bellhaven (Mississippi) Monday night and will face Berea College (Kentucky) and Wesleyan College on Saturday in Macon. MEREDITH ORTON — LaGrange College (So., Rydal resident, Cornerstone Prep) … totaled 11 kills, 16 digs, and one block last Thursday in a 3-2 loss at Pensacola Christian. She followed with one kill, five aces, and two digs last Saturday in a straight-sets loss at home to Oglethorpe. The Panthers (1-4) play at Bellhaven (Mississippi) Monday night and will square off with Berea College (Kentucky) and Wesleyan College on Saturday in Macon. MARIA PILIPOSYANS — Reinhardt University (So., Cass HS) … a starting middle hitter, Piliposyans totaled eight kills and four blocks in a pair of straight sets wins last Friday and Saturday at Bluefield University (Virginia) and Kentucky Christian University. The Eagles (10-2, 3-1 Appalachian Athletic Conference) host conference matches Tuesday night against St. Andrews University (North Carolina) and Saturday with Columbia International University (South Carolina). CROSS COUNTRY BILL ARCHER — University of Montevallo (Jr., Cartersville HS) … finished 13th of 182 runners at the 8K Montevallo Falcon Classic last Friday as his team placed third of 20 teams. The Falcons finished behind winner Alabama-Huntsville and runner-up West Georgia. Archer’s time of 26:12 was the second-best on his team. The next meet for Montevallo is the UAH Invitational on October 7. RYLEE EVANS — Western Kentucky University (So., Woodland HS) … placed 22nd of 38 runners last Friday evening as the Hilltoppers hosted the WKU 6K Invitational. Evans completed the course at 26:15 and was fourth on her team. Murray State won the meet followed by Western Kentucky, Cumberland (Tenn.), Campbellsville, and Kentucky Wesleyan. TYLER JONES — Carson Newman University (Fr., Woodland HS) … ran to a 69th place individual finish as the Eagles placed fourth of eight teams last Friday at the University of North Georgia Cross Country Invitational in Oakwood. The meet was won by Catawba followed by UNC Pembroke, and Piedmont. Jones finished the 8K race in 30:17. DREW THAYER — University of Montevallo (Fr., Woodland HS) … ran sixth for the Falcons last Friday and was 51st overall of 182 runners at the 20-team Montevallo Falcon Classic 8K. Montevallo finished fourth as a team. Thayer completed the course at 27:48. The next meet for Montevallo is the UAH Invitational on October 7. COLLEGE GOLF CHANC WILLIS — Reinhardt University (Sr., Cartersville HS) … fired rounds of 70-70 September 10-11 as the Eagles won the Point University Fall Invitational in Lanett, Alabama at par-72, 6,359-yard Point University Golf Club. Willis had the second lowest score for Reinhardt who defeated runner-up Faulkner for the title. RU plays in the Dalton State Invitational in Palm Harbor, Florida starting on Monday, September 25. DALTON HENSON — Reinhardt University (Sr., Cartersville HS) … carded rounds of 69-80 September 10-11 to help the Eagles win the Point University Fall Invitational in Lanett, Alabama. RU plays in the Dalton State Invitational in Palm Harbor, Florida starting Monday, September 25.
- Canes win Wire2Wire Invitational at Dellinger Park
The Cartersville boys cross country team won the 16-team Wire2Wire Invitational Saturday at Dellinger Park. The Woodland boys placed fourth and the Cass boys finished ninth. Stockbridge was the boys’ race runner-up team. Calhoun was third and Dalton fifth. In the girls' race won by Central-Carroll, the Woodland girls finished fourth and the Cartersville girls were fifth of nine scoring teams. The Dalton girls finished runner-up and the Rome girls were third. The Cartersville boys were paced by Malachi Vosburgh (16:12) and Barrett Stepp (16:43) who ran to second and fifth-place finishes individually. Landon McSwain (16:37) paced the Wildcats with a fourth-place run. Casey Thornton of Central-Carroll won the boys’ race besting 107 other runners in the field with a time of 16:07. Other top runners for Cartersville included Kaleb Lanier (12th, 17:25), Hayden Mitchell (17th, 17:43), Carson Robinson (19th, 17:48), Tripp Chitwood (23rd, 18:05), and Micah Sanders (25th, 18:09). Top placers for Woodland were Andy Forsyth (9th, 16:54), Juan Mendoza (10th, 17:06), Knox Koontz (34th, 18:25), Will Parker (48th, 18:54), and Connor Smith (70th, 20:09). The top Cass boys were Critton Gearhart (16th, 17:39), Leonardo Galeana (51st, 19:00), Adam Brush (55th, 19:14), Sawyer Foy (59th, 19:37), and Benny Flores (60th, 19:39). Lucy Barker of Central-Carroll won the girls’ race in 19:39. Top placers for Woodland included Olivia Berry (8th, 21:29), Miranda Pelow (10th, 21:39), Abby George (16th, 22:29), Addison Brown (22nd, 22:45), and Lily Hiott (47th, 24:32). The best runs for Cartersville included Kylie Ham (11th, 21:53), Hadley Finnemore (35th, 24:07), Margherita Miniati (38th, 24:15), Helen Leaming (45th, 24:23), and Vivi Vest (48th, 24:45). Next on the Cartersville and Woodland schedules is the Wingfoot XC Classic next Friday at Sam Smith Park.