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  • 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.

  • Cartersville volleyball captures 17th straight Bartow County title

    The Class 5A 8th-ranked Cartersville volleyball team won its 17th straight Bartow County Championship crown Saturday at Woodland winning straight-set matches over all three local opponents. Ailee England and Holly Dufrene had six kills and five kills, respectively as the Hurricanes opened with a 25-16, 25-7 win over Cass. England added one block and Dufrene had a pair of blocks. Raylynn Bowen finished with four aces. Mckenzie Wilkie had five digs and Aubree Barrett added 13 assists. In a 25-18, 27-25 victory over Adairsville, Addison Marisko had seven kills. England followed with five kills. Wilkie totaled 11 digs. Bowen finished with 10 assists and Barrett added assists. Cartersville defeated Woodland 25-9, 25-9 in the finals. England had 10 kills and four aces. Marisko contributed a pair of blocks. Wilkie added eight digs and Barrett distributed 11 assists. Host Woodland opened with a 25-20, 25-11 loss to Adairsville before earning a pair of three-set wins over Cass (21-25, 25-8, 15-11) and Adairsville (25-20, 21-25, 15-13) to earn a spot in the championship match. Kendall Condon had 35 assists, 27 digs, seven kills, and three aces on the day. Megan Schultz had nine kills, seven digs, and 10 aces. Anastyn Jones totaled 17 kills, 11 digs, and two aces. Bailee Motes had 14 digs and nine kills. Kiera Pedigo contributed five blocks with two kills. Brooke Kozlowski accumulated six blocks and four kills while Lili Womack was credited with 24 digs and eight aces on the day. Woodland (8-19) plays Cass (4-21-1) and Hiram on Tuesday at Calhoun High School in region matches. Cartersville (20-9) visits 6th-ranked Dalton on Tuesday where the Canes will also face East Hamilton (Tenn.).

  • Hurricanes blank Heritage-Conyers for fifth straight win; Tigers dominate Warriors

    September 15, 2023 Charles Wilson / Bartow Sports Zone In a game dominated by the Cartersville defense, the Canes put 45 points on the scoreboard in the first half and cruised to a 45-0 shutout of visiting Heritage-Conyers. The Hurricanes’ defenders picked off three passes, recorded a safety, and did not yield a Patriots’ first down until the 5:09 mark of the second quarter. The Canes’ defensive unit has now gone four straight weeks without allowing a score. Cartersville struck first Friday on the game’s opening drive although it looked like the drive might stall inside the ten-yard line. As the Canes lined up for a field goal attempt, Heritage jumped offside moving the ball to the 4-yard line. Cartersville head coach Conor Foster sent the offensive unit back on the field for a 4th-and-goal play and was rewarded with Khristian Lando’s 4-yard touchdown run. Logan Shrewsbury then connected with Connor Brasfield for a 2-point conversion pass that gave the Hurricanes an 8-0 lead with 8:34 remaining in the first quarter. Early in the second period, Lando scored again on a 7-yard run. Ryan Johnson added the PAT kick and Cartersville was ahead 15-0 with 11:26 to go in the opening half. On the ensuing kickoff, the Patriots were pinned inside the 10-yard line and a couple of plays later Luke McBride and Cooper Moon were able to drop a Patriots’ runner in the end zone for a safety and a 17-0 Canes’ lead. The free kick that followed turned into one of the night’s most exciting plays. A’Darrian Taylor Wilson gathered in the kick at the 30-yard line and raced 70 yards for a free kick return for a touchdown. Johnson’s kick gave Cartersville a 24-0 advantage with 10:09 to go in the second period. After stopping Heritage again, Baylon Long finished a Canes’ possession with a 6-yard touchdown run making the score 31-0 with 7:21 left in the half. Reed Ezell picked off a Heritage pass on the Patriots’ next possession and returned it 26 yards for a pick-six. The PAT put the Canes up 38-0 with 6:28 remaining in the second quarter. Ezell then intercepted another pass — his third of the season — to set up another Canes score. Long cashed in his second touchdown run from three yards out with 3:01 to go in the half making the score 45-0. A running clock in the second half abbreviated the number of possessions for both teams, and the Hurricanes were able to play a number of reserves and preserve their shutout. Heritage-Conyers falls to 1-3 with the loss. Class 5A fifth-ranked Cartersville (5-0) has a bye week prior to visiting 8th-ranked Calhoun on September 29 to begin play in Region 7-5A. TIGERS DOMINATE LFO FOR REGION WIN Tamarius Wilkey ran for three touchdowns Friday night as the Adairsville Tigers overwhelmed visiting Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe at Tiger Stadium, 49-13. The Tigers led 35-0 at halftime and built a 42-0 lead early in the third quarter on Wilkey’s third TD run. LFO scored twice in the fourth quarter on Darian Keefe short passes to Jared Mitchell and Grayden Johnson to cut the Adairsville lead to 42-13 but Easton Elrod closed out the scoring in the game with 1:48 remaining for the Tigers’ 49-13 win. Jonathan Gough connected with Tre Winters for 45 yards and the first Adairsville touchdown with 9:59 remaining in the opening period. The scoring drive also included a 20-yard run by Jamarian Pullum. Pullum then had a 15-yard touchdown run at the 6:32 mark that gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead. That was followed by a big punt return by Xavious Nalls setting up the Tigers' next 52-yard scoring drive. Wilkey finished off the third scoring drive with a 2-yard run. Gough added a 19-yard touchdown scamper early in the second quarter building a 28-0 Adairsville lead. Wilkey had a 13-yard touchdown run to complete a 45-yard drive later in the second quarter and Wilkey added the sixth Tigers touchdown with a 4-yard run. Adairsville kicker Cooper Souders was 7-for-7 on PAT kicks. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe slips to 1-3 on the season and 0-1 in region play. Adairsville (2-2, 1-0) has a key Region 6-AAA matchup at Ringgold next Friday (September 22). ~~ Larry Gardner contributed to the Adairsville report.

  • Lady Colonels romp at Gilmer

    Cass softball hammered out sixteen hits Friday night on the road and cruised to an 18-3 win at the Gilmer Bobcats. Darianna Sosa led the Colonels’ offense with five hits including two homers, two doubles, and seven RBIs. KK Evans followed with four hits including a triple and three RBIs. Cayce Brown finished with two hits including a double and four RBIs. Braelyn Franklin also had two hits and one RBI. Reese Howard (double, RBI), Harlee Thomason (RBI), and Tinsley Evans (RBI) added one hit each. Lily Powell (6 IP, 3R, 2ER, 4H, 3BB, 1K) picked up the pitching win for Cass by working all six innings. Cass (6-12, 2-7) returns to region play Tuesday at 9th-ranked Woodland.

  • Adairsville volleyball sweeps a pair of matches on senior night; Woodland splits home matches

    The Adairsville volleyball team swept a pair of home matches Thursday night defeating Gordon Central 25-11, 25-19 and Rockmart 25-22, 25-16 as the Tigers celebrated their seniors. Addie Pearson paced Adairsville in the opening win over the Warriors with seven aces, seven assists, and seven digs. Sherry Wells contributed nine digs and Jordan Hartline added six kills. In the win over Rockmart, Pearson totaled 11 assists, four aces, three kills, and three digs. Jayna Wilson finished with nine digs and Hartline compiled nine kills. Adairsville (5-11, 0-1) will open play Saturday in the Bartow County Championship Tournament against host Woodland at 1 p.m. WOODLAND SPLITS HOME MATCHES THURSDAY The Lady Cats split matches Thursday night at home with a win over Temple and a narrow loss to South Paulding. Temple won the opening set against Woodland 25-15, but the Wildcats responded with a 25-21 second set win and a 15-8 decision in the final set. South Paulding won 31-29 in the opening set and finished off the match in the second set, 25-19. “We played hard all night,” said Woodland coach David Condon. “I’m pleased with the effort. We need to bring that same effort level to the Bartow County Tournament we host on Saturday.” Kendall Condon had 26 assists on the night to go with 20 digs, five aces, and five kills. Anastyn Jones finished with 11 kills and 11 digs. Bailee Motes contributed six kills and eight digs. Megan Schultz had 10 kills. Lili Womack had six digs, and Kiera Pedigo added five blocks. Woodland (6-17, 0-2) opens Saturday’s tournament at home against Adairsville. Cartersville (17-9) plays Cass (4-19-1) in the other first round match.

  • Lady Canes come from behind to edge Cass; Woodland tops Dalton

    Addi Burns singled in the bottom of the seventh inning, stole second base, and later scored the 6th-ranked Canes’ walk-off run on a fielder’s choice as Cartersville edged visiting Cass on Thursday night, 5-4. The go-ahead rally was made possible following Jordan Bishop’s two-run home run in the fifth inning that tied the game 4-4. Zoie Shiflett (7 IP, 4R, 3ER, 5H, 1BB, 8K) earned the pitching win for Cartersville. Emma Gibson (6.1 IP, 5R, 2ER, 8H, 4BB, 1K) suffered the pitching loss for Cass. Burns and Kennedy Crenshaw finished with two hits each for the Lady Canes. Erin McCrary (three RBIs), Bishop (2 run homer), LaKaiya Banks, and Allana Williams contributed one hit apiece for Cartersville. Darianna Sosa hit a two-run home run for Cass in the top of the fifth to give the Colonels a 4-2 lead. Reese Howard (RBI), Harlee Thomason, and Braelyn Franklin contributed one hit apiece. Cartersville (11-5, 8-1) steps out of region play Monday and visits Adairsville. Cass (5-12, 2-7) plays at Gilmer on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in a non-region contest. WOODLAND 13, DALTON 4 Ninth-ranked Woodland pounded out 17 hits and won easily at Dalton Thursday night, 13-4. Haley Collum (4 IP, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 7K) collected the pitching victory for the Lady Cats. Peyton Dorn (2 IP, 2R, 0ER, 4H, 1BB, 2K), and Ashlynn Baines also pitched for Woodland. Jordan Hammonds had five hits including a double and two RBIs for the Wildcats. Alana Carnes had three hits including a double and two RBIs. Kamryn Smith produced three hits including a pair of doubles and four RBIs. Elizabeth Hartsfield (RBI), Mackenzie Araya (double, RBI), and Dorn added one hit apiece. The loss drops Dalton to 2-10 overall and 2-7 in region play. Woodland (13-6, 6-3) visits Chattooga on Saturday at noon. COAHULLA CREEK 10, ADAIRSVILLE 1 The visiting Colts posted five runs in the first two innings Thursday night and went on to defeat Adairsville, 10-1. The Tigers scored their run in the third inning to narrow the margin to 5-1 but got no closer. Ashlyn Carlton had two hits including one double for the Tigers. Brie Patterson (double), Taylor Evans (double, RBI), Ashlynn Durden (double), Alissa Winters, and Chelsea Bates finished with one hit each. Bates (1 IP, 5R, 2ER, 5H, 3BB, 2K) was tagged with the pitching loss. Madison Baker (3 IP, 2ER, 1H, 1BB, 2K), Carlton (1.2 IP, 2ER, 1H, 1BB, 2K), and Jordan Clay (0.1 IP, 1ER, 1H) also pitched for the Tigers. Coahulla Creek improved to 10-5 overall and 3-4 in Region 6-AAA. Adairsville (2-12, 1-7) hosts Cartersville Monday.

  • Tuesday’s volleyball roundup: Lady Canes knock off No. 7 Calhoun

    September 12, 2023 Cartersville volleyball earned a pair of Region 7-5A wins Tuesday night at The Storm Center knocking off 7th-ranked Calhoun 25-20, 25-20 and topping Woodland 25-14 and 25-12. Ailee England had nine kills in the Cartersville victory over Calhoun. Addison Marisko finished with seven blocks. McKenzie Wilkie contributed 11 digs and Riley Jarrett had nine. Aubree Barrett totaled 14 assists and Sydney Seigler added four service aces. Against Woodland, Marisko had 11 kills. England finished with six kills. Wilkie totaled 11 digs. Seigler served four aces and Barrett added 24 assists. Cartersville improved to 17-9 overall and is now 2-0 in Region 7-5A. Woodland also dropped a 25-11, 25-9 decision to Calhoun. The loss drops the Lady Cats to 5-16 on the season and 0-2 in region action. CASS VOLLEYBALL DEFEATS HIRAM, FALLS TO NO. 6 DALTON Hosting Region 7-5A matches Tuesday night, the Cass Lady Colonels dropped a 25-7, 25-13 decision to 6th-ranked Dalton but finished the night with a narrow 25-21, 29-27 victory over Hiram. Cass (4-17-1, 1-1) travels to Rome Thursday to take on the host Wolves and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe. LADY TIGERS DROP MATCHES WITH GORDON LEE AND ALLATOONA Adairsville volleyball lost a pair of matches Tuesday night at home falling in Region 6-AAA play to Gordon Lee 25-15 and 25-13. The Tigers then dropped a non-region match to Allatoona 25-10 and 25-20. Addie Pearson had three kills, three assists, and 12 digs in the Gordon Lee match. Jayna Wilson added a pair of blocks. Against Allatoona, Jordyn Hartline finished with three kills. Adysen Garvey added four digs. Adairsville (3-11, 0-1) hosts Rockmart and Gordon Central Thursday.

  • Woodland evens season series with Cartersville; Lady Colonels defeat Hiram

    September 12, 2023 Trailing 4-2 heading into the fifth inning Tuesday night, Woodland scored four runs and held on to defeat host and 6th-ranked Cartersville 6-4. The win by the Lady Cats evened the season series with the Lady Canes at one game apiece. Cartersville won the first meeting on August 22, 6-5. Cartersville outhit Woodland in Tuesday’s matchup, nine to six. Pitchers Peyton Dorn (3.2 IP, 4R, 3ER, 5H, 3BB) and Haley Collum (3.1 IP, 0R, 4H, 1BB) shared the circle with Collum picking up the pitching win. Zoie Shiflett (7 IP, 6R, 2ER, 6H, 4BB, 3K) took the pitching loss for the Hurricanes. Jordan Hammonds (four RBIs) and Alana Carnes had two hits each for Woodland. Collum and Mackenzie Araya added one hit apiece. Layne Callan had three hits including a double for Cartersville. Jordan Bishop (triple, two RBIs), Kennedy Crenshaw (RBI), Erin McCrary, Shiflett, LaKiaya Banks, and Allana Williams added one hit each for the Canes. The two teams will meet for a third regular season game on October 3 at Woodland. The loss dropped Cartersville to 10-5 overall and 7-1 in Region 7-5A. 9th-ranked Woodland (12-6, 5-3) visits Dalton on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and plays at Chattooga on Saturday at noon. Cartersville hosts Cass on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. CASS 11, HIRAM 1 The Lady Colonels scored five runs in the first inning and five more in the third Tuesday night on their way to an 11-1 win over visiting Hiram in five innings. Cass pitcher Emma Gibson (5 IP, 1ER, 3H, 3BB, 3K) earned the pitching win with a complete game. Cayce Brown led the Colonels’ offense with three hits including a triple, a double, and two RBIs. Autumn Smith (double, two RBIs) and Payton Mize followed with two hits each. Darianna Sosa (RBI), Braelyn Franklin (triple), KK Evans, and Erin Clinard added one hit apiece. Cass also stole eight bases in the win. The loss drops Hiram to 5-9 on the season and 1-7 in Region 7-5A. The Lady Colonels (5-11, 2-6) play at 6th-ranked Cartersville on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and at Gilmer on Friday at 5:30 p.m. GORDON LEE 12, ADAIRSVILLE 0 Gordon Lee scored runs in all four innings Tuesday night and shutout visiting Adairsville, 12-0. The Trojans also outhit the Lady Tigers, eleven to two. Brie Patterson and Taylor Evans had one hit each for Adairsville. Sydney Garrett and Tenslee Wilson combined in the pitching circle for the Gordon Lee shutout. Gracie Helton had two doubles and four RBIs to pace the Trojans’ offense. No. 1-ranked Gordon Lee improved to 13-1-1 on the season and remained unbeaten at 6-0 in Region 6-AAA. Adairsville (2-11, 1-6) hosts Coahulla Creek on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Athletes Beyond Bartow: Lawrence, Jaguars win season opener

    The 2023 NFL season kicked off this past week with former Purple Hurricane Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars winning their opener. The week in college football also saw several locals contribute with their respective programs. The MiLB schedules move into the final week of 2023 and this week’s report also includes some professional golf, collegiate golf, volleyball, cross country, and soccer. NFL TREVOR LAWRENCE — Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL; 3rd-yr. pro; QB; Clemson; Cartersville HS) … finished 24-for-32 passing for 241 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the Jaguars won 31-21 at the Indianapolis Colts. The 2021 overall No. 1 pick threw one interception and had seven rushing attempts for 21 yards. His first TD pass was a 9-yarder to Calvin Ridley in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead. The second scoring strike was an 18-yarder to Zay Jones in the second quarter that gave Jacksonville a 14-7 lead. The Jags (1-0) host the defending World Champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. MiLB MASON BARNETT — Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC Royals Double-A affiliate; 2nd-yr. pro; Auburn; Cartersville HS) … made a pitching start last Thursday and received no decision in an eventual 10-7 Naturals’ win at the Frisco RoughRiders. Barnett went 3-⅔ innings and allowed four earned runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out four. Northwest Arkansas (31-31 Texas League North Division second half / 60-71 overall) completes the regular season this week at home with a seven-game series against the Arkansas Travelers. ANTHONY SEIGLER — Somerset Patriots (NY Yankees Double-A affiliate; 6th-yr. pro; Cartersville HS) … made three starts last week in a home series with the Erie SeaWolves and was 1-for-10 with a double, two walks, one run scored, and two RBIs. Somerset concludes the regular season this week with a six-game series at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and will then square off with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies starting September 19 in the best-of-three divisional playoff series. COLLEGE FOOTBALL HAYDEN CAGLE — Berry College (Jr., Cartersville HS) … a starter on the Vikings’ offensive line, Cagle was part of an offensive unit that rolled up 646 yards Saturday in a 70-3 win at LaGrange College. Berry (2-0) has a bye week before traveling to Centre College (Kentucky) on September 23. CARLOS DEL RIO-WILSON — Syracuse University (R-So., Cartersville HS) … entered in the second half Saturday and was 5-for-9 passing for 57 yards including a 20 yard completion as the Orange beat visiting Western Michigan 48-7. He also had three rushing attempts for -1 yard total. Syracuse (2-0) plays at Purdue on Saturday night. COLLIN FLETCHER — Reinhardt University (Fr., Cartersville HS) … had a pair of receptions Saturday including a 16-yarder for a total of 27 yards in the NAIA 10th-ranked Eagles’ 23-20 loss to Southeastern University (Florida). Reinhardt (1-1) travels to Cumberlands University (Kentucky) on Saturday. JONAH GAMBILL — University of Memphis (R-Jr., Cartersville HS) … a starter on the Tigers’ offensive line that helped produce 389 total yards in a 37-3 win Saturday at Arkansas State. Memphis (2-0) hosts Navy on Thursday night on ESPN. SHADRE HURST — Tulane University (R-Fr., Cartersville HS) … the offensive lineman saw action in the Green Wave’s 37-20 home loss to Ole Miss Saturday in New Orleans. Tulane produced 342 total yards of offense against the Rebels. The Green Wave (1-1) visit Southern Miss this Saturday afternoon. QUANTE JENNINGS — Presbyterian College (So., Cartersville HS) … had six rushing attempts Saturday for 18 yards including a long run of eight yards as the Blue Hose beat Virginia University of Lynchburg 48-17. Presbyterian (1-1) plays this Saturday night at Wofford. SAM PHILLIPS — UT-Chattanooga (R-So., Cartersville HS) … hauled in 10 receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night in the Mocs’ 27-20 home win over Kennesaw State. Chattanooga (1-1) hosts The Citadel this Saturday night in both teams’ Southern Conference opener. DEVONTE ROSS — Troy University (So., Cartersville HS) … had five receptions Saturday at 15th-ranked Kansas State for 28 yards. He added one kickoff return for 35 yards as the Trojans lost 42-13 in Manhattan, Kansas. Troy (1-1) hosts James Madison in a Sun Belt Conference game this Saturday night. COURTNEY SLOCUM — Mars Hill University (Sr., Adairsville HS) … made three tackles last Thursday night in the Lions’ 15-10 home victory over Wingate University. Mars Hill (1-0) plays at Catawba College this Saturday night to open play in the South Atlantic Conference. EVAN SLOCUM — Wake Forest University (Jr., Cartersville HS) … had a pair of tackle assists Saturday in the Demon Deacons’ 36-20 win at home over Vanderbilt. Wake Forest (2-0) visits Old Dominion University this Saturday afternoon. DREW WILSON — Illinois College (Jr., Adairsville HS) … had a return of 22 yards Saturday on the game’s opening kickoff in a 37-6 home loss to Lake Forest College. The Blueboys (1-1) travel to Ripon College (Wisconsin) this Saturday afternoon for a Midwest Conference game. PRO GOLF JASON BOHN — PGA Tour Champions (Acworth resident; Cartersville Country Club member) … carded rounds of 68-73-68 (4-under-par) at the par-71, 6,992-yard Norwood Hills CC in St. Louis, Missouri to finish tied for 33rd at the Ascension Charity Classic. The tournament was won by Steve Flesch at 19-under-par. Up next for Bohn is the Sanford International this Friday through Sunday at Minnehaha CC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. COLLEGE GOLF BUCK BRUMLOW — University of Georgia (Jr., Cartersville HS) … competing with the Bulldogs this past Saturday through Monday at the Valero Texas Collegiate Invitational in San Antonio, Brumlow earned a top ten finish with rounds of 73-70-71 (2-under-par). The tournament was held at the 7,034-yard, par-27 TPC San Antonio Oaks. The individual title went to Joe Sullivan of Florida Gulf Coast who won a playoff with Gustav Frimodt of TCU and Johnny Keefer of Baylor after the trio tied at 6-under-par. Georgia finished eighth of 12 teams with an 11-over-par total at the 54-hole event. Vanderbilt (13-under-par) won the tournament followed by TCU (8-under), Baylor (4-under), and Virginia (1-under). The next tournament for UGA this Fall will be the SEC Match Play September 25-27 at Birmingham Country Club. CROSS COUNTRY TYLER JONES — Carson Newman University (Fr., Woodland HS) … finished 25th as an individual in 28:27 at the 8K South Atlantic Conference Preview this past Saturday hosted by Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina. CNU runs this Friday at the University of North Georgia Invitational VOLLEYBALL MADELYN ORTON — LaGrange College (So., Rydal, GA; Cornerstone Prep) … had six digs in a 3-2 win last Tuesday over Wesleyan and had four service receptions and one dig in a 3-0 loss at Birmingham-Southern College last Thursday. The Panthers (1-2) play at Pensacola Christian on Thursday and host Oglethorpe University on Saturday afternoon. MEREDITH ORTON — LaGrange College (So., Rydal, GA; Cornerstone Prep) … totaled three kills and seven digs in a 3-2 win last Tuesday over Wesleyan and had one ace and four digs in a 3-0 loss at Birmingham-Southern College last Thursday. LaGrange (1-2) travels to Pensacola Christian on Thursday and hosts Oglethorpe University this Saturday afternoon. MARIA PILIPOSYANS — Reinhardt University (So., Cass HS) … had five kills, one dig, and two blocks in the Eagles’ 3-0 loss last Thursday at Truett-McConnell. In last Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Columbia, she had two kills. Reinhardt (8-2, 1-1 Appalachian Athletic Conference) visits Bluefield (Virginia) on Friday and Kentucky Christian on Saturday. SOCCER ABBI CRAIG — Reinhardt University (So., Cartersville HS) … made a start at forward and played 27 minutes in a 4-1 loss to Keiser (Florida) last Monday in Hardeeville, South Carolina. She then played 35 minutes off the Eagles’ bench last Saturday in a 6-0 win at St. Andrews (North Carolina). Reinhardt (1-4, 1-0 Appalachian Athletic Conference) hosts Bryan College (Tennessee) on Wednesday night and Columbia College (South Carolina) on Saturday afternoon. BRADY CRAIG — Reinhardt University (So., Cartersville HS) … a defensive starter, Craig played all 90 minutes in the Eagles’ 1-0 loss this past Saturday at St. Andrews University (North Carolina). Reinhardt (1-1-3, 0-1 AAC) plays at Bryan College (Tennessee) on Wednesday night and entertains Columbia College (South Carolina) on Saturday afternoon.

  • Lady Canes volleyball takes two of three

    Cartersville volleyball won two of three matches Saturday playing at Sonoraville High School. The Lady Canes edged the host Phoenix 25-23 and 25-23; defeated LaFayette 25-19 and 25-15; but lost to Kell 25-20 and 25-16. Ailee England had nine kills and Addison Marisko had five kills in the Cartersville win over Sonoraville. Riley Jarrett had six aces and Aubree Barrett added 16 assists. In the win over LaFayette, England totaled 10 kills. Holly Dufrene and Marisko followed with six and five kills, respectively. McKenzie Wilkie contributed 10 digs and Barrett added 19 assists. In the loss to Kell, Dufrene had seven kills. England finished with five kills and eight digs. Riley Huff had five blocks. Wilkey contributed eight digs and Barrett added 15 assists. Cartersville (15-9) begins Region 7-5A play Tuesday at home against Calhoun and Woodland starting at 5:30 p.m.

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