Local college athletes' recent performances updated via 'Athletes Beyond Bartow'
Updates on local collegiate athletes in track and field, swimming, wrestling, basketball and tennis making an impact in their respective programs.
Bartow Sports Zone provides occasional updates on local athletes who are currently contributing at the collegiate or professional level.
Keep up with all the local college and professional athletes through Bartow Sports Zone at the 'Athletes Beyond Bartow' page.
PEYTON GOLLHOFER — Ball State University (Cartersville, GA; Laurel Springs Academy) . . . paired up with teammate Toni Ormond to win a doubles match vs. 44th-ranked Purdue 6-3 giving the Lady Cardinals an early team lead in their season opening loss to the Boilermakers, 5-2. Gollhofer also put up a strong showing before losing her singles match. The Cardinals have six-straight home competitions coming up, including the 2016 home opener Friday, Jan. 22 against Butler.
TRACK & FIELD
MILES BEARDEN — Kansas State University (Jr., Cartersville, GA; Darlington School) . . . As a high jumper, Bearden has two first place finishes during the indoor season, both at home indoor meets. He won the Wildcat Invitational Jan. 9 with a 2.10m / 6’-10.75” jump vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Nebraska-Omaha, and Witchita State. He also won the K-State Winter Invitational Dec. 12 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, Oklahoma State, and Missouri-Kansas City with a personal best jump of 2.18m / 7’-01.75”. The Wildcats finished second behind Kansas in the KSU-KU-WSU Showdown Jan. 15 and will host the Deloss Dodds Invitational Jan. 22-24.
BLAKE PERRY — Jacksonville State University (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . was 6th in the triple jump and 27th in the 60 meter hurdles Saturday, Jan. 16 at the UAB Blazer Vulcan Invitational. . . competed for the Gamecocks at the Birmingham Southern College Ice Breaker Indoor in December in the 60 meter hurdles. She placed 21st and JSU was 11th as a team. . . JSU travels to the Arkansas State Invitational Jan. 22-23.
SAMANTHA PATTERSON — Jacksonville State University (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . pole vaulter placed 6th (10’-11.75”) at the UAB Blazer Vulcan Invitational Saturday, Jan. 16. JSU travels to the Arkansas State Invitational Jan. 22-23.
ELISE HART — Air Force Academy (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . helped the Falcons sweep a home, multi-team meet Sat. Jan. 16 as part of the winning 200 medley relay team (1:48:36). Air Force defeated Seattle, South Dakota and Northern Colorado. Hart was also third in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 backstroke. She added a seventh place finish with a 400 freestyle relay team. At the Orange Bowl Classic January 3, Hart and her 200 medley relay team placed 5th in 2:03.93. She was 6th in the 50 backstroke and 10th in the 50 free at the event in Key Largo, FL. Next for Air Force is a meet at UNLV January 23.
MATTHEW SINIARD — Berry College (Sr., Cartersville HS) . . . won both his events Sat. Jan. 16 as the Vikings took 27 of 29 events and defeated LaGrange College at home. Siniard was first in the men’s 200 free (1:52.13) and first in the men’s 500 free (5:15.62). He was also on the second place free relay team that defeated both LaGrange entries. At the Centre College Invitational Jan. 8-9, Siniard was 7th in the 200 free, 8th in the 50 free, 10th in the 100 free, and part of the 4th place 800 free relay team, part of the 5th place 400 free relay team, and part of a 9th place 200 free relay team and 9th place 400 free relay team. The Vikings were second in the four-team Invitational behind Franklin College. Berry hosts the Viking Invitational Jan. 22-23.
GERRY VASSIL — Belmont Abbey College (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . wrestling at 184-pounds, pinned his Greensboro College opponent and lost a 4-2 decision to his Southeastern (FL) opponent as Belmont Abbey won three duals January 8 at the Coker Duals. Also wrestled at 184 in an individual loss, but team 27-24 win over Emmanuel (GA) on January 13. The Crusaders host Anderson and Davidson Tuesday, Jan. 19 and will host King College on Sat. Jan. 23.
SYDNEY BOYD — Brewton-Parker College (G, Freshman, Woodland HS) . . . has played in 12 games for the 4-12 Lady Barons with three starts. She is averaging 11 minutes and 5.9 points per game. In her most recent game, Boyd scored nine points with a pair of steals, two assists, and two rebounds Jan. 12 as BPC defeated Selma University 92-82 to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Barons travel to Bethel University and Martin Methodist University in western Tennessee Jan. 16 and Jan. 18.
MARISSA DUBOSE — Gadsden State CC (F/C, Sophomore, Woodland HS) . . . has played in 14 games and started once for the 6-9 Cardinal. She is averaging 2.4 rebounds per game and just under one point per game. In her most recent game Jan. 12 against Wallace State-Hanceville, Dubose had 3 assists and one rebound. Her season high in points (7) came December 9 at Chattahoochee Tech. GSCC plays at Lawson State CC Tuesday, Jan. 19 and hosts Snead State CC Mon. Jan. 25.
ASHLEY HUSKINS — Univ. of the Cumberlands (G/F, Freshman, Cass HS) . . . has appeared in 13 games with two starts for the Patriots averaging just over 13 minutes per game. Huskins is averaging just over three points and three rebounds per game with six blocks and nine assists. She started Saturday (Jan. 16) in a loss to St. Catharine (KY), scoring six points with four rebounds and a steal. Cumberlands is 7-8 overall and 0-5 in the NAIA’s Mid-South Conference. The Lady Pats have lost four straight, but will look to get back in the win column with consecutive home games against ninth-ranked Shawnee State (Jan. 21), Georgetown College (Jan. 23), and Berea College (Jan. 28).
KAELYN IRBY — Gadsden State CC (G, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . has started all 15 games for the Cardinal and is averaging better than 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists per game. She scored nine points with two rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a Jan. 12 79-67 victory over Wallace State-Hanceville CC. GSCC plays at Lawson State CC Tuesday, Jan. 19 and hosts Snead State CC Mon. Jan. 25.
MAYA JONES — Gadsden State CC (F, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . has appeared in a dozen games for GSCC averaging 0.8 points and 0.7 rebounds per game. The Cardinal are 6-9 overall and 1-0 in the Alabama Community College Conference. Gadsden plays at Lawson State CC Tuesday, Jan. 19 and hosts Snead State CC Mon. Jan. 25.
MORGAN JONES — Gadsden State CC (C, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . has 12 starts and has appeared in 14 games for the Cardinal. Jones is averaging 5.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and just under one assist per game. GSCC is 6-9 on the year and 1-0 in the ACCC. Gadsden plays at Lawson State CC Tuesday, Jan. 19 and hosts Snead State CC Mon. Jan. 25.
RYAN DAVIS — Chattahoochee Tech CC (G, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . has started all 18 games for CTCC and averaging more than 29 minutes per game. Davis is averaging 15.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game. Davis scored 13 points with 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in a 79-71, Jan. 14 win over Southern Crescent Tech CC. CTCC is now 17-1 overall, 4-0 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association and ranked No. 14 in the NJCAA Division I. The Golden Eagles travel to Rome Monday, Jan. 18 to battle No. 2 nationally ranked Georgia Highlands at 7:30pm. They also play at Atlanta Metropolitan College Wednesday, Jan. 20 and at East Georgia State CC Saturday, Jan. 23. A.J. MOSBY — Chattahoochee Tech CC (G, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . a starter in all 18 games, Mosby is averaging just over 19 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.6 assists while logging more than 30 minutes per game. In the Golden Eagles’ most recent game, Thursday, Jan. 14, Mosby scored a game-high 36 points on 12-of-18 shooting as CTCC defeated Southern Crescent Tech CC 79-71. He added six rebounds, two assists, and three steals as Chatt Tech streaked to its eleventh straight win. The Eagles are now 17-1 overall, 4-0 in conference, and ranked No. 14 nationally in the NJCAA Division I. Chattahoochee Tech plays at Georgia Highlands Monday, Jan. 18, at Atlanta Metropolitan College Wednesday, Jan. 20 and at East Georgia State CC Saturday, Jan. 23.
ELIJAH ROBINSON — Emmanuel College (G/F, Junior, Excel Christian Academy) . . . a starter for the 11-3 Lions, Robinson is averaging 10.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game in just over 21 minutes per game. He scored 9 points with a pair of rebounds and assists in a Jan. 16, 91-81 win over Lees-McRae. Emmanual topped Mount Olive 71-67 Jan. 13 as Robinson scored 6 points, grabbed 2 rebounds, and made a steal. The Lions are 6-2 and currently in third place in Conference Carolinas behind Barton (NC) and King (TN).
COREY TOBIN — Chattahoochee Tech CC (SG, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . as a starter for the 17-1 Golden Eagles, Tobin is scoring 9.1 points and grabbing 3.9 rebounds with 4.6 assists while logging just under 30 minutes per game. He recently scored 15 points with three rebounds and six assists in a Jan. 6 win over Gordon State. CTCC is 4-0 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, and ranked No. 14 nationally in the NJCAA Division I. The Golden Eagles play at Georgia Highlands CC Monday, Jan. 18, at Atlanta Metropolitan College Wednesday, Jan. 20 and at East Georgia State CC Saturday, Jan. 23.
Has Athletes Beyond Bartow missed a local collegiate athlete? Please let us know via our Contact page or use the link located on the Athletes Beyond Bartow page of this site.