Collegiate updates for local athletes
College athletes from the Cartersville and Bartow County area continue to make important contributions to their respective athletic programs across the Southeastern United States in swimming, tennis, track and field, wrestling, basketball, baseball, and softball.
Bartow Sports Zone maintains a roster of all the local collegiate and professional athletes on the 'Athletes Beyond Bartow' page of this web site.
(PHOTO: Kailah Rain, Embry Riddle University) Below, are updates for local athletes in current sports.
SYDNEY BOYD — Brewton-Parker College (G, Freshman, Woodland HS) . . . scored two points and grabbed a rebound in a 59-55 loss Saturday at Coastal College of Georgia in Brunswick. The Lady Barons also lost Jan. 30 at Brenau University and are now 4-19 overall and 0-13 in the Southern States Athletic Conference. BPC has a three-game homestand Feb. 11-20 vs. Middle Georgia State, Brenau University, and College of Coastal Georgia.
MARISSA DUBOSE — Gadsden State CC (F/C, Sophomore, Woodland HS) . . . scored three points and collected 14 rebounds in a pair of home losses to Southern Union State (Feb. 1) and Wallace State (Feb. 4). Dubose has played in 20 games and started once for the 8-13 Cardinal. GSCC is 3-3 in conference games. Dubose is averaging 2.9 rebounds per game and just under one per game in a reserve role. The Cardinal play at Lawson State CC Feb. 11 and host Roane State CC Feb. 15.
ASHLEY HUSKINS — Univ. of the Cumberlands (G/F, Freshman, Cass HS) . . . has appeared in 18 of 20 games for the Lady Patriots averaging 3.3 rebounds and 3.5 points per game in an average of just under 15 minutes per game. Huskins scored six points, with three rebounds and a pair of assists Feb. 4 in a 59-56 loss to seventh-ranked Shawnee State (OH). She also played 17 minutes, scored one point and grabbed three rebounds in a one point loss to Georgetown (KY). University of the Cumberlands is 8-12 overall and 0-9 in the Mid-South Conference. They host St. Catharine College (KY) Feb. 11 and third-ranked Campbellsville University Feb. 13.
KAELYN IRBY — Gadsden State CC (G, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . averaging 12 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 3.6 assists per game in 20 starts. Irby scored 13 points in a home loss to Southern Union State CC Feb. 1 and scored five points Feb. 4 vs. Wallace State. The Cardinal travel to Lawson State CC Feb. 11 and will host Roane State CC Feb. 15.
MAYA JONES — Gadsden State CC (F, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . averaging a point per game and just under one rebound per game in 16 appearances for the Cardinal. She scored a season-high six points Feb. 1 in a home loss to Southern Union State. GSCC plays at Lawson State CC Feb. 11 and will host Roane State CC Feb. 15.
MORGAN JONES — Gadsden State CC (C, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . a starter for the Cardinal, averaging 5.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game through 19 games. Jones scored eight points with five rebounds in a home loss Feb. 4 to Wallace State. She had six rebounds and a block in a loss to Southern Union State Feb. 1. The Cardinal play at Lawson State CC Feb. 11 and host Roane State CC Feb. 15.
RUDY WINTERS — Dalton State College (F, Sophomore, Excel Christian Academy) . . .has seen action in 13 games, averaging 13.7 points and 3 rebounds per game. . . Winters scored three points in a home loss to Voorhees (SC) Feb. 2. The Roadrunners (14-10, 6-7 in the Southern State Athletic Conference) travel to College of Coastal Georgia Feb. 11 and Brewton Parker (GA) College Feb. 13.
RYAN DAVIS — Chattahoochee Tech CC (G, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . Davis is a starter averaging 14.4 points on 52 percent shooting from the floor. He has averaged 5.9 rebounds, 2.4 steals, and 5.1 assists per game. He scored 12 points in a Feb. 5, 95-93 home loss to South Georgia Technical and grabbed six rebounds. The Golden Eagles snapped a three-game skid Feb. 8 with an 80-63 win at East Georgia State CC. CTCC (19-6 overall, 6-5 in conference) hosts Central Georgia Tech CC Feb. 10 and plays at Albany Tech CC Feb. 13.
A.J. MOSBY — Chattahoochee Tech CC (G, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . scored 23 points in a 95-93 home loss to South Georgia Tech CC Feb. 5 with 3 rebounds and 3 assists. . . a starter for the Golden Eagles, Mosby is averaging just over 19 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and four assists while logging more than 30 minutes per game. His field goal percentage is better than 52 percent (over 40 percent from behind the arc) and he is shooting 79.7 percent from the charity stripe. The Golden Eagles ended a three-game losing streak Feb. 8 with a win at East Georgia State. Chatt Tech (19-6 overall, 6-5 in the GCAA) plays Central Georgia Tech CC at home Feb. 10 and travels to Albany Tech CC Feb. 13.
ELIJAH ROBINSON — Emmanuel College (G/F, Junior, Excel Christian Academy) . . . a starter for the 15-5 Lions, Robinson is averaging 9.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game in just under 21 minutes per game. He is shooting just under 50 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the free throw line. He scored two points and collected four rebounds at Erskine (SC) Feb. 3. The Lions won 88-75 at Southern Wesleyan Feb. 6 (ind. stats not available). Emmanuel is 10-4 in the Carolinas Conference and hosts Barton Feb. 13 before traveling to North Greenville and Limestone Feb. 15 and Feb. 17.
COREY TOBIN — Chattahoochee Tech CC (SG, Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . as a starter for the 19-6 Golden Eagles, Tobin is scoring 8.3 points and grabbing 3.6 rebounds with 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals while logging just under 28 minutes per game. Chatt Tech (19-6 overall, 6-5 in the GCAA) plays Central Georgia Tech CC at home Feb. 10 and travels to Albany Tech CC Feb. 13.
EVAN COLE — Cumberland University (So., Cartersville HS) . . . lost a narrow 3-0 decision to his Life University opponent Feb. 6 wrestling at 149-pounds. The team also fell 27-17 in the dual match. The Bulldogs are back in action Sat., Feb. 13 at St. Catharine College and the NAIA East Region Qualifier Sat., Feb. 20.
TRACK & FIELD
ANNA HIGHTOWER — Georgia Tech (Fr., Cartersville HS) . . . pole vaulter placed 8th in the unseeded division at the Virginia Tech Elite Indoor Meet in Blacksburg, VA. by clearing 11’ 7.75” (3.55m). The Yellow Jackets compete next at the Vanderbilt Music City Invitational Feb. 12-13 in Nashville.
BLAKE PERRY — Jacksonville State University (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . placed 8th in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.38 at the Southern Illinois Invitational Feb. 6. The Gamecocks compete next at the Samford Invitational in Birmingham, AL Feb. 12-13.
SAMANTHA PATTERSON — Jacksonville State University (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . placed 10th in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet, 9 inches at the SIU Invitational in Carbondale, IL Feb. 6. The next meet for JSU is Feb. 12-13 at the Samford Invitational in Birmingham.
PEYTON GOLLHOFER — Ball State University (Cartersville, GA; Laurel Springs Academy) . . won at No. 1 doubles 6-4 with partner Audrey Berger vs. Detroit Mercy Feb. 6. The Cardinals improved to 3-1 on the season with wins over Mercy and Valparaiso on the day. Gollhofer also won her singles match at the No. 3 line vs. Mercy, 6-3, 6-2. Ball State hosts Southern Illinois (Feb. 13) and Western Kentucky (Feb. 14).
CLIFTON DEMPSEY — Maryville College (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . saw action in a pair of games with one plate appearance. The Scots won one of three at Rhodes College in Memphis and host Augsburg in a four-game series Feb. 12-13.
BO EDWARDS — Univ. of North Georgia (Jr., Adairsville HS) . . . started one of the Nighthawks’ first five games at DH. He went 1-for-4 with a double in a 4-3 win over Valdosta State Jan. 30. UNG (4-1) hosts Kentucky Wesleyan in a three-game series Feb. 13-14. BRANDON ETHERIDGE — Georgia Highlands CC (Soph., Cass HS) . . . went 5-for-14 with three walks, three runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Georgia Highlands’ four-game series sweep of Surry Community College over the weekend at LakePoint. GHC (4-0) hosts Chattanooga State CC in a DH Feb. 11, followed by a three game series with Walters State CC Feb. 12 and 13 at LakePoint.
HARRISON HATFIELD — Shorter University (Soph, Cartersville HS) . . . one plate appearance in the Hawks first three games. The Hawks dropped two of three to Spring Hill College. Shorter will host Carson-Newman College Feb. 10 and Lemoyne-Owen College in a three-game series Feb. 12-13.
BRADLEY HOOD — Georgia Highlands CC (Soph., Cass HS) . . . needed only one pitch in his only relief appearance during the Surry (NC) series. In a 10-0 victory, Hood was called on with two outs and two runners aboard and escaped the jam. GHC (4-0) hosts Chattanooga State CC in a DH Feb. 11, followed by a three game series with Walters State CC Feb. 12 and 13 at LakePoint.
SEAN McDERMOTT — Cleveland State CC (Fr., Adairsville HS) . . . in his first college baseball series, McDermott started all three games at first base and batted in the cleanup spot as Cleveland State took two of three games from Roane State. He went 2-for-10 with a pair of RBI and two walks in the series. CSCC plays a three game series at Gordon State College Feb. 12-13. HUNTER OSBORN — Reinhardt University (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . collected a win as Reinhardt’s opening day starter against Calumet-St. Joseph. He struck out seven and allowed only one hit in five shutout innings. The Eagles won 3-0. Reinhardt (4-0) travels to Ave Maria University (FL) for a four-game series Feb. 12-14.
MASON ROBINSON — Wallace-Dothan CC (Soph., Woodland HS) . . . went hitless with a walk in his team’s season opener against Darton State CC batting cleanup. They play a DH at Abraham Baldwin Feb. 9 and host Andrew College Feb. 10.
TYLER WILL — Berry College (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . Will threw one perfect inning in relief in Berry’s season-opening 8-4 win over Emory & Henry Saturday. Berry swept Emory & Henry in the three-game series. The Vikings host LaGrange College Feb. 10 and travel to Guilford College in Greensboro, NC Feb. 13 for a doubleheader.
ASA WILLIAMS — Reinhardt University (Jr., Cartersville HS) . . . started at catcher in two of Reinhardt’s first four wins. He went 2-for-6 with a double and an RBI. The Eagles travel to Ave Maria University (FL) for a four-game series Feb. 12-14.
BETHANY BALLARD — Armstrong State (Jr., Cass HS) . . . has one plate appearance and saw action in a pair of early season games for the Pirates as they have started the year 4-3. ASU plays Barry, Nova Southeastern, Florida Tech, and Lynn Feb. 12-14 at the PBA Sailfish Tournament in West Palm Beach, FL
MALLORY JACKSON — Georgia Highlands CC (Fr., Cartersville HS) . . . Jackson started her first college game in right field for the Chargers who are now 2-3. They swept Roane State Sunday at Hamilton Crossing Park after losing close games to Shelton State CC and Cleveland State (TN) CC. The Chargers hit the road to Texas where they will play University of Texas-Tyler, Colby (TX), Howard (TX), Midland (TX), Coastal Bend (TX), Odessa (TX), and Luna (NM) February 10-14.
ASHLEY JORDAN — Georgia Highlands CC (Soph., Woodland HS) . . . a starter in centerfield, she went 5-for-16, scored four runs, and added an RBI as the Chargers went 2-3 in the Borders Battle event at Hamilton Crossing Park. Highlands travels to Texas next where they will play University of Texas-Tyler, Colby (TX), Howard (TX), Midland (TX), Coastal Bend (TX), Odessa (TX), and Luna (NM) February 10-14.
KAILAH RAIN — Embry-Riddle University (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . (photo above) An all-conference and all-region selection last year as a freshman, Rain got off to a good start this season as she went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases in two wins over Keiser last Friday. Rain started both games in center field and batted second in the lineup. The Eagles host South Carolina Beaufort in a doubleheader Feb. 12 and St. Thomas in a twinbill Feb. 13.
LAUREN WOMACK — Georgia Highlands CC (Fr., Cass HS) . . . a starter at shortstop for the Chargers, she was 2-for-12 with three RBI and a double as GHC went 2-3 and hosted the Borders Battle at Hamilton Crossing Park. The Chargers hit the road to Texas where they will play University of Texas-Tyler, Colby (TX), Howard (TX), Midland (TX), Coastal Bend (TX), Odessa (TX), and Luna (NM) February 10-14.
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