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Football, soccer, XC, volleyball, and basketball updates for local collegiate and pro 'Athletes

There were multiple key performances by athletes with local ties this past week across the nation.

Collegiate and pro 'Athletes Beyond Bartow' capsules are provided by Bartow Sports Zone.

Fans may also visit the 'Athletes Beyond Bartow' page on this website to find links to their teams' respective sites. Below are the performances tracked this week for football, cross country, volleyball, soccer, and basketball.


SAVANNAH HARDIN — Young Harris College (Soph., Cass HS). . . placed sixth for her team and 164th overall (27:29, 6K) at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional at Montevallo, AL. The Mountain Lions placed 19th of 27 teams that qualified for the regional.

ROGER HERRERA — Reinhardt University (Sr., Cartersville HS). . . placed 67th overall (30:59, 8K) as Reinhardt finished fifth at the Appalachian Athletic Conference championship hosted by Montreat College in Black Mountain, NC.

TROY HICKOM — Clayton State University (Sr., Cartersville HS). . . ran 5th for his team and placed 124th overall (35:05, 10K) as the Lakers placed 17th of 24 teams at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Southeast Regional at Montevallo, AL.

JAISON MORNING (photo right) — Valdosta State University (Soph., Cass HS). . . led the Blazers with an overall time of 34:24.5 in the 10K race and an individual finish of 55th place at the NCAA Division II South Regional Championship in Saint Leo, FL. VSU finished 15th of 17 teams in the championship meet that included 116 runners.


KATIE O’CONNOR — Western Carolina University (Middle Blocker, Jr., Cartersville HS). . . recorded thre kills, a dig, and one block in the Catamounts’ home, four set victory over Chattanooga this past Saturday. WCU wraps up the regular season this week with three conference matches on the road. The Catamounts (10-16, 5-8 Southern Conference) play at UNC-Greensboro Wednesday, at Mercer Friday, and at The Citadel next Saturday.

SYDNEY SUMNERS (photo right) — Shorter University (Defensive Specialist, Soph., Adairsville HS). . . played in one set and recorded one dig in the Hawks’ four-set victory at University of West Georgia November 1. Shorter (20-6, 15-3 GSC) hosts Lee University Thursday and Mississippi College Saturday. The Hawks remain in a three-way tie for the conference lead with one week remaining. Shorter is tied at the top of the standings with North Alabama and West Florida.


KATELYNN HARBEKE -- Life University (MF, Soph., Cass HS). . . saw action in the Running Eagles' regular season finale' at Georgetown (KY) College November 4. Life lost 6-0 to finish the season 2-13 overall and 1-7 in the Mid-South Conference. Harbeke took 12 shots -- 6 on goal -- and scored a goal October 14 against University of Pikeville.

CODY WEST — Duquesne University (Defender, R-Jr., Cass HS). . . played 102 minutes of a 2-1 overtime loss to Rhode Island University this past Saturday. He also took one shot. The Dukes (8-4-5 overall, 3-2-3 Atlantic 10) open the conference tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Davidson, NC against Fordham.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SYDNEY BOYD — Brewton-Parker College (G, Soph., Woodland HS). . . averaging 7.8 points per game and 4.3 rebounds through the Lady Barons first three games. BPC (2-1) has wins over Morris College (SC) October 28 and Thomas University November 4. The loss came at home against Voorhees College (SC) October 29. The Lady Barons play again December 1 at home against Loyola University (LA).


EMMANUEL HOLLOWAY — UU-Korihait UUslkaupunki - Finnish Pro League (G, X-yr. pro, Illinois State, Woodland HS). . . leads his team in scoring through the first nine games with a 15.3 ppg average. He has also added 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.4 steals. UU-Korihait is 2-7 on the season.

ADRIAN ROGERS — Malbas Oresund Malmo - Swedish Pro League (G, 1st yr. pro, Cartersville resident, Southern University). . . leads his team in scoring through the first five games with a 17.2 ppg average. He has also contributed 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Malbas Oresund Malmo is 0-6 to start the season.

DARIUS THROWER (photo right) — Truett-McConnell College (G, Fr., Excel Christian). . . saw his first collegiate action with a two minute stint during an 86-74 loss last Tuesday at Toccoa Falls College. TMC (2-2) plays at home twice this week against Columbia International Tuesday night and Toccoa Falls Saturday, November 12.

HAKEEM WINTERS — Point University (F, Soph., Cartersville HS). . . scored 13 points, pulled down five rebounds, contributed one assist, one block, and one steal in 17 minutes of playing time during a 79-71 win over Carlow University Saturday afternoon. The win was Point’s first of the year and was part of a tournament being played in Indiana. Winters also totaled 13 points, 7 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in a pair of losses to Indiana University East November 4 and at Thomas University October 28. Winters is averaging 20 minutes per game. Point (1-2) plays at Georgia State Monday night and hosts Brewton-Parker College Wednesday. The Skyhawks travel to West Virginia Tech next Saturday.


VIC BEASLEY, JR. — Atlanta Falcons (2nd year pro; Clemson; Adairsville HS). . . had two solo tackles and one assist in the Falcons’ 43-28 win last Thursday at Tampa Bay. Beasley is now up to 26 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles in Atlanta’s first nine games.


DeANDRE APPLIN — Georgia Military College (DB, Soph., Adairsville HS). . . made five tackles Saturday, including a quarterback sack and two quarterback hits as GMC defeated ASA Miami 28-7. Through 10 games, Applin now has 28 tackles and three sacks. The Bulldogs (9-1) host Lackawanna Sunday, November 13.

TONY DEAN — Point University (WR, Fr., Cartersville HS). . . was targeted in 2nd quarter on a 2nd and 11 pass play in the Skyhawks’ 21-7 win at Ava Maria (FL) on Saturday. Point (2-6, 2-4 Sun Conference) closes out the regular season Saturday, Nov. 12 at Benedict College in Columbia, SC.

T.L. FORD II (photo right) — UNC-Charlotte (WR, Jr., Cartersville HS). . . hauled in a pair of passes for 45 yards and a touchdown Saturday in the 49ers 38-27 win at Southern Miss. The touchdown catch was an 18-yard scoring play with only 0:35 remaining in the first half that put Charlotte ahead 28-14. Ford has 28 receptions this season for 392 yards and four touchdowns. The 49ers (4-5, 3-2 Conference USA) host Rice this Saturday afternoon.

MILLER FORRISTALL — University of Alabama (TE, Fr., Cartersville HS). . . made a 22 yard reception in the Crimson Tide’s 10-0 win Saturday night in Baton Rouge over LSU. The third quarter catch from quarterback Jalen Hurts came on a 2nd and 15 play from the Alabama five yard line. The reception gave the Tide a first down at the 27 yard line in a scoreless game at the time. Top-ranked Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC) entertains SEC West foe Mississippi State Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

DAKOTA HINES — Kentucky Christian University (PK / P, Jr., Adairsville HS). . . converted his only extra point attempt and punted four times for a 31.3 yard average with a long punt of 39 yards as the Crusaders lost at University of Pikeville (KY) Saturday, 30-19. KCU (2-8, 2-3 Mid-South Conference) closes out the season Saturday at home against Bluefield (VA).

LUCAS JOHNSON — Georgia State University (OL, Soph., Cass HS). . . saw playing time in a 31-16 home loss to Arkansas State last Thursday night in The Georgia Dome. The Panthers (2-7, 1-4 Sun Belt) host University of Louisiana-Monroe Saturday afternoon in another conference matchup.

RODNEY MITCHELL — Coastal Carolina University (OL, R-Soph., Cartersville HS). . . saw action in the Chanticleers’ 38-17 home victory Saturday over Monmouth. 18th-ranked Coastal (7-2) hosts Bryant University this Saturday afternoon.

TIAMON PENNYMON (photo right) -- Eastern Arizona College (RB, Fr., Cartersville HS). . . saw action in the Gila Monsters' 26-24 conference win over Phoenix College. Eastern Arizona (7-3, 3-3 Western States Football League) host Glendale College Saturday night.

JAMAR POSEY — Birmingham Southern College (OL, Jr., Woodland HS). . . received playing time in the Panthers 38-12 loss Saturday at Berry College. BSC finished the year 1-9 overall and 1-7 in the Southern Athletic Association.

TYLER REED — Austin Peay State University (LB, Fr., Cartersville HS). . . recorded three tackles in the Governors’ 41-40 home loss to Tennessee State University on Saturday. Reed now has 19 tackles and one forced fumble in five games played. Austin Peay (0-9, 0-7 Ohio Valley Conference) hosts Eastern Kentucky this Saturday in another OVC tilt.

ISAIAH ROSS — Point University (LB, Jr., Woodland HS). . . made three tackles including one sack in a 21-7 win at Ava Maria (FL) Saturday. The Skyhawks (2-6, 2-4 Sun Conference) close out the regular season Saturday, Nov. 12 at Benedict College in Columbia, SC.

BRETT SHEDD — Shorter University (Long Snapper, Fr., Woodland HS). . . saw action in the Hawks’ 32-0 Gulf South Conference loss at home Saturday to MIssissippi College. Shorter (0-10, 0-7) will travel to Valdosta State this Saturday night for another GSC game.

SHELBY TOWNSEND, JR. — Georgia Southern University (TE, R-Soph., Woodland HS). . . saw playing time Saturday in the Eagles’ 37-27 loss at Ole Miss. Georgia Southern (4-5, 3-2) returns to Sun Belt Conference play this Thursday night when the Eagles will host University of Louisiana-Lafayette for homecoming in a game on ESPNU.

HIRAM VELEZ (photo right) — Troy University (WR, Jr., Adairsville HS). . . made a pair of receptions for 17 yards in Troy’s 52-31 win over UMass Saturday. Velez now has 8 catches for 104 yards and one touchdown on the season. The Trojans (7-1, 4-0 Sun Belt Conference) host Appalachian State this Saturday afternoon in a battle of unbeaten teams in conference play.

DaKELIN WELLS — Maryville College (TN) (LB, Jr., Cass HS). . . made one tackle and recovered a fumble as the Scots lost at home to Huntingdon College Saturday, 28-24. Wells has 20 tackles, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries through nine games. Maryville (7-2, 5-1 USA South) plays at Greensboro College this Saturday.


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