Athletes Beyond Bartow: Local athletes shine in a variety of sports

It is that time of year when winter sports are moving into their post-seasons and spring sports are getting started. As a result, we have many local athletes involved in their collegiate or professional seasons.


This update of 'Athletes Beyond Bartow' includes collegiate indoor track and field results, tennis, swimming, wrestling, and basketball plus European professional basketball.



NOTE: The updates for collegiate softball and baseball will be available in a separate release this week.

TRACK AND FIELD


MILES BEARDEN — Kansas State University (Senior, Darlington HS) . . . won the high jump with a mark of 2.10m Friday at the KSU Steve Miller Open at Ahearn Fieldhouse. The meet was won by Emporia State with K-State placing fourth of seven schools. The Wildcats now head to Ames, IA for the Big 12 Championships Friday and Saturday.


ANNA HIGHTOWER — Georgia Tech (Sophomore, Cartersville HS) . . . posted a career-best pole vault mark of 3.75m at the Clemson Tiger Tuneup Saturday. The Yellow Jackets travel to South Bend, IN for the 2017 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships Thursday through Saturday.







TENNIS


PEYTON GOLLHOFER — Ball State University (Sophomore, Laurel Springs Academy, Cartersville resident). . . defeated her University of Evansville opponent 7-5, 3-6, 10-4 Saturday playing the No. 1 line singles of a 6-1 home team victory over the Purple Aces. She also paired with Carmen Blanco at No. 3 line doubles to win 6-4. Sunday against IUPUI, Gollhofer won her No. 1 singles line match 6-3, 6-0 as the Cardinals improved to 7-2 on the season with a 7-0 victory. Ball State hosts Youngstown State next Saturday.





SWIMMING


ELISE HART — Air Force Academy (Junior, Cartersville HS). . . was a member of the Falcons’ fourth place 200 yard medley relay team; a member of the fifth place 200 yard freestyle relay team; and part of the sixth place 400 yard medley relay team Saturday at the Mountain West Conference Championships. She placed eighth in the 100 yard butterfly, 13th in the 100 yard backstroke, and was 33rd in preliminaries of the 50 yard freestyle.




WRESTLING


SAMMY ROSARIO — Cumberland University (Senior, Cass HS). . . placed fourth Saturday at the NAIA East Region National Qualifier in Bowling Green, KY. He was 3-2 in five matches and his season record is now 27-5 in the 133-pound weight class. The Phoenix are the 13th-ranked team in NAIA and Rosario was ranked third in his weight division prior to the qualifier. The NAIA National Championships are March 3-4 in Topeka, KS.



RASHAD WILLIAMS — Coker College (Junior, Cass HS). . . lost his match in the 141-pound weight class February 13 during the Cobras’ 23-19 loss to Newberry College. Next for Coker is the NCAA Super Region II at University of Indianapolis February 24-25.




PRO BASKETBALL


EMMANUEL HOLLOWAY — UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki — Finnish Korisliiga (G, Illinois State, Woodland HS). . . scored eight points with three assists and four rebounds as UU-Korihait lost to the Helsinki Seagulls 80-73. It marked UU-Korihait’s 15th straight loss. Holloway is averaging 12.4 points, 1.4 steals, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game and is shooting over 90 percent from the free throw line. UU-Korihate will look to snap the losing skid Wednesday at Kauhajoki.


ADRIAN RODGERS — Malbus Oresund Malmo — Swedish Basketligan (Cartersville native, Centennial HS, Southern University). . . scored 18 points with three steals and three rebounds, but his team lost 103-79 to KFUM Nassjo last Friday. Rodgers continues to lead his team in scoring at just over 15 points per game. Malbus Oresund Malmo (2-22) plays at Sodertalje Tuesday and hosts Uppsala Friday.




WOMENS BASKETBALL


SYDNEY BOYD — Brewton-Parker College (Sophomore, G, Woodland HS). . . scored seven points with two assists and five rebounds last Thursday during a 51-48 double overtime conference win at Coastal Georgia College in Brunswick. Boyd did not score in seven minutes of playing time at Faulkner University Saturday, but had a steal and one rebound in an 87-69 loss. Brewton-Parker (9-13, 6-11 Southern States Athletic Conference) hosts Brenau University Thursday and Middle Georgia State Saturday.




MENS BASKETBALL


A.J. MOSBY — Alcorn State University (Junior, G, Cartersville HS). . . while playing 38 minutes, Mosby scored eight points with five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in a 75-67 home defeat of Alabama State Saturday. The Braves are the hottest team in the Southwestern Athletic Conference having now won nine straight. ASU (14-11, 11-3) hosts Alabama A&M Monday and travels to Baton Rouge, LA to face Southern University Saturday.


COREY TOBIN — Reinhardt University (Junior, G, Cartersville HS). . . scored 12 points on 4-of-8 three-pointers last Wednesday in a 104-83 home loss to 2nd-ranked Union College (KY). Tobin also had two rebounds, a pair of assists, and one steal. He then scored 13 points with two rebounds and a steal in an 82-80 loss at Bluefield College (VA) Saturday. The Eagles finished the regular season 20-8 overall and were 13-7 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. The conference championship tournament begins Wednesday in Kingsport, TN.


CARROD WATSON — University North Georgia (R-Freshman, F/C, Woodland HS). . . saw playing time in an 83-82 win over University of Montevallo last Wednesday, but did not play in an 88-82 home loss to Columbus State. UNG (15-12, 11-7) plays at Young Harris College Wednesday to conclude regular season Peach Belt Conference play. The PBC Championship Tournament begins Saturday at higher seed home sites.



HAKEEM WINTERS — Point University (Sophomore, F, Cartersville HS). . . scored six points with two rebounds, an assist, and one blocked shot in an 85-72 loss at Truett-McConnell last Wednesday. He then scored 17 points with one rebound, one assist, one blocked shot, and two steals in a 104-66 loss at 2nd-ranked Union College (KY) Saturday night. Winters finished the regular season averaging 7.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Skyhawks who were 2-27 overall and 1-19 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

Did we miss someone this week? If we did, please let us know. Use the 'Contact' link at the top of this page or send an email to: bartowsportszone@comcast.net. A full listing of current local athletes is available on this website on the Athletes Beyond Bartow page.

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