Elite Athletes of the Month for August 2017
Elite Stone Supply, in conjunction with WBHF and Bartow Sports Zone, presents the ELITE ATHLETES OF THE MONTH.
Each month, local high schools are provided opportunity to name an Elite Athlete of the Month and present the information on their honoree through Bartow Sports Zone and on 100.3FM and AM1450, WBHF in Cartersville.
Recipients for August 2017:
Joseph Adcock -- Adairsville High School
Justice Carter -- Woodland High School
Prem Patel -- Cass High School
Paris Poston -- Cartersville High School
Joseph Adcock is the August Elite Athlete of the Month representing Adairsville High School.
Son of the late Randy Adcock and Marilyn and William Wade, the Tigers’ senior nose guard is an anchor for the Adairsville football team’s defensive line. He also sees time on offense in goal line and short-yardage situations.
Also a member of the Adairsville wrestling program, Adcock is a leader for the Tigers’ defense and football team.
“His leadership in the weight room and throughout the school are exemplary,” noted Adairsville head football coach Eric Bishop. “He is known as leader by example with a positive and encouraging attitude. He mentors younger players, always seems to have a smile on his face, and is quick with a kind word.”
Adcock plans to attend college after his high school graduation.
The August Elite Athlete of the Month from Woodland High School is Justice Carter.
The junior running back also plays basketball and runs track.
In the season opener, Carter rushed for 135 yards on 13 attempts and caught two passes for 20 yards.
The son of Nundall Carter, Justice carries a 3.9 grade point average and plans to attend college to major in business after high school.
“Justice is a great leader and a great athlete on our team,” said Wildcats’ head coach Tony Plott. “Those are great attributes, but he’s an even better person in the school and in our community.”
Prem Patel is the August Elite Athlete of the Month for Cass High School.
He is the son of Chandresh and Tejal Patel and a standout member of the Colonels’ cross country team.
Patel has the fastest time on the team this season and has been improving each week.
“He made a three-minute improvement recently,” said Cass cross country coach David Rawlins. “He is now in the 18-minute range for a 5K race. He runs so smooth and gracefully he looks like he is floating along. He will be a big part of our team’s push to reach the state meet.”
Only a ninth grader, Patel also plays basketball and soccer.
The Cartersville High School August Elite Athlete of the Month is Paris Poston.
Daughter of Pete and Melanie Poston, the senior and multi-year starter is the current right fielder for the Lady Canes’ softball team.
Poston currently leads the team and is in the top five in Region 5AAAA in hitting with a .538 batting average. She also has a home run and three doubles in the season’s first nine games without a strikeout. Poston has a .625 on-base percentage and has scored a dozen runs so far this season.
“Paris’s success at the plate doesn’t come by surprise or luck,” noted Lady Canes head softball coach Shannon Dietrich. “She works hard all year to fine tune her swing and approach at the plate. Through her efforts, she has developed into a disciplined hitter with the ability to hit with power to all fields.”
Poston takes AP and Honors courses academically and has received numerous academic and leadership recognitions at Cartersville High School. She carries a 3.8 grade point average and has yet to decide on her future collegiate major.
On the softball diamond last season, Poston was named First Team All-Region, All-County, and was All-State Honorable Mention.
She has committed to continue her softball playing career at Columbus State University after high school graduation.
Editors Note: Photos and bios are supplied to Bartow Sports Zone and WBHF by the respective schools and their athletic departments. Elite Stone Supply, LLC is the monthly sponsor. Athletes receive a plaque along with recognition during a radio feature on WBHF.