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Cartersville finishes ninth in '17-'18 G.A.D.A. Directors Cup

Cartersville High School finished ninth overall and had the best local finish in the race for the 2018 Georgia Athletic Directors Association Directors Cup presented by Regions Bank.

Twenty-five GHSA sports are counted in the Directors Cup standings each school year. Each school’s eight highest scoring sports for each gender are counted in the standings. Co-ed sports have been categorized based on majority number of participants.

Cartersville finished first in Region 5-AAAA and totaled 768 points. The Hurricanes scored points in baseball, boys basketball, volleyball, girls tennis, cheerleading, boys golf, girls soccer, football, boys soccer, boys tennis, girls cross country, boys cross country, girls track and field, wrestling, and boys track and field.

The Cartersville boys were eighth overall in Class AAAA. The Lady Canes were 16th overall.

Marist won Class AAAA. Blessed Trinity, St. Pius X, Woodward Academy, North Oconee, Columbus, Jefferson, West Laurens, and Northside-Columbus rounded out the top ten.

Woodland placed 37th overall in Class AAAAA with 461 points. The Lady Cats were 19th in the classification and the Wildcat boys were 35th.

Woodland finished fourth among the schools in Region 7-AAAAA and posted points in girls cross country, co-ed cheerleading, wrestling, girls track and field, boys tennis, boys cross country, boys soccer, girls tennis, and softball.

Cass was 40th overall in Class AAAAA and sixth in Region 7-AAAAA. The Colonels earned points in wrestling, cheerleading, boys track and field, boys basketball, and girls soccer.

Starr’s Mill finished ahead of Buford, Carrollton, McIntosh, and Flowery Branch to win Class AAAAA. Veterans, Whitewater, Union Grove, Chamblee, and Riverwood rounded out the top ten.

In Class AAA, Adairsville was 37th overall and was seventh in Region 6-AAA.

The Lady Tigers were 29th in the classification with the Tiger boys placing 41st.

Adairsville scored Directors Cup points in cheerleading, girls track and field, wrestling, baseball, girls soccer, and football.

Westminster won Class AAA with Lovett, Calhoun, Greater Atlanta Christian, Pace Academy, Pierce County, North Hall, Morgan County, Bremen, and Pike County following in the top ten.

The purpose of the Regions Bank Directors Cup is to recognize those athletic departments in all GHSA classifications who have excelled and shown superior performance.

Since the 1999-2000 school year, the GADA has presented this award annually. Award-winning schools receive a Regions Bank Directors Cup Trophy and a Wall Banner. Beginning with the 2002-2003 school year, the award added a presentation to the top male program and top female program along with the top overall program in each classification.

Overal winners in classifications not including Bartow County competiting schools included: Wesleyan in Class A, Elbert County in Class AA, Alpharetta in Class AAAAAA, and Lambert in Class AAAAAAA.

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