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Elite Athletes of the Month for October 2018

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 from their varsity programs and present the information on their honoree through Bartow Sports Zone and on 100.3FM and AM1450, WBHF in Cartersville.

Recipients for October 2018:

Ashlin Borkowsky -- Cartersville HS Zoe Bryson -- Cass HS

Titus Jones -- Woodland HS

Harper Powell -- Adairsville HS

Colbi Ballard, Cartersville HS

The October Elite Athlete of the Month representing Cartersville High School is Ashlin Borkowsky.

A senior on the varsity football and competition cheerleading squads, she also competes for the Lady Canes in track and field.

“Ashlin is a dedicated team player who puts in 100% at every practice, game, and competition,” said coach Breanna McDonald. “She leads by example and always goes the extra mile.”

The daughter of Jeff and Donna Borkowsky, Ashlin has cheered for four years on both varsity squads. “In all of my dealings with Ashlin, she has shown to be a young woman of character, intelligence, and talent,” McDonald continued. “ She always displays the leadership and work ethic that every coach hopes for from a team.”

Borkowsky is a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. She plans to attend a four-year college and major in business. She currently maintains a 4.1 GPA.

Cass High School’s Elite Athlete of the Month for October is Zoe Bryson.

A four-year cheerleading letterman, Bryson is a member of both the varsity competition and football squads. She has also been chosen as Most Valuable Cheerleader for the past two years at Cass and is a UCA All-American Cheerleader.

Bryson demonstrates leadership in other ways as well. The senior has been involved in a wide variety of clubs and organization at CHS while academically maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

The daughter of Phillip and Kelli Bryson, Zoe plans to cheer at The University of Georgia where she will be a Biology (Pre-Med) major.

Titus Jones is the Elite Athlete of the Month for October from Woodland High School.

A senior three-sport athlete, Jones has played quarterback, defensive back, and wide receiver for the Wildcats. He is also a member of the baseball team and participates in track and field.

“Titus is the leader of our defense,” noted Woodland head football coach Tony Plott. “He’s on pace for over 100 tackles for a third consecutive season and sets the tone for us with his physical style of play. He makes plays from sideline to sideline.”

The son of Stephen and Marilyn Jones, Titus plans to continue his education and play college football. He has also been a big contributor for the Wildcats’ offense and special teams. “Titus has made a huge impact on the offensive side of the ball while playing both quarterback and wide receiver. He also serves as our kickoff and punt returner,” Plott concluded.

The Elite Athlete of the Month for October from Adairsville High School is Harper Powell. A sophomore on the Tigers’ swim team, Harper is the daughter of Shawn and Angela Powell.

Powell competes in the 200 IM Relay, 200 Free Relay, 50 Freestyle, and 100 Backstroke and only started competing in swimming a year ago.

“Harper is a coach’s dream,” said Adairsville swim coach Shawn Williams. “She enjoys hard work and is determined to do her best every time she enters the water. She is not satisfied being second best and pushes herself and her teammates to reach their potential.”

A 4.0 GPA student taking all Honors and Advanced Placement classes, Powell remains undecided on a college to attend and a potential major. She does plan to become a dual enrollment student during her junior and senior years.

“Harper applies her work ethic in the classroom and the pool,” coach Williams continued. “She is a fantastic teammate setting a high standard for our younger swimmers to follow.”


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.

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