February 2019 Elite Athletes of the Month
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 February 2019:
Christian Gough -- Adairsville HS Marco Haro -- Woodland HS Logan Vermaas -- Cass HS
Guilia Vidoli -- Cartersville HS
The Adairsville High School Elite Athlete of the Month for February is Christian Gough. A freshman who participates in the Tigers’ football, basketball, and track and field programs is the son of Terry and Erin Gough. Christian is a slot receiver in football, a basketball guard, and runs the mile for the Adairsville track team. “Christian personifies hard work,” said Adairsville track and field coach Beth Payton. “He doesn’t back down from a challenge and simply has no quit. His stature is misleading to his skill, determination, and heart. He is a true team player and humble to the core.” Gough currently carries a 3.8 GPA and is enrolled in honors classes. “Christian’s fantastic attitude inspires others and his smile is contagious,” added Adairsville athletic director Meredith Barnhill. “We’re lucky to have him participate in so many of our programs.”
Marco Haro is the February Elite Athlete of the Month representing Woodland High School. A senior infielder and right hand pitcher for the Wildcats’ baseball team, Haro is the son of Antonio Haro and Maria Portugal. Haro recently smashed a walk-off, three-run home run in Woodland’s season opening win over Mt. Pisgah. “Marco is a great, hard-working kid that has truly become a leader both on the field and in the clubhouse,” said Wildcats’ head baseball coach Colby Coursey. Haro carries a 3.3 GPA and is undecided at this time regarding his collegiate plans.
The Cass High School Elite Athlete of the Month for February is Logan Vermaas. A senior and four-year starter for the Lady Colonels’ soccer team, Vermaas has scored six goals in the first four games of the 2019 season. The daughter of Lourens and Anissa Vermaas, she looks to build on last season’s accomplishments when she was All-County, First Team All Region, and the Region 7-AAAAA Player of the Year. “Logan continues to be a leader on and off the field,” noted Cass athletic director Nicky Moore. “She is one of two senior captains and is a statistical leader in goals and assists.” Vermaas stays very busy competing in area soccer showcases and with the Lady Colonels, but continues to maintain a 3.9 grade point average. She has also recently signed to continue her soccer career at the collegiate level with national NCAA D-II power University of North Georgia. “She is a true example of a hard-working athlete and student,” Moore concluded.
Guilia Vidoli is the Elite Athlete of the Month for Cartersville High School. A sophomore on the Hurricanes’ swim team, Vidoli qualified for five events this season at the Georgia High School Association state meet. “Guilia is an awesome athlete and student,” said Cartersville coach Mindy Surrett. “She excels both in the water and in the classroom. This is her second year on our team where she has been the anchor for our girls relay teams. She is ready, willing, and certainly able to do whatever our team needs to win. Her specialties are the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, but she will swim any event to catapult the team to victory,” added Surrett. The daughter of Richard and Monique Vidoli, she carries a full load of Advanced Placement and Honors courses where she maintains an A/B average.
Editors Note: Photos and bios are supplied to Bartow Sports Zone and WBHF by the respective schools and their athletic departments. Elite Stone Supply Co., LLC is the monthly sponsor. Athletes receive a plaque along with recognition during a radio feature on WBHF.