September 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 September 2019:
Lainey Baker -- Woodland HS
Sarah Jolly -- Adairsville HS
Halle Matthews -- Cartersville HS
Logan Nelson -- Cass HS
Woodland High School’s Elite Athlete of the Month for September is Lainey Baker. The daughter of Bradley and Beth Baker, she is a sophomore pitcher for the Lady Cats softball team. Baker is 12-5 this season with 174 strikeouts. That works out to better than 10 strikeouts per game. In two of her starts, she has fanned 17 opposing batters.
Baker is undecided about her collegiate plans, but hopes to continue playing softball at the next level.
Sarah Jolly is the September Elite Athlete of the Month representing Adairsville High School. A sophomore flyer for the Tigers’ cheer squad, Jolly is the daughter of Corey and Lisa Evans. “Sarah is a true team player,” commented Adairsville coach Kaylie Noe. “She works hard and pushes herself for the greater good of the team. She is a constant source of positivity and encouragement for her teammates.”
The Cartersville High School September Elite Athlete of the Month is Halle Matthews. A senior member of the Canes volleyball and cheer teams, she is the daughter of Mark and Kelly Matthews. A team captain of the Hurricanes volleyball team, the middle blocker leads the team in blocks this season.
“Halle has been an excellent leader for our team for the past two seasons,” said Cartersville volleyball coach Dutch Cothran. “She is a dream to coach. Her attitude and leadership are great. Couple those attributes with focus, hard work, and athleticism, and you have a great player, teammate, and person. She will do great things in the future.” A National Honor Society member, Matthews plans to major in nursing but is currently undecided on which college or university she will attend.
Logan Nelson represents Cass High School as the September Elite Athlete of the Month. Nelson, a senior quarterback on the Colonels football team, has exhibited leadership and performed well to help guide Cass to a 3-2 start. The son of Michael and Staci Nelson, Logan has completed almost 60 percent of his passes this season and is averaging right at 100 passing yards per game.
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.