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October 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 October 2019:

Cameran Hill -- Cass HS

Adam Martin -- Adairsville HS

Sydney Molinaro -- Woodland HS

Makiya Tart -- Cartersville HS

Colbi Ballard, Cartersville HS

The Cass High School Elite Athlete of the Month for October 2019 is Cameran Hill. A senior linebacker and running back for the Colonels’ football team, Hill has been a consistent performer on both sides of the ball all season long. The son of Tawanda and Bruce Hill, Cameran is currently second on the Cass football team in tackles. He is also a four-year member of the Colonels’ wrestling team. “His play and daily leadership has been instrumental in the growth shown by a youthful team as the season has progressed,” said Cass Director of Athletics Dr. Nicky Moore.

Adam Martin is the Elite Athlete of the Month for October 2019 representing Adairsville High School. A junior and three-year member of the Tigers’ wrestling team, Martin is also an avid fisherman. Martin is the Captain of the wrestling team that was Area runner-up last season. He is also an honor student with a 3.25 grade point average. “Adam never misses an optional work out before or after school,” said Adairsville head wrestling coach Ryan Torrence. “He outworks everybody, he thinks of team before self, he sets a rigorous pace in practice, he always responds with yes sir/no sir; overall Adam is the poster child for Adairsville Athletics.” The son of Chris and Michelle Martin, Adam plans to attend college in pursuit of a degree in Biology. He plans to be a wildlife biologist or a teacher, which will allow him the opportunity to give back to the community as a wrestling coach as well. He is interested in attending Kennesaw State or the University of Georgia. “Adam is an incredibly dedicated and committed young man that any coach would be honored to have the opportunity to work with,” Torrence continued. “His strengths not only yield a great athlete and student; he will certainly continue to strive to be his best in effort to influence those around him in the same way.”


The October 2019 Elite Athlete of the Month for Woodland High School is Sydney Molinaro. The daughter of Paul and Desiree Molinaro, Sydney is a junior, three-sport athlete for the Wildcats. She participates in volleyball, soccer, and track and field. An outside hitter and setter for the volleyball Lady Cats, Molinaro earned All-Region 7-AAAAA, All-Bartow County, and team MVP honors. “She is a natural leader who leads by example and leads vocally on the court,” said Woodland volleyball head coach David Condon. “She also leads by example by being an ideal student.” Academically, Molinaro carries a 4.00 GPA with a 97.85 numerical average as an Honors and Advanced Placement student. She currently ranks 14th in her class of 364.

The Cartersville High School Elite Athlete of the Month for October 2019 is Makiya Tart. A sophomore member of the varsity competition cheer and varsity football cheer teams, Tart is a stunt base and was a member of the Hurricanes’ 2018 Class AAAA state championship cheer team.

“Makiya is a dedicated member of our competition cheer team,” said Cartersville coach Cissi Adams. “She puts in 100 percent at every practice, game, and competition. She leads by example and always goes the extra mile.” Tart is the daughter of Branden Stanberry and Michael Tart and has been recognized academically on the CHS A&B Honor Roll. “Makiya has been a young woman of character, intelligence, and talent with our cheer teams,” added Cartersville coach Breanna McDonald. “She always displays the leadership and work ethic that every coach hopes to have on their team.”


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.

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