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April 2022 Elite Athletes of the Month


December 2020 Elite Athletes of the Month
April 2022 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 the 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.


 

Rowan Billings is the Woodland High School Elite Athlete of the Month for April 2022. A junior pitcher and first baseman for the Wildcats’ baseball team, Billings had an outstanding season coming back from elbow surgery the year before. In 2022, the Woodland hurler worked 25 innings on the mound with a 4-1 record. He struck out 25 with only four walks and a 0.56 ERA. “Rowan has just been working his way back to be able to be on the mound in the second half of our season,” said Wildcats head coach Matt Montgomery. “Being able to pitch again has been a big boost for our team. He has put in countless hours outside of practices to take care of his arm and get ready. His effort and commitment has paid off with his performance. He’s a hard worker on the field and in the classroom.” Billings has a 4.0 GPA with a numerical grade point average of 98 while taking Advanced Placement and Honors classes. He plans to continue his baseball career at the collegiate level but is undecided where at this time. He is the son of Jason and Sherry Billings.


The Cartersville High School Elite Athlete of the Month for April 2022 is Caden Carroll. A junior pitcher for the Class 5A No. 1-ranked Hurricanes’ baseball team, Carroll had a 7-0 record with a 1.76 ERA in the regular season. He struck out 73 during the regular season and only walked 14. “Caden is an extremely hard worker,” said Cartersville head baseball coach Kyle Tucker. “He has enjoyed a tremendous junior season. He had a minor injury that caused him to miss his entire sophomore season, so it has been awesome to see his hard work turn in the a great year.” He is the son of John and Julie Carroll and has not made a collegiate decision at this time.




The Adairsville High School Elite Athlete of the Month is Tre Mitchell. A senior member of the Tigers’ basketball team and a sprinter and jumper for the track and field team, Mitchell is the 2022 Bartow County champion in the 100M Dash, 200M Dash, and runner-up in High Jump. Mitchell has the Region 6-AAA best time in the 100M, 200M, and 400M. He anchored the school record and sectional qualifying 4x200M relay team and holds the school record in the 400M with a time of 50.67. Last season, Mitchell placed seventh in Class AAA in the 400M and is currently tied for the school 200M record at 22.20.

“Tre is very humble and respectful to everyone,” said Tigers head track and field coach Terry Gough. “He’s just a great kid — loaded with talent on the basketball court as well as on the track.”


The son of Kathryn Carter, Mitchell plans to go the college, major in sports medicine, and continue his track and field career.




Raziyah Ware is the Cass High School Elite Athlete of the Month for April 2022 A four-year member of the girls basketball team and a track and field team, Ware is the daughter of Jenna Finch and Roderick Ware. For the past two seasons, she has been a top point scorer for the girls track and field team. She has placed in the top two at each track invitational this season. She is also the current shot put and discus champion for Bartow County. Last season, Ware was a state qualifier in both the shot put and discus placing ninth in shot put for Class 5A. This season, she has qualified for the state sectionals by placing in the top four at the Region 7-5A championships. Ware is in the top twenty percent of her graduating class with a 3.87 GPA. She plans to attend college and continue her throwing career in track and field.


 

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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