November 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.
The Adairsville High School November Elite Athlete of the Month is Sadie Abernathy.
She is a sophomore member of the Tigers’ competition cheer team and track and field team.
The daughter of Rondi Abernathy, she is a back spot for the cheer team.
“Sadie is the epitome of a team player,” said Adairsville head cheer coach Kaylie Smith. “She gives her best at every practice and she encourages her teammates. Sadie puts the work in both during and outside her season. She is a phenomenal student and a member of our school’s STEM Magnet Program. She has earned the respect of her teammates and coaches alike.”
Abernathy is a Beta Club member and carries a 3.8 GPA taking Honors and AP courses.
The November Elite Athlete of the Month representing Cass High School is Mikaela Jackson.
A senior on the Lady Colonels’ basketball team, she is the daughter of Burt and Lori Jackson.
A member of the Student Leadership Team with a 4.0 GPA, Jackson is currently the Lady Colonels’ second leading scorer and rebounder with 11.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game.
“Mikaela has a deep passion and love for the game, her teammates, and her team,” said Cass athletic director Dr. Nicky Moore. “She also serves as one of the team captains.”
The Cass girls have started the 2022-23 season with a 3-0 mark.
Kwadrus Wilson represents Woodland High School as a November Elite Athlete of the Month.
A junior member of the Wildcats’ football, wrestling, and baseball teams, he is the son of Derrick Wilson.
Wilson is a defensive lineman for the football team; a heavyweight wrestler; and a catcher for the baseball team.
He was a First Team All-Region selection for Region 7-5A and has already won the Lassiter Invitational in wrestling.
“Kwadrus is an incredibly gifted athlete,” said Woodland wrestling coach Brett Shedd. “His potential seems limitless.”
Cartersville High School’s November Elite Athlete of the Month is Malachi Vosburgh.
A junior member of the Canes’ cross country and track teams, Vosburgh is the son of Marc Vosburgh and Sierra Simpson.
During the 2022 cross country season, Vosburgh accomplished several elite performances noted on MileSplit. He was runner-up at the Wire2Wire Invitational and the Region 7-5A Championship. He also had a sub-16 minute 5K and led the Hurricanes all season.
“Malachi is by far the most dedicated runner I’ve had the pleasure to train,” noted Cartersville coach Dillon Byrd. “He works very hard and has incredible cross country goals for himself. In addition to his athleticism, he is a leader on and off the field. He shows up early and encourages his teammates. I look for Malachi to be one of the top runners in the state in his senior season.”
Vosburgh, the current Bartow County record holder, plans to run at the collegiate level. He has a 3.85 GPA and is a Beta Club member.
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.