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There are thousands of young ballplayers around the country who dream of one day playing big league baseball, but few get to live out their dreams. Justus took the first step to becoming a major league player Friday when he was drafted in the … more
The Adairsville varsity basketball team is getting their work in this summer. “We’ve played ... I think this is our ninth game already this summer,” Tigers coach Reggie Wilkes said after watching his team beat up an overmatched Gordon … more
Connor Justus led the Cartersville High baseball team to a state championship in 2013 as a senior. Although that was quite an accomplishment, it was well known bigger things were ahead for the slick-fielding shortstop. On Friday, Justus had his … more
There have been a couple of shakeups for the Woodland High School athletic program with its coaches over the last couple of weeks, but the faces are familiar, just in new roles. John Howard has been promoted to assistant principal, and while he … more
The Perfect Game East Cobb Invitational continues this week at LakePoint. The 14U, 16U and 18U tournaments wrapped up Monday, which also is the day the 13U, 15U and 17U tournaments began. Those tournaments will run through Friday. Several … more
Connor Justus’s college season ended Sunday with a 10-1 Georgia Tech loss to Florida in the championship game of the Gainesville regional. The former Cartersville shortstop still has plenty to look forward to this week, however, as he expected … more
Sam Howard may be in Class A-Advanced Modesto for now, but if he keeps pitching the way he has been, it will only be a matter of time before he gets promoted. Howard went eight innings Friday against the High Desert Mavericks, allowing one run on … more
For the first time in the history of Reinhardt’s softball program, two athletes have earned All-American honors from the NAIA. It just so happens that both of those All-Americans are Bartow County products. Former Woodland catcher Randi Wimpy … more
Mike Florio thinks about fishing the way that Michelangelo might have thought about sculpture: constantly, with a single-minded concentration bordering on devotion. He thinks about the way fish will react if, for instance, he casts a green topwater … more
Former Cass and Georgia running back Richard Samuel will host a three-day football camp in Cartersville on July 21, 22, and 23. “It’s good to come back and give back to the community,” Samuel said. Samuel, who played in 22 games over … more
There is little off time for the eight Perfect Game Park fields at LakePoint this summer. Immediately following last weekend’s Memorial Day at LakePoint tournament, Emerson is once again buzzing with travel baseball for the Perfect Game East … more
The WWBA Memorial Day tournament was the first of many baseball tournaments that will be played on the fields at LakePoint this summer. The summer showcase tournaments bring players from all over the South to Cartersville, but Bartow County was … more
Adairsville center fielder Drake Arp comes from a baseball family. His dad played college baseball, his grandfather was drafted out of high school and his three great-uncles all played minor league ball. As a result, there was never any doubt Arp … more
After 10 seasons directing the Woodland High baseball team, Corey Gochee has stepped down from his position as head coach. Gochee has accepted a teaching position and an assistant coaching position with the basketball team at Cartersville … more
The Adairsville High girls tennis team had a season of firsts in 2016. For the first time in program history, the Lady Tigers made four consecutive state playoff appearances, hosted a home playoff match, won a state playoff match and finished with … more
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