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Connor Justus hasn’t even been in professional baseball for a full month, but he’s already getting the hang of it. The former Cartersville and Georgia Tech shortstop went 4-for-11 in four games last week for the Orem Owlz, a rookie-league … more
One of the most prestigious events of the amateur baseball calendar is taking place at LakePoint and other local fields this week—the WWBA 17U National Championships. “It’s the best tournament in the country every year, that’s why you … more
Woodland High head football coach Tony Plott has said that the top priority this summer is for his players to compete. As a result, the Wildcats are in the midst of a busy summer competing against teams from around the area in various padded … more
More baseball was on tap at LakePoint last week as the World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) 14U national championship rolled through town, a week after the 18U edition of the tournament did the same. Several local players tore up the 14U tournament, … more
The Excel Christian Academy athletic department will have a brand new coaching staff for the 2016-17 high school sports season. The departures of Eric Harris in softball and girls basketball, Matt Sanders in boys basketball and tennis, and Mike … more
There are some talented young softball players in Bartow County. That was evident this past weekend when four Bartow County Parks and Recreation softball teams won championships in three different age groups. The 12-and-under Bartow all-star … more
White native and gold-selling recording artist Cledus T. Judd became famous for his parody covers of country songs. On July 12, Judd will shoot for success in another field when he tees off at the Kentucky State Amateur golf tournament. Judd, … more
The 13U North Ga. Snipers played in the 2016 Grand Slam World Series in Panama City, Florida, going 6-0 to win the 13U World Series Saturday. The team featured nine players from Bartow County middle schools, including Taylor Elrod from South … more
Kalin Heath went to a high school with a great football tradition—Cartersville. He committed to a college with a great football tradition—Kansas State. Now, after transferring to UAB, Heath is trying to help a program rebuild its … more
Two of Cartersville’s finest hit minor league milestones last week. Connor Justus, fresh off being selected in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, played in his first professional games, while 2009 first-round draft pick Donavan Tate made his 2016 … more
The Cass High basketball team’s new region will feature more athletic, up-tempo, high-scoring teams in the 2016-17 season than in years past. As a result, the Colonels have been working on slowing the game down to combat the strengths of their … more
Monday marked the first day of the NCAA football recruiting dead period, in which no in-person contact between prospects and coaches is permitted. The dead period lasts until July 10. While the next two weeks will be less eventful for college … more
According to the NCAA, 6.7 percent of high school football players will go on to play in college. As a result, only the best high school standouts will get noticed and get the opportunity to play at the next level. On Saturday, over 100 high … more
The first thing that Andre Fluellen and Ronnie Brown will mention when asked about their camp is their desire to give back to their hometown. “We were just thinking about when we were growing up, and we grew up here in Cartersville, and just … more
Now that the WWBA 18U National Championship has concluded, it is time for the younger ballplayers to take their turn on the turf. Several Bartow players are competing on the LakePoint field this week in the 2016 Perfect Game WWBA 4U National … more
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