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Cartersville got just what it wanted to open its boys soccer season as the Purple Hurricanes played a competitive opponent in North Cobb Christian and pitched a shutout. The Canes, who took a 4-0 victory, opened up a 1-0 lead in the first half … more
Woodland’s boys and girls tennis teams are young this season and both got off to a good start by claiming road victories at Rockmart on Thursday. The Wildcats defeated the Yellow Jackets 4-1 while the Lady Wildcats took their season opener by … more
There may not have been many people who believed the Adairsville Lady Tigers could actually reach their goal of playing in the state playoffs this season. After all, the last time the Lady Tigers went to the state playoffs was in 1958, a scant 58 … more
The Cartersville baseball program graduated 14 seniors off the 2013 team and 12 seniors off the 2014 squad, but still managed to make a trip to the state finals and the semifinals each of the last two years. Heading into this season, Cartersville … more
Several former Bartow County high school track and field stars are competing well for Division I colleges as underclassmen. Anna Hightower, Samantha Patterson and Blake Perry all were in action last weekend and each placed in the top 10 of their … more
The Excel boys basketball team held a 35-15 lead with three minutes left in the third quarter Wednesday in the Eagles’ first Region 6-A tournament game against Mount Pisgah at Excel. However, Mount Pisgah turned up the pressure against Excel, … more
Excel’s defense wasn’t up to par and too many of its shots didn’t hit the mark on Wednesday against Walker, and the result was a 48-27 loss to close out its season. Head coach Eric Harris said Excel didn’t play up to its abilities in the … more
College basketball players are nearing the home stetch of their seasons with conference playoffs approaching in the coming weeks. Many former Bartow County high school athletes have been playing prominent roles on their teams as they compete … more
Old Man Winter must be getting an early chuckle about plans made to play local high school sports games during the cold season. Bartow County basketball, soccer and baseball games all were delayed when winter forced postponement of athletic plans … more
The season is finally underway for many college baseball and softball teams. As a result, several former Bartow County high school players were in action last week and over the weekend as they try to get off to a good start to the 2016 … more
The season could not have gotten off to a better start for the Georgia Highlands baseball team. The Chargers swept a four-game series over the weekend against Surry Community College at LakePoint, outscoring Surry by a combined 21 runs in the … more
It wasn’t easy, but the Cartersville girls basketball team survived Monday’s first-round region tournament game and are now one win away from the state playoffs. Cartersville’s Monica Motuba scored with roughly 25 seconds remaining in a tie … more
So far so good for the Georgia Highlands baseball team. The Chargers improved to 3-0 with a sweep of a doubleheader against Surry Community College Saturday at LakePoint. The Chargers won by scores of 10-0 and 5-1, and will look to complete … more
Bartow County was represented by 10 swimmers this weekend at the GHSA State Swimming and Diving Meet at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. All Bartow swimmers competed against other swimmers from classifications A through 5A. Adairsville … more
Excel held Christian Heritage to a single point in the third quarter while stepping up its offensive production to earn its 12th victory of the season, 46-23, in girls high school basketball Saturday night. Also, Cass came close but lost late to … more
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