Two of the top players in the Catoosa and Walker County area were honored by MaxPreps this past week with spots on their All-American teams.
Heritage High School sports
Heritage’s Cole Wilcox entered his senior season with higher expectations than perhaps any player in Catoosa County in over a quarter-century.
After making the GHSA Class 4A state playoffs in 2017 as the No. 3 seed from an extremely tough region, the Heritage Generals entered the 2018 season hoping for a return trip to state.
When it came to finding the back of the net during the 2018 girls’ high school soccer season, no one did it better than the Heritage duo of senior Brianna Smotherman and sophomore Anna Boley.
Two years have passed since Cayla Jacob last suited up in a high school volleyball match, but the Heritage High graduate has never lost her love for the sport.
The Heritage Generals’ boys’ track team relied on a team effort to turn in one of the best seasons in school history this spring, so it’s only fitting that earning the Catoosa County Boys’ Track Athlete of the Year award be something of a team effort as well.
Cole Wilcox has a goal of toeing the rubber as a Major League pitcher one day, but he has always had a dream of wearing the Red-and-Black and playing for his beloved Georgia Bulldogs.
It was a banner year for high school baseball in the Catoosa/Walker County area and that success was recognized by Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine, who put a total of 22 players from the two-county area on their recent All-State Teams.
A strong start to the school calendar year and a strong end to it helped Gordon Lee High School finish second overall in the Georgia Athletic Directors Association's Directors' Cup standings for Class 1A.