Sports

The metal bats have been ringing and the crowds roaring with each hit over at the Bert Wood Youth and Athletic Center in Cedartown for the past two weekends, where youth from around the area came to play in two different age groups.

Rockmart’s Zoryan Hendricks reached several major accomplishments during his high school career, including recently winning the GHSA AA 300 meter hurdles state championship on May 11 at Valhalla Stadium in Rome, GA.

Those visiting Cedartown’s Biggers Field in the coming months will get to enjoy $94,000 in improvements. That includes fresh paint, renovated and updated bathroom facilities, an updated concession stand and protective netting to keep spectators and players safe.

Rockmart’s Nathan Dean Sports Complex expects to remain busy in the weekends to come as they continue to play host to teams from around the southeast in softball tournaments.

Cedartown First United Methodist Church and Pastor Michael Broome opened the doors to the fellowship hall on the evening of Thursday, May 16 to host Cedartown softball players, coaches and parents to enjoy a end-of-season banquet.

Mary Ella Owen is going to be a Shorter Lady Hawk this coming fall as she completed the last step on her journey to college with her name added to the dotted line of an offer to join the school’s tennis program.

Rockmart’s Griffin Pace recently reached a major accomplishment in his life and sports career by winning the GHSA Class AA title in wrestling for 182 pound weight class, and now adds to his list of accomplishments with nothing more than his signature accepting a scholarship to Life Universit…

The rich just got a whole lot richer.

With a state title on the line Monday, the Rockmart High School Yellow Jackets baseball team doesn't need many more reasons to celebrate. They got one more anyhow with the recent announcement of Region 7-AA honors as the week comes to a close. 

Georgia Highlands College has appointed David Mathis as the new Director of Athletics. Former Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Phil Gaffney has accepted a position as head coach for Gulf Coast State College’s men’s basketball team in Panama City, Florida.

Rockmart’s Dylan Bailey always dreamed of getting to play at the next level on the baseball diamond. Now he’ll get that chance as he heads off this fall to begin his studies at Jacksonville State University.

The months have come and gone without much mention of football, but with the return of spring the Rockmart Yellow Jackets got a chance to take to the practice field for the first time in 2019.

The Cedartown boys golf team is headed to Columbus in the coming weeks to try and tee up a state title win after qualifying with a good run through the Region 5-4A tournament to close out April.

Cedartown is sending yet another scholar athlete onward to college as Lady Bulldog Grayson Smith is headed off to Carrollton in the fall to study and cheer for the Wolves starting in 2019.

A good start for 2019 in recreation soccer in Cedartown means that plans are in the works to continue the expansion of the fall league as well, according to local department officials.

With several teams still playing on local fields against those in Rockmart, the Cedartown Recreation Department is keeping busy on softball diamonds through the rest of May, and has plans for a fall league as well.

The weather was perfect over the weekend for the annual Cedar Valley Arts Festival road race to open the annual event in downtown Cedartown as runners took off down College Street for a 5K/10K in 2019.

The Rockmart Yellow Jackets got a complete sweep in the first round, finishing off Booker T. Washington in a pair of shutout victories to head to the Sweet 16.

The Rockmart girls’ tennis team is officially in the Final Four thanks to a decisive win over Dodge County. Now, boasting a 22-1 record, the girls need only a two more team wins to become the overall state champions.

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