National Sports News
Cedartown native Nick Chubb did not play in this week’s preseason win over the Colts. The UGA graduate cheered on his squad from the sidelines as they downed Indianapolis 21-18.
Think you know how each team is going to do from week to week? Got a good system going for deciding a favorite in a game? Then it just might be time to put that talent to some good use.
The Rockmart Lady Jackets have nothing but good things to celebrate over the past two weeks of early season play. They’ve come away not only with opening wins against big teams, but remain undefeated in region play so far as well.
The pre-season is now ended, and the Cedartown Bulldogs have shown that their path ahead is one based on a two-fold strategy: dominate on defense to excel on offense.
Cedartown softball has continued to strattle .500 in the first season of the Eddie Gambrell era. In all fairness, the young Lady Bulldogs have played some very tough teams.
This Friday’s scrimmage is a tough matchup for the Bulldogs, as Cedartown will take on the Chattooga Indians in their final scrimmage of the preseason before playing in the Battle of Polk County next week.
When fans enter the Rock for the first time this season for scrimmage play at home, they might have noticed some new changes on the field level and in the home stands for this year.
The Rockmart Competition Cheer squad is looking forward to the upcoming football and competition seasons, and have been busy in practice over the summer to prepare.
There’s plenty of competition out there for the Cedartown Bulldogs to face, even without having to play against region foes. Whether it be the big game coming up next week on August 23 when the Bulldogs face Rockmart, or heading up to the Dalton area to face Southeast Whitfield.
An additional impact player to watch out for in 2019 is iron man athlete CJ Washington. The rising sophomore has earned the attention of every college scout in the southeast.
The backfield this year has a lot of talent at Cedartown High School, all with opportunities to shine in a region that is full of prospects heading to Division I schools all over the southeast.
Every player on the sidelines of the Cedartown Bulldogs is valuable to the whole of the team, but from year to year certain players get opportunities to stand out over others as their talent grows through their careers on the gridiron.
In just a few more days, the Cedartown Bulldogs football season will be in full swing. And if all goes as planned, this year’s campaign will be a season of triumphs, redemption, and sweet revenge.
What’s it like to be a head coach of a football team that keeps growing in success? For Biff Parson, he’s in a great position overall.
Want to be a successful football team? There’s an easy way to achieve that goal. Find student athletes who have drive and talent, are willing to work until they fall down and give them the opportunity to shine.
The story of the Rockmart Yellow Jackets of 2018 reads like one of a fairy tale. As 2019 gets underway next week with the start of the regular season, it is the mission of the Jackets to write a new story, and one with a happy ending.
The path to the top of the Region 7-AA mountain could be tighter than ever this season as teams work to balance out the talent they have returning to the field.
It was a good week overall in softball for Rockmart and Cedartown, but only one team could come out on top in the first of two games against each other on the softball diamond.
After waiting over two months upon winning the GHSA Class AA tennis state championship title, the Jackets tennis team was presented with their rings Friday night.
Rockmart got a 30-13 scrimmage win over Bremen at last week’s home game, which marked an opportunity for the community to enjoy the first Friday Night Lights of the season.
The road is long for any team to make it to a state title game, but Cedartown took a preseason step in that direction with a 21-0 scrimmage win over Morrow.
Around the campus of Cedartown High School, runners have been taking their mark and seeking to best their times ahead of the start of the 2019 cross country season.
The Cedartown Lady Bulldogs got one more scrimmage win under their belts before the season kicks off after press time on Monday against Model, and then the squad hits the road for an early season rivalry match-up.
The Rockmart Yellow Jackets are ready to come back for another run at the big game in Atlanta, and got an early start with their first practice in pads coming in the dark of night.
Head Coach Doyle Kelley and his team will be back in action against Morrow at home this Friday evening, and following that they host Chattooga on August 16 on Doc Ayers Field as well.
The second annual Chuck Pinkard Memorial Golf Tournament was held this summer at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club, and a team of current and former golfers from Cedartown and Rockmart High Schools, sponsored by local attorney Mike McRae, took home first place honors.
Football fans, there’s a chance to get in on the local action. Except for one small caveat: the time of day might not be convenient for those who have to get up and go to work in the morning.
The Rockmart High School softball team is back in business next week and head coach Steve Luke looks at a team that is reloaded and ready to face all comers once again.
Time is running out to sign up for the city of Rockmart’s recreational sports teams, and those looking to play soccer, become a football cheerleader, or compete in football are urged to visit 815 College St. by August 3 between 12 through 5 p.m.
When most middle school students are hitting the beach or mountains, members of the Cedartown Middle School softball team stayed in town this summer working on drills and fundamentals ahead of the start of their season in August.
The Yellow Jackets football team has officially been in preseason training and will be hosting an inner-squad stadium scrimmage event before school starts back.