The Cedartown Bulldogs Middle School baseball team is just about wrapped up with a successful year under their belts.
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The Cedartown Bulldogs aren’t quite done with the season just yet, but they won’t likely be back home for play in 2019 after making the playoffs this year in a fourth seed spot.
Howard “Doc” Ayers’ dream of making sure the resources are there to help community organizations through a fun time out on the links continues onward, along with a tradition he enjoys celebrating in April.
Wednesday’s region game at the Dawg Pound in Cedartown ended up being a tough night for the Bulldog faithful. Not only did Cedartown lose on Senior Night, but they were effectively swept by the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes.
A football camp is coming up in Cedartown, and those who want to learn from the best and see their hometown hero better register now.
The Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs basketball programs celebrated some solid seasons for 2019, with players and coaches gathering to enjoy a night together after a couple months of rest off the court.
Zoryan Hendricks will always be in the record books at Rockmart High School — until at least someone faster can beat him — after he took the top spot in four different events in a recent home meet.
The Cedartown Bulldogs fell just into the right spot to make it into the Class 4A playoffs this season. Securing a third place spot heading into the final two games of the regular season, they got a victory just in time in 5-4A play with the help of solid work on the mound to end the week.
The Rockmart Yellow Jackets needed just one more win in Region 7-AA play to complete a championship run for the 2019 season. They got that and more as they completed a clean sweep of every team in the area with just Dade County left on the schedule as of last week.
The Shorter Hawks are getting a pair of seasoned Rockmart players and South Georgia State University is getting a third after a trio of seniors from the Jackets baseball team signed on the dotted line ahead of a special night for the team.
A local athlete continues to leave his mark on Kennesaw State’s track and field program with a new record set over the weekend.
There isn’t much time left for Polk County’s soccer teams to kick their way into state playoff berths as the seasons for the boys and girls programs begin to wind down in the days to come.
After earning the region title last year and advancing to the Elite 8 round of the state playoffs, the Lady Jackets tennis team has been working to earn the title for a third year in a row.
After finishing as second in the region and ending last year’s season in the state playoffs, the Jackets tennis team has been hard at work to earn a higher title this year.
The Cedartown Bulldogs are still fighting for position to remain near the top of the standings in region play after splitting with LaGrange and capping off the week before rainy weather moved in with a win over Central.
A seven-run first inning gave the Rockmart baseball team the boost it needed and pitcher Ty Floyd put the game away with his performance on the mound to cap off a week where they remained undefeated in region play.
It remains all good news for Rockmart Yellow Jacket baseball fans as the team continues on with a perfect record in Region 7-AA and is on a 10-game winning streak after a Tuesday night victory.
The LaGrange Grangers walked it off in Monday night’s 7-6 Region 5-4A win over Cedartown. For the Bulldogs, though, this loss did not result due to a lack of opportunities to close the game out.
Quality wins saw the Cedartown tennis team take a region win over Central, and the Rockmart teams remain undefeated in region play as of last week’s reports.
The Cedartown Bulldogs started off last week with a win, and ended it with an 11-9 record and Friday win over Trion on the road as they headed into more region play to open the week.
Soccer teams in Polk County are still right on the bubble in play around the area as they continue to look toward finishing out the region and heading into the state playoffs, but it’ll be an uphill battle in the days to come for Cedartown and Rockmart’s boys and girls programs.
A hotly-contested Region 7-AA baseball game was broken open in the final inning just enough to allow the Rockmart Yellow Jackets to take a 6-4 win over Pepperell as the hometown team remains at the top of 7-AA play.
The Rockmart High School’s College Wall of Fame will likely continue to grow in coming years with at least six more players who plan to continue their studies and their playing time at the college level starting in Fall 2019.
Students at Cedartown and Rockmart High Schools got to end their time in school before Spring Break with a much better activity than sitting in class waiting out the final hours before a week of freedom.
A lot of good can come out of time off from a regular job. Rockmart High School head coach Biff Parson got to experience firsthand just what happens when going out of town and away from regular duties to serve a higher calling can produce.
Cedartown baseball picked up their second region win of the week in Friday’s home contest against Sandy Creek. The Patriots were unable to get anything going offensively against Bulldog pitcher Dalton Bowman.
Jefferson County High School played host earlier in the month to state competition between student weightlifters, and one area competitor came home with a first place finish.
Rockmart seniors Tim Malone and Hunter England are headed off to college in the fall, but they will only be a short drive away when they head to classes later this year.
Nothing went right for the Cedartown Bulldogs in their March 16 match-up at Rockmart. The rivalry game, played on a freezing cold afternoon on the east side of the county, was all Jackets from the beginning.
Despite ample attempts to win the game, Cedartown baseball fell in their home region opener at the start of last week, but bounced back in their second game in the series.
Local youth get to have a lot of fun when they are out and about outside and playing against one another. So was the case during a game last Thursday night in little league play in Cedartown for local players between the Hot Rods and the Braves.
Rockmart’s new and improved Legion Field is ready for another season of little league softball and baseball, and to commemorate the occasion, a parade of vehicles and players made its way through the city.
The Cedartown Bulldogs baseball team used early scores and solid defense down the stretch to win Monday’s rivalry game against Rockmart. In the first meeting of 2019 between the Bulldogs and Jackets, Cedartown won 7-2.
A line began out in the parking lot, and wrapped around the front side of Peach State Ford over the weekend as the fans of one hometown hero came out to see him after a big rookie season in the National Football League, and hopes to get an autograph.
The first pitches were thrown out today by coaches and children alike after the fanfare of the annual opening day ceremonies for little league baseball teams in Cedartown over the weekend.
Local teams are finding their footing in some cases as the soccer season continues, but others are not having the luck they hoped as both high school programs face another busy week ahead in at home and on the road.
The Rockmart Yellow Jackets stand above .500, and reign supreme at the top of 7-AA play for the time being as area teams battle it out for a second place spot.
Cedartown baseball won Wednesday afternoon’s non-region contest at Model by a final score of 10-6, and the Bulldogs’ bats were hot early and often in the victory.
The playing fields, surfaces and facilities students use on a daily basis — either for practice or during home games — can make all the difference in whether Cedartown and Rockmart have winning programs on the rise, or ones that need a lot of help.
Cedartown commissioners will get to vote after press time this week on whether they agree with new language negotiated this year on the lease held by Cedartown’s Little League Baseball organization.
The Rockmart Boys Soccer team has a busy week ahead and hopes to pick up some wins as the season continues onward.
The Cedartown and Rockmart tennis teams are keeping busy now that the weather has cleared some (of course, wait around a while in Georgia, that might change a bit.) But last week, Rockmart and Cedartown’s teams both scored big wins as they sought to remain on top for the season. Especially t…