The Youth Summerfest Olympics marked its 17th year Saturday as more than 500 kids showed up at the Bert Wood Athletic Complex in Cedartown to compete in races, play games, eat good food, and even get a free, back-to-school hair cut from a local beautician.
The annual lead-up to the Peachtree Road Race for wheelchair athletes saw one world record broken and another just seconds away from a new time as racers crossed the finish line in Cedartown on Tuesday night.
The fun is set to get underway this evening in Cedartown, and local drivers and residents should take note of road closures coming in the College Street area starting around 6:15 p.m. for the Cedartown International Wheelchair 5K.
Mark those calendars and make sure to get out of the way of College Street on the evening of June 30, because the annual Cedartown Wheelchair Athlete Training Camp and 5K is nearly upon Polk County once again.
NEW ORLEANS — Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl in his second career start and Ezekiel Elliott ran for 230 yards, leading Ohio State to a 42-35 upset of top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal Thursday night.
PASADENA, Calif. — Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Trapped behind the line of scrimmage, Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas escaped by veering sharply and upfield, leaving a defender flailing and Yellow Jackets fans cheering another touchdown.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Freshman Nick Chubb ran for a career-high 266 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 Georgia overcame an injury to starting quarterback Hutson Mason to beat 20th-ranked Louisville 37-14 in the Belk Bowl on Tuesday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Harrison Butker kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, and D.J. White picked off a pass in overtime to preserve No. 16 Georgia Tech's 30-24 victory over No. 8 Georgia in a game filled with bizarre plays.
Tech (10-2) trailed 24-21 after Hutson Mason threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell on fourth down with 18 seconds left. But the Yellow Jackets wound up with good field position after a squib kickoff, Justin Thomas scrambled 21 yards into field goal range, and Butker's kick barely cleared the crossbar.
Zach Laskey put Georgia Tech ahead with his third touchdown run of the game in overtime, but Butker's extra point was blocked. The Bulldogs had second-and-goal at the 9 when Mason again tried to hit Mitchell on a quick slant. This time, White stepped in to make the interception, ending the game.
Cedartown High School football alumni are taking the field this Saturday evening against their counterparts at Pepperell High School for the first game between the two alumni programs to raise money for the Bulldogs and Dragons football programs.
CEDARTOWN — It was a tale of two cultures coming together to play ball in Polk County as a team of Cedartown All-Stars faced off against their counterparts from Inabe, Japan, in the 2014 Japanese-U.S. Friendship Series.
Another year of stunts, tumbles and shouts for the home team are coming up for the varsity competition and football cheerleaders at Cedartown High School, and coach Brigitte Tillery is already working her squad out for the long season to come.
A group of former Cedartown High School players gathered over the weekend and committed themselves to lacing up their cleets once more and taking to the gridiron for one more shot at reliving former glory in an alumni football game fundraiser coming up on August 23.
Matt Pitt and Matt Stanfield, coaches and operators of Grindhouse Wrestling in Calhoun, organized the camp for students. The duo said they typically work with USA wrestlers not old enough yet to work with a middle or high school coach, but also works with those wrestlers over the off season.
Football might be a game of toughness and skill, but its also a game of character, a lesson champion athletes hoped dozens of children from Cedartown and surrounding areas learned over the weekend at the first Castille Character Camp.