Sports

Last Friday’s victory over Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe kept the Rockmart Yellow Jackets’ winning ways going, but left head coach Biff Parson with an uneasy feeling as they march through the second half of the schedule.

The Bulldogs’ varsity cross country team finished fifth overall in a tough field at the 17th annual Darlington Cross Country Festival last weekend, while the Lady Bulldogs featured some personal best performances.

Fans in attendance are usually in for a treat whenever Cedartown and Rockmart square off, regardless of the sport. The same logic applied for Saturday’s softball game at Cedartown High School.

In last week’s matchups with the no. 1 team in the state, Heritage-Catoosa, the Cedartown softball team walked away with one blowout loss and two heartbreaking finishes.

Cedartown’s offense has taken a big step forward in the past two weeks. The Lady Bulldogs, who mustered only a handful of four-baggers in the first couple weeks of the season, have now hit eight home runs since Aug. 25.

The trials and setbacks faced by many high school sports programs in the nation this year are just some of what the Rockmart High School softball team has had to endure as they work to continue on this season.

In one week, the Rockmart High School volleyball players showed first-year head coach Geoff Sharpe that they have heart and confidence in facing tough tests.