The most unlikely of comebacks was completed by the Cedartown Bulldogs in the first game of a Tuesday night double header that propelled them to a series sweep and a birth in the GHSA Class 3A Final Four for the first time in 22 years. (more…)
The baseball team swept Oconee County in two games on Friday, winning game one 13-5 and game two 15-7.
Jack Haney belted two home runs and 5 RBI in game one.
Brayden McCollum went 3 for 5 in game two with two doubles and 4 RBI.
Cedartown will host Decatur High School on Wednesday for another best of three series. GO DAWGS!!
Check out the stats and box score of Friday’s games HERE.
“Soccer has been one of those programs that many people have asked for,” said Lee Hayes, Parks and Rec director. “We are excited that we can now offer it and we’re looking forward to having a lot of kids participate.”
Sign-ups for the spring 2016 soccer season will start on Feb. 22 and continue until March 18. Both boys and girls, ages five to 14, can participate. Parents can sign up their children at the Nathan Dean Gym at Bert Wood Park on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Cost is $40 per child.
Soccer is the second-most popular sport in the United States, rivaled only by baseball, according to the US National Soccer Players Association. As with any of the sports programs offered by the Cedartown Recreation Department, involvement in soccer can develop leadership skills and confidence, and it gives kids a good reason to be outdoors and be active, Hayes said.
Currently the Cedartown Recreation Department offers soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, football (both tackle and flag) and cheerleading.
You can access additional information regarding soccer and other sports by visiting www.cedartownrec.org. For parents with specific questions regarding soccer, contact Hayes at 770-324-5772.
The Lady Dawgs have struggled of late, dropping their last three games to Rockmart (45-44), Callaway (50-37), and Haralson County (53-26). Cedartown is currently at 3-6 in Region 5AAA and 8-12 overall.
The Bulldogs boys team improved their region record to 4-5 and 8-12 overall with a 66-20 rout over the Haralson County Rebels Tuesday.
Friday’s regular season region finale will tip off at 6:00 p.m. Friday night with the girls game and the boys game will follow at 7:30 p.m.
The Region tournament will be held next week at Central-Carroll High School starting on Tuesday.
The Cedartown Recreation Department welcomed a new employee this week, and with that welcome comes high hopes of growing the city’s sports program.
Kayci McGee Moates began her duties at the recreation department on January 22. In addition to the general maintenance of city recreation facilities, preparation of playing fields, Moates has been asked to bring a new energy into growing the girls program. First project on her plate: softball. (more…)
Beginning the 2016-2017 school year, Cedartown High School will find themselves in a completely new region and a new classification, following the shakeup of the placement procedures at the Georgia High School Association.
According to a release from the GHSA website, Cedartown will fall into Class 4A and will be grouped among seven teams in Region 5. (more…)
Polk School District superintendent Dr. William Hunter announced Thursday that he will be part of a search committee to find Rockmart’s next head coach after news came that Bin Turner would not be returning next year in that position.
Hunter did confirm that Turner remains employed by Polk School District at this time.
“Bin Turner is a really good football coach and a better individual, but Rockmart High School was a situation where I feel like we needed to go in a different direction for a head coach,” Hunter told the Polk County Standard Journal.
After former head coach Dan Duff retired in the spring of 2014, Turner was hired by Dr. Hunter as the new head coach and athletic director. (more…)
The Oconee County Warriors (8-2) finished as the 8-AAA regions champions and will host the Cedartown Bulldogs (2-8) at North Oconee High School. (more…)
Junior standout pitcher Ava Tillmann tossed a complete 7 innings, allowing only three hits on the afternoon.
Offensively, junior outfielder Shana Abram went 3-4 with two triples and four RBI.
The Lady Bulldogs would score first with a two spot in the top of the 3rd inning, thanks to hits from Abram and a throwing error by the Lady Colonels. (more…)