The 2013-2014 CHS basketball season officially came to a close Monday night as the Cedartown Lady Dogs were defeated by the River Ridge Knights. The Lady Dogs put up a valiant effort but a turnover plagued first period would prove to be too much to overcome. The Lady Dogs were defeated by a final score of 65-35. The Lady Dogs finished the year with 9 wins which is a big improvement from the previous season when the squad finished with just 2 wins. CHS Baseball will now kick into action with the Bulldogs hosting the Coosa Eagles for the first game of the 2014 season on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 and myself along with Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome will bring you live pitch by pitch action of Wednesday afternoon’s season opener.
The Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Dogs are set to do battle Saturday afternoon at Cedartown High School. CHS is set to play host to Gordon Central High School in their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game. Cedartown’s game that was scheduled for Tuesday against Cass High School was canceled and rescheduled for February 5th. Cedartown is also scheduled to have a game Friday night, January 31st on the road at River Ridge High School. A decision on Friday night’s game has not been made at this time. Tip off for Saturday’s home game is set for 4:00pm for the Lady Dogs, with the boys game to follow.
Registration is now underway for the 2014 Cedartown Youth Baseball Season. Registration will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am until 1:30pm and 5:30pm and 7:00pm at the cabin at Northwest Park. Registration will also take place on Saturdays from 9:00am until 1:00pm in the Senior Building. For more information on Youth Baseball please call 470-865-2990.
Both Cedartown basketball teams were handed loses on the road this past weekend. Friday night CHS traveled to Jasper Georgia to take on the Pickens County Dragons. The Lady Dogs were defeated by a final score of 32-50. The leading scorer for the Dogs was Tia Covington who finished the night with 13 points followed by Lexy Barnett who added 7 points to the effort. The Dogs were defeated by a final score of 44-75. The leading score for Cedartown was T.J. Ector who finished the night with 8 points followed by Tyrell Pace and Quan Neal who both added 6 points. On Saturday CHS traveled to South Paulding High School to take on the Spartans. The Lady Dogs lost a heart breaker by a final score of 56-53. Sophomore Lexy Barnett once again lead the charge for Cedartown finishing with 16 points followed by Sha Jones who finished with 11 points. The Dogs were handed a big lose by the Spartans 81-23. T.J. Ector once again lead the scoring effort for Cedartown by finishing the night with 8 points followed by Mason Cox who finished the night with 6 points. Cedartown’s next game will be a rematch with the South Paulding Spartans, but this time they will be on Cedartown’s court. Cedartown will play host to the Spartans on Saturday, January 25th. Tip off of the girls game is scheduled for 3:00pm.
In local sports news the Cedartown Lady Dogs and Bulldogs didn’t quite get off to start in 2014 they had hoped for. Both teams were in action Friday night as the hosted Gilmer County and again Saturday as they hosted Coosa. Both the Lady Dogs and the Bulldogs were handed loses Friday night at the hands of the Gilmer County Bobcats. The Lady Dogs lost by a final score of 54-45 against the visiting Lady Bobcats. Cedartown trailed the Lady Bobcats 29-28 at halftime. Senior Arkeria Boozer would finish the night as the Lady Dogs leading scorer with 13 points followed by Junior, Tiara Penson who finished the night with 9 points. Things weren’t any better for the Dogs as they lost to the Bobcats by a final score of 54-41. Quan Neal was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs with 13 points followed by T.J. Ector who finished the night with 9 points and Mason Cox who finished the night with 8 points. Saturday the Lady Dogs would pick up a win against our friends from just north of us. The Lady Dogs defeated the Lady Eagles of Coosa High School by a final score of 54-26. Freshman Tia Covington would lead the scoring effort for the Lady Dogs with 18 points. The Dogs however would not be able to make the turn around like the Lady Dogs as they would drop a game to the Eagles by a final score of 81-54. Cedartown lead much of the first half after jumping out to a 4-0 lead early in the first period. T.J. Ector and Quan Neal would once again lead the scoring effort for the Dogs finishing with 15 and 14 points respectively. Cedartown’s next game will be on the road as they travel to Temple High School to take on the Temple Tigers Tuesday afternoon. Tip off of Tuesday night’s games are scheduled for 6:00pm.
Cedartown Lady Dogs and Bulldogs will hit the hard woods prior to returning to school as they will play host to the Gilmer County Bobcats Friday night. Cedartown is coming off loses in the Rome New Tournament which was played in mid December. Junior Varsity games will begin at 5:30pm while tip off for the Lady Dogs is scheduled for 7:00pm with the boy’ game to follow. The Big AA will bring you all the live play by play action of Friday night hoops from Cedartown High School.
In local sports news the Cedartown Bulldogs traveled to Rockmart High School Friday night and did battle with their cross county rivals. The Cedartown Lady Dogs picked up their 5th win to improve to 5-2 on the season. The Lady Dogs went into half time leading 28-21. The Lady Dogs would put up 31 second half points and hold the Lady Jackets to only 17 second half points to win 59-38. Lexy Barnett was the leading scorer for Cedartown with 16 points followed by Tia Covington with 13 points. The Bulldogs were not as lucky as they were handed their 4th lose, falling to 2-4 on the season. Cedartown would go into half time with a 1 point lead of 35-34. Rockmart however would score 36 second half points will Cedartown would only manage 18 second half points in a 70-53 lose. Tyrell Pace was the leading scorer for Cedartown with 15 points followed by T.J. Ector with 13 points. Cedartown will be in action this week in the Rome New Tournament at GHC and Berry College.
According to a release by the Georgia High School Association, Cedartown High School will be changing regions in fall of 2014. Cedartown will join Region 5-AAA sub region B. This will place Cedartown in a sub region with Pepperell, Adairsville and Rockmart. Sub region A will be made up of Callaway, Central Carroll, Haralson County and possibly a new school in the Meriweather County area. Region classifications are determined by the number of students a school is projected to have in the upcoming years. These newest numbers are projected for the fall 2014-2016. The new region will not go into effect until the fall sports in 2014.
The Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Dogs basketball teams will play host to the Haralson County Rebels Friday night. The Lady Dogs will go in to Friday night’s game 3-1 on the young season. The Lady Dogs last win came back on November 30th against Coahulla Creek by the final of 54-34. The Bulldogs will try to turn things around and pick up their first win of the young season Friday night. The 0-3 Bulldogs were handed the latest defeat back on November 30th when the Colts of Coahulla Creek outscored the Bulldogs 19-4 in the 3rd quarter to pull out the win. The Big AA will bring you all the live play by play action of Friday night’s varisty games between your Cedartown Bulldogs and Lady Dogs and the Rebels of Haralson County.
You’re a pretty big deal if you’re a high school junior and Mark Richt stops by to see you three weeks from signing day.
Cedartown High School’s Nick Chubb is a pretty big deal.
He’s likely the state’s No. 1 prospect at running back for 2014.
Richt stopped by Cedartown on Monday in between visits to Walton and Kell high schools, among other places.
“It went good,” Chubb told the AJC. “He came up to see me. We didn’t talk much but he just wanted me to know that they’re interested in me.”
“It always means a lot when a head coach comes by to see you.”
The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder holds early scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Tennessee and Purdue. After proving himself at last month’s RisingSeniors game, Chubb also talked with UGA running backs coach Bryan McClendon.
“The last time I talked with (McClendon), he said to consider myself ‘offered,’” Chubb said. “But they haven’t done it officially yet because they’re finishing up with the 2013 class.”
How does Chubb feel about Georgia? “I like Georgia. I like them a lot.”
What about Georgia Tech? “I like them, too. I like every school that is interested in me.”
Chubb said Richt was the first coach to stop by his school during the current NCAA contact period, and that Georgia Tech may be by there later this week.
Chubb plans to make unofficial visits to Georgia Tech on Jan. 20, Alabama on Jan. 26, and Ohio State on Feb. 10.By Michael Carvell, The Atlanta Journal Constitution