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
The Cedartown Bulldogs traveled to Acworth, Georgia on Friday Night to take on the Allatoona Buccaneers (7-0, 3-0). Cedartown (5-2, 2-1) was attempting to hand Allatoona their first loss and have the chance to control their own destiny in region.
All looked well in the early stages of the game. Allatoona scored on a deep pass to take a 7-0 lead. However, Cedartown would answer back with a long kick return that set up a short touchdown run for Sophomore Nick Chubb. Cedartown would score again on another Nick Chubb touchdown carry, scoring 14 unanswered and giving the Dawgs a seven point lead.
With less than two minutes to go in the second quarter, Cedartown had the ball 1st and goal inside the five yard line. The Dawgs ran the ball up the middle four times but could never reach the endzone.
The second half was a back and forth affair. Allatoona found a passing game that was non-existent in the previous two quarters, and that would prove to be the difference in the contest. Heralded running back Miles Jones carried for a touchdown to tie the game at 14-14, after a deep pass from the Buccaneer’s Jeremy Uzee to T.J. Herron. The score would remain tied going into the fourth quarter.
A long run from Zach Chubb, a late hit penalty, and an 11 yard touchdown run from Nick Chubb would give Cedartown the lead, but only for a moment. Jeremy Uzee was again found a man deep and Allatoona had tied the game again, 21-21.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Dawgs were marching down the field with a chance to score but a Cedartown fumble brought the drive to a sudden halt. After an exchange of possessions, Cedartown was required to punt out of their own endzone. Allatoona returned the punt to the Dawgs 16 yard line, and on 3rd and 9 the Bucs ran a draw play to Jones and he found the endzone. Allatoona would hold on to the lead and win the game 27-21, despite being outgained in nearly every category.
Cedartown returns home this Friday night to play the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (4-3, 2-1) in what will be a huge sub-region game. Game time is set for 7:30.
The Cedartown Bulldogs will travel to Allatoona High School to take on the Buccaneers tonight at 7:30pm. Cedartown takes a 5-1 record into the matchup, but Allatoona boasts an unblemished 6-0 mark this season.
The Buccaneers, led by Head Coach Gary Varner, are (more…)