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Local Sports Update: Monday, January 8th

The Cartersville boys basketball team defeated LaGrange 64-60 on Saturday night to improve to 10-2 on the season and 3-0 in region play. TJ Horton scored 25 points, Perignon Dyer added 15, while Jaylon Pugh contributed 13.   The Cartersville girls basketball team fell to LaGrange 46-35, despite 13 points from Cio Seigler Saturday night. [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Sports|Comments Off on Local Sports Update: Monday, January 8th

Reinhardt’s Miller Signs 3-Year Contract

After leading the No. 2 Reinhardt Eagles to a record-breaking season and a national runner-up finish in the 2017 NAIA Football National Championship, first-year head football coach James Miller has reached an agreement on a three-year extension, Director of Athletics Bill Popp announced. The deal will keep Miller roaming the sidelines of Ken White Field [...]

By |December 25th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on Reinhardt’s Miller Signs 3-Year Contract

Nelson, Horton Team Up Again

Two Cartersville football players will continue as teammates at the next level. Nyvin Nelson and TJ Horton signed the National Letters of Intent with UT-Chattanooga on Early Signing Day Wednesday morning. Did the fact that one was going affect the other's decision? "Yeah, because we are really close," Horton told WBHF. Nelson talked about why [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on Nelson, Horton Team Up Again

Turner Signs NLI, Heads to Kansas State

In 2015, former Cartersville tailback Kalin Heath stepped foot at Kansas State. Just three years later, another Cartersville product will do the same. Senior receiver EJ Turner signed his NLI with the Wildcats on Wednesday morning at Cartersville High School. "Oh, it's great," Turner said with excitement. "Me and my family (sic) love it! We've [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on Turner Signs NLI, Heads to Kansas State

Frye Heads to Bowling Green

Something unknown came to light on Wednesday morning when Cartersville senior tailback Rico Frye signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Bowling Green. "The journey has been fun," Frye stated. "This has always been my dream. It's great making that dream come true. It's been fun. I'm really relieved that I got [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on Frye Heads to Bowling Green

Johns Signs With Wake Forest

Several Cartersville Purple Hurricane football players signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday morning. One was defensive-end and linebacker Jacorey Johns, who will be taking his talents to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to play for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. "It's a very good school to get a very good education," Johns told WBHF when [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on Johns Signs With Wake Forest

Cartersville’s Lawrence Signs NLI

"It's awesome." Those were the first words Cartersville senior quarterback Trevor Lawrence spoke when asked about how he felt about signing his National Letter of Intent with Clemson. "I turned it in early this morning because I turned it in right when I could," the senior said excitedly. No doubt that Clemson fans are excited to [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on Cartersville’s Lawrence Signs NLI

Cartersville Opens Postseason With Win

The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (11-0, 7-0) won their opening round of the GHSA Class 4-A Football Playoffs on Friday night with a 48-21 victory over the Pickens Dragons. Cartersville came out firing in the first half of play, with four passing touchdowns from Trevor Lawrence. Rico Frye added a rushing score and Kaleb Chatman recovered [...]

By |November 11th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on Cartersville Opens Postseason With Win

Friday Night Mania Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in Friday Night Mania in its inaugural year! The regular season has come to an end, which means it's time to announce this year's winner of four tickets to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Here are the final standings:   1st Place: Alan Harris - 65 [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on Friday Night Mania Winner

Canes Capture Region, Lawrence Captures Record

The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes (10-0, 6-0) captured the Region 5 crown on Friday night with a 52-13 win over the Troup County Tigers, on a night that also saw Trevor Lawrence break Deshaun Watson's record for touchdown passes in a career with 156. The Canes opened the game with the ball but were unable to [...]

By |November 4th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on Canes Capture Region, Lawrence Captures Record