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20 Years Later: A look back at the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding rivalry
Tonya and Nancy. Mention those names to figure skating fans, or even to those with little interest in the sport, and there’s an immediate response of recognition. “Ah, the whack on the knee.” “Oh, ...
December 31, 2013 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: My addiction returns — thank goodness
The annual rites of my favorite sports addiction began a few weeks ago when college football teams began preseason practice. I scoured newspapers and websites every day reading up on practices, inj...
August 28, 2013 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: West Metro Super Seven
Dakota Adair Hiram Class: Senior Position: Linebacker/tight end Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 225 pounds 2012 Stats: 60 tackles, two sacks and seven tackles for loss College: uncommitted More on Dakota:...
August 23, 2013 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Woodland finding dedicated players
The Woodland Wildcats are struggling to find out which players really want to put in the needed effort to improve last season’s record. After finishing the 2012 season 2-8, head coach Vince DiLoren...
August 23, 2013 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Cass working hard for 2013 success
Cass head football coach Rick Casko said his team is ready to get the season started so it can begin reaching its goals for a more successful season than 2012. “The kids are working hard. We have a...
August 23, 2013 03:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: ‘Canes picking up where they left off
The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes have been working hard all summer, preparing for the upcoming season and trying to figure out who they are as a team this year after losing more than 20 players t...
August 23, 2013 03:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Adairsville got down to nuts and bolts
According to first-year head coach Eric Bishop, the spring practices were successful as he noticed the things former head coach Jim Kremer instilled in the players and in him which made things run ...
August 23, 2013 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: New head coaches worked in trenches
Just like last season, West Metro saw some coaching changes prior to the 2013 football season. Adairsville, Hiram and South Paulding will be breaking in new head coaches this year. Two of the new h...
August 23, 2013 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Booster clubs do heavy lifting
Football booster clubs throughout West Metro vary in support and impact on the programs they serve. Just as in many other sports, high school football programs have booster clubs, sometimes referre...
August 23, 2013 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rebuilding Woodland volleyball plays season opener
Woodland volleyball played its season opener last week, coming out with more losses than wins but realizing they have an eager group of players, the coach said. The Lady Wildcats hosted Hiram, Mari...
August 14, 2013 09:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Tigers use summer to teach new players fundamentals
Coming off a 7-16 record from last season, the Adairsville softball team has been working over the summer in hopes of having a better fall season. Head coach Kandace Bruno said she feels the team h...
August 14, 2013 09:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Excel softball starts with new coach
With the first game a week away, the Excel Christian Academy softball team is preparing to begin its new season with a new head coach, Chad Parker. Parker is not only the head softball coach, but a...
August 07, 2013 09:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Cartersville to host Georgia Games lacrosse tournaments
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    06.19.13 - 10:19 am
  • Camp will find prospects for college’s first baseball team
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    06.12.13 - 10:25 am
  • NFL players host third annual youth camp at alma mater
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    06.12.13 - 10:13 am
  • Woodland coach to host volleyball camp
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    06.05.13 - 09:19 am
  • Former NBA player continues youth camps
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    06.05.13 - 09:13 am
  • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Monica Behrle
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.29.13 - 12:10 pm
  • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Connor Justus
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    05.29.13 - 12:00 pm
  • Championship coach moves to Excel Christian
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    05.29.13 - 11:43 am
  • Cartersville wins state baseball title
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    05.29.13 - 11:04 am
  • Cartersville prepares for season opener
    With the first practice Aug. 1 giving them only one week to prepare for their first scheduled game of the season, the Cartersville girls’ softball team is hungry for a larger taste of the state pla...
    July 31, 2013 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Woodland uses summer to judge dedication
    The Woodland Wildcats are struggling to find out which players really want to put in the needed effort to improve last season’s record. After finishing the 2012 season 2-8, head coach Vince DiLoren...
    July 31, 2013 09:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Registration opens for youth football, cheerleading
    Registration for the upcoming football season through Cartersville Parks and Recreation began July 22 and will run through Aug. 2. Cartersville has opened registration for peewee flag football, foo...
    July 24, 2013 12:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ’Canes search for chemistry after losing 20 to graduation
    The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes have been working hard all summer, preparing for the upcoming season and trying to figure out who they are as a team this year after losing more than 20 players t...
    July 24, 2013 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Cass football camp sees a decade of operation
    Cass head football coach, Rick Casko is going into his 11th season with the Colonels and is hosting the 10th annual Cass Colonel Football Camp next week at the high school. Costing $30, the camp is...
    July 17, 2013 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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    County dealing with concussions in anticipation of new law
    Bartow County athletes, on all levels, can expect to see some changes in how head injuries are treated as sports programs operate in anticipation of a new state law. With football season drawing ne...
    July 17, 2013 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Camp stresses fundamentals, male relationships
    In an effort to develop better basketball fundamentals and male relationships, the Adairsville boys’ basketball program will host its inaugural Father/Son Camp July 19 and 20, organizers said. Head...
    July 10, 2013 09:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Girls’ lacrosse sees success in inaugural year at Georgia Games
    The Georgia State Games hosted its inaugural youth girls lacrosse championship at the Clash Soccer Complex in Cartersville June 22 and 23. The event which brought out nearly 350 people, was set to ...
    July 10, 2013 08:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Cass football busy over the summer
    Cass head football coach Rick Casko said his team is ready to get the season started so it can begin reaching its goals for a more successful season than 2012. “The kids are working hard. We have a...
    July 02, 2013 12:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Brown and Fluellen youth camp has another successful year
    NFL players Ronnie Brown and Andre Fluellen hosted their third annual youth football camp June 22 at Cartersville High School and it was a success as they maxed out at 200 participants, said camp d...
    July 02, 2013 11:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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    High school rec baseball team wraps up season
    Bartow County Parks and Recreation’s Crimson Tide and Bulldogs baseball teams squared off in a doubleheader to end the Tide’s spring season June 20. Led by head coach William Pilling, the Crimson T...
    June 26, 2013 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Ninth-grade gymnast wins state championship
    Cartersville rising sophomore Sydney Barrett recently won the 2013 Georgia High School Association state championship on beam. “It was really cool. I really couldn’t believe it. It was really excit...
    June 26, 2013 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Ashton Matson
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.22.13 - 10:40 am
  • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Seth Whitener
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.22.13 - 10:29 am
  • Coaching change at Adairsville comes before spring football
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.22.13 - 10:15 am
  • Cartersville baseball competes in finals
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.21.13 - 09:42 am
  • Woodland produces high jump state champ
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.15.13 - 10:54 am
  • Adairsville second in region, one heads to state
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.15.13 - 10:44 am
  • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Buster Bruton
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.15.13 - 10:36 am
  • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Brittney Sizemore
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.15.13 - 10:26 am
  • Cartersville boys make playoffs, round two
    by Ericka BIrdsong
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    05.08.13 - 10:26 am
  • Adairsville overcomes streaky season, makes playoffs
    by Ericka Birdsong
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    05.08.13 - 10:18 am