A maturing East Paulding Girls soccer team dropped a tough 2-1 decision to a strong Marietta team on Friday. East put the pressure on during the second half and freshman Lauren Gramling found the net in her second straight game to tie the score. Marietta went on to score the game-winner later in the half and East was not able to overcome a well-coached and skilled Marietta team.
The North Paulding boys basketball team lost their first-round game in the state playoffs to a gritty Pebblebrook squad from Mableton by a score of 57 to 53. The Wolfpack fought hard and jumped out to an early lead and led 18 to 12 after the 1st quarter.
Patriot head coach Kevin Hammett gets his players motivated in the 4th quarter as the Patriots fought back to draw even with the Trojans at 55. Hammett and the Patriots are currently in 3rd place in the region with a 6-3 record and 15-3 overall.
Lady Hornet Sydney Jones helped lead the Hornets to victories over East Paulding and Paulding County to improve their region record to 4-2. The Lady Hornets resume region action against Cass in White Georgia on January 4th.
Patriot junior Kevin Brown scores a successful 3 pointer in the 80-72 victory over North Paulding. The Patriots won 3 more games last week against non-region foes bringing their record to 10-1 and ranked #4 in the state by Max Preps.
Members of the North Paulding High School football team who were selected to the 2018 3-AAAAAAA All-Region Football Team. Andrew Smith - 1st Team Offense OL; Kellan Autenrieth- 1st Team Offense WR; Brock Travelstead - Special Teams Player of the Year; Jordan Veneziale - Defensive Player of the Year; Tyler Davis - 1st Team Offense DB; Jacob Amos - 1st Team Defense LB. Not pictured: Ross Malgrem - 1st Team Offense QB.
The Paulding County Patriots traveled to White Georgia and played Cass High School in the season-ending contest for both squads. The Patriots ended a 10 game losing streak by closing the season on a high note with a 17-14 hard fought victory.
The South Paulding Spartans end the season with a loss to the 5AAAAAA region champions Creekside Seminoles. The Spartans started the game strong with an opening drive to take the lead 7-0. The Seminoles would counter back with a score of their own and never look back. The Spartans struggled the rest of the game to get anything going on the offense with Creekside’s defense dominating the game.
Tensions between East Paulding Raiders and Villa Rica Wildcats heated up in last Friday's game. The game was crucial for both teams as the victor would go on to the playoff and the other walk off for the final time. Both teams racked up countless personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct throughout the game.
Kennesaw state played their last regular season home game against the visiting Campbell Camels this past Saturday at 5th / 3rd bank stadium with a dominating win 49-0. The Owls led with South Paulding’s own Chandler Burks and North Paulding's Jace White.
Cold and rainy conditions made for a bleak first-quarter as the Longhorns stacked up a considerable lead over the Hornets. Hiram rallied in the third and fourth quarters of the game, defending against any further Kell scores. The final score was Longhorns 30 to Hornets 0. Regardless of the final score, both teams played hard despite the conditions.
The Paulding County Patriots hosted the Carrollton Trojans at Dave Hardin Stadium for their final home game of the season last Friday night. The Trojans cruised to a 56-0 victory in their quest to garner the #2 seed in region 7(5A} which is currently a logjam with East Paulding, Kell, and Carrollton.
Let's kick off the pre-season with a shout out to some of our toughest wrestlers...our ladies!! Several of our female wrestlers competed over the weekend in Indiana at the WAR OF THE ROSES Preseason National tournament and represented Hiram well!
Paulding Patriots took on East Paulding Raiders at the boneyard for the annual Battle for Paulding. The game started out with a 6 point Patriots lead after the first half but the battle turned after halftime. The Raiders walked away with decisive 42 to 13 victory.