This past Monday, September 17, the Union Braves played against the Dallas Blue Hornets. The game was held at Union Park. Union Recreation has sought to provide a baseball program for children between the ages of 4 to 18 years old, having mental and/or physical disabilities the opportunity for a baseball program.
Patriots hit the road again last Friday night and traveled to Villa Rica to try to scratch the win column for the first time this season. When the final horn echoed the trip to the "City of Gold" proved unprofitable as the Patriots fell to the Wildcats 28-3 on a hot muggy night.
East Paulding Raiders team raced at Allatoona Creek at the Big Peach Mustang Stampede against 20 teams. This was the first week that East was paired up in a race with other county teams during this 2018 season.
East Paulding Raiders beat AJC ranked #7 Kell Longhorns last Friday in a narrow victory. Kell’s short 3 points field goal lead was eclipsed by East TD on their 1st possession and held a lead until the 4th quarter by as much as 13 points.
South Paulding Spartans hosted the Douglasville Tigers this past Friday. The Spartans took the field with a mission in mind, “Do not give up”. The Spartans held their own against the strong Douglasville Tigers the entire game. However, the Tigers were able to capitalize on a fumble from the Spartans and retained the lead for the win.
The Paulding County Patriots took to the road and traveled to Cartersville to play the undefeated Woodland Wildcats last Friday night. The Patriots played well and almost collected their first win of the season and nearly spoiled the Wildcats homecoming plans.
The North Paulding Wolfpack traveled to Spartan country and downed the Spartans 4-1 in a non-region match-up last week. Both squads are having good seasons thus far and are likely to be playoff bound at seasons end. South Paulding is 4-0 and tied for first place in their region.
The Paulding County Patriots suffered a stinging loss at the hands of the Hiram Hornets on Friday at Dave Harden stadium in Dallas by a score of 21-17. The Hornets are off this week and resume action next against Woodland. The Patriots will travel to Cartersville this week to play the same Woodland squad.
The first official rankings came out on 9/4 for the 2018 Cross Country season. The Lady Raiders are ranked 6th in 5A and the boys are on the watch list. This is the highest ranking for girls in the past few years, and for the boys this is a decent ranking because they have not ran a full squad this season. Saturday of the Labor Day weekend, the Raiders raced at Heritage Christian Church for the Starrs Mill Invite. The meet hosted over 20 teams, including multiple that are currently ranked in the top 10 of their class.
Raiders lose in final seconds 16-21. An end zone pass to the Knights #44 gives them the lead with only 4 seconds left on the clock leaving no time for the Raider’s to score again. East will play North next week at North.
The Paulding County Patriots remained winless after 2 games in the 2018 season as they dropped their home opener to Kennesaw Mountain by a score of 48-14. The Patriots struggled to get anything consistently going on offense and could not stop the Mustangs running game and air assault.
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 kicked off the 2018 Cross Country season for East Paulding, as they opened up at the Hoya 2 Mile Invitational. The Raiders ran with a depleted squad as the varsity runners had the weekend off in preparation for the upcoming weeks. Almost equaling the number of runners last year at this race, East Paulding was out to show their depth and size of their team for this season.
The Hiram Hornets edged out the Paulding County Patriots on the diamond in action last week by a score of 4-3 in an early region game. The Hornets scored the winning run in their last at-bat to prevent the visiting Patriots from getting the victory.
The Paulding County Patriots softball season got underway last week as the Patriots opened up by splitting a pair of games against McEachern and South Paulding. The Patriots are a relatively young team this season as they only have one senior on their roster.