Hiram Wrestling Team unlike others in the state has girls. Last season, we ended the year with five young women on our team and made it our mission to increase our numbers. Recruiting was the job of the returning girls. Presently, we have twenty-four girls on our roster, which I count as a huge success for the Hornet Wrestling Team.
The South Paulding Spartans welcomed the New Manchester Jaguars for the Spartans homecoming and looking for their first win of the year. The Jaguars held strong and denied the Spartans a score till late in the 4th quarter. The Jaguars took home the win 20-6 and held the Spartans to an undefeated season so far.
North Paulding got off to a good start with 17-points on the board, then kept up the pressure to finish with a 24 - 17 victory.
The Hiram Hornets were the only team from the county to advance to the State tournament as North Paulding fell to Camden County and South Paulding lost to Alpharetta. Hiram made quick work of Southwest Dekalb and won the match 3-0 and advanced to the 2nd round where they will travel to Buford.
The East Paulding Raiders contest over Woodline gave them a decisive win 41 to 21. The Raiders racked up 6, missed two extra points and made a 2 point conversion. John Estes passed for 2 TD with Dominic Burnam and Cole Brown receiving. John Estes rushed for 1 TD, Tyrell Robinson rushed for 2 TD and Jhalil Daniels rushed for 1 TD.
Some say football builds character and character is what defines you. If that is the case, East Paulding Raider’s character says they are winners without even looking at the score. The Raiders looked outward beyond the gridiron and made Brantley Dobbs, a 6-year-old young man with DIPG Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.
The Paulding County Patriots like to play on grass and they like to play teams with Wildcats as their mascot, and they would love it if you schedule them for your homecoming. The Patriots traveled north this week to Woodland and with the Etowah River flowing as their backdrop the Patriots once again pulled out a victory.
Senior cornerback, Dillon Patterson had many tackles and a couple of pass break-ups in the game against Hillgrove. Senior running back, Lucas Mays had both of North Paulding's touchdowns in the tough loss against Hillgrove. All of the Sophomore kicker, Brock Travelstead's kickoffs were touchbacks at least 8 yards deep in the end zone.
Dean College defensive star Ricco Aaron (Douglasville, Ga.) was named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week it was announced on October 4, 2017.
The East Paulding Raiders fell to Kell at the end of a hard-fought game. Kell upset the Raiders with a successful onside kick play in the last minute of the game.
The Paulding County Patriots improved to 2-4 (2-2) as they traveled south to Villa Rica 5-2(3-2) and upset the Wildcats on their homecoming game. The victory was a critical one for the Patriots as they needed a win in order to keep the hopes of a playoff birth within their grasps.
Hiram Hornets vs Villa Rica Wildcats (FINAL WILDCATS 24 - HORNETS 21)
The South Paulding Spartans traveled to Northgate of Coweta county to take on the Vikings Friday night in hopes of that elusive first win. Though the final score of 28-14 does not reflect the win for the Spartans, their efforts to show a win.
The Patriot softball team honored the Seniors on this years team last week. The Patriots had a busy week on the diamond playing 4 games in 5 days.