Even after his retirement in 2015 as professor of physical education, Ken Weatherman still climbs the 4,000-foot elevation of Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, for the annual ski and snowboard trip started decades ago at Georgia Highlands College.
The Paulding County Patriots hosted the Kell Longhorns on Friday night at Dave Harden Stadium. The Patriots seeking their first win of the season were unable to contain the Longhorns as they ran roughshod over their, would be captors collecting their first region win by a score of 54-20. The Patriots played hard till the very end but were just unable to keep the Longhorns off the scoreboard.
Two local teams, East Paulding and Hiram, faced each other last Friday with East Paulding walking away with a marginal victory. A game that could have gone to Hiram if not for the fate of one fumble and opting for two failed 2 point conversions.
Two Paulding natives helped the Owls with their fourth straight win over a tough Samford team. #3 Chandler Burks from South Paulding leading the offense and #25 Jace White a defensive standout from North Paulding.
South Paulding pulls off an upset win over the favored Northgate Vikings. South hosted the Vikings this past Friday night looking for that elusive win. From the start of the game, the Vikings took control, but with their “Never give up attitude” they started fighting back, for the first Spartan victory under new head coach Jason Thompson.
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.
Hiram High School CTI (Career and Technical Instruction) student organization elected officers for the 2018-19 school year. The officers are Mario Leone, President; Daniel Hamilton, Vice President; and Tate Kirby, Secretary.
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.
Abney Elementary teacher, Jodie Henson, is getting much closer to reaching the goal of raising $15,000 to purchase tablets, keyboards, cases, and stylus, “technology kits” for the students in her classroom thanks to donations from sponsors such as Depew Orthodontics. The purpose of this technology initiative is for the students in Mrs. Henson’s class to use technology on a daily basis to enhance daily classroom experiences.