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Thu
02
Nov
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Golden Knights set to tip 2017-18 campaign, Looking to defend GCAA title

Carrollton – A solid returning group combined with a talented freshman class is cause for excitement for the West Georgia Technical College Men’s Basketball team. Coach Niki Okolovitch has led West Georgia Tech to four GCAA Championships in the last six years and is optimistic that that this year will by five out of seven.

 

“We bring back a lot of experience,” Okolovitch said. “We also have a talented group coming in. Our goal is to win another championship and make a run at a NJCAA National Championship Tournament bid.”

 

Tue
31
Oct
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Golden Knights tip-off 2017-18 season, look to return to the national tournament

Carrollton – It may be hard to believe, but basketball season is upon us. The West Georgia Technical College Golden Knights are hoping that the momentum and experience gained during last year’s improbable run to the National Tournament will carry forward to this upcoming season.

The Golden Knights women’s team, under the direction of second-year head coach Alford Williams, has its sights set on returning to the national stage. Last season’s team, while only 9-18 overall, finished sixth in the nation and laid claim to the NJCAA District G Championship with a stunning victory over fourth-ranked Montgomery County (Md). The previous year, the Golden Knights placed fourth in the country. This year’s group hopes to make it three straight trips to the National Tournament.

Fri
27
Oct
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BMS football team wins championship

The Bowdon Middle School Football Team dominated Heard County 42 to 24 to win the Small School Championship for 2017.

 

The undefeated Red Devils were led with an explosive and dynamic offense that scored an average of 29 points per game.

 

The hard knocking and dominating defense only allowed the opponents to score an average of 6 points per game.

 

This was a fantastic group of gentlemen that came together as a family and took care of business to get the job done. 

 

(photo by Bart Cater)

Mon
25
Sep
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BHS student wins state 800-meter run

Dasia Wyatt, Bowdon High School State Champion in the Girls 800-meter run was recognized by Bowdon Mayor Jim Chaffin and the City Council at their September 18 meeting.

Her time was 2:21, setting a new school record.

She also placed second in the Girls’ High Jump.

Wed
12
Jul
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Temple High athlete recognized

Carter Shell was recently named Athlete of the Year for Horizontal Jumps by the Georgia Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (GAFTA XCCA).

In addition to being named Athlete of the Year, Shell won the 2017 State Championship for the Long Jump and Triple Jump.

He also earned a spot on the All-Metro High School Track and Field Team for the Triple Jump.

Shell is a 2017 graduate of Temple High School and received a Track and Field scholarship to attend Arkansas State University this fall.

Mon
08
May
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WGTC Baseball closes season with dramatic win

After three disappointing games, the Golden Knights used more late-inning dramatics to top Georgia Highlands 7-6 here Saturday.

West Georgia Tech was battling for a berth in the GCAA Tournament, but saw their hopes dashed after dropping the first three games by scores of 10-0, 11-0 and 6-2 to the Chargers (37-19, 14-10), who will be the second-seeded team in this week’s tourney.

Saturday’s final game appeared to be going down the same path as the three previous ones. After five innings, WGTC trailed 3-2, and after surrendering three runs in the top of the sixth, found themselves looking at a 6-2 deficit.

Georgia Highlands proceeded to strike out the first two Golden Knight batters in the bottom of the inning. Then four consecutive walks plated a run, bringing up John Livaditis.

Livaditis promptly lined a 1-0 pitch over the left field fence for a grand slam to put WGTC in front 7-6. Richard Triplet slammed the door in the seventh for the save.

Mon
01
May
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WGTC baseball fighting for tournament berth

The Golden Knights ran into the GCAA’s top team last week and found the going tough. West Georgia Tech dropped the first three games of the series by scores of 9-0, 9-2 and 9-2. However, the last game Saturday had plenty of fireworks.

Jake McLinskey found himself locked in a pitcher’s duel. The sophomore right-hander allowed just one run and three hits over seven innings and the contest went into extra innings knotted at 1-1.

In the eighth inning, WGTC’s John Livaditis led off with a single and Jacob Earley followed with a walk. Blake Helton reached on a bunt to load the bases, setting the stage for Logan Tillem’s walk-off grand slam to give the Golden Knights a 5-1 victory. Richard Triplet, who pitched the eighth, got the win.

Tue
25
Apr
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WGTC Softball closes season

The 2017 campaign came to an end for the Golden Knights softball team here Friday with a doubleheader loss against Georgia Highlands.

In Game One, WGTC fell behind early and trailed 5-1 heading to the bottom of the sixth inning. The Golden Knights came storming back, scoring five runs to take a 6-5 lead over one of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association’s (GCAA) top teams.

The Chargers were able to come up with a two-out, two-strike single in the top of the seventh inning, knotting the game at 6-6. Georgia Highlands got the go-ahead run in the eighth and held on for the 7-6 victory.

In Game two, the Golden Knights could not get anything going offensively and dropped an 8-1 decision to the Chargers. The Chargers improved to an eye-popping 40-12 on the year, 19-9 in GCAA action.

Tue
11
Apr
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WGTC Softball sweeps Andrew

Andrew College visited Carrollton March 4 and downed West Georgia Tech 10-0 and 6-2. On Saturday in Cuthbert, the Golden Knights exacted some revenge, sweeping the Fighting Tigers 13-5 and 5-4. 
 
In Game One, WGTC pounded out 12 hits and led 13-1 after three innings. Dezirae Rhodes blasted a three-run homer in the first inning and the Golden Knights did not look back, scoring five in the second and four in the third. Jayde Bradley got the win, only giving up five unearned runs on just three hits. Bradley helped herself by driving in three runs from the plate.
 
In Game Two, WGTC again drew first blood, plating two runs in the first. The Golden Knights led 2-1 after one inning and 3-2 after three innings. WGTC scored two in the top half of the seventh to lead 5-2, then held on as the Fighting Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the frame. With the wins, WGTC improved to 9-19, 5-17 in GCAA play. Andrew fell to 21-33 and 6-16.
 

Sat
01
Apr
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WGTC Softball sweeps LaGrange, Falls to Gordon

The Golden Knights softball team continues to improve under first-year coach Monica Mills. This week, West Georgia Tech was in action with a Tuesday doubleheader against LaGrange followed by another doubleheader against Gordon.

WGTC put together perhaps its most impressive performance of the season as they swept LaGrange 8-1 and 8-0.

In Game 1, Kendal Hardy led the way offensively with a 3-4 performance including an RBI followed by Azarian Bell’s 2-3 effort with a run scored and 2 RBIs. Kailen Greer gave up just one run over seven innings to get the win.

In Game 2, the Golden Knights scored two runs in the first and with a 3-0 lead in the second, Chancey Davis cleared the bases with a grand slam to center. WGTC added a run in the third to push the lead to the final margin of 8-0. Hannah Hennessy shutout the Panthers giving up just two hits over five innings.

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