Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Schedule in 2008

What a challenge for the guys in the coming year. A look at the schedule shows the 2008 canes might face their toughest schedule we have seen in recent memory.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Good Season Guys

Even though things didn't go so well last week, it was still a good season. Good luck at the next level Seniors.

Heres to 2008.

Go Canes !!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

Brackett Info


Perry @ Crisp Co (CRISP)
Troup @ Harlem (TROUP)

Monroe @ Dunwoody (DUNWOODY)
Cass @ North Hall  (NORTH HALL)


Doughtery @ Peach (PEACH)
Burke Co @ Harris Co (HARRIS CO)

Westminister @ Stephens Co (STEPHENS)
Lumpkin Co @ Carrollton (CARROLTON)


Sandy Creek @ Gainesville (GAINESVILLE)
Franklin Co @ Riverwood (RIVERWOOD)

Shaw Co @ South Eff (SOUTH EFF)
West Laurens @ Westover (WEST LAURENS)

Bottom RIGHT

Flowery Branch @ Cartersville (CARTERSVILLE)
Oconee @ Blessed Trinity (BLESSED TRINITY)

Richmond Hill @ Columbus  (COLUMBUS)
Cairo @ Henry (HENRY)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Cartersville Wins Again over Central Carrollton

Cartersville wins again with a 7 - 0 victory in 7 innings over Central Friday night. A good crowd from Cartersville followed their team to Carrolton and saw a good hitting and pitching performance.

From the Times-Georgian Newspaper

Experience prevails in 7-0 Purple Hurricane win
By Jennifer Iannone
Although Central knew Cartersville’s tradition and history, Lions coach David Gibbs said his team didn’t allow that to intimidate them.

But even if Cartersville’s reputation didn’t make them nervous, the Purple Hurricane’s experience prevailed in a 7-0 Region 6-AAA ballgame Friday night.

Cartersville coach Stuart Chester said he expects a tough competition each time he travels to Central, especially after the tough loss his Purple Hurricanes suffered to the Lions in 2003.

“This is a place that we come to that it’s hard for us to play,” Chester said. It goes back to 2003 when we got beat. It was a war and that’s what we expect every time we come here.”

That was the year that Central reached the Elite Eight under Coach Rodney Kay.

But in most recent years, Chester has put together solid teams.

His Purple Hurricanes (21-2, 9-0 Region 6-AAA) are back-to-back Region 6-AAA champions and last year reached the quarterfinals of the Class AAA state playoffs before Columbus ended their run.

“They’re one of the top teams in the state,” Gibbs said. “You know that runs are going to be hard to come by and your pitching and defense has got to be as good as it’s ever been to compete with.”

On Friday, the runs were certainly hard to come by for the Lions.

Although Central (4-15, 2-7 Region 6-AAA) mustered only two hits throughout the game, it still managed to get runners on base with walks and hits batsmen.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Canes break into the Top 25 in the Nation

Baseball American Standings as of 4/16/2007

The Cartersville Hurricanes continue to impress around the nation. For the 1st time the #1 AAA team in the nation is now included in the Top 25 in the Nation overall by rising to #24 from #28.

The Canes face Sandy Creek tonight at Home in another region game.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Canes steal one from Cass

The Canes stole one late in the 7th inning after being down 2-0. Despite Cass having only 1 hit on the Canes through 6, Cartersville trailed before eventually taking the lead after a pitching change. Cass was unable to move any runs across the plate in the bottom of the 7th.

Cartersville will face Harralson County in a make up game this Thursday 4/12 at Richard Bell Field at 5:30pm.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Canes beat Gordon Central for Coach Chester's 300th !!!

The Canes be AAAAA Gordon Central Saturday, Easter Weekend for Coach Chester's 300th Win.

From the Daily Tribune Below:

By Chris Stephens
Associate Sports Editor
Published April 07, 2007 10:42 PM CDT

Cartersville head baseball coach Stuart Chester earned his 300th career victory Saturday against Gordon Central, as the Canes won 15-5, in Calhoun.

Chester, who is in his 10th year as the head coach of the Canes, was surprised at a celebration the team had for him when they got back to the Cartersville baseball complex.

"All it means is that I'm getting old," Chester said jokingly.

"Coach Chester provides stability and consistency with this program," said Cartersville principal Jay Floyd. "He knows he has the community's support."

Chester said he's nothing special and that any coach could reach the same milestone in the Canes' program.

"With the type of players we've had in this program and the support we've received in the community, it's easy to get a lot of wins," Chester said.

As the celebration went on, assistant coach Kyle Tucker and senior outfielder/pitcher Lyle Allen snuck up behind Chester with a 10-gallon cooler of water and drenched him.

"I didn't know what hit me," Chester said. "I thought a plane crashed.

"Now, I'm keeping Lyle, but I'm looking for a new assistant coach," Chester said jokingly.

For people outside of the Cartersville program, some might say Chester is mean, whereas his players say he places high expectations on them, and for good reason.

"He expects a lot out of his players," said former Canes' third baseman Tyler Gilreath. "He expects us to do our best and doesn't accept anything less."

"The kids know he has high expectations," Floyd said. "They respond to it as well."

Chester agrees he's hard on his players.

"I'm hard on them, there's no doubt," Chester said. "But I do that for two reasons -- I love these guys and I want them to get better. I want them to use what they learned here later in life."

The relationship Chester has with his players is something they say not many people know about.

"He's a good friend," Allen said. "When we're on the field, it's all about baseball. But off the field, if you need to talk to him, he'll listen. Not a lot of people see that. He shows us that he cares."

Chester said the relationship with the players is the best thing about the job.

"I'd be lying and saying that winning isn't great," Chester said. "But the relationships you develop with these players is the biggest joy of the job."

But Chester hesitates to take credit for the success of the program.

"It's not about me," he said. "It's about these players. They are the focus."

Included in Chester's accomplishments are three state championships, seven region championships, three players playing pro baseball and countless players playing in college.

This year, the Canes have also attained their highest national ranking ever, as they are currently ranked No. 28 in the nation and No. 1 in Georgia's Class AAA.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Canes rankings getting even better

The Canes moved up to #28 in the Nation today overall and #1 in AAA team in the nation according to Baseball America. Also, the Canes are ranked #2 in the State of Georgia overall only behind #1 AAAAA Kennesaw Mountain High School.

The acolades just keep rolling in. What a program guys. Keep working hard.

Baseball American Current Rankings

Monday, March 26, 2007

Canes beat Parkview In 12

The Canes beat parkview in 12 innings. 6 - 5

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Canes loss for 2nd time

The Canes lost to South Doyle TN at home 16 - 0.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Canes Beat Mill Creek

Score 7 - 1

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Canes win LaGrange Invitational

The Canes go a perfect 4-0 in their victory over Culman County AL. 11 - 7.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Canes win game 3

The Canes won game 3 , 8 - 2 over Russell County, AL and advance to the championship game tonight at 8:30.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Canes win game 2

Canes beat the 2006 AAAA Ga Champs 5 - 2 from Greenbriar

Canes win Game One

Canes win 9 - 7 over Palupka FL

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Canes improve to 2 - 1 by beating McEachern

The Canes beat McEachern, 2-1 in a night of few hits and good pitching from both teams. Cartersville sent 5 pitchers to the mound in an effort to most likely conserve arms for this coming weekend. Lyle Allen started, and followed with Chris Huth, Ben Bridges, Cody Nix and closed with Benji Farr. The lone run for the Indians came in the 6th off a hit against Nix scoring a previous runner from an error on a ground ball by 3B Cole Payne.

Cartersville's six hits were spaced apart. Lyle Allen with 2 doulbles and with one hit each, Parker Rutledge, Brac Barton, Josh Daniel and Chris Huth.

Schedule for La Grange

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Canes Win 1st Game of Season over Milton

Canes win 9 - 0 in 7 innings.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Thursday, March 01, 2007



The Canes game vs. Gordon Central set for March 1st has been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m.

Game @ Gordon Central Rescheduled for Saturday

The game @ Gordon Central which has been postponed due to rain, has been rescheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m.

The game tomorrow at Milton is still on. Directions will be posted soon.

Game canceled Due to Rain

Date and Time of todays game with Gordan Central  Reschedule will be posted as soon as available.

Weather Doesn't Look Good for Today...

Stay tuned for updates on the Weather for tonights Game.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

VilleSquad.com up and Running - See our Links Section Below

The Unofficial Site for Cartersville Baseball is now up and running. Check it out. The blog will also keep going and be used for fast updates to scores, games changes, "during game" scores and news.

Of course your comments are always welcome.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Canes Win over Gainesville (scrimmage)

10 - 6 Canes.

Both teams threw a lot of pitchers and everyone got in the game for the Canes. Not a bad day.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Canes Win

10 - 6

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Directions for Saturday (Ivey Watson Park, Gainesville, GA)

There are limited directions for Saturdays Game. Google and all the online services show from Cartersville, taking 75, 85, 985 etc.... which is way out of the way.

The best option is Hwy 20 to Canton. Stay on Hwy 20 to Hwy 369. See the pic of Google directions. It will take about 1 1/2 hrs to get there from Cartersville.

Let's bring a big crowd for Game 1 (scrimmage)

Monday, February 19, 2007

2007 (printable) Varsity Schedule

The high school website is not printing properly. This is a clean copy of the website schedule. Of course games are always subject to change, we will try to update the blog for any changes.

Congrats to everyone again. Work hard.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The JV Site is Up

See the links list to the right for the JV Blog

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Photos and Stories Wanted

Anyone interested in pics being posted you can email them to purple.hurricanes@gmail.com

We will post pics of the Freshman, JV and Varsity. This blog will be varsity only. There will be 2 sister blogs for Freshman and JV.

You can email game info and events also to above as well as post your own comments each day.

Congrats to those that made it.

Its Over - Posts are Made

Posting are up. Practice begins Monday @ 10am for Varsity


Lyle Allen
Benji Farr
Cody Nix
Nick Ferguson
Kad Griswald
Chris Willingham

Taylor Hightower
Parker Rutledge
Wes Dobson
Josh Bishop
Josh Daniel
Zack Richards
Ethan Whorton
Adam Thomas
Chris Huth
Brac Barton * pending tryout due to Basketball

Donavan Tate * pending tryout due to injury

4 Players will play both varsity and jv

Ben Bridges
Cole Payne
Hank Stewart
Garrison Boston

JV and Freshman Team is listed under this blog as a "comment"

Friday, February 16, 2007

One More Day

One more day of tryouts to go. Sat from 12-3pm they will go at it one more day.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Live Tommorow if Weather Holds

A live scrimmage is planned for tomorrow weather permitting.

Cold Long Afternoon and Night Today

>From Meteorologist Karen Minton

Good Morning! It is very cold this morning. Fortunately there isn't any precipitation. Temperatures are in the mid 20s in the metro area, and in the low 20s to upper teens in the mountain counties. These numbers won't drop much more this morning. However, don't expect much of a warm up today, and it is going to get colder tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Same Plan Today

Freshman and Sophmores at Sports Specific and Upper Classman at Richard Bell.

Buuuurrrrrr !!!

It looks like baseball tryouts weather. The guys will have to keep moving today. Thank goodness for indoor facilities.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Day Two

Day Two is in the books. Day Three should be good.

Tryouts Changes

The tryouts are as follows:

Freshman and Sophomores are at Sports Specific

Jr's and Seniors are at the Fields.

Weather Changes Things

It looks like it will be hard for the Canes to take the field this afternoon.  Stay tuned for location information on tryouts.

Canes Take the Field

It was a great afternoon and evening for tryouts.  The weather was nice (mid 50's to mid 40's) and the turn out was good for the 2007 Canes.  It was an afternoon of fielding capped off with an evening of running at the end.  The weather does not look so good for this afternoon so an indoor tryout might be in store for today.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Today it all begins

The weather is nice and the turn out should be high today for the annual rite of passage for many young ballplayers at CHS today. At about 4pm, Richard Bell field with again be alive with the sounds of leather popping, bats pinging and the chatter of players talking it up to each other.

The Canes return a strong starting lineup and look forward to adding new players to this years varsity group. There are strong players coming up from JV and new (future Canes stars) rising in the Freshman class. By Friday or the weekend we should know who the "players" for the 2007 season should be.

The fans are looking forward to a good run this year and hopefully going deep.

Go Canes !!!

2007 CHS Varsity Schedule

2007 Ga High School Playoff Schedule

Monday, January 15, 2007

New Locker Rooms Almost Complete

CHS Varsity Locker Rooms almost Complete