Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
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)
Flowery Branch @ Cartersville (CARTERSVILLE)
Oconee @ Blessed Trinity (BLESSED TRINITY)
Richmond Hill @ Columbus (COLUMBUS)
Cairo @ Henry (HENRY)
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
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
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
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
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
The acolades just keep rolling in. What a program guys. Keep working hard.
Baseball American Current Rankings
Monday, March 26, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
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.
Saturday, March 03, 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.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Of course your comments are always welcome.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
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
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
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.
Brac Barton * pending tryout due to Basketball
Donavan Tate * pending tryout due to injury
4 Players will play both varsity and jv
JV and Freshman Team is listed under this blog as a "comment"
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
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
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
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