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Friday, May 17, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ suffered a skull fracture during a game last week when a line drive hit him in the head. Tell us if you think Major League Baseball or any other leagues should implement helmets for pitchers.
"I don't remember seeing [the ball]. Just immediate loud ringing in my ear. Just pressure on my ear, and I was on the ground. That was kind of it.” That, according to an Associated Press report, was how Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ described the line drive that hit him in the head during his team’s May 7 game against Tampa Bay. The impact left him with a skull fracture and a knee that was tweaked as he fell to the ground. Happ’s injury has brought attention to other pitchers who have sustained similar injuries in the past. Major league pitcher Bryce Florie was struck in the right eye by a line drive more than a decade ago. According to Paul Newberry of the Associated Press, Florie would pitch only seven more games after that …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on Cartersville Patch.
Are you a regular at high school sporting events in Cartersville and Bartow County? Whether you're a high school student, a coach, a parent or just an enthusiastic sports fan who would like to share your local sports knowledge with the community, we'd love to have you as a blogger. If you're interested in blogging about high school sports on Cartersville Patch, I'd love to hear from you! Interested? E-mail me at Liz.Kennedy@patch.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
The Emerson nonprofit has Monday-through-Friday camps set to start June 3 and 24 and July 8. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Hosted by United Way of Bartow County, proceeds benefit it and 16 local nonprofit organizations, including Cartersville's Boys & Girls Club of Bartow County, Habitat for Humanity and The Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter.
Monday, May 6, 2013
A runner’ gesture cost his high school a trip to the state championships. Tell us if you think the ruling on the gesture was right on, or if the disqualification was unwarranted.
A high school’s chance to compete in the state championships was halted last month despite a winning performance from four of its athletes. Columbus High School saw four of its athletes take first in the 4 x 100-meter relay. But the team was disqualified, according to KHOU 11 News, after its final runner, Derrick Hayes, pointed up to the sky as he crossed the finish line. The DQ was levied as the gesture violated a rule that prohibits excessive acts of celebration, and it cost the school an opportunity to make it to the state championships. Hayes’ father said he believes his son made the gesture to give thanks to God. “It was a reaction,” K.C. Hayes said. “I mean you’re brought up your whole life that God gives you good things, you’re …
Friday, May 3, 2013
College football programs are not allowed to place website addresses or social media messages on the field due to rules that were recently amended by the NCAA. Tell us what you think of the athletic association’s decision.
#GoDawgs or #GoJackets? Whichever your preference, you won’t see either on an NCAA football field this fall. The NCAA’s recent “Bulletin on Field Markings, Uniforms, etc.” expressly prohibits “social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags” (Hashtags are words or phrases that are preceded by the # symbol that can be used online to group messages together or to rally support for a common cause, such as for a favorite team.). The rule means that while you may see your fellow fans using Twitter and other social media platforms while at the game, you won’t see “#SicemDawgs” between the hedges at Sanford Stadium or “#GaTech” on Historic Grant Field in Bobby Dodd Stadium. Speaking of UGA, another Southeastern Conference school, Mississippi…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Former Atlanta Hawks player Jason Collins, most recently with the Washington Wizards, recently came out as gay. Tell us what impact, if any, you think his announcement will have.
"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," says Jason Collins in a story set to be published in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated. The pro basketball veteran has been a member of six teams in 12 seasons in the league, including three in Atlanta—he last donned a Hawks jersey during the 2011-2012 season. But many are likely to deem his coming out as something bigger than his on-the-court career, as he has become the first male U.S. athlete in a major professional sport to declare that he is gay. "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation,” Collins told Sports Illustrated. Collins’ announcement was lauded by several of his …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Get out and explore your town with these fun activities.
If you're bored with your usual routine at the gym, here are some tips to turn the outdoors into your gym by hiking and biking. 1.You’ll Have More Fun Getting Fit Outdoors. Arlen Hall is a tours director at the Adventure Cycling Association in Missoula, MT. He says “cycling is a great way to get into shape because it can be used as aerobic exercise for a hard workout or a toning tool.” Hall says, “I keep coming back to cycling because of the recreation, scenery and friendships that I have formed over decades. I love the friction of my tires on the roadway, the challenge of the next hill regardless of grade, and the beauty that surrounds me as I exercise. The gym or spin class really just feels like work, not fun.” 2.Beginners—Start Slow …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Rick Camp of Rydal was 60.
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp, a Bartow County resident, died Thursday at the age of 60. Deputy Coroner Joel Guyton said Camp passed away at his Rydal home, possibly from natural causes, although an autopsy will be performed, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Born Rickey Lamar Camp, the Trion native pitched for the Braves from 1976 to 1985 and may be best remembered for his tying 18th-inning home run in a 1985 game the Braves finally lost to the New York Mets about 4 a.m., after 19 innings, according to the Associated Press. Ten years later, Camp, who would become a lobbyist, made headlines of a different kind. He was sentenced in 2005 to three years in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to steal more than $2 …