August 2017 Athletes of the Month

August 2017 Athletes of the Month

Cherokee HS | Creekview HS | Etowah HS | River Ridge HS | Sequoyah HS | Woodstock HS

Cherokee High School

Britney Cherry, Junior, Volleyball

Britney is the daughter of Jayme and Steve Cherry. She is a member of the Varsity Volleyball team at Cherokee.

Britney was selected as Cherokee’s female Athlete of the Month for her hard work and dedication during the off season this summer.  She is the ideal teammate who works hard every day to make the team better.




Hampton Humphries, Junior, Football

Hampton is the son of Preston Humphries.  He is a member of the Varsity Football team at Cherokee.

Hampton will be the Warriors starting quarterback for the upcoming season.  Head Coach Josh Shaw, had this to say about Hampton “he has worked hard to lead the Warriors this summer on the field and in the weight room.”  He plans to attend college as a musical producer/sound engineer.






Creekview High School

Nyah Hernandez, Sophomore, Cross Country

Nyah is the daughter of Kip Clark and Francisco Hernandez.  She is a member of the Creekview Cross Country team and the Track team.

Nyah was a 3X State Champion in her freshmen year.  She won the 2016 Cross Country State Championships and the 1600m and 3200m at the 2016 Track State Championship.  She has the eighth fastest time in Georgia state history in the 3200m, with a time of 10:38.  Nyah qualified for the New Balance Outdoor Track Nationals and was named the Cherokee County Track athlete of the year as a freshmen.  She was also named the Georgia Track freshmen of the year for the 2017 season.


Eli Daugherty, Sophomore, Wrestling

Eli is the son of Robin and Fred Daugherty.  He is a member of the Wrestling team.

Eli earned State Wrestling Championships in Freestyle and Greco Roman competition.  With these championships, Eli earned the opportunity to represent team Georgia in national competitions.  He traveled to York, PA and competed in the USA Wrestling National Duals.  Eli went 9-7 in that tournament helping team Georgia to an 11th place finish in the Freestyle competition.  In July, he traveled to Fargo, ND for the USA Wrestling Cadet National Championships, there he finished 2-2 in the top 24 in the country.



Etowah High School

Brooke VonSeeger Senior Track and Field, Softball

Brooke is the daughter of Cheryl and Chris VonSeeger.  She is a member of the Track and Field team and the Softball team.

Brooke is the recipient of the Eagle, S.O.A.R., the UGA Certificate of Merit, Academic and Community Service letters.  She is also a 3-year letter Athlete and Scholar Athlete.  She plans to attend the University of Georgia, majoring in Business and Human Communication Services.  Brooke was selected as the Etowah female Athlete of the Month because of her extreme work ethic and willingness to do anything needed to support her teams.


Kevin Jepson, Senior, Football and Baseball



Kevin is the son of Janeen and Mike Jepson. He is a member of the Varsity Football and Baseball teams.

Kevin has lettered in both Football and Baseball.  Kevin was selected as the August Athlete of the Month for his excellent leadership on the field and his great work ethic, especially this summer in the weight room.




River Ridge High School

Lauren Talele, Senior, Volleyball

Lauren is the daughter of Kellie & Tushar Talele.  She is a member of the Varsity Volleyball team.

Lauren is a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, BETA Club, and the River Ridge Leadership Crusading Knights.  She is a Superintendent’s Key Scholar and Scholar Athlete.  She has received numerous recognitions including a nomination from the Positive Athlete Georgia Program, Athlete of the Week for Cherokee County, and the Cherokee Tribune All-County Volleyball team.  Lauren has committed to play Volleyball at Georgia College.

Lauren was selected as the River Ridge female Athlete of the Month because of her overall attitude and work ethic.  Volleyball Head Coach, Julie Winfield had the following to say about Lauren “She lives and breathes the game of volleyball year-round.  She is someone the leads by example and expects the best out of her teammates.  Lauren is every coaches dream on and off the court.  She excels in the classroom and makes that her number one priority.  She is a true representation of what a River Ridge Lady Knight is all about.”


Chris Long, Senior, Football and Track

Chris is the son of Rochelle and Mandel Long.  He is a member of the Varsity Football and Track teams.

Although, Chris is undecided in his choice of college, he plans to attend college next fall with hopes to continue playing football.

Chris was selected as the River Ridge male Athlete of the Month because of his tremendous off season.  Coach Wynn says “he has led by example for us all summer.  When asked to learn a new position on the offensive side of the ball, he spent the extra time to further his game.  Chris has always been a good student, but his dedication to getting his GPA and test scores up while also pursing the opportunity to play at the next level deserves to be commended.”


Sequoyah High School

Abby Mangum, Senior, Competition and Sideline Cheer, Tennis

Abby is the daughter of Stacey and Tim Mangum.  She is a member of the Varsity Competition Cheer Team, Sideline Cheer and Tennis teams.

Abby has emerged as a leader for both the Competition and Sideline Cheer programs at Sequoyah this month.  A restructured cheer program at Sequoyah High School has brought new coaches and a new set of expectation to the Varsity Cheerleaders.  Throughout the summer, Abby has been a voice of encouragement and positive energy for her teammates while they work together to build a new program.  SHS would like to thank Abby for exemplifying the type of attitude and work ethic that inspires others.


Cameron Stewart, Senior, Football

Cameron is new to Sequoyah and representing the Chiefs well.

Cameron came to Sequoyah in January and will be participating in his first season on the Sequoyah Football team.  His “team first” attitude and relentless effort have impressed his coaches and teammates this summer.  Moving to a new school and endearing oneself to a tight-knit community can be a challenging task, but Cameron has emerged as a leader for the Chiefs over the course of the summer.  SHS would like to recognize Cameron for his great attitude and ability to lead others even in unfamiliar territory.



Woodstock High School

Emilee Harris, Senior, Volleyball

Emilee is the daughter of Melissa and Sam Harris.   She is a member of the Varsity Volleyball team.

Emilee is a 3-year letter recipient in Volleyball and is the epitome of a dedicated student athlete.  She is a high achiever both in the class as well as on the court.  When she is not practicing with her team, she spends time training in the gym to refine her individual skills.  Emilee is passionate about her sport.  She is a leader and a nurturer.  She leads her team by encouraging them to give their maximum effort and perform at their best.  Emilee’s commitment to her school and her sport make her simply the best of the best.


Andrew Bartolero, Sophomore, Football

Andrew is the son of Stephanie and Jason Bartolero.  He is a member of the Varsity Football team.

Andrew is a talented and hardworking member of the Wolverine Football program.  Andrew’s hard work and commitment to his sport is commendable.  He has demonstrated great attendance and work ethic, as well as a positive attitude throughout the Wolverine Summer Workout Program.  As a rising sophomore, Andrew has stepped up his play and continues to work towards the goal of earning a varsity starting position.  Andrew had a great FCA camp at the University of West Georgia.  The Wolverine Nation is looking forward to watching him grow into an elite player.