Cherokee High School
Creekview High School
Makena Gates, Freshman, Cross Country
Makena is the daughter of Kimberly and Quintin Gates. She is a member of the Cross Country team for Creekview.
A Cherokee County Cross Country Champion, Makena also placed 2nd at the 6AAAAAA Championship, is the 6A State Champion and placed 2nd at the Georgia Meet of Champions. Makena, the Cherokee County Runner of the Year, holds the school record for Creekview of 18:06. Makena wants to run in college, but is not sure where yet, as she is only a Freshman.
Zac Cantrell, Senior, Cross Country
Zac Cantrell is the son of Nicole and Bryan Cantrell. He is a member of the Cross Country and Track teams at Creekview.
Zac represents Creekview as the 2017 XC Team Caption and as a member of the 2017 All County XC Team. He placed 2nd at the Cherokee County Championship, 6th place at the 6AAAAAA Championship and 23rd place at 6A State Championship. Zac plans to run in college, but has not decided where yet.
Etowah High School
Miya Anderson, Sophomore, Swim
Miya is the daughter of Rayene and Mark Anderson. She is a member of the Etowah Swim and girls Lacrosse teams.
Miya lettered in Swim and Lacrosse in her Freshman year. She has also received the Coaches Choice Award for Lacrosse and the Golden Goggles Award for Swim. She plans to attend Virginia Tech for Automotive Engineering.
On her selection of the December Athlete of the Month, Coach Krug had this to say “This swimmer often asks her coaches at practice if she can swim extra, Miya Anderson is always trying to improve her strokes and times in the water, and this has become evident as her performance continues to improve. She is a pleasure to coach and watch as she excels in and out of the water as I know her drive and dedication to whatever she puts her hands to will take her far in life. She is a perfect example of an athlete that gives 110% at every practice and meet she attends.”
Adrian Cohen, Senior, Basketball
Adrian is the son of Olive and Larry Cohen. He is a member of the Varsity Basketball Team.
Adrian was Team Captain in 2016-17, a member of the First Team All-County, Second Team All-Region and is a recipient of the Etowah Eagle Coaches Award. He plans to attend Tusculum College on a full athletic scholarship and study Information Technology.
Coach Dasinger had this to say about Adrian’s selection of the December Athlete of the Month “Adrian Cohen is a Senior leader who has set the tone for a successful year. He started off the first 4 games of the year averaging 15 points, 5 boards and 4 assists a game. Adrian leads on and off the court in the Etowah community.”
River Ridge High School
Brooke O’Donnell, Senior, Basketball Cheer
Brooke is the daughter of Kathy and John O’Donnell. Brooke was a member of the Freshman Football Cheer squad and has cheered on the Varsity Basketball Cheer for 4 years.
Brooke’s accomplishments include receiving the Coach’s Award, Rookie of the Year Award, a Leadership Award, her Academic Letter, a Letter for her participation in Chorus and her Torch of Knowledge. Brooke hopes to attend the University of Georgia with a major in Biochemistry and a focus in pre-medicine.
Daniel Burson, Freshman, Wrestling
Daniel is the son of Scott Burson. He is a member of the Wrestling team at River Ridge.
Although Wrestling is his first sport, Daniel is looking forward to all the different opportunities in the future. Daniel plans to attend college after high school. He hopes to pursue a degree in Science and become either a Science professor or teacher one day.
Sequoyah High School
Emily Seres, Junior, Basketball
Emily is the daughter of Mary Ellen and Cary Seres. She is a member of the Varsity Basketball team at Sequoyah.
Emily has played Varsity Basketball for the last 3 years. She is a Scholar Athlete, a recipient of an Academic Letter and the Newcomer Award. She is also a member of the Habitat for Humanity, FCCLA and Key Club. Emily plans to attend college to pursue a degree to become an elementary school teacher. She hopes to play basketball at the college level.
“Emily is close to averaging a double-double with 10.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Emily is averaging 2 assists to every turnover, really taking care of the ball and making plays for her team. Emily also leads the team in charges taken, and is shooting 50% from the field. She is a good teammate, hard worker, and desires to lead this team to a championship.” – Coach Derrick Dewitt
Kasey Karch, Junior, Wrestling
Kasey is the son of Amy and Ken Karch. He is a member of the Wrestling team at Sequoyah.
Kasey has received the most improved Wrestler Award and has been a State Qualifier. He plans to attend Kennesaw State University and then transfer to Georgia. He plans to major in Marketing or Psychology.
Coach had this to say “Kasey has amassed a 12-4 record thus far in the season. He is an extremely hard worker with a great attitude day in and day out, and a great student in the classroom as well.”
Woodstock High School
Liz Anderson, Senior, Cheerleader (L); Samantha Roe-Deters, Senior, Cheerleader (R)
Liz is the daughter of Toni and Sean Anderson. She has participated all four years for Woodstock as a Sideline and Competition Cheerleader. She plans to attend college where she can cheer or play basketball. Liz has competed as a 3X Sweet 16 Varsity Competition Cheerleader with an Elite 8 and a top 5 finish.
Samantha is the daughter of Susan Roe and John Deters. She participates in Varsity Sideline and Competition Cheer. Samantha plans to continue cheering in college and major in Sports Medicine. She is a 4 year letter recipient in Sideline and Competition Cheer. Samantha has competed as a 3X Sweet 16 Varsity Competition Cheerleader with an Elite 8 and a top 5 finish.
Liz and Sam are senior leaders on the WHS Varsity Competition Cheer team. Together, they helped guide our Wolverine squad through a season of adversity and led their team to a 5th place finish in 7A making school history. Their leadership was a daily inspiration and their drive pushed their teammates at every practice to be the best they could be every time they performed. These two young ladies have cheered all four years on Varsity Comp and will be dearly missed.
Caleb Bartolero, Senior, Football and Baseball
Caleb is the son of Stephanie and Jason Bartolero. He is a member of the Varsity Football and Baseball teams for Woodstock.
Caleb is a 2 sport Varsity letter recipient and is a member of the Football team who finished in the Sweet 16 in back to back years (2016 & 2017). He was also the starting catcher for the 2017 7A State Runner Up Baseball team. Caleb plans to attend Troy University and play Baseball.
Caleb has been selected for Woodstock High School’s Male Athlete of the Month for December. Caleb helped Woodstock advance to the Sweet 16 in the GHSA Football play-offs with his great play on both the Wolverine defense and special teams units. Caleb led the Wolverines in tackles in the Region championship game as well as both play-off games. He recorded 38 tackles, 3 sacks, a forced a fumble and intercepted a pass. Caleb also signed his letter of intent to play Baseball at Troy University.