Highlands students came for this year's Speed and Greet competition on February 14th at noon in the GHC Cartersville Student Center. The event held 45 second segments where students were able to meet and greet new people in a speed dating like format.
This years run was a test for next years athletic fundraising event. In 2014, the baseball and softball programs plan to invite GHC students and the local Bartow County community over to a venue, to be determined, where we will hold a speed and greet event. The will include students and athletes who volunteer to participate in the event, followed by an auction for a Valentines Day date.
Each student being auctioned will come with a gift card to a restaurant/venue where the 'dates' will be held. At least two students or student-athletes will attend the date, in a double-date format, to ensure safety for all participants involved. More info coming soon!
The Cartersville Intramurals students jumped in the vans, sponsored by student life, to head to the Rome Campus to cheer on the GHC Basketball Teams on Wednesday, December 5th against Georgia Perimeter College.
The women's team demolished GPC while the men's team were only points away from pulling away with a huge upset.
Check out the article Tyler Starr published in Georgia Highlands College's on-campus newspaper, The Six Mile Post. The article features information involving the athletic events, sponsored events, and community events featured by the Cartersville intramural program in the 2012-2013 school year.
Four lucky winners left the Turkey Day 3K course with a heavy load, that of course being a scrumptious butterball turkey.
Hungry... likely. The course was marked every .1 mile with examples of delicious items that are typically served on a Thanksgiving Day (1K being marked 'stuffing', 2K marked 'Pecan Pie' and 3K of course being 'Turkey', with many other delicious items in-between).
The course started at the side entrance of the student center, led up to the main parking lot before becoming a zig-zag like pattern in the lower parking lot (giving racers a good chance to size up their opponents and make a break for the lead). From the far parking lot the course looped back up to through the main parking lot and onto main campus where they runners would tour the front of the student center and the academic building before heading to the off-road trail. The trail started at the side entrance of the school as runners would head through 0.3 miles of bumpy terrain (Dean Hamrick, of the Cartersville Campus, and her husband were able to make it through the trail pushing their grandson in an equipped off-roading stroller) before coming out at the back of the school library. From there, runners would then make their final 0.2 sprint to the finish line thus, concluding the 3K race.
Ben Freeman beat his colleagues in the 1st Annual Madden Challenge (first time being held in the new student center). He walked away $20 richer (via a Game Stop gift card) as well as with a championship t-shirt.
The student center game room has four fully accessible television centers with corresponding game counsels (Xbox, Xbox Connect, PS3, and Wii). Students can check out the gaming systems, up to eight controllers, and plug it in to the TV of their choice. The televisions are also apple TV accessible, allowing students to watch Netflix and other programs from their handheld accessories.
The gaming systems are a nice addition to the two pool tables, ping pong table, fooseball table, and lounging areas that accompany the remaining space in the student gaming area.
Georgia Highlands Intramurals at Cartersville started the 3 v 3 basketball league yesterday, November 13th. Teams will place each other twice in league play before heading into the Championship Basketball tournament on Thursday December 6th at 2pm.
Day 1 Recap: Ballers took the first game 85-43. However, the 3 Ballers came back in game two hitting an astonishing eleven 3-pointers in a row before missing another shot defeating MULA 127-90. The third game of the day featured impressive defense by both teams, but Team Beast pulled away with the 59-44 victory over The Dream Team.
Today's game will feature MULA vs. The Dream Team at 2pm in the student center basketball arena.
Dalton State and Northwest Georgia Technical College (white) took the 1st and 2nd place finishes at Georgia Highlands 1st Annual S.C.I.F.F.I. (Small College Intramural Flag Football Invitational) on Saturday, November 10th. The first game started at 9am and games continued until about 4pm that evening.
Camouflage Gamecocks Come from Behind to Secure the Championship at the 1st Annual Hallows Day Dodgeball Invitational
CHAMPIONS Camouflage Gamecocks
The championship game featured the Taylor Gang Warriors (pictured to your left) against the soon to be champions, the Camouflage Gamecocks. The other two teams were The New Guys and Team Halloween (the winners of the costume contest).
The tournament consisted of a round-robin format (best of three games) between all four teams. The round-robin winners then played in a single-game, single-elimination championship format to determine the ultimate winner.
At the conclusion of round-robin play, the Taylor Gang Warriors were the team to beat, compiling a 4-0 record. Camouflage Gamecocks ranked second with a 3-1 record, The New Guys ranked third with a 1-3, and Team Halloween took the final spot with a 0-4 mark.
Although Team Halloween was the first to be eliminated in single-elimination, they were given the free one-day parking passes for the creative outfits including a zombie, magic mike, and few scary vampires.
COMING UP: Small College Intramural Flag Football Invitational... Sign your team up today to see if you are the best small college football team around!!!
Six players were also selected to this years Hallows Day All-Star Team. From Left: John Walsh (The New Guys), Lindsey Roach (Taylor Gang Warriors), Cody Chupp (Taylor Gang Warriors), Brandon Hardin (Camouflage Gamecocks), and Hunter Goss (Camouflage Gamecocks).