SPORTS
PIEDMONT CROSS COUNTRY

Blake Cope and the Piedmont boys will race on Saturday morning at around 10:30 in the annual Wildcat Invitational held in Piedmont.  (File Photo)

PIEDMONT FOOTBALL
Wildcats Pop Pads For First Time Piedmont scrimmages Putnam City West Friday

By Blake Colson, Sports Editor

Piedmont's football team can hardly wait for Friday night. That's when the Wildcats will get their first chance to hit, tackle and block someone other than their own teammates for the first time in months, during their initial scrimmage of the preseason. Piedmont will take on Putnam City West with the varsity portion of the dress rehearsal tentatively set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
BMX

Piedmont’s Cane Wood, 9, holds a championship trophy after winning a BMX title in Rock Hill, S.C.  (Photo Provided)

Your Hometown Newspaper for 42 Years Cross country opens season with home meet Saturday Wildcats, Lady Wildcats have summer workouts,  final time trials behind them, ready to race now

By Blake Colson, Sports Editor

Piedmont begins its cross country season Saturday in a familiar place. On its home course. The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats will host the annual Wildcat Invitational meet on their home course, marking the official start of the 2017 running season. The meet will be held just east of the high school beginning at 9 a.m. with the girls varsity race, followed by the girls junior varsity race and the boys varsity and junior varsity meets.

Piedmont made use of its new turf field for the first time on Monday. The Wildcats ran through their second padded practice of the preseason on the artificial surface.  (Photo by Blake Colston)

Piedmont youth wins BMX Championship A Piedmont boy and his brother shared a championship experience at the UCI BMX World Championships held last month in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Cane Wood, a nine-year-old, bested 110 competitors through seven different competitions to earn the world title. His older brother, Cannon Wood, 11, took sixth place overall, after advancing to the finals in a field of 86 racers.