This week’s Taylor County Athletes of the Week are perfect example of hard work and dedication paying off!
Taylor County Little Leaguer Cole Knotts and Taylor County Middle School’s (TCMS) Hadley Horne have been selected for the recognition this week.
Knotts has been a part of TCLL since he was around four-years-old, starting out playing tee ball.
His love for the sport has only grown over the years, as has his self-confidence in his talents.
He not only plays for TCLL but also takes part in the West Taylor League and puts in extra work with private lessons at Pro Performance.
This year, Knotts is a member of the Dairy King Dodgers, and was given the opportunity to make his pitching debut earlier this week.
His first time on the mound, Knotts struck out two and walked one.
At the conclusion of the game, he was presented with the game ball for his performance and the dedication he has to the sport and improving as a player.
Horne is excelling in her final track season as a Lady Knight.
She is has been a key component to the team’s recent wins, including a team first at Liberty, where Horne was at the top of individual points scored, earning 25.5 points during the meet.
In addition, Horne led her team at the Bridgeport Connect Meet and was the recipient of the High Point Female Athlete Award.
During the meet at Bridgeport, she took first-place finishes in several events including, the long jump, the 100 meter dash, the 400 meter dash and the 4X100 meter relay.
But none of these accomplishments would be possible without the devotion she has made to the sport.
Horne pushes the limits of her body and is continuously working to improve overall as an athlete, becoming quicker and stronger
Congratulations to Cole and Hadley for showing the community and fellow athletes that hard work truly does pay off and for being named Taylor County Athletes of the Week!