A day that started out with a difficult loss ended with the Troup Lady Tigers celebrating a big win.In Saturday's first game, Troup lost to Callaway 6-1.
BIRMINGHAM - The LaGrange College Panthers kicked off a new season with a flourish.
A lock-down pitching performance from Jessica Perkins and some clutch hitting was enough to lift the Callaway Lady Cavaliers to a big region win on Thursday.
Everything has been going right for the Troup Lady Tigers of late.Coming into Thursday's region showdown against Carrollton, Troup had won six consecutive games.
It's a first-place showdown.The Troup and Carrollton softball teams have each won their first three Region 5-AAAA games, and something will have to give today when those teams face off.
They've turned the page.The Troup Tigers opened the season in style with a 36-14 victory over LaGrange in a game where they were up 36-0 at the half.
Will this be the week?The LaGrange Grangers sure hope it is.The Grangers have played two games, and they've lost them both.One of those losses came in heart-breaking fashion to the Callaway Cavaliers.
The day was a washout.The Callaway High softball team was set to host one of the state's top teams on Wednesday, but the game against Heard County was postponed because of rain and lightning.
The Callaway High volleyball team, as well as its new coach, was able to enjoy a breakthrough win on Tuesday.Heading into Tuesday's home tri-match, the Lady Cavaliers had yet to taste victory this season.
Losing a football game hasn't been a common occurrence for the Callaway Cavaliers of late.
On a night of impressive plays, it may have been the best of the bunch.The Troup Tigers were already holding a 20-0 lead when they found themselves with the ball on the LaGrange 26-yard line late in the first half.
It started with a turnover.
It wasn't a bad start for the LaGrange Grangers.Although they didn't score on their opening possession, they picked up a few first downs and showed some nice balance.
The Callaway Cavaliers haven't lost consecutive games since the first two games of the 2011 season.The Cavaliers are hoping that doesn't change this week.
The Lafayette Christian School Cougars met their match.
It's game week for the LaGrange College football team, and the Panthers will make their season debut against a familiar opponent.
Now that's how you start a season.The Troup Tigers soared to a 36-0 halftime lead, and they rolled to a 36-14 victory before a packed house at Callaway Stadium on Friday.
ATLANTA - The Callaway Cavaliers were pushed to the limit by B.E.S.T. Academy a year ago before hanging on for a 28-18 victory at Callaway Stadium.
The Callaway Cavaliers scored the final three times they touched the ball to beat LaGrange on opening night.
It's been more than a decade since LaGrange and Troup played this early in the season.In 2003, the county rivals met in the season opener, and Troup won 24-21.
The hits just kept on coming.The LaGrange High softball team was already sporting a 5-2 lead over Shaw when it came to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning.
ATLANTA - Make it six in a row.The Troup Lady Tigers put six runs on the board in the top of the eighth inning to claim a 10-4 Region 5-AAAA road win over Woodward Academy on Thursday.
It was in their grasp.The LaGrange Grangers had a 14-0 lead midway through the fourth quarter, and it looked like they were headed for a huge win over the Callaway Cavaliers on opening night.
Challenges don't come much greater than this.After an impressive season-opening win over Shiloh Hills on Aug. 15, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars will take on the champs this week.
The wait is over.The Troup Tigers will leap into a new season this week, and they'll get things started against their biggest rival.