FAYETTEVILLE – Denied in their quest to win a region title, the Troup Tigers will now try to capture a more important championship.
The LaGrange Grangers secured third place in Region 1-AAAAA with a 17-0 win over Carver on Friday in a game that was shortened to five innings because of the run rule.
She has accomplished so much during her time as a soccer player at Lafayette Christian School, but senior Miranda Powell is eager to get better.
They took care of business.The Troup Tigers came into Thursday's game against Whitewater knowing they had to have a win to keep their region-championship hopes alive.
Logan Carson was locked in.Carson, a senior pitcher for the LaGrange Grangers, came out and shut down a strong Harris County team on Thursday.
The players were all gathered around Callaway head coach Dusty Hubbard, who was getting updates on a game of great interest to the Cavaliers.Earlier on Thursday, Callaway went out and thumped Rockmart 10-1.
They're the champs.The LaGrange Grangers steamrolled the opposition to take the top spot in the Region 1-AAAAA track meet that wrapped up Thursday in Harris County.
They're getting hot at the right time.Since a 2-0 road loss to the Cedartown Bulldogs on April 11, the Callaway Cavaliers have ripped off five straight wins, and they've won eight of nine overall.
It's time for the main event.The Troup Tigers played a doubleheader against visiting Fayette County on Wednesday in a prelude to today's huge game against Whitewater.
The LaGrange Grangers got off to a bad start, and things didn't get much better as Wednesday's game against Harris County went along.
The LaGrange Grangers were pushed to the limit, but they found a way.
They're moving on.The LaGrange Grangers upended Richmond Academy on Wednesday to advance to the second round of the Class AAAAA boys state tennis tournament.
They're the champs.The Lafayette Christian School Cougars overwhelmed Colonial Hills 8-0 on Tuesday at Callaway Stadium to wrap up a region championship.
They're playoff-bound.The LaGrange Grangers needed two things to happen on Tuesday to wrap up a berth in the Class AAAAA state tournament.
Their title hopes are still alive and well, although their margin for error is gone.The Troup Tigers faced off against homestanding Whitewater in a region showdown on Tuesday, and they fell short 2-0.
Callaway's Muhammed Nu-man wasn't going to let an injury slow him down.
Well that was fun.For the first time ever on Monday, sports teams from Callaway and LaGrange Academy got together on the playing field, and it was worth the wait.
With Terry Godwin making his debut as a high-school soccer player, the Callaway Cavaliers played what was likely their final home game of the season on Monday.
Here we go.For weeks now, it has been evident that Troup and Whitewater were going to end up playing for the Region 5-AAAA baseball championship.
They're headed to state.The LaGrange Grangers finished fourth in the Region 1-AAAAA golf tournament on Monday to secure a spot in the state tournament.
LaGrange College softball coach Jennifer Claybrook believes one of the strengths of her team is its ability to shrug off adversity and to come out swinging when it gets knocked down.
Considering the way the spring has gone, it was no surprise to see the LaGrange College Panthers hoisting the championship trophy on Sunday.
Weather permitting.Those two words have taken on added significance this spring, with rain creating havoc when it comes to high-school baseball scheduling.
For the second straight Friday, it was a washout when it came to high-school baseball.In what has been a recurring theme this spring, the baseball teams from Callaway, LaGrange and Troup each had their baseball games rained out.
Danterrius Bray, a key cog on LaGrange High's region-championship basketball team from last season, is about to become a Maryville Scot.
It didn't take the Troup Tigers long to wipe out their halftime deficit.
The way Perry Keith was dealing, the Callaway Cavaliers didn't need a whole lot of offense, but they went out and put a 10-spot on the scoreboard anyway.
It's on to the next game.The LaGrange Grangers suffered a painful loss on Thursday, with the Hardaway Hawks escaping with a 7-6 victory, but there's no time to dwell on it.
They're playoff-bound again.For the sixth consecutive season, the Callaway Cavaliers have qualified for the state soccer tournament, and they'll be on the road after finishing fourth in Region 5-AAA.
Let's play two.The Troup Tigers will play a pair of games against Fayette County today as they look to stay hot heading into next week's critical series against Whitewater.
They'd already lost two heart-breakers in region play, and they weren't about to let it happen again.
His day began before sunrise with a run, and after the school day at LaGrange High ended, he headed to Callaway Gardens for a golf match.Welcome to Jonathan Pelham's world.
The Callaway Cavaliers will put their region-title hopes on the line today.
In a blowout win over Carver earlier this season, Larkin Easterwood hit his first home run of the season.He hit his second one on Tuesday, and this one was a whole lot bigger.
With the threat of rain, Troup head coach Craig Garner wanted to make sure his team jumped out to a big lead against Fayette County on Tuesday.
With Cody Mimbs coming through with a near flawless pitching performance, the Callaway Cavaliers breezed to an 8-1 victory over the Haralson County Rebels on Tuesday.
LaGrange High's tennis teams each won a pair of matches on Tuesday to earn the right to play for a region championship today.
She's rewritten the record books at Lafayette Christian School.Now, Morgan Douglass is going to try to conquer the college game.
The LaGrange Grangers are hoping Saturday's loss was just a speed bump.The Grangers came into the game against Shaw on a hot streak, but they couldn't get anything going in a 6-0 loss.
Callaway High's girls' soccer team went on the road and beat Haralson County 6-0 on Friday in a Region 5-AAA game.
By the time David Pollack left the University of Georgia, he was one of the most decorated players in the history of the football program.
The LaGrange Grangers arrived at their home field for Saturday's game against Shaw riding high.
Kevin Craft delivered a dominant pitching performance for the Callaway Cavaliers on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to keep his team from dropping a region road game.
The red-hot LaGrange Grangers finally found an opponent they couldn't overcome, and that's Mother Nature.
COLUMBUS - The LaGrange Grangers were on the verge of dropping a key region game.After taking an early 2-0 lead, the Grangers came to bat in the top of the seventh inning trailing the Shaw Raiders by a run.
They did so many things right during Thursday's match, but the one thing they couldn't do was put the ball in the net.
COLUMBUS - The Troup Tigers had the long ball working.Facing the Hardaway Hawks on Thursday, the Tigers banged out four home runs to roll to an 11-7 victory in a non-region game.
With Jonathan Pelham leading the way with a pair of first-place finishes, LaGrange High's boys' track and field team took the top spot in an eight-team meet on Thursday in Columbus.
Here's how tight things are in Region 1-AAAAA.In a matter of two games, the team that's sitting at the top of the region standings could end up in fifth place and out of the playoff picture.
The job of a leadoff hitter is to get on base, create havoc on the base paths, score runs and basically spark the offense.Callaway's Austin Garrett and Troup's Jonathan Foster are doing a phenomenal job of that.