Callaway soccer teams roll past Haralson County

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 11, 2016

By Kevin Eckleberry

It was a productive road trip for the Callaway High soccer teams.

Facing Haralson County in a Region 5-AAA doubleheader on Thursday, both Callaway teams had no trouble coming away with victories.

In the boys’ game, which was played first, the Cavaliers (4-2 overall) evened their region record at 1-1 with a 9-0 victory, and the Lady Cavaliers (6-0 overall) rolled to a 7-0 win to improve their region record to 3-0.

The Lady Cavaliers beat Haralson County 10-0 on their home field earlier this season, and they dominated the rematch as well, even though leading scorer Savannah Thompson was unable to play because of an ankle injury.

Brianne Vaught and Chloe McGuffin each had three goals for Callaway, and Kelly Carlisle had one goal.

The Lady Cavaliers have dominated each of their three region games, beating Haralson County twice and Cedartown once by a combined score of 21-1.

Callaway will put its perfect record on the line with a key home game against Central-Carroll on Tuesday.

Callaway’s boys’ team, which had its game with Haralson County earlier this season rained out, was looking to get a breakthrough region win after falling to Cedartown 3-0 earlier this week.

The Cavaliers made it happen in convincing fashion, and head coach Jake Hembree was able to empty the bench.

“We were able to get a lot of people in tonight, and got a lot of playing time for everybody,” Hembree said.

One of Callaway’s starters and top players, Cameron Spinks, put the ball in the net with regularity against Haralson County and scored four goals.

Wesley Brooks added two goals, and Grayson Lambert, Chase Drake and Tyler Lewis each scored one goal.

The Cavaliers had a 4-0 lead at the half, and Hembree said they scored about “five goals in 10 minutes” in the second half.

TENNIS: LaGrange High’s teams improved on their Region 1-AAAAA records with wins over Hardaway on Thursday.

The Lady Grangers rolled to a 4-1 win, while the Grangers prevailed 5-0, and six of the matches were forfeited by the Hardaway teams.

The only match that was contested on the boys’ side came at number one doubles, with Jas Singh and Tiger Lakhwani winning 6-0, 6-0.

Blade Kendall, Tony Choi and Pierce Skinner all won by forfeit, as did the doubles team of Jackson Kuerzi and Gavin Battle.

On the girls’ side, Euna Oh won at number one singles, and the number one doubles teams of Abbi Lynn Lanier and Lizzie Wilkerson also won.

Elise Lee and the doubles team of Kaylee Key and Lauren Yarbrough won by forfeit, and LaGrange’s Abigail Brock fell short at number two singles.

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