Callaway falls short in area match
Published 2:19 am Saturday, September 21, 2019
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Callaway High’s volleyball team saw its area winning streak come to a close with a hard-fought loss to visiting Central-Talbotton on Thursday.
After losing the first set 25-21, Callaway bounced back to win the second set 25-22.
In the winner-take-all third set, Central topped Callaway 15-6 to collect the area victory.
Callaway (9-8 overall) fell to 6-1 in Area 2 AA-A, while Central improved to 6-1 in area play.
Jordan is in first place in the area with a 6-0 record, and it visits Callaway on Monday in a critical area showdown.
CHEERLEADING: Troup High’s cheerleading team opened its season with a victory at at Walton High last weekend.
Troup, which is coming off another phenomenal season under head coach Amelia Key, will have its second competition of the fall on Saturday at Chapel Hill.
LAGRANGE ACADEMY: Piedmont Academy avenged an earlier loss to LaGrange Academy with an 11-5 home win on Thursday.
Piedmont Academy and LaGrange Academy are tied for first place in GISA Region 1-AA with 2-1 records.
In Thursday’s game, Piedmont Academy broke open a close game with six runs in the third inning, and it held off a late LaGrange Academy charge to secure the home win.
LaGrange Academy scored two runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth, but that wasn’t enough to erase the deficit.
LaGrange Academy finished with six hits.
Amber Corley had two hits with a run scored, and Laney Lackey had a double and two RBIs.
Kayla McBride had a hit, two walks, an RBI and two runs scored, and Caley Worsley and Megan Allen each had a hit.
Lackey and Worsley pitched for LaGrange Academy, and only four of the combined runs they allowed were earned.
LaGrange Academy has a non-region home game against Twiggs Academy on Monday, and it visits region foe Flint River Academy on Thursday.
CALLAWAY: Facing a Bremen team that is in first place in Region 5-AA, Callaway lost 8-0 on Thursday on the road.
Callaway (12-12 overall) fell to 3-6 in the region, but the loss didn’t impact its position in the region.
Callaway, which closes its region schedule with a home game against Jordan on Tuesday, will be the number four seed for the region tournament.
Callaway will play the number one seed in an opening-round game.
Regardless of what happens in the region tournament, Callaway has already qualified for the state playoffs.