The LaGrange Grangers were unable to get much going against a strong Mary Persons team Friday night.
HAMILTON - It was all going so well for the Callaway Cavaliers.With the clock winding down in the first half, the Cavaliers were leading 17-0, and they had the home-standing Harris County Tigers on their heels.
While the LaGrange College Panthers haven't been a flawless team through the first two weeks of the season, they have displayed one quality that every team would love to have.
COLUMBUS - They were two points short.The Troup Tigers had their way offensively during Thursday's game against Carver, accumulating more than 500 yards while putting 41 points on the scoreboard.
They've taken the field nine times, and eight times they've won in dominant fashion.
It was a solid effort for LaGrange pitcher Cassidy Creed during Thursday's Region 1-AAAAA game against Northside.
Troup's softball team did plenty of damage at the plate during Thursday's region showdown against Woodward Academy.
The Lafayette Christian School Cougars have shown they can win on their home field.
Everything was going wrong.
They got to finish the game this time.Earlier this season, the Troup Lady Tigers were leading Brookstone 3-1 when the came was canceled because of rain.
The LaGrange Grangers are rested and ready to put together their first winning streak of the season.LaGrange, which beat Spalding County 14-8 on Sept. 5 for its first win, will be in Forsyth on Friday to take on Mary Persons.
They were cruising along, holding a seemingly comfortable six-run lead, and their pitcher was tossing a no-hitter.
Sam Bowie continued to leave the opposition in his foot steps.
The Troup Lady Tigers are going to finish the regular season with a winning record in the region.They made sure of that with a one-sided victory over Sandy Creek on Tuesday in a Region 5-AAAA softball game.
It was just like he drew it up.The Callaway Cavaliers were up 7-0 against the Heard County Braves when offensive coordinator Matt Napier called for a passing play.The play was executed to perfection.
For the only time during the regular season, a week will go by without a varsity game taking place at Callaway Stadium.Callaway, LaGrange and Troup are all in action this week, but each team will be on the road.
It was more overtime magic.In the season opener, the LaGrange College Panthers needed two overtime periods to beat Birmingham-Southern 34-28.
It didn't go as planned.
In a Week 2 win over Northgate, the Troup Tigers put their big-play ability in the running game on display, with Mess Bonner ripping off scoring runs of 80 and 45 yards.
In the state semifinals last season, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars had the ball late with a chance to beat Harvester Christian.
If the Troup Tigers had a few more clicks left on the clock, they may have been in business.
It had all the makings of another shoot-out.In 2012, Callaway and Heard County played a classic, back-and-forth game dominated by the offenses.When the dust cleared, it was Heard County holding on for a 43-37 victory.
They're making it look easy.The LaGrange Academy Warriors, who played for a state championship a year ago, steamrolled Furtah Prep 7-1 on Tuesday in a boys' soccer match to improve to 6-0.
It's three up and three down for the LaGrange College women's soccer team.Andrea Richard notched a second-half goal to lift the Panthers to a 1-0 victory over visiting Wesleyan on Wednesday.
There's no looking back.The Troup Tigers are off to a stellar start this season, having won both of their games in impressive fashion.
There was no hangover effect for the Troup Tigers.
They had their chances.The LaGrange Lady Grangers had someone reach third base in every inning of Tuesday's Region 1-AAAAA game against Harris County.
He saw the ball on the ground, and he could have fallen on it, just to make sure possession would go to his team.
Can they make it three in a row?The Troup Tigers will try to make that a reality when they host the Harris County Tigers on Friday.
The Callaway Lady Cavaliers began a challenging week with a game against a strong Heard County team on Monday.It was a tough day for the Lady Cavaliers, who were beaten 8-0 in five innings.
With a couple of weather delays thrown in, it took the Lafayette Christian School Cougars more than four hours to finish Friday's game.It was time well-spent, though.
They were down, but the Callaway Lady Cavaliers still had plenty of fight left in them.After spotting LaGrange a 4-1 lead on Saturday, Callaway's softball team charged back to tie it with two runs in the seventh inning.
They were agonizingly close to enjoying a perfect day.Instead, the LaGrange Lady Grangers lost two one-run games against Callaway and Troup on Saturday on breast cancer awareness day.
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.