A group of baseball players made sure the LaGrange High basketball team had a nice home-court advantage on Saturday.
The Atlanta Hawks aren't the only basketball team in the state riding a hot streak.
They made it interesting.
It's a tale of two regions.In Region 1-AAAAA, there are four boys' teams still vying for the top spot, including the LaGrange Grangers.
They had a chance.
After a strong second period, the Troup Lady Tigers headed to the halftime break with all sorts of momentum.
COLUMBUS - The LaGrange Grangers still have a chance to finish the regular season as the top team in Region 1-AAAAA.The path is a lot tougher now, though.
CARROLLTON – As the Callaway Cavaliers returned to the court for the start of the second half of Tuesdays game against Central-Carroll, the outcome was still very much in doubt.
They're in first place, but there's no time to get comfortable.The LaGrange Grangers are sitting alone atop the Region 1-AAAAA standings with a 7-1 record, but there are three teams hot on their heels.
It was a welcome addition.For their five Region 5-AAA games of the season, the Callaway Lady Cavaliers had to play without junior guard Tanesha Johnson, one of the team's top play-makers.
It took both of them by surprise.
The Lafayette Christian School Cougars went on the road on Monday looking to avenge their only loss of the season, but they were unable to make it happen.
The Columbus Blue Devils had no answer for LaGrange High's smothering defense.
The first time they met, the Columbus Lady Blue Devils made easy work of LaGrange, rolling to a 75-34 victory on their home floor.
The Callaway Cavaliers haven't lost many games this season, but they did fall short against the Valley Rams in their season opener.The Cavaliers got a chance to avenge that loss on Saturday, and they made it happen.
The basket didn't have a lid on it, but it had to seem that way to the Callaway Lady Cavaliers.
They're streaking again.The Lafayette Christian School Cougars opened the season with eight straight wins before falling to Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy on Jan. 13.
It's been a familiar refrain for the Troup Tigers this season.
The LaGrange Grangers started the second half of their region schedule in style.Facing the Hardaway Hawks, the Grangers had a big offensive night on the way to an 87-62 victory, improving their Region 1-AAAAA record to 6-1.
With one of their top players returning to the court, the Callaway Lady Cavaliers topped Cedartown 75-65 on Friday in a Region 5-AAA home game.
Flint River had no answer for LaGrange Academy's Whit Moreman.Moreman, a post player, came through with a 26-point effort to lead the Warriors to a 55-46 victory over the rival Wildcats in a region game on Friday.
They've been a part of some special moments over the years.
So far, so good.The Callaway Cavaliers came into the season as the heavy favorite to win the Region 5-AAA regular-season championship, and nothing has happened to change that outlook.
It was a big day for Maddie Paschal.
The match still could have gone either way.The Troup Tigers had built a comfortable lead against LaGrange in Wednesday's county wrestling championship, but the outcome was far from assured.