Lady Jack­ets cel­e­brate Se­nior Day with win over Adairsville

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Cal­houn hon­ored their three se­niors on Thurs­day as part of Se­nior Night, and all three then con­tributed in a vic­tory over Adairsville to fin­ish off the sub­re­gion sched­ule on a high note.

The Lady Jack­ets got a com­bined four hits, five RBIs and four runs scored from their se­niors to lead the way to a 10-2 win over Adairsville as they closed out their 6-AAA South sched­ule with a 5-3 record. The win put them in a tie for sec­ond in the sub­re­gion with Bre­men, and the Lady Blue Devils won the tiebreaker. Bre­men hosted Ringgold in the first round of the Re­gion 6-AAA Play­offs on Tues­day, and Cal­houn was on the road at Coahulla Creek.

On Thurs­day, se­nior Mad­die Bum­gard­ner had a three­run triple, and se­nior Adella Carver was 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored. The Lady Jack­ets’ third se­nior Tori Roper also had a hit and a run scored.

The Cal­houn of­fense was also bol­stered by Blair Hall, who had a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored, Lyndi Rae Davis with two hits and two RBIs and Anna Tay­lor with two hits. Au­drey Wil­banks con­tributed an RBI, and Erin Barnes had a hit and a run scored.

Hall also was solid on the mound, earn­ing the win by go­ing five in­nings be­fore the game was called due to the mercy rule. She al­lowed two runs on four hits while strik­ing out five.

The Lady Jack­ets were at Coahulla Creek with their sea­son on the line on Tues­day in the best 2-of-3 se­ries in the first round of the re­gion play­offs. If a Game 3 is nec­es­sary, it will be played on Wed­nes­day. (For de­tails on that se­ries, see Satur­day’s Cal­houn Times.)

In other re­cent prep ac­tion:

CROSS COUN­TRY Cal­houn sweeps again at New Echota

For the sec­ond straight week, the Cal­houn girls and boys teams hosted a meet at New Echota and once again they fin­ished atop the team stand­ings for both races.

The Cal­houn boys fin­ished ahead of North Mur­ray, Gor­don Cen­tral and Pep­perell with Felipe Bar­rios lead­ing the way with his sec­ond-place fin­ish in­di­vid­u­ally. Jonathan San­tana (fourth), Brody Blalock (fifth), Mario Mar­ro­quin (ninth) and Fran­cisco Pena (11th) also con­tributed to the team score. Julio Lopez, Andy Echev­er­ria and Danny Her­nan­dez also ran well.

The Lady Jack­ets were also vic­to­ri­ous, fin­ish­ing first in the team stand­ings ahead of North Mur­ray, South­east Whit­field, Gor­don Cen­tral and Pep­perell. Mari Mo­rales won the girls race with an im­pres­sive run as she fin­ished more than 100 yards ahead of the sec­ond run­ner. Ashley Jaramillo was third, and Ashley Hart­ness took fifth. Emily Driscoll (sev­enth) and McCamy El­lis (eighth) com­pleted the team scor­ing. Adama­riz Perez, San­dra Ramirez and Les­ley Pacheco also had strong races.

The race also marked a special oc­ca­sion for the Cal­houn cross coun­try pro­gram as they cel­e­brated their 50th an­niver­sary. Sev­eral for­mer run­ners at­tended and cheered on the cur­rent team. They also held a meet and greet be­fore the race with the pro­gram’s first coach, Lynn Wal­ter.

Cal­houn will next race on Oct. 3 at the Re­gion Pre­view Meet at the Re­saca Bat­tle­field

VOL­LEY­BALL Lady Jack­ets lose two on road

Cal­houn went on the road for a tri-match against higher clas­si­fi­ca­tion op­po­nents Cartersville and North­west Whit­field and com­peted hard but lost both matches in two sets.

The Lady Jack­ets (23-12) led Cartersville in the first match thanks to a strong start be­fore the Lady Hur­ri­canes bounced back and sent Cal­houn to a loss in two sets. They then bat­tled hard against host North­west Whit­field but lost in two sets once again.

Ash­lyn Br­zo­zoski led in the stat col­umn for Cal­houn with 13 digs and two aces. Also con­tribut­ing was: Jenna San­tori with eight digs, Emma Kate Smith with four digs, two aces, one kill and one block, Anna Ge­orge with four kills and three blocks, Erin Davis with four aces, Anna Hoblitzell with three blocks and two kills, Sophie Ste­wart with two kills and one dig, Erin Kelly with two blocks, one dig, one ace and one kill and Ash­ton Ens­ley and Rai­ley Gree­son with three digs apiece.

Cal­houn was back home on Tues­day to host a tri-match against ri­val Sono­rav­ille and Ringgold. (For de­tails on that match, see Satur­day’s Cal­houn Times.) They will visit Wood­land for a tri-match against the Lady Wild­cats and Alexan- der on Thurs­day at 6 p.m.

SOFT­BALL Ar­muchee 8, Gor­don Cen­tral 0

The Lady War­riors were held to just two hits in a road re­gion loss on Thurs­day.

Mor­gan Frank and Sam Jor­dan were the only play­ers to record hits for Gor­don Cen­tral (3-13, 3-8 Re­gion 7-AA). Des­tiny Parker pitched 1 1-3 in­nings and gave up two runs on three hits while strik­ing out one in re­lief.

Gor­don Cen­tral was on the road on Tues­day for a non-re­gion con­test at Chris­tian Her­itage. (For de­tails on that game, see Satur­day’s Cal­houn Times.) They will visit Model on Wed­nes­day at 5 p.m. to close out the reg­u­lar sea­son be­fore open­ing play in the Re­gion 7-AA Tour­na­ment at Alto Park on Satur­day.

Lady Jack­ets drop two at Grayson Tour­na­ment

Cal­houn got a chance to square off against two of the top teams in higher clas­si­fi­ca­tions on Satur­day at the Grayson Tour­na­ment at Bu­ford, and even though they were swept in the dou­ble­header, they will use the fail­ure as a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Lady Jack­ets (16-8) first faced Class 7A East Coweta, who is cur­rently un­de­feated, and scored three runs over the fi­nal two in­nings, but lost 7-3. They then faced Class AAAAA Bu­ford, who is among the top teams in their clas­si­fi­ca­tion, and took a 15-5 loss.

Against East Coweta, Lyndi Rae Davis led the of­fense with a homer and two RBIs, and Car­lie Hen­der­son added two hits from the lead­off spot, in­clud­ing a triple, to go with an RBI. Erin Barnes and Au­drey Wil­banks also scored runs.

In the sec­ond game against Bu­ford, Cal­houn fell be­hind big early, giv­ing up 15 runs in the first three in­nings and never could re­cover. Davis added two more hits on the day and drove in two, and Adella Carver also had two hits and an RBI. Blair Hall con­tributed a dou­ble and two RBIs, and Barnes, Lona Sims and Molly Walker all had a hit and a run scored.

Chat­tooga 8, Gor­don Cen­tral 0

Gor­don Cen­tral hung around for a while, but Chat­tooga put the game away with a four-run fifth to send the Lady War­riors to a re­gion road loss on Satur­day.

The Lady War­riors (3-14, 3-9) tal­lied five hits in the loss but couldn’t seem to get the timely one to drive run­ners when they needed it. Sam Jor­dan, MacKen­zie Hall, Jada Jaco, Des­tiny Parker and Da­lyn Muse all recorded a hit.

TIM GODBEE / For the Cal­houn Times

Cal­houn’s Adella Carver con­nects for a homer dur­ing Thurs­day’s game against Adairsville.

CON­TRIBUTED PHOTO

Cal­houn run­ners look to stay in a pack dur­ing the early por­tion of the girl’s race on Thurs­day.

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