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Darlington split its two matches in Summerville on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers fell to host Chattooga in three sets (16-25, 28-26 and 22-25) and beat Armuchee in straight sets (25-21 and 25-21).
With one out and the bases loaded in the seventh and final inning, Coosa had a sterling opportunity to tie or take the lead against Darlington, but Tigers’ pitcher Emily Swafford knuckled down and struck out consecutive batters to seal a 4-3 victory for her team.
Most teams from Region 7-AA finally enter region play tonight, while Pepperell and Coosa will square off in a non-region matchup.
Coosa Middle School’s volleyball squad capped off a perfect season on Wednesday rallying to best Armuchee 19-25, 25-16, 15-8 in the finals of the FCAA Volleyball Tournament at Darlington.
Some solid team outings last week at the Ridge Ferry Invitational Meet in Rome boosted a few local teams into this weeks Mile Split GA cross country rankings.
Model joins the list of local teams currently ranked in the Georgia Sports Writers Football Poll released Tuesday, and Darlington has been added to the list of teams receiving votes.
Darlington picked up its second region victory at home versus Temple on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers won in straight sets, 25-13 and 25-11.
Darlington traveled to Carrollton Saturday, where the Tigers went 1-1-2 against four different teams.
Like most coaches, Darlington’s Tommy Atha didn’t want the possibility of his 100th career victory to distract his Tigers from the visiting Bowdon Red Devils.
Another local team opens region play this week, while several others are still at least one week away. The ranks of the winless shrunk a bit last week, but a couple of local squads are still looking for their first win in 2014.
Heading toward the end of their schedule, Darlington head volleyball coach Aaron Wilton said his team really needed some momentum to push them this late in the season.