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SATURDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Armuchee uses 2-run 6th to beat Pepperell, 5-3

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The battle among Region 7-AA softball teams continued Saturday with Armuchee providing a boost of momentum and taking a 5-3 win over Pepperell in Lindale.

After opening the game with a three-run first inning, Armuchee went scoreless for four innings while the host Lady Dragons got a two-run bottom of the fourth and a pushed across another run in the fifth to tie the game 3-3.

The Lady Indians (10-9, 8-4 7-AA) answered in the sixth by loading the bases to start off. A hit batter brought in one run and then a sacrifice fly scored another to give Armuchee the 5-3 lead.

Savannah Poole had two RBIs, Livia Skinner had three hits and Erin Carney had two for the Lady Indians. Kassidy Kinsey and Lily Watson each had an RBI. Carney pitched the complete game for the win and struck out three.

Maddie Clay had two hits for Pepperell (15-4, 7-4) while Baylee Wright and Anna Cowan both pitched, striking out two batters apiece.

Armuchee lost to Pepperell 9-1 earlier this season at Armuchee.

Saturday’s game was a make-up of a postponed contest and came a week before the start of the region softball tournament at Alto Park.

Pepperell will host Model on Monday while Armuchee travels to Coosa.

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VOLLEYBALL: Coosa takes 2nd at tourney

Coosa’s Lady Eagles took on a lineup of teams from larger schools in the Carrollton Invitational on Saturday and came away with a second place finish in the tournament.

Starting in pool play, Coosa got wins over Haralson County (25-10, 25-20) and Bremen (25-23, 25-15) before winning a cross-over battle with Class 5A Harris County in back-to-back 25-23 sets.

Moving into the tournament bracket as the top seed from their pool, the Lady Eagles defeated 6A Alexander 27-25, 24-12, before meeting Harris County for the tournament championship and coming up short, 14-25, 17-25.

Taylor Roberts recorded 49 kills, 21 blocks, 32 digs and nine aces combined for Coosa in the five matches. Kasey Thacker had 20 kills, nine blocks, 44 digs and seven aces, while Jordan Roberts finished with 17 kills, five blocks, 38 digs and six aces.

Brinley Smith led the team with 95 assists while adding 18 digs and 14 aces, and Deb Barker had a team-high 50 digs.

Coosa (37-5) will host Rockmart and Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe on Tuesday.