After a scoreless first half at Adams Stadium in Atlanta Saturday night in the Class AAAA state playoff quarterfinals, the Cartersville boys soccer team fell to relentless pressure from Druid Hills by a score of 4-0.
Druid Hills scored in the opening minute of the second half, then tacked on two more goals in the middle of the second half before adding a late goal in the game’s final five minutes.
The Canes, who had playoff wins over White County and Shaw, finished the year with a 16-2-2 record.
Goalkeeper Havyn Isaac made 16 saves behind a hard-working Lady Tigers’ defense Friday night in the Class AAA state playoff quarterfinals, but the Lady Lions of Lovett defeated Adairsville 3-0.
Lovett held a 1-0 halftime lead and added a second goal early in the second half on their way to the shutout victory. The Lady Lions’ final goal came about 10 minutes later.
As well as Adairsville defended and attempted to counterattack, Lovett was even better. Lady Lions keeper Heitho Shipp was forced to make only one save of a shot on goal the entire evening.
Adairsville’s season ends with a 14-5 mark and a second straight appearance in the Elite Eight for coach David Sexauer’s club.
The Georgia Highlands baseball team split a doubleheader with West Georgia Tech Saturday in Carrollton to secure second place in the GCAA standings and earn a first-round bye in this week’s GCAA Championship Tournament.
Georgia Highlands finished the season 37-19 record, including 14-10 in conference play. The Chargers won the first game of the doubleheader Saturday 6-2 but fell in the second game 7-6.
Brandon Bell homered and drove in three runs in the Chargers’ win. Jonathan White also had a two-hit game. Nick Fink had a hit and drove in two runs.
Colby Taylor pitched five innings to pick up the win. Tyler Sellers earned a two-inning save.
West Georgia Tech came from behind to win the second game after Georgia Highlands took a 6-2 lead to the bottom of the seventh. The Chargers bullpen could not hold the lead and gave up five runs in the bottom of the inning to fall 7-6.
The Chargers are hosting the double-elimination GCAA Tournament at LakePoint Sports in Emerson and will open play Thursday at 3:30 pm against Wednesday’s ABAC-Andrew College winner. ABAC is seeded third in the tournament. Andrew College is the No. 6-seed.
You can hear postseason coverage on WBHF starting on Thursday, as the Chargers look to take the tournament and receive an invitation to the JUCO World Series. WBHF coverage begins at 3:15 on Thursday and we will update after each game when the Chargers will play next.