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The second round of the state soccer playoffs start tomorrow and there are a number of local teams still active and seeking a spot in the quarterfinals.
The all area team for boys lacrosse was announced this week.
East Coweta’s varsity baseball team defeated Mundy’s Mill 17-0 in four innings on Monday.
Douglas County’s Lady Tigers almost shocked the world on Friday in the region 5-AAAA tournament but undefeated Fayette County emerged victorious with a half court shot at the buzzer to win 37-34. Anma Onyeuku led the team with 18 points, while Tessah Holt, who hit the final shot, finished with 11.
McIntosh’s boys advanced to the second round of the Region 5-AAAA tournament at Lithia Springs with a 67-47 win over Northgate on Tuesday. Jeremy Lampkin led the Chiefs with 21 points, while Michael Chisholm added 18 and Josh Ball contributed 11. Northgate was led by 22 points from Brandon Hopkins and 12 points from Marquez Mobley.
The Chiefs will now face Banneker at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The winner will qualify for the state tournament and will take on the winner of the Fayette County/Mays or Whitewater game.
Mays played Whitewater Tuesday afternoon but a score has yet to be reported.
In what looks to be the earliest start to high school soccer season that this reporter can remember, the local teams have taken the field and are ready to prove their mettle.
Newnan’s boys (19-2) played in their second straight overtime game on Tuesday, defeating Pebblebrook 64-62 behind 18 points from Russell Powell. The Cougars took on Westlake last Saturday and lost 69-64 in overtime with Powell dropping 24 points.
The Lady Cougars lost to Westlake on Saturday 72-35 but beat Pebblebrook on Tuesday 44-36.
Newnan will face East Coweta Friday night at home.
East Coweta won the region 4-AAAAA championship over the weekend, the school’s first.
Newnan High School defensive coordinator, Mike McDonald was named the new head coach of the Newnan Cougars football team last Friday.
Northgate won the county wrestling championships on Thursday, defeating East Coweta 56-16 and Newnan 71-12.