High School Volleyball

East Coweta celebrates Senior Night with sweep

The East Coweta Lady Indians volleyball team didn’t have to work too hard Tuesday night in an effort to win twice on Senior Night.

East Coweta rolled to sweeps of Upson-Lee (25-5, 25-7) and Calloway (25-9, 25-5) to improve its record to 31-6.

Sydney Mauer, Abigail Blum, April Schmitt, Savannah Freeman and team manager Valerie Mannebach all participated in their final home matches for the No. 7th-ranked Lady Indians.

Sydney Winters and Jessi Bartholomew finished with seven kills. Haylea Mannebach added six kills and Dominique Ingram added three kills.

Casey Padgett finished the matches with six aces and Blum added four.

East Coweta finishes the regular season with a non-area match Thursday against Brookwood and then in a playdate Saturday at the Walker School.

“There is a lot of anticipation for the playoffs,” first-year East Coweta head coach Amber McClure said. “We think these last few matches are going to get us ready for the postseason.”

Newnan falls to two-ranked teams: Newnan head coach Leslie Fant wants the Lady Cougars to win every time they take the floor, but Tuesday night she wasn’t upset with the effort.

Newnan dropped its last regular-season matches to state powers Landmark Christian (2-1) and Starr’s Mill (2-1) on the road in Fayette County.

Landmark is ranked No. 1 in Class A and Starr’s Mill third in Class AAAAA.

“I am certainly not unhappy,” Fant said. “We played hard and could have easily won the matches.”

Fant said, the mistakes her team made can easily be corrected by next week’s Area 2-AAAAAA Tournament which starts next Thursday at Luella High School in Locust Grove.

Newnan entered the final matches of the regular season fresh off a stellar performance this past weekend in the Tsunami Challenge.

The Lady Cougars lost in the finals to McIntosh.

Newnan advanced to the finals with a victory over county rival Northgate in the semifinals.

Newnan also had a tournament victory against state power Eagle’s Landing Christian in the Tsunami Challenge.

Jenni Young heads into next week’s Area 2-AAAAAA Tournament averaging six assists.

Maggie Darracott is averaging four digs per match and Julie Masonheimer is the team’s leader in assists.

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