High School Volleyball

GHSA lineups await region openers Thursday

County volleyball lineups begin respective postseasons this week in the Georgia High School Association needing one victory to qualify for upcoming state tournaments.

Play in both Area 2-AAAAAA, including East Coweta and Newnan, as well as Northgate in 4-AAAAAA begins Thursday in respective double-elimination events.

While the top-four finshers in 2-AAAAAA were separated by just three victories, top-ranked East Coweta and No. 2 seed Newnan are expected to be the team to beat when play begins at Luella on Thursday.

The Lady Indians, who have put together an impressive 34-6 record to go with last week’s No. 7 state-ranking, are the favorite to capture the school’s second straight area volleyball championship after finishing the regular season with a 7-0 record against region opponents.

At least five of East Coweta’s losses have come to state-ranked teams.

The Lady Indians open with a first-round match at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday against No. 8 seed Tri-Cities.

On the other side of the bracket, No.2 seed Newnan (24-12, 6-1) faces seventh seeded Westlake, also at 6:30 p.m.

In Area 4-AAAAA, Northgate, meanwhile, awaits Thursday’s early winner between No. 6 Whitewater and No. 11 Mundy’s Mill at 7:30 p.m.. The tournament begins at McIntosh before moving to Whitewater on Saturday.

The Lady Vikings (23-19) finished the area schedule at 8-2 and need a win to qualify for state.



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