High School Soccer

EC, Newnan girls open area play with victories

East Coweta and Newnan girls soccer teams open Area 3-AAAAAA play with road victories on Tuesday.

The Lady Indians made quick work of Langston Hughes on a wet afternoon of soccer as Anna Lauzon and Nikki Brandley each scored three times in a 10-0 victory that ended by mercy rule with 11 minutes still left in regulation.

Newnan’s girls, meanwhile, gutted out a 2-1 victory at home on goals from Hannah Thomas and Erin Bright to put both of the county’s lineups out to 1-0 starts in the 3-AAAAAA standings.

East Coweta senior Serenity Waters also scored twice against Langston Hughes and added a team-high three assists. Junior midfielder Lynnsey Danford also set up three goals.

Ashton Rohrschnieder finished with a goal and an assist for the Lady Indians (2-0, 1-0). Haley Roberts also scored for East Coweta and Morgan Haase finished with an assist.

Both lineups return to non-region play on Friday. Newnan travels to Peachtree Ridge while East Coweta hosts Starr’s Mill.

In boys soccer action on Tuesday:

East Coweta 8, Langston Hughes 0: Christian Wendt scored twice among seven Indians that tallied goals in a successful 3-AAAAAA opener while also improving to 2-0 overall.

Justin Sharp, Zac Slaton, Cole Antley, Jairo Ruiz, Matthew Shumake and Jose Mosquera also scored against the Panthers. Todd Davis, David Ahn, Slaton, Antley and Shumake added assists.

Westlake 2, Newnan 1: The Cougars dropped their Region 1-AAAAAA opener at home against the Lions (1-1, 1-0). Newnan (0-3) looks for its first win on Friday against Peachtree Ridge (3-1) in a non-region match.









More Sports

College Golf

Trevor Smith, Coastal Georgia win second straight national golf title

Newnan graduate Trevor Smith helped lead Coastal Georgia to its second straight NAIA National Men's Golf Championship at the Hills Course in ... Read More


College Softball

Coweta standouts contributing in NCAA Tournament

Former Northgate softball standout Ansley Smith and her Kentucky teammates face must-win situations today against Southeastern Conference ri ... Read More


Former Lady Viking standouts have Shorter on verge of national relay title

Northgate High graduates and current Shorter University track and field standouts Ashley Ballard and Kemor Anderson are on the verge of brin ... Read More


Herrington tabbed to take over Northgate baseball program

Northgate athletic director Dr. Eric Fiske knew he might have some sleepless nights before finally deciding on the right candidate to take o ... Read More


Local Racing

Armisteads double up on wins at Senoia

The father and son racing team of Joe Armistead, Jr. and Joey Armistead doubled on victories on Saturday as the second and third generation ... Read More

Despite Brewers struggles, Smith still ‘getting jiggy with it’ on mound

When it came to talking about the 2014 Major League Baseball season last November, it was hard to blame Will Smith for not exactly being in ... Read More