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Lady Cards maintain state ranking

From Staff Reports

Lady Cards claim another trophy: The latest gasports.com coaches' poll was released, and once again, the Jonesboro Lady Cardinals (No. 9 Class AAAA) are the only team in the Southern Crescent to receive a top-10 ranking.

This past weekend, the Lady Cards put their state volleyball ranking on the line in a weekend tournament.

Jonesboro fell to Etowah 2-1 (15-25, 25-23, 25-20) and Northwest Whitefield 2-0 (25-15, 25-11) in pool play. However, the team rebounded with a 2-0 wins over Grayson (25-12, 25-11) and Woodstock (25-18, 25-21) en route to beating McEachern 2-1 (18-25, 26-24, 16-25) to clinch the trophy.

ELCA falls just short: The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Lady Chargers tested their skills against one of the best teams in the state when they faced St. Pius, the top-ranked team in Class A over the weekend.

Although the Lady Chargers fell just short in their hopes of pulling off the upset, they held their own, losing 25-20, 25-21.

ELHS to hold Breast Cancer Awareness event: Eagle's Landing High School will take part in a Breast Cancer Awareness event called Play for the Cure-Georgia.

Eagle's Landing High School will host the event during upcoming home matches between ELHS and Woodland High on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.,

The varsity matches between ELHS and Southside High, Mary Persons, and South Atlanta on Sept. 23 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., and junior varsity matches between ELHS and Stockbridge High, Luella High, and Ola High School on Sept. 24 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Before, during, and after the games there will be a raffle, special concession sales, chances to sign a banner supporting those fighting breast cancer, and other fun activities.

Region 4-AAAA county crossover tilt: The Dutchtown Bulldogs make the short trip across the county line today for games against North Clayton and Mt. Zion at Mt. Zion High School.

All three schools are separated by two games between second and third place in Region 4-AAAA.

Dutchtown is 12-9 and 4-0 in Region 4-AAAA behind first-place Jonesboro.

Ola enters the gym at 17-7 and 4-2 in league play. North Clayton finds itself at .500 with an overall record of 5-5 and 2-2 within the region.

Rivals meet: The Lovejoy Wildcats volleyball team will entertain two other teams from Clayton County when they play Jonesboro and North Clayton on Thursday. Matches get underway at 5 p.m.

Clayton vs. DeKalb: The Forest Park Lady Panthers (7-3, 2-3) open their doors to welcome the Redan Lady Raiders from Stone Mountain as a metro area county clash today at 5 p.m.

Fantastic Four: The Union Grove Lady Wolverines have rolled off four wins in a row to improve to 16-6 and 4-1 in 2-AAAAA. Union Grove is in third place in its region behind Greenbrier and Warner Robins.

Among the teams that have taken a beating on the court versus Union Grove include Henry County, Warner Robins, Woodland and Ola. Union Grove is off this week.

The team returns to action on Sept. 23 for a doubleheader against Redan and Ola.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SCORES

M.D. Roberts 2, Mundy' Mill 0: MD. Roberts defeated Mundy's Mill Middle School 2-1 (23-25, 25-21, 15-8). Kelsey Arnold and Rachel Baskin paced M.D. Roberts for the victory over its Clayton County rival.

In seventh grade action, M.D. Roberts kept the good times rolling with a 2-0(25-8, 25-17) win versus Mundy's Mill.

Erin Wellington, Rachel Crews and Amber Usry were key in helping M.D. Roberts secure the win.

Lovejoy 2, Morrow 1: Amber Brown provided excellent digs to give Lovejoy Middle the win.

However, the schools split with Morrow seventh grade team winning 15-6 and 15-7.