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Lady Indians look to build on county crown


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Sep. 19, 2018 - 6:29 AM

BY DOUG GORMAN

dgorman@newnan.com

The East Coweta Lady Indians volleyball team heads into this week action on a roll after dethroning two-time Coweta County Champion Newnan to claim this year’s county championship.

East Coweta also knocked off Northgate en route to bringing  home the title.

The trophy that goes to the winning Coweta County champion will now be named after Amber McClure-Fayerweather who lost her battled with cancer.

McClure-Fayerweather was the former coach at East Coweta from 2013-2015 and was set to return to the county this year after beginning named the head coach at Newnan.

East Coweta has now won three matches in a row as it heads to Sprayberry for a match Thursday night.

The Lady Indians come into the match with a 15-8 record.

Through their first 23 matches, East Coweta is lead by Becca Sieckmann with 331 kills, 32 aces 109 digs.

Nahla Muhammad has 114 kills and 123 digs.

Defending GISA state champion Heritage School heads to former Region 1 rival Trinity Christian on Thursday after winning nine of their last 10 matches.

At last weekend’s Rally High tournament in Emerson Heritage finished in a two-way tie for ninth with Starr’s Mill.

The Lady Hawks, who swept Calvary Christian 3-0 in Columbus on Thursday, went 4-1 at the Rally High tournament.

Heritage swept Douglas County and Brookstone on Friday before adding a 2-0 decision.

After sweeping Holy Spirit to begin Saturday morning, the Lady Hawks and Northgate went the full three sets.

The Lady Vikings took the opener convincingly 25-9 before Heritage responded for 25-16, 15-6 efforts in the final two games.

First-year head coach James McCall has guided the Lady Hawks to an 18-5 record.

Newnan plays three times this week: The Lady Cougars headed to Westlake Tuesday for a Region 2 7A game against Westlake with a 14-7 overall record and a 2-1 mark region play.

The Cougars are 2-3 since the county tournament, beating North Cobb and Kennesaw Mountain, but falling Pace Academy, Harrison and Marist.

Mary Beth Headley has 124 kills and Morgan Sestrich 76 kills to lead the Lady Cougars into this week’s action.