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State volleyball playoffs: Cartersville, Adairsville fall in first round

The Cartersville High volleyball team won the first set of their best-of-five, opening round match in the Class AAAA state tournament Saturday in Augusta but ultimately fell to White County with losses in the next three sets. Cartersville won a back-and-forth opening set after trailing 12-8 in the early going. The Lady Canes made a nice run to finish off the set and won 25-20. In the second set, Cartersville trailed 21-12 before battling back. Unfortunately, the Hurricanes came up just short and lost the set 25-23. White County again took an early lead in the third set to defeat Cartersville 25-11 and put the Lady Canes' backs to the wall heading into the fourth set.

Although the Lady Canes battled tough in the fourth set, they came up short again in a 25-20 loss. “We played better than the scores indicate,” said Cartersville head coach Dutch Cothran. “We got down on ourselves at times, but the girls battled back from several deficits. We played well as a unit in that final set, but just seemed to lose all those wild, scrambling points. We fought hard, and I’m looking forward to watching the growth of our young players in the future.”

Cartersville finished the season 20-15 and was the runner-up in Region 5-AAAA.


The Adairsville High volleyball team lost its Class AAA state playoff first round match at North Hall.

The hosting and top-seeded Lady Trojans won 25-12, 25-11, and 25-12 and will host a Sweet Sixteen match for the seventh straight season Tuesday night.

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