The Carrollton High School precision air rifle squad finished in fourth place at the GHSA State Riflery Championships on Saturday at the Pool International Shooting Complex in Fort Benning.
The Trojans trailed only two-time defending state champion Ware County (1,169), Allatoona (1,164) and East Coweta (1,152) among the 17 state qualifiers.
Carrollton sophomore standout Morgan Frank finished in fourth place individually to lead the Trojan contingent, which also included Collin Grubbs, Ben Bradley, Thomas Harris and Taylor Berry.
Laci Jewell of Ware County took the top marksmanship honors at 395.8, followed by Jared Eddy of Columbus (395.6) and Ben Smith of Ware County (393.3).
The Temple High School girls' soccer team advanced to the sweet 16 in the Class AA state playoffs on Friday night behind a 7-0 victory over Douglass in Atlanta. The third-seeded Lady Tigers (11-8) will now travel to top-seeded Oglethorpe County in the second round on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. match.
Mercedes Trejo recorded a hat trick for the Lady Tigers, while Abigail Velez added two goals and Hailee Weaver and Alexis Dodd scored one apiece.
The THS boys' soccer team fell to top-seeded South Atlanta, 5-1, in its first-round matchup on Friday, as Drorys Cirius scored the lone goal for the Tigers (6-13-2).
No. 1 Wesleyan boys 9, No. 4 Bowdon 0: The Red Devils (6-5) had their inaugural playoff appearance end in a first-round setback to the perennial private school power on Friday in Norcross.
No. 1 Irwin County girls 3, No. 2 Bowdon 1: The Red Devilettes had their playoff run come to a close in the elite eight on Friday.
No. 1 Irwin County boys 5, No. 2 Bowdon 0: The Red Devils also suffered the season-ending setback in the Class A Public state quarterfinals on Friday.