Lady Cardinals sweep Paris

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

The Lady Cardinals had the brooms out Wednesday afternoon at Drumgoole Field at Cain Park.

And the bats!

The Lady Cardinals combined for 34 hits, including three home runs, in a doubleheader sweep of Paris Junior College. They won 14-0 and 13-1.

The sweep improved the Lady Cardinals to 21-17 on the year and 8-6 in Region XIV Conference.

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AHS players on All-District and All-County basketball team

Several Athens High School students were named to the District 18-4A All-District Team. Senior Gary Lyons was named Most Valuable Player. Senior Miles Koehler was named Offensive MVP. Sophomore Rowdy Godwin is a Co-Newcomer of the Year. Seniors Chris Taylor and Javiry Bowman were named to First Team All-District. Senior Cam Ray was named to Second Team All-District. Junior Rhe’Jhi Sherfield made Honorable Mention All-District. The Athens Daily Review also named its All-Henderson County Area Basketball Team. Lyons was named Offensive Player of the Year; Godwin was named Sophomore of the Year; Koehler was named to the First Team; Taylor was named to the Second Team. Pictured (from left) are Lyons, Koehler, Ray, Godwin, Taylor and Sherfield. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)

TVCC comeback leads to another Lady Cardinal championship game appearance

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

This is it!

Championship Saturday has arrived.

The No. 20 Lady Cards (31-5) will play in their 14th NJCAA championship game and seventh in the last eight years Saturday when they take on No. 11 Tallahassee Community College (28-6). Game time at the Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University is 7 p.m.

The opportunity to win the college’s ninth national championship required a comeback for the ages in the semifinals against No. 1 seed and unbeaten Shelton State. With just over five minutes left in third quarter, the Lady Cards were down 16, 45-29. It appeared as though Shelton State was about to exorcise the demon of having lost to the Lady Cards in the semifinals the past two years.

Not so quick.

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TVCC Lady Cards play Friday night in national semifinal

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Just call them party crashers.

Someone forgot to tell the Lady Cards that teams seeded No. 20 aren’t typically extended an invitation to the Final Four. But that’s exactly where they are for an eighth straight year.

The Lady Cards didn’t just walk in uninvited. They kicked in the door with a 77-44 blowout of No. 12-seeded Walters State Thursday at the Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University.

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TVCC Lady Cards reach the Elite 8

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Welcome to the Elite 8.

They may be the No. 20 seed, but the Lady Cards sure didn’t play like it Wednesday afternoon in a 78-69 win against fourth-seeded Jones County. It was one of their most complete-game performances of the season.

The win moves them into the regional quarterfinal action Thursday at the beautiful Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University. The Lady Cards (29-5) are scheduled to take on No. 12 Walters State (30-5), which pulled off its own upset in the second round, claiming a 57-54 against Cochise, the tournament’s No. 5 seed.

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