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Terrell Academy ready to return to GISA final four

October 13, 2004

 Dawson- For the second year in a row, the Terrell Academy girls softball team have made it to the GISA final four.

Only this year, the Lady Eagles are playing in a different classification.

The Georgia Independent School Association, which has had three classifications for football only for years, has expanded to three classes in other sports including softball.

That drops the Lady Eagles into Class-A in softball where the Terrell Academy has been ranked number one most of the season.

The Lady Eagles have never won a state title in softball and after coming up short in last year's final four appearance, the seniors on this squad are hoping to make history Saturday in Dublin.

Senior catcher Callie Schramm said "Us seniors have been wanting this for four years and this is our chance. We are going to do it."

Senior outfielder Anna Faust said "If we play well, if we hit well and our pitchers throw strikes, I believe we can win."

The format for the Class-A finals is different than the other classes on Saurday in Dublin.

Terrell Academy and John Hancock, both of whom did not lose a game in last week's sectionals, will play Saturday. 

Both teams have to lose twice on Saturday to be eliminated from the tournament while the other two Class A final four participants have to carry their one loss from last week's sectionals into the finals.

That means the loser of Saturday's Crisp Academy/Citizens Christian game will be eliminated from the chase for the state title.

posted at 8:10pm by roberth@walb.com