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Syrupmaker Sports Roundup: Week of February 22-26

Get ready for the Red and Black Attack with the Syrupmaker Sports Roundup (scores, links, and more) for the week of February 22-26!

The season is officially underway for a number of spring sports at Cairo High School; some are wrapping up their seasons, while others are just beginning. Below is the latest "Scoop" on active team sports at CHS.

Girls Basketball

The girls' basketball team has been on fire this season! On Tuesday night, February 23, they played their first region playoff match against West Laurens High School. CHS emerged victorious with a score of 55-43. Next, they will take on the Hardaway Hawks of Columbus at home this Friday. Check out the full tournament bracket here.

NJROTC Rifle Team

The CHS rifle team is also in the midst of an impressive season, with a group of shooters Commander Alex Baker called "perhaps its strongest ever." On Tuesday night, they faced off against Tift County, who senior leader Brooke Hilgartner said is one of the team's biggest rivals due to its defeats over CHS in recent memory. This year, Tift County tried to shoot their shot against CHS but missed: Our rifle team emerged victorious and pushed their season score to 8-1!

The team, which is currently ranked number one in the region, will next face Colquitt County on Thursday, February 25 in its final match of the season. On March 11, CHS will have the honor of hosting the Area 2 Championships at the new indoor practice range.


Last Friday, February 19, the varsity baseball team defeated the Thomasville Bulldogs 5-4 in 10 innings in a non-region game at home. They will go against the same team this Friday, away, at 5:30 p.m., while the JV team will have a doubleheader at home against Lee County on Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. On Thursday, the varsity team will travel to Berrien to make up Tuesday's game, which was rained out.

Check out the Red & Black's breakdown of this year's baseball rosters here.


Last Tuesday, February 16, the boys' varsity team tied against the Thomasville Bulldogs. The girls' varsity team has yet to play a game, but this Thursday, they will travel to take on Bainbridge at 5:30 p.m. The last game for the JV boy and girls was on Monday. The girls lost 0-10 and the boys won 4-2.

The new AstroTurf field currently under construction

In case you missed it, the new AstroTurf field is underway; rising senior football players say they're looking forward to getting to work on it and have big plans for this fall.

Earlier this month, the R&B Dance team placed third in the state with their hip hop routine at the Columbus Trade Center.

The Syrupmaker wrestling team once again earned top honors at the state competition in Macon earlier this month.

As always, visit the Red & Black's team schedules page for full team schedules (dates subject to change).

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