The 12th annual Regions Bank Directors Cup competition may have produced winners that almost anyone could have guessed, but it once again provided for great excitement throughout the Georgia high school sports year.
In a Class AAA championship series, Columbus and Spalding split a doubleheader with each team taking mercy-rule wins. The Jaguars won Game 1 18-1 in six innings, while Columbus avoided elimination by winning the second 12-2 in five innings.
Each team seemed to feed off early success.
For a second time, Georgia has lost its professional hockey team. In a press conference held in Winnipeg Tuesday, the NHL announced the Atlanta Thrashers franchise will be relocating north across the U.S. border.
Tuesday, across four sites in the state of Georgia, semifinal rubber games were played to determine participants in four of the five state championship series. Three teams that lost the first game of their respective series advanced by winning last two games of their three-game series.
The soccer landscape in Georgia high school soccer doesn’t look much like Kevin Costner’s Field of Dreams. Other sports, such as football and baseball, feature teams from all corners of the state, but the best prep soccer in the state is clearly played close to Atlanta.
Last week the boys' track and field championships were decided in Jefferson, and this weekend it was the girls' turn to run, jump and throw. After several grueling days of competition, Athens Christian, Decatur, Monroe, Southwest DeKalb and ML King were crowned 2011 team champions in Albany.
The Westminster tennis teams brought home two trophies from last Saturday’s festivities at Clayton County International Park. On the boys side, the Wildcats avenged last year’s loss to region-rival Blessed Trinity to capture the Class AA state championship.
Taxes, pollen and the Walton girls tennis team winning a state title - three undeniable rites of Spring it seems. Last week the Lady Raiders, coached by Roberta Manheim and led by Emily Zabor, one of nine seniors, won its 147th straight match and its eighth straight state title.