Evans, Greenbrier and Screven County each swept through their region softball tournaments last week and will be top seeds as the Georgia High School Association state tournaments begin this week.
Greenbrier's pitching carried that momentum into the Region 2-AAAAA Tournament, as the Wolfpack held their opponents scoreless through three games. Evans was nearly as dominant, outscoring its four opponents 27-2 in the Region 3-AAAA Tournament. Screven County had to battle to get through the Region 3-AA Tournament, including a 4-3 win over Bleckley County in its second game.
GHSA SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS
(series are best-of-3)
- Irwin County vs. Glascock County
- Washington-Wilkes vs. Echols County
- Lincoln County vs. Bacon County
- Screven County vs. Tattnall County
- Columbus vs. Washington County
- Thomson vs. Shaw
- South Effingham vs. Lakeside
- Cross Creek vs. Ware County
- Evans vs. Wayne County
- Effingham County vs. Harlem
- Greenbrier vs. Grobes
STRONG SWIM: Aiken's Richard Droghini and Steven Kekacs both won three races to help the Hornets finish second in the boys Region 5-AAAA swim meet last week. Aiken finished with 414 points, well behind Lexington's 656. North Augusta came in third with 315.
The Wildcats dominated the girls' side as well, besting second-place North Augusta by 119 points. Shelby Fuller had a pair of wins for the Yellow Jackets.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK:
Thursday: GHSA state volleyball tournament
Georgia volleyball playoffs get under way. Greenbrier, champions of Area 2-AAAAA, will be among the local school playing host to first-round matches.
Saturday: GISA state quarterfinals, boys soccer
Westminster and Augusta Prep will play in the state playoffs this year. Augusta Prep lost to Tattnall Square (2-0) at home in the quarterfinals last year. Westminster failed to reach the playoffs.
Monday: SCHSL Class AAA girls golf qualifier
MacKenzie Talbert and Anne Marie Covar , of Strom Thurmond, and Taylor Dodson , of South Aiken, are among several local players who are traveling to Northwoods Country Club in Columbia trying to help earn their teams a spot in the South Carolina Class AAA Girls Golf State Championship.
Reach Joey Jones at (706) 823-3304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.