Isaac Bouton and Robert Brooks hit their first homers of the year to lead the Columbus State Cougars to a 6-1 win over the Flagler Saints on Friday night at Ragsdale Field in the first game of a three-game Peach Belt Conference series.
The Spencer Greenwaves held off a furious fourth quarter rally to hang on and post a 60-57 win over the Dublin Fighting Irish in the second round of the GHSA Class 2A state basketball playoffs on Thursday night in Columbus.
Three area basketball teams advanced to the AHSAA Southeast Regional finals with victories on Thursday at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. Three area teams were winners at the AISA state semifinals, also played in Montgomery.
It was a rough night at the Lumpkin Center on Wednesday as both Columbus State basketball teams fell to North Georgia. The Lady Cougars lost 72-54, while the Cougars wound upon the wrong end of a 73-66 final.
Olivia Cochran is considered the best girls prep basketball player in the state of Georgia and one of the best in the nation. She got additional confirmation of that fact when she was awarded her jersey for the upcoming McDonald’s All-American Game.
Stephen Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw a five-hitter Tuesday night, and now it’s on to Game 7 in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first six games.