This weekend will be another busy one for high school sports, especially on Friday at home.
Each event has make-or-break implications. The Friday games are as follows:
• 2 p.m. - Greenbrier girls tennis hosts Bainbridge for the right to go to the AAAA state tournament’s final four;
• 4 p.m. - Evans hosts Northside, Warner Robins in a doubleheader in the opening round of the AAAA baseball playoffs. If needed, a third game will be played Saturday at 1 p.m.;
• 4 p.m. - Harlem’s girls host the first round of the AAA soccer tournament against Spalding;
• 4 p.m. - Harlem’s baseball team travels to Eastside, in Covington, Ga., for the opening round of the AAA baseball playoffs;
• 5 p.m. - Greenbrier hosts Thomas County Central, from Thomasville, Ga., in a doubleheader in the opening round of the AAAA baseball playoffs. If needed, a third game will be played Saturday at 2 p.m.;
• 5 p.m. - Augusta Prep’s girls soccer team hosts Stratford Academy in the Georgia Independent School Association semifinals;
• 6 p.m. - Grovetown’s girls travel to Eagle’s Landing in McDonough, Ga., for the first round of the AAA soccer tournament;
• 7 p.m. - The Lakeside boys lacrosse team hosts Greenbrier. As well as being a natural rivalry, the winner advances to the state tournament while the loser stays home.
On Saturday, Columbia County public high school track and field athletes will participate in the Georgia High School Association girls state track meet in Albany, Ga. Augusta Christian will travel to Porter Gaud in Charleston, S.C., to compete in the South Carolina Independent School Association state track meet.