Columbia County sports had a great year in 2012.
It started with an incredible run in the spring. Columbia County teams gave fans plenty to cheer about in soccer, tennis, baseball and golf, with several teams making deep playoff runs and some going the distance to win state titles. This summer, Lakeside High School product Reese Hoffa carried the torch (pardon the pun) for the county at the London Olympic Games. Then, this fall, Harlem and Greenbrier had tremendous seasons in softball, with each making it to the Elite 8.