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Augusta Prep makes it through historic weekend

Private vs. public schools

Posted: September 22, 2012 - 11:08pm

Kudos to Augusta Prep athletic director Tom Holodak and the school for making it through a busy weekend last week.

The Cavaliers had the first home football game under the lights while simultaneously holding a 12-team volleyball tournament Friday night.

I know the Springlakes community had trepidation about the lights going up and the noise and traffic that would be generated, but I hope those fears have been allayed.

The football game started just after 7:30 p.m., and even with a combined score of 84 points the game was over before 10:30 p.m. I assume the lights were turned off shortly thereafter, but I was able to get out of the school so quickly, I can’t be sure what time it was.

Things didn’t slow down for Holodak, who is also the schools’ cross country coach.

Saturday morning the Cavaliers held their cross country invitational.

The girls are the top-ranked team in the Georgia Independent School Association’s division AAA and the boys are ranked second. Both finished second in their respective races.

Private vs. public schools

It’s a shame that Georgia Independent Schools Association schools and Georgia High School Association teams aren’t allowed to play one another. I think we might be missing out on some decent competition, especially this year as Augusta Christian’s football team is undefeated (4-0) and looking solid.

It might not get its due because the team plays in the South Carolina Independent School Association. It would be interesting to see how it fared against bigger schools in the county. To use the old cliché, only 11 can play at a time, and the Lions’ 11 look awfully good.

Notables

• A pair of undefeated middle school softball teams matched up Wednesday night with Harlem Middle School beating Riverside Middle, 5-2.

• In Nashville, Tenn., Sid Vaughn got his first varsity start for the University of Georgia cross country team at the Commodore Classic Sept. 15. Vaughn was the third Bulldog to cross the line, finishing 37th on the 8K course in 25:40.56.

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