Last week while listing team results, I had the Greenbrier girls lacrosse team record wrong. It should have been listed as 8-6. Sorry about that, girls.
High school lacrosse has been picking up, and our athletes are making their mark at the collegiate level as well. Clay Singletary (Greenbrier) and Justin Wells (Lakeside) are part of the Reinhardt University Eagles which just finished their most successful season with a 15-4 record.
A part of the Men’s College Lacrosse Association, the Eagles won the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference–in their first foray into the playoffs–with wins over UNC-Charlotte, College of Charleston and Kennesaw State University and advanced to the MCLA Division II Championships in Irvine, Calif. On May 12, the Eagles lost in the first round to the University of St. Thomas, 13-6, with Wells registering two points with a goal and an assist.
After bringing home Grovetown’s first state title in 2013 in the 200 meter, Darius Watkins bested himself and brought home two – the 100 and 200 – from the 2014 Class AAAAA state meet.
According to his coach Rodney Tyson, he went into those races as an underdog with the third fastest times in each.
After winning the 100, his knee hurt and was checked out by the nurse, who said it was bruised.
“I told him he was the defending 200 state champion and he should go defend his title to the best of his ability and 21 seconds later he was a repeat champion,” Tyson said.
“Darius is just a special kid that comes along every now and then. I have no doubt he is going to do great things in the ACC at Virginia Tech.”
Former Lakeside tennis player Andrew Dromsky has been making his presence known at the University of Tennessee. Through the spring season, Dromsky has amassed a doubles record of 18-7. On May 11, Dromsky and doubles partner Jarryd Chaplin beat their Duke University counterparts, helping propel the team into the round of 16 in the NCAA Division I tournament. The Volunteers were set to face UCLA on Friday in Athens.
The area tomorrow will be flooded with golf as the Georgia High School Association state championships are played and 11 different sites in and around Augusta will play host. The Bartram Trail Golf Club is the spot for the Class AAAAA boys championship while the Jones Creek Golf Course is home to the Class AAAAA girls event.
The Greenbrier boys won the regional to advance to the championship round while the Lakeside boys advanced with a dominating win in the sectional competition. Both will be looking to use the home-course advantage to topple the 2013 Class AAAAA champions from Gainesville.
Individually, Greenbrier’s Tyler Barker warmed up for the state championship by winning the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Augusta Jr. Shootout on May 10-11 at Bartram Trail. Over the two days, Barker won the 15-18 division by carding a 4-under 140, including a 4-under 68 on the tournament’s final day.
Greenbrier alum Spencer Duffie was recently named a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association First Team All Conference infielder. Through 52 games, Duffie had a .418 batting average, with 46 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 16 doubles.