If ESPN held a TitleTown USA competition based on region championships, Columbia County would be a lock.
Greenbrier High School's softball team wrapped up its 13th consecutive region title on Oct. 10, fighting out of the losers' bracket to beat Luella High School twice. The title came in the Wolfpack's first season as a Class AAAAA school.
The week before, Evans' softball squad won the Region 3-AAAA crown at Diamond Lakes Regional Park. The Knights had last claimed a region championship in 2003.
Augusta Prep's boys soccer team defeated John Milledge 6-0 on Oct. 14 to claim its first region title since joining the Georgia Independent Schools Association.
The Cavaliers came in needing at least a three-goal victory to edge Westminster.
The area's volleyball teams had their shot at region titles this weekend. Greenbrier entered the Region 2-AAAAA tournament as the No. 1 seed, and Lakeside was the favorite heading into the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.
The Wolfpack softball team's try for 13 was an inning from falling flat. Greenbrier lost to Luella on the opening day of the double-elimination format. The Wolfpack beat Luella 1-0 two days later on a seventh-inning single, and they were down 4-0 headed into the final inning of the deciding game.
"It was pretty interesting," Greenbrier coach Garrett Black said.
The Wolfpack scored five runs in the top of the seventh, and produced three key defensive plays in the bottom of the inning, including throwing out a Luella runner at home.
Black's team advanced to the Class AAAAA state sectionals, which were held Saturday, as the No. 1 seed from Region 2.
"I look back on all 13 (region titles) that we've won, and that definitely is right up there with any of them," Black said.
Augusta Prep's soccer win gave the team 16, tying for its highest total in school history. The Cavaliers were four goals short of the school-record 81 they scored in 2005 and were on pace to allow the fewest goals in a season. The Cavaliers played host to Tattnall Square on Saturday in a GISA Class AAA quarterfinal match.
Harlem High School junior Jay Aplin and Greenbrier junior Ben Morgan are on their way to Jupiter.
The Florida town is playing host to the Perfect Game/World Wood Bat Association World Series, which starts Thursday and runs through Oct. 27. Aplin and Morgan are on the roster with the Ohio Warhawks.
Aplin was named most-promising sophomore at Harlem baseball's awards banquet in the spring after pitching a one-hit shutout in his varsity debut. Morgan played shortstop for the Wolfpack.
Evans vs. Hephzibah (Knights' homecoming), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Greenbrier at M.L. King, Saturday, 8 p.m.
Lakeside vs. Westside (Panthers' homecoming), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Harlem at Butler, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Augusta Christian vs. Pinewood Prep (Lions' homecoming), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
State finals for Class AAAA and Class AAAAA, Thursday-Saturday, Columbus, Ga.
Class AAAA state sectionals, Thursday and Saturday.
Class AAAAA state sectionals, Thursday and Saturday.
GISA Class AAA state semifinals, Thursday, Mount de Sales Academy.
GISA Class AAA state finals, Saturday, Mount de Sales Academy.
Greenbrier at Carrollton, Ga., Saturday.
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