Lakeside runner Anna Bowles won the Class AAAA girls cross country title Nov. 7 in Carrollton, Ga.
The junior finished in 18:28, 17 seconds clear of Lakeside-DeKalb's Meghan Wetterhall. Bowles' effort helped the Lakeside girls finish state runner-up to Marist.
Marist edged the Panthers by just five points in the closest race of all classes.
Anna's sister, Sarah Bowles, ran a 19:18.69 to finish fifth and Katie Townsend battled an illness to finish in 19:19.39 and sixth place.
The Panthers top five was rounded out by senior Tara Morgan, a first-year runner who finished 28th, and junior Carolyn Hennecken's 32nd-place finish.
Lakeside's boys finished third in the Class AAAA team competition. Junior Shane Wilson finished 16th, freshman Chase Fowes finished 19th and sophomore Sid Vaughn finished 21st. Seniors Connor Crowley and Michael Valerio finished 26th and 51st, respectively for Lakeside.
Greenbrier's boys finished 10th in the Class AAAAA meet, and had the 12th-best showing in all classifications. Brandon Coombs ran a 16:50 and finished 42nd to lead the Wolfpack. Teammate Robert Blackwelder ran a 16:52 and was two spots behind.
Chris Wilder (17:08, 70th), Barret Duncan (17:22, 87th) and Richard Rees (17:35, 100th) ran for the Wolfpack.
Greenbrier baseball players Ben Morgan (Georgia Southern), Chad Farmer (Appalachian State), Shawn McCain (Western Carolina) and Sam Daniel (USC Aiken) all made their college decisions official last week with the start of the early signing period. Harlem baseball player Derek Beasley (USC Aiken) cemented his decision Friday.
Wolfpack softball player Kaila Hunt signed Thursday to play for Alabama. Teammate Ashlyn Masters is expected to sign her intent this week with Florida State University.
Lakeside golfer Brant Patton (Georgia College and State University) is expected to sign Wednesday.
Evans basketball coach Kevin Kenny said more games on this season's region schedule forced him to opt out of the 100 Black Men tournament, where the Knights had been a fixture during recent years.
With Grovetown's arrival in Region 3-AAAA, Kenny said the Knights would have been overbooked.
Lakeside basketball will play host to Greenbrier on Tuesday. The game was initially scheduled for Friday at Lakeside, but was moved so as not to interfere with a potential football playoff game.
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