Today's regular season finale for Lakeview Academy (22-1, 15-0) is simply a formality with the Region 8-A and home field advantage to open the Class A state playoffs already locked up. The only motivating factor for the Lions today against Hebron Christian (19-3, 12-3) is to round out the regular season with an undefeated region mark heading into next Friday's opening round of the postseason.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jessie Brookshire wasn't going to let his golden opportunity pass him by. The Flowery Branch sophomore put up two hits and drove in a run in his first appearance in a varsity game en route to his team's 5-4 win against Johnson on Wednesday in Flowery Branch.
Lakeview Academy's baseball season is falling in to place nicely. The Lions (19-1, 12-0 Region 8-A) moved one step closer to the region title with their 15-4 victory against Athens Academy on Tuesday in Gainesville. Lakeview can secure the region title with wins against Athens Christian and Commerce later this week.
With its 8-4 win against Gainesville on Monday, North Hall accomplished two things: The Trojans (11-10, 11-8 Region 7-AAA) earned a split in the season series against Gainesville, and they left the Red Elephants (11-9, 11-8) clinging to slim hopes of making the playoffs.
The Region 7-AAA baseball standings have stayed remarkably consistent all season. There's been very little fluctuation at the top of the standings among the top four programs: Lumpkin County, Creekview, West Forsyth and Flowery Branch.
Riverside Military baseball coach Matt Gifford is in charge of a team that is winning games during the part of the season when they matter most. The Eagles (8-8, 5-4 Region 8N-AA) are getting the timely hits, and winning their fair share of region contests.
ATHENS - Georgia fans got the first taste of where the football program stands at the end of spring practice, heading into the 2009 season, with the annual G-Day game Saturday in front of 42,458 fans at Sanford Stadium. Like usual, the storyline for the spring focused on which players are the best option to fill starting positions for departed seniors from the previous season.