Lakeview Academy’s Lewis Brooks finished fourth overall in the Region 8-A cross country meet and will run in the state meet in Carrollton.
He finished in 16 minutes, 58 seconds, just nine seconds behind first place.
The Lady Lions finished eighth overall, led by Jackie Allen with a time of 23 minutes, nine seconds.
BUFORD ADVANCES: The Buford softball team picked up wins over Wayne County, 7-1, and Walnut Grove, 3-0, on Thursday in the Class AAAA softball tournament in Columbus. The Wolves advance to face Thomas County Central today, with an automatic berth in the championship round on the line.
DAWSON COUNTY SPLITS: The Dawson County softball team defeated Pierce County, 5-4, on Thursday in the Class AAA softball tournament in Columbus, before falling to Ringgold, 11-1, in the second round. The Tigers will play again today.