Greenbrier and Evans each had first-year coaches a year ago and both had to go to battle without a key player.
For Greenbrier, they were left without their presumptive starting QB when Caleb Clark transferred to Dutch Fork High School in South Carolina.
Conner Washer proved to be a shut-down goalie when he played in the net for the Wolfpack.
The Greenbrier senior, The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year, worked with a young defense to post shutout after shutout.
After a breakthrough season, Augusta Christian coach Russ Gladden was rewarded for his success.
This spring, the girls soccer team reached the SCISA Class AAA state semifinals. Not long ago, the program underwent seasons when the team never won a game.
The Development Authority of Columbia County on Tuesday launched its online survey site - daccedstrategy.questionpro.com - to get public feedback on the strategic economic development plan it intends to create over the summer and fall.
Melissa Mundy said getting volunteers has become an easier thing these days. When the sixth annual E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by PotashCorp starts Tuesday at Jones Creek Golf Club, more than 300 volunteers will be on hand to help out.
The second annual Harlem High School Pop Warner football and cheer camp will be held from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday, July 15, at the Harlem High School Football Stadium.
The camp is free to all Harlem Pop Warner football and cheerleaders.
I mention all this to ask you: If your child plays travel ball in the sport of his or her choosing, then why? Is it for fun? Is to improve their skills? Is it to be around children their own age? Or is for them to try to one day obtain a college scholarship?
· A Martinez woman reported a potential scam after attempting to be a secret shopper online.
The woman told police she received a check in the mail with instructions to cash a check, keep $300 and send the rest to a separate address.
Traffic was diverted Thursday onto the new State Route 47 Little River Bridge, and demolition of the old green, steel-beamed Price-Legg Bridge will now begin, and some larger boat owners are getting excited.
Registration for the University of Georgia Extension, Columbia County and Toastmaster's International youth program is scheduled to open Monday.
The program is offered each year for eighth through 12th grade students.