Congratulations to the competitive spring teams in Bainbridge

Published 7:07 pm Friday, April 22, 2016

I’m cleaning off my desk on a dreary Friday afternoon about to attend the final regular season Bainbridge High School Bearcats baseball game. Luckily, the final regular season game will not be the final time the Bearcats take to the diamond this year.

For the first time since 2009, the Bearcats will make the state playoffs, regardless of the outcome of the last night’s game. That’s a great accomplishment, kudos to all the coaches and players who have the Bearcat baseball program on an upward trajectory. They will begin the playoffs on the road against an undetermined opponent next Friday and Saturday.

But, the baseball team is not the only BHS spring sports team to compete at a very high level this year. All told, BHS can claim four region championships in Region 1-AAAA this spring.

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Both the boys and girls swimming teams finished first in the region, the boys tennis team won a Region Championship and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs, and the BHS golf team won the Region Championship. Job well done and congratulations to all these championship teams.

Additionally, the girl’s tennis team finished with runner-up in the region, won in the first round of the playoffs and will travel to Atlanta Monday to compete in the second round. Lets all hope they win and continue on in the playoffs.

Both the boys and girls track teams had great seasons, finishing third in the region. And, several Bearcats and Lady Cats qualified for the sectional meet next weekend in Carrollton and several won individual region championships.

While not officially a spring sport, the BHS basketball teams had typical competitive seasons with the girl’s team advancing all the way to the Elite Eight in the state playoffs. The boy’s team was competitive, as always.

Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, parents and supporters. Extracurricular activities, and not just athletics, are an important part of our students’ overall education. The community is proud for and proud of these teams’ performances during the spring. And good luck to those still competing.