Area teams gear up for Elite 8

From Staff Reports

The brackets are set for this week's Georgia High School Association Elite 8 fast-pitch state softball tournament in Columbus and teams from Henry County will be well represented when the annual event begins on Thursday.

In the Class AAAAA bracket, Stockbridge and Eagle's Landing each advanced. Union Grove is also in the running for a state title in the Class AA tournament.

Eagle's Landing and Stockbridge could face each other in a marquee match up early.

The Golden Eagles begin play against Collins Hill at 4 p.m., while Stockbridge faces Brookwood. The winners of that contest meet Thursday at 8 p.m.

The losers wouldn't play until Friday at 11 a.m. Union Grove opens its tournament at 2 p.m. The Union Grove Lady Wolverines open the tournament Thursday against Tri-Cities at 2 p.m.

A victory would move them into the winner's bracket game at 6 p.m.Should Union Grove lose, they would play again Friday at 9 a.m.