Rain wipes out softball games

By Anthony Rhoads and Doug Gorman

Mother Nature must not be a softball fan. For the second day in a row, she has forced games in the area to be rained out. Wednesday afternoon, wet fields forced the postponement of the Henry County and Luella game.

Tuesday's game between Jonesboro and Eagle's Landing was also rained out.

Better late than never: The Jonesboro High School softball team was supposed to spend the Labor Day weekend in Brunswick playing in a high school softball tournament.

Hurricane Frances wiped out those plans.

The tournament will now be played this weekend. Jonesboro will leave for the Georgia coast tonight after playing its game against Washington High School.

Jonesboro, which has played just two games this season, is guaranteed at least five games at the event.

Looking ahead: While Henry County volleyball championship will be decided Saturday at Luella, Clayton County volleyball teams will have to wait a little longer before crowning its championship. The Clayton County tournament is scheduled for Sept. 25. The Clayton County softball tournament is also set for that day.

Smooth Transition: With the impressive victories in volleyball, the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy sports team are looking like they belong in the GHSA. Also last week, the school's softball team won its first game since moving from GISA.

The football team has also won twice and is looking for a third win Friday against Dutchtown.

Union Grove ranked second:The Union Grove Lady Wolverines are proving they definitely can play in the highest classification of the GHSA.

In this week's gafastpitch.com state coaches' poll, Union Grove is ranked No. 2 in Class AAAAA. Brookwood is ranked No. 1.

Union Grove is currently 14-3 and the next game is Sept. 21 at Fayette County.

Stockbridge is the only other ranked team in the area. The Lady Tigers are ranked fifth in the Class AAAA poll. Stockbridge is scheduled to play host to Henry County today.

Lady Chargers look to contend for Henry County volleyball title: The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Lady Chargers are in their first year of playing in the Georgia High School Association but they are definitely more than holding their own.

The Lady Chargers will be playing in the Henry County Tournament for the first time this Saturday and will be looking to come away with the championship.

Two weeks ago, the Lady Chargers beat the previous two Henry County champions, Eagle's Landing and Union Grove. Eagle's Landing Christian beat Eagle's Landing 25-22 and 25-19. Eagle's Landing won the county championship in 2002.

The Lady Chargers also beat Union Grove, last year's county champions, 21-25, 25-23 and 25-12.