By Doug Gorman
Spring sports are starting to heat up around the Southern Crescent, and for several local teams, that means state rankings go along with the early-season success.
Eagle's Landing Christian is ranked fourth in the gasports.com Class A coaches poll. Weather has been a little bit of a factor for the Chargers, as the team's game against Henry County was rained out last week.
Still, ELCA is riding a seven-game winning streak.
The Chargers kept the streak alive against Commerce on Saturday, posting an 11-7 victory against the Tigers.
Since losing to Woodward Academy to open the season, the Chargers have scored at least 10-runs in every game.
ELCA opens Region 7-A competition Thursday at Fellowship Christian. The squad plays another league game on Saturday when it plays St. Francis at home
Ola (9-1) comes into the week ranked fifth in the gasports.com poll,
The Mustangs knocked off North Clayton in their last game 3-0.
The Mustangs face a key games against Jonesboro today and Dutchtown on Friday. Both games will be at home for the Mustangs.
On Monday, Ola faces Alcovy on the road in a key region game.
Alcovy is ranked No. 9 in the latest Class AAAAA poll.
In high school soccer, the Eagle's Landing Lady Golden Eagles moved up one spot this week to No.8-ranking in the eurosport.com Class AAA coaches' poll.
But things didn't start out very well for Eagle's Landing. In a hard-fought contest against county rival Union Grove, a squad that plays in Class AAAAA, the Lady Golden Eagles fell to the Lady Wolverines 2-1.
Also ranked among the top soccer teams in the state, the ELCA girls comeinto this week's Class AA/A poll ranked eighth. The Lady Chargers are 5-2, including three victories in a row.
One of ELCA's losses came against Eagle's Landing in a 4-3 loss.
The complete state baseball poll can viewed by going on line gasports.com. The full soccer poll can be viewed at eurosports.com and clicking on the state of Georgia when the map of the United States pops up.