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Maybe I will sleep next week

Have you ever had one of those week's where you needed to clone yourself?

For me, this is one of those times.

Today, there needs to be at about four of me because that's at least how many different places I need to be at the same time.

Covering spring sports has always kept us busy, but today we are swallowed up in a whirlwind of activity.

Seven baseball teams are in the playoffs with five games taking place right here in the Southern Crescent.

The boys state track meet is going on in Jefferson and Union Grove heads to Lambert High School for a girls playoff soccer game tonight in the Elite 8.

All the fun gets started this morning when both Eagle's Landing and Drew play in the Final Four of the Class AAA tennis tournament at Clayton International Park.

Although it creates some logistical nightmares for us, yes and even some headaches, it's a nice problem too have.

It says a whole lot about how good spring sports are in the Southern Crescent.

Really it started Thursday afternoon when ELCA's Tanner Rogers stepped to the victory podium after winning his event at the state track meet.

Rogers captured his gold medal in the Class A shot put.

More track accolades could come over the next two days as the annual meet unfolds.

It's going to be interesting to see how the Final Four Class AAA tennis tournament plays out this morning. On paper, Woodward should be favorite to knock off Eagle's Landing.

Woodward won the state title last year and has years of tennis tradition, but while paying a visit to the Lady Golden Eagles' final tune-up on Thursday, I could tell they are overflowing with confidence.

Drew's tennis story is amazing in its own right. The Lady Titans have only been around two years, they don't have a senior on the squad, but are just two wins away from winning the school's first-ever state title in any sport.

I don't know if either team will win their tennis matches, but one thing is for sure, they will give it their all, leaving it all on the court.

The Lady Wolverines are playing with purpose as they try to bring home the school's first ever soccer championship. In two playoff games, they have outscored opponents 9-0.

Baseball teams are just starting their playoff journey today, but if the postseason is anything like the regular season, there will be some great storylines.

Luella, which plays a doubleheader today at home against South Cobb to open the best-of-three series, is now ranked No. 3 in the gasports.com Class AAAAA Coaches' poll, but has been ranked as high as No. 1. They should easily get past this round, and don't be surprised if they go the distance.

Mundy's Mill has made plenty of history this year on the baseball diamond. The Tigers have spent the season ranked in the Class AAAA top-10 poll most of the year and head into their series against Effingham ranked seventh in the state.

ELCA heads to Mt. Paran with a No. 10 ranking in the Class A poll. The Chargers have overcome several injuries to arrive at this point of the season.

Although they are unranked, Ola, Jonesboro, Locust Grove and Lovejoy are also headed to playoffs with hopes of winning state titles.

It will all pan out on the diamond in a few weeks, but it should be an interesting ride.

As for me, I guess I'll sleep next week.

(Doug Gorman is the sports editor of the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald. He can be reached at dgorman@news-daily.com)