WATKINSVILLE -- The Lakeview Academy boys cross country team captured its third straight state meet appearance on Thursday, finishing third in the Area 2-A private championships in Watkinsville.<br />
Lewis Brooks paced the Lions, finishing seventh overall with a time of 17 minutes, 54 seconds. Dalton Snyder also finished 11th (18:19), while Dustin Snyder was 16th (18:35). Rounding out the team were Grant Hocker, 26th, 19:20; Kyle Lewis, 31st, 19:39; Clint Walker, 37th, 20:30 and Joe Pennington, 43rd, 21:10.<br />
The Lions will run in the Class A private championship race next Saturday in Macon.
The Dawson boys basketball team extended their perfect start to the season to 13-0 -- their best opening in over 40 years -- on Saturday, claiming the Battle of the States tournament title in the process, 62-22 over Murphy, N.C., in Hiawassee.
Behind a complete game from former Major League right-handed starter Brad Penny and a four homer attack, the Charlotte Knights whipped the Gwinnett Braves by a score of 11-2 on Friday night in the second game of the day/night doubleheader at BB&T Ballpark.
Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.