MACON -- The Lakeview Academy boys cross country team finished eighth in the Class A private championships on Saturday in Macon.<br />
Last year's Lions team finished 17th at the state meet. This year's Lakeview team averaged 17 minutes, 59 seconds.<br />
Dustin Snyder led the Lions, placing 17th individually (17:13). Lewis Brooks was also 24th (17:28), while Dalton Snyder was 44th (18:03).<br />
Kyle Lewis (18:35), Grant Hocker (18:40), Clint Walker (19:17) and Joe Pennington (19:19) also competed for the Lions.
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.
After several down years as a whole, girls softball began a resurgence in 2014 that saw 12 teams advance to the state playoffs and two -- Buford and Dawson County -- advance to the Elite 8 in Columbus.