The Columbia Wildcats advanced to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday without ever taking the field in the first round.
Seven tennis players from two Marion County schools are gearing up for their individual matches next week at the Class 3A state championships.
There are five players from Columbia High School and two from West Marion High School that will compete beginning Monday at the FNC Tennis Center in Oxford.
Due to the inclement weather Thursday, there has been some changes to playoff baseball schedule. The updated schedule is as follows.
Game 1: Jefferson County @ West Marion, Saturday at 4 p.m.
Game 2: Jefferson County @ West Marion, Saturday at 6 p.m.
Columbia Academy senior Lauren Rowley became the second Lady Cougar to ink a college scholarship this season after signing with William Carey University Tuesday afternoon.
Rowley said it means everything to her to continue her playing career after starring for the Lady Cougars for several years.
The Wildcats proved they are one of the top contenders for the Class 3A title this year, thoroughly dominating Seminary, who went unbeaten in Region 8-3A and reached South State last year, in a two-game sweep last week to clinch home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.