Creekview’s slow-pitch softball team claimed the county’s only team state championship this year and led the Grizzlies to a fourth-place finish in the Class AAAAAA Director’s Cup standings.

Creekview once again showed it had the most well-rounded athletic program in the county after finishing fourth in Class AAAAAA Georgia Athletic Director’s Association’s Director’s Cup standings.

The Grizzlies finished with 987 points awarded for playoff and championship results, behind Cambridge (1,119), Harrison (1,115) and Pope (1,021), but it was enough to claim Cherokee County’s best finish for the third straight year.

“It is our goal to win a Director’s Cup,” Creekview athletic director Chuck Wilson said. “I do feel we are on the correct path to see that happen. I feel it is a good measuring point of a school’s overall program and how they compare to their competition.”

It was a balanced effort that got Creekview near the top of the standings, with the Lady Grizzlies finishing third with 586 points, and the boys finishing 11th with 401.

The girls side was paced by the slow-pitch softball team’s state champion that came with 100 points. Cheerleading added 90 points, while cross country and volleyball, which made its first semifinal appearance, chipped in with 85 and 83 points respectively.

On the boys side, Creekview’s runner-up finish in golf provided 90 points. Wrestling added 83, and the football team’s first quarterfinal appearance added 70 points.

“With the amazing community support, coaching staff, administration and student body, I feel each program will continue to build off each other’s success,” Wilson said.

Sequoyah was 25th in Class AAAAAA with 551 points.

Football and wrestling led the way for the Chiefs with 70 points apiece, while the golf team added 60, and basketball added 53 for a boys side that accounted for 363 points.

Sequoyah’s girls added 188 points, led by swimming (60) and basketball (53).

River Ridge (309) was 39th, led by its girls teams (207).

The Lady Knights were led by their cross country (60) and swimming (57) teams, while the baseball team’s 53 points accounted for more than half of River Ridge’s boys’ 102 points.

Etowah had the best Class AAAAAAA finish in the county once again in 20th place with 714 points.

The girls teams led the way for Etowah with 370 points, led by 80 points from the gymnastics team. The tennis and volleyball teams each added 70, while the cross country team chipped in with 66.

The boys teams finished with 344 points, led by 70 points each from the lacrosse and baseball teams, while the tennis and basketball teams each added 53.

Woodstock was 22nd with 668 points, just ahead of Cherokee in 24th with 596.

The Wolverines gained the advantage on the strength of its girls teams, which accounted for 406 points.

Cheerleading brought the Lady Wolverines 80 points. Tennis added 70, while golf (57), track (54) and softball (53) each had solid seasons.

Woodstock’s boys were led by the golf team with 69 points, while tennis, lacrosse and baseball each added 53.

Cherokee got 336 points from its boys teams, led by the golf team with 80. Wrestling and riflery each added 60, and the basketball team added 53.

The Lady Warriors basketball team added 80 points with its trip to the state semifinals, while track added 57, and softball added 53.

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