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The Locust Grove Lady Wildcats are one of the top programs in Henry County early following seven straight victories.

McDONOUGH — The early season action around Henry County has shown Union Grove, Locust Grove, Luella and ELCA as the top contenders early in the season. The Lady Wildcats of Locust Grove have the best record of the local programs with seven victories.

Dutchtown High School (0-3, 0-3)

Dutchtown has had a rough start to the 2019 campaign as the program has scored just four runs entering this week. The Lady Bulldogs return to action this week with games against Luella, Eagle's Landing and Ola High.

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (4-1, 1-0)

The ELCA Lady Chargers are off to a good start in 2019. Their first loss came at the end of last week against George Walton Academy in a 7-1 decision. This week will be interesting for ELCA who have four games to play with one of them, Holy Innocents Episcopal, being a region game.

Eagle’s Landing High School (0-4, 0-2)

The Lady Eagles have been slow out the gate to kick off the 2019 season as four straight losses line the win-loss column. The program will return to work this week with two home games against Morgan County and Dutchtown with an away game at Jones County.

Hampton High School (3-3)

Hampton haven't played any of their region opponents so far this season but they're sitting at .500 and capped off last week with two wins over Brunswick and Thomas County Central. The Lady Hornets have three games on the schedule for the week but will travel to Pike County and open the region counter at Luella. Hampton closes the week with a game against East Coweta.

Locust Grove High School (7-0, 2-0)

The Lady Wildcats have jumped out to a strong start baring the 12-inning showdown against Eastside High last week. The Lady Wildcats downed rival Ola High and their two non-region opponents Norcross and Thomas County Central over the weekend. This week, Locust Grove will have four games with Union Grove being the Lady Wildcats' key game of the week.

Luella High School (2-1, 1-0)

Luella has scored 38 runs over two games which includes the 26-4 victory over North Clayton High. This week, the Lady Lions travel to face Dutchtown and host rival Hampton later in the week.

Ola High School (2-2, 1-2)

Ola High has been slow to start the season with the Lady Mustangs dropping two key region duels against Union Grove and Locust Grove. Ola's short week begins with a home game against Woodland before the program travels to face Dutchtown.

Strong Rock Christian School (4-2, 0-1)

The Lady Patriots didn't win their first region game of the season but that's alright as the Lady Patriots have continued to impress. This week will be interesting for the Lady Patriots as they're scheduled for five games this week.

Stockbridge High School (0-2, 0-2)

Stockbridge High started slowly last week with the offense generating no runs in the games against Ola and Union Grove. The Lady Tigers take on Locust Grove this week.

Union Grove High (4-0, 3-0)

Union Grove is undefeated entering this week in region and non-region play. However, the Lady Wolverines have a lot of pop quizzes to deal with this week. Jones County starts off the week with Locust Grove's Thursday night showdown capping off the region opponents. Union Grove's weekend slate takes the program to South Paulding for two games.

Woodland High School (4-3, 2-1)

Woodland's had a strong start to the season with two region victories early in the season. This week, the Lady Wolfpack takes on Ola, a program they played close against in 2018.

Region 4-AAAAA Standings

Union Grove 3-0

Locust Grove 2-0

Jones County 2-0

Woodland 2-1

Ola 1-2

Eagle’s Landing 0-2

Stockbridge 0-2

Dutchtown 0-3

Region 4-AAAA Standings

Luella 1-0

Eastside 1-0

North Clayton 0-1

Salem 0-1

Hampton 0-0

Woodward 0-0

Druid Hills 0-0

Class 5-A Softball

Wesleyan 2-0

Eagle's Landing Christian 1-0

Mount Vernon 0-1

Strong Rock Christian 0-1

Trinity Christian 0-1

Sports Editor

Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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