After another strong 2016-2017 school year, Columbus High School has claimed top billing among local high schools in the Georgia Athletic Directors Association’s Regions Bank Director’s Cup.
Columbus finished fifth in Class 4A in the annual Director’s Cup standings. The Blue Devils finished seventh among the boys in their classification, while the girls took third place. Columbus claimed four GHSA titles during the past school year: one-act play, girls basketball, and boys and girls golf.
The top-five finish came in Columbus’ first year after rejoining Class 4A. The school took home sixth in 5A during the 2015-2016 school year.
Columbus was one of only two local schools to finish in the top 10 of their respective classifications. Fellow Class 4A member Northside took ninth in Class 4A with an eighth-place finish by the boys and a 10th-place finish by the girls.
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Now in its 18th year of existence, the Director’s Cup was created to recognize the athletic departments in all GHSA classifications which have excelled and shown superior performance. The top schools in each classification are awarded a Director’s Cup Trophy as well as a wall banner.
Below are the standings for each of the local GHSA schools.
Harris County: 17th overall; 23rd in boys; 13th in girls
Columbus: 5th overall; 7th in boys; 3rd in girls
Northside: 9th overall; 8th in boys; 10th in girls
Carver: 44th overall; 38th in boys; 36th in girls
Shaw: 49th overall; 49th in boys; 40th in girls
Hardaway: 52nd overall; 46th in boys; 52nd in girls
Kendrick: 52nd overall; 47th in boys; 53rd in girls
Jordan: 34th overall; 31st in boys; 39th in girls
Spencer: 40th overall; 34th in boys; 45th in girls
Brookstone: 13th overall; 24th in boys; 8th in girls
Marion County: 34th overall; 72nd in boys; 19th in girls
Pacelli: 69th overall; 79th in boys; 65th in girls
Manchester: 80th overall; 58th in boys; N/A in girls
Chattahoochee County: 95th overall; N/A in boys; 88th in girls
Jordan D. Hill: 770-894-9818, @lesports