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The Oakwood Christian Academy Eagles scored the game-winner in the final seven minutes to beat Old Suwanee Christian, 3-2, in their home and season-opener this past Friday night in Chickamauga.

Volleyball has always been a winning sport at Oakwood Christian High School and, in the past few years, basketball has started to become another sport that OCA can look toward as being championship contenders.

Gordon Lee, the top-ranked team in all of Class 1A Public, began their quest for a fifth consecutive state title this weekend at the Dalton Lady Cat Classic at Heritage Point Park and did so by going 4-0 against some solid competition from higher classifications.

It was a tough two days in Dalton for the Ridgeland Lady Panthers who went 0-4 during the 2019 Dalton Lady Cat Classic at Heritage Point Park.

The LFO Lady Warriors picked up their first two victories of the season Friday night at the Dalton Lady Cat Classic at Heritage Point Park.

The Heritage Lady Generals, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A this week by Score Atlanta, won their first three games at the Dalton Lady Cat Classic at Heritage Point Park over the weekend, before losing their final game of two-day event.

Longtime Catoosa County rivals LFO and Ringgold met at Chip Liner Field on Thursday, but it was the visiting Ringgold Lady Tigers who would come away victorious by a 4-2 count in the Region 6-AAA opener for both teams.

Some early-inning miscues put Ridgeland in a hole they could not escape as they dropped a 7-3 decision to Gilmer in the Region 6-AAAA opener in Ellijay on Thursday.

The LaFayette Lady Ramblers gave up three different three-run innings on Thursday, but enjoyed three big innings of their own as they picked up a 13-9 decision over visiting Pickens to move to 2-0 in Region 6-AAA play.

The Ridgeland Lady Panthers picked up a straight-sets victory on the road at Dade County on Thursday. The Lady Panthers dominated the first set, 25-1, before winning the final two sets in more conventional fashion, 25-22 and 25-17.

The Rossville Lady Bulldogs varsity team pulled off an amazing comeback in the first set against visiting Dade on Tuesday, but weren’t able to keep the momentum as the Lady Wolverines fought back to win in three sets, 24-26, 25-15 and 25-14.

The Ringgold Lady Tigers split a pair of matches in Summerville on Tuesday, falling to Ridgeland, 25-17 and 25-23, but rallying to defeat host Chattooga, 25-21 and 25-18.

The LFO Lady Warriors got a straight-set victory at Adairsville in their season-opener on Tuesday night, but ended the evening with a split after a nail-biting three-set loss to Hiram.

Last year, a young Ridgeland team stunned many folks in the area by finishing third in the Region 6-AAAA volleyball tournament and advancing to state for first time since 2016 when a senior-loaded squad won the region made it all the way to the Class 4A Elite Eight.

The Heritage Lady Generals seemed to be peaking at the right time this past October as the team went into the Region 6-AAAA tournament approaching 30 wins and holding down the No. 2 seed, along with a top-10 state ranking.

The Oakwood Lady Eagles’ Southern Christian Athletic Association team got the better of the Berean (Tenn.) Academy junior varsity squad in Chickamauga on Monday in a hard-fought three-set victory, 25-20, 17-25 and 15-6.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans moved to 3-0 on the young season by taking down visiting Darlington in a best-of-five match on Tuesday. Gordon Lee swept to the win by scores of 25-7, 25-13 and 25-22.

The LaFayette Lady Ramblers raised the curtain on the 2019 season Tuesday night and did so impressive fashion with a pair of sweeps against Rome and Model at Dan Priest Gymnasium. In the opener, LaFayette blasted past the Lady Wolves, 25-7 and 25-20, before they handled the Lady Blue Devils,…

Up 5-0 heading into the top of the fifth inning, the LaFayette Lady Ramblers sent 19 batters to the plate and scored 13 times in the frame before claiming an 18-2 victory at Southeast Whitfield in the Region 6-AAAA opener on Tuesday.

The Heritage Generals erupted for 10 runs in the top of the first inning and tacked on three extra runs in the top of the third to take a 13-2, five-inning decision at Pickens in the Region 6-AAAA opener on Tuesday.

The Ridgeland Lady Panthers and Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins met in the Region 6-AAAA opener in Rossville on Tuesday night, but it would be Mother Nature who ultimately picked up the victory.

A grand slam homerun by Haley Stahl, her second blast of the afternoon, gave the LFO Lady Warriors a 6-3 lead at Dade County going into the bottom of the fourth inning on Monday. However, the Lady Wolverines would get two runs back in the home half of the frame before running up a six-spot a…

The Ringgold Lady Tigers broke open a 1-1 tie with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on for a 4-2 home win over Catoosa County rival Heritage on Monday. With the victory, Ringgold avenged a loss to the Generals this past Thursday and earned a split in the season series.

A quartet of local athletes, three softball players and one baseball player, recently made decisions on their college futures.

The Ringgold Lady Tigers shook off Tuesday’s season-opening loss at Gordon Lee by taking down Dade County in straight sets in a best-of-five match in Trenton on Thursday, 28-26, 25-21 and 25-14.

Thursday night was another tough outing for the Ridgeland Lady Panthers, who watched North Murray's Alivia Rymer hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to give her team a 6-5 victory.

The LaFayette Lady Ramblers trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the fourth inning on Thursday, but erupted for six runs and tacked on an insurance tally in the sixth to score an 8-5 home victory over Adairsville in their final tune-up before the start of Region 6-AAAA play.

The defending Class 4A state champion Heritage Generals opened the 2019 season on Thursday and picked up right where they left off last year with a 5-1 victory over county rival Ringgold behind a dominant performance by junior pitcher Rachel Gibson.

One day after pounding out 16 hits and scoring 12 runs in a road game at Dade County, the Ridgeland Lady Panthers we're cooled off by the Coahulla Creek Lady Colts, 9-0, in a non-region game in Rossville.

The 2018 season was at times a tough one for the LFO Lady Warriors. LFO finished with a 12-14 overall record, but the majority of those setbacks came in Region 6-AAA play, including more than their fair share of close losses.

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