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Thursday night saw a rematch of last year's NGAC finals and perhaps of potential preview of this year's conference championship series as the Gordon Lee Trojans got a big night from Blake Rodgers in a 5-0 victory at Ringgold.

The Gordon Lee Trojans and LaFayette Ramblers continued to prep for upcoming area tournaments with a head-to-head, nine-hole match at the LaFayette Golf Course on Thursday.

The Warriors got seven strong innings from Riley Mosier on Thursday night, but could not get enough offense going in a season-ending, 1-0, home loss to Coahulla Creek.

Zach Barrett gave up just one run on four hits and the LaFayette Ramblers picked up a 7-1 victory over Dade County on Thursday. Barrett walked three batters and had six strikeouts in five innings. Nick Adams would throw two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts.

The Ridgeland Panthers split their final two regular-season games in Ellijay on Thursday night, losing 4-1 in the opener before beating Gilmer, 7-3, in the final game of the three-game series.

The Ringgold Tigers saw their region finale bumped up by a day in anticipation of bad weather, but it made no difference as the Blue-and-White completed back-to-back perfect records in 6-AAA with an 11-1 victory at Adairsville on Wednesday.

With five events remaining on Tuesday, the Heritage Lady Generals held a slim 5.5-point lead over Gilmer in the race for the overall Region 6-AAAA championship. However, Heritage could not hold off the Lady Bobcats down the stretch and had to settle for a runner-up trophy.

The Heritage Generals picked up a Region 6-AAAA track championship at Southeast Whitfield High School on Tuesday as the Navy-and-Red amassed 158 points for a comfortable victory in the team standings.

The Oakwood Christian High School Lady Eagles scored six times in the first inning, 11 times in second and three more times in the fourth as they picked up a 20-8 victory over Howard Tuesday night in Chattanooga.

The Gordon Lee Trojans will play for the Region 6-A championship and an all-important automatic bid to the state playoffs on Thursday after holding off St. Francis, 4-3, in a region tournament semifinal game in Chickamauga on Tuesday.

Things did not look promising for the Heritage Lady Generals in their Class 4A state tennis opener against Denmark on Tuesday, but the ending sure turned out nice.

The Ringgold Tigers hit four home runs on Tuesday, one in each of the innings they batted, as they closed out their regular season home slate with a 17-3 victory over region and county rival LFO.

A pair of runs by the Pickens Dragons in the top of the fifth inning proved to be the only runs of the evening in a 2-0 victory at LaFayette in Game 1 of a three-game Region 6-AAAA series.

Wyatt Blevins went 2-for-3 and knocked in a pair of runs, but it was not enough for the Saddle Ridge Mustangs on Tuesday as they dropped a 13-2 home decision to Dade County.

The Heritage boys' golf team finished in sixth place at the Christian Heritage Invitational at the Dalton Golf and Country Club on Monday.

The Ringgold Tigers closed out their 2019 soccer season with a victory as they beat Haralson County, 2-1, in Tallapoosa.

The Heritage Lady Generals scored twice in the final 13 minutes to score a 2-1 victory at Cass in the regular season finale on Tuesday.

Will Allen (Heritage) The senior sharpshooter helped lead the Generals to the Region 6-AAAA championship game and later earned first team All-Region honors by scoring 15.8 points a night to go with 5.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists, while shooting 76 percent at the foul line.Garrison Baggett (Oak…

Rachel Akers (Ringgold) The junior post player and first-team All-Region pick helped the senior-less Lady Tigers to the No. 1 seed in the 6-AAA tournament after averaging 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals a game.Reagan Armour (Heritage) The Lady Generals won the 6-AAAA ti…

Lexi Besh made five saves and the Heritage Lady Generals picked up a 3-0 victory on the road at county rival LFO on Monday.

The Gordon Lee Trojans got a tough test from King's Ridge Christian on Monday night, but the Navy-and-White survived the challenge and advanced to the semifinals of the single-elimination Region 6-A tournament with an 8-5 victory over the Tigers in Chickamauga.

The Heritage Generals tuned up for the upcoming Class 4A state tournament with a game against traditional Class 3A power Calhoun on Monday, but the Navy-and-Red would manage just two hits in a 5-2 road loss.

The Oakwood Christian High School Lady Eagles took the softball field for the first time in two weeks on Friday night, and led 7-4 going into the bottom of the sixth inning at Lookout Valley.

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