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The Chattanooga Valley and Rossville Middle School wrestling teams lost to Dade County Tuesday night in Flintstone, but the host Eagles would salvage the night with a win over the Bulldogs in the final match.

Just one week after finding out the new classifications for all of the schools in the GHSA, the state's high school governing body rolled out their new region alignments on Tuesday afternoon.

The Ringgold Lady Tigers trailed by one point after the first quarter on Tuesday night, but outscored rival Lakeview 11-2 in the second quarter and added to their lead in the third as they improved to 2-0 with a 34-21 road victory in a non-league game.

The Oakwood Christian Eagles evened their record to 1-1 overall with a come-from-behind 69-66 victory at Mountain View Christian on Tuesday.

A huge crowd filled the gymnasium at Saddle Ridge Middle School on Friday afternoon has the Mat Mustangs took on visiting Heritage in a much-anticipated early-season dual match.

Citing a love for the school, multi-time Gordon Lee state champion Gracie O'Neal officially announced that she was committing to the University of Georgia on Tuesday night.

Kale Davis crossed the finish line in 19:15 as the Ringgold Tigers placed 21st overall in the Class 3A boys' state cross country championships in Carrollton on Saturday.

The North Murray Mountaineers scored 17 points in the final 3:04 of the first half and tacked on one more touchdown in each of the final two quarters to pick up a 31-0 victory at LFO on Friday night.

Ask anyone that follows the sport of softball and that has lived in this part of the state for the last 40 or 50 years and they will all tell the same story of how northwest Georgia used to dominate slowpitch softball on the high school scene.

The sport of volleyball has always been strong in the northwest corner of the state and more proof of that was offered up on Tuesday as a pair of Walker County teams played in the GHSA Final Four in their respective classifications.

The Ringgold Lady Tigers are not the first team to ever fight back out of the elimination bracket to win a state championship.

The Gordon Lee Trojans scored on their first two possessions of the second half and used a clock-chewing drive in the fourth quarter to help seal a 14-9 victory over Mt. Zion-Carroll Monday night in Chickamauga.

Gordon Lee played in the state volleyball Final Four for the first time just 12 months ago, while it has been nearly 20 years since LaFayette advanced to the state semifinals.

After a 9-3 loss to Oconee County in the winners' bracket semifinals on Friday morning, the LaFayette Lady Ramblers saw their season come to a close with a 4-1 loss to Northside-Columbus in an elimination game Friday night in Columbus.

The Ringgold Tigers found themselves in an 8-8 battle at halftime against Haralson County on Friday night, but the Rebels' ground game would be too much in the second half as the visitors from Tallapoosa pulled away for a 28-8 victory on rain-soaked Don Patterson Field.

The Ridgeland Panthers came into the 2019 season hoping to take care of some unfinished business and make their way back to the top of Region 6-AAAA.

The LFO Warriors picked up a big road victory at Sonoraville on Friday night as they hung on for a 27-26 win. The victory denied the Phoenix a playoff berth, while also keeping their own state playoff hopes alive.

The Ringgold Lady Tigers rebounded nicely from Thursday night's upset loss by hammering Lumpkin County, 10-1, in an elimination game in the Class 3A state tournament in Columbus on Friday.

The most decorated runner in Gordon Lee High School and Walker County prep history added to her collection on Thursday as Lady Trojan senior Gracie O'Neal racked up her third consecutive region cross country title at the Darlington School in Rome.

After getting a scare from Trion in its opening game of the Class 1A Public School state quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon, Gordon Lee had a much easier time with another Region 6 member on Thursday night.

The Heritage Generals got six very strong innings from ace pitcher Rachel Gibson as they opened defense of their Class 4A state title with an 8-0 victory over LaGrange Thursday in Columbus.

The LaFayette Lady Ramblers won their opening game in Columbus a year ago and they equaled that feat again on Thursday night with a 7-2 victory over Central-Carroll in the opening round of the Class 4A state quarterfinals.

There were a few hearts in the throats of the Gordon Lee faithful in Columbus early on Thursday as their team fell behind 3-1 to second-ranked Trion after four-and-a-half innings of their opening game at the Elite Eight in Columbus.

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