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Team Georgia could not get enough offense going on Wednesday night as they dropped both ends of the 22nd Annual Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Softball Classic at Chattanooga's Frost Stadium.

After battling back from Monday's opening round of 80 by shooting a 2-under-par 70 to make the cut, recent Gordon Lee graduate Tucker Windham took a step backward in Wednesday's final round of the 53rd Georgia Junior Championship at the Augusta Country Club.

After a short-handed Fairyland team was soundly beaten by Chattanooga Golf and Country Club in their initial Chattanooga Area Swim League Red Division meeting earlier this season, the Flash came into a rare Tuesday meet against the Wavemakers looking to make amends.

The Gordon Lee boys placed fourth overall at the GHSA Class 1A Public School track meet in Albany last month and a good deal of the credit for that goes to the trio of seniors Jasper Wilson and Wiley Heming, along with sophomore Jake Lee.

It was truly a banner year for the Gordon Lee High School girls’ track team, who capped it off with an Area 3-A championship and their first GHSA state title since the 2014 season.

Choosing the top track athletes in the local area continues to be a tough assignment as athletes continue to improve each and every year and the 2019 season was no exception, especially when it came to the Catoosa County Girls’ Track Athlete of the Year award.

Two more local teams won Dizzy Dean District 1 baseball championships on Monday night, while a third area team was eliminated just one game away from punching a ticket to the finals.

Eight different swimmers piled up 17 points apiece and the Fairyland Flash made it a three-way tie for first place in the Chattanooga Area Swim League's Red Division with a 395-319 home victory over Calhoun on Monday night.

Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga. is very quietly building a solid NAIA wrestling program and the Barons got a little stronger this past Friday as they signed recent Heritage graduate Seth Ingle.

After playing basketball nearly her entire life, Abby Dalton figured she was done with her career after this past season once Georgia Northwestern Technical College made the decision to stop offering intercollegiate athletics.

The Catoosa Great White Sharks put up another tremendous fight on Thursday night, but could not overcome the Dalton Dolphins, who got past the Sharks, 433-361, in a Chattanooga Area Swim League Blue Division meet in the Carpet Capital.

This year's Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Baseball Classic may have had a new name, but the game provided its usual exciting moments as recent graduates from the southeast Tennessee area took on their counterparts from northwest Georgia in the 18th annual diamond showcase on Thursday night.

Recent Ringgold High School graduate Mathis Coley is headed to Wyoming next month for the National High School Finals Rodeo after his recent state championship title win in Perry, Ga.

Luke Coyle turned in a three-day total of 11-under-par (202) to win the boys' division of the 16th annual AJGA/Evitt Foundation Ringgold Telephone Company (RTC) Junior All-Star at Windstone Golf Club this week.

Ringgold's Andre Tarver spent time last summer playing in the Under Armour High School All-American Game at Chicago's historic Wrigley Field and he has spent the past two weeks since graduation working out for Major League Baseball scouts in hopes of realizing a dream and hearing his name ca…

For the fifth time in the last seven years, Gordon Lee High School has earned a top-three finish in the Georgia Athletic Directors Association's Directors' Cup standings.

An excellent 2019 season continued for local pro angler Buddy Gross during the recent BassPro.com Eastern Open at Lake Chickamauga over Memorial Day weekend.

Two valuable members of the Ridgeland Panther baseball team will continue to be teammates at the next level as recent graduates Shawn Wilson, Jr. and Riley Harrison have both signed letters of intent with Chattanooga State.

The last time LaFayette High School had girls' soccer players sign to play at the collegiate level was 2004 when Whitney Watson and Whitney Brown both signed their letters of intent.

The Northwest Georgia High School Anglers Association crowned its Anglers of the Year and School Cup champions in Dalton this past week.

For the 17th straight year, Windstone Golf Club in Ringgold will play host to one of the top junior tournaments in the country as the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) will travel to northwestern Georgia to host the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star on June 3-6.

The Ringgold Tigers didn't have to look too long or too far away to find their next head baseball coach as longtime assistant and former Ringgold player Drew Walker was officially introduced as the new Tigers' skipper on Wednesday.

The Gordon Lee Trojans gave up a run in the top of the first inning on Wednesday, but responded with nine straight runs and claimed the GHSA Class 1A Public School state baseball championship with a 9-3 Game 3 win over Schley County at historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah.

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