Catoosa County Sports

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.

Significant advantages in depth and a plethora of standouts from the Catoosa-Walker County area were not enough for Team Georgia on Tuesday night as they dropped both ends of the annual Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic to their rivals from the Volunteer State.

After 12 seasons, numerous region titles, several deep playoff runs and a pair of state finals appearances, Brent Tucker is stepping down as head baseball coach at Ringgold High School.

It had been several years since the LFO girls’ soccer team had seen a player sign on to play at the collegiate level before senior Jordan Carver recently put her name on a letter of intent to play at Shorter.

Each year, approximately 16,000 students apply to the United States Naval Academy and, each year, only about eight percent are admitted to Annapolis and only after an extremely rigorous and thorough application process.

The Gordon Lee Trojans track team made the long drive to Albany last weekend and returned home with a fourth-place finish in the Class 1A Public School team standings and three individual state titles.

After coming ever so close to winning team state championships the past few years, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans' track team will go into Saturday at the Class 1A Public School state meet in Albany with a chance to win their first crown since 2014.

LFO High School's athletic department, its athletes, coaches and supporters, recently gathered at the Catoosa County Colonnade to honor its own in the first annual Feather Awards.

Just about six months removed from its best season in several years, the LFO Warrior football team recently returned to the gridiron for two weeks of spring practice. The two weeks culminated this past Friday night with a scrimmage at East Ridge High School in which the Warriors prevailed, 29-7.

The past few years have witnessed a resurgence for the LFO High School girls’ soccer program as they have taken big steps toward earning state playoff berths and becoming contenders in Area 6-AAA.

Three members of the Ringgold High track team and three members of the LFO High track team will represent their schools at the Class 3A state meet in Albany next weekend.

The 2019 season was another outstanding season for the Ringgold Tigers. Unfortunately for the Blue-and-White and their fan base, it was an outstanding season that ended much too soon.

Both the Heritage Lady Generals and the LaFayette Lady Ramblers will be returning to the Class 4A state golf tournament later this month after top-five finishes at the area tournament in LaGrange on Tuesday.

Being one of the top girls’ basketball players and top student-athletes in all of north Georgia, Heritage senior Emily Wiley had her share of options as to where to continue her athletic and academic career.

The final major track meet before the 2019 NGAC Championships next week took place at LFO High School on Friday as seven of the schools that will participate in the conference championships faced off in the Lakeview Invitational, a likely preview of next week's big event.

Bolstered by a 67 from Buck Brumlow, the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes won the Heritage Five-Star Invitational at Windstone Golf Club in Ringgold on Thursday by a slim two-shot margin.

With as many big games as they've pitched over the last three-plus years, it's no surprise that Ringgold seniors Holden Tucker and Wyatt Tennant came out with impressive mound performances in the Tigers' opening-round series of the 2019 Class 3A state playoffs.

Led by a thrilling finish in the 1600-meter finals, the LFO boys finished Day 1 of the Region 6-AAA Track Championships at Calhoun High School in second place in the overall standings.

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