The Ringgold Tigers and Trion Bulldogs have arguably been the best two dual match teams in the North Georgia Athletic Conference all season long, so it was only fitting that they would battle to the very end of the NGAC duals final at Chattanooga Valley on Wednesday.
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The Ringgold girls trailed by just three points, 32-29, at highly-regarded Haralson County on Wednesday night. However, the powerful Lady Rebels would outscore the Lady Tigers 36-16 in the second half to claim a 68-45 victory in a Region 6-AAA contest in Tallapoosa.
Four free throws by Kaden Swope in the closing seconds helped provided the margin of victory as the Heritage Generals picked up a 38-33 win at Lakeview in a all-Catoosa County showdown.
The Saddle Ridge girls forced 32 turnovers on Tuesday night, but managed just 13 points off those turnovers and dropped a 33-20 decision at Ringgold.
After being postponed by inclement weather on Saturday, the North Georgia Athletic Conference Duals finally got underway Monday night at Chattanooga Valley Middle School.
For the better part of three quarters on Saturday afternoon, the Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats much played even with the visiting Hiwassee Lady Tigers.
The Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats, tied for sixth in the latest USCAA Division II national poll, punched their ticket to the championship game of the Tim Walthour Memorial Tournament at the Rossville Athletic Center on Friday night with a 67-51 victory over Trinity Baptist College of Florida.
The Gordon Lee Middle School Trojans finally got in the win column on Thursday with a 60-48 victory over the Chattanooga Valley Eagles in Chickamauga.
The Ringgold High School wrestling team got eight pins on Thursday night and downed the Calhoun Yellow Jackets, 48-36, in a dual match at Ringgold.
LaFayette head coach Hank Peppers tried to downplay the importance of his team's 69-56 road win at Heritage on Tuesday night, but the smiles on his players' faces as they emerged from the visiting locker room post game spoke volumes on just how big of an early-season win it was.
The Oakwood Christian girls played "the best game they've played in a while", according to head coach Kraig Givens, in a 43-29 win at CAYA in Collegedale on Monday night.
The LFO Warriors snapped their season-opening four-game losing streak with a 55-50 win over visiting Haralson County in a Region 6-AAA crossover contest on Tuesday.
A low scoring, defensive battle at Heritage on Tuesday night saw the visiting Ringgold Lady Tigers use a late run to pull out a 28-25 win.
The Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats, tied for sixth in the latest USCAA Division II national poll, kept up their hot start to the 2017-18 season with a 68-39 victory over the Covenant College junior varsity team Tuesday night at the Rossville Athletic Center.
After senior Cole Wilcox inked a letter on intent with the University of Georgia last month, six more Heritage senior baseball players followed their teammate by signing their own college papers during a ceremony at the school this past Friday.
The Georgia Northwestern Bobcats and Lady Bobcats will host the third annual Tim Walthour Memorial Basketball Tournament this coming weekend at the Rossville Athletic Center (301 Williams Street).
The last time the LaFayette Ramblers and Northwest Bruins met on the hardwood was in early February as the Bruins celebrated a 53-51 victory over the Ramblers in the Region 6-AAAA championship game at Southeast Whitfield.
Prior to the start of the season, Ringgold head coach Greg Elkins said his team would have to do a better job of finishing games if they were to improve on last year's less-than-stellar overall record.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers improved to 3-1 with a win over Rossville on Thursday. Taylor Layne had 16 points and Emily Love added 10 as eight of the Lady Tigers got in the scoring column.
The Ridgeland Panthers and Heritage were the two top teams in Region 6-AAAA this past football season and the All-Region teams were a reflection of that.
The Georgia Northwestern Bobcats led 32-25 at intermission on Tuesday night, but gave up 55 second-half points and dropped an 80-71 decision to the Covenant College junior varsity squad at Barnes Gymnasium atop Lookout Mountain.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers played even with state-ranked Northwest Whitfield for a quarter on Tuesday and trailed by just seven points at halftime. However, the Class AAAA Lady Bruins used a 51-point second half to establish control and score a 72-35 win in Ringgold.
The Heritage Generals and Lady Generals went on the road Tuesday night and returned home from Southeast Whitfield with their initial Region 6-AAAA victories of the season.
The Heritage Lady Generals held a seven-point lead after one quarter against Signal Mountain on Tuesday, but saw it evaporate by halftime as they dropped a 68-57 decision to the Lady Eagles on the second day of the Ridgeland Thanksgiving Tournament.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers made up a seven-point deficit in a span of three minutes late in the fourth quarter on Friday and held on for a 47-44 win over Ridgeland on the final night of the Ridgeland Thanksgiving Tournament.
At the Chattanooga Christian Thanksgiving Invitational, the LFO Warriors fell behind 19-7 after the first quarter and trailed 41-20 at halftime in route to a season-opening 65-50 loss to the Lookout Valley Yellow Jackets this past Monday.
The Heritage Generals played virtually even with Class 7A Campbell for the final three quarters on Wednesday, but couldn't overcome Campbell's 22-point first quarter as they had to settle for the runner-up trophy with a 59-49 loss in the finals of the Dalton Thanksgiving Tournament.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers led 34-31 after three quarters Wednesday night, but turned it on in the fourth quarter to race past Notre Dame, 54-36, at the Ridgeland Thanksgiving Tournament.
The Heritage Generals got 10 of their 11 overtime points from seniors Cole Wilcox and Luke Grant as they defeated Signal Mountain, 55-51, to advance to the championship of the Dalton Thanksgiving Tournament at Dalton High School on Tuesday.
The Heritage Lady Generals got a stiff challenge in the second half on Tuesday, but weathered a couple of runs by the Notre Dame Lady Irish to pick up a 51-45 victory on the opening night of the Ridgeland Thanksgiving Tournament.
A flurry of three-pointers by the Tennessee Wesleyan University JV squad late in the first half proved to be a big blow for the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats as they dropped a 95-67 decision on the road Tuesday afternoon in Athens.