The Heritage Generals traveled to Class 3A powerhouse Calhoun for their season openers on Saturday, but committed nine errors in the course of the doubleheader as they lost the Jackets, 2-1 and 5-2.
Catoosa County Sports
It was a tough Saturday for three local teams in the first round of the GHSA state basketball tournament as Ringgold, Ridgeland and Heritage all went down to defeat against state-ranked squads.
The Ringgold Tigers traveled to the Savannah area over the weekend to open the 2018 season and went 2-1 in three games at Richmond Hill High School.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans won the 2012-2013 Class 1A Public School state championship with a thrilling win over Randolph-Clay at the Macon Coliseum.
The LFO Lady Warriors led 2-1 at halftime Thursday night before pouring it on in the second half to beat Coahulla Creek, 5-1, in a Region 6-AAA match played at Lakeshore Park in Dalton.
Wins have been tough to come by for the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats this season and routs have been non-existent with their three victories coming by just a combined 22 points.
A total of six basketball teams from the Catoosa and Walker County area will compete in the state tournament this upcoming weekend, while a seventh team will learn its fate early next week.
The LFO girls' soccer team got two goals from Sydnee Brown and one from Chelsey Lindsay on Friday, but it was not enough as they dropped their season-opener at home to Armuchee, 4-3.
Fans in Region 6-AAA, hoping for a showdown between No. 1 seeds Ringgold and Sonoraville in the boys' region championship game on Saturday, will have to come to the region tournament earlier than expected.
For the second consecutive year, the Heritage Generals earned the No. 3 seed out of Region 6-AAAA with a consolation game victory over Ridgeland.
The Heritage Lady Generals will be on the road for the first round of the Class 4A state tournament, but the Navy-and-Red will enter the tournament as the No. 3 seed from Region 6.
Two Gordon Lee Trojans have advanced to the state championship match in Class 1A, while one Ringgold Tiger will be trying for state gold in Class 3A.
The local basketball regions have selected its All-Region teams for the 2017-2018 season and several area hoopsters were named to the all-star squads.
Halfway through the NGAC tournament finals on Thursday night, the LaFayette Ramblers - unbeaten in league play all season long - found themselves in a very unfamiliar place.
In Tuesday night's semifinals against upset-minded Saddle Ridge, the Ringgold Lady Tigers were in serious danger of seeing their run to the NGAC championship go up in smoke as the Blue-and-White found itself trailing 27-14 at halftime.
Two rounds of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament are in the books and six wrestlers from the Catoosa and Walker County area are still in the running for championship gold.
A back-and-forth game all night long saw the LFO Warriors come up on the short end of a 56-55 decision to Bremen in the opening round of the Region 6-AAA tournament Tuesday night at Sonoraville High School.
The Ridgeland Panthers saw three of its five wrestlers advance to the championship quarterfinals of the Class 4A state tournament after wins early Thursday.
The Heritage Generals punched their ticket to the Class 4A state tournament after a 59-42 win over Gilmer Tuesday night at Southeast Whitfield High School in the opening round of the Region 6-AAAA tournament.
The North Georgia Athletic Conference basketball tournament championship games will be played at Trion Middle School at 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Thursday.
The Heritage Lady Generals scored five goals at Sonoraville on Tuesday night, but had to settle for a tie with the Lady Phoenix in a season-opening, non-region contest.
The Heritage Lady Generals swim team did not finish with enough points to crack the top 10 of the GHSA Class 4A-5A state championship meet at Georgia Tech over the weekend, but they did come up with top 12 place showings in three events.
At Southeast Whitfield, the Heritage Lady Generals moved on to the Region 6-AAAA semifinals and punched a ticket to the state playoffs with a 68-31 victory over Ridgeland.
The LaFayette Ramblers got 20 points from Aidan Hadaway and 12 from Junior Barber in a 57-39 NGAC tournament win over Chattanooga Valley on Monday.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers moved on to the semifinals of the North Georgia Athletic Conference tournament with a 39-21 victory over the LaFayette Lady Ramblers on Monday.
The Florida College Falcons and Lady Falcons both came to the Rossville Athletic Center on Saturday sporting top four rankings in the USCAA's Division I national poll and neither did anything to leave any doubts as to just how good they are.
Gordon Lee senior Braden Jarvis is still undefeated on the season (37-0) after winning the Class 1A state sectionals at Irwin County High School on Saturday. Jarvis took first place at 170 pounds and will head to Macon for the state finals this upcoming weekend.
The North Georgia Athletic Conference began tournament play at Trion on Saturday and the day would ultimately belong to Heritage's Marcus Fortson.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers got 13 points each from Heather Tucker and Emma Baker as they took down Walker County rival Chattanooga Valley, 34-25, in an opening-round game at the North Georgia Athletic Conference tournament at Trion on Saturday.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers will be the No. 3 seed from Region 6-AAA North in the upcoming region tournament after a 53-37 win over Murray County on Senior Night in Ringgold on Friday.
The visiting Georgia Northwestern Bobcats trailed 26-20 at halftime on Thursday, but were unable to pull out the win over the junior varsity Tigers from Hiwassee College as the home team held on for a 62-60 win.
By virtue of winning the regular season championships, the LaFayette Ramblers and Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins earned No. 1 seeds for next week’s Region 6-AAAA tournament, first-round byes and guaranteed spots in the semifinals, meaning those two teams are assured of spots in the state to…
Trion Middle School and Trion High School will serve as dual sites for the 2018 North Georgia Athletic Conference basketball tournament, which gets underway on Saturday.
The Heritage Generals picked up a 45-31 win at Ringgold in their final tune-up before the NGAC tournament, which begins on Saturday.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans, hit hard by the flu bug, had just six players in uniform for Tuesday afternoon's important home game with visiting Heritage.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers got another balanced scoring effort on Tuesday as they moved within one game of completing an unbeaten conference run in the regular season with a 42-20 win at Chattanooga Valley.