The annual LFO Invitational softball tournament will be held at the Jack Mattox Complex in Ringgold beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
Catoosa County Sports
The 2018 NGAC Volleyball Tournament will get going on Oct. 1 at Heritage and none of the teams in the field will arrive with a perfect record.
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers got back to the .500 mark overall with a pair of home victories on Thursday. Ridgeland (15-15) defeated Dade County, 25-14 and 25-19, before completing the sweep with a 25-21, 25-22 victory over rival LFO.
Maddy Bacon scattered six hits and gave up just one walk as the Ringgold Lady Tigers improved to 15-2 on the season with a 3-1 home win over Catoosa County rival Heritage on Thursday.
Rachel Gibson struck out a career-high 23 batters on Thursday night and Heritage picked up a big 3-2, 11-inning victory over Northwest Whitfield in Tunnel Hill.
After a successful 2017 season that included a runner-up finish in the Region 6-AAA competition and a ninth-place overall showing at the Class 3A state competition, the LFO cheerleaders have set even loftier goals for 2018.
The LFO Lady Warriors saw a modest four-game winning streak come to an end on Monday as they managed just three singles in a 2-0 loss at Region 6-AAA leader Sonoraville.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers jumped out to a 9-0 lead after three innings on Monday and eventually polished off a 14-6 victory over visiting Murray County.
Rachel Gibson had a grand slam homer as part of a six-run first inning on Monday night, but it was the homestanding Dalton Lady Catamounts who got the last laugh as they doubled up the Generals, 16-8, in a non-region game.
Rachel Gibson struck out 10 batters in five innings and helped herself with a double and a solo homerun at the plate as the Heritage Generals shut out Carrollton, 9-0, during Saturday's play at the SCORE International Invitational in Chattanooga.
The LFO Lady Warriors completed a 4-0 weekend during the SCORE International Invitational at Warner Park by pitching a pair of shutouts on Saturday.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers finished up play in the SCORE International Invitational at Chattanooga's Warner Park on Saturday by going 1-1 in a pair of one-run games.
Saturday was a tough day on the court for the Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats who made the drive east to Toccoa, Ga. and returned home with a pair of straight-sets losses.
Taylor Phillips' RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the LFO Lady Warriors to a 3-2 victory over Lamar County in their first game of the SCORE International Invitational in Chattanooga on Friday afternoon.
A six-run outburst in the top of the third inning proved too much for the Ringgold Lady Tigers to overcome as they fell to Marist, 7-4, in their first game of the SCORE International Invitational at Warner Park on Friday.
The Heritage Generals moved to 12-2 on the season after a wild 11-10 victory over North Murray Friday night at the SCORE International Invitational in Chattanooga.
Over a dozen teams from Chattanooga and the northwest Georgia area made the trip to muggy Boynton on Thursday for a middle school cross country meet at Heritage.
The LFO Lady Warriors ran up against some very tough competition during Thursday’s tri-match in Tunnel Hill, falling to a pair of Class 4A toughies in Cartersville and Northwest Whitfield.
Heritage and Gordon Lee have had their share of memorable volleyball matches over the past few years and the two longtime rivals put on another show for fans on Thursday.
The LFO Lady Warriors suffered another heartbreaking loss on Thursday as visiting Adairsville plated two runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on for a 3-2 victory.
Amber Gainer and Riley Nayadley both had singles for Ringgold on Thursday, but it was the only two hits that the Blue-and-White could muster as they dropped an 8-0 decision at North Murray in six innings.
A 10-run outburst in the first inning was more than enough run support for Ringgold pitcher Maddy Bacon on Thursday as she struck out eight of the nine batters she faced in a 13-0, three-inning no-hitter against Rossville.
Pitcher Addie Edwards threw three innings of no-hit ball, struck out four batters and helped herself with a pair of RBIs in Heritage's 15-0 win over LaFayette on Thursday.
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers made the short drive to Ringgold on Thursday and came back home with a hard-fought sweep of the Lady Tigers and visiting Chattanooga Central.
A squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 10th inning proved to be the winning move for the Ridgeland Lady Panthers on Thursday as they outlasted Region 6-AAAA leader Heritage, 4-3, in a thriller in Rossville.
Rachel Gibson threw a no-hitter and added a home run as the Heritage Generals needed just four innings to dismantle Gilmer, 12-0, Wednesday afternoon in Ellijay.
The Georgia Northwestern Bobcats were able to pick up one spot in Tuesday's final round of the Wallace State (Ala.) Fall Invitational and they finished the tournament in 10th place overall in the 15-team event.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers opened Area 6-AAA play on Tuesday at rival LFO and left Fort Oglethorpe with a pair of important victories over North Murray and the Lady Warriors.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers improved to 6-3 on the season with a 25-13, 25-18 home win over Rossville on Tuesday behind five aces from River Lowry. Cady Helton and Erin Harvey had four aces apiece with Maclaine Donovan recording three aces.
Talisha Torres had five aces and seven digs as the Lakeview Lady Warriors moved to 4-6 with a 25-15, 25-10 win over visiting Chattanooga Valley on Tuesday.
Heritage (4-1) got four no-hit innings from Avah Morrison in a 7-0 win over Chattanooga Valley on Tuesday. Morrison faced 14 batters, striking out six and walking two. Addie Edwards had two strikeouts and one walk in three hitless innings of relief to complete the combined no-hitter.