Offense was tough to come by for the Heritage Lady Generals and the LFO Lady Warriors on Tuesday night, but the two Catoosa County rivals still managed to put on a thrilling show as the home team went 8-of-12 from the free throw line in overtime to beat Heritage, 39-31.
Heritage High School sports
An excellent 8-3 season came to an end for the Heritage Generals on Friday night as St. Pius X rolled into Boynton and pulled away in the second half for a 42-14 victory in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
Just one week after finding out the new classifications for all of the schools in the GHSA, the state's high school governing body rolled out their new region alignments on Tuesday afternoon.
Heritage junior Allison Craft was the top finisher from Region 6 in the girls' Class 4A state cross country championship race on Friday at Carrollton High School.
Ask anyone that follows the sport of softball and that has lived in this part of the state for the last 40 or 50 years and they will all tell the same story of how northwest Georgia used to dominate slowpitch softball on the high school scene.
The Heritage Generals' 2018 season ended memorably with the program's first-ever fastpitch state softball title in Columbus as the Navy-and-Red won the game in walk-off fashion.
Gordon Lee played in the state volleyball Final Four for the first time just 12 months ago, while it has been nearly 20 years since LaFayette advanced to the state semifinals.
Three teams, all located within just a few miles of each other in the top corner of northwestern Georgia, all had designs on bringing home state fastpitch softball championships back from Columbus on Saturday.