Several area cheerleading squads were in action on Saturday as Ringgold High School and LaFayette High School both hosted local competitions.
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School sports
LFO senior pitcher Jennifer Coates twirled a four-inning perfect game against Kell on Saturday as the Lady Warriors picked up a 16-0 victory at the LFO Invitational at Jack Mattox.
The LFO Warriors trailed by 18 points in the first quarter and were down 12 late in the third quarter, but stunned Haralson County with 29 unanswered points in the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter to pick up a 43-26 victory over the Rebels on Homecoming Night in Tallapoosa.
The LFO Lady Warriors got three hits from Haley Stahl and four RBIs from Maddy Adkins in a 7-1 victory over Dade County on the first night of the LFO Invitational at the Jack Mattox complex in Ringgold on Friday.
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.
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 LFO Lady Warriors completed a 4-0 weekend during the SCORE International Invitational at Warner Park by pitching a pair of shutouts on Saturday.
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.
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.