After tasting defeat for the first time all season late Tuesday night, Gordon Lee Middle School head baseball coach Jeff Guffey said he was interested to see how his Trojans would respond on Wednesday.
Catoosa Co. Middle School sports
The Gordon Lee Trojans came into Monday's doubleheader with Ringgold needing two wins to claim an unbeaten season and a conference tournament title.
The Ringgold Tigers will battle for an NGAC baseball title early next week after sweeping Catoosa County rival Heritage by identical 4-1 scores in the semifinals of the conference tournament on Thursday.
The Heritage Generals scored four times in the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday and advanced to the semifinals of the NGAC baseball playoffs with a 6-1 home victory over Lakeview.
Considering their performances all season, the Heritage girls and the Ringgold boys came into the 2019 North Georgia Athletic Conference Track Championships as the teams to beat.
The final major track meet before the 2019 NGAC Championships next week took place at LFO High School on Friday as seven of the schools that will participate in the conference championships faced off in the Lakeview Invitational, a likely preview of next week's big event.
The Ringgold Tigers will go into the NGAC tournament as the No. 2 overall seed, but not before picking up two final non-conference wins over the weekend.
The Lakeview Warriors led 10-0 after two innings and were up 14-2 after three complete, but had to hold on for a 14-10 victory over Dade County Thursday afternoon at LFO.
The Ringgold Tigers got a five-inning combined no-hitter from Ross Norman and Ty Gilbert in a 10-0 win over the Chattanooga Patriots in Ringgold on Thursday.
A little bit of history was made at the North Georgia Athletic Conference Golf Championships at the LaFayette Golf Course on Tuesday.