The annual Ridgeland Thanksgiving Classic will tip off this Saturday afternoon at Panther Gymnasium and feature 20 games spread out over a four-day period.
Ringgold High School sports
Down 14-0 after one quarter, the Ringgold Tigers gave up 27 points to powerhouse Peach County in the second quarter and saw their season come to a close with a 48-7 loss to the Trojans in Fort Valley on Friday.
Last year, the GHSA elected to send all competition cheerleading squads to Columbus, regardless of their finish at their respective region tournaments, so all teams could compete at the state competition.
It won't be official until the GHSA finalizes the numbers and set the brackets, but it's all but certain that the Ringgold Tigers are headed to the Class AAA state playoffs.
Although they won't finish as one of the top four in Region 6-AAA, the state playoffs may still yet be in the cards for the Ringgold Tigers and the Blue-and-White's 31-10 Homecoming win over Adairsville on Friday could not have come at a more opportune time.
The 2018 Ringgold Lady Tigers entered the season without a single senior on the roster and, although the season had its ups and downs, the Blue-and-White still found a way to win a second consecutive Area 6-AAA championship.
Ringgold's quest for Columbus came to an abrupt end on Wednesday as the Lady Tigers were swept in the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs by No. 3-ranked Jefferson, 3-2 and 11-0.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers survived a couple of tough challenges on Saturday to win their second consecutive Area 6-AAA championship on their own home floor.
The North Georgia Cross Country League moved back to the course at Heritage High School on Thursday for the Fast Break Challenge and private schools from Chattanooga were among those leading the way.
The LFO Lady Warriors assured themselves of a spot in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament for the sixth consecutive year after a narrow 25-23, 25-23 home victory over Coahulla Creek in the first round of the Area 6-AAA tournament on Thursday.