Walker County Sports

Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, Hank Peppers is stepping down as boys' head basketball coach at LaFayette High School.Peppers spent 10 seasons coaching the Ramblers, the last six as head coach where he amassed a 119-45 overall record. His teams advanced to the Sweet 16 tw…

The Gordon Lee Trojans track team made the long drive to Albany last weekend and returned home with a fourth-place finish in the Class 1A Public School team standings and three individual state titles.

After coming so close to winning a team state title last year, falling to second place in the standings on the final race of the championships, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans began the 2019 track season on a mission to learn from last year's disappointment and rectify it.

After coming ever so close to winning team state championships the past few years, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans' track team will go into Saturday at the Class 1A Public School state meet in Albany with a chance to win their first crown since 2014.

As his team prepared to hit in the bottom of the sixth inning of Game 1, all tied up at 4-4 against No. 7-seeded and upset-minded Seminole County, Gordon Lee senior catcher Chris Potter spoke up in the dugout.

Three members of the Ringgold High track team and three members of the LFO High track team will represent their schools at the Class 3A state meet in Albany next weekend.

The Gordon Lee Trojans began defense of their Class 1A Public School state championship on Thursday and if Thursday's doubleheader was any indication, the Navy-and-White appeared to have picked up right where they left off in the playoffs a year ago.

Both the Heritage Lady Generals and the LaFayette Lady Ramblers will be returning to the Class 4A state golf tournament later this month after top-five finishes at the area tournament in LaGrange on Tuesday.

In a wild Tuesday night affair that featured a combined 31 runs, 18 hits and 26 walks, the Howard Hustlin' Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, including a walk-off RBI-single, to beat Oakwood Christian, 16-15, in Chattanooga.

The 2019 softball season came to a close for the Oakwood Christian High School Lady Eagles on Monday with an 11-9 loss at East Ridge (Tenn.).

The Oakwood Christian Eagles played host to a pair of Chattanooga teams over the weekend and finished with a split. The Navy-and-Gold lost to Tennessee small school power Lookout Valley on Friday before defeating Howard in a Saturday slugfest.

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.

Maggie Heard struck out 11 batters in the circle and had a huge night at the plate as the Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles doubled up Notre Dame in a high school softball game in Chattanooga.

Bolstered by a 67 from Buck Brumlow, the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes won the Heritage Five-Star Invitational at Windstone Golf Club in Ringgold on Thursday by a slim two-shot margin.

The Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles dropped a 12-2 decision to Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences in high school softball action on Tuesday.

The Oakwood Christian Eagles led 2-0 after one inning on Tuesday and trailed 6-2 after the bottom of the fifth. However, the dam would break in the top of the sixth as the visiting Hawks from Tennessee Christian Prep erupted for 14 runs in the top of the inning before heading back home with …

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