Walker County Sports

LaFayette High School golfer Riley Grant shot a sparkling 67 at a tournament at the Achasta Golf Club in Dahlonega on March 23 to tie for the lowest individual score of the day. Grant would finish second after a scorecard playoff.

The Oakwood Christian Eagles took on two different opponents at Rossville City Park on Saturday, but surrendered big innings in both games and dropped both ends of the doubleheader.

Up 4-3 going into the top of the seventh inning on Friday, the Ridgeland Panthers scored four runs to pull away and beat LaFayette, 8-3, to give them a sweep of their Walker County rivals in the three-game series.

For the first time in several seasons, and for the first time since she took over as head coach of her alma mater, Whitney Brown's Lady Ramblers have assured themselves of making the Class 4A state playoff field.

LaFayette's Isaiah Southern capped an unbeaten season in Region 6-AAAA play at No. 1 singles, but it would be the only point the Ramblers would earn on Thursday as they dropped a 4-1 home decision to Gilmer.

After three straight wins, the Oakwood Christian Middle School volleyball team lost a tough three-setter on Thursday, falling at Chattanooga Christian School.

It's been quite a long time since the LaFayette Ramblers last lost a nine-hole golf match, but that's what happened on Thursday as the Northwest Whitfield Bruins slipped past the Ramblers, 159-163, in a match played at the LaFayette Golf Course.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans won nine individual events and LaFayette captured six in a four-team meet at Heritage High School on Thursday. LFO and Heritage also competed in the meet. Team scores were not provided.

The Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles finally broke through with their first softball win in school history Tuesday night and did so in style as they blanked Howard of Chattanooga, 14-0, in a game at Rossville City Park.

The Heritage Generals and Lady Generals were the overall winners at a four-team track meet at Gordon Lee on Tuesday night.

The Georgia high school basketball website Sandysspiel.com, along with the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, have released its postseason awards and four players in the Catoosa-Walker County area have been honored.

The Ridgeland Panthers took advantage of some gifts by the LaFayette defense and claimed a 5-2 win over the Ramblers in Game 1 of their three-game series Tuesday night in south Walker County.

The Ridgeland Panthers stood toe-to-toe with defending state champion Northwest Whitfield for the majority of the first half on Tuesday, but the Bruins would break through with six minutes left in the half, added two goals in the final 55 seconds and pulled away in the second half for an 8-1…

The Oakwood Christian Eagles had to move Monday's season opener with Rhea County Academy to Dayton, Tenn. due to unplayable field conditions at home, and it turned out to be an even longer drive back as the Eagles dropped an 11-1 decision in five innings.

After losing to Mount Paran Christian this past Friday night, 7-5, the Gordon Lee Trojans returned the favor in Chickamauga on Monday as they beat the Eagles by an identical 7-5 count.

The LaFayette and Heritage High School tennis teams met in Boynton on Monday night for a Region 6-AAAA showdown and the Orange-and-Black returned to Walker County later in the evening after a split in the day's proceedings.

After their originally scheduled game was postponed back on Mar. 8, the LaFayette Ramblers traveled into downtown Chattanooga on Monday to face the Coahulla Creek Colts in a game played at AT&T Field.

The Heritage Generals got two goals from Evan Wamsley in a 5-2 win at Chattanooga Valley on Monday. Christian Morse added one goal and two assists, while Landon Guthrie and Chipper Grayson also both scored for the Generals. Tipton Smartt was credited with an assist, while Nicolas Mendez and …

The LaFayette Ramblers carded a team score of 332 to place 11th in the 24-team field at the UGA Athens Classic on Saturday.

The Ridgeland Panthers honored the 1959 Rossville High School State baseball championship team prior to Friday night's series finale with Southeast Whitfield and then proceeded to thrill the old-school Bulldogs with a region victory.

The Gordon Lee Trojans suffered a loss to a Region 6-A opponent for the first time this season with a 7-5 setback at Mount Paran Christian on Friday.

The Ridgeland Panthers and Lady Panthers made the drive to Dalton on Thursday to face Christian Heritage in a pair of non-region matches. Both contests were shortened two 30-minutes halves in an attempt to get them in before expected thunderstorms.

The Ringgold Tigers were able to manufacture a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and claim an exciting 4-3 victory over visiting LaFayette in a North Georgia Athletic Conference game on Wednesday.

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