Walker County Sports

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Two weeks after seeing a 26-0 halftime lead evaporate in a loss to Christian Heritage, LaFayette fans were on pins and needles at Jack King Stadium on Friday night after visiting Southeast Whitfield erased a 14-0 halftime deficit to tie the game at 21 apiece by the end of the third quarter.

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The Trion Bulldogs would drive 58 yards in the closing moments of the game on Friday night and would get a 10-yard touchdown run on the final play of the game by Hagen Willingham to score a dramatic 40-34 victory over rival Gordon Lee at Sam R. McCain Stadium.

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The Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles took down Rhea County Academy in straight sets Monday in Dayton, Tenn., but couldn’t solve the riddle of Mountain Area Christian Academy as the visitors from Blue Ridge beat the Navy-and-Gold in four sets Thursday night in Chickamauga.

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The Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats stumbled at home on Tuesday night with a three-set loss to the Reinhardt University junior varsity squad, but rebounded nicely on Thursday with a thrilling five-set victory over Covenant College’s JV team in a match played high atop Lookout Mountain.

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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.

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The LaFayette Lady Ramblers picked up two more home victories on the court on Thursday, cruising past Gordon Central, 25-9 and 25-10, before outlasting Walker County rival Gordon Lee, 25-18, 19-25 and 15-9.

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The LaFayette Lady Ramblers gave up a two-run home run to Lily Snyder in the bottom of the fifth inning and eventually dropped a 3-2 non-region decision at Coahulla Creek on Thursday.

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The Ridgeland Lady Panthers had a Senior Night party scheduled post-game on Thursday, so they made quick work of the visiting Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders so they could get to the celebration.

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A three-run first inning and a six-run second inning was more than enough of a cushion for the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans on Thursday as they walloped Christian Heritage, 11-0, in a Region 6-A North game at Heritage Point Park in Dalton.

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Chattanooga Valley's varsity team picked up a big win over Gordon Lee on Tuesday, 16-25, 25-23 and 25-20. Lady Eagles' head coach Jennifer Hobbs praised the play of setter Madison Lennon and libero Koda O'Dell, along with Alyssa Wooten, Cate Voyles, Paris Shelton, Macey Smith and Adriana Mar…

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Leading 6-5 going into the top of the seventh inning on Tuesday, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans saw visiting Westside use a five-run inning to take the lead before going on to a 10-8 victory in a non-league contest.

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The Rossville Lady Bulldogs took the opening set from LaFayette on Tuesday, 25-14, but the host Lady Ramblers would come back to win the final two sets, 25-23 and 25-15, to prevent Rossville from ruining Eighth Grade Appreciation Night in south Walker County.

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Ridgeland earned a split in an Area 6-AAAA tri-match at Gilmer on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers scored a 19-25, 25-19, 25-14 victory over the Lady Bobcats, but fell to Southeast Whitfield by scores of 25-13 and 25-16.

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Emma Langston surrendered just one hit, struck out six and did not give up a single walk in five innings as Gordon Lee continued to roll through region play with a 9-0 victory at Mount Zion-Carroll on Tuesday.

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The Oakwood Christian Eagles have gone 3-1 in their latest four matches and will have a chance to play for the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Southern Christian Athletic Association tournament.

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Not many coaches get to take over a state championship contending program, much less one that has won a pair of state titles in a row, but that's the position that Kelley Whitman finds herself in during her first season as the head coach of the Gordon Lee High School competition cheerleading squad.

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Just about 12 hours after seeing their season-opening 16-game winning streak snapped, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans began a new winning streak on Saturday with a pair of wins to move to 18-1 overall on the season.

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They say all good things must eventually come to an end and it finally did for the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans on Friday night as they went 1-1 on the opening day of the SCORE International Invitational in Chattanooga to see their season-opening winning streak snapped.

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The Ridgeland Lady Panthers opened play at a tournament at North Cobb on Friday night with a narrow 1-0 loss to Hiram. Megan Smith plated the only run of the game for the Lady Hornets with a solo home run in the top of the second inning.

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