Walker County Sports

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Rising Ridgeland senior football player Jalyn Shelton made a verbal commitment this week to attend and play football at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He is the first Ridgeland football player to ever commit to playing for a service academy.

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Locations all over the northwest Georgia area will be buzzing with baseball excitement starting the weekend of June 9 as the 2017 Dizzy Dean District 1 Baseball Tournaments will get underway.

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The offense showed flashes of what they could do and the defense was Flash-like as the Ridgeland Panthers closed the book on spring football practice Friday night at Bowers and Painter Field with a scrimmage against the McMinn County Cherokees, a Class 6A team from Athens, Tenn.

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The Oakwood Christian Eagles basketball roster will have a different look to it next season as for the first time since the high school program’s inception, Matthew McDonough will not be in an OCA uniform.

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Former LaFayette High School state long jump champion Damarcus Simpson, who went on to become a two-time NCAA Division II outdoor national champion and a two-time indoor runner-up while competing for Chadron State (Neb.), is proving what he can do at the highest levels of NCAA track.

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Cleveland State has made plenty of inroads into northwestern Georgia over the past couple of seasons while on the baseball recruiting trail and Chickamauga is certainly a familiar stop for the Cougars' coaching staff.

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The Gordon Lee High School baseball team will hold a youth camp June 5-8 from 8 a.m.-12 noon each day at the high school baseball complex on Crittenden Avenue in Chickamauga for players ages 5-12.

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Day 2 of the Class A Public School state track meet wrapped up in Albany on Friday night, and while the Gordon Lee girls aren’t leading the pack like the Gordon Lee boys did after their first day of action, the Lady Trojans are certainly within striking distance.

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The retooling of the Georgia Northwestern golf roster recently found head coach Eddie Jackson in Tunnel Hill as he signed two more players to bolster the ranks.

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The Georgia Northwestern Athletic Department celebrated its 2016-2017 sports season this past Thursday night with its annual banquet on the school’s Gordon County campus and the night concluded with two more inductees into the Bobcat Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Coming off a second straight state playoff appearance and the program’s fifth region championship since 2008, the Ridgeland Panthers began their annual spring practice last week in preparation for the build-up to the 2017 season.

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Shortly after adding Courtney Blair to next year's Georgia Northwestern Cheer Cats squad, head coach Karen Stoker went back to Coahulla Creek High School to pick up another soon-to-be Colt alum.

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Three hits each by Davis Richardson and Dylan Deering helped the fifth-seeded LaFayette Ramblers advance to the North Georgia Athletic Conference baseball tournament semifinals as they thumped fourth-seeded Dade County, 10-3, Tuesday night in Trenton.

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The first day of spring football practice at LaFayette High School this past Wednesday was barely 15 minutes old, but the blaring of whistles and the barking of coaches could already be heard on the short drive from the school’s entrance to the practice fields.

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