This past basketball season, the Lookout Valley Yellow Jackets quietly turned in an 18-win campaign and captured the District 4-A regular season championship, all while being led by a 5-foot-11 guard that played much bigger than his size.
Walker County Sports
For the second straight year, the LaFayette Ramblers chance to make up ground on the second day of the Class 4A state golf tournament was thwarted by Mother Nature.
The Georgia Northwestern Cheer Cats continued to add to their 2018-2019 roster as they picked up a signature from athletic Dalton High School senior Maggie Scruggs last Tuesday.
I'm sitting here at my kitchen table pecking away on my laptop, quietly celebrating what has been an unbelievable day for prep sports in northwest Georgia, specifically for Gordon Lee High School.
All-Region baseball teams for Regions 6-AAA and 6-AAAA were announced this week and several players from the Catoosa-Walker County area were selected.
The LaFayette Ramblers have finished fourth in Class 4A the past four seasons, but they will have their work cut out for them if they are to make it five in a row.
Eighteen holes of the Class 1A public school boys' state golf championship are in the books and the Gordon Lee Trojans are halfway home to another state championship.
LaFayette’s Skylar “S.J.” Oxford was already planning to attend Berry College in Rome this fall and stay in a dorm just across the street from the Vikings’ on-campus basketball arena.
The Gordon Lee Trojans and Lady Trojans entered the final day of the Class 1A public school state track championships in Albany leading the team standings.
A good-sized contingent of Ridgeland football supporters got their first chance to see the Panthers under new head coach Cortney Braswell Friday night during Ridgeland's spring scrimmage against the visiting Cleveland Blue Raiders from Tennessee.
With just eight events left to run in the Class 1A Public School state track meet in Albany, the Gordon Lee Trojans and Lady Trojans are both leading the pack.
First-year LaFayette head football coach Paul Ellis got a good look at the state of his team on Friday when the Ramblers made the trip to Coosa to meet the Eagles and the Jacksonville (Ala.) Golden Eagles.
The traveling party of Charlton County Indians supporters arrived in northwest Georgia on Friday and immediately put up several signs temporarily renaming Claude Hendrix Field "The Swamp" and self-proclaiming the Chickamauga baseball complex as "The Home of the Indians".
Gordon Lee seniors Kannen Derryberry and Hayden Murphy have been teammates for a while now and they see no reason to let a little thing like graduation keep them playing together for a while longer.
In a little less than two weeks, LaFayette High School senior Matthew Newsom will enjoy one of the biggest days of his life as he will don cap and gown, walk across a stage and collect a diploma, signaling the unofficial finish line of his childhood.
The Oakwood Christian Eagles gave up four runs in the top of the first inning, trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the third, but still found a way to rally for a 7-6, five-inning victory over visiting Berean Academy on Monday.
Even with music blaring over the stadium speakers, the distinctive voice of Cortney Braswell was still loud and clear across Bowers and Painter Field during a little intersquad session early Friday evening.
There are a lot of things LaFayette head coach Paul Ellis is trying to get accomplished with his new team, not the least of which is trying to learn who everyone is.
Ridgeland High School is set to graduate two senior competition cheerleading squad members later this month and both will continue to cheer in college.
A love of the game of soccer and a desire to grow as a player and a person were two factors in what led Ridgeland senior Whitney Boehm to sign her letter of intent to attend and play for Truett-McConnell University this upcoming fall.
The LaFayette Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a 1 Day Challenge baseball tournament on Saturday, May 12 at Lowell Green Park.
The LaFayette High School JROTC competed in the GHSA state rifle championship on April 28 at the Pool International Shooting Complex at Fort Benning. Only the top 17 teams in the state earned a spot in the state championships.
The finals of the 2018 North Georgia Athletic Conference baseball tournament are set and it will be the top two teams in the regular season battling it out for the title.
Gordon Lee High School will host its annual Trojan Baseball Camp, June 4-7, from 8 a.m.-12 noon each day. The camp is for players, ages 5-12, with a cost of $100 per camper, which includes snacks and drinks.
Watching the LaFayette Middle School Ramblers golf team as a fifth Grader, Grant Langford set a goal for himself - to win the North Georgia Athletic Conference individual title all three years he was in middle school.
For the 11th consecutive season, the Heritage Middle School Lady Generals' soccer team hoisted the North Georgia Athletic Conference league and tournament championship trophies on Tuesday night.
Stiven Galicia would find the net twice and the Lakeview Warriors won their second consecutive North Georgia Athletic Conference championship with a 4-1 victory over Heritage in the tournament finals at Ringgold High School on Tuesday.
Last year, the Heritage Lady Generals and the Chattanooga Valley Lady Eagles battled down to the wire to determine the 2017 NGAC track championship before Heritage pulled away late to win by just 12 points.
Rossville pitcher Zack Harrison did not allow a hit and Dyllan Curtis came through with a huge bases-clearing hit in the top of the fifth inning to lift his team past Trion, 4-3, in a battle of the Bulldogs on Monday.
The Lakeview Lady Warriors will play for the North Georgia Athletic Conference soccer championship at Ringgold later today (Tuesday) after getting past the host Lady Tigers, 1-0, in a tournament semifinal matchup on Friday.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers were one of the top teams in all of northwest Georgia last fall and one of that team’s two seniors will stay close to home to continue her volleyball career.
The Heritage Lady Generals stayed unbeaten (12-0) and advanced to finals of the 2018 NGAC Soccer Tournament with a 6-0 win over Chattanooga Valley at Ringgold High School on Friday.
Facing what head coach Casey Payne called "the best team we've faced all year", one of the best seasons for the LaFayette Ramblers' soccer program in nearly a decade came to an abrupt end with a 7-0, first-round loss at LaGrange in the opening round of the Class 4 state playoffs.
The LaFayette High School softball team is hosting a youth softball tournament on Saturday, May 5 at the Lowell Green Complex (301 Webb Wheeler Rd.) in LaFayette.