The Heritage Generals placed seventh in the team standings and finished with five medalists at the North Metro Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Brookwood High School in Atlanta.
Walker County Sports
The North Georgia Athletic Conference basketball tournaments got underway Saturday at LaFayette Middle School with four opening-round contests.
The LFO Warriors and Lady Warriors stepped out of region to take on longtime rival Ridgeland on Saturday night and the home crowd left happy after a sweep by the Red-and-White.
Aidan Hadaway and Decameron Porter outscored visiting Gilmer by themselves on Friday night as the LaFayette Ramblers steamrolled the Bobcats, 78-42, in the final regular season home game for LaFayette.
What is believed to be the first time in the history of the event, the LaFayette Ramblers, the Ridgeland Panthers and the Gordon Lee Trojans all went 1-1 in a very competitive Walker County Cup tri-match at LaFayette High School on Thursday night.
The Heritage Generals clinched the North Georgia Athletic Conference regular season boys' championship with a 74-42 victory at Dade on Thursday.
Ridgeland seniors Terrance and Torrance Roberts have stood side-by-side on the football field for a number of years and that trend will continue next year in west central Ohio.
The LaFayette Ramblers wrapped up the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Region 6-AAAA tournament early next month with a 66-42 win at Southeast Whitfield on Tuesday night.
Sam Norton connected on five 3-pointers, four in the final quarter alone, but none bigger than the game-tying shot with 2:18 left to play as the Gordon Lee Trojans rallied for a 52-45 home victory over Excel Christian on Tuesday night.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers are now just one victory away from an unbeaten run in NGAC play during the regular season.
The Christian Heritage Lions put up 50 points in the first half on Saturday and eventually left Ridgeland with a 77-62 win over the Panthers in a non-region game.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans took a two-point lead into the locker room, but were able to hang on in the second half to pick up a 40-35 Region 6-A North win at North Cobb Christian on Saturday.
The LaFayette Ramblers continued their winning ways on Friday night as they smothered the Pickens Dragons, 61-33, in a Region 6-AAAA contest in Jasper.
Both the Gordon Lee Trojans and Lady Trojans hung tough with Darlington in the first half on Friday night, but the home teams would use big third quarters to pull away and score Region 6-A North victories in Rome.
Up by just a single bucket at halftime on Thursday, the Ringgold Lady Tigers hit the accelerator in the second half and zoomed past Dade, 40-20, in a North Georgia Athletic Conference game in Trenton.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers led 20-12 at halftime, fell behind 28-26 at the end of the third quarter, but held visiting Lakeview to just five points in the fourth to pull out a 35-33 victory in an important North Georgia Athletic Conference game on Tuesday night.
The LaFayette Ramblers moved to 16-2 overall and stayed unbeaten (8-0) in Region 6-AAAA play on Tuesday night as they picked up a 78-66 victory at Northwest Whitfield, completing the season sweep of the Bruins.
Gordon Lee's Lady Trojans hung tough with Bowdon in the first half on Tuesday night, but the state-ranked Lady Devils would pull away over the final two quarters to score a 53-28 Region 6-A North victory in Chickamauga.
Rossville High School alum Rick Allen is among the 19 people that will be inducted into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of the Fame as part of its newest class.
The Lakeview Lady Warriors tuned up for Tuesday's big NGAC showdown at Ringgold with a hard-fought 39-29 road win at Saddle Ridge Monday night in a game that was a make-up from a postponement on Dec. 10.
The Heritage Generals fell short of qualifying for the Class 4A State Duals, but gutted out a third-place finish in the Area 6-AAAA tournament at Gilmer High School on Saturday.
The Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles got a combined 25 points from sisters Avery and Lily Green in a 34-30 road win at Lyndon Academy Friday night in Woodstock.
The Oakwood Christian Eagles nearly ruined Senior Night for Lyndon Academy on Friday night, but ultimately fell five points short in a 62-57 loss in Woodstock that wasn't decided until the final 10 seconds of the game. The hosts hit 14 three-pointers in the victory.
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers traveled to Jasper on Friday night for a Region 6-AAAA contest and returned home with an 89-36 defeat at the hands of the Dragonettes of Pickens.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans stormed out to a 26-3 lead after one quarter on Friday and rolled to a 58-12 victory over Excel Christian in a Region 6-A North game in Cartersville.
The Oakwood Christian Eagles and Lady Eagles traveled to Chattanooga on Thursday to face Berean Academy and returned to Chickamauga with a sweep.
The Dade County Wolverines outscored Gordon Lee 13-6 in the fourth quarter to tie Thursday night's game at 37 apiece at the end of regulation, but the Trojans would end up with the 41-40 overtime victory in Trenton.
The Gordon Lee Trojans and Lady Trojans made the long drive to Carroll County on Tuesday night, but returned to Chickamauga smarting from a pair of subregion losses to Mt. Zion.
After a non-region doubleheader against Walker County neighbor Oakwood Christian Academy this past Saturday, Ridgeland hopped back into Region 6-AAAA play on Tuesday as they hosted Northwest Whitfield at Panther Gymnasium.
One day after picking up their initial Region 6-A North victory of the season, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans found points tough to come by in a 51-22 subregion loss at Christian Heritage.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers put three players in double figures and picked up a 63-55 non-region victory over Chattooga in Summerville on Saturday afternoon.
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers made the short drive to Chickamauga on Saturday afternoon and held off gritty Oakwood Christian, 49-39, in a non-region game.
Most of the local wrestlers from the Catoosa and Walker County area tested themselves at the Murray County Invitational in Chatsworth on Saturday and it was a big day for Gordon Lee's Penn Askew and LaFayette's Matthew Wallin.
Oakwood Christian Academy Middle School welcomed OLPH to Chickamauga on Saturday and finished the afternoon with a split of two varsity games.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans returned from their holiday break and got their first Region 6-A North victory of the season with a 48-36 home defeat of North Cobb Christian School on Friday night.
For nearly three quarters on Friday night, it appeared that the LaFayette Ramblers were not only in danger of losing a second straight ball game, but in danger of dropping their first Region 6-AAAA contest of the season.