The annual Ridgeland Thanksgiving Classic will tip off this Saturday afternoon at Panther Gymnasium and feature 20 games spread out over a four-day period.
Gordon Lee High School sports
Just moments after watching her squad finish its routine on the floor of the Columbus Civic Center, Gordon Lee head competition cheerleading coach Kelley Whitman knew she had seen something special.
Last year, the GHSA elected to send all competition cheerleading squads to Columbus, regardless of their finish at their respective region tournaments, so all teams could compete at the state competition.
Last November, then-sophomore Gracie O'Neal won her first state cross country championship buy a full two minutes over her next closest competitor.
Even though neither team would be hoisting a Region 6-A championship trophy this season, there was still something to play for during Thursday night's season finale between the St. Francis Knights and the Gordon Lee Trojans in Chickamauga.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans and the Heritage Generals are heading back home from Columbus later this evening and they will be bringing back some memorable souvenirs with them.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans have been playing competitive volleyball at the GHSA level for nearly 20 years and have made numerous appearances in the state tournament during that span.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans overcame a shaky first inning and advanced to the winners’ bracket of the Class 1A public school state tournament with a 5-1 victory over Marion County Friday morning in Columbus.
The top-seeded Gordon Lee Lady Trojans got a bit of a scare in their opening-round Class A Public School state softball tournament opener in Columbus on Thursday, but showed their championship pedigree late as they beat fourth-seeded Schley County, 8-4.
The Gordon Lee Trojans and Lady Trojans saw their cross country runners win individual Region 6-A Public School championships on Thursday, but the group will only be taking one region team championship trophy back to Chickamauga.
For just the third time in school history, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans will play in the Elite Eight round of the state volleyball tournament.