LaFayette High School sports

LaFayette High School golfer Riley Grant shot a sparkling 67 at a tournament at the Achasta Golf Club in Dahlonega on March 23 to tie for the lowest individual score of the day. Grant would finish second after a scorecard playoff.

Up 4-3 going into the top of the seventh inning on Friday, the Ridgeland Panthers scored four runs to pull away and beat LaFayette, 8-3, to give them a sweep of their Walker County rivals in the three-game series.

For the first time in several seasons, and for the first time since she took over as head coach of her alma mater, Whitney Brown's Lady Ramblers have assured themselves of making the Class 4A state playoff field.

LaFayette's Isaiah Southern capped an unbeaten season in Region 6-AAAA play at No. 1 singles, but it would be the only point the Ramblers would earn on Thursday as they dropped a 4-1 home decision to Gilmer.

It's been quite a long time since the LaFayette Ramblers last lost a nine-hole golf match, but that's what happened on Thursday as the Northwest Whitfield Bruins slipped past the Ramblers, 159-163, in a match played at the LaFayette Golf Course.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans won nine individual events and LaFayette captured six in a four-team meet at Heritage High School on Thursday. LFO and Heritage also competed in the meet. Team scores were not provided.

The Heritage Generals and Lady Generals were the overall winners at a four-team track meet at Gordon Lee on Tuesday night.

The Georgia high school basketball website Sandysspiel.com, along with the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, have released its postseason awards and four players in the Catoosa-Walker County area have been honored.

The Ridgeland Panthers took advantage of some gifts by the LaFayette defense and claimed a 5-2 win over the Ramblers in Game 1 of their three-game series Tuesday night in south Walker County.

The LaFayette and Heritage High School tennis teams met in Boynton on Monday night for a Region 6-AAAA showdown and the Orange-and-Black returned to Walker County later in the evening after a split in the day's proceedings.

After their originally scheduled game was postponed back on Mar. 8, the LaFayette Ramblers traveled into downtown Chattanooga on Monday to face the Coahulla Creek Colts in a game played at AT&T Field.

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