The Ridgeland Panthers showed off their new up-tempo style of basketball on Tuesday night as they ran past visiting Gordon Central, 82-52, in the season-opener in Happy Valley.
Ridgeland High School sports
There is a sign close to the scoreboard at Bowers and Painter Field touting all of Ridgeland's football postseason achievements in the 30-plus years that the school has fielded a team.
Just one week after finding out the new classifications for all of the schools in the GHSA, the state's high school governing body rolled out their new region alignments on Tuesday afternoon.
The Ridgeland Panthers took another step toward a home playoff game with a hard-fought 31-21 win over an improved Gilmer team in Ellijay on Friday.
Ask anyone that follows the sport of softball and that has lived in this part of the state for the last 40 or 50 years and they will all tell the same story of how northwest Georgia used to dominate slowpitch softball on the high school scene.
Region 6-AAAA released its All-Region teams on Tuesday and region champion Heritage and region runner-up LaFayette were both very well-represented.
Heritage Junior Allison Craft, last year's Region 6-AAAA individual cross country champion, was attempting to defend her title on Tuesday, but had to settle for third place at the region championship meet in Jasper.
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers made the drive to Atlanta on Saturday to test their skills against the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A and, despite a valiant effort, saw their season end with a loss.
For the past six years that Chris Logan has been the head coach of the LaFayette Lady Ramblers, his team has gotten a little closer to a region title each and every year.