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.
Ridgeland High School sports
In the words of legendary University of Tennessee football coach General Robert Neyland, "the team that makes the fewest mistakes will win" and "play for and make the breaks and when one comes your way, score."
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.
The Ridgeland Panthers led 28-0 after one quarter, 42-0 at halftime and 63-0 after three quarters in a 63-13 Senior Night victory over Gilmer that wrapped up the No. 2 seed from Region 6-AAAA.
Last year, as a freshman, Allison Craft finished fifth at the Region 6-AAAA Cross Country Championships at Edwards Park in Dalton.
You have to go all the way back to 2010 to find the last time the LaFayette Lady Ramblers advanced to the Sweet 16 of the state volleyball playoffs.
The Gordon Lee cross country teams captured the 2018 Walker County Championships after a damp and at times a muddy Tuesday afternoon on the course at LaFayette High School.
After a first-round area tournament loss to Southeast Whitfield this past Thursday, the Ridgeland Lady Panthers returned to Raider Gymnasium on Saturday with their backs firmly against the wall.
The North Georgia Cross Country League moved back to the course at Heritage High School on Thursday for the Fast Break Challenge and private schools from Chattanooga were among those leading the way.
The LFO Lady Warriors assured themselves of a spot in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament for the sixth consecutive year after a narrow 25-23, 25-23 home victory over Coahulla Creek in the first round of the Area 6-AAA tournament on Thursday.
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers traveled to Atlanta for the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament on Tuesday, but returned home with a pair of losses to No. 6-ranked Marist, ending their season with a 17-14 overall record.