Ridgeland falls in first
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers begin the 2016 season with three goals on their list.
The quest to get to the Class 4A state finals continues for the Ridgeland Lady Panthers on Thursday when the Lady Tigers of Troup (County) High School travel up from LaGrange for the second round of the state volleyball tournament.
It's been 14 long years since the Ridgeland softball team last played in the Elite Eight in Columbus, but they are just two wins away from making that long-awaited return.
The LaFayette and Ridgeland cross country teams got another preview of the Region 6-4A championship course on Thursday as they competed in the Fast Break Athletics Challenge at Heritage High School.
In their most recent home game against Northwest Whitfield, the Ridgeland Panthers scored a dramatic touchdown on the final play of the first half to steal away the game's momentum and ride it to an important victory over the Bruins.
Her high school volleyball career will have at least one more, and perhaps as many as four more matches before she hangs up her Ridgeland jersey for good.
The Carver-Columbus Lady Tigers sure didn't look like a No. 4 seed when they climbed off the bus and they sure didn't warm up like a No. 4 seed in the minutes leading up to their Class 4A state tournament opener against Ridgeland.
One gets in done on the ground and the other gets in done through the air.
Ridgeland senior Morgan Crawford belted three solo home runs in the Region 6-4A championship sweep of Northwest Whitfield last week and apparently word of Crawford's Ruthian-like performance spread down to Danielsville, Georgia.
For the second consecutive year, Ridgeland will open the Class 4A state softball tournament at home.