Ringgold ends 30 year lo
Ringgold head competition cheerleading coach Tami Fleming said it’s amazing what a difference a year can make.
The Ringgold lady spikers will be seeking redemption today in the Sweet 16 at Westminster.
Desperate for a win on Senior Night after dropping its last 3-of-4 games, the Ringgold football team rolled up its sleeves and went to work on Friday against visiting North Murray.
While the Mountains appeared to be well on their way to making history on the gridiron with the first-ever win over Ringgold, the Tigers scoring 27 unanswered points in the second half to win 27-21.
The victory makes the Blue-and-White 4-4 overall and 2-1 in Region 6-3A North, which means they're still in the 6-AAA sub-region race. And there was nobody more thrilled with the comeback than Ringgold head coach Robert Atkins "especially after that fiasco last week," where Ringgold fell 45-40 at Murray County.
"I never dreamed we would shut them out in the second half," he said.
Akins said one of the biggest differences in this week's game was being able to have "players in the right spots," after starting five sophomores and a freshman on defense against the Indians.
"Being able to have some kids back from injuries tonight really helped a lot," Akins said. "A lot of the same kids also decided just decided they were going to step it up."
Akins said his team is focused, believed there were lots of improvements to be made and thought they could be ready for whomever they would see after their next game set for Oct. 28 at Coahulla Creek.
The Mountaineers (4-3, 1-1 Region 6-3A North) entered the half ahead 21-0, compliments of two Tiger turnovers in the first half and a bad snap on a Ringgold punt that lost 22 yards up the final score of the half.
However, the made adjustments in the second half on the ground and went back to work (running 22 times for 122 yards in the final two quarters).
Ringgold scored on the first two possessions of the third quarter to cut the lead.
Tigers' sophomore quarterback Kole Kibler connected first with sophomore Adrew Tarver for a 34 yard touchdown strike.
The Tigers then went 71 yards in five plays, capped by a 37-yard touchdown by Tyler Nichols.
After forcing a punt, Ringgold went 63 yards in 11 plays (which included a personal foul of North Murray) to take the lead on Nichols' 5-yard touchdown run with 4:00 to play. However, the extra point was blocked by Fernando Pulido.
North Murray took the ensuing kickoff to the 45-yard line and moved as far as the Tigers' 34-yard line. The Tigers' defense stayed tough for a big sac on a a fourth down to end the drive.
The Ringgold lady spikers won the battle of the Tigers on Wednesday at Adairsville to advance to the Sweet 16.
The Calhoun seniors had two main goals coming into their final prep softball season – win their fourth straight region title and win their fourth straight state title. Well, they can check the first one off that list.
As the Ringgold softball team prepares for the final stretch of the season, Lady Tigers’ standout Kaylee Womack said she can breathe a bit easier after recently committing to continue her softball career at the University of North Georgia.
RINGGOLD — Monday’s decisive Game 3 between Sonoraville and Ringgold in the second round of Region 6-AAA playoffs was a back-and-forth battle in which nothing came easy for either team.
With their backs against the wall following a tough Game 1 loss, the Lady Phoenix bounced right back on Saturday to come up with a huge victory to force a decisive Game 3 in their second-round Region 6-AAA playoff series.
The No. 7 state ranked Heritage volleyball team defeated rivals Ringgold and Ridgeland this evening to extend its record to 28-2-1.