The Pickens Dragonettes came into Friday night's Region 7-AAAA showdown at Heritage as one of the hottest teams in this part of the state, having won 11 straight contests, including a blowout victory over Heritage in Jasper early last month.
Rockmart's Keyarah Berry and LaFayette's LaTyah Barber put on quite the individual battle for hoop fans in Polk County on Friday night and their respective teams did the same.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans took a 36-33 lead into the fourth quarter at Bowdon on Friday night, but were unable to hang on for the victory as the Lady Devils rallied for a 47-42 Region 6-A win.
Facing a Lady Warrior team still missing two starters with injuries, the Ringgold Lady Tigers jumped out to a 26-11 halftime lead and picked up a 50-24 road win at LFO on Friday night.
The Northwest Bruins led 23-10 after the first quarter and went on to a 93-68 victory over Ridgeland in a region shootout at Panther Gymnasium on Friday night.
The Ringgold Tigers and LaFayette Ramblers will wrestle next weekend at the first-ever GHSA state preliminary duals as they will look to earn a spot at the state finals later this month.
The Oakwood Christian junior varsity boys' team faced off with the varsity squad from Cleveland Christian School on Thursday and led most of the way. However, Cleveland Christian would score the final six points of the game to take the lead with a minute to go and hold on for the win.
Lakeview and Chattanooga Valley Middle Schools' varsity basketball teams played two very close games on Thursday night with the Red-and-White hanging on for the sweep in Flintstone.
Gracie Murray poured in 18 points and the Heritage Lady Generals held on for a 44-43 win over visiting Cedartown on Tuesday night in a Region 7-AAAA contest.
The LaFayette Ramblers got solid defense from some of its bench players in the first half and the offense got on track later as they posted a 70-51 victory over visiting Murray County on Tuesday night.
A 25-7 second quarter helped send the Ringgold Lady Tigers to a 67-43 Region 6-AAA home win over Adairsville on Tuesday night. Ringgold also helped itself at the free throw line by making 12 of 13 attempts.
The LaFayette Ramblers and Heritage Generals will square off in south Walker County on Thursday night in a game that could ultimately decide the No. 1 seed for the upcoming NGAC boys' tournament.
The Chattanooga Valley Lady Eagles saw visiting Saddle Ridge pull to within two points of the lead late in the fourth quarter. However, the Maroon-and-White would hit its free throws down the stretch to claim a 33-27 win in make-up game on Monday night.
Playing inspired basketball on Senior Night, the Ridgeland Panthers got hot from the outside and shot their way to their first Region 7-AAAA victory of the season over Southeast Whitfield, 79-58.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers nearly saw an 18-point, fourth-quarter lead evaporate completely, but the Orange-and-Black were able to hold on for a 58-54 Region 6-AAA victory at Murray County on Saturday.
The Gordon Lee Trojans took a 24-18 lead into the locker room on Friday night and held on over the final two quarters to pull out a 43-41 victory on the road at Region 6-A rival Trion.
The Region 6-AAA playoffs don't begin for another month, but fans were treated to a little taste of playoff intensity at Dan Priest Gymnasium on Friday night.
Ringgold and Heritage met up at RMS on Friday evening for a pair of non-league games and the schools ended up with a split of the night's action.
The No. 6-ranked Sonoraville Lady Phoenix stretched out a five-point, first-quarter advantage to 37-26 by halftime and pulled away even more in the second half to beat visiting Ringgold, 69-43, in a Region 6-AAA contest Friday night in Gordon County.
The Ringgold wrestling team made the drive to Gordon County on Thursday night and went 1-1 in a tri-match against Gordon Central and host Sonoraville.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first half on Thursday, but had to hang on down the stretch to score a 26-22 victory over visiting Trion as NGAC teams returned to the court after their long holiday break.
The Ridgeland rifle team lifted the curtain on the 2021 season with their first-ever home match and dominated with a victory over Gordon Central, 1,072-717.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers stayed within striking distance of No. 3-ranked Coahulla Creek in the first half on Tuesday, but found the lid on the hoop sealed fairly tight in the final two quarters as the host Lady Colts (12-1, 6-1) pulled away for a 63-42 victory.
The Gordon Lee Trojans traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday night for their first-ever meeting with Fulton Leadership Academy and dropped an 89-54 decision to the Gryphons in a Region 6-A contest.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers got 15 points from Brooke Baldwin and 10 from Allie Massengale as they rang in the new year with a 45-38 home victory over Ocoee Middle School from Bradley County, Tenn. on Tuesday.
The Ridgeland Panthers and Cedartown Bulldogs battled tooth-and-nail on Tuesday night, but in the end it was the visiting Bulldogs rallying in the final quarter to pull out a 66-62 victory in a Region 7-AAAA slugfest.
The Oakwood Christian Academy Lady Eagles got 10 points apiece from sisters Lily and Avery Green in an easy 48-18 victory at Shenandoah Baptist on Tuesday night.
T.J. Printup, Jr. had 30 points and Tre Mitchell added 22 for the Adairsville Tigers on Tuesday night, but LFO countered with a career-high 41 from Jamichael Davis and the Warriors left Bartow County with a 76-74 Region 6-AAA victory.
Two free throws with 1.2 seconds left on the clock proved to be the margin of victory as the Heritage Generals improved to 5-0 in Region 7-AAAA with a thrilling 54-53 home victory over Central-Carroll on Tuesday night.
Gordon Lee High School celebrated its senior wrestlers on Tuesday night, but the Trojans could only manage a split of a tri-match that also featured Chattooga and Southeast Whitfield.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) urges residents to kick off the new year by using the 2021 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide.
The LaFayette Mat Ramblers had only eight wrestlers available for the Eagles Landing Duals on Saturday, but still managed a respectable 2-3 record.
Aidan Hadaway has already had his share of big-time moments in just over a season-and-a-half with the LaFayette varsity basketball team, but late Saturday afternoon, the junior put on a performance neither he nor anyone else sitting in Dan Priest Gymnasium will soon forget.
Down by double digits early in the second quarter, the Gordon Lee Trojans fought back to make it a one-point game after three quarters before outscoring visiting Ridgeland 23-9 in the final period to pick up a 53-42 cross county victory on Wednesday night.
Nathaniel Hunley won the 152-pound championship and the Gordon Lee Trojans finished in fourth place at the 10-team Rockmart Invitational on Wednesday.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans led 18-5 after one quarter and enjoyed a 33-10 lead at halftime before coasting to a 53-29 home victory over Southeast Whitfield on Tuesday.
A scheduling change on the last day of the Mistletoe Madness Tournament at North Murray High School paired up the Ringgold Lady Tigers with Calhoun in a rematch of Monday's opener and this time it was the Blue-and-White finding a way to get the win early on Wednesday, 70-67.