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The Ringgold Lady Tigers' 12th straight appearance in the GHSA state playoffs was a short one as the Blue-and-White ran into a solid White County squad Tuesday night Cleveland.

Some fourth-seeded teams come in the state playoffs just happy to have made the field, but for the Gilmer Lady Bobcats, that wasn't the case in their Class AAA opening-round series.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans' success in the state softball tournament, especially in the past 10 years, has been well-documented as the Navy-and-White have nine state championships and one state runner-up finish to show for their efforts in the past decade.

After their soccer team won a Georgia Christian Athletic Association state championship on Friday, Oakwood Christian Academy took the court at Macon's Tattnall Square Academy on Saturday, looking to win the school's first-ever state championship in volleyball.

The Ridgeland Lady Panthers, short-handed with two starters out, still managed to qualify for the Class AAAA state volleyball playoffs over the weekend as the No. 4 seed from Area 7.

The Ringgold Lady Tigers entered the Area 6-AAA volleyball tournament in LaFayette this weekend as the No. 4 seed and finished one spot better as they qualified for the state playoffs for the 12th consecutive year.

The Ringgold Tigers moved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in Region 6-AAA on Friday night with an important 23-17 home win over Adairsville. It marked the third straight victory overall for the Blue-and-White.

After five consecutive victories to start the season, the Gordon Lee Trojans tasted defeat for the first time this year on Friday night, dropping a tough 23-21 decision at Bowdon in the Region 6-A opener.

Oakwood Christian Academy has conference championship banners in soccer, basketball and volleyball lining the walls of its gymnasium, but never a state championship banner.

After four tough losses to start the season, and an extra week to stew about it, the LFO Warriors got their offense rolling on Friday night and knocked off Sonoraville, 44-37, in a Region 6-AAA battle at Tommy Cash Stadium.

Bolstered by a huge night on both sides of the ball by senior Jeremiah Turner, the Ridgeland Panthers snapped a season-opening five-game losing streak with a 21-14 victory over Heritage at Bowers and Painter Field on Friday night.

The first round of the Area 6-AAA volleyball tournament is in the books and the top-seeded LaFayette Lady Ramblers rolled into the winners' bracket semifinals with a 25-8, 25-9 victory over No. 9-seeded Coahulla Creek Thursday night in south Walker County. The Lady Colts knocked off No. 8 Ro…

As expected, the top-ranked and top-seeded Heritage Lady Generals cruised into the second round of the Area 7-AAAA volleyball tournament on Thursday with an easy 25-14, 25-12 victory over Cedartown, who won a play-in match against Pickens earlier in the afternoon.

The Ringgold Lady Tigers will begin defense of their Class AAA state championship next week, but will have a long road to navigate as they enter playoffs as the No. 4 seed from Region 6.

No. 1-ranked Heritage got in one final game before the start of the state playoffs as they hosted the Pickens Dragonettes in a Region 7-AAAA make-up game on Thursday. The Navy-and-Red scored in every inning but the second and shut out Pickens, 8-0, in five innings.

The members of this year's Gordon Lee softball senior class had just been born or were about to be born when the Lady Trojans captured their first region fastpitch softball championship under then first-year coach Dana (Reed) Mull.

The Heritage Lady Generals made their final preparations for the Area 7-AAAA tournament by taking down both Sonoraville (25-19, 24-26, 15-10) and Calhoun (25-23, 25-19) in matches at Sonoraville on Tuesday night.

Tied 14-14 at halftime, the LaFayette Ramblers watched visiting Adairsville score 29 unanswered points in the second half and claim a 43-14 victory in a battle of two teams that had come into the match-up unbeaten in Region 6-AAA play.

Demetree Bates ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and the Chattanooga Valley Eagles would use it as a springboard for a 52-24 win at Saddle Ridge on Thursday.

Just six teams from 6-AAA qualified for the region's postseason and the region playoffs got started on Thursday as No. 4-seeded Ringgold hosted No. 5-seeded and Catoosa County rival LFO to see who would move on and whose season would come to an end.

The Ringgold Lady Tigers traveled south to Model on Tuesday and scored a tri-match sweep, downing both the Lady Devils and the Woodland Lady Wildcats of Cartersville.

The Ridgeland Lady Panthers finished the 7-AAAA slate with a 6-4 mark after a 25-16, 25-17 home victory over Cedartown on Tuesday. Ridgeland would complete the sweep with a 25-20, 25-18 victory over Christian Heritage.

The LaFayette Lady Ramblers (6-14, 5-11) managed just three hits in an 8-2 home loss to second-ranked Coahulla Creek Tuesday night in LaFayette.

The Heritage Generals took the first two games of a three-game series with Ridgeland by downing the Lady Panthers by scores of 11-3 and 10-2 Tuesday night in Boynton.

The Chattanooga Track Club and the Fort Oglethorpe Tourism Association will present the Fort Oglethorpe 5k on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe.

The sixth-ranked Ringgold Lady Tigers surrendered five runs over the span of two innings and lost their regular-season finale at eighth-ranked Rockmart on Monday night, 6-3. The score was tied 1-1 when the Lady Jackets pushed home three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. They would tac…

The Ridgeland Lady Panthers, ranked sixth in the most recent Class 4A state polls, pushed third-ranked Northwest Whitfield to three sets Monday night at Pickens High School. However, the Lady Bruins would hold off the challenge for a 22-25, 25-13, 15-13 victory.

UPDATE: The LFO Athletic Department announced on Wednesday afternoon that the game with Coahulla Creek will be made up on Tuesday night, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. The game will be played at Tommy Cash Stadium, as originally scheduled. Homecoming festivities are still slated for Thursday, Oct. 8.

The Heritage Lady Generals prepped for Tuesday's huge Area 7-AAAA regular season finale at Northwest Whitfield with three matches at Sonoraville on Saturday.

The LaFayette junior varsity Lady Ramblers completed a 28-1 season by winning the Coahulla Creek JV Finale Tournament on Saturday, and did so without dropping a single set.

It's been a busy last couple of weeks for the Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles, who finished up the regular season with five more wins as they get set to host the GAPPS Division I Region 1 Tournament on Oct. 10.

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