Catoosa County Sports

After five years of hard work, the LaFayette Rangers finally scaled the top of the mountain on Sunday as they captured the 2020 Georgia Dizzy Dean State baseball championship in the 11-year-old division.

Last June, former LaFayette High School standout and current Valdosta State University player Gage Smith shot a pair of back-to-back 66's and got a birdie on the 36th and final hole to win the LaFayette Chicken Dinner Golf Tournament for the first time.

June 22 will be another step toward a possible normal start to the GHSA fall sports season as the organization announced some revisions to its Coronavirus Guidance Plan on Wednesday.

Chemistry and consistency are two key components of any good team, no matter what the sport, and a pair of Gordon Lee High School alums are proving that on the water.

A year after garnering Freshman All-SEC honors, University of Georgia right-handed pitcher Cole Wilcox was named as a Collegiate Baseball second team All-American by the publication last Tuesday.

The last five years have taken Anthony Watkins on a global basketball journey from Lakeview Middle School to Europe and back and he hopes it will continue with him hearing his name called on the night of the 2020 NBA Draft.

The Catoosa County Parks and Recreation Department (CCPRD) announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday (May 27) that the ball fields and facilities at Jack Maddox and Poplar Springs Complexes will be accessible starting June 1.

The Positive Athlete group recently released its Northwest Georgia regional award winners for the 2019-20 school year and several student-athletes from the Catoosa-Walker County area were among the winners.

The Northwest Georgia High School Anglers Association's fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville in Alabama on March 14 was one of the very last high school sporting events held before shutdowns were put into place in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

It's an early graduation present for a pair of Heritage High School seniors as linemen Kobe McAlister and Lane Phillips were named to the Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA All-State football team on Friday.

Just about one month after Eddie Bryant announced that he was stepping down as head coach of the Lady Generals' basketball program, Heritage HIgh School Athletic Director Eric Schexnaildre announced on Wednesday that the program had tabbed Greg Elkins to fill the position.

One day after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a statewide shelter-in-place order and officially ordered that schools remain closed for the rest of the school year, Georgia High School Association Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines announced on Thursday that all GHSA activities and sports …

The organizers of the GraduRUN 5K, sponsored by Communities In Schools of Catoosa County, announced on Tuesday that they are cancelling this year's race, which had been scheduled for this Saturday in Ringgold.

Members of the LFO and Heritage High School track teams traveled to Gordon County on Thursday for a four-team meet at Gordon Central that also included Armuchee.

The Ringgold Tigers scored runs in four of five innings, including five in the bottom of the fifth, to polish off an 11-0, run-rule victory over Saddle Ridge Thursday in Catoosa County.

The Ringgold Tigers spotted visiting Haralson County a run in the top of the first inning before scoring seven unanswered the rest of the way in a 7-1 victory over the Rebels Thursday at Bill Womack Field.

The LFO Warriors scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning and two more in the bottom of the third and Riley Mosier made the runs hold up in a 4-1 home victory over Adairsville on Thursday.

The LaFayette Ramblers moved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Region 6-AAAA after blanking Pickens, 5-0, in a region match played Thursday afternoon in south Walker County.

The Ringgold Tigers plated five runs in the bottom of the third inning and picked up a 5-1 victory over visiting Trion in an NGAC game on Wednesday afternoon.

The Heritage Generals lost a second straight game to Pickens on Wednesday afternoon, but rebounded to take the second game of the doubleheader and salvage the final game of the three-game region series.

Gordon Lee hosted local rivals Dade County, LaFayette and Heritage on Tuesday in a four-team meet and it was the Generals and Lady Generals sweeping the team points.

Just three days after competing in the LaFayette Rambler Invitational, LaFayette, Heritage and Gordon Lee's boys' golf teams returned to the LaFayette Golf Course on Tuesday for a nine-hole match.

The Heritage Generals fell to 2-2 in Region 6-AAAA play after suffering a 13-3 loss at Pickens in the first game of a three-game series on Tuesday.

The Heritage High School track teams headed back to Dalton this past Saturday, this time for the Southeast Whitfield Invitational, and it was a very good day for the Lady Generals, who bested more than a dozen other teams to win the girls' title.

The LFO Lady Warriors picked up a 4-1 Region 6-AAA victory over North Murray Monday afternoon in Fort Oglethorpe.

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