UPDATES: The Generals lost to Flowery Branch, 54-21 in the second round as the Falcons earned the bid to the state finals.
Catoosa County Sports
The LFO boys had a chance to be the first team to beat Sonoraville this season, but the state-ranked Phoenix managed to survive another stern challenge with a 55-51 win over the visiting Warriors on Friday night.
The Heritage Lady Generals outscored visiting Southeast Whitfield 24-5 in the third quarter and 37-12 in the second half as they rolled to their eighth consecutive victory on Friday night, 70-21.
Post-season honors for the 2020 high school football season continue to roll in and the Catoosa-Walker Dream Team Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year have more things to add to their resumes.
COVID-19 issues prevented the LaFayette Lady Ramblers and the Ringgold Lady Tigers from facing off in their first regularly scheduled region game back on Dec. 11. That game is scheduled to be made up in Ringgold on Feb. 6.
The Chattanooga Valley Lady Eagles mounted a second-half comeback on Tuesday night, but ultimately fell two points short in a 22-20 loss at LaFayette.
The brackets for this weekend's GHSA state preliminary duals have been released and teams from Catoosa and Walker Counties will have very tough paths to navigate if they are to qualify for the state finals on Jan. 30.
The Saddle Ridge Lady Mustangs played host to Dade in an early Saturday make-up game and bolted out to a 20-3 first-quarter lead on their way to a 49-19 victory.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers outscored Dalton in all four quarters on Tuesday and picked up a 51-34 victory over the Lady Catamounts on the second day of the North Murray tournament.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers overcame a four-point deficit at halftime and took a 43-42 lead going into the fourth quarter. However, they were outscored 19-10 over the final eight minutes and fell to former Region 6-AAA foe Calhoun, 61-53, in the opening round of a tournament at North Murray Hig…
After winning the North Georgia Athletic Conference Duals last week in LaFayette, the Trion Middle School Bulldogs completed the wrestling sweep by taking the team trophy in the traditional tournament, which was held Friday and Saturday at the Rossville Athletic Center.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans made it four wins in a five-day span and captured the 2020 NGAC JV tournament championship on Friday afternoon with a 26-14 victory over Ringgold at LaFayette Middle School.
Three players put up double digits in scoring and the LFO Warriors ended the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule with a 57-34 home win over Coahulla Creek on Friday night.
It's been a tough start to the season for the Ringgold Tigers, but on Friday night, the Blue-and-White were finally able to put it all together.
The Ringgold Tigers went 2-0 in a home tri-match on Thursday, getting past Armuchee and Ridgeland, while the Panthers also scored a win over the Indians of Floyd County.
The LaFayette Ramblers wrestling team celebrated Senior Night on Thursday with a tri-match against local rivals Gordon Lee and LFO. LaFayette would come up with the victory over the Warriors, but they were unable to get past the Trojans, who also defeated LFO to sweep the night.
Down by double digits after the first quarter of play, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans rallied to pull within three points of Heritage twice in the fourth quarter on Thursday. However, the Lady Generals would score the final four points of the game to pick up a 40-33 victory on the first night o…
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans rallied from down 10 points in the first quarter to pick up a 33-31 non-league victory at Saddle Ridge on Thursday afternoon.
Heritage Middle School won the 2020 North Georgia Athletic Conference boys' JV tournament title Wednesday afternoon at Gordon Lee, beating the host Trojans in the championship game by a score of 27-22.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers got two free throws from senior Maggie Reed with just 1.4 seconds left on the clock Tuesday night to send the Blue-and-White to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in Region 6-AAA with their fifth consecutive victory.