Catoosa County Sports

Wrestling in a COVID-19 safe environment outside on the turf of Valdosta State University's football stadium, the Heritage Generals took first place in the Bronze Division of the 2020 Grapple on the Gridiron Tournament Tuesday in south Georgia.

The Heritage Generals slipped to 0-3 on the season after a 57-43 home loss to Silverdale Baptist Academy on Tuesday in their final game before the Thanksgiving holiday.

After a strange finish to the 2020 regular season, which saw three different key region games cancelled due to issues with COVID-19, the Heritage Generals (5-4) finally emerged from Region 7-AAAA as the No. 3 seed.

Nearly 10 months removed from their first region championship in 24 years, the LFO Warriors raised the curtain on the 2020-2021 season Monday night by blitzing Silverdale Baptist Academy, 67-31, in a road game in Chattanooga.

After coming close to knocking off Class AAA state-ranked Coahulla Creek this past Saturday, the Heritage Lady Generals broke in the win column for the first time this season on Monday.

In order to make sure all of its high school football playoff games have officials for the first round, the GHSA announced early on Monday that first-round playoff games in Classes AA and AAAA would be played on Saturday, while all other playoff games in the other six classifications would b…

Heritage High School opened the 2020-2021 basketball season at home against Coahulla Creek on Saturday and fans were treated to a pair of thrillers. However, it was the visiting Colts and Lady Colts spoiling the debuts for the home teams with a pair of narrow victories.

As a result of Northwest Whitfield's 28-23 victory at Pickens on Friday night, the Heritage Generals finished as the No. 3 seed from Region 7 and will be on the road for the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs next week.

The Ringgold Tigers fell behind 21-0 early in the second quarter and were never able to overcome the deficit as they dropped a 35-12 decision to state-ranked Rockmart in the regular season finale for both teams Friday night at Don Patterson Field.

After verbally committing over 15 months ago, LFO senior softball player Haley Stahl made it official on Friday as she signed papers to continue her playing career in nearby Dayton, Tenn. for Bryan College.

The Ringgold Tigers added to its long and historic list of college baseball signings last Monday as hard-throwing righty Eli Norris signed on to continue his playing career with the NCAA Division II Carson-Newman Eagles.

It's been an amazing run for Heritage six softball seniors and, on Wednesday, half of that class signed their names to national letters of intent to continue their playing careers.

The Ringgold Tigers put themselves firmly back in the Region 6-AAA playoff chase with a 55-14 thumping of Coahulla Creek on a somewhat unseasonably warm November day on Saturday.

After coming up with a big fourth-and-one stop with 3:36 to play, the Northwest Whitfield Bruins picked up two final first downs to run out the clock and get past Heritage, 31-27, in an important Region 7-AAAA game for both teams Friday night at Jeff Sims Field.

After effectively using the long ball in a victory over Pike County Friday afternoon, the Ringgold Lady Tigers were edged out by Region 6 rival Rockmart late Friday night and dropped to the elimination bracket in the Class AAA state tournament in Columbus.

The Heritage Generals and Lady Generals will head to Carrollton High School next weekend for the Class AAAA state cross country meet after finishing in the top four of the Region 7-AAAA meet at Roper Park in Jasper on Tuesday.

The softball coaches from Region 7-AAAA announced their All-Region teams on Monday afternoon and players from top-ranked and region champion Heritage took the two individual player awards.

Already with two Elite Eight appearances in the last five seasons, the Heritage Lady Generals showed the confidence and skill of a team looking for an even deeper playoff run this time around as they romped to a three-set sweep of Chestatee, the No. 3 seed from Area 8, in a second-round Clas…

Both of LaFayette's entries into the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) District 5 volleyball tournament are still alive going into Sunday, but one has a little more work to do than the other.

The LFO Warriors were not able to pull off another big 6-AAA upset on Friday night as they fell behind 24-0 in the first half en route to a 45-13 loss at region leader Rockmart on Friday.

It had been nearly a decade since the last time Ringgold and LaFayette had faced each other in a regular season football game and for the fans in attendance at Jack King Stadium on Friday night, the 53rd all-time meeting between the Tigers and Ramblers was more than worth the wait.

As if going up against the state's leading rusher wasn't enough of a challenge, the Heritage Generals also had to deal with injuries to two key starters on Friday night and fell behind by two touchdowns in the first quarter.

A pair of teams from LaFayette have moved into the winners' bracket semifinals of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) District 5 volleyball tournament at LFO High School.

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