The Heritage High School cross country team traveled to Jasper on Friday night for a unique race under the lights at the Pickens & Grinnin' Invitational, hosted by their fellow Region 7-AAAA member.
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For the first 23-and-a-half minutes of action in the second half between Northwest Whitfield and Heritage on Friday night, there were no points scored.
The Ringgold Tigers will try and defend their NGAC football championship this coming Thursday when they travel to Gordon Lee to take on the Trojans. The game will be a rematch of a Sept. 2 contest when the Tigers beat the Trojans, 16-6, in Ringgold.
Two of the first four matches in the Region 7-AAAA volleyball tournament were played at Heritage High School on Thursday night with the host Lady Generals advancing in winners' bracket.
The first matches of the 2021 Region 6-AAA volleyball tournament were played on Thursday night and the top four seeds all advanced in the winners' bracket.
Imagine winning your region, expecting perhaps a somewhat easier draw in the first round of state playoffs against a No. 4 seed, only to find out that that opponent just happens to be the two-time defending state champions.
With all due respect to their opponents, the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs turned into little more than a scrimmage for the three-time defending state champion Heritage Generals.
The two top-ranked defenses in all of Region 6-AAA squared off at Don Patterson Field on Friday night and it turned into nothing short of a heavyweight slugfest.
The Heritage Generals, down 7-6 at halftime, outscored Central-Carroll 13-7 in the second half to score a very important 19-14 win over the Lions in a Region 7-AAAA clash in Carrollton on Friday night.
Ringgold closed out the regular season on Thursday with a Senior Night victory over Dade County, sweeping the Lady Wolverines, 25-22 and 25-23.
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers and Heritage Generals concluded the regular season on Thursday night with Game 3 of their Region 7-AAAA series, and it was visiting Ridgeland nearly spoiling Senior Night in Boynton.
The Ringgold Tigers completed an unbeaten regular season with a 40-0 home win over Lakeview on Thursday night behind a big game from Logan Moore.
LaFayette sophomore Tucker Henderson had his lowest finish of the 2021 cross country season on Thursday night...and still placed third overall.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers began final prep work for next week's Region 6-AAA tournament by sweeping a best-of-five match at Christian Heritage on Tuesday, 26-24, 25-21 and 25-20.
The Heritage Lady Generals and the LaFayette Lady Ramblers battled in an exciting three-set match Tuesday night in Tunnel Hill and it was the Orange-and-Black winning the contest, 25-21, 20-25 and 15-10.
The Heritage Generals got big nights from seniors Madeline Stone and Riley Kokinda as they swept a doubleheader Tuesday night at Ridgeland to begin the final three-game Region 7-AAAA series of the year.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers got back to .500 overall and finished the Region 6-AAA regular season portion of their schedule with a 25-13, 25-22 victory over visiting Coahulla Creek on Monday night.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers won the Class AAA state title last year after coming out of the Region 6 playoffs as the No. 4 seed and they'll have to take a similar path again this season if they are going to make it three state championships in a row.
Coming into the 2021 season, the Ringgold Tigers knew they had some big road games to navigate if they were to have a shot at playing for, and possibly winning, the first region championship in the program's 87-year history.
The Ridgeland Panthers outgained Heritage in total yards on Friday night, 406-346, but the Generals would score touchdowns off of three first-half fumbles by the visitors and the Navy-and-Red scored a 57-28 victory at Jeff Sims Field in the Region 7-AAAA opener for both teams.
Even after victories over Rockmart and Adairsville in the past two days, the LaFayette Lady Ramblers still needed find a way to win at Coahulla Creek on Friday to secure an automatic berth in the state tournament.
The game was only a half-inning old and the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans already found themselves in a position they hadn't found themselves in very much this season.
The best-of-three championship series for the 2021 North Georgia Athletic Conference softball tournament got underway Wednesday night in Boynton and it was top-seeded Gordon Lee scoring eight times in the top of the second inning en route to a 13-3 victory over second-seeded Heritage.
It seems like such a simple thing to say, but a volleyball team that doesn't let the ball hit the floor stands a good chance of winning, and not too many balls hit on Gordon Lee's side of the court on Wednesday night.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers scored 10 times in the top of the first inning and blitzed North Murray, 16-0, in the regular-season finale Wednesday night in Chatsworth.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans will get a chance to avenge their lone loss of the season Wednesday afternoon when they face Ringgold for the 2021 NGAC volleyball tournament championship.
The Heritage Lady Generals picked up two more Region 7-AAAA victories Tuesday night with a home sweep of Cedartown and Pickens. Heritage beat the Lady Bulldogs, 25-6, 25-16, before a 25-14, 25-12 win over the Dragons.
A four-run first inning would be all the cushion the LFO Lady Warriors needed on Tuesday as they closed out the season on a positive note with a 6-2 home win over Adairsville.
Fans have waited all season long for the series between second-ranked Central-Carroll and top-ranked Heritage and that three-game set got underway Tuesday night with a doubleheader in Carrollton.