As it turned out, the third time was the charm for the Heritage Lady Generals.
Heritage High School sports
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…
It was a huge day for three volleyball teams from the Catoosa-Walker County area as they all advanced to the Elite Eight in their respective classifications.
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.
It's the little things that separate champions from contenders and one play in Friday's win-or-go-home Game 3 at Heritage was proof positive.
The Heritage cross country teams prepped for next week's Region 7-AAAA Championships by competing against 30 other schools in the Front Runner Invitational at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga on Thursday.
With their backs firmly against the wall following a rare Game 1 loss, the Heritage Generals rallied Thursday night to even up their best-of-three series with Jefferson and force a winner-take-all Game 3 on Friday.
The Heritage Lady Generals made it through to the Elite Eight in last year's Class AAAA state tournament and they took the first step toward doing it again on Wednesday with a rout of Miller Grove.
The Heritage Generals began their quest for a third consecutive GHSA Class AAAA state fastpitch championship on Monday and did so by barely breaking a sweat in a pair of shutout victories over Mays.
The Catoosa-Walker County area was well-represented on the 7-AAAA All-Area Volleyball Team, which was announced Monday morning.
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.