After a delay of several days, the 2021 NGAC baseball tournament finals finally got underway on Friday night and it will take a third game to decide to a champion.
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The top-seeded Ringgold Tigers secured a spot in the 2021 North Georgia Athletic Conference baseball championship series with a doubleheader sweep of fourth-seeded Chattanooga Valley on Thursday.
After slowly and steadily building up their program over the last several years, the Saddle Ridge Mustangs reached the pinnacle on Tuesday night with the program's first ever North Georgia Athletic Conference Golf Championship.
The first day of the 2021 North Georgia Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships at LFO High School saw Heritage take the early lead in both the boys' and girls' meets after completion of the field events.
It's been awhile since the Chattanooga Valley Eagles picked up an NGAC playoff victory, but that streak was snapped on Tuesday as the Maroon-and-White held off Gordon Lee for a 9-8 win in Chickamauga. It was the Eagles' first postseason baseball victory since 2003.
The sixth-seeded LaFayette Ramblers scored four times in the top of the sixth inning, but it was not enough to complete the comeback as they dropped a 7-4 decision to third-seeded Heritage in an NGAC opening-round tournament game in Boynton on Tuesday.
The Lakeview Lady Warriors, seeded fifth in the North Georgia Athletic Conference tournament, entered Monday's championship match with plenty of momentum.
Four days out from the start of the 2021 North Georgia Athletic Conference track and field championships and Heritage has officially claimed the mantle of the school to beat.
The Heritage Middle School Generals prepped for next week's NGAC tournament by scoring nine straight runs in a 9-3 win at Baylor on Friday. Henry Allen had a hit and drove in three runs for the Generals, who gave up a run in the bottom of the first before taking the lead for good.
The Heritage Generals got two goals from Micah Berry and beat Ringgold, 4-0, in an NGAC tournament semifinal match at Lakeview Middle School on Friday.
It will be two Catoosa County rivals squaring off for the 2021 girls' NGAC soccer tournament championship on Monday and one of them will enjoy homefield advantage.
Brock Crutchfield went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in three runs as the Gordon Lee Trojans scored an 11-3 win over Lakeview Thursday afternoon in Chickamauga.
Four Ringgold pitchers combined on a no-hitter as the Tigers defeated New Hope out of Whitfield County, 6-2, in a non-league game in Ringgold on Wednesday night.
The track teams from Ringgold, Chattanooga Valley, Gordon Lee and Lakeview got in some prep work before Friday's Lakeview Invitational during a four-team meet at LFO High School on Tuesday.