If Friday night's Gordon Lee Invitational track meet is any indication, the North Georgia Athletic Conference championship meet later this month is shaping up to be a barnburner, especially on the boys' side.
Catoosa Co. Middle School sports
The Saddle Ridge Lady Mustangs won their next-to-last regular season match in shutout fashion on Wednesday, defeating Lakeview by a 5-0 count.
The LaFayette Ramblers held off a challenge from the Rossville Bulldogs to take first place in a five-team meet at LFO High School on Tuesday. LaFayette ended the meet with 97 points, while Rossville (75) finished in shouting distance of the Ramblers. Chattanooga Valley (44.5), Lakeview (41)…
The Ringgold Lady Tigers nearly lapped the field in winning a five-team meet at LFO High School on Tuesday. Ringgold finished with 115 points, nearly double that of second-place Chattanooga Valley (64.5). Lakeview (53), LaFayette (36) and Rossville (11.5) rounded out the team standings.
The Heritage Generals and Ringgold Tigers put on a show for middle school baseball fans in Ringgold on Tuesday afternoon and, when the dust had finally settled, it was the Generals handing the Tigers just their first loss of the 2021 season with a 6-5, eight-inning defeat.
The Saddle Ridge Mustangs battled on a tough scoring day at the LaFayette Golf Course and held off Gordon Lee, Heritage and Dade for another victory on Monday.
A seven-run frame in the bottom of the first inning provided all the cushion the Lakeview Warriors would need as they picked up an 11-0 victory over Rossville on Tuesday.
The Heritage Middle School track teams welcomed in Dalton, Lakeview and Saddle Ridge for a four-team meet on Monday and it was the Cougars of the Carpet Capital sweeping the boys' and the girls' meets.
Down 8-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Gordon Lee Trojans pushed home a run in the fifth and four in the sixth before scoring three times in the seventh to stun Heritage, 9-8, in an NGAC game in Chickamauga on Friday.
Laura Rodriguez scored with 10 minutes remaining to lift the Lakeview Lady Warriors to a 1-0 win at Ringgold on Thursday in an NGAC contest.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers and Heritage Lady Generals gave soccer fans a possible NGAC championship preview on Thursday as the Lady Ramblers stayed unbeaten (8-0-1 overall, 6-0-1 in league) with a 1-0 win, handing the Navy-and-Red just their first league loss of the season (6-1).