Ten games into the 2021 season, the Ringgold Tigers sat at .500 with a 5-5 record, albeit against a brutal non-region slate that featured games against some of the top teams the state had to offer.
Ringgold High School sports
One way or the other, Gabe Elmore's long quest for a state track championship was finally going to come to an end in Albany on Saturday as the Ringgold senior set up in the starting blocks, waiting for the gun to begin his final 110 hurdles race as a high school athlete.
Ringgold senior hurdler Gabe Elmore, the only athlete from either Catoosa or Walker County participating in the boys or girls' Class AAA meets, will have a chance to claim GHSA gold on Saturday after turning in the top qualifying time in the 110 hurdles final on Friday.
The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans will head to Albany next weekend with a chance to defend their Class A Public School state track championship after qualifying athletes in 13 different events at a state sectional meet at Banks County High School on Saturday.
Some timely hitting, some timely defense and more solid pitching paved the way for the second-ranked Ringgold Tigers to advance to the Class AAA Elite Eight on Wednesday with a sweep of a very tough Sandy Creek club, the No. 3 seed from Region 5.
Regions 6-AAA and 7-AAAA released their All-Region soccer award winners last week and teams from Catoosa and Walker Counties were well-represented.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers finished fourth in the Region 6-AAA track championships at Rockmart High School earlier this week, while the Ringgold Tigers were the highest-finishing local team in our area in the boys' meet as the Blue-and-White placed fifth overall.
Monday was a huge day for two local golf teams who claimed team championships at the Class AAA Area 4 Tournament at the Monroe Country Club in Monroe.
Kyle Pursley picked up a win for the LFO Warriors on Day 1 of the Region 6-AAA Track and Field Championships at Rockmart High School on Monday.
Joanna Medlin has developed a reputation as a player for her ability to see a couple of moves ahead on the soccer pitch, but that type of vision isn't exclusive to just her on-the-field play.
With one night left in the regular season, the four playoff teams from Region 6-AAA have been determined, but very little else has been set in stone.