For just the third time in the history of the Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Softball Classic, Team Georgia was able to keep Team Tennessee from collecting a win in the annual doubleheader.
Ringgold High School sports
Trailing 7-1, Team Georgia combined for four runs in the seventh and eighth innings, but eventually came up two runs short as Team Tennessee scored a 7-5 victory in the 19th Stump Martin Memorial Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Baseball Classic at Ridgeland High School on Tuesday night.
The Ringgold Lady Tigers had a big final round in the Girls' Class AAA state championship at Apple Mountain Golf Club in Clarkesville on Tuesday.
The last LaFayette High School golfer to win an individual state title was P.J. Shields, who tied for the championship back in 2009 when the state finals only consisted of 18 holes.
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.
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.