Walker County Sports

The Georgia High School Association said on Monday that they still plan to play football this fall, but it will be a little later than originally scheduled.

After five years of hard work, the LaFayette Rangers finally scaled the top of the mountain on Sunday as they captured the 2020 Georgia Dizzy Dean State baseball championship in the 11-year-old division.

Last June, former LaFayette High School standout and current Valdosta State University player Gage Smith shot a pair of back-to-back 66's and got a birdie on the 36th and final hole to win the LaFayette Chicken Dinner Golf Tournament for the first time.

June 22 will be another step toward a possible normal start to the GHSA fall sports season as the organization announced some revisions to its Coronavirus Guidance Plan on Wednesday.

For the past four years, Vanessa Hart continued to work on her game and this past season, the Ridgeland senior was rewarded with her best individual season as a Lady Panther.

Chemistry and consistency are two key components of any good team, no matter what the sport, and a pair of Gordon Lee High School alums are proving that on the water.

A year after garnering Freshman All-SEC honors, University of Georgia right-handed pitcher Cole Wilcox was named as a Collegiate Baseball second team All-American by the publication last Tuesday.

The last five years have taken Anthony Watkins on a global basketball journey from Lakeview Middle School to Europe and back and he hopes it will continue with him hearing his name called on the night of the 2020 NBA Draft.

The Catoosa County Parks and Recreation Department (CCPRD) announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday (May 27) that the ball fields and facilities at Jack Maddox and Poplar Springs Complexes will be accessible starting June 1.

The Positive Athlete group recently released its Northwest Georgia regional award winners for the 2019-20 school year and several student-athletes from the Catoosa-Walker County area were among the winners.

Gordon Lee's Austin Crowley had been considering a few different colleges, including several quite a ways from home. However, it took just one visit to the University of the South for Crowley to discover that (Yeah!) Sewanee was right for him.

The Northwest Georgia High School Anglers Association's fishing tournament on Lake Guntersville in Alabama on March 14 was one of the very last high school sporting events held before shutdowns were put into place in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

It's an early graduation present for a pair of Heritage High School seniors as linemen Kobe McAlister and Lane Phillips were named to the Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA All-State football team on Friday.

After one of the greatest four-year volleyball careers in LaFayette High School and northwest Georgia history, Jillian Morgan has chosen to showcase her talents at Montevallo University in Alabama.

Consistency was a hallmark of Hunter Burnette’s career on the mat with the Gordon Lee Trojans and, today, the senior caps his four-year stint with the Navy-and-White by being named as the 2019-20 Walker County Wrestler of the Year.

One day after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a statewide shelter-in-place order and officially ordered that schools remain closed for the rest of the school year, Georgia High School Association Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines announced on Thursday that all GHSA activities and sports …

The 2019-20 Walker County Boys' Basketball Co-Player of the Year, LaFayette sophomore Aidan Hadaway.

The organizers of the GraduRUN 5K, sponsored by Communities In Schools of Catoosa County, announced on Tuesday that they are cancelling this year's race, which had been scheduled for this Saturday in Ringgold.

The Gordon Lee tennis teams made the drive to Trenton on Thursday and swept the homestanding Wolverines in a pair of matches.

The visiting Northwest Whitfield Bruins broke open a 6-2 game with nine runs in the top of the sixth inning to beat the LaFayette Ramblers, 15-2, and take the rubber game of the three-game Region 6-AAAA series on Thursday.

The Ridgeland Panthers enjoyed an 8-1 lead going into the top of the seventh on Thursday night, but nearly saw it all slip away before finally finishing off an 8-7 victory over the Southeast Whitfield Raiders in Game 2 of their Region 6-AAAA series.

The Gordon Lee Trojans would be hard-pressed to top Wednesday night's thrilling 10-inning victory over Mount Paran Christian, but they certainly gave it a run for its money on Thursday.

The LaFayette Ramblers moved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Region 6-AAAA after blanking Pickens, 5-0, in a region match played Thursday afternoon in south Walker County.

The Gordon Lee Trojans, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A Public this week by Score Atlanta and currently the No. 2 team in this week's GHSA Class 1A Public power rankings, scored four times in the top of the 10th inning before finally putting away the Mount Paran Christian Eagles, 7-3, Wednesday aft…

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