Walker County Sports
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.
It will be a reunion of sorts later this fall when Kaitlyn Durham steps onto the Shorter University mats to cheer for the Hawks for the first time.
The 2019 LaFayette Chicken Dinner Golf Tournament came down to the 36th and final hole and this year's version produced similar late Sunday drama.
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.
A little history was made on May 18 when Jackson Martin became the first-ever Heritage High School student-athlete named as the Northwest Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes Christian Athlete of the Year.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers will battle Murray County on the basketball court as region opponents starting in the 2020-2021 season and when they do, they'll be seeing a familiar face patrolling the opposing sideline.
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.
For the first time in the long, decades-old history of the Chattanooga Area Swim League (CASL), a summer will pass without any swimming meets.
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.
I have to admit, when I first heard about Major League Baseball's possible "Arizona Plan" for its 2020 season, I was more than skeptical.
The softball program at Cumberland University will have a definite LaFayette feel to it next season as the Phoenix recently added a second current Lady Rambler senior to its future ranks.
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.
Devin Henderson has earned a reputation as a hard worker over the last few years and the LaFayette senior will get an opportunity to continue to hone his talents as a runner after high school.
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 …
With very little varsity experience returning from a team that graduated nearly its entire roster from the year before, the 2019-20 LaFayette Ramblers defied both the odds and their age to not only win a Region 6-AAAA title, but advance to the Class AAAA Elite Eight for the second time in th…
The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and resulting shutdown of public schools in the state of Georgia have taken their toll on athletics at the middle and high school levels.
Coming off a solid freshman season, LaFayette’s LaTyah Barber took a big step as a sophomore for the ever-improving Lady Ramblers.
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 Ridgeland Lady Panthers went to a penalty kick shootout with Southeast Whitfield on Thursday night and got two big saves from Riley McBee en route to the victory.
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…