Walker County Sports

It was a successful Saturday for the Ridgeland Panthers and Lady Panthers, who returned home from a varsity doubleheader at East Ridge (Tenn.) High School with a sweep of the Pioneers.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans took a 36-33 lead into the fourth quarter at Bowdon on Friday night, but were unable to hang on for the victory as the Lady Devils rallied for a 47-42 Region 6-A win.

The Northwest Bruins led 23-10 after the first quarter and went on to a 93-68 victory over Ridgeland in a region shootout at Panther Gymnasium on Friday night.

The Oakwood Christian junior varsity boys' team faced off with the varsity squad from Cleveland Christian School on Thursday and led most of the way. However, Cleveland Christian would score the final six points of the game to take the lead with a minute to go and hold on for the win.

Two teams in Walker County extended winning streaks on Tuesday night as Ridgeland and Oakwood Christian split a pair of varsity games in Chickamauga.

The Chattanooga Valley Lady Eagles saw visiting Saddle Ridge pull to within two points of the lead late in the fourth quarter. However, the Maroon-and-White would hit its free throws down the stretch to claim a 33-27 win in make-up game on Monday night.

Playing inspired basketball on Senior Night, the Ridgeland Panthers got hot from the outside and shot their way to their first Region 7-AAAA victory of the season over Southeast Whitfield, 79-58.

The LaFayette Ramblers crossed state lines on Saturday for a quad-match in Madison, Ala. and returned home with a win and two losses.

The LaFayette Lady Ramblers nearly saw an 18-point, fourth-quarter lead evaporate completely, but the Orange-and-Black were able to hold on for a 58-54 Region 6-AAA victory at Murray County on Saturday.

The Gordon Lee Trojans took a 24-18 lead into the locker room on Friday night and held on over the final two quarters to pull out a 43-41 victory on the road at Region 6-A rival Trion.

The Region 6-AAA playoffs don't begin for another month, but fans were treated to a little taste of playoff intensity at Dan Priest Gymnasium on Friday night.

The Ridgeland rifle team lifted the curtain on the 2021 season with their first-ever home match and dominated with a victory over Gordon Central, 1,072-717.

The LaFayette Lady Ramblers stayed within striking distance of No. 3-ranked Coahulla Creek in the first half on Tuesday, but found the lid on the hoop sealed fairly tight in the final two quarters as the host Lady Colts (12-1, 6-1) pulled away for a 63-42 victory.

The Gordon Lee Trojans traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday night for their first-ever meeting with Fulton Leadership Academy and dropped an 89-54 decision to the Gryphons in a Region 6-A contest.

The Ridgeland Panthers and Cedartown Bulldogs battled tooth-and-nail on Tuesday night, but in the end it was the visiting Bulldogs rallying in the final quarter to pull out a 66-62 victory in a Region 7-AAAA slugfest.

The Oakwood Christian Academy Lady Eagles got 10 points apiece from sisters Lily and Avery Green in an easy 48-18 victory at Shenandoah Baptist on Tuesday night.

Aidan Hadaway has already had his share of big-time moments in just over a season-and-a-half with the LaFayette varsity basketball team, but late Saturday afternoon, the junior put on a performance neither he nor anyone else sitting in Dan Priest Gymnasium will soon forget.

Down by double digits early in the second quarter, the Gordon Lee Trojans fought back to make it a one-point game after three quarters before outscoring visiting Ridgeland 23-9 in the final period to pick up a 53-42 cross county victory on Wednesday night.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans led 18-5 after one quarter and enjoyed a 33-10 lead at halftime before coasting to a 53-29 home victory over Southeast Whitfield on Tuesday.

After rallying from a one-point first-quarter deficit to take a 33-30 lead at intermission, the LaFayette Lady Ramblers were outscored 22-10 in the third quarter and dropped a 70-57 decision to visiting Rockmart in a make-up game Tuesday night in south Walker County.

Ridgeland senior Marianne Beliveau became the Ridgeland Lady Panthers' newest college softball signee this past Wednesday when she put her name on a letter of intent to continue her career at the University of the Cumberlands, an NAIA program in Williamsburg, Ky.

After winning the North Georgia Athletic Conference Duals last week in LaFayette, the Trion Middle School Bulldogs completed the wrestling sweep by taking the team trophy in the traditional tournament, which was held Friday and Saturday at the Rossville Athletic Center.

The LaFayette Mat Ramblers finished with a pair of champions at the Gorilla Warfare VII tournament at Berkmar High School on Saturday.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans made it four wins in a five-day span and captured the 2020 NGAC JV tournament championship on Friday afternoon with a 26-14 victory over Ringgold at LaFayette Middle School.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans led by 10 at the end of the first quarter on Friday night and built their advantage over the next three periods as they went into the Christmas break with a 71-27 win over Ridgeland on the final day of the Gordon Lee Christmas Tournament.

The Ringgold Tigers went 2-0 in a home tri-match on Thursday, getting past Armuchee and Ridgeland, while the Panthers also scored a win over the Indians of Floyd County.

The LaFayette Ramblers wrestling team celebrated Senior Night on Thursday with a tri-match against local rivals Gordon Lee and LFO. LaFayette would come up with the victory over the Warriors, but they were unable to get past the Trojans, who also defeated LFO to sweep the night.

Down by double digits after the first quarter of play, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans rallied to pull within three points of Heritage twice in the fourth quarter on Thursday. However, the Lady Generals would score the final four points of the game to pick up a 40-33 victory on the first night o…

The Ridgeland Lady Panthers fell behind 20-8 after the first quarter and dropped a 72-40 decision to Trion on the opening night of the Gordon Lee Christmas Tournament on Thursday.

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