Walker County Sports

The Friends of NRA banquet will be held next Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Walker County Civic Center (10052 US 27, Rock Spring). Tickets are $35 for a single, $65 for a couple, and $350 for a table of eight persons. A BBQ plate is included in the cost.

After a miracle comeback against Greater Atlanta Christian in the Sweet 16 three days earlier, the LaFayette Lady Ramblers just couldn't find any more magic when they needed it.

The Gordon Lee Trojans earned one of the four qualifying spots for the Class A Public School state cross country meet next weekend after finishing fourth in the Region 6 meet at Armuchee High School on Tuesday.

LaFayette head coach Chris Logan stood on the court following a post-match talk with his team. His eyes, like the eyes of most of his players, were puffy and red and he too was sporting a pair of tear-stained cheeks.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans' crossed another hurdle in their quest for their first-ever state volleyball championship appearance with a second-round victory over Atlanta private school Lovett in the Class AA/A Public School playoffs Saturday afternoon in Chickamauga.

Both of LaFayette's entries into the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) District 5 volleyball tournament are still alive going into Sunday, but one has a little more work to do than the other.

It had been nearly a decade since the last time Ringgold and LaFayette had faced each other in a regular season football game and for the fans in attendance at Jack King Stadium on Friday night, the 53rd all-time meeting between the Tigers and Ramblers was more than worth the wait.

The Gordon Lee Trojans shook off the disappointment of last Friday's narrow two-point loss at Bowdon by scoring 28 unanswered points in the second half to run past Mount Zion-Carroll, 42-7, in a Region 6-A game Friday night in Chickamauga.

A pair of teams from LaFayette have moved into the winners' bracket semifinals of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) District 5 volleyball tournament at LFO High School.

Teams from Catoosa County and LaFayette will be among those vying for championships this weekend as the Catoosa County Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 5 Volleyball Tournament at LFO High School.

The Catoosa and Walker County area will be well-represented at the upcoming Class AAA State Cross Country Championships as both LaFayette and Ringgold will send both of its teams to the event.

As expected, the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans had little trouble in advancing to the second round of the Class AA/A Public School state tournament as they overwhelmed visiting Temple in a best-of-five match Wednesday afternoon in Chickamauga.

After picking up their first region win of the season and their first overall victory of 2020 this past Friday night, the Ridgeland Panthers will have to wait a little longer to try and extend its winning streak.

The Gordon Lee Lady Trojans' success in the state softball tournament, especially in the past 10 years, has been well-documented as the Navy-and-White have nine state championships and one state runner-up finish to show for their efforts in the past decade.

After their soccer team won a Georgia Christian Athletic Association state championship on Friday, Oakwood Christian Academy took the court at Macon's Tattnall Square Academy on Saturday, looking to win the school's first-ever state championship in volleyball.

The Ridgeland Lady Panthers, short-handed with two starters out, still managed to qualify for the Class AAAA state volleyball playoffs over the weekend as the No. 4 seed from Area 7.

After five consecutive victories to start the season, the Gordon Lee Trojans tasted defeat for the first time this year on Friday night, dropping a tough 23-21 decision at Bowdon in the Region 6-A opener.

Oakwood Christian Academy has conference championship banners in soccer, basketball and volleyball lining the walls of its gymnasium, but never a state championship banner.

Bolstered by a huge night on both sides of the ball by senior Jeremiah Turner, the Ridgeland Panthers snapped a season-opening five-game losing streak with a 21-14 victory over Heritage at Bowers and Painter Field on Friday night.

The first round of the Area 6-AAA volleyball tournament is in the books and the top-seeded LaFayette Lady Ramblers rolled into the winners' bracket semifinals with a 25-8, 25-9 victory over No. 9-seeded Coahulla Creek Thursday night in south Walker County. The Lady Colts knocked off No. 8 Ro…

The members of this year's Gordon Lee softball senior class had just been born or were about to be born when the Lady Trojans captured their first region fastpitch softball championship under then first-year coach Dana (Reed) Mull.

Tied 14-14 at halftime, the LaFayette Ramblers watched visiting Adairsville score 29 unanswered points in the second half and claim a 43-14 victory in a battle of two teams that had come into the match-up unbeaten in Region 6-AAA play.

Demetree Bates ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and the Chattanooga Valley Eagles would use it as a springboard for a 52-24 win at Saddle Ridge on Thursday.

The Ridgeland Lady Panthers finished the 7-AAAA slate with a 6-4 mark after a 25-16, 25-17 home victory over Cedartown on Tuesday. Ridgeland would complete the sweep with a 25-20, 25-18 victory over Christian Heritage.

The LaFayette Lady Ramblers (6-14, 5-11) managed just three hits in an 8-2 home loss to second-ranked Coahulla Creek Tuesday night in LaFayette.

The Heritage Generals took the first two games of a three-game series with Ridgeland by downing the Lady Panthers by scores of 11-3 and 10-2 Tuesday night in Boynton.

The Chattanooga Track Club and the Fort Oglethorpe Tourism Association will present the Fort Oglethorpe 5k on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe.

The Ridgeland Lady Panthers, ranked sixth in the most recent Class 4A state polls, pushed third-ranked Northwest Whitfield to three sets Monday night at Pickens High School. However, the Lady Bruins would hold off the challenge for a 22-25, 25-13, 15-13 victory.

The LaFayette junior varsity Lady Ramblers completed a 28-1 season by winning the Coahulla Creek JV Finale Tournament on Saturday, and did so without dropping a single set.

It's been a busy last couple of weeks for the Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles, who finished up the regular season with five more wins as they get set to host the GAPPS Division I Region 1 Tournament on Oct. 10.

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