Despite setting a new, wind-legal personal-best in the event, former LaFayette High School state long jump champion Damarcus Simpson finished in fourth place at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday night.
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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.
One of the best girls' basketball players to ever put on a LaFayette High School uniform will take her considerable talents to the Scenic City next season as senior LaTyah Barber signed paperwork to continue her hoops career at Chattanooga State this past Friday.
As the son of LaFayette High School boys' golf coach Tom Langford, Grant Langford has been following his dad's teams all over the state for the last several years, waiting for the day that he could tee it up at the state tournament as a Rambler.
Best friends all throughout high school, Imani Cook and Kloe Ludy have also been important parts of the success of the LaFayette High School volleyball program over the past four seasons.
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.
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.
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.