He may be one of the smaller players on the court, but LaFayette's Junior Barber came up big plenty of times on Thursday night and was absolutely huge when it counted the most.
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The LaFayette Ramblers fell behind 3-0 going in the bottom of the fifth, but were unable to complete the comeback as they dropped a 3-2 home decision to Coosa on Monday night.
Walker and Catoosa County finished with a combined three state placers on the final day of the GHSA state tournament at the Macon Coliseum on Saturday.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers waited 75 years to finally make the GHSA state playoffs and nearly made up for lost time in their very first postseason game.
The LaFayette Ramblers and the LFO Warriors put on a nice back-and-forth battle on Friday, but it was the homestanding Warriors who were able to push home a run in the bottom of the eighth for a 6-5 victory in their season-opener.
Friday was another rough day for grapplers from Catoosa and Walker Counties at the GHSA state championships in Macon as only three athletes from the combined two-county area will have a chance to medal on Saturday.
The first day of the GHSA state wrestling tournament in Macon was a tough one for athletes from Catoosa and Walker Counties as only two of the 20 wrestlers that made the trip advanced to the championship semifinals.
After one postponement and one change in venue, the LaFayette Ramblers finally began the 2020 baseball season on Wednesday night, but suffered a 5-2 loss at the hands of Coosa in a game played at the LakePoint Complex in Emerson.
After graduating nine seniors who had helped the program to over 90 wins in four seasons, some basketball fans in the northwest Georgia area were expecting a rebuilding year for the LaFayette Ramblers.
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers, making their first-ever appearance in the GHSA state basketball tournament, will be on the road for their first-ever state playoff game this weekend.
A long day of wrestling at state sectional tournaments all over the state saw several local grapplers qualify for next week's state championship in Macon, while other wrestlers from Catoosa and Walker Counties still have work to do on Saturday in order to make wrestling in Macon a reality.
It was a hard-fought, intense and, at times, a fairly physical battle. But in the end, the top-seeded LaFayette Ramblers would stave off a gritty performance by Heritage to pick up a 58-53 win in the semifinals of the Region 6-AAAA tournament at Southeast Whitfield High School on Friday night.
No one is completely 100 percent sure when the last time it was that the LaFayette Lady Ramblers made the state basketball playoffs or if the Orange-and-Black had ever made it to the state tournament before.