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.
Ridgeland High School sports
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.