Ridgeland High School sports
It will be a reunion of sorts later this fall when Kaitlyn Durham steps onto the Shorter University mats to cheer for the Hawks for the first time.
For the past four years, Vanessa Hart continued to work on her game and this past season, the Ridgeland senior was rewarded with her best individual season as a Lady Panther.
A little history was made on May 18 when Jackson Martin became the first-ever Heritage High School student-athlete named as the Northwest Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes Christian Athlete of the Year.
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers went to a penalty kick shootout with Southeast Whitfield on Thursday night and got two big saves from Riley McBee en route to the victory.
The Ridgeland Panthers enjoyed an 8-1 lead going into the top of the seventh on Thursday night, but nearly saw it all slip away before finally finishing off an 8-7 victory over the Southeast Whitfield Raiders in Game 2 of their Region 6-AAAA series.
After Tuesday's originally scheduled game was postponed, the Ridgeland Panthers and Southeast Whitfield Raiders got their three-game Region 6-AAAA series started on Wednesday and it was the Panthers picking up an 8-5 victory in Dalton.
The Ridgeland Lady Panthers got back in the win column on Tuesday night with a 2-0 victory over Dade County in a match that was moved to the turf at Ridgeland due to unplayable field conditions in Trenton.
The Heritage Generals and Ridgeland Panthers finished up their Region 6-AAAA series opener at Jay Smith Field with a Friday night doubleheader. The two teams would split the games, giving Heritage the series, two games to one.
Down 7-4 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Heritage Generals used three singles, a walk and two costly Ridgeland errors to score four times and claim an 8-7 victory in the first game of the three-game series between the two Region 6-AAAA teams.