Soccer: LaFayette boys on cusp on state playoff berth
Another win, another step closer to a state playoff berth for the LaFayette Ramblers.
The Orange-andBlack got two goals from Toby Aggeler and one each from Brodie Leiser and Julian Murray in a 4-2 victory at Pickens on Friday night.
LaFayette (5-2 overall) is now 3-0 midway through their 6-AAAA schedule with region dates against Ridgeland, Southeast and Northwest left on the schedule.
A win over Ridgeland on Tuesday would assure LaFayette a spot in the Class 4A state tournament.
LaFayette girls 2, Pickens 0
The Lady Ramblers (4-2, 1-2) began the night with a shutout victory as keeper Shelby Adkins had the clean sheet in goal.
Bailey Tarvin scored the first goal of the night off an assist from Ashlyn Haggard, while Megan Wilson’s third successful penalty kick of the year capped the scoring. Caitlin Watson was credited with an assist as she made the kick that led to the handball call. LaFayette would outshoot Pickens, 15-5, on the night.
LFO girls 6, Ringgold 0
The LFO Lady Warriors got back in the win column on cold, blustery night last Tuesday with a home victory over Ringgold.
Chelsey Lindsay and Sydnee Brown knocked home two goals apiece for the Red-and-White, while Hannah Elleman and Kaylee Gomez both had one goal.
Elleman also picked up an assist, while Rebecca Leggett, Michelle Dunn and Bailey Sullivan led the defense, who recorded their initial shutout of the year.
Adairsville girls 5, LFO 2
The Lady Warriors lost at home to the Lady Tigers in a Region 6-AAA match on Thursday. Elleman scored both goals for LFO, while Lindsay and Faith Jones had the assists.
LFO girls 5, Haralson County 0
The Lady Warriors blanked Haralson County in Tallapoosa on Friday night. It was the second shutout of the week for the Lady Warriors, both in Region 6-AAA play.
Lindsay had two goals and added two assist in the win, while Brown, Elleman and Alyssa Leverrett each had one goal.
Elleman and Sydney Moss also picked up assists, while Sullivan, Dunn, Isis Cantrell and Shelby Lolley led the charge on defense.
LFO improved to 6-7 overall and 3-4 in the region.
LFO boys 4, Ringgold 2
The Warriors got their first victory of the season last Tuesday against their longtime rivals. Matthew Davis and Josh Price scored for the Tigers, but no more details had been provided.
Adairsville boys 5, LFO 2
No further details about the Thursday night’s home match had been provided as of press time.
LFO boys 9, Haralson County 0
The Warriors (2-10, 2-5) made it two wins in their last three matches by picking up their most lopsided victory of the season to date on Friday.
Elias Rafael had four goals for the Warriors, but no further details had been provided as of press time.
Ringgold swept at home
The Tigers and Lady Tigers both suffered home losses to Calhoun on Thursday. The Ringgold boys (0-6, 0-4) dropped a 4-0 decision, while the Lady Tigers (07, 0-4) lost by a 7-1 count.
Individual scoring for the Ringgold girls was not provided as of press time.
Heritage boys 1, Morris Innovative 0
The Generals got a solo goal from Denis Viars and made it hold up as they picked up a 1-0 win over Morris Innovative on Wednesday.
There was no girls’ varsity game.
Cartersville sweeps Heritage
The Canes proved to be too much for the Navy-and-Red on Thursday as they claimed both matches at
Course at the University of Georgia, the Lady Trojans finished ninth out of 20 teams in all classifications at the Athens Classic.
Miller had an 87, Hickman carded a 97 and Maynor finished with a 105 to complete the 289 team score.
Class 7A Mill Creek won the event with a 234, three shots better than Class 4AWoodward Academy. Mill Creek’s Tess Davenport was the individual champion with a 71.
LaFayette girls down Trion
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers got a pair of 49’s from Johnson and Bowman in an eight-shot victory, 98106, over Trion at the LaFayette Golf Course on Thursday.
Whittle had a 53 for the Lady Ramblers, while Emma Moore finished with a 61.
Heritage girls fifth, LaFayette sixth in LaFayette
The Dalton Lady Catamounts shot a 247 to win the LaFayette Lady Rambler Invitation this past Saturday.
North Murray was second with a 260. They also had the day’s low medalist, Savannah Satterfield, who shot a 73.
Calhoun (277) was third, followed by Carrollton (295), Heritage (302) and LaFayette (309). Fifteen schools were represented in the event.
Nixon carded a 100 for the Lady Generals, while Self, Harrell and Katie Proctor all finished with a 101. Heritage also got a 116 from Traevin Penland.
LaFayette got a 98 from Whittle, a 101 from Johnson and a 110 from Bowman, while Moore carded a 115.
Ringgold girls defeat Adairsville
Despite bitterly cold temperatures, rain and wind, the Ringgold Lady Tigers beat Adairsville by 14 strokes at the Barnsley Gardens Course in Bartow County last Tuesday.
Miranda Rich had the lowest score for Ringgold, but no individual or team scores were reported.
Adairsville’s scores were not reported. home.
Brianna Smotherman had the lone goal for Heritage (9-3-1 overall) in a 2-1 loss, while the Generals fell to 2-8 overall with a 9-0 loss. Lakeshore Park on Friday.
Oxford and Steadman both lost their singles matches in straight sets, but Hobbs would get an important point for LaFayette with a 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win at No. 2 singles.
The No. 1 doubles team of Barber and Torbett pulled out a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory, while Richardson and Hamilton finished it off with a 6-3, 7-5 win.
The Ramblers weren’t as fortunate as they were stung by another narrow loss.
Sitton won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and Southern picked up
In Tunnel Hill, Courtney Durham scored twice for the Lady Panthers, but it was not enough to get past the powerful Lady Bruins last Tuesday.
Alyssa Young had eight saves in net for Ridgeland (1-8, 0-4), while Riley McBee had seven saves. Whitney Boehm also had shots on goal for the Black-and-
a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles, but those would be the only two points for the Ramblers.
Long, playing No. 3 singles, lost a tough three-setter, as did the team of Hobbs and Brown. Curole and Massingill lost in straight sets as the Bruins won the match, 3-2.
The Ramblers dropped to 5-5 overall and 0-5 in region play.
Ringgold boys drop close matches
The Tigers lost a pair of tough 3-2 decisions to Dalton and Sonoraville on Tuesday and Thursday.
Drew Anderson had a big win at No. 1 singles against Dalton, White.
Northwest boys 10, Ridgeland 0
In the nightcap, the Bruins went up 5-0 at halftime before five more quick goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half, which ended the match.
The Panthers fell to 4-5-1 overall and 1-3 in region play.
while the No. 1 doubles team of Collin Cook and Seth Pittman continued their solid season with a win. Cook and Pittman won again versus the Phoenix, while Edward Cho won at No. 2 singles against Sonoraville.
The Lady Tigers dropped a 5-0 decision to traditional power Dalton and fell 4-1 to Sonoraville.
The lone point against the Lady Phoenix was scored by the team of Sydney Pittman and Rachel Akers.
LFO also played on Thursday, but both the Warriors and Lady Warriors suffered 5-0 losses to Murray County. No further details had been provided as of press time.
The LFO boys’ soccer team picked up one of its two victories last week as they doubled up county and region rival Ringgold, 4-2, at Tommy Cash Stadium. (Photo by Scott Herpst)
Ringgold No. 1 singles player Sydney Hermann serves up a ball during the Lady Tigers’ match against Dalton last Thursday at Ringgold. Ringgold will play its final two matches this week before the Region 6-AAAA tournament. (Photo by Scott Herpst)
LaFayette’s Shelby Whittle watches a drive during a recent match at the LaFayette Golf Course. (Photo by Scott Herpst) Northwest girls 9, Ridgeland 2