Lady Bob­cats to be­gin new sea­son on Nov. 3

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

Trips to Florida, Ten­nessee, North Carolina and Alabama high­light the 2017-2018 Ge­or­gia North­west­ern Lady Bob­cats’ bas­ket­ball sched­ule, which is be­ing re­leased to­day.

The Navy-and-Sil­ver will start their sea­son in the Sun­shine State with the Trin­ity Bap­tist Col­lege Clas­sic. Ge­or­gia North­west­ern will face Blue Lights Col­lege out of North Carolina in their opener on Nov. 3 be­fore fac­ing the host school the fol­low­ing day.

Four more games will com­plete the preThanks­giv­ing por­tion of the sched­ule. GNTC will host Trin­ity Bap­tist in a re­match on Nov. 11 at the Rossville Ath­letic Cen­ter (R.A.C.), which serves as the lo­ca­tion for all Lady Bob­cat home games.

The game will also serve as the team’s an­nual Food Drive game with free ad­mis­sion for fans that bring in a non­per­ish­able food item.

Jud­son Col­lege from Mar­ion, Alabama will come to Rossville on Nov. 14 and the Lady Bob­cats will close out the month with road trips to face South­ern Cres­cent Tech (Nov. 17) and the Covenant Col­lege JV squad (Nov. 20).

Ge­or­gia North­west­ern will open De­cem­ber on the road in Asheville, N.C. against War­ren Wil­son Col­lege on Dec. 1. They will be back at home on Dec. 5 for a re­match the Covenant JV team and the an­nual Tim Walthour Me­mo­rial Tour­na­ment will once again be the R.A.C. on Dec. 8-9.

The Lady Bob­cats will again take on Trin­ity Bap­tist Col­lege out of Florida in the four-team tour­na­ment opener on Friday. The other first-round game will pit Welch Col­lege against Hi­wassee Col­lege.

The new year will be­gin with a trip to Day­ton, Tenn. to face the Bryan Col­lege JV team on Jan. 9. GNTC will be at home to take on South­ern Cres­cent Tech on Jan. 12 be­fore a road trip to Hi­wassee on Jan. 18.

The month will con­clude with a home game against the Bryan JV (Jan. 22), a trip to Jud­son (Jan. 25) and a home date with Toc­coa Falls Col­lege (Jan. 27). The Jan. 27 home game will be Rec League Night at the R.A.C.

Feb. 3 will see the Lady Bob­cats get a visit from Florida Col­lege for the an­nual Pink Game to pro­mote breast can­cer aware­ness, fol­lowed by a home date against Ge­or­gia Gwin­nett Col­lege on Feb. 6.

Ge­or­gia North­west­ern will play three straight road games at Magic City Prep (Feb. 10), at Toc­coa Falls (Feb. 13) and at Welch (Feb. 16) be­fore the reg­u­lar sea­son fi­nale at home against Ge­or­gia Gwin­nett (Feb. 23).

Game times and a full sched­ule can be found on­line at Bob­cat­sCoun­

Katy Phillips and the Lady Bob­cats will be­gin the new bas­ket­ball sea­son in Florida on Nov. 3. The first home game will be at the Rossville Ath­letic Cen­ter on Nov. 11 against Trin­ity Bap­tist Col­lege of Florida. (Photo by Scott Herpst)

Ridge­land’s AFJROTC Ri­fle Team is now 1-0 in the Orion League, a na­tional on­line league for high school and ju­nior ri­fle teams. See the story on Page B9. (Con­trib­uted photo)

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