December Events

  • Comcast Scholarship due date (12/01)
  • Wrestling @ Heritage (12/01)
  • Basketball vs SE Whitfield @ RHS (12/02)
  • Wrestling/Jackson Tournament (12/02)
  • JRO Drill Meet @ Redbank (12/03)
  • Wrestling/Panther Invitational (12/03)
  • Band Christmas Concert (12/06)
  • Basketball vs NW Whitfield @RHS (12/6)
  • Riflery Team competition @ LaFayette (12/08)
  • Wrestling/JV Lambert Scramble (12/09)
  • Wrestling/Kingspot Tournament (12/09)
  • ACT Exam Day (12/10)
  • Band-District 1 Round All-state auditions @ Paulding (12/10)
  • Basketball vs Coahulla Creek @ RHS (12/10)
  • Wrestling/Kingspot Tournament (12/10)
  • Senior Projects @ 5:00-8:00 (12/13)
  • Winter Chorus Concert @ 7:30 (12/16)
  • Basketball vs LFO @ RHS (12/17)
  • Christmas Break (12/19-01/03/17)

The Ridgeland Streak Continues

Not only is the Ridgeland Football team Region 6AAAA Champions, they got to host the first round of State at home, and won! There were worried that the team that put Ridgeland out during the first round of State last year, St. Pius, would win again but the Panthers were not having that. It would be Ridgeland who scored the first touchdown of the night, but St. Pius fought back and scored two touchdowns in a row. Before half time started, Ridgeland tied up the score making it 14 all. During the second half of the game, two of Ridgeland’s vital players were injured, Stephon Walker and Grayson Moore. Walker went up for an amazing catch, but  immediately  suffered from a torn ACL and could not finish the game and later found out that he is out for the season. Right after Walker’s injury, Moore was diagnosed with a concussion from a tough play, but that would not stop the Panthers. Ridge land came back and scored one final touchdown that would put them in the lead at 21-14. Everyone was on the edge of their seats during the last few minutes of the 4th quarter as St. Pius had the ball. Both sides of the bleachers were going crazy and hoping that the game would not go into over time. Tanner Hill relieved everybody’s stress when St. Pius’ quarter back threw the ball to the 20 yard line and Hill got an interception. The crowd went wild as Hill ran the ball almost all the way back to the Panther inzone. Ridgeland once again gets the home field advantage this Friday night as they take on Spaulding and continue their way to the Dome.

The Year of the Panther

Ridgeland fall sports seem to be doing very well this year as Softball and Volleyball both battle their way into the Elite 8, and the Football team remains undefeated. Tuesday night, the Lady Panther Softball team took on Woodward Academy and swept them away in a 11-1 and 13-0 victory. They will advance to the Elite 8 and travel to Columbus on Wednesday Oct. 26. The Volleyball team also took home a win Thursday night against Troup with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 win, which put them in the Elite 8 for the first time in 14 years. The Volleyball team travels to Roswell, Georgia Saturday Oct. 22 to take on Columbus in the first round.

Softball fights their way into 6-4A Semi-finals

All it took was two games (11-5, 4-1) for the Lady Panther Softball team to fight their way into 6-4A semi-finals against county rivals, the Ramblers. The Lady Panthers are in the number one seed (16-7) and they will host the winner of the Heritage and Northwest game.

  • Ridgeland 11, LaFayette 5

The Lady Panthers quickly took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning, and collected 5 more runs in the second inning. LaFayette quickly bounced back with a five run inning. Morgan Crawford provided 2 runs with her sixth home run of the year. Allison Wallin worked into the sixth inning, and was then subbed out for Crawford, who finished the game. Haley Sandridge had an amzing game, going 4 for 4 with a single, 2 doubles and a triple. Kiera Foster had two singles and add to Ridgeland’s 13 hits.

  • Ridgeland 4, LaFayette 1

Ciera Foster got a RBI single in the top first, but LaFayette quicly battled back and scored a solo run on an RBI single by Yancy. Katie Carruth scored a home run on a groundout by Sandridge. Davis helped out in the sixth inning by making an outstanding diving catch in foul territory to prevent LaFayette from scoring. But things got real in the fifth inning when singles hit by Hannah Blevins and Marquila Howell and a bunt by Mckenzie Houge  loaded the bases. Crawford struck out Madison Harris, but Kayleigh Goff managed to hit a high chopper that landed just perfectly to bounce off the plate. The Lady Panther catcher Cortney Mooneyham caught the ball and forced Blevins to be out and then threw the ball to Grayson James at first base for the inning-ending double play.

The Lady Panthers will advance and play the winner of the Heritage v.s. Northwest game right here at home.




Volleyball Senior Night

It was senior night here at Ridgeland for the Lady Panther Volleyball team. There are nine seniors on the team this year, six who have played together since they were in middle school.

The two team captions are Te’a Owens (out side hitter) and Taylor Williams (setter). The rest of the seniors are Shanna Burk (defensive specialist), Jesse Owens (defensive specialist), Morgen Simmons (defensive specialist), Haleigh Fogtman (middle hitter), Jamese Miller (outside hitter), Shelby Medlin (defensive specialist), and Zady Carden (middle hitter).

Ridgeland, the eighth-ranked team started the night off with a 25-17, 25-20 win over sixth-ranked team LFO. While Ridgeland had a sweet victory over LFO, they just fell short of the win against Gordon Lee.

“Obviously you don’t want to lose on Senior Night, but to get a chance to play a really good team like Gordon Lee before we have to go into our area tournament may end up beings a blessing for us. I know I have a team that can compete, but it just depends on if that team shows up this weekend. LaFayette will be tough to beat, especially at their place,” says head coach April Lemonds.

Te’a Owens finished the night with 27 kills, 20 digs, and six aces, while Taylor Williams had 44 assists. Haleigh Fogtman added 16 kills, while Zady Carden and Jamese Miller both had seven kills each. Along with the offense, defense was on fire as well. Morgen Simmons recorded 16 digs, followed by Jesse Owens who had nine digs, Shelby Medlin with eight, and Shanna Burk with six.




October Events

  • Jostens Graduation Presentation (10/06)
  • Special Olympics (10/07)
  • College Fair at Dalton (10/07)
  • RHS Football game @ Lafayette 7:00 pm (10/07)
  • JV Football Game @ Heritage 7:00 pm (10/10)
  • Fall Break (10/10-10/11)
  • Senior Portraits @ RHS (10/12)
  • Picture day make up (10/13)
  • RHS Football @ Heritage 7:30 pm (10/14)
  • JV Football @ SE Whitfield 7:00 pm (10/17)
  • RHS Football @ Pickens 7:30 pm (10/21)
  • ACT Exam (10/22)
  • Band Competition @ Mt. Airy (10/22)
  • Competition Cheer @ Adairsville (10/22)

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Welcome to Ridgeland High School’s very own blog! This website will keep you up to date on everything you need to know about Ridgeland and the community. Everything you need will be on this website including senior information, sports statistics, student life, events, and more! Occasionally, there are going to be previews of the 2016-2017 yearbook! Please make sure to follow us on all social media and feel free to contact us at anytime. We look forward to hearing from the students, facility, and community that is Ridgeland High School!