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.

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.