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Callaway Is Still Ranked Third; Troup Maintains No. 4 Position

Football rankings should be taken with a grain of sea salt and a gulp of Gatorade. The high school football polls are a conversation piece. They are a gauge. The polls are a state pulse for prep football in Georgia. The Troup Tigers and Callaway Cavaliers are alive and well. Callaway High, coming off a 35-28 loss to rival Heard ...

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Mr. West Point Lake: Crosby Receives Adulation, $3,284

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Mr. West Point Lake: Crosby Receives Adulation, $3,284 Chris Fernsler Sports Editor For more than two decades, Randy Crosby has been a fishing guide of prominence, promise and largemouth bass on West Point Lake. Crosby has been a part of the mouth-watering, eye-catching backdrop at the lake for 25 years. The former iron man of prep football, Crosby, the exoffensive ...

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Crosby Still Has The “It” Factor; So Does Williams, Bass Tourney Titlist

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The tournament namesake was there and forever accounted for. Randy Crosby, the man of the hour and the local fishing legend, was even more important than the largemouth bass in Saturday’s fishing tournament on West Point Lake. And on that day the tournament of choice was the Randy Crosby Benefit Fishing Tournament. “This is a great thing. There’s nothing like ...

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Tigers Scratch, Claw For A 38-0 Win Over Stubborn Grangers

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They freely admit they didn’t have their “A” game. But what the 4th-ranked Tigers did have was their “B” game, and it was a viable substitute. Troup High still unleashed a barrage of second half points en route to a 38-0 shutout of arch-rival LaGrange High on Friday night in a Region 5-AAAA football tussle at Callaway Stadium. Troup High ...

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Heard County Upsets Cavaliers; Holy Ground Decks Lafayette

The Callaway High Cavaliers are no longer the favorite to win the Region 5-AAfootballchampionship. Heard County made sure of that as the Braves upset Callaway, 35-28 on Friday night in a region football game in Franklin. The Cavalier loss broke Callaway’s 25-game regular season winning streak, which began on Aug. 27, 2015. But even in this game against Heard County, ...

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Vaught Put His Stamp On Ole Miss Football

Nobody liked to have fun like former Ole Miss football coach Johnny Vaught. He was a frequent visitor to the golf links. In between his birdies and double-bogeys, Vaught cracked a few jokes. And then he played on. Vaught made friends easily. He was endearing, inviting and always up for a good game of something or the other. Vaught had ...

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Colts Trot Past Raiders; Crim Churns For 104 Yards

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Hendrix Stadium was the place to be on Thursday night. Some of life’s most valuable lessons were learned right there in the Youth Flag Football League. The 6 & 7-year-old players from the Colts and Raiders got their daily allowance of perseverance, teamwork, sportsmanship and touchdowns. As Colts running back Landon Crim said, “You have to try, and you have ...

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Ice Hockey In His Blood: Gogel Is Learning Fast

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To live it, a person has to love it. Landen Gogel craves every second of it. The 10-yearold LaGrange boy is an ice hockey player. Yes, thousands of miles away from the frozen rivers and lakes of the North, Gogel has discovered one of the rougest games of all right here in West Georgia. Hello ice hockey – with the ...

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Cartersville Blitzes LaGrange, ‘Canes Hold Grangers To 35 Yards

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Over the past three seasons the Cartersville Hurricanes have won 37 football games and two state championships. Cartersville is currently ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA in Georgia this fall. The Hurricanes convinced another opponent on Friday night with their 56-0 shutout against LaGrange High. There was no home cooking at Callaway Stadium for the Grangers, who had their upset ...

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Cougars Bash The Lions, 88-74, Shaw: “We are dog tired”

It’s been a long, hard season for Lafayette Christian. But all the bumps and black eyes now seem worth it. Now only did the Cougars break their six-game losing streak on Friday night, Lafayette Christian also shattered a few single-game school records with an 8874 dismantling of the Praise Academy Lions in a football game that never seemed like it ...

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