Eslinger Takes “Big Bass” At 5.10 Pounds In Sunday Event


He is a giant among mortal men. Frank Eslinger of LaGrange is a bass catching machine, and he has been for 30 years. He has won 100 tournaments, and Eslinger has said “hello” to every largemouth bass on West Point Lake, or so it seems. On Sunday, Eslinger reached another high water mark as he caught the “Big Bass” in ...

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Auburn Barrels Past Troup, 15-7; Morris: “We Fought Like A Dog”


Troup High School is an equal opportunity baseball program. With that in mind, Troup gave seven pitchers some game time on Monday night against defending Class 7A state runners-up Auburn High. It did turn into a long, frustrating night for the Troup Tigers. They went down to defeat, 15-7 in a somewhat streaky baseball game. The Auburn High Tigers hit ...

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All That Murphy Ever Gave The Braves Was 100 Percent

If there ever was a role model in professional sports, Dale Murphy is it. Good old No. 3 gave the Atlanta Braves more than belly-flopping, sliding catches in center field and towering home runs at Fulton County Stadium. For 15 years, Murphy brought a clean-cut image to the ball yard. A dedicated Mormon, Murphy didn’t smoke or drink. But he ...

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Troup Puts Away Grangers, Williams Fires Four-Hitter


Even if they could, the Tigers wouldn’t change a thing. Troup High beat the Grangers, 3-1 in Region 5AAAA baseball on Friday night. Tiger sophomore pitcher Colby Williams uncorked a four-hitter with six strikeouts. Williams is 3-0 on the season. “We needed to do all the little things, and it started on the (pitching) mound. Colby threw strikes, and he ...

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Troup Boys Finish Off Panthers; Tigers Win Important Region Game


After chipping away some ice, throwing on a second blanket and chasing away three polar bears the Troup High boys soccer team went about its business. What the Tigers did was play some physically tough soccer against Chapel Hill on a bone-chilling night at Callaway Stadium. Troup High beat the Panthers, 4-2 as the temperature was falling to the 38-degree ...

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Sharks Feast At Weekend Meet; Basie, Mauldin, Crisp Take Firsts


There was some star power in the water for the Troup County Sharks. They focused and finished first, second and third in countless events at the St. Patrick’s Day swimming meet last Saturday at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center. “This is about competition, learning and momentum to build on. Our swimmers have bought into this. They got a lot of ...

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Strikers Prevail 3-2 Over Storm, Cottle Scores The First Goal


Somebody had to be first. It might as well have been Sam Cottle, and it was. The girl with the big heart and the soft touch rolled through a 10-yard goal in the opening minutes on opening day in the LaGrange Recreation Soccer League on Saturday morning. “It felt amazing, and I got a good pass. Soccer takes passing, running, ...

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