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Gardner Newman Has 55 Reasons To Be Optimistic

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It takes one to know one. Scooter Weathers is a Mustang all the way. He is the head football coach at Gardner Newman Middle School. Weathers has 55 players of the heart, the soul and the Mustangs. The coach and the players are in this together. Furthermore, Gardner Newman Middle thinks all of the effort could pay off in large ...

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Heath Reverses LaGrange’s Softball Fortunes With Hard Work

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  LaGrange High girls softball isn’t what it used to be. It’s much better. Last year the Lady Grangers stepped in every softball hole on the property. LaGrange High went through a painful phase with a 7-21 season. That was a rebuilding team. As for this year, La-Grange High has a better team in every possible way. The Lady Grangers ...

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Lady Grangers Down Cedartown, Smith Spins A Five-Hitter

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All of the little things are adding up for the Lady Grangers. That’s what makes them a 7-1 softball team. La-Grange High won again on Tuesday night behind an opportunistic offense, a solid defense and the right arm of freshman pitcher Camden Smith. She had another good night in the circle as La-Grange High beat Cedartown, 3-0 in Region 5-AAAA ...

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Tigers Are Motivated For Rematch With Hardaway

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All Troup High Tigers – on the field and in the bleachers – remember last year’s Columbus Hardaway game. “We remember losing, and we don’t want that to happen on Thursday,” said Tigers offensive tackle Hunter Bass, the 5-foot-11, 215-pound junior. Bass and Troup High will kick off the 2017 football season on Thursday night against the Hardaway Hawks at ...

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Fishing Trio Catches 150, “We Caught Some Eating Size”

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He came. He saw, and he reeled. And then he reeled some more. Ryan Orr and two youth anglers caught 150 bream on West Point Lake on Sunday. The fishermen needed a water break. They got some 1-pound bream instead. The three anglers were fishing with crickets in one foot of water. “This is summertime fishing. We caught a lot, ...

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Kayaking Is On The Rise On West Point Lake

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It’s not a fad. It’s a new form of transportation on West Point Lake. Kayaking is catching on, and one of the newcomers to the sport is Sandra Jernigan of Pine Mountain. Jernigan has been a kayaker for all of six months. She loves every pull of the paddle and every ripple in the water. Jernigan was back in her ...

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Troup Steamrolls Harris County Behind 432 Yards Of Offense

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Troup High has found its offensive mojo. The Tigers from THS amassed 432 yards of offense on their way to a 48-35 win over the Harris County Tigers on Friday night in a preseason football shootout at Callaway Stadium. It simply turned into a game of big plays, and Troup High had more of them. Coach Tanner Glisson’s team passed ...

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Troup National Shows Some World Series Resolve, Finishes Third

From their first game to their last out, the Troup National All-Stars displayed some resolve, some guts and in the end a third place finish at the Dixie Youth World Series in Oxford, Ala. It was a hard-fought six days for the Troup National 11 & 12-year-old world beaters. Their three wins in Oxford were recorded against Louisiana, 3-0, Arkansas, ...

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Whitley, Lafayette Christian Open With Solid Rock

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He is counting the minutes, the seconds and the days. Junior quarterback Landon Whitley and Lafayette Christian will get their promising football season underway on Friday night at Solid Rock Academy in Fayetteville. The ball will be teed up at 7:30 p.m. And the Cougars hope to begin the season with a bang. Lafayette Christian was a state semifinalist last ...

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Hale, Mansour, Holle Lead LaGrange To Second At State

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They gave everything that they had. Natalie Hale, Emily Mansour and Anita Holle led the LaGrange 40 and over women’s team to runner-up honors last weekend in the Southern Tri-Level State Tennis Championships at the McCluskey Center. There were also matches at LaGrange College. Hale is just glad the pressure points are over. She and her LaGrange tennis team had ...

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