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Gomez Is Giving Lady Cougars An Extensive Basketball Makeover

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Rene Gomez is the person in charge of rebuilding a Lafayette Christian girls basketball program that has become known all too well for losing seasons and 40-point defeats. Gomez, the new head coach of the Lady Cougars, is looking to build a winner. It is going to be a long, hard run in the mulberry patch, but Gomez has already ...

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Cartersville Has 39-Game Win Streak; Troup Has Crowe, Thrash, Hudson

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The comparisons are inevitable. Cartersville is the twotime defending state football champion. The Hurricanes haven’t lost a game since 2014. The ‘Canes are on a 39-game winning streak. Cartersville High has won five consecutive region titles. The Hurricanes are currently ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA in Georgia high school football. But what about the upstart Troup High Tigers? Troup ...

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Dogs Vault Past Alabama; Georgia Has That No. 1 Look

It is definitely autumn. The leaves are changing colors. The temperature is dropping, and the Georgia Bulldogs are climbing in the polls. Actually UGA has even vaulted over Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide and into the No. 1 slot in the college football playoff rankings. It was shocking at first when that was announced on Tuesday, but it is all ...

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Roundball Heaven: Enthusiasm Returns For Lady Warriors, Coach Major

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On the ladder of success at LaGrange Academy, girls basketball is near the top. “Basketball is one of our big sports,” said Lady Warriors junior forward Felicity Liechty. “We can play and finish at the rim. We’re aggressive on defense, and we’re trying to get into shape.” The LaGrange Academy girls will be doing a lot of running, jumping, defending, ...

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Panthers Edge LaGrange, 25-18; Cavaliers, Lafayette Christian Win

Grangers head football coach Dialleo Burks could not have been prouder of his team even if they had won, and they didn’t. LaGrange High closed out an 0-10 season on Friday night on the road, but the Grangers played some “lights out” football in a heartbreaking 25-18 loss to the Chapel Hill Panthers in a Region 5-AAAA game in Douglasville. ...

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Braves Get Down To Business; Atlanta Re-signs Flowers At $4M

He does cast a shadow. At 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Tyler Flowers is a mountain of a man. By trade and very much on purpose, Flowers plays Major League baseball for gain and pain. He does squat down for a living with his tools of ignorance – his knee guards, his face mask and his thick leather glove. Flowers toils ...

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Reeves Rounds Up Classic Bass Fishing Championship

Nobody can wiggle his fishing lure quite like Toby Reeves. The LaGrange fisherman made all the right calls and most of the heavyweight catches as he won the Reel 30 Bass Trail Classic championship last weekend on not one, but two lakes. Day No. 1 of the tournament was held on Lake Harding. That was followed by some sun and ...

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Bulldogs Chew Up Broncos; Scott Scores On Interception Return

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They do have some bark and some bite. The Bulldogs also have some uncollared tenacity as displayed in their 26-0 shutout against the La-Grange Broncos in a 9 & 10-year-old Youth League football game on Tuesday night. On this pigskin evening at Callaway Stadium, the Bulldogs won in some unconventional ways, but that is all a part of this team’s ...

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Granger Seniors Have One Final Goal: A Win At Chapel Hill

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Tough hardly explains it. The Grangers have endured a lot of losing with a great deal of emotion in this football season. They have dealt with the death of a treasured teammate, freshman Nar’quevious Tucker, from a summer swimming accident. Tucker is still in the thoughts of the Granger football players every day and on every Friday night. LaGrange High ...

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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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