Sports

7th Annual William Griggs Summer Basketball Shootout Concludes in Explosive Week-10 Finale

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When the final buzzer signaled the end of the championship round of the William Griggs Summer Basketball Shootout on Saturday, Team LaGrange left the court champions. After a dramatic round of scorching action against the Cavaliers of Team Callaway, the Grangers came from behind to score in the matchup’s final seconds, giving them a narrow 15-14 advantage and a win ...

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AFC U12 Boys Victorious in 3×3 Lightning Challenge

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The AFC Lightning Troup U12 boys division competed in the AFC 3×3 Lightning Challenge this past weekend. The team, coached by Chris Bryant, reached the tournament finals after putting together an impressive group play record. The AFC Lightning Troup team entered the tournament as the number-one seed and defeated all opponents in group play before tying their last game. They ...

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AFC Lightning Troup Teams Hold Practice Scrimmage

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The newly-merged AFC Lightning Troup club teams returned to the practice field Thursday for the group’s second practice. Separated into different groups based on their divisions, the AFC players varied in age and ability, with different coaches responsible for each group. Practice kicked off with conditioning exercises, and for one younger division, a lesson in etiquette. Because they didn’t help ...

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Local High Schools Start Practice Ahead of Fall Season

NFL legend Alex Gibbs coaching the Grangers.

Local Troup County high schools geared up for the upcoming fall season by starting practice last week. The start to football season begins August 9th-10th when all schools have their preseason scrimmage. The regular season will not begin until August 17th for the Grangers and August 24 for Callaway and Troup. The upcoming season proves to be an important one ...

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Chamber of Commerce to Hold Golf Tournament

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The LaGrange-Troup Chamber of Commerce will be holding a “Mulligan’s Island” golf tournament October 4th. The competition, themed after popular 1960s television show Gilligan’s Island, was announced at the July Early Bird Breakfast at Great Wolf Lodge. Billed as a “classic favorite,” the tournament offers players a “day of competition” and “networking from tee to green,” according to the event’s ...

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AFC Lightning Troup Returns to Practice

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Jared Boggs Sports Writer The newly-formed AFC Lightning Troup teams kicked off practice this week on Monday, July 23. Practice continued Tuesday, and all levels of club soccer in the county participated. The teams are playing for the first time as a merger between former AFC Lightning and Troup Titans teams. Former Troup Titans Coach Shane Pulliam, who now coaches ...

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Callaway Seniors Go Golfing

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Callaway High senior football players broke from the norm Friday, July 20th as they took to The Fields Golf Club instead of the football field. The group of twentythree Callaway seniors was treated to the special event by Charlie Vincent. Vincent, in collaboration with Taylor Hall, put together the outing as a way to break the monotony of summer football ...

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Veterans Fishing Organization, INC Serves Veterans Across the South.

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The Veterans Fishing Organization is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that aims to provide relaxing guided fishing to veterans in Georgia and in surrounding states. Founded by Ken Bearden, the organization was inspired by his close friendship to Vietnam veteran Joe Gilham. Gilham, suffering from Agent Orange exposure, experienced declining health until his death in 2013. During that time, Bearden and ...

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Sea Turtles Soccer Season Coming to an End

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It was the summer of the turtles. As soccer continues to grow in Troup County, La-Grange High Coach Shane Pulliam sought to raise the level of play in the area with a one-of-a-kind soccer session. Starting in June, the Sea Turtles met weekly every Tuesday and Thursday, allowing players of all backgrounds, ages, and genders to participate. Introducing 3×3 tournaments ...

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TT2 Introduces Summer Cheer Camp

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July 16th through 20th Tumbletown 2 of LaGrange, LLC hosted a Cheerleading Camp in which over forty young girls attended. Camp participants varied in age, with the youngest being about five years old with the oldest children being in the fifth grade. The Cheerleading Camp at TT2 consisted of stunting, tumbling, and teaching the basic fundamentals of cheerleading. Tumbletown’s Coach ...

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