Lafayette Sprints Past Providence; Turton, Channell Spark Cougars


Their season is still intact, and so is their confidence. The Lafayette Christian Cougars got their postseason underway with a 3-0 win over Providence Classical in the first round of the Boys State Soccer Tournament on Friday afternoon at the LCS field. Lafayette Christian controlled the first half, the second half and the goal box. The Cougars set the tempo, ...

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Porter, Patillo Pick Up Some Callaway Basketball Awards


The scoreboard has been turned off, and the uniforms have been hung up. What’s left for the Callaway High basketball players was one final day of recognition. That came on Sunday afternoon with the Cavalier basketball banquet in the school cafeteria. That was where the players were celebrated. There was applause, and there were awards for two successful programs. The ...

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Former Iowa All-American Will Coach In Troup Wrestling Camp

Just ask and they will come. Former Iowa Hawkeye All-American and Hall of Famer Mark Ironside will serve as the lead instructor in the upcoming Troup High School Wrestling Camp. The two-day camp is on the mat for July 18-19 in the Tiger gymnasium. Ironside has a huge following and a nearly spotless record. Ironside won two NCAA wrestling titles ...

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Bridwell: “I’m Shocked,” Troup Falls To Raiders, 3-1


The Tigers playoff run didn’t last very long. It was brief to say the least. Madison County completed the sweep of Troup High School with a 3-1 win over the Tigers on Friday night in the first round of the Class AAAA State Baseball Tournament. This Tigers defeat came right on the heels of a Red Raider 6-3 victory against ...

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Rapids Rumble Past Whitecaps, Shin Pumps In Game-Winning Goal

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Welcome to the next level. The Rapids are one of those Recreation League soccer teams with some game day intangibles. They take the good with the bad. They play on. They rebound, and they very often recover on a weekly basis. “We don’t surrender. We never give up.We don’t quit,” said Burns Bryan, the head coach of the Rapids. This ...

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Turner, Williams Combine For 3-Hitter, But Troup Loses To Madison County


Baseball can be a confusing and aggravating game. It doesn’t always make sense. The Troup High and Madison County state playoff opener is a perfect example. Coach Craig Garner’s Troup Tigers outhit the visiting Madison County Red Raiders, 9-3 on Friday afternoon, and Troup High School still lost the game, 6-3. Tiger senior pitcher Winston Turner and freshman Colby Williams ...

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Point On: Herrera Is Thrilled With NAIA Soccer Scholarship


When Troup High senior midfielder Juan Herrera signed a soccer scholarship with Point University on Wednesday afternoon it was a game-changer for sure. “Without this scholarship I wouldn’t be going to college. I was planning to go into the military, but I had a friend who got in touch with the coach (at Point). He liked the way I played, ...

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Grangers Take Their No. 9 State Ranking To Union Grove

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They don’t lack talent, confidence or players. Third baseman Willis Kemp and the Grangers have a No. 9 state ranking this week in Class AAAAA. LaGrange High also has a date with destiny today in the State Baseball Tournament. The Grangers will open the postseason with a doubleheader at Union Grove this afternoon at 4:30. Kemp and the Grangers have ...

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