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Tigers Make A Statement; Troup Topples LaGrange, 5-1

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On the football field of play LaGrange High School might have a mental edge over the Troup Tigers. But on the baseball diamond the Tigers feel like they can play with anybody at any time and on any day. Troup High School is confident. The Tigers are stacked, and they know their baseball A, B, C’s. They’re fundamental, and they’re ...

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Highlanders Halt Warriors In Basketball’s State Elite 8

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Only one team was moving on, and that team was not the LaGrange Academy boys. The postseason bubble burst for the Warriors on Saturday night with a 68-51 defeat to First Presbyterian Christian Academy in a State Elite 8 basketball game in Hinesville. The Warriors had a legitimate chance to win the game until the final three minutes and 13 ...

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First Presbyterian Denies Warriors, 68-51; Moreman, Trotter Play Their Final Game

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The sentimental journey hit a pothole on Saturday night. Four LaGrange Academy seniors played their final game in their Warrior basketball careers in a 68-51 setback against First Presbyterian Christian in the State Tournament quarterfinals in Hinesville. Those four prominent seniors, who will never play basketball again for the Warriors, include Whit Moreman, Will Trotter, Zach Callaghan and Colby Heath. ...

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Garner Is A Proven Winner, Troup Baseball Is Loaded With Talent

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Craig Garner is a baseball historian. He believes in hitting and fielding mechanics. He stresses pitching fundamentals. Most of all, Garner believes in winning. Under the guidance of Garner the Troup High Tigers have won 156 baseball games in just the last nine seasons. The Tigers and their coach like to get red clay under their fingernails and grass stains ...

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Crisp Academy Girls Close Out The Young Lady Warriors

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Basketball season has come and gone for the LaGrange Academy girls. It was a learning experience from beginning to end. The Lady Warriors learned how to win with fundamentals. They learned how to lose with grace, and the Lady Warriors learned how to bounce back from disappointment. The LaGrange Academy girls tried to live up to the name on their ...

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Callaway Polishes Off Shaw Behind Johnson’s 12 Strikeouts

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Callaway Polishes Off Shaw Behind Johnson’s 12 Strikeouts Cavaliers junior southpaw Dylan Johnson was in and out of trouble all night long. He was walking the tight rope. He was bowing his back and gritting his teeth. Johnson was grinding and pitching. He was throwing strikes when he had to. He was battling, and he did that for seven innings ...

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Moving On: LaGrange Academy Boys Squash Highland, 53-39

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The Warriors stuck to the script. “We played great defense. We got in their chest. We shut down their shooters, and we got the ball to (Lincoln) Anderson and Whit (Moreman on offense),” said Britt Gaylor, the head coach of the LaGrange Academy boys basketball team. That was the formula for the Warriors, who flattened Highland Christian Academy, 53-39 in ...

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Hale Takes His Shot With Young Harris College

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He is no longer just another player. Matthew Hale is a college soccer signee. Hale signed all the appropriate papers on Tuesday afternoon, thus making him a future member of the men’s team at Young Harris College. Hale will likely be a midfielder in the NCAA Division II soccer program, just as he has been with the Troup High Tigers ...

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No. 2-Ranked South Atlanta Defeats Callaway High, 79-73

They had everything to gain and everything to lose. That comes with the territory in the second round of the State Basketball Tournament, not only for the Cavaliers, but for every other team in the Class AAA field. Unfortunately for the Cavaliers their state title search ended last Saturday in Hogansville with a 79-73 setback to the No. 2-ranked South ...

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Mauldin, Preston Are Devoted, Tireless, Fast And Streamlined

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Three weeks after finishing fourth in the state in the 200-yard medley relay, Camille Preston and Sydney Mauldin were back in the swimming pool. That’s where Preston and Mauldin, the two LaGrange High sophomores, feel at home. Mauldin and Preston worked out for two hours and 2,800 yards on Wednesday afternoon at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center in LaGrange. And ...

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