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Tigers Slide To Third Place At Area Duals

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Take nothing for granted in the Area 5-AAAA Duals. Troup High School broke that wrestling rule on Saturday in College Park. The Tigers finished in third place in the five-team Area Duals. Just one season ago Troup High was the Area runner-up, but not this year. “This is terrible. Our emotion went down, and our tempo went down. We weren’t ...

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Lady Cavaliers Pummel Cedartown

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Not only does defense win championships, it also wins basketball games in Region 5-AAA. Callaway High School tuned up the defensive pressure in a 45-29 triumph over Cedartown on Saturday afternoon in Hogansville. The Lady Cavaliers forced Cedartown to play their game. Callaway, 2-0 in the region, outquicked the Lady Bulldogs from the first quarter to the fourth quarter. “They ...

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Swinney Will Coach Against His Alma Mater Tonight In Glendale

Awkward is an understatement. In the biggest game of his career, Dabo Swinney of Clemson will coach against his alma mater tonight in the college football national championship showdown in Glendale, Arizona. The No. 1 Clemson Tigers will tee it up against the No. 2ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in the desert at Cardinals Stadium. The gridiron fun will commence at ...

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Jefferson Goes For 23 Points, But Troup Boys Fall To War Eagles

The Tigers experienced some more growing pains. Sophomore Jarrious Jefferson and the Troup High boys dropped a 65-54 region basketball game to Woodward Academy on Friday night. Despite the home loss the Tigers didn’t feel deflated. “We played good defense, and we are getting better. We can compete. We just have a young team, and we need to work on ...

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Woodward Stuns Lady Tigers, 55-52

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If the Troup High girls are going to make a run in Region 5-AAAA this winter they better start soon. The Lady Tigers fell to 0-2 in the region with a 55-52 setback to Woodward Academy on Friday night at Troup High School. The Lady Tigers were in the basketball game until the very last second as Troup High junior ...

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LaGrange Hammers Hawks, 73-48

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The second season is here. LaGrange High got Region 1-AAAAA play underway with a 73-48 romp over the Columbus Hardaway Hawks in some Tuesday night boys basketball action in the LHS gym. It was as thorough as thorough can be for the Grangers, who are 12-2 overall. “We got our heads in the game. We made some good (defensive) stops, ...

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Tigers Are Shooting For Area Wrestling Honors

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The Troup High Tigers will take some high hopes with them to College Park for the Area 5-AAAA Wrestling Duals on Saturday. The tournament will start at 9 a.m. Carrollton won last year’s duals, and Troup High thinks it is good enough to win this year’s duals at Woodward Academy. The Tigers finished second in the Area Duals last season. ...

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Lady Grangers Spank Hardaway Behind Dozier And Strozier

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Aryan Dozier and Chnairiea Strozier aren’t a law firm, but maybe they should be. What Dozier and Strozier are is a guard duo on the LaGrange High girls basketball team. Both Dozier and Strozier are sophomore standouts. They shoot. They play defense, and they win. Dozier and Strozier were back at it on Tuesday night. Both girls buried 23 points ...

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Newton Has A Championship Mindset, Along With A 7-0 Record

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Everybody has a dream, and that includes Troup High senior wrestler Hudson Newton. “I want to win the state championship,” said Newton. That may not be a farfetched idea. As a junior last winter, Newton placed fifth in the state in the 220-pound weight division. But this year the 6-foot, 245-pound Newton is competing in the heavyweight division. Most of ...

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Big First Half Runs Propel Panthers Past Millsaps 79-57

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LaGrange used big runs in the first half and went on to a 79-57 win over Millsaps in a non-conference game Monday in Mariotti Gym. The win pushed the Panthers’ record to 10-2. They are off to the second best start in the program’s history. The 1992-93 Panthers started 11-1. ‘We did a great job of not turning the ball ...

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