Sports

Ex-Brave Alex Wood Discovers Success In Dodger Blue

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Elsie the cow knows that and so does Alex Wood, the Major League pitcher. Wood, the multi-talented lefty and former Braves pitcher, left behind three seasons of “so so” baseball in 2015. Wood was 2120 with the Braves with just one winning season despite striking out 337 batters ...

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Through Trial And Error Asbell Has Found Her Niche

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She tried gymnastics, ballet and swimming. None of those sports rocked her boat. It wasn’t until Maggie Asbell was introduced to soccer by her father that she found what she was looking for. The girl has gone from modest and meek on the field to dominating and prolific. Now 17 years old and a senior at LaGrange High School, Asbell ...

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Sheppard Has Some Baseball Backbone, Leadership Qualities

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Nobody on the face of the baseball planet outworks No. 23. Blake Sheppard, the hard hitting, defensive dynamo for the Troup National All-Stars, is a 5-day a week player. Sheppard is a maximum effort person. He is working when others are snoozing. Sheppard is not a “show off.” He simply shows up for practice, and transfers that to the games. ...

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Humphries, Rockwell Acquire Thrills, Skills At Soccer Camp

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Soccer is as serious as a game-saving tackle with one second on the clock. Reese Humphries would sign off on that. Humphries, the 9-year-old sweeper, is getting back on the field of play this week at the 2nd Annual LaGrange Girls Soccer Camp at the Chris Joseph Sportsplex. On Wednesday morning the play was good and hot. Humphries spent more ...

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Troup Wins Twice At State, Pemberton Hurls 1-Hitter

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After the early rounds of the State Baseball Tournament the Troup National All-Stars are in an enviable position. Having played three games in Roberta, Troup National has a 2-1 record. The La-Grange baseball team has found its bearings. The Troup National All-Stars are on track with wins over West Augusta, 14-4, and Manchester, 9-1. Troup National’s lone loss in the ...

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Dragon Boat Frenzy Includes Very Nearly 3,000 Fans

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The community has responded, and the West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race is here to stay. That’s the message. At Saturday’s second annual race at Pyne Road Park, 28 teams and almost 3,000 fans filled the parking lot and lake. The spectators kept on coming, too. If there is a game be played or a race to be won, La-Grange ...

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