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SAU Comes Back from 19 Down to Beat Point in Overtime, 91-83

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Point University (5-14; 1-9 AAC) led 55-36 with 16:06 left in regulation time, but visiting St. Andrews University (2-9; 2-8 AAC) whittled away at the lead, tied the score at 7777 with four seconds left by tallying the last four points of the second half, and forced a five-minute overtime. The Knights outscored the Skyhawks in the extra period, 14-6, ...

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Alabama Outlasts Georgia in National Championship Game

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The tension was at a fever pitch this past Monday night, January 8th, for many people in LaGrange and Troup County. One thing that people take very seriously here in the community is their college football and the best two teams in the nation, the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide, were all set for the head on match ...

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Fish Are Biting, But Anglers Aren’t Catching

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So much for the stripers on West Point Lake. They were biting alright, but they refused to be caught on a frosty Sunday afternoon that was more suited for ice fishing. Very few anglers caught stripers or anything else in the 43-degree climate. “It was so cold,” said 13-year-old fisherman Trayton Gay. He was trying his weekend luck with Houston ...

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Sandbraaten Takes The Plunge As A Swimmer, Foreign Exchange Student

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Norway is a mere 4,372 miles from LaGrange. Julie Sandbraaten would sign off on that. She is a native of Norway, the Scandinavian country, which is famous for glaciers, mountains, snow skiing and the long Viking ships of yesteryear. But as of last summer, Sandbraaten has been getting Americanized, on purpose. She has been taking a course in country living, ...

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Teen Tennis Angel, Wone-Mi, Is Going The Extra Mile

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While so many others were warming up by the fireplace on a bitterly cold New Year’s Eve in La-Grange, Wone-Mi was getting in another round of tennis practice at the McCluskey Center. It was 44 degrees outside, and that is where Wone-Mi was for more than 60 shivering minutes. The 14-year-old LaGrange High freshman was taking another tennis lesson, and ...

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Braves Need A Breakout Season From The Right-Handed Foltynewicz

Everybody with a baseball pulse knows how it went for the Atlanta Braves last year. The Braves won a few and lost a lot. Atlanta finished third in the five-team National League Eastern Division. The Braves had another rebuilding season with a record of 72-90. Atlanta was competitive, but the Braves were not good. And a big reason that the ...

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Russell Floats Through For 22; LaGrange High Shreds Harris County

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Just in case the Harris County Tigers weren’t paying attention the first time around, LaGrange High beat the boys from Hamilton for the second time in less than a month. The second of those defeats for Harris County came in the third round of the Toyota Basketball Classic on Friday night. LaGrange High slapped a 69-39 defeat on the Patavious ...

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Alabama Has Something To Prove Against Clemson In Sugar Bowl

Two college football goliaths, Alabama and Clemson, are on another collision course. So what else is new? The Crimson Tide and Tigers will meet once again in the postseason with their Sugar Bowl showdown on Jan. 1 in New Orleans. The game will get underway at 8:45 p.m. with some gumbo and a national playoff semifinal on the line. So ...

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