Busby Holds the Key to Tiger Wrestling Program


Coach Craig Garner has turned over the blue print to Troup High success on the wrestling mat. Following in Garner’s footprints is new wrestling coach Tripp Busby. He’s in charge of Tiger wrestling now. Busby holds the key, and he does take the responsibility seriously. “We have a tradition here. Troup has won nine state [wrestling] titles. We want to ...

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Sloppy Passes Lead to Turnovers; Warriors Stumble against Creekside


One more opportunity came and went. The LaGrange Academy boys watched their record sink to 0-6 on Saturday afternoon with an uninspiring 45-27 loss to Creekside Christian Academy in non-region basketball on the Warriors home floor. It was a familiar scenario for LaGrange Academy, which had a hard time getting the ball across the half-court line. Some ill-timed passes from ...

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Warriors New Head Coach Is a Disciple Of UCLA Legend, Wooden


He knows how to pick them, no doubt. Ken Klinger, the new boys basketball coach at LaGrange Academy, is a disciple of former UCLA guru John Wooden. From 1948-1975, Wooden won 664 games and 10 national championships with the Bruins. Wooden won with class. He stressed discipline and the occasional full court press. Wooden is the ultimate in basketball coaches ...

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Warrior Players Are ‘All In’ with Coach Ken Klinger


From the first player on the floor to the last player on the bench, all of the La- Grange Academy boys basketball players have bought in with new head coach Ken Klinger. The players like what they see. Klinger explains. He teaches, and he relates to his teenaged players. This is working. Klinger is a Warrior, and he is in ...

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Hudson, Fitzpatrick Are Region Royalty and 5-AAAA Players of the Year

Don’t ever forget the Tigers and Grangers when it’s time to unveil the All-Region 5-AAAA football team. This year is no exception. Between Troup High and LaGrange High, the Tigers and Grangers had 19 players honored with All-Region recognition. Eleven Tigers made it, and eight Grangers were chosen. “This is something that these players can tell their kids about (years ...

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Troup Football Is a Family Affair, One Playoff Game at a Time


Times change and so do the Troup High Tigers. Since head coach Tanner Glisson stepped on campus in the summer of 2015, Troup High football has gone from a 1-win team to an annual state playoff contingent. The Tigers have rolled into the Class AAAA state playoffs in three consecutive seasons. That is not by accident or luck. It is ...

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Stotsky Slaps Through Winning Goal In Toys for Tots Hockey Game


The junior street hockey program is making some major strides in LaGrange. Coaches Glenn Cunningham and Brett Miolen have witnessed that for themselves in the past two years. The two mentors from the LaGrange Street Hockey League viewed some more signs of progress with the youth program on Sunday afternoon. Miolen and Cunningham watched the Red team squeak past the ...

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