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Auburn Hopes To Have A “Peachy” New Year In Atlanta

One of the most curious and fascinating bowl games is the Jan. 1 matchup in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl with No. 7 Auburn and 10th-ranked Central Florida. Auburn is battle-tested and still famished. The Tigers beat a pair of top ranked teams during the regular season. Auburn won the Western Division in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers came within a ...

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Largemouth Bass Tease The Fishermen On A Frosty Christmas

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Rubber worms and every other flavor of artificial lures were on the menu. Tim Pruitt and the other anglers tried just about everything that they knew in order to entice the largemouth bass. It was nippy on Christmas Eve on West Point Lake. It wasn’t snowing, but it was cold enough to freeze an ice cream sandwich. All that Pruitt, ...

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Herschel Is 55 Now, But His Legend Is Growing

It’s been 35 years since Herschel Walker last run over a Southeastern Conference linebacker. That’s a long time. But football legends in the South die hard. Sometimes they don’t die at all. Herschel Walker, now 55 years old, comes to mind. The former Georgia Bulldog tailback and the three time All-American is one guy whose memory refuses to fade. Just ...

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Tigers Settle For Nothing Less Than Dariel Daniel Championship

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After two days of strenuous wrestling the Troup High Tigers were using the “D” word. Did somebody mention dominating? Yes, they did. Troup High was by far the best team on the wrestling mat in the Dariel Daniel Grind on Thursday and Friday in the Tiger gymnasium. Troup High took on nine teams and thoroughly whipped nine teams. Most of ...

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Callaway Receives A Boat Load Of All-Region Football Accolades

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Too much is never enough when it comes to the All-Region football team. The Callaway High Cavaliers can relate with such a dilemma. Coach Pete Wiggins’football team from Callaway High has been overwhelmed with honors in wake of the Cavaliers 11-2 season and three state playoff games. For that and all their hard work the Cavaliers have been rewarded with ...

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Newnan Can’t Miss; Lady Cavs Go Down, 70-44

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No matter how far they fell behind, the Callaway High boys never gave up. They kept on coming. They kept on scrapping, and the Cavaliers kept on shooting. “We played with a lot of intensity. We shot the ball better, and we hustled,” said Callaway High boys basketball coach Terry Hayes. His team is a work in progress with a ...

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Dariel Daniel Grind Starts Thursday; Garner: “We want to win every match.”

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Some hot-blooded wrestlers will walk through the doors at Troup High tomorrow for the start of the Annual Dariel Daniel Grind. The wrestling field is stacked with 11 teams, including Mt. Zion from Atlanta, East Coweta, Carrollton, Jones County out of Gray, Central Carrollton and Troup High. There is not a heavy favorite in the two-day tournament, which will commence ...

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Vincent Named Director of Tennis At Highland Country Club

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Everybody needs a new challenge now and then. Stephen Vincent has found his. The longtime and popular head tennis pro at the McCluskey Center will be moving down the road in the near future. As of Jan. 1, Vincent will take over as the director of tennis at the Highland Country Club. It’s an opportunity that the 33-year-old Vincent and ...

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