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Meyer, Saban Make Recruiting Pitstops At Callaway High School

It was not your normal day or two in Hogansville. Last Tuesday and Thursday two of college football’s winningest coaches, Urban Meyer of Ohio State and Nick Saban of Alabama, paid a visit to Callaway High School. It was a recruiting trip for both coaches and so much more for CHS. “There was an electric atmosphere (around here). The teachers ...

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Lady Warriors Roll, 47-11 Over The Cottage School

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In one word it was “dominating.” LaGrange Academy was every bit of that in a 47-11 girls basketball smackdown against The Cottage School on Thursday night. The Lady Warriors were rocking, rolling, and scoring in every conceivable way. “We came out pressing, and we played tough. We had teamwork and some tenacious defense. We’re building confidence,” said LaGrange Academy head ...

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LaGrange Academy Tops Cougars; Brown Leads Comeback With 23 Points

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When the prospects of winning looked the gloomiest, LaGrange Academy dug down deep and found a way. The LaGrange Academy basketball boys did some soul-searching. They did some ball playing. The Warriors tightened their defense. They began to play a hard-core brand of offense, and LaGrange Academy started to knock down shots. The Warriors forgot about the excuses and found ...

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Tigers Are Pumped, Poised For Toys For Tots Invitational

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  In the past two years the Troup High swimmers have broken eight school records. They are motivated. The Tigers hope to shatter some more school records tonight in the Toys For Tots Invitational at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center. Eighteen teams will be in the building and sooner or later in the pool. One of the fastest squads there ...

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Middle School Basketball Showcase Slated For Dec. 15-16 In LaGrange

Some of the best seventh and eighth grade basketball talent in Georgia is headed this way. The 2nd annual Middle School Boys & Girls Basketball Showcase is set for next week at LaGrange High. Sixteen teams from around the “Peach State” will compete in the tournament next Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, in the Grangers gym. It will all begin ...

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Lady Cougars Are Still Trying To Find Their Niche

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One thing that Lafayette Christian freshman forward Harmony McCord isn’t doing is quitting on her team. The Lady Cougars are off to a slow 0-5 start this basketball season, but Mc-Cord is still optimistic. She expects to win every time she and Lafayette Christian step on the court. “We’re giving a lot of effort even if we are losing. Basketball ...

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Cavaliers Embrace Commitment, Excellence; Wiggins: “We have a lot of blue-collar guys.”

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When it comes to Callaway High football, character does count. Cavaliers head coach Pete Wiggins wants more out of his players than just blocking, tackling, and winning. Callaway High and the coach are seeking good players, responsible people, and those who make wise decisions on and off the field. “We are building character. We have a lot of blue-collar guys, ...

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Newnan Fishermen Haul In 15 Stripers, Hybrids On West Point

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It is all a matter of opinion. Some outdoorsmen, fishermen in particular, have a different definition of success. Take the two fishermen from Newnan, who refused to give their names. They thought they had a bad day on West Point Lake on Sunday. “We were striper fishing, and they were not on today,” said one angler. But he and his ...

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Acuna Has An MVP Past, Glowing Future For Braves

Without a doubt, stardom is knocking on the door of Ronald Acuna. For the last three years he has been one of the most coveted baseball prospects in the Atlanta Braves Minor League system. Acuna signed with the Braves for $100,000 in 2014. His career with the Braves began one season later. Acuna has been re-paying the Braves in his ...

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Time Is Of The Essence For Sharks 10-Year-Old Swimmer

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Twelve months ago Carlie Montgomery was a swimming rookie. She was raw and untested in the pool. She was willing and searching as a swimmer. She was open to fresh ideas and was trying to get used to the idea of 2,000yard practices at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center. One year later the 10-yearold Montgomery is now cutting time, gaining ...

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