Sports

Troup All-Stars Shine With 9-1 Win Over Taylor County

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Coach Curt Longshore and the Troup National All-Stars made a first impression that Taylor County will never forget. In the opening round of the Dixie Youth District Baseball Tournament, Troup National beat Taylor County in a 9-1 landslide on Friday night at the Harris Complex in LaGrange. Troup National blew the rusty doors off Taylor County with 15 hits in ...

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Lanier, Noles Put A Spin On Their Tennis Friendship

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From the backhand to the lob shot, Adeline Lanier and Maddie Noles have a lot in common. “We’ve known each other since kindergarten. We’re best friends, and we play tennis a lot,” said Noles, the 12 year old with the vivacious net game. So on a partly cloudy, eventually rainy Thursday afternoon, Noles and her best tennis buddy were slipping, ...

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Vincent’s Tennis Passion Has Led Him To McCluskey

Life is just one tennis lesson after another. It is invigorating and exciting. It is challenging and above all, just plain tennis fun. For the last five years, Stephen Vincent, the former Granger tennis star, has been a teaching pro at The McCluskey Tennis Center in LaGrange. What Vincent does is more than a job and a paycheck. “I watch ...

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Davis, Troup County Sharks Have Their Eyes On District Meet

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In her heart and in her soul, T’Maya Davis is convinced she is a “big meet” swimmer. She will find out for sure in the coming weeks at the Georgia Recreation & Park Association District meet in Carrollton. The single day competition is on the swimming agenda for Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m. For Davis, the 10 year old, ...

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Atkins Is A Prep Football Giant At A Mere 5-foot-8

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Off the football field, D.J. Atkins is a soft-spoken, mild-mannered guy. But on the gridiron the Callaway High senior tailback is an ever-evolving talent. Atkins is never satisfied. He is always looking for more, from the line of scrimmage to the end zone. In the bright lights of Friday night high school football, Atkins is a giant at 5-foot-8 and ...

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51 In Attendance in Week #4 as “Troup” rules the day during the William Griggs Basketball Shoot Out

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Each weeks gets better as far as attendance, competition, and fun during the basketball Shoot Out. Participants from college the community and local schools are the reason the shoot out is a big success. The support from my staff parents and community plays a major part also, Coach Sam Cotton stated. This week the Troup team owned the day. #1 ...

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Tures Takes On Soccer Camp One Drill At A Time

Zach Tures is a soccer original. He is all about learning, winning and competing. And no, he does not know it all. That is why he is laboring, drilling and hustling this week at the Geeter Panther Soccer Camp at LaGrange College. Tures plays the game with a chip on his shoulders and a smile on his face. He is ...

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Delivering The Art of Soccer To Our Youth

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Troup County is certainly grateful that approximately three years ago Coach Fred Wagenaar made a giant leap across the country from Graceland University in Iowa to coach the LaGrange College Panthers in soccer. In just a few short words, it is easy to tell that Coach Wagenaar is not originally from the South, and Iowa is not the accent either ...

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