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Swimming is Nothing but a Chlorine Rush for Kylee Motley

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No longer is “no” the correct answer. After two years away from the competitive waters, Kylee Motley is back with the Troup County Sharks. Motley recommitted to swimming and the Sharks in August. She is glad she returned despite the sore muscles and the 1,000-yard workouts at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center pool. The swimming experience is becoming crystal clear ...

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Donaldson, Braves are Meshing, a New Contract is Imminent

Veteran third baseman Josh Donaldson has worn a lot of hats in his Major League baseball career. He has played for the Cleveland Indians, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics. But his favorite stop on the big league circuit seems to be the Atlanta Braves. Donaldson grew up a Braves fan in Pensacola, Fla. In his baby-faced youth, ...

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Traylor Pulls in Winning TD Catch, Grangers Top Hampton, 18-14

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Sometimes winning ugly can be a beautiful thing. LaGrange High had one of those games as it won despite the fumbles and penalties. The Grangers erased two deficits and defeated Hampton, 18-14 on Saturday night in a backand- forth non-region football game at Callaway Stadium. The game was up for grabs until the final seconds. LaGrange High persevered and took ...

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Cavaliers Cruise Past Cross Keys, Callaway Holds Indians to 43 Yards

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Nobody can unload his bench quite like Callaway High football coach Pete Wiggins. He got 90 players into the game, and he watched his Cavalier team run Cross Keys ragged in a 690 shutout on Friday night at Callaway Stadium. The Cavaliers did virtually everything right, including scoring on the first play from scrimmage on a Tank Bigsby 65-yard touchdown ...

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Tigers Earn Their Stripes, Troup Edges Harris County, 27-21

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On a night when they could have easily lost, the Troup High Tigers dug deep and found a way to survive. Troup High needed a fourth quarter touchdown run from senior tailback Trey Williams to secure a 27-21 win over Harris County on Thursday night at Callaway Stadium. Williams scored the winning touchdown in the football game on a 21-yard ...

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Ex-Granger Mon Denson will Play Against No. 2 Alabama on Saturday

There is a LaGrange connection in this Saturday’s Alabama-South Carolina football game in Columbia. Former Granger standout Mon Denson will suit up and play for South Carolina in the 3:30 p.m. CBS kickoff at Williams-Brice Stadium. Denson, a senior running back, is averaging 13 yards per carry so far this season. Denson, a low-to-theground tailback at 5-foot-10 and 215 pounds, ...

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Braves Magic Number is Dwindling, Atlanta Pitchers are Peaking

It is becoming apparent and as real as the Atlanta skyline. The Braves are not only going to win another National League East Division title, they are also a severe threat to the Los Angeles Dodgers dominance, come playoff time. To put it simply, the Atlanta Braves are legitimate pennant contenders in the National League. The Braves are closing the ...

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Highland, West Point Lake are Keepers, “This is an amazing fishing retreat.”

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Three fishermen from Metro Atlanta hit the interstate and reeled in a fivestar weekend in LaGrange on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. They are not going to forget it, and Clifton Alexander, Adeoye Abodunris, and Steve Alexander will be back. Those three anglers hooked up a good time at Highland Pines Resort and Marina. “This is an amazing fishing retreat. ...

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