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Region Champions Again: LaGrange High Rallies Past Shaw

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Defeat was staring the Grangers in the face. They were behind at the end of the first quarter, the second period and the third stanza against the Shaw Raiders. But LaGrange High did not lose on this night in the Region 1-AAAAA Boys Basketball Tournament. The Grangers rallied for a 56-55 win over the Raiders on Saturday evening in the ...

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LaGrange High Boys Net 5-0 Win

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One match does not make a season, but it surely can help. Just ask Kenny Moore and his LaGrange High boys tennis team. The Grangers got their season off to a torrid start with a 5-0 shutout against the Upson-Lee Knights on Thursday afternoon in LaGrange. On day one of the season the Grangers were dominating from No. 1 singles ...

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Lady Grangers Trounce Upson-Lee

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On opening day of the tennis season the Lady Grangers had an “Oh Yes” moment. LaGrange High senior Euna Oh made her first start of her career at the No. 1 singles position. Oh went out and played like the veteran that she is. The former No. 3 singles player and No. 1 doubles standout rewarded her coaches and her ...

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Unbeaten Cougars Are Ranked No. 2

With success comes recognition. The Lafayette Christian School boys basketball team knows all about that. The Cougars are not only 19-0 on the season, they are also ranked second in the state basketball poll in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association. “This means a lot, and it’s going to give us some confidence. But we should be ranked. We haven’t ...

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LaGrange’s Richter Is Named Junior World Cup Coaching Finalist

He hasn’t lost his golfing touch. LaGrange College’s Lee Richter has been chosen as one of five finalists for the Junior World Cup coaching position for the United States. Richter just might coach the American team in the international tournament this June in Japan. “I got the phone call two days ago,” Richter said on Wednesday afternoon. “This is the ...

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Peachtree Falters, Cougars Finish; Lafayette Drills Panthers, 96-37

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Playoff jitters are a common thing in the State Basketball Tournament. Some teams handle the pressure, and others do not. Peachtree Academy did not on Tuesday night. The Panthers fell victim to their nerves and the Lafayette Christian Cougars in a 96-37 loss in thefirstround of the boys state playoffsintheGeorgia Independent Christian Athletic Association. Peachtree Academy had no answer for ...

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Rough & Ready: Eight Troup High Wrestlers Are State Tournament Bound

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The pretenders are gone, and only the contenders remain. Yes, it’s that time of the year. The high school wrestling season is winding down like an expensive watch. The Class AAAA Traditional State Tournament is set for this week at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth. Troup High School will be there with eight wrestlers and eight queasy stomachs. “This ...

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Hot Prospect: Smith Has College Recruiters On The Run

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LaGrange High senior Deriko Smith is living a charmed life. He’s hitting the books. He’s making his shots on the hardwood, and he’s becoming a good teammate on the Granger basketball team. Smith is the type of player that all coach’s want. “I’m a leader, and I’m unselfish. I play hard on defense, and I take good shots on offense. ...

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Slow Pitch Softball Keeps 18 Long-Time Friends Together

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Friendship is the name of the game. Once a week at the Shuford Softball Complex, 18 longtime friends get together for an afternoon of reminiscing, trash talking and of course, playing the game. This is slow pitch softball of the coed kind. The players were back on the softball diamond once again on Saturday. They were talking about old times, ...

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