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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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Grangers Host Region Tourney Semifinals On Friday Night

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Some teams are made for postseason play. Mark Veal hopes his LaGrange High boys basketball squad is one of those teams with just the right mixture of talent, composure and guts. “We have some guys who are battle-tested. We’re confident, hungry and determined. We have good guard play and solid post play,” said Veal, who is 20-5 in his first ...

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St. Luke Edges Warriors

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Winning and losing isn’t supposed to be that important in middle school basketball, but don’t tell that to eighth grade guard D.J. Burks. The dynamo from La-Grange Academy Middle School doesn’t want anything to do with losing. Burks is willing to avoid it at all costs, but sometimes that just isn’t possible. One of those times came on Tuesday night, ...

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Lafayette’s Second Wind Blows Away Eagles, 90-61

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Even on a night when Lafayette Christian didn’t have it’s “A” game the Cougars still found a way to beat Arlington Christian. The Cougars overcame a sporadic start and walloped the Eagles, 90-61 anyway in the semifinals of the boys West Region Basketball Tournament on Thursday night in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association. Lafayette Christian played from behind frequently ...

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Cougars Clobber Crusaders, Lafayette Takes Region Title

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A new era has begun for the Cougars. They dotted their i’s, crossed their t’s, and the Cougars won the first boys region basketball championship in Lafayette Christian School history on Friday night. The Cougars cleared one huge hurdle, and they did it with a lot of sweat, toil and trouble. And don’t forget the 76-55 win over Central Christian ...

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Maynard Signs With Tennessee State, Wortham Opts For Georgia Military

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Callaway High’s recordbreaking running back, Cedric Maynard, found the end zone one more time. With a burst of speed, Maynard bounced to the outside and smiled as he signed a football scholarship with Tennessee State University on Wednesday morning in Hogansville. What TSU is getting is a halfback with 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash. Quite simply, Maynard wants to ...

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Askew Selects Western Carolina, Wegienka Signs With Panthers

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Destiny looked him straight in the face, and Andrew Askew did what came natural. He signed. Askew, the LaGrange High wide receiver, accepted a football scholarship to Western Carolina University on Wednesday afternoon. There was no apprehension, just a lot of football-eating grins. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Askew was in pigskin heaven. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This ...

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Leverette, Laye Are Headed To Clark Atlanta University

Nothing is impossible when you stick to the game plan. Javoski Leverette has done that and more. Leverette, the three-year starter from Callaway High School, signed an NCAA Division II football scholarship with Clark Atlanta University on Wednesday morning. Leverette felt like he hit the football jackpot. “I like the coaching staff (at CAU), and I want to start. I’ve ...

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Nothing Could Be Finer: Elder Goes With UNC

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He had never been more sure of himself. Luke Elder knew exactly what he wanted, and he did it. The widely-sought after offensive tackle from LaGrange High School signed an ACC football scholarship with the University of North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon. And when Elder signed he broke a lot of hearts from Clemson, Missouri, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Georgia, ...

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