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Grangers Score Late, Leave Happy; Diaz Taps In Game-Winning Goal

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It was down to cases – soccer cases of the Region 1-AAAAA kind. With less than 10 minutes left the Grangers and the Harris County Tigers were all knotted up at 1-1 on Wednesday night. At that point every pass, every header and every tackle was critical. One key mistake could spell the difference between winning and losing. Then again ...

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Soccer Juggernaut: Lady Warriors Steamroll Dominion Christian, 10-0

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They played the perfect soccer game. Junior forward Sydney Emerson and the Lady Warriors could do no wrong, and Dominion Christian could do nothing right. LaGrange Academy picked up the pieces and put together a 10-0 victory in region play on Tuesday afternoon. It was a soccer beatdown at the Warriors field. LaGrange Academy put on a clinic, led by ...

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Injury-Plagued Grangers Settle For 5-0 Loss To Columbus

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Something is still missing from LaGrange High’s soccer DNA. The Grangers did not find it on Monday night. The No. 5-ranked Blue Devils from Columbus High crushed the LaGrange boys, 5-0 in a Region 1-AAAAA match at the Gardner Newman Middle School field. Coach Keita Placide of the Grangers was seeking words of inspiration after the demoralizing LaGrange High soccer ...

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Underdogs Are The Top Dogs In LaGrange 3 On 3 Tournament

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Say it isn’t so, but it was. Street hockey came to the Mike Daniel Recreation Center minus the ice and the busted lips on Sunday afternoon. There were no fights and no ejections, but there was four hours of entertaining amateur hockey. It was fast. It was intense, and the six teams in the tournament were playing for a silver ...

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Lady Grangers Show Some Moxy, But No. 3-Ranked Blue Devils Prevail

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Seldom does a team lose and still gain some confidence. But that happened to the Lady Grangers on Monday night. LaGrange High played some competitive and at times uplifting soccer against the No. 3-ranked Lady Blue Devils. Columbus High still won the Region 1-AAAAA game, 3-0 over the Lady Grangers. But LaGrange High had its moments against the Lady Blue ...

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Daniel Is Getting On With His Life, Thanks To Athletics, Hockey

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Six years ago in Metro Atlanta, Hill Daniel had one of those life-changing experiences that everyone thinks could never happen to them. But for Daniel, the teenager from Mary Persons High School, a devastating moment did happen. Daniel, the prep soccer star and goaltender, was at the wrong place at the wrong time. He was involved in an auto accident ...

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Weber Waltzes Past Lady Warriors, But Mains Rakes In 12 Saves

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On the surface the La-Grange Academy girls are a 1-1 soccer team. But under the top layer the Lady Warriors have all kinds of potential. And above all, LaGrange Academy knows where it stands with Head Coach Mike Petite. “We’re still a work in progress. We’re a very young team, and we’re very athletic. But it’s going to take three, ...

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No Quit Zone: Grangers Rally For 2-2 Tie With Red Devils

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A tie is always better than a loss. LaGrange High School knows that better than most teams. Coach Keita Placide’s Granger soccer team got off the deck and out of a funk. What LaGrange High did exactly was come back from two goals down and tie Phenix City Central, 2-2 on Friday night at the Gardner Newman Middle School stadium. ...

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Lady Grangers Hammer Central

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Improvement is one thing, but dismantling an opponent is clearly something else. On Friday night, La-Grange High pummeled Phenix City Central, 4-0 in a girls soccer match at the Gardner Newman Middle School pitch. The Lady Grangers scored all four goals before halftime. Yes, they are quick starters. “We passed better. We had a connection, and we worked the whole ...

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Kuerzi, Singh Sweep No. 1 Doubles; LaGrange Boys Rock The Raiders

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Jackson Kuerzi has the right idea. The sophomore doubles player from LaGrange High has a winning disposition when it comes to tennis. “I just go out and have fun. You’re not playing tennis until you’re having fun,” said the 6-foot-3 Kuerzi. It does make sense. Kuerzi looked like he was enjoying himself on Wednesday afternoon. Kuerzi and LaGrange High senior ...

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