Sports

Young’s Taekwondo Academy Teaches Self-Defense

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Teen girls from a local Home school Group just completed a four class course on self-defense awareness with Young’s Taekwondo. Instructor Toby Young and Jr. Instructor, Abby Maddox worked with the girls on self-defense techniques, and safety awareness. Classes included instruction and demonstration, followed by participation from the girls, and climaxed with sparring and weapon demonstrations. Instructor Young is a ...

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Lady Devils Roll Past LaGrange

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Size matters in Region 1-AAAAA girls basketball. The big and fast Lady Blue Devils beat the small and pesky Lady Grangers, 66-44 on Saturday afternoon at LaGrange High School. Columbus had too much size, depth and talent for the Lady Grangers. “This was a challenge. Columbus was quicker and bigger. We needed to finish around the basket. Their shots were ...

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Gritty Grangers Deny Columbus 69-57

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It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win for the Grangers. The LaGrange High boys flirted with disaster before putting the finishing touches on a 69-57 win over Columbus High on Saturday afternoon. It could have easily been a loss rather than a Region 1-AAAAA basketball victory for the Grangers. But it wasn’t. Once again the Grangers found a way ...

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State Tournament Remains A Goal For Lady Warriors

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They knew the score before the season ever started. Coach Mike Petite and the Lady Warriors lost five starters off last year’s 24-6 region championship basketball team. LaGrange Academy exchanged all of that for this year’s team, which is dressing out one senior and 14 underclassmen. The Lady Warriors still have talent, but they have a team full of inexperience. ...

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Flint River Academy Downs Lady Warriors

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Some games just aren’t meant to be, and LaGrange Academy had one of those. The Lady Warriors fell behind 31-0 and went on to lose to Flint River Academy, 44-16 in a region basketball game on Friday night. It was a rather sad Senior Night for the Lady Warriors. “We had some bad passes and a lack of execution. Flint ...

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LaGrange Academy Boys Crush The Wildcats, 64-35

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It was the kind of Senior Night that the Warriors were dreaming of. The LaGrange Academy boys shredded Flint River Academy, 64-35 in a region rout on Friday night in the Warriors gymnasium. It was one of the most complete basketball games that the Warriors have played this season from the middle of the first quarter on. The lead changed ...

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Panthers Cruise By Columbia International 90-52

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LaGrange cruised by Columbia International 90-52 in non-conference action Saturday in Mariotti Gym. The Panthers (12-3) have won their last two games by a combined 71 points. It marked the first since the 193-94 season a Panther team had won back-to-back games by more than 30 points each. The 38 point win was the third largest by the Panthers under ...

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Panther Teams Close Out Regular Season With Dual Meet At Berry

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The LaGrange swim teams wrapped up their regular season meet schedule with a dual meet at Berry last Saturday. ‘The dual meet with Berry College was a great last meet of the regular season for us,’ Coach Chip Aplin said. ‘We’ve been working hard in the pool and it is just good to see the hard work paying off. ‘Everyone ...

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