Lady Diamondbacks Roll, 8-1; O’Neal Uncorks A Two-Hitter

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By no means is Dara O’Neal a seasonal softball player. She plays the game to win 12 months a year. O’Neal can’t get enough of the fast pitch variety of this game in the spring, the summer, the fall and even the winter. O’Neal is all in, and she was on fire on Monday night in the LaGrange Recreation League. ...

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Copeland Takes Her Shot With Johnson University

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Giving up the game that she has grown to love was not an option. “I’ve played soccer since I was in second grade. Soccer is fast paced, and it is something that I’m good at,” said Jesse Copeland, the senior midfielder from Troup High School. Copeland has started for the last four years for the Lady Tigers, and she hopes ...

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Five Grangers Will Play In Soccer All-Star Games


Ellie Doerr thought her next soccer match was going to be in an intramural game as a freshman at Clemson next fall. But that is not the case. Doerr is one of five girls and boys soccer players from LaGrange High School who will play in a pair of all-star games on Tuesday in Columbus. Doerr is thankful for the ...

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Yankees Top Giants, 3-2; Rhodes Leads Comeback

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They only led for one inning in the game, but the Yankees never felt like they were going to lose. Dalton Rhodes and the Yankees have that one commodity that every baseball team wants, and that is confidence. The Yankees rallied for a 3-2 win against the frustrated Giants in an 11 and 12-year-old Recreation League game on Thursday night ...

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Medders: “We’re One Big Family,” Troup, Patrick Are Double Honorees


Somebody is watching Troup High School, and they like what they see. Troup was recently named the “Most Positive School” in the West Georgia Region. That award is sponsored by Positive Athlete Georgia, which likes to recognize high schools and prep athletes for such qualities as empathy, optimism, unselfishness and giving back. And the Troup High Tigers are it. They’re ...

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Tiger Football Star Accepts Vince Dooley Award On Saturday

Greatness met greatness on Saturday morning in Atlanta. Troup High football star Eli Patrick crossed paths with University of Georgia coaching legend Vince Dooley. The special occasion was an awards presentation at the College Football Hall of Fame. Patrick was the guest of honor and the recipient. Dooley was the presenter and the grandfatherly figure. Dooley, the 83-year-old coaching Hall ...

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Warriors Don’t Go Quietly In 13-7 Setback To Grace Christian


They could have taken the easy route and quit. But that is not how the Warriors baseball team wanted to be remembered. So they didn’t quit. They didn’t back down. The Warriors refused to pack it in. What LaGrange Academy did after losing to Grace Christian, 24-3 on Friday was refocus as the Warriors headed into the second game of ...

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