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LaGrange Shellacks Tigers, Grangers Rumble To 15-3

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They got a little bit of everything. “Our defense set the tone. We played more aggressive, and we can always defend and rebound,” said Grangers Coach Mark Veal, who watched his LaGrange High boys beat Harris County, 87-55 in a Region 1-AAAAA basketball blowout on Saturday afternoon. There was more. Of course there was for the 15-3 Grangers, who also ...

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Harris County Skips Past Lady Grangers

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LaGrange High is still in a basketball rut. The multi-talented, forever young Lady Grangers lost another game that they could have won on Saturday afternoon in a 57-52 region setback to Harris County. LaGrange High led in every quarter except the fourth. “This was one of our better defensive games, but we were getting stagnant on offense. We were impatient,” ...

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Saban Has 32 Years Of College Coaching Experience

Alabama’s Nick Saban was not born with a national championship trophy in his hands. Saban is no prima donna. He doesn’t feel entitled. He is old school. Saban started at the bottom, and he has worked his way up the ladder of success. Saban played for a college football legend at Kent State from 1970-71. Saban, the ex-defensive back for ...

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Lady Grangers Are A Class Act With Preston, Yin, Paschal

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All of the pushups, situps and laps seem to be working wonders. The Lady Grangers have already qualified for the Class AAAAA state swimming meet, and that is still a month away on February 4-6 at Georgia Tech. The LaGrange High girls are adding muscle and cutting times. They are also thinking about what might occur next month in Atlanta. ...

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Swimming Fundraiser On Tap For January 23 At Recreation Center

The swimming community of Troup County is here to serve. With that in mind the Swim to Sink Childhood Cancer fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday, January 23 at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center in LaGrange. The swimathon will start at 8 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. Anybody can swim in the event. Individuals will be encouraged to sponsor ...

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Rams Defeat Warriors, Moreman Suffers Leg Injury

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There was a hush in the Warriors gymnasium when 6-foot-9 senior forward Whit Moreman grabbed his leg with an apparent ankle injury in the second quarter on Friday night. Moreman, who is averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds for LaGrange Academy, never did return to the boys basketball game between the Warriors and Bethlehem Temple Chrisitian. The visiting Rams went ...

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Bethlehem Temple Trims Lady Warriors, 40-37

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The LaGrange Academy girls played with a chip on their shoulder. They also may have turned the corner in a 40-37 defeat to Bethlehem Temple Christian on Friday night in a region basketball cliffhanger at LaGrange Academy. In between the opening buzzer and the closing buzzer the Lady Warriors played like a team with something to prove. And they did ...

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Lafayette Boys Maul The Stallions, 70-49

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Nine teams have tried, and nine teams have failed. Nobody has beaten the Lafayette Christian School boys this basketball season. On Tuesday night in the Cougars gym it was more of the same. Lafayette Christian stormed past the Holy Ground Baptist boys, 70-49 in a West Region contest in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association. The game was complete with ...

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Crimson Tide Edges Clemson For Their 16th National Championship

Alabama is back on top. The Crimson Tide won their 16th college football national championship on Monday night in a 45-40 shootout against a supremely talented and equally disappointed Clemson team. Both Alabama and Clemson were championship worthy on this historic night in Glendale, Arizona. As a matter of fact, Clemson had more first downs and more yardage than Alabama. ...

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