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Garner Is A Proven Winner, Troup Baseball Is Loaded With Talent

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Craig Garner is a baseball historian. He believes in hitting and fielding mechanics. He stresses pitching fundamentals. Most of all, Garner believes in winning. Under the guidance of Garner the Troup High Tigers have won 156 baseball games in just the last nine seasons. The Tigers and their coach like to get red clay under their fingernails and grass stains ...

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Crisp Academy Girls Close Out The Young Lady Warriors

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Basketball season has come and gone for the LaGrange Academy girls. It was a learning experience from beginning to end. The Lady Warriors learned how to win with fundamentals. They learned how to lose with grace, and the Lady Warriors learned how to bounce back from disappointment. The LaGrange Academy girls tried to live up to the name on their ...

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Callaway Polishes Off Shaw Behind Johnson’s 12 Strikeouts

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Callaway Polishes Off Shaw Behind Johnson’s 12 Strikeouts Cavaliers junior southpaw Dylan Johnson was in and out of trouble all night long. He was walking the tight rope. He was bowing his back and gritting his teeth. Johnson was grinding and pitching. He was throwing strikes when he had to. He was battling, and he did that for seven innings ...

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Moving On: LaGrange Academy Boys Squash Highland, 53-39

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The Warriors stuck to the script. “We played great defense. We got in their chest. We shut down their shooters, and we got the ball to (Lincoln) Anderson and Whit (Moreman on offense),” said Britt Gaylor, the head coach of the LaGrange Academy boys basketball team. That was the formula for the Warriors, who flattened Highland Christian Academy, 53-39 in ...

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Hale Takes His Shot With Young Harris College

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He is no longer just another player. Matthew Hale is a college soccer signee. Hale signed all the appropriate papers on Tuesday afternoon, thus making him a future member of the men’s team at Young Harris College. Hale will likely be a midfielder in the NCAA Division II soccer program, just as he has been with the Troup High Tigers ...

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No. 2-Ranked South Atlanta Defeats Callaway High, 79-73

They had everything to gain and everything to lose. That comes with the territory in the second round of the State Basketball Tournament, not only for the Cavaliers, but for every other team in the Class AAA field. Unfortunately for the Cavaliers their state title search ended last Saturday in Hogansville with a 79-73 setback to the No. 2-ranked South ...

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Mauldin, Preston Are Devoted, Tireless, Fast And Streamlined

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Three weeks after finishing fourth in the state in the 200-yard medley relay, Camille Preston and Sydney Mauldin were back in the swimming pool. That’s where Preston and Mauldin, the two LaGrange High sophomores, feel at home. Mauldin and Preston worked out for two hours and 2,800 yards on Wednesday afternoon at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center in LaGrange. And ...

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Cross Country Recruit, Duram Signs With Skyhawks

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Troup High senior Drew Duram had on his Sunday clothes on Tuesday. There was a purpose to it all. Duram signed a cross country scholarship with the Point University Skyhawks from West Point. Duram smiled. He signed, and he looked razor sharp. Duram was ready for this most special occasion. “This is the biggest day of my life, and I ...

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Lafayette Takes Down Chargers, 60-53; Cougars Finish 22-0, State Champs

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Another season, another state championship. On Saturday afternoon, Lafayette Christian School won its second state title in the last three months. The Cougars started the ball rolling with the state football championship in a 41-30 victory against the Central Christian Crusaders on November 27, 2015 in Lithia Springs. And last weekend at Barnesville’s Gordon State College, Lafayette Christian captured the ...

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Great Season, Somber Ending; Grangers Fall To South Paulding

Basketball fate tapped the Grangers on the shoulder and informed them that their number was up. The LaGrange High School boys bowed out of the Class AAAAA State Tournament on Saturday with a 62-60 defeat to South Paulding. Every postseason loss is bitter, but this one was particularly hard to take for the 8th-ranked Grangers. They had a chance to ...

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