Sports

Heard Handles Grangers, 26-14, But LHS Finishes Strong

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It’s no secret. LaGrange High is looking for difference makers. The Grangers may have found a few of those on Friday night despite losing to Heard County, 2614 in a preseason football game in Franklin. LaGrange High received a second half spark behind two sophomore backups. Quarterback Deandre Towns and wide receiver DJ Burks came off the La-Grange High bench, ...

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Troup Defensive End Has Options: Alabama, Georgia, Auburn

In football terms, King Mwikuta is a game changer. He is a player with promise. He is a player with immense football tools. He is a player on his way up. Mwikuta, a junior defensive end for Troup High School, is becoming football royalty. He is quick. He is agile, and he is a tower of strength. He is not ...

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Almost Half Of Cougars Football Team Are Freshmen

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The youth movement is here. Lafayette Christian and head coach Nate Shaw have the welcome mat firmly in place for 11 freshman football players. As a matter of fact, almost half of the Cougar football team are ninth-graders this year. “We are young, but talented. All of these kids want to play varsity football. No one is going to get ...

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Successful Finals As 59 In Attendance During Week #10 of the William Griggs Basketball Shoot Out

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Packed house, good competition, food and good old fellowshipping was a great way to end this summer’s shoot out”, stated Coach Sam Cotton. During this week’s finale, we added a Youth basketball game which didn’t disappoint any basketball fan or player. Team Purple defeated Team Red 28-18 in a exciting closed game and don’t let the score mislead you. The ...

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All-Star Experience Heads To Oxford, Ala. For Troup National

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He has already figured it out. “We have to score more runs than they do,” said Curt Longshore, the head coach of the Troup National All-Stars. Longshore will take his 11 & 12-year-old baseball boys to the Dixie Youth World Series tomorrow in Oxford, Ala. The six-day tournament will get underway for Troup National on Saturday with an opening round ...

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Cockrell, Jackson Are Upbeat;“We’re Going To Have Fun”

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The Troup National All-Stars would like to get one thing perfectly straight. “We’re going to have fun,” said Gryson Cockrell, an outfielder and second baseman for Troup National. Cockrell and the Troup National All-Stars are on the invitation list for the Dixie Youth World Series, which will start tomorrow in Oxford, Ala. Troup National will take a 10-1 record to ...

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World Series Is On Deck For Troup National All-Stars

  With the district and state tournament championships now in their possession the Troup National All-Stars are turning their attention toward Oxford, Ala. That is where the Dixie Youth World Series will be played from Aug. 5-10, and Troup National does expect to win more than its fair share of games as the world watches. The Troup National All-Stars will ...

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Bream Fishing Is Picking Up For Husband, Wife, Bailey

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It was a family affair from the bow to the stern. We’re talking fishing. The threesome of Arthur, Carla and Bailey Harris spent a good and fishy five hours on West Point Lake on Sunday afternoon. Arthur is the husband. Carla is the wife, and Bailey is the sunloving dog. The curly-haired Bailey knows a fish when she sees one. ...

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Wait A Second: Moore Achieves Runner-Up Status At State

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The little boy with the big heart and the wet kick joined some select company last weekend in Cumming. Troup County Sharks swimmer John Moore finished second in the boys 100-yard individual medley at the Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Meet. Moore, the eight year old, got what he came for: recognition and a good swimming time. The son ...

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McCluskey, LaGrange College Are Bracing For Tri-Level State Tennis

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There is no place that Emily Mansour would rather be this weekend than in the Southern Tri-Level State Championships. The McCluskey Tennis Center and LaGrange College will entertain the state tournament for yet another year beginning this Friday morning at 8 o’clock. More than 500 players from La-Grange to Savannah will play in the 5th annual tournament. None of these ...

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