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Sandbraaten Takes The Plunge As A Swimmer, Foreign Exchange Student

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Norway is a mere 4,372 miles from LaGrange. Julie Sandbraaten would sign off on that. She is a native of Norway, the Scandinavian country, which is famous for glaciers, mountains, snow skiing and the long Viking ships of yesteryear. But as of last summer, Sandbraaten has been getting Americanized, on purpose. She has been taking a course in country living, ...

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Teen Tennis Angel, Wone-Mi, Is Going The Extra Mile

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While so many others were warming up by the fireplace on a bitterly cold New Year’s Eve in La-Grange, Wone-Mi was getting in another round of tennis practice at the McCluskey Center. It was 44 degrees outside, and that is where Wone-Mi was for more than 60 shivering minutes. The 14-year-old LaGrange High freshman was taking another tennis lesson, and ...

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Braves Need A Breakout Season From The Right-Handed Foltynewicz

Everybody with a baseball pulse knows how it went for the Atlanta Braves last year. The Braves won a few and lost a lot. Atlanta finished third in the five-team National League Eastern Division. The Braves had another rebuilding season with a record of 72-90. Atlanta was competitive, but the Braves were not good. And a big reason that the ...

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Russell Floats Through For 22; LaGrange High Shreds Harris County

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Just in case the Harris County Tigers weren’t paying attention the first time around, LaGrange High beat the boys from Hamilton for the second time in less than a month. The second of those defeats for Harris County came in the third round of the Toyota Basketball Classic on Friday night. LaGrange High slapped a 69-39 defeat on the Patavious ...

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Alabama Has Something To Prove Against Clemson In Sugar Bowl

Two college football goliaths, Alabama and Clemson, are on another collision course. So what else is new? The Crimson Tide and Tigers will meet once again in the postseason with their Sugar Bowl showdown on Jan. 1 in New Orleans. The game will get underway at 8:45 p.m. with some gumbo and a national playoff semifinal on the line. So ...

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Grangers Bash Stone Mountain; LaGrange Boys Never Trail

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A nail-biter, it was not. The Grangers did what they wanted to, when they wanted to and with some basketball emphasis. The LaGrange High boys decked Stone Mountain like an Olympic boxer by virtue of their 72-41 beatdown in the second round of the Toyota Classic on Thursday night at LHS. “We sped the game up. We got some easy ...

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Father & Sons Reel In Six Holiday Gifts, All Bass

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Leave it to Santa Claus. Ed Wetmiller of Tyrone did that, and he did not regret it. Due to the ultimate giver of gifts, the man with the rosy cheeks and the white beard, Wetmiller spent some time with his two sons on West Point Lake on Tuesday. The father and sons could not have had a better time either. ...

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Auburn Hopes To Have A “Peachy” New Year In Atlanta

One of the most curious and fascinating bowl games is the Jan. 1 matchup in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl with No. 7 Auburn and 10th-ranked Central Florida. Auburn is battle-tested and still famished. The Tigers beat a pair of top ranked teams during the regular season. Auburn won the Western Division in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers came within a ...

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