Sports

Panthers Edge LaGrange, 25-18; Cavaliers, Lafayette Christian Win

Grangers head football coach Dialleo Burks could not have been prouder of his team even if they had won, and they didn’t. LaGrange High closed out an 0-10 season on Friday night on the road, but the Grangers played some “lights out” football in a heartbreaking 25-18 loss to the Chapel Hill Panthers in a Region 5-AAAA game in Douglasville. ...

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Braves Get Down To Business; Atlanta Re-signs Flowers At $4M

He does cast a shadow. At 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Tyler Flowers is a mountain of a man. By trade and very much on purpose, Flowers plays Major League baseball for gain and pain. He does squat down for a living with his tools of ignorance – his knee guards, his face mask and his thick leather glove. Flowers toils ...

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Reeves Rounds Up Classic Bass Fishing Championship

Nobody can wiggle his fishing lure quite like Toby Reeves. The LaGrange fisherman made all the right calls and most of the heavyweight catches as he won the Reel 30 Bass Trail Classic championship last weekend on not one, but two lakes. Day No. 1 of the tournament was held on Lake Harding. That was followed by some sun and ...

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Bulldogs Chew Up Broncos; Scott Scores On Interception Return

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They do have some bark and some bite. The Bulldogs also have some uncollared tenacity as displayed in their 26-0 shutout against the La-Grange Broncos in a 9 & 10-year-old Youth League football game on Tuesday night. On this pigskin evening at Callaway Stadium, the Bulldogs won in some unconventional ways, but that is all a part of this team’s ...

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Granger Seniors Have One Final Goal: A Win At Chapel Hill

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Tough hardly explains it. The Grangers have endured a lot of losing with a great deal of emotion in this football season. They have dealt with the death of a treasured teammate, freshman Nar’quevious Tucker, from a summer swimming accident. Tucker is still in the thoughts of the Granger football players every day and on every Friday night. LaGrange High ...

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Callaway Is Still Ranked Third; Troup Maintains No. 4 Position

Football rankings should be taken with a grain of sea salt and a gulp of Gatorade. The high school football polls are a conversation piece. They are a gauge. The polls are a state pulse for prep football in Georgia. The Troup Tigers and Callaway Cavaliers are alive and well. Callaway High, coming off a 35-28 loss to rival Heard ...

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Mr. West Point Lake: Crosby Receives Adulation, $3,284

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Mr. West Point Lake: Crosby Receives Adulation, $3,284 Chris Fernsler Sports Editor For more than two decades, Randy Crosby has been a fishing guide of prominence, promise and largemouth bass on West Point Lake. Crosby has been a part of the mouth-watering, eye-catching backdrop at the lake for 25 years. The former iron man of prep football, Crosby, the exoffensive ...

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Crosby Still Has The “It” Factor; So Does Williams, Bass Tourney Titlist

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The tournament namesake was there and forever accounted for. Randy Crosby, the man of the hour and the local fishing legend, was even more important than the largemouth bass in Saturday’s fishing tournament on West Point Lake. And on that day the tournament of choice was the Randy Crosby Benefit Fishing Tournament. “This is a great thing. There’s nothing like ...

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Tigers Scratch, Claw For A 38-0 Win Over Stubborn Grangers

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They freely admit they didn’t have their “A” game. But what the 4th-ranked Tigers did have was their “B” game, and it was a viable substitute. Troup High still unleashed a barrage of second half points en route to a 38-0 shutout of arch-rival LaGrange High on Friday night in a Region 5-AAAA football tussle at Callaway Stadium. Troup High ...

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Heard County Upsets Cavaliers; Holy Ground Decks Lafayette

The Callaway High Cavaliers are no longer the favorite to win the Region 5-AAfootballchampionship. Heard County made sure of that as the Braves upset Callaway, 35-28 on Friday night in a region football game in Franklin. The Cavalier loss broke Callaway’s 25-game regular season winning streak, which began on Aug. 27, 2015. But even in this game against Heard County, ...

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