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Cougars Suffer Homecoming Loss To Central Christian, 38-34

For all that they didn’t do on homecoming, Lafayette Christian head football coach Nate Shaw is still proud of what his Cougar team did do. “We scrapped every second (of the game). We gave ourself a chance. We were digging in, and we didn’t have any kids bailing (on the team),” said Shaw. “We ripped off good chunks (of yardage).” ...

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Bear & Shug Were Friends, Competitors, College Legends

It was once said that Paul “Bear” Bryant could walk on water, and just in case he couldn’t, Ralph “Shug” Jordan was there with a life preserver. These two men were the best of friends 364 days a year, but on that other day, Alabama and Auburn played for bragging rights at the famed Legion Field in Birmingham. That was ...

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Troup Trounces Sandy Creek, Tigers Dial Up 71

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It was a classic case of give and take. The Troup High Tigers were giving effort and taking Sandy Creek to the cleaners. It was the night of nights, a record-setting one at that, for the Tigers. They shattered the school record for points with a 71-16 massacre of Sandy Creek in a Region 5-AAAA football game on Friday night ...

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Lady Warriors Slug Griffin, Corley Strokes Two Doubles

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Some days you have it. Some days you don’t. On Thursday night, La-Grange Academy was on the mark and in the park on the way to a 10-0 beatdown against Griffin Christian. It was a four double day for the Lady Warriors softball team. They hit the ball on the sweet spot all night. Freshman third baseman Amber Corley put ...

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Callaway Is Ranked Third, Troup Holds Down The 10 Spot

When it comes to high school football, West Georgia can bring the beef. In this week’s ClassAAGPB Poll (Georgia Public Broadcasting), Callaway High is ranked third in the state. The Cavaliers, who are coached by taskmaster Pete Wiggins, are undefeated at 5-0 with wins over LaGrange, Handley, Ala., Columbus High School, Upson-Lee and the Harris County Tigers. The Callaway Cavaliers ...

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Sandy Creek Is Lurking, Tigers Welcome The Challenge

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Certain games on the high school football slate are defining moments. Troup High has one of those nightmarish challenges this evening as the No. 8-ranked Sandy Creek Patriots pop into Callaway Stadium for a Region 5-AAAA game with the Tigers. This will be a mid-term exam for the Troup High team (5-0 overall, 1-0 in the region). The Tigers and ...

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Harris, Lady Cavs Are Improving, Spiking, But They Lose Two More

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From the hallways of Callaway High School to the volleyball hardwood, the Lady Cavaliers are making strides, scoring points and learning by way of trial and error. Callaway High is winning a few, losing a few more, and the Lady Cavaliers are getting into the volleyball mood. Callaway High is taking the fight to every opponent, and the Temple Tigers ...

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Georgia Has Chemistry, Skills, Team Full Of Unselfish Players

One down and seven to go. After last Saturday night’s 31-3 pounding against Mississippi State, Georgia is now 1-0 in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division with multiple challenges ahead. Despite UGA’s No. 7 national ranking there is work to be done in the coming days, weeks and months for the Bulldog football entourage. The SEC East race has been, is ...

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Lady Tigers Put The Volleyball Whammy On LaGrange, Callaway

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They have a new coach and the same old volleyball persistence. Troup High can still play this game and did on Monday afternoon with a sweep of county rivals LaGrange and Callaway. The Lady Tigers won their 12th and 13th matches of the season for coach Leigh Bailey. With a lot of floor burns and some high profile volleyball from ...

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Cards, Todd Deal Hurricanes An Opening Day Shutout

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For the Cardinals, opening day in the Troup County Recreation Football League had a lot in common with their final game from last season. The defending Textile Bowl champion Cardinals were back at it on Saturday afternoon as they handcuffed the Hurricanes, 28-0 in a preseason scrimmage in West Point. The Cardinals had themselves some opening day fun at the ...

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