Sports

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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Tigers Are On The Clock, Troup Is Ready To Roll

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At every preseason football practice at Troup High School the scoreboard clock is turned on. The clock is a reminder that every play counts, as does every second. The clock is motivation for a Tiger football program that showed some major improvement and movement last season. Troup High went from 1-9 to 8-3 from one year to the next. The ...

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A Class Act: Troup Stresses Blocking, Tackling, Academics

Some of the life-changing lessons that the Troup High players are learning on the football field are carrying over to the classroom. The Tigers are studying their playbook and their school books. Good grades do matter in the Troup High football program. “We care about more than just football. We stay on our players about grades. We’re tough and hard. ...

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Week #10 Final Basketball Shoot Out Shoot Out At Wiliiam Griggs Recreation Center Starting 9AM-1PM

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Saturday, July 29th will be the season finale for the shoot out. All summer long the shoot out format was competing in “Team 21” and Round Robin League play. We have added an additional hour and a special basketball game for the 6th graders and under acknowledging their contribution for the shoot out success, Coach Sam Cotton stated. I am ...

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Bigsby Is As Versatile As It Gets For Cavaliers

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There is virtually no position that Cartavious Bigsby can’t play. “I can do it all. I’m a wide receiver, a running back and a safety,” said Bigsby, the Callaway High sophomore. Bigsby is also a team player. He is willing to do most anything to help the Cavalier cause. Bigsby, the kid with the 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, ...

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Grangers Are Ready To Get Back To Winning Football

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 After consecutive seasons of 5-6, 5-5 and 2-8, LaGrange High football has something to prove. No doubt. The first signs that change might be in the air have come this week with the start of preseason drills at LHS. The Grangers have rolled out a new attitude, a fresh set of practice t-shirts and 90 hungry players. Nobody has passed ...

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Alford, McClung Catch Four Bass In One Foot Of Water

There’s more than one way to catch a freshwater bass. Carlton Alford of La-Grange is aware of this. He is no West Point Lake beginner. Alford and Matt McClung fished deep, shallow and halfway down. They tried it all, and Alford and McClung were surprised with what they found last Sunday in the Highland Team Trail Tournament. Their best fishing ...

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Eslinger, Medas Keep On Cranking, 12.6 Pounds Is A Bass Winner

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Pound for pound there was no better fishing team on the lake than the twosome of Frank Eslinger and Robert Medas. The hometown boys worked the numbers and caught the fish. Medas and Eslinger, two longtime residents of LaGrange, won the 10th Highland Team Trail Tournament of the year on Sunday. Eslinger and Medas made 12.6 pounds of bass stand ...

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