Sports

Vaught Put His Stamp On Ole Miss Football

Nobody liked to have fun like former Ole Miss football coach Johnny Vaught. He was a frequent visitor to the golf links. In between his birdies and double-bogeys, Vaught cracked a few jokes. And then he played on. Vaught made friends easily. He was endearing, inviting and always up for a good game of something or the other. Vaught had ...

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Colts Trot Past Raiders; Crim Churns For 104 Yards

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Hendrix Stadium was the place to be on Thursday night. Some of life’s most valuable lessons were learned right there in the Youth Flag Football League. The 6 & 7-year-old players from the Colts and Raiders got their daily allowance of perseverance, teamwork, sportsmanship and touchdowns. As Colts running back Landon Crim said, “You have to try, and you have ...

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Ice Hockey In His Blood: Gogel Is Learning Fast

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To live it, a person has to love it. Landen Gogel craves every second of it. The 10-yearold LaGrange boy is an ice hockey player. Yes, thousands of miles away from the frozen rivers and lakes of the North, Gogel has discovered one of the rougest games of all right here in West Georgia. Hello ice hockey – with the ...

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Cartersville Blitzes LaGrange, ‘Canes Hold Grangers To 35 Yards

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Over the past three seasons the Cartersville Hurricanes have won 37 football games and two state championships. Cartersville is currently ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA in Georgia this fall. The Hurricanes convinced another opponent on Friday night with their 56-0 shutout against LaGrange High. There was no home cooking at Callaway Stadium for the Grangers, who had their upset ...

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Cougars Bash The Lions, 88-74, Shaw: “We are dog tired”

It’s been a long, hard season for Lafayette Christian. But all the bumps and black eyes now seem worth it. Now only did the Cougars break their six-game losing streak on Friday night, Lafayette Christian also shattered a few single-game school records with an 8874 dismantling of the Praise Academy Lions in a football game that never seemed like it ...

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Versatile Cavaliers Smoke Lamar, Thompson: “We’re finding our rhythm”

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Whether they’re ahead or behind, they always seem to play with a purpose. That’s just the Cavalier football concept. Callaway High plays all out – from offense, to defense, to special teams. Senior center Lawrence Thompson and the Cavaliers showcased some of that versatility on Thursday night in a 48-7 rout of the Lamar County Trojans. Callaway High scored the ...

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Kirby Smart: The Right Man For The Job At Georgia

After a little less than two years on the job, Georgia has learned plenty from Bulldogs head football coach Kirby Smart. We now know, without a doubt, that the 41-yearold Smart is the right man to lead the Bulldog football program. Smart has brought energy and humility to Athens. Smart has instilled confidence and a still evolving work ethic in ...

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Grangers Tackle No. 1 Cartersville Tonight, Crawford: “We’ve been pounding the weights”

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Somehow the Grangers still believe. Despite their record, which is 0-6, the Grangers think they can give No. 1-ranked Cartersville a competitive football game tonight at Callaway Stadium. The Region 5-AAAA party will commence at 7:30 p.m. “We’re still upbeat. We’ve been pounding the weights and trying to get stronger,” said LaGrange High sophomore quarterback Charles Crawford. “We are going ...

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State Elite: Cavaliers, Tigers Are Both Ranked In Top 5

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There are certain privileges that come with winning in high school football. Teams of that kind tend to get standing ovations, extra brownies and more water breaks. The winners also get notoriety and sometimes a state ranking or two. It is all deserved, of course. Two members of the winning state elite reside right here in Hogansville and LaGrange. Coach ...

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Turton’s Overtime Goal Leads Warriors Past Brandon Hall

After the referee blows his whistle, anything can happen. LaGrange Academy put that into motion with a bodyslamming, high-fiving 3-2 overtime conquest of region soccer rival Brandon Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Only weeks ago the La-GrangeAcademy boys lost to the Panthers, 7-1 in Atlanta. Since then, LaGrange Academy has done some soul searching, and the Warriors have taken some soccer ...

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