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Kayaking Is On The Rise On West Point Lake

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It’s not a fad. It’s a new form of transportation on West Point Lake. Kayaking is catching on, and one of the newcomers to the sport is Sandra Jernigan of Pine Mountain. Jernigan has been a kayaker for all of six months. She loves every pull of the paddle and every ripple in the water. Jernigan was back in her ...

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Troup Steamrolls Harris County Behind 432 Yards Of Offense

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Troup High has found its offensive mojo. The Tigers from THS amassed 432 yards of offense on their way to a 48-35 win over the Harris County Tigers on Friday night in a preseason football shootout at Callaway Stadium. It simply turned into a game of big plays, and Troup High had more of them. Coach Tanner Glisson’s team passed ...

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Troup National Shows Some World Series Resolve, Finishes Third

From their first game to their last out, the Troup National All-Stars displayed some resolve, some guts and in the end a third place finish at the Dixie Youth World Series in Oxford, Ala. It was a hard-fought six days for the Troup National 11 & 12-year-old world beaters. Their three wins in Oxford were recorded against Louisiana, 3-0, Arkansas, ...

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Whitley, Lafayette Christian Open With Solid Rock

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He is counting the minutes, the seconds and the days. Junior quarterback Landon Whitley and Lafayette Christian will get their promising football season underway on Friday night at Solid Rock Academy in Fayetteville. The ball will be teed up at 7:30 p.m. And the Cougars hope to begin the season with a bang. Lafayette Christian was a state semifinalist last ...

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Hale, Mansour, Holle Lead LaGrange To Second At State

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They gave everything that they had. Natalie Hale, Emily Mansour and Anita Holle led the LaGrange 40 and over women’s team to runner-up honors last weekend in the Southern Tri-Level State Tennis Championships at the McCluskey Center. There were also matches at LaGrange College. Hale is just glad the pressure points are over. She and her LaGrange tennis team had ...

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Tilson Takes 3.3-Pound Bass In Sunday Tournament

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Life is nothing but one adventure after another for Wes Tilson. He is seven years old. For Tilson, every day is a new experience. Other than eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Tilson would just as soon fish with something on the every loving line. Like maybe an artificial lure. He was using one of those, a Frog lure, ...

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Callaway Offensive Tackle Has Offers From Buckeyes, Vols, USC

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Good ol’ No. 58 for the Cavaliers does have an uncanny way of explaining life down in the pits on the offensive line. “If you don’t get it done, someone is going to get smashed,” said Callaway High junior offensive tackle Keiondre Jones. “I like the pressure.” Indeed he does. Jones has been a starter for the Cavalier football team ...

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Heard Handles Grangers, 26-14, But LHS Finishes Strong

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It’s no secret. LaGrange High is looking for difference makers. The Grangers may have found a few of those on Friday night despite losing to Heard County, 2614 in a preseason football game in Franklin. LaGrange High received a second half spark behind two sophomore backups. Quarterback Deandre Towns and wide receiver DJ Burks came off the La-Grange High bench, ...

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Troup Defensive End Has Options: Alabama, Georgia, Auburn

In football terms, King Mwikuta is a game changer. He is a player with promise. He is a player with immense football tools. He is a player on his way up. Mwikuta, a junior defensive end for Troup High School, is becoming football royalty. He is quick. He is agile, and he is a tower of strength. He is not ...

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Almost Half Of Cougars Football Team Are Freshmen

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The youth movement is here. Lafayette Christian and head coach Nate Shaw have the welcome mat firmly in place for 11 freshman football players. As a matter of fact, almost half of the Cougar football team are ninth-graders this year. “We are young, but talented. All of these kids want to play varsity football. No one is going to get ...

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