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Dariel Daniel Grind Starts Thursday; Garner: “We want to win every match.”

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Some hot-blooded wrestlers will walk through the doors at Troup High tomorrow for the start of the Annual Dariel Daniel Grind. The wrestling field is stacked with 11 teams, including Mt. Zion from Atlanta, East Coweta, Carrollton, Jones County out of Gray, Central Carrollton and Troup High. There is not a heavy favorite in the two-day tournament, which will commence ...

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Vincent Named Director of Tennis At Highland Country Club

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Everybody needs a new challenge now and then. Stephen Vincent has found his. The longtime and popular head tennis pro at the McCluskey Center will be moving down the road in the near future. As of Jan. 1, Vincent will take over as the director of tennis at the Highland Country Club. It’s an opportunity that the 33-year-old Vincent and ...

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Rose Bowl Will Be A Test Of Wills, All-Americans

There will be no shortage of star power and good ol’ country boys in the Rose Bowl. This national playoff semifinal, which is set for Jan. 1 at 5 p.m. in Pasadena, California, will feature two of college football’s marquee programs with the Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners. There will be future NFL talent all over the ball yard. ...

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Sharks Are Feeding Off Of Yin’s Smooth Coaching Delivery

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He comes. He emphasizes. He accents, and he teaches. William Yin, the head coach of the senior team for the Troup County Sharks, would not want it any other way. Yin is a swimming guru. He is a master technician, and he does it his way four days a week at the pool at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center. Yin’s ...

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Lady Grangers Cruise Past Callaway; Strozier Drops In 25 Points

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Not for one second or one 3point shot did they think they were going to lose. That isn’t arrogance. It is just LaGrange High confidence. The Lady Grangers won again on “Rivalry Tuesday” as they beat Callaway High, 49-36 in a basketball showdown at La-Grange High. Either team could have won and should have won. But the Lady Grangers had ...

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Meyer, Saban Make Recruiting Pitstops At Callaway High School

It was not your normal day or two in Hogansville. Last Tuesday and Thursday two of college football’s winningest coaches, Urban Meyer of Ohio State and Nick Saban of Alabama, paid a visit to Callaway High School. It was a recruiting trip for both coaches and so much more for CHS. “There was an electric atmosphere (around here). The teachers ...

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Lady Warriors Roll, 47-11 Over The Cottage School

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In one word it was “dominating.” LaGrange Academy was every bit of that in a 47-11 girls basketball smackdown against The Cottage School on Thursday night. The Lady Warriors were rocking, rolling, and scoring in every conceivable way. “We came out pressing, and we played tough. We had teamwork and some tenacious defense. We’re building confidence,” said LaGrange Academy head ...

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LaGrange Academy Tops Cougars; Brown Leads Comeback With 23 Points

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When the prospects of winning looked the gloomiest, LaGrange Academy dug down deep and found a way. The LaGrange Academy basketball boys did some soul-searching. They did some ball playing. The Warriors tightened their defense. They began to play a hard-core brand of offense, and LaGrange Academy started to knock down shots. The Warriors forgot about the excuses and found ...

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