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Cavaliers Crush Red Jackets, 13-3; CHS Completes Doubleheader Sweep

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Take it from Dusty Hubbard. “We’re causing some havoc, and we’re starting to jell. We’re seeing our hard work pay off,” said Hubbard, the Callaway High head baseball coach. Hubbard’s 7th-ranked Cavaliers hung another crooked number on a Region 5-AA opponent on Thursday night. In the second game of a doubleheader, Callaway High rocked Columbus Jordan down to its core ...

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Troup Finds No “Relief” In 9-7 Loss To Harris County

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Baseball fate bit the Troup High Tigers on their rally caps. Troup watched no less than three leads slip away on Friday night in a 9-7 defeat to the Harris County Tigers. Troup High had leads of 4-0, 5-3 and 7-5 before losing the non-region game in Hamilton. The Troup High Tigers were unlucky. They had more than enough chances ...

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Callaway Answers 2-0 Deficit With 12-2 Rout Against Jordan

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Maybe they’re not the best team on the baseball planet, but the Cavaliers sure do look like it. Callaway High got no arguments from Columbus Jordan. The visiting Red Jackets saw their early 2-0 lead and momentum vanish under the blue sky in Hogansville on Thursday afternoon. The hometown Callaway Cavaliers came to their baseball senses in plenty of time ...

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Women’s Doubles Matches Are Hotly Contested At McCluskey

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There’s a reason why they keep score in the women’s tennis matches at the Mc-Cluskey Center. The final score really does matter, even in the practice matches. Some of those so called scrimmages took place under the piercing afternoon sun on Tuesday in LaGrange. Friends do let friends play tennis. The ladies got their jollies and their points. The players ...

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Barrett Is A Student Of The Game At 64

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With a twinkle in his eye and a white ball cap on his head, David Barrett said, “I’m looking for exercise and a little competition.” Barrett, the former business professor from LaGrange College and Georgia State, did not grow up on the tennis courts. Barrett discovered the game of tennis at the tender age of 52. That was 12 years ...

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Hart Is A Raw Talent, Who Strives For Swimming Greatness

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Every time she suits up and dives in the swimming pool, Melinda Hart is redefining herself. She can’t help it. The 14year-old Hart is somewhere between a sprinter and a long distance swimmer. Her best days, her best events and her most prolific meets are ahead of her. Hart is not there yet, but the Troup County Sharks swimmer is ...

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Fox Can’t Afford Another 19-15 Season At Georgia Next Year

In the past eight years, coach Mark Fox has built a winning basketball program at the University of Georgia. What the veteran foot stomper hasn’t done is build a good men’s basketball program. There is a difference. Fox has a 145-118 record at UGA since 2009. What the 48-year-old coach hasn’t done is win an SEC championship of any kind, ...

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West Point Lake Is A Fisherman’s Paradise For Dixon, Williams

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Two senior citizens, Mitchell Dixon and Frank Williams, are repeat customers when it comes to West Point Lake. Dixon and Williams are best friends and fishing pals. For decades and more weekends than they can remember, Williams and Dixon have been going to West Point Lake. That is where the two friends get their fresh air, their fish and their ...

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Petite: “Our Defense Dug In,” Callaway Boys Top Green Wave

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Revenge was in the air. Earlier this season the Cavaliers got shut out, 3-0 at Columbus Spencer in a Region 5-AA boys soccer match. Yes, the Callaway High boys were bitter. Yes, the Cavaliers wanted some payback. Yes, Callaway High had fire in its eyes and grass stains on its soccer britches. So on Friday night the Cavaliers were waiting ...

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