Taylor Praises Troup American After Fifth Place State Finish


Lessons were learned. Games were won and games were lost. What Rusty Taylor is going to remember about his 9 & 10-year-old baseball team is the hustle, the fight, the camaraderie and the rallies. Taylor, the head coach and the man who made out the lineup card for the Troup American All-Stars, will also remember his team’s 7-game winning streak. ...

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Mr. All-Star: Stephens Is Durable, Multi-Talented, 10 Years Old


If he could play any more positions the Boston Red Sox might sign Cooper Stephens to a million dollar contract.And Stephens is just 10 years old. He is drinking the baseball Kool-Aid. Grape, of course. Stephens has been playing the game half of his life. There is nothing he’d rather do than throw the ball around, get dirty and belt ...

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It’s Official: Booton, Esposito Invited To All-American Showcase


Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse totally approve, and so do Trevor Booton and Colton Esposito. As for the last two high profile individuals, they have made the official cut for the USSSA All-American Showcase in Orlando, Fla. Booton and Esposito, two LaGrange boys who like to think big, will play in the 7-day elite baseball tournament later this summer at ...

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Dorough Scoops Up 12 Crappie, Spotted Bass


Home is where the fish are, as well as Josh Dorough. He has spent a lifetime fishing on West Point Lake, and it never gets old for Dorough. He freely admits he lives in Newnan, yet he feels a magnetic pull from LaGrange for some reason. And that has everything to do with West Point Lake and the plump fish ...

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Braves Are Surging Behind Adams And His Home Run Bat

When the Atlanta Braves went out on the players market and purchased former St. Louis Cardinal first baseman Matt Adams On May 20 they were looking for a temporary replacement for injured superstar Freddie Freeman. The Braves have gotten much more than they anticipated in the springtime acquisition. While Freeman has been recovering from his broken wrist, Adams has taken ...

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Moore Will Lead Sharks Into Saturday’s District Swim


Without a doubt, John Moore is an aquatic wonder boy. He is eight years old, and he is driven by the stop watch. Moore lives to compete, and he competes to win. LaGrange’s Moore has won countless invitational titles, and he never tires of the pool, the water or the opponent in the next lane. This Saturday in Carrollton, Moore ...

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Troup All-Stars Shine With 9-1 Win Over Taylor County


Coach Curt Longshore and the Troup National All-Stars made a first impression that Taylor County will never forget. In the opening round of the Dixie Youth District Baseball Tournament, Troup National beat Taylor County in a 9-1 landslide on Friday night at the Harris Complex in LaGrange. Troup National blew the rusty doors off Taylor County with 15 hits in ...

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Lanier, Noles Put A Spin On Their Tennis Friendship


From the backhand to the lob shot, Adeline Lanier and Maddie Noles have a lot in common. “We’ve known each other since kindergarten. We’re best friends, and we play tennis a lot,” said Noles, the 12 year old with the vivacious net game. So on a partly cloudy, eventually rainy Thursday afternoon, Noles and her best tennis buddy were slipping, ...

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