Sports

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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Men’s Sunday Doubles Is A McCluskey Tennis Tradition

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Hogansville’s Mike Payton recognizes his strength and weakness. He is realistic. “My forehand is better than my backhand. But I’m a competitive person,” said Payton, the 56-yearold athlete. He and anywhere from four to 12 friends play tennis every Sunday at the McCluskey Center in La-Grange. It’s always men’s doubles, and they usually grind, and huff and puff for three ...

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Edelson, Eiland Are Fiery, Eager, Intense On The Court

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Whether it’s a practice match or the real thing, Ella Eiland takes tennis rather serious. She did that one more time on Sunday afternoon as she served and backhanded her way into contention before falling to her tennis pal, Sydney Edelson, in a sometimes friendly, always intense 1-set game at the McCluskey Tennis Center. Edelson took the backand- forth game, ...

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Cougars Suffer Homecoming Loss To Central Christian, 38-34

For all that they didn’t do on homecoming, Lafayette Christian head football coach Nate Shaw is still proud of what his Cougar team did do. “We scrapped every second (of the game). We gave ourself a chance. We were digging in, and we didn’t have any kids bailing (on the team),” said Shaw. “We ripped off good chunks (of yardage).” ...

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Bear & Shug Were Friends, Competitors, College Legends

It was once said that Paul “Bear” Bryant could walk on water, and just in case he couldn’t, Ralph “Shug” Jordan was there with a life preserver. These two men were the best of friends 364 days a year, but on that other day, Alabama and Auburn played for bragging rights at the famed Legion Field in Birmingham. That was ...

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Troup Trounces Sandy Creek, Tigers Dial Up 71

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It was a classic case of give and take. The Troup High Tigers were giving effort and taking Sandy Creek to the cleaners. It was the night of nights, a record-setting one at that, for the Tigers. They shattered the school record for points with a 71-16 massacre of Sandy Creek in a Region 5-AAAA football game on Friday night ...

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Lady Warriors Slug Griffin, Corley Strokes Two Doubles

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Some days you have it. Some days you don’t. On Thursday night, La-Grange Academy was on the mark and in the park on the way to a 10-0 beatdown against Griffin Christian. It was a four double day for the Lady Warriors softball team. They hit the ball on the sweet spot all night. Freshman third baseman Amber Corley put ...

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Callaway Is Ranked Third, Troup Holds Down The 10 Spot

When it comes to high school football, West Georgia can bring the beef. In this week’s ClassAAGPB Poll (Georgia Public Broadcasting), Callaway High is ranked third in the state. The Cavaliers, who are coached by taskmaster Pete Wiggins, are undefeated at 5-0 with wins over LaGrange, Handley, Ala., Columbus High School, Upson-Lee and the Harris County Tigers. The Callaway Cavaliers ...

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Sandy Creek Is Lurking, Tigers Welcome The Challenge

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Certain games on the high school football slate are defining moments. Troup High has one of those nightmarish challenges this evening as the No. 8-ranked Sandy Creek Patriots pop into Callaway Stadium for a Region 5-AAAA game with the Tigers. This will be a mid-term exam for the Troup High team (5-0 overall, 1-0 in the region). The Tigers and ...

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