Atkins Is A Prep Football Giant At A Mere 5-foot-8


Off the football field, D.J. Atkins is a soft-spoken, mild-mannered guy. But on the gridiron the Callaway High senior tailback is an ever-evolving talent. Atkins is never satisfied. He is always looking for more, from the line of scrimmage to the end zone. In the bright lights of Friday night high school football, Atkins is a giant at 5-foot-8 and ...

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51 In Attendance in Week #4 as “Troup” rules the day during the William Griggs Basketball Shoot Out


Each weeks gets better as far as attendance, competition, and fun during the basketball Shoot Out. Participants from college the community and local schools are the reason the shoot out is a big success. The support from my staff parents and community plays a major part also, Coach Sam Cotton stated. This week the Troup team owned the day. #1 ...

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Tures Takes On Soccer Camp One Drill At A Time

Zach Tures is a soccer original. He is all about learning, winning and competing. And no, he does not know it all. That is why he is laboring, drilling and hustling this week at the Geeter Panther Soccer Camp at LaGrange College. Tures plays the game with a chip on his shoulders and a smile on his face. He is ...

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Delivering The Art of Soccer To Our Youth


Troup County is certainly grateful that approximately three years ago Coach Fred Wagenaar made a giant leap across the country from Graceland University in Iowa to coach the LaGrange College Panthers in soccer. In just a few short words, it is easy to tell that Coach Wagenaar is not originally from the South, and Iowa is not the accent either ...

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Dixie All Star Tournament Starts Tonight in Thomaston


Battling the rain to squeeze in practices, the 8 year olds will hit the field tonight, June 16th at 6:00 PM in Thomaston, Georgia for a double header to kick off the annual Dixie All Star Tournament. Troup County will be represented in the tournament by the Troup National team, head coach Edward Kelly. In a double elimination bracket tournament, ...

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Lafayette Christian Football Stars Announce College Plans


Athletic Director Nick Nehring and Head Football Coach Nate Shaw of Lafayette Christian School (LCS) announced two of their recently graduated seniors that will be moving on to further develop their talent as part of their college experience. Both Nehring and Shaw are very proud of all their athletes and these two young men as they represent the ideals that ...

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Dixie Youth Baseball: All Star Team Players Announced – Brackets Set – Practice Started!


Dixie Youth Baseball: All Star Team Players Announced – Brackets Set – Practice Started! There was activity once again at the George Harris Complex in LaGrange, GA as practice has started for the Dixie Youth Baseball All Star tournament.  Troup County will have teams representing the 8 year olds, 9/10 year olds and 11/12 year olds.  Troup County has historically ...

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Nearly 400 Paddlers To Journey on Etowah River during Paddle Georgia 2017 June 17-23


This Saturday nearly 400 people will embark on a 7-day, 106-mile adventure on the Etowah River as part of Georgia River Network’s (GRN) Paddle Georgia 2017. Regarded as the country’s largest week-long canoe/kayak camping journey, the event will take participants from Dawsonville to Rome, with stops near Cumming, Canton, Cartersville and Euharlee. Paddlers, ranging in age from 2 to 75 ...

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