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Villa Rica Humbles Grangers, Todd Racks Up Three Touchdowns

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Mecose Todd got good and comfortable. The Villa Rica sophomore speedster scored three touchdowns (one of them on special teams) to spark the Wildcats to a 50-0 win over LaGrange High on Friday night in an obvious football mismatch at Callaway Stadium. Todd, the 6-foot, 200pound man-child, spared no words after the blowout. “We won the physical battle. Our offensive ...

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Liechty, Mains Propel Warriors Past Trinity Christian, 14-13

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There is always a chance something crazy can happen, and something rather ridiculous did occur for the Lady Warriors on Thursday night. LaGrange Academy faced a 7-run deficit when the bottom of the seventh inning began in the girls softball game against Trinity Christian. The Lady Warriors went out in that final frame of the game, and they took it ...

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Bulldogs Are Ready To Answer Their Critics

Georgia football is all about the hedges, the expectations and the barking. The Bulldogs are supposed to win with a recruiting class of 5-star players but in recent years the stockpile of talent has not quite equaled the win total at Georgia. Now we have Kirby Smart, the next coming of Vince Dooley. Smart is the appointed savior of Georgia ...

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Kendrick Stands Between Tigers And A 2-0 Start

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  Troup High head football coach Tanner Glisson and the Tigers are not overlooking the winless Columbus Kendrick Cherokees. The Tigers and Cherokees will square off on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at Kinnett Stadium in Columbus. That game will be the first of four matchups in a football classic. It will be a rare Saturday game for Troup High, ...

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Softball Rivals Play Another Game Down To The Wire

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Certainly the game had a little bit of everything. In some ways it was a typical Troup High-LaGrange girls softball game. There were a lot of highs and lows as LaGrange High topped the Lady Tigers, 6-5 on Tuesday night at the Troup High softball diamond. “This was nerve-wracking,” said Troup High senior catcher Maddie Weathers, who took the Region ...

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LaGrange Edges Lady Tigers, Aldridge: “We Worked Harder”

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Home field advantage means nothing in girls softball. Back on Aug. 5, Troup High beat LaGrange, 9-8 on the Lady Grangers home field. On Tuesday night, LaGrange High returned the softball favor. The Lady Grangers held on for a 6-5 win over the Lady Tigers in a Region 5-AAAA game at Troup High. The game was still in doubt until ...

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Grangers Entertain Villa Rica On Friday At Callaway Stadium

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Three of the four local high school football teams will be back in action this week. Only Callaway High, fresh off a 26-0 shutout against LaGrange High, will be off this Friday night. The Cavaliers next game is set for Friday, Sept. 1 against the Handley Tigers from Roanoke, Ala. Callaway High and Handley will meet at Callaway Stadium next ...

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Lady Warriors Pummel Twiggs, Terry Throws A Two-Hitter

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All that they did was dominate. The Lady Warriors took Twiggs Academy apart piece-by-piece in a 9-1 rout on Saturday afternoon in fastpitch softball at LaGrange Academy. It was a non-region laughter for the Lady Warriors, who scored in four straight innings from the bottom of the second to the fifth. “We had good defense, good pitching and good hitting,” ...

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With Every Swim Practice, Gudgin Learns Something New

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Two months ago, Daniel Gudgin knew nothing about swimming. Sixty days later the eight year old is a cardcarrying member of the Troup County Sharks swimming team. How does this happen? “I follow instructions. I’m a fast learner, and I like the splashing,” said Gudgin, the third-grader from Callaway Elementary School. Besides diving into his books, Gudgin is causing a ...

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Troup Spanks Hardaway, 31-28; Thrash Hauls In Winning TD Catch

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Sometimes football players can change their stripes. Jamari Thrash sure has. Last year, Thrash was catching passes as a sophomore wide receiver for LaGrange High. The 6-foot, 173-pound Thrash had an All-Region kind of year. One season later, Thrash is now pulling down passes as a junior wide receiver for the team on the other side of town. Thrash has ...

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