Sports

CHEERLEADING: Hayley Brazell of LaGrange Makes University of West Georgia Cheer Team

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Hayley Brazell of La-Grange High celebrated making the University of West Georgia cheer team with her family, friends, and coaches in the LHS media center Monday. Brazell—a long-time gymnast, cheerleader, and soccer player—tried out for the West Georgia team on Saturday morning and got her results in the afternoon. LaGrange Athletic Director Mike Pauley defined Brazell as embodying team spirit. ...

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LaGrange High Track Competes in State

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The LaGrange High girls and boys track teams took to state last weekend and had multiple top-ten finishes while breaking school records. Troup County News previously interviewed the eager young girls track squad ahead of their state appearance. The team was excited about a chance to compete at the state level after making it past sectionals. Annaya Chelcy, Jada Grant, ...

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Callaway Baseball Forces Tuesday Tie-Breaker

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The Callaway Cavaliers had a quick start in the Class AAquarterfinals Monday, as they made their bid for the championship playoff. With star pitcher Chandler Lott on the mound, the Cavaliers catapulted to a staggering 10-0 lead over their foes from Benedictine before falling 7-0 in the second game of the double header. The Cavaliers, who needed two wins to ...

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VOLLEYBALL: Madison Lewis of LaGrange Signs with LaGrange College

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Madison Lewis of the LaGrange High volleyball team signed her intent to continue playing at the next level with LaGrange College. Lewis signed her intent in front of family, friends, and coaches. “I really love playing at LaGrange,” she said after making her commitment. “Ever since I was little, I’ve dreamed about playing in college, so getting to represent my ...

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BASKETBALL: Aryan “Fruit” Dozier of LaGrange Signs with Columbus State

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Surrounded by family, friends, coaches, and teammates, Aryan “Fruit” Dozier of LaGrange High School signed her intent to play basketball at the next level with Columbus State. Dozier served a key role on a Granger team that remained dominate in region play. With years of hard work and by developing her incredible natural talent, Dozier earned her offer from Columbus ...

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Unstoppable: Callaway Baseball Advances to Class AA Semifinals

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The Cavaliers of Callaway High have dominated the Class AA state tournament but hit a minor roadblock Wednesday when they hosted Thomasville. The South-Georgia school shot to a hefty 9-3 lead in the first game of the double header, but the Cavaliers rebounded with a 2-1 victory in extra innings to force a Thursday tie-breaker. With the help of an ...

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CHEERLEADING: Sierra Hall of LaGrange High Signs with Brenau University

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LaGrange High School senior cheerleader Sierra Hall has signed her intent to continue cheerleading at Brenau University in the fall. The Gainesville, GA university gives Hall the opportunity to hone her skills at the next level. The fourth in a series of five college signings at LaGrange last week, Hall’s ceremony was a close-knit gathering of friends, family, teammates, and ...

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Lady Granger Track Team Heads to State

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The LaGrange track team headed to the state tournament Thursday to compete in the three-day event. Meeting Tuesday on the Granger track, two state-bound Lady Grangers spoke with Troup County News about their upcoming tournament dreams and about their love for the sport. Zakeria Staples, a junior and co-captain of the team, plays an important role on the team. “I ...

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Callaway Baseball Fights to Force Tie-Breaker Game in Quarterfinals

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The Callaway Cavalier Baseball team hosted Thomasville in the third round of the Class AA baseball championship Wednesday. Kicking off at 4:30 PM at Callaway Field, the quarterfinal matchup featured a double header the Cavaliers had to sweep in order to advance directly to the semifinals. But for the Cavaliers, who are coming off a dominate late-season stretch, it was ...

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High Hopes: LaGrange Football Starts Spring Practice

NFL legend Alex Gibbs coaching the Grangers.

LaGrange High School kicked off its football spring practice this month under the direction of new head coach Chuck Gibbs. Gibbs takes the reins of a flailing Granger football program that fielded a winless team in the 2017-2018 season. An already-successful coach in his own right (he went 31-14 as the head coach of Scottsdale Christian in Arizona and led ...

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