Sports

A Class Act: Troup Stresses Blocking, Tackling, Academics

Some of the life-changing lessons that the Troup High players are learning on the football field are carrying over to the classroom. The Tigers are studying their playbook and their school books. Good grades do matter in the Troup High football program. “We care about more than just football. We stay on our players about grades. We’re tough and hard. ...

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Week #10 Final Basketball Shoot Out Shoot Out At Wiliiam Griggs Recreation Center Starting 9AM-1PM

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Saturday, July 29th will be the season finale for the shoot out. All summer long the shoot out format was competing in “Team 21” and Round Robin League play. We have added an additional hour and a special basketball game for the 6th graders and under acknowledging their contribution for the shoot out success, Coach Sam Cotton stated. I am ...

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Bigsby Is As Versatile As It Gets For Cavaliers

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There is virtually no position that Cartavious Bigsby can’t play. “I can do it all. I’m a wide receiver, a running back and a safety,” said Bigsby, the Callaway High sophomore. Bigsby is also a team player. He is willing to do most anything to help the Cavalier cause. Bigsby, the kid with the 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, ...

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Grangers Are Ready To Get Back To Winning Football

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 After consecutive seasons of 5-6, 5-5 and 2-8, LaGrange High football has something to prove. No doubt. The first signs that change might be in the air have come this week with the start of preseason drills at LHS. The Grangers have rolled out a new attitude, a fresh set of practice t-shirts and 90 hungry players. Nobody has passed ...

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Alford, McClung Catch Four Bass In One Foot Of Water

There’s more than one way to catch a freshwater bass. Carlton Alford of La-Grange is aware of this. He is no West Point Lake beginner. Alford and Matt McClung fished deep, shallow and halfway down. They tried it all, and Alford and McClung were surprised with what they found last Sunday in the Highland Team Trail Tournament. Their best fishing ...

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Eslinger, Medas Keep On Cranking, 12.6 Pounds Is A Bass Winner

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Pound for pound there was no better fishing team on the lake than the twosome of Frank Eslinger and Robert Medas. The hometown boys worked the numbers and caught the fish. Medas and Eslinger, two longtime residents of LaGrange, won the 10th Highland Team Trail Tournament of the year on Sunday. Eslinger and Medas made 12.6 pounds of bass stand ...

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Ex-Brave Alex Wood Discovers Success In Dodger Blue

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Elsie the cow knows that and so does Alex Wood, the Major League pitcher. Wood, the multi-talented lefty and former Braves pitcher, left behind three seasons of “so so” baseball in 2015. Wood was 2120 with the Braves with just one winning season despite striking out 337 batters ...

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Through Trial And Error Asbell Has Found Her Niche

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She tried gymnastics, ballet and swimming. None of those sports rocked her boat. It wasn’t until Maggie Asbell was introduced to soccer by her father that she found what she was looking for. The girl has gone from modest and meek on the field to dominating and prolific. Now 17 years old and a senior at LaGrange High School, Asbell ...

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