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Cavaliers Roll Past Washington County to Advance to the Class AA State Semifinals

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The Callaway High Cavaliers fought their way to a commanding 35-20 victory over the Washington County Golden Hawks Friday to earn a spot in the Class AA semifinals. It’s the Cavaliers’ third semifinal appearance in five years, and the Cavaliers now have another chance of appearing in their first state-title game. It was slow going for the Cavaliers in the ...

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Cavaliers Crush Defending State Champions to Advance to State Playoff Quarterfinals

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Callaway’s 31-13 Friday night defeat of the defending Class AA state champions is a surprise the team saw coming. “We’re going to do better next week,” running back Tank Bigsby could be heard saying on the sidelines after Callaway’s hard-fought 27-14 victory over Elbert County in the first round of the playoffs. With a whopping four touchdown runs against Hapeville ...

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Troup Overpowers Pickens to Advance to Third Round of State Playoffs

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The Tigers on Friday earned an impressive victory as they took down the previously-undefeated Pickens Dragons 53-14. Troup showed their might on both sides of the ball, as the Tigers kept an explosive Dragons offense in check all night. Dual-threat quarterback Kobe Hudson kept the Dragons defense off balance with strong passing and rushing attacks. The junior quarterback recorded five ...

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Sea Turtles Discuss Their National Title Game Appearance

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LaGrange High Coach Shane Pulliam’s 3×3 Sea Turtles Soccer team will be heading to compete in a national tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 24. Their tournament invitation comes after the Sea Turtles dominated in their inaugural season, taking down Atlanta United and other great teams in out-of-area games. Troup County News had the opportunity to speak with the six ...

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Sea Turtles Soccer Releases Intro Video ahead of National Title Appearance

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They’re not your average Sea Turtles. “Most turtles are found in the sea,” they say in the opening of their national championship introduction video. “But we’re not normal sea turtles.” “We play on a sea of green grass.” The fifty-seven-second video, made by Mr. Evans at LaGrange High, introduces viewers to the members of the Sea Turtles’ national title team. ...

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Callaway High Fishing Team Hosts First-Ever Benefit Tournament

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The Callaway High and Middle School fishing teams hosted their first-ever benefit tournament Saturday, November 10 at Highland Pines Marina & Resort in LaGrange. The tournament boasted a strong turnout of twenty-seven boats despite chillingly-cold weather. Boats blasted off at safelight at 6:30 AM, and all participants returned for weigh-in at 3:00 PM to showcase their hauls. Participants made solid ...

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Callaway High Fishing Team to Host Tournament at Highland Marina

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The Callaway High fishing team will host a benefit tournament Saturday, November 10, at Highland Marina Resort in LaGrange. The tournament, open to the public, will go to benefit the Callaway High Fishing Club. According to Ashley Gaddy, whose son Houston is a member of the team, despite the Callaway High team growing in size this year, they are still ...

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LaGrange College Football Wins Big on Senior Day

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LaGrange College football improved to 3-6 on the season with a decisive victory over Methodist last Saturday. Playing in front of a packed home crowd for Senior Day, the Panthers played an explosive, yet close, first half before pulling out a second-half victory. Neither team could find a defense in the first quarter, as both squads put up 21 points ...

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Callaway Pulls away for Second-Half Victory over Elbert County in First Round of State Playoffs

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The Callaway High Cavaliers defeated the Elbert County Blue Devils 27-14 on Friday to advance to the second round of the Class AA state playoffs. The Cavaliers have a strong record of success in the state playoffs, making it to the final four in backto- back seasons. They made steps toward continuing this tradition on Friday when they exploded in ...

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Tigers Dominate in Win over Oconee County

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Troup overpowers their foe in the first round of state playoffs. The Troup High Tigers earned a solid victory in their Thursday night game against Oconee County in the opening round of the state playoffs. Troup, who came into the game looking to rebound from their first loss of the season in a region championship against Cartersville, entered the game ...

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