This Saturday started with 23 participants in attendance during the William Griggs Basketball Shoot Out. The players warmed up with drills and free played before competing in the round robin league. Each week there are major upset and this week measured up also; Coach Sam Cotton stated. During the semifinals #4 Troup upset #1 Veterans 13-12 in overtime. #2 LaGrange ...

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2018 Children’s Miracle Network Charity Bass Tournament at Highland Marina Resort


Highland Marina will be hosting the 2018 Children’s Miracle Network Charity Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 30th, 2018. The tournament is the 12th installment of its kind and will be donating 100% of its proceeds to the Children’s Miracle Network. The Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that relies on fundraising in order to provide comprehensive and quality care ...

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Sea Turtles Battle through Rain in Final Practice before First 3×3 Tournament


There was a strong turnout to the Sea Turtles summer practice session Thursday despite gloomy skies and scattered rain. Blue skies prevailed during the first half of the under-thirteen session that started at 5:30, but as the practice came to a close, dark clouds brought intermittent rain and eventual lightning that cut the practice short early. Since the camp started ...

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Team Georgia Baseball Defeats Tennessee


Jared The Junior Sunbelt Classic, originating as an all-star battle between California and Oklahoma, kicked off its baseball season this month with two students from Troup County playing for Team Georgia. The series, called the ‘most competitive of its kind,’ pits teams of different states against one another. Colby Williams of Troup High School and Trent Bailey of La- Grange ...

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Sea Turtles Compete in First Tournament of Summer Season


The Sea Turtles summer soccer team, founded by LaGrange Coach Shane Pulliam, competed in their first tournament of the season over the weekend. The tournament took place in Oconee County on Saturday, June 9th. The Sea Turtles team started practicing for the tournament last week, coming out for Tuesday and Thursday practices. At the time, the team members saw the ...

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Troup Football Preview


The Troup High athletic program has excelled in recent years, developing a powerhouse football team as well as a record-setting baseball team. Once the annual underdog against rival La-Grange, Troup High School has turned around since Head Coach Tanner Glisson took over the program, and currently boasts a winning streak over their in-state rival. The Tigers have enjoyed tremendous success ...

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Sea Turtle Soccer Prepares for Weekend Tournament


At the time of this article, the Sea Turtles had yet to compete in the weekend tournament. The tournament is now over, and results will be included in the Wednesday edition of the Troup County News.  Shane Pulliam’s summer soccer sessions kicked off Tuesday and continued Thursday for the second day of practice. Starting at 5:30 for children under thirteen ...

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Summer Baseball Starts for Troup


The Troup High baseball team kicked off their summer-time ball Wednesday at the West Point Recreation Fields. The fields are now used by Point University. The team played two games, starting with a tough match against Central Carrolton Wednesday morning at eleven. The team consisted of only eighth, ninth, and tenth grade players. The Tigers lost a close match against ...

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Summer Time Fun

Melanie Turner Editor It’s that time again, Summer Time. The time we start talking about water sports. Swimming, skiing and so on. One sport that we don’t talk t as much about, but that is prevalent here in Troup County is fishing. Since the inception of West Point Lake, generation after generation has spent many a day on the lake ...

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‘WILLIAM GRIGGS SUMMER BASKETBALL SHOOT OUT WEEK #3′ game was #1 Callaway over #4 LaGrange 6-5. During the finals #1 Callaway outlasted #3 Troup 19-10 for bragging rights with those championship belts for a week. Here are the final standings: #1 Callaway 8-3; #2 Troup 56; #3 Veterans 5-5 & #4 LaGrange 3-7. We’ll keep the river flowing with 7 ...

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