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Swinney Is Worth Every Bit Of His $5.75 Million At Clemson

With a first name like Dabo he has got to be a country boy that thrives on football, fishing and black-eyed peas. He is all of that. Dabo Swinney likes the simple things in life like sweet tea, cool breezes and Clemson football. Since 2008, Swinney has been resurrecting Clemson football like it once was under former football legends Frank ...

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Tennis Fever Hits LaGrange; McCluskey Courts Are Jam-Packed

Surely spring can’t be too far away. The first indication came on Wednesday night when 41 players showed up for some “pick up” tennis at the McCluskey Center in LaGrange. There were matches and players from one end of the complex to the other. “We have a full house,” said McCluskey tennis pro Stephen Vincent. “I love it. Tennis is ...

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Lady Panthers Win Over Agnes Scott 70-47

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Lauren Johnson tied her career high to lead LaGrange to a 70-47 win over Agnes Scott in a USA South game Sunday in Mariotti Gym. The Panthers evened their season record at 6-6 and improved to 2-1 in conference play. Johnson led all scorers with 21 points, tying her career mark set earlier in the season at Brenau. She dished ...

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Panthers Fell 88-82 To Piedmont

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DEMOREST, Ga. – La-Grange fell 88-82 at Piedmont in a USA South game Sunday. The Panthers are 77-7 overall and 0-3 in conference play. Sophomores Elijah Adedoyin and Travis Thompson each had 18 points for LC. Thompson was 6-of-7 from the floor in setting a season and career high. Justyn Olson was a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range and finished ...

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Shepherd, Clifton Grind Away; Lafayette Boys Finish Off Hawks

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Like the senior standout, which he is, Josh Shepherd spoke up, played hard and beat the drums of the Lafayette Christian Cougars. But that was only after beating the Harvester Christian Hawks. The 5-foot-11 Shepherd did have some help. Lafayette Christian won another West Region cliffhanger with a 40-34 verdict against the Hawks on Thursday night in boys basketball. Lafayette ...

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Hudson Buries 14 Points, But Lady Hawks Roll Past LCS

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Surely there’s a win out there somewhere for the Lady Cougars. That’s why they keep on running the court. That’s why they keep listening intently to coach Paula Johnson. And that’s why Lafayette Christian hasn’t thrown in the proverbial Blue & White towel. The Lady Cougars are 0 for the season. But the Lafayette Christian girls are not without some ...

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Fourth Quarter Explosion Leads Cougars Past Harvester, 40-34

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Confidence and denial sometimes go hand-in-hand. Lafayette Christian had plenty of both on Thursday night. The Cougars came back from oblivion – it can be done – and the Lafayette Christian boys rallied from a seven-point fourth quarter deficit to take a 40-34 West Region basketball win over Harvester Christian on the LCS floor. It wasn’t home cooking. It was ...

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Braves Nudge Callaway, 58-57 In Region 5-AA Boys Basketball

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Terry Hayes has had better nights on the high school hardwood. The Callaway High boys coach had a hard time accepting or understanding the Cavaliers 58-57 defeat to Heard County on Tuesday night in Hogansville. Hayes was disgusted with the results in the Region 5-AA opener. The coach did some pacing and re-thinking after the game. Hayes finally collected his ...

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Lady Cavs Show Improvement, But Lose To Heard County, 43-39

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It’s only a matter of time. The tough luck Lady Cavaliers are getting closer and closer to winning a basketball game. It is frustrating for coach Deyano Martin and the Callaway High team, but the Lady Cavaliers are not giving up on this season. Not even at 0-8. The Callaway High girls lost again on Tuesday night in a 43-39 ...

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Robinson Possesses Power, Passion, 28-7 Wrestling Record

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No longer is Brantley Robinson merely a novice. He’s a full-blooded wrestler with a large neck, muscular biceps and some logic. Robinson’s game is growing with every 2 ½-hour workout and each win. He is learning from his losses, too. Robinson is a sponge that soaks up everything to do with Troup High wrestling. The 5-foot-2 Robinson is one of ...

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