Sports

Eslinger & Eslinger Team Up For One More Bass Title

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Sometimes last is first. Frank and Trey Eslinger were one of the last fishing teams to weigh in their catches on Saturday afternoon at Highland Marina in the 11th Annual Walmart Children’s Miracle Network Charity Bass Tournament. They did save the best for last. The LaGrange fatherand- son, also known as Team Eslinger, made it all worthwhile with 16.12 pounds ...

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Skipworth, Taylor Lead Lafayette’s Comeback Win Over Lady Eagles

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All that they needed was some incentive. The Lady Cougars had no problem finding that on Friday night. Lafayette Christian promptly fell behind 1-0 against Arlington Christian in the first 12 minutes of the West Region soccer match at the Cougars field. Arlington Christian had the early mojo after forward Kimberly Conner scored from 18 yards out. But the Lady ...

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Grangers Hold Off Tennis Tigers; Girls Match Goes To LaGrange

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The Troup High girls took a region road trip on Thursday afternoon, and they didn’t have to go far. Coach Tammy Green and the Lady Tigers traveled down the highway to the McCluskey Tennis Center for a matchup of immense proportions with the La-Grange High girls. It did mean more. The girls did play harder. The Lady Tigers and Lady ...

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Grangers Are Battle-Tested; LHS Boys Hurdle Chapel Hill

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They’re fixated on performing, winning and playing the game with a mixture of magical shots. Just like their coaches taught them. Granger boys tennis is hard to beat and hard to discourage. LaGrange High has won six out of its last eight matches. The Grangers courted some more success as they went for the tennis jugular in a 3-2 win ...

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Eslinger Takes “Big Bass” At 5.10 Pounds In Sunday Event

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He is a giant among mortal men. Frank Eslinger of LaGrange is a bass catching machine, and he has been for 30 years. He has won 100 tournaments, and Eslinger has said “hello” to every largemouth bass on West Point Lake, or so it seems. On Sunday, Eslinger reached another high water mark as he caught the “Big Bass” in ...

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Auburn Barrels Past Troup, 15-7; Morris: “We Fought Like A Dog”

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Troup High School is an equal opportunity baseball program. With that in mind, Troup gave seven pitchers some game time on Monday night against defending Class 7A state runners-up Auburn High. It did turn into a long, frustrating night for the Troup Tigers. They went down to defeat, 15-7 in a somewhat streaky baseball game. The Auburn High Tigers hit ...

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All That Murphy Ever Gave The Braves Was 100 Percent

If there ever was a role model in professional sports, Dale Murphy is it. Good old No. 3 gave the Atlanta Braves more than belly-flopping, sliding catches in center field and towering home runs at Fulton County Stadium. For 15 years, Murphy brought a clean-cut image to the ball yard. A dedicated Mormon, Murphy didn’t smoke or drink. But he ...

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