Sports

Lady Cougars Are Still Trying To Find Their Niche

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One thing that Lafayette Christian freshman forward Harmony McCord isn’t doing is quitting on her team. The Lady Cougars are off to a slow 0-5 start this basketball season, but Mc-Cord is still optimistic. She expects to win every time she and Lafayette Christian step on the court. “We’re giving a lot of effort even if we are losing. Basketball ...

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Cavaliers Embrace Commitment, Excellence; Wiggins: “We have a lot of blue-collar guys.”

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When it comes to Callaway High football, character does count. Cavaliers head coach Pete Wiggins wants more out of his players than just blocking, tackling, and winning. Callaway High and the coach are seeking good players, responsible people, and those who make wise decisions on and off the field. “We are building character. We have a lot of blue-collar guys, ...

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Newnan Fishermen Haul In 15 Stripers, Hybrids On West Point

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It is all a matter of opinion. Some outdoorsmen, fishermen in particular, have a different definition of success. Take the two fishermen from Newnan, who refused to give their names. They thought they had a bad day on West Point Lake on Sunday. “We were striper fishing, and they were not on today,” said one angler. But he and his ...

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Acuna Has An MVP Past, Glowing Future For Braves

Without a doubt, stardom is knocking on the door of Ronald Acuna. For the last three years he has been one of the most coveted baseball prospects in the Atlanta Braves Minor League system. Acuna signed with the Braves for $100,000 in 2014. His career with the Braves began one season later. Acuna has been re-paying the Braves in his ...

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Time Is Of The Essence For Sharks 10-Year-Old Swimmer

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Twelve months ago Carlie Montgomery was a swimming rookie. She was raw and untested in the pool. She was willing and searching as a swimmer. She was open to fresh ideas and was trying to get used to the idea of 2,000yard practices at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center. One year later the 10-yearold Montgomery is now cutting time, gaining ...

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Weathers Signs On With Georgia Military; College Recruit: “It feels like home”

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The ultimate team player signed on the dotted line. Maddie Weathers, Troup High’s All-State senior catcher, inked a college softball scholarship with Georgia Military on Friday afternoon. Everything was coming into play for Weathers, the girl with the 3.8 grade point average and the sensational softball skills. Weathers was very sure about all of this, including the part about signing ...

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Lady Tigers Outhustle Kendrick; Troup Escapes With 40-36 Win

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Sometimes one team just wants it more than the other. Troup High did outscrap and outhustle Columbus Kendrick to the delight of Lady Tigers head basketball coach Carla Thornton on Friday night. Troup High had a little more energy and a few more bruises after holding on for a 4036 win over the Kendrick Lady Cherokees in a nonregion game ...

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Troup Drills Shaw, 74-0; Tigers Finish Off Smiths Station

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Even when they win, which is most of the time, the Troup High wrestlers sometimes get mixed reviews. That was the case for the Tigers on Tuesday night as they improved their dual meet record to 10-1. But Troup High got some harsh criticism despite a 74-0 win over Columbus Shaw and a 45-33 victory against the Smiths Station Panthers ...

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Tigers Receive All-Region Honors; Four Grangers Are Chosen

Another winning season for the Tigers means one thing – more awards for Troup High football players. A total of 10 Tiger players have been named to the All-Region 5-AAAA team. And seven of those THS players are first-teamers, including senior quarterback Montez Crowe, junior split end Jamari Thrash, sophomore wide receiver Kobe Hudson, junior defensive end King Mwikuta (6-foot-4, ...

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