Sports

LaGrange Ends Losing Streak But Is Still Searching for a Win

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In their first game under new head coach Chuck Gibbs, the Grangers tied 14-14 with Manchester. The football team is coming off a winless season and lost to Manchester 14- 0 in last year’s scrimmage. While the Grangers, who shot to a 14-0 lead only to have it close in the second half, didn’t get the win they were looking ...

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LaGrange Returns to Its Roots: Replaces Baseball Coach David Smart with Donnie Branch

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The Granger baseball team is getting a much-needed shakeup. After going 12-21 for the 2018 baseball season, the state of LaGrange’s baseball team looked bleak. Not anymore. With the departure of Head Coach David Smart, LaGrange has announced it will return former state-championship winning Head Coach Donnie Branch. Branch, who left the Granger baseball team in 2012, has spent the ...

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CHEERLEADING: Hayley Brazell of LaGrange Makes University of West Georgia Cheer Team

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Hayley Brazell of La-Grange High celebrated making the University of West Georgia cheer team with her family, friends, and coaches in the LHS media center Monday. Brazell—a long-time gymnast, cheerleader, and soccer player—tried out for the West Georgia team on Saturday morning and got her results in the afternoon. LaGrange Athletic Director Mike Pauley defined Brazell as embodying team spirit. ...

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LaGrange High Track Competes in State

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The LaGrange High girls and boys track teams took to state last weekend and had multiple top-ten finishes while breaking school records. Troup County News previously interviewed the eager young girls track squad ahead of their state appearance. The team was excited about a chance to compete at the state level after making it past sectionals. Annaya Chelcy, Jada Grant, ...

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Callaway Baseball Forces Tuesday Tie-Breaker

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The Callaway Cavaliers had a quick start in the Class AAquarterfinals Monday, as they made their bid for the championship playoff. With star pitcher Chandler Lott on the mound, the Cavaliers catapulted to a staggering 10-0 lead over their foes from Benedictine before falling 7-0 in the second game of the double header. The Cavaliers, who needed two wins to ...

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VOLLEYBALL: Madison Lewis of LaGrange Signs with LaGrange College

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Madison Lewis of the LaGrange High volleyball team signed her intent to continue playing at the next level with LaGrange College. Lewis signed her intent in front of family, friends, and coaches. “I really love playing at LaGrange,” she said after making her commitment. “Ever since I was little, I’ve dreamed about playing in college, so getting to represent my ...

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BASKETBALL: Aryan “Fruit” Dozier of LaGrange Signs with Columbus State

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Surrounded by family, friends, coaches, and teammates, Aryan “Fruit” Dozier of LaGrange High School signed her intent to play basketball at the next level with Columbus State. Dozier served a key role on a Granger team that remained dominate in region play. With years of hard work and by developing her incredible natural talent, Dozier earned her offer from Columbus ...

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Unstoppable: Callaway Baseball Advances to Class AA Semifinals

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The Cavaliers of Callaway High have dominated the Class AA state tournament but hit a minor roadblock Wednesday when they hosted Thomasville. The South-Georgia school shot to a hefty 9-3 lead in the first game of the double header, but the Cavaliers rebounded with a 2-1 victory in extra innings to force a Thursday tie-breaker. With the help of an ...

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CHEERLEADING: Sierra Hall of LaGrange High Signs with Brenau University

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LaGrange High School senior cheerleader Sierra Hall has signed her intent to continue cheerleading at Brenau University in the fall. The Gainesville, GA university gives Hall the opportunity to hone her skills at the next level. The fourth in a series of five college signings at LaGrange last week, Hall’s ceremony was a close-knit gathering of friends, family, teammates, and ...

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Lady Granger Track Team Heads to State

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The LaGrange track team headed to the state tournament Thursday to compete in the three-day event. Meeting Tuesday on the Granger track, two state-bound Lady Grangers spoke with Troup County News about their upcoming tournament dreams and about their love for the sport. Zakeria Staples, a junior and co-captain of the team, plays an important role on the team. “I ...

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