Sports

Braves, Marlins Salute U.S. Military With Fort Bragg Game

Sometimes simply showing up is more important than anything else. That was quite evident at Sunday night’s “out of the ordinary” baseball game at Fort Bragg, N.C. For the first time in history a Major League regular season game was played on a military base in the United States. The Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves provided the entertainment, and ...

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Former Granger Hoops Star Puts Academics First At Cowley College

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During his dazzling prep basketball career at LaGrange High, Derieko Smith scored more than 1,000 points. Smith wowed the crowd. He ran the offense. He dished the ball when he needed to, and the 5-foot-10 guard put his team on his shoulders when the Grangers needed that. But most of all, Smith led, and he won. LaGrange High boys basketball ...

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Girls Soccer Camp Planned This Summer

More than three million American youngsters play soccer – and almost half of them are girls, according to the U.S. Youth Soccer organization. Locally, schools and leagues have seen participation climb year after year, among girls as well as boys. With this rising popularity, coaches at LaGrange High School decided it’s time to offer the area’s first-ever soccer camp planned ...

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Team Chemistry Is Growing At Troup, Barronton: “The Sky Is The Limit”

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Natural athletic ability is only a part of the process when it comes to high school football. What separates winning from whining is execution, team morale and team chemistry. Troup High has improved in all three areas since opening last season with nine consecutive defeats. “We’re not pointing any fingers (anymore). We’re working together. We’re getting focused. We can see ...

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Tigers Are Getting Physical, Glisson: “We Won’t Be 1-9 Again”

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During the past offseason the Troup High Tigers have gone from an undersized, intimidated football team to a husky, confident squad. Troup High Coach Tanner Glisson has witnessed a major transformation, and the head Tiger could not be prouder. This is a program that is on the move. “We’re a totally different team.We won’t be 1-9 again. We will be ...

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Tedescucci Carries The Torch, Leadership Role For LHS Football

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The tradition continues, and the Grangers still care about Friday night football. But the last two autumns have been hard to tolerate for LaGrange High School. The Grangers have lost more football games than they have won since 2014. In the last two pigskin campaigns, LaGrange High has been a rather ordinary 10-11. Last fall the Grangers muddled their way ...

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Kuerzi Isn’t Budging From Her Georgia Southwestern Commitment

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College softball is still very much in Lauren Kuerzi’s future. Her verbal commitment to Georgia Southwestern State is still in place. Kuerzi, the LaGrange High senior shortstop, plans to sign with the college in Americus this fall. Kuerzi wants to be a Lady Hurricane. “I like their softball program and campus. I hope to start some games (as a college ...

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