Sports

Defending Their State Title Is Even Tougher Than Cougars Thought

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If they learned nothing else from the first game of the season, the Lafayette Christian Cougars found out that nobody is unbeatable. Not even the defending state football champions in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association. The Cougars got knocked off their championship perch on Friday night with an 18-6 loss to Solid Rock Academy. That Lafayette Christian defeat was ...

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Tigers Are Not Discouraged, Troup Is Upbeat After Narrow Loss

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Now they know for sure. “These kids can compete. We’re a hungry football team. We’re ready to go, and we are knocking on the door,” said Troup head football coach Tanner Glisson. The Tigers gained some confidence in their narrow 21-14 defeat to Columbus Hardaway on Friday night at Kinnett Stadium. Troup did everything but win the season-opening game. Troup ...

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Flag Football Teams Call Each Other Names: Panthers, Saints, Jets

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What’s in a name? Plenty if you happen to play in the Youth Flag Football League in LaGrange. The name of a player’s team means everything to some kids. “Everybody wants to be a Panther because of Cam Newton (the All-Pro quarterback),” said Darryl Holsey, the director of the local Flag Football League. But not everyone is going to be ...

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Smith Crushes RBI Double, JV Grangers Lead Early Before Losing

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They have talent. They have good attitudes, and they have some developing softball skills. Camden Smith and the Lady Granger junior varsity are getting some on-thejob training this season. LaGrange High is living, learning and venturing out of its comfort zone. According to the 5-foot-9 Smith, “We like working together and getting along. We need to practice more on defense, ...

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Lady Grangers Keep On Hustling, But They Fall To Heard, 7-2

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Through the thick, the thin and the defeats, La-Grange High softball is still unified. Coach Gabby Heath and the Lady Grangers have that to build on. LaGrange High admittedly is looking for answers with a 1-5 record. But the girls are still hustling and trying in all seven innings of each and every fast pitch game. “We’ve suffered some injuries, ...

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Cavaliers Rock LaGrange, 37-6; Wiggins: “We Kept Grinding”

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The stadium was electric and for good reason on Friday night. Callaway and LaGrange High were playing. The Cavaliers and Grangers ushered in their seasonopening football game at Callaway Stadium with a loud crowd of 7,000 or so fans in the building. This game was for bragging rights. It was also for keeps, and this rivalry still means something. Just ...

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Callaway Has LaGrange’s Respect, But Grangers Still Like Their Chances

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Before tonight’s LaGrange-Callaway football game even starts, Granger senior quarterback Amad Ogletree is prepared to make a prediction or two. “This is going to be a fight from whistle-to-whistle. There’s going to be 10,000 people there. It’s going to be like a college game,” said Ogletree, who is smart, clever and fast. But as confident as Ogletree is, he also ...

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Cousin Versus Cousin: Callaway-LaGrange Football Game Is Always Something Special

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Longtime Cavalier football coach Terry Hayes has seen a few Callaway-LaGrange rivalry games. More than a few, actually. Tonight starting at 8 o’clock, Hayes will coach in his 18th Cavalier-Granger football game. This backyard battle is something special from one sideline to the other. And yes, the Callaway- LaGrange High football game is always emotional. That includes the players, the ...

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Bishop Outsmarts The Fish In Reel 30 Bass Trail Tourney

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Sometimes the fish win, and sometimes the angler wins. It was the latter on Sunday in the Reel 30 Bass Trail Tournament. The biggest winner of all was Shawn Bishop of LaGrange. Bishop outfished 14 other anglers and a lake full of bass. It was a Bishop kind of day on West Point Lake. Bishop hauled in 20 fish – ...

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