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Lady Trojans Cool Off Callaway, Lamar No Hits Cavs In Region Tourney

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So much for the softball momentum. Callaway High had its four-game winning streak snapped with a 12-0 loss to Lamar County in the first round of the Region 5-AA Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Franklin. The first six Callaway batters struck out, and it only got worse from there for the Lady Cavaliers. Lamar County senior righthander Lexy Head had ...

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Advertising Made Easy Squeaks Past The Tornadoes, 12-10

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What looked like an easy win, actually wasn’t. The high octane girls from Advertising Made Easy got out to a 9-0 lead on Thursday night and then had to hang on for their softball lives at Shuford Park. Advertising Made Easy was pressured, pushed and startled before wrapping up a 1210 Recreation League win over the “never say die” Tornadoes. ...

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Braves Optimism, Baseball Revival Was Triggered By Kemp Trade

It has only been three months since they went out on the proverbial limb. The Atlanta Braves made a franchise-changing trade on July 30 when they shipped Hector Olivera to the San Diego Padres for Matt Kemp and a wad of cash. The Braves have never regretted that move for one day, one game or one golden future. Atlanta hit ...

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‘Canes Storm Past LaGrange, Troup Is Next For 2-5 Grangers

They are what they said they were. The Cartersville Hurricanes are the best high school football team in Class AAAA inGeorgia.The‘Canesshowed LaGrange High the how and the why. Cartersville swamped the Grangers, 52-7 on Friday night on the Hurricanes home turf. That was Cartersville’s seventh straight win this year. The Hurricanes are 7-0 overall and 3-0 in Region 5AAAA. Coach ...

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Callaway Wins Another Road Game; Cavaliers Punish Lamar, 38-7

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Coach Pete Wiggins and the Callaway Cavaliers are willing to play anybody at any time and in any stadium. Callaway High is just as physically imposing on the road as it is at home. The Cavaliers just want to play. They want to win, and they want to keep their record sparkling clean. Wiggins and the Hogansville boys did that ...

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David Versus Goliath: Grangers Believe They Can Beat No. 1 Cartersville

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What everybody else thinks doesn’t amount to a hill of barbecue beans. The only thing that matters is what LaGrange High School thinks. The Grangers do believe they can knock off No. 1-ranked Cartersville tonight on the road. LaGrange is a heavy underdog in the Region 5-AAAA football game, but the Grangers are convinced the unbeaten and 6-0 Cartersville Hurricanes ...

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Typically Tough Jenkins Lifts Lady Cavaliers Past Jordan

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  When it comes to girls fast pitch softball, Oeisha Jenkins has few equals. Jenkins is tireless. She runs to the field when the inning begins, and Jenkins hustles back to the dugout when the inning is over. Jenkins brings a good attitude to the softball diamond, no matter the game, the week or the opponent. The girl takes her ...

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Tigers Vault To No. 16 In MaxPreps State Poll

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Not only is Troup High School getting it done on the football field this season, the Tigers are also being applauded for it. Troup is ranked 16th in the state in this week’s Class AAAA MaxPreps Poll. The Tigers have won five straight games. Troup is tied for first place in Region 5-AAAA with the Cartersville Hurricanes, the No. 1-ranked ...

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SEC Title Is No Longer A Realistic Goal For Georgia

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer When this season began the University of Georgia had championship ambitions from the SEC to the four-team national playoff. But all of that blew up in UGA’s face with last Saturday’s 34-31 defeat to the Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium. Lanky UT wide receiver Jauan Jennings won the proverbial jump ball in the end zone for ...

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