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Lobbin’ For Literacy Tourney Returns To McCluskey June 24

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The summer classic is back. The Charlie Joseph’s Lobbin’ For Literacy Tennis Tournament is scheduled for June 24-26 at the McCluskey Center in LaGrange. The three-day tournament is a fundraiser for education. It is also tennis of the high brow kind. “This is a good way to get kids playing competitive matches.We’re going to have a lot of good players,” ...

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“The Baby Face Assassins” Controlled The Day At The William Griggs Basketball Shoot Out

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It was a packed house at the William Griggs Gym including 42 participants in attendance. Everyone there witnessed the “Veterans” a team consisting of middle school kids dominate the day. “I was very proud of their accomplishments and told the kids that’s how you get better by playing someone better,” Coach Cotton stated. “This is the only team nucleus that ...

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Francoeur Is Reviving His Career, Braves Outfielder Is Hitting .282

In the cutthroat business of Major League baseball, Jeff Francoeur is known as an investment. The Atlanta Braves agreed to pay the 32-year-old outfielder $1 million this season. In return the National League team expected some consistency, some base hits and some savvy in the batter’s box from Francoeur. So far this season the Braves have gotten all of that ...

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Truett, Troup All-Stars Are Ready To Rumble

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He couldn’t hide his feelings if he tried, and Justin Truett isn’t trying. But he will be playing for the Troup National All-Stars. In the words of Truett, “It feels great to be an All-Star for Troup County. We can bat good and field good. We’re working hard and practicing hard.” Truett will pitch and play first base for the ...

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Jackson’s Baseball Hopes Are Riding With Troup National U-12 All-Stars

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Motivation is something that Ben Jackson and the Troup National All-Stars have going for themselves. “We’re hungry. We want to win, and we know how to play baseball,” said Jackson, the head coach of the U-12 All-Star team from LaGrange. Troup National has a “do or die” tournament coming up with the Dixie Youth Baseball District Playoffs In Thomaston, slated ...

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