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Gardner Newman’s Potts, Dunson Capture Wrestling Gold

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Gardner Newman’s Potts, Dunson Capture Wrestling Gold Xavious Potts and Donta Dunson are two of a kind. They’re both eighthgraders at Gardner Newman Middle School. They both have some of the same likes and dislikes. But most of all, they wrestle for the Mustangs, who are coached by the always positive Aaron Woody. He is building a winning program at ...

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Sharks Are Prepping For Saturday Meet At Douglasville

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Sharks Are Prepping For Saturday Meet At Douglasville She spoke from the heart and the pool deck. Troup County Sharks swimmer Jade Crisp wants three things from Saturday’s meet at Douglasville. None of it has to do with food. “I want to get faster. I want to keep going, and I want to have some fun,” said the 12year-old Crisp. ...

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Long Cane Wraps Up 8th Annual Cougar Classic

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Long Cane Wraps Up 8th Annual Cougar Classic The Cougars did their homework. They also won a wrestling tournament in classic style on Saturday. Long Cane Middle School dominated the 8th Annual Cougar Classic at the LCMS gymnasium. There were 500 witnesses as the Cougars racked up 275 points. The Gardner Newman Mustangs finished second with 205 points, and the ...

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Henry Clears The Heisman Hurdle

Henry Clears The Heisman Hurdle Alabama junior running back Derrick Henry has done what Amari Cooper, A.J. McCarron, Joe Namath, Johnny Musso, David Palmer and Kenny Stabler could not. On Saturday night in New York, Henry became just the second Alabama football player to win the coveted Heisman Trophy. The only other Crimson Tide player to win the trophy was ...

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Lafayette Boys Bury Skipstone, Mobley Goes For 30 Points, 12 Boards

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Lafayette Boys Bury Skipstone, Mobley Goes For 30 Points, 12 Boards Defense led to offense for the Cougars. The Lafayette Christian boys took their fullcourt press and ran with it on Thursday night. The Cougars came up with 21 steals, and they dismantled Skipstone Academy, 85-47 in a boys basketball blowout at Lafayette Christian School. There was nothing that the ...

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Falcons Thump LaGrange Academy Boys

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Falcons Thump LaGrange Academy Boys Nothing came easy for the LaGrange Academy boys on Friday night. The Warriors went down to defeat, 84-66 against region rival Furtah Prep. Not only did LaGrange Academy lose the basketball game, the Warriors also got run out of their own gym. LaGrange Academy lost by 18 points, and it seemed like more. LaGrange Academy ...

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Skipstone Races Past Lady Cougars

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Skipstone Races Past Lady Cougars There was a lot of giving and taking. The Lafayette Christian girls were giving some effort, but Skipstone Academy was taking the ball. That was a four-quarter theme on Thursday night as the Lady Warriors beat Lafayette Christian, 62-32 in a nonregion basketball game at the LCS gymnasium. Skipstone Academy, a 31 team from Griffin, ...

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Cougars Corral Second Place At Heard County Invitational

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Cougars Corral Second Place At Heard County Invitational All of their countless hours of drilling, learning and perspiring is starting to pay off for the Cougars. Long Cane Middle School is making a name for itself on the wrestling mat. The Cougars kicked up some dust with a second place finish at the Heard County Invitational last weekend. Long Cane ...

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Garner: “We’re A Top 10 Team,”

Garner: “We’re A Top 10 Team,” Troup Has Stamina, Talent, Motivation The man has commitment, techniques and a championship persona. In 1989, Troup High’s Craig Garner stepped on the wrestling mat and won an individual state championship. Now a few years older, Garner is still trying to bring that kind of titlewinning mentality to the Tiger wrestling team. Garner is ...

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