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State Runner-up Lady Tigers Will Be Heard From Again

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Chris Fernsler Sports Editor Who saw this coming? Nobody, actually. When the girls basketball season started last November, Troup High was unranked and overlooked. The Lady Tigers were a team off the beaten path. But Troup High fooled everybody. The Lady Tigers lit a fire under their basketball potential. The Troup High girls played relentless. They had themselves a dream ...

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Troup Wrestling is Rebuilding, Relearning, Shedding Some Pounds

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Chris Fernsler Sports Editor To be quite honest, the Tigers are on the ground floor of a major rebuilding project. They own that. The Troup High wrestlers are a young team and a thin one, at that. The Tigers have no depth with just 10 wrestlers. Troup High has only two senior grapplers – with 145pounder Mason Lumpkin and heavyweight ...

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Heisman Trophy Winner Pat Sullivan Graduates to War Eagle Heaven

Chris Fernsler Sports Editor Life can be cruel. Less than 24 hours after Auburn scored a startling 48-45 upset win over archrival Alabama last weekend, one of the Tigers football icons died. Auburn All-American and Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan passed away on Sunday at the age of 69. The record-breaking quarterback fell victim to cancer, but he has been ...

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Vincent Brothers are Tennis Naturals, “This is kind of fun.”

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Chris Fernsler Sports Editor For Cooper Vincent, the Thanksgiving holidays are not complete without turkey, dressing, hot rolls, pumpkin pie and a couple of backhands and forehands on the tennis court. The seven-year-old Vincent returned to the clay courts at the McCluskey Tennis Center for some drills, some instruction and some matches on Sunday afternoon in La-Grange. Vincent might be ...

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Sixth-Ranked Grangers Crush Hampton, Carston Throws Down 17 Points

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Chris Fernsler Sports Editor There is something different about this year’s La-Grange High boys basketball team. It starts with their 5-0 record. It then moves on to their No. 6 state ranking in Class AAAA. And it continues with the Grangers relentless play, from rimto- rim. The LaGrange High players dive for the ball. They play chest-to-chest defense. The Grangers ...

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Cavaliers Dump Douglass Behind Shephard’s 70-Yard TD

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Chris Fernsler Sports Editor Something drastic needed to happen. Callaway High’s football season was flashing before its very eyes. The Cavaliers fell behind, 14-0 against Atlanta Douglass in the first quarter in Friday night’s Class AA state quarterfinal playoff game at Callaway Stadium. The Cavaliers needed a helping hand. What Callaway High got instead was a fast motor, which belonged ...

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Troup Earns Some Respect in Narrow Loss to No. 1 Canes

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They had something to prove, and they proved it. Junior offensive tackle Royce White and the Troup High Tigers also had something to say after narrowly losing to No. 1ranked Cartersville in a 45-35 shootout in a Region 5-AAAA football game on Friday night at Callaway Stadium. “We picked up the tempo. We played a lot better than they thought ...

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Grangers Dig in, Play Hard but Fall to Shaw, 15-7

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LaGrange High School wanted it just as much as the Shaw Raiders. On a rain-soaked night, LaGrange High dug in. The Grangers stretched and strained. They showed incredible resolve. LaGrange High never backed down. They repeatedly stepped into the line of fire, but the Grangers did not win. La-Grange High fell to Columbus Shaw, 15-7 on a sloppy, rainy and ...

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