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Callaway Rocks the Gym, Lady Cavaliers Win By 30

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Chris Fernsler Sports Writer The more they play, the better they get. Gabrielle Johnson has seen it for herself. Johnson, Callaway High’s freshman guard, watched the Lady Cavaliers take one more step in the right direction on Friday night with a 55-25 squashing of Columbus Spencer. This was one of the most complete wins of the basketball season for the ...

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Richt Exits College Coaching With 171 Wins, 18 Bowl Games

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer Life is a game, and in Mark Richt’s case, the field is 100 yards long. Richt, a devout Christian and a man of principles, has been a college head football coach for 18 years. He has won at Georgia. He has left his mark at the University of Miami, too. Since 2001, Richt has had just ...

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LaGrange Locks Down 47-43 Win Against Douglass

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The team approach to basketball saved the Grangers one more time. LaGrange High played unselfish and played all out, all the time as it hung on for a 47-43 win against Atlanta Douglass on Friday night in the semifinal round of the Toyota Classic in the Granger gym. The game hung by a thread until the last nervous seconds. But ...

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Former Shoe Shine Boy Went On to Become Braves Baseball Star

Dreams do come true. Just ask Ralph Garr. He went from virtually nothing to the bright lights and standing ovations. Garr grew up on the poor side. He had limited financial means while growing up in the Deep South. This is a “rags to riches” experience, for sure. Garr spent a good many years of his youth working as a ...

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Pate, Hubbard Hook Up Some 4-Pound Striped Bass

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So much for the bone-chilling wind, the red noses and the goosebumps. It was still a good day on West Point Lake for fishermen and best friends, Dustin Pate and Tyler Hubbard. They used their fish finder with precision as they pulled in nine hybrid bass and stripers last Wednesday morning and afternoon. Some of their striped bass weighed up ...

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Georgia Will Be Tested by Longhorns in Sugar Bowl

One thing that No. 5 ranked Georgia shouldn’t do is overlook the Texas Longhorns. Georgia’s Sugar Bowl opponent expects to win this Jan. 1 game in New Orleans. Texas is underrated, under hyped, and the Longhorns have something to prove. That makes for a dangerous team, and Texas is exactly that. The No. 15-ranked Longhorns don’t lack talent. The emotional ...

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Callaway Middle Clocks Handley; Thomas: “We know how to move the ball.”

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If they understand nothing else, the Lady Cavaliers know how to finish. Callaway Middle School ruled the glass. The Lady Cavaliers dominated the inside game, and they didn’t look back during their 37-18 beatdown against the Handley Tigers last Thursday night in the Christmas Shoot-Out at LaGrange High School. “We know how to move the ball. We worked together and ...

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Lions Race Past Warriors with an Imposing Lineup

LaGrange Academy senior forward Matthew Klinger (middle) gets into the basketball fray against Solid Rock Academy on Tuesday night, Dec. 18. The Solid Rock Lions cruised to a 78-44 win over the LaGrange Academy boys.

To say the least, they are intimidating. To say the most, they are imposing. The Lions go to great lengths. The Solid Rock Academy boys have a basketball starting lineup that includes 6-foot-11 sophomore Daniel Umoh, 6-foot-10 freshman forward Jessy Ilunga and 6-foot-9 senior Bright Iheanachor. They do know how to make an entrance, as well as an exit. The ...

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