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Red-hot Lady Tigers win again

ATLANTA - Make it six in a row.The Troup Lady Tigers put six runs on the board in the top of the eighth inning to claim a 10-4 Region 5-AAAA road win over Woodward Academy on Thursday.The Lady Tigers have not only won six in a row to improve to 6-2, but they’re in first place in the region with a 3-0 record.“I felt it was so fun to watch,” Troup head coach Blair Shimandle said. “We were talking about it the whole way home how excited we...

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Big inning powers LaGrange

The hits just kept on coming.The LaGrange High softball team was already sporting a 5-2 lead over Shaw when it came to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning.By the time the Lady Grangers were done hitting in the inning, they had a 10-run lead.After Shaw failed to score in the top of the fifth, the game ended because of the run rule, and LaGrange had a 12-2 victory.LaGrange (5-2 overall) improved to 2-1 in Region 1-AAAAA, and it bounced back n...

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LaGrange, Troup renew rivalry

It’s been more than a decade since LaGrange and Troup played this early in the season.In 2003, the county rivals met in the season opener, and Troup won 24-21.Beginning in 2004, Troup and LaGrange were in the same region, and for 10 straight years, they either played in the final game of the regular season, or late in the season.That will change today.Since the teams are no longer in the same region, or the same classification for that matter,...

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Defense stands tall for Callaway

The Callaway Cavaliers scored the final three times they touched the ball to beat LaGrange on opening night.The Cavaliers were trailing 14-0 in the fourth quarter, but they scored twice to tie it at the end of regulation, and they added another touchdown in overtime to win 20-14.The performance of the offense was a big part of the story.The Cavaliers would not have been able to win the game if not for some huge plays by the defense, though.A defense...

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Cougars taking on the champs

Challenges don’t come much greater than this.After an impressive season-opening win over Shiloh Hills on Aug. 15, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars will take on the champs this week.Holy Ground, which won the eight-man Independent Christian Schools of Georgia and Alabama championship a year ago, will host Lafayette Christian on Friday.A victory would not only put the Cougars at 2-0 on the young season, it would also let them know they can beat anybo...

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Another county rival for Grangers

It was in their grasp.The LaGrange Grangers had a 14-0 lead midway through the fourth quarter, and it looked like they were headed for a huge win over the Callaway Cavaliers on opening night.When the dust cleared and the final snap had been taken, though, it was the Cavaliers, not the Grangers, doing the celebrating.The Cavaliers rallied for 14 points in the final six minutes of regulation to tie it, and they scored a touchdown in overtime to pull off the 20-1...

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Big offensive day powers Callaway

Nine runs was just enough.The Callaway Lady Cavaliers enjoyed a big offensive day to outlast Pepperell 9-8 on Tuesday to open their Region 5-AAA schedule with a win.“It was back-and-forth all day,” Callaway coach Ashley Summerlin said. “Every time we’d score, they’d come back and make it a close game.”The Lady Cavaliers (7-4 overall) were up 9-5 after five innings, but the Lady Dragons scored three runs in the top of the six...

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Win streak reaches five games

They’re streaking along.With Tuesday’s 14-4 victory over Sandy Creek, the Troup High softball team has won five straight games to improve to 5-2.Troup moved to 2-0 in Region 5-AAAA heading into Thursday’s game at Woodward Academy.“I’m very happy with how they’ve progressed,” Troup coach Blair Shimandle said. “From one to nine, we’re doing what we need to.”Troup put Tuesday’s game away...

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Return game could make a difference

It could be a big turnover, a key defensive stop, or a game-changing offensive play that makes the difference Friday night when Troup and LaGrange face off.Or, it just might be a kick returns that tilts the balance one way or another.Troup’s Hunter Mowers will be deep to receive kicks Friday night, and that’s a role he embraces.“I love being in the return game,” Mowers said. “So much can happen. The whole game can turn off it.R...

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Let’s get it started

The wait is over.The Troup Tigers will leap into a new season this week, and they’ll get things started against their biggest rival.On Friday night, before what will be a huge crowd at Callaway Stadium, Troup will renew its rivalry with the LaGrange Grangers.While Troup didn’t play last week, LaGrange was opening its season with a 20-14 overtime loss to Callaway.“We’ve very anxious,” Troup defensive back Vanquez Bonner ...

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Players deliver for Cavs, Grangers

Each Tuesday throughout football season, I’ll be taking a look back at some of the biggest plays, and some of the best performances from the previous week’s football games.There was just one game last week, but there were plenty of terrific individual showings, and there were obviously no shortage of big plays during the overtime thriller between Callaway and LaGrange.Here are some of the moments that stood out during that classic game, which Callaway won 20-...

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