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LaGrange College offense in good hands

If you’re going to run a pass-happy offense where the running game is an afterthought, having a talented, capable quarterback is a must.Fortunately for the LaGrange College Panthers, they’re all set at the quarterback position, with Graham Craig returning for his junior season.In his first season with the Panthers, all Craig did was lead NCAA Division III in passing yards per game with 357, and he was eighth in the country with 32 touchdowns.By the...

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Winning summer for Grangers

It’s been a productive, and winning summer for the LaGrange High boys’ basketball team.The Grangers put the wraps on their summer schedule by playing three games at Auburn University on Saturday.The Grangers played 24 games in June, and they won all but a handful of them.Many of those games were played at LaGrange, including games against Auburn, Valley and Beauregard last week to wrap up the home portion of the summer schedule.The playe...

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New look on coaching staff

The LaGrange College coaching staff will have a new look to it this season.The biggest change from the start of the 2013 season is the man at the top, with Matt Mumme set to begin his first full season as the head coach.Mumme stepped in as head coach with three games remaining in the 2013 season, and the team went 2-1 in those games.There will be other significant changes as well this season.Earl Chambers, who played for the Georgia Bulldogs and had...

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Panthers ready to soar

It was a difficult situation, but LaGrange College head coach Matt Mumme felt the players did a remarkable job of handling things.With three games remaining in the 2013 season, Mumme replaced Todd Mooney as the Panthers’ head coach.The Panthers lost their first game with Mumme at the helm, but they closed the season on a two-game winning streak to finish at 5-5.

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Sharks swimming at state meet

There are plenty of Sharks in the water this weekend.Members of the Troup County Sharks swim team are competing in two state meets this weekend, one in Athens, and one in Cummings.The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state swim meet is being held at the Cumming Aquatic Center, and the senior long-course state meet is being contested at the University of Georgia.More than 20 members of the Sharks team will be competing in the two meets combined, and a h...

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Purcell claims tournament crown

LaGrange’s Ridge Purcell was the last man standing at the Pomp Shaefer Invitational in Carrollton this week.The tournament, which draws an elite field of amateur golfers in the state, was held at Sunset Hills Country Club, and it lasted two rounds.After the second round was completed, Purcell found himself in a tie with Eddie Hall for the top spot.The two went to a playoff, and it wasn’t decided until the third hole when Hall three-putted for a bog...

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Callaway returns to Hogansville

They’re heading back to Hogansville.For the past several years, the Callaway Cavaliers have played a preseason game at Hendrix Field in Hogansville.Callaway will be returning to Hendrix Field this year to take on the Greenville Patriots on Aug. 15.“That’ll be a big atmosphere and a lot of excitement,” Callaway coach Pete Wiggins said. “Greenville will have a great football team. It’ll be a big atmosphere in Hogansville, and ...

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Players put to the test

The format isn’t that different from past years, but there was one big change for the Callaway football players as they participated in the team’s annual Iron Man competition.When the players competed in the weight-lifting competitions, they were able to use brand-new equipment since the team’s weight room has been refurbished.That’s not the only big change at the school.A new multi-purpose field house is also open for business, and tha...

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Cavaliers look for more success

When the Callaway Cavaliers walked onto the field for their first preseason practice in 2013, they were hoping the upcoming season will yield big things.The Cavaliers were coming off a terrific 2012 season where they went 10-2 and made it to the second round of the state playoffs, and many of the players responsible for that success were coming back.So when the Cavaliers began preseason practice a year ago, hopes and expectations were high.What followed was th...

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Players put to the test

Flipping the tire the first time is enough of a challenge.Doing it a second time, after making it through an obstacle course on a stifling July morning, is a particularly brutal test.The obstacle course is part of Troup High’s Iron Tiger competition which measures the players in a number of different areas.There were weight-lifting events, speed events, a jumping competition, events designed to test strength and endurance, and also the obstacle course....

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Troup ready to get started

It’s go time.The Troup Tigers, along with every other team across the state, will officially kick off preseason practice on Friday.Friday is the first day, according to the Georgia High School Association, that teams can hold an official practice.On Aug. 1, a week from Friday, teams can hold their first full-contact practice.The Tigers will be on the practice field from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Friday, and they’ll maintain that practice s...

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