Fast start propels Cougars After scoring a pair of goals in the first minute of the game, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars were on pace to score 160 goals in a first-round state-tournament game against Memorial Day.
The Cougars couldn’t maintain that pace, but they were still awfully impressive in posting a 9-1 victory before an appreciative home crowd at Callaway Stadium.
The Cougars have advanced to the second round, and they’re one victory away from a spot in...
Callaway falls on senior day The Callaway Cavaliers, in a tuneup game for the state tournament that starts next week, fell to the Hardaway Hawks 7-2 on Thursday afternoon.
The Cavaliers were trailing 7-0 in the seventh inning when Kevin Craft came through with a two-run single to put a couple of runs on the board.
The Cavaliers (18-6) were unable to extend the rally, though, as they fell short in their final home game of the regular season.
Callaway will wrap up the re...
Warriors pull away for win The LaGrange Academy Warriors were in a dogfight with Furtah Prep Thursday afternoon.
And then the fourth inning happened.
The Warriors punished the visiting Falcons for 13 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, turning what had been a tight game into a blowout.
The Warriors went on to win 14-3 in a game that ended after five innings because of the run rule.
The Warriors stayed hot and improved to 6-7, and they continue to make a strong ...
LHS tennis team advances There are only eight boys’ tennis teams left standing in Class AAAA, and the LaGrange Grangers are one of them.
After handling River Ridge 3-1 on Thursday in a second-round matchup, the Grangers are headed to the state quarterfinals.
It was the second straight road victory at state for the Grangers, who finished third in Region 5-AAAA to earn their state invitation.
The Grangers had a massive roster turnover this year following the graduati...
Lady Warriors pull off state win They may be short-handed, but the LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors are finding a way to get it done.
The Lady Warriors have played with just 10 players this season, meaning they’re not only one player short on the field, but there’s no one on the bench to relieve a tired or injured player.
“We talked before the season about, if you don’t want to do it, now’s the time to get out,” LaGrange Academy coach Kristen Lockman said. “But once you star...
Callaway blanks Central The Callaway Cavaliers put the wraps on their Region 4-AAA schedule with a 3-0 road victory over Central-Carroll on Monday.
The Cavaliers (18-5 overall) finished 12-2 in region play, and they’ll be the region’s number two seed for the state playoffs.
Callaway wraps up the regular season with a home game against Hardaway on Thursday before facing Brookstone and Troup on Saturday at Troup.
“You want to finish strong with these last three game...
Kemp sets scoring record In what was likely her final game at Callaway Stadium, LaGrange High’s Cassidy Kemp went out with a bang.
Kemp, a senior, scored a school-record seven goals to lead LaGrange to an 11-1 victory over Central-Carroll on Monday.
Kemp had scored six goals in a game previously, and she had a high of five goals earlier this season.
On Monday, Kemp set the single-game record, and she did it in a game that was shortened because of the mercy rule.
Thrilling finish for LaGrange A few weeks ago, the LaGrange Grangers beat the Troup Tigers with a goal in the final minute, and they’ve been involved in a handful of other thrilling games that weren’t decided until the closing moments.
That pattern continued on Monday in a non-region home game against Central-Carroll.
Trailing by a goal with time winding down, LaGrange senior James Hutton quickly put the ball down in position for a corner kick, and he made contact with l...
Happy senior day for LaGrange It was a happy day for LaGrange High’s seniors.
In their home finale on Monday against Fayette County, the Grangers (15-10 overall) rolled to an 11-1 victory to improve to 8-5 in Region 5-AAAA.
After the game, the team’s 12 seniors were honored.
LaGrange will wrap up its season with a road game against Carrollton today.
While the Grangers still have a chance of finishing fourth in the region, they have been eliminated from playoff consider...
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Drew Moody added another highlight to what has been a phenomenal senior season.
The right-handed pitcher, who has been lights out all season, threw a three-hit shutout to lead his LaGrange Grangers to a 3-0 victory over the Troup Tigers Friday night at Granger Park.
The game, originally scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., didn’t begin until 8:30 p.m. because of rain earlier in ...
Callaway overpowers Haralson Callaway’s Kevin Craft is feeling good at the plate.
After a 4-for-4 performance on Wednesday against Rockmart, Craft duplicated that feat during Saturday’s game against Haralson County.
Craft’s four hits and six RBIs helped power the Cavaliers to a 15-5 victory in the Region 4-AAA showdown.
The win secures the second spot in the region for the Cavaliers, meaning they’ll be at home for the first round of the state playoffs.
Callaway (17-5 ...
LaGrange teams make playoffs LaGrange High’s soccer teams are playoff-bound.
Needing to beat Sandy Creek Friday night to earn a playoff spot, LaGrange’s boys’ and girls’ teams both made it happen.
In the girls’ game, senior Cassidy Kemp continued her amazing season with a three-goal performance in a 3-1 victory.
LaGrange’s boys’ team, meanwhile, earned a 1-0 win, with Nick Hinson coming through with a late goal.
Both LaGrange teams will head into the playoffs as the n...
Another region title for LaGrange CARROLLTON - The streak lives on.
The LaGrange High girls’ tennis team outlasted a strong Columbus team 3-2 on Wednesday to capture the Region 5-AAAA championship at Sunset Hills Country Club.
It was the sixth straight region title for the program, and senior Julia Shirley said the players took a lot of pride in continuing that impressive streak.
“We just wanted to keep the tradition going,” said Shirley, who won at number two doubles along...
Boyd has big day for LHS track team Senior Demoton Boyd came through with a brilliant performance to lead the LaGrange High track team during the Region 5-AAAA meet on Thursday in Carrollton.
Boyd won the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash, and he posted some of the best times in the state in the process.
In the 100, Boyd blazed to the finish line with a time of 10.66 seconds to edge Trent Terrell (10.71 seconds).
In the 200, Boyd’s time of 21.54 seconds gave him a victory...
Dramatic win for Callaway soccer team The Callaway Cavaliers knew they were in the state playoffs, but they wanted to be at home.
To make that a reality, the Cavaliers had to beat the visiting Central-Carroll Lions on Thursday, and they made that happen in dramatic fashion.
In a game that went to penalty kicks, the Cavaliers survived for a 3-2 victory, giving them a second-place finish in Region 4-AAA.
The Cavaliers will be at home on May 3 for the first round of the state play...
LaGrange wins big on road The LaGrange Grangers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 15-5 victory over homestanding Sandy Creek on Thursday.
The Grangers improved to 13-10 overall, and 6-5 in Region 5-AAAA with three regular-season games remaining, beginning with today’s home showdown against the rival Troup Tigers.
LaGrange hosts Fayette County on Monday in a makeup game before closing the regular season against Carrollton on Tuesday.
There were a lot of differe...
Troup makes playoffs with win The Troup Tigers are playoff-bound.
The Tigers were 1-3 in Region 5-AAAA early in the season, but they’ve responded with eight straight victories to not only solidify a playoff spot, but put themselves in a position to win a region championship.
With Thursday’s 9-5 victory over Fayette County, the Tigers (13-8 overall) are 9-3 in the region, and they’re in a three-way tie for first place with Alexander, Carrollton and Columbus.
Troup has tw...