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Winning finale for LaGrange

They’re not heading to the playoffs, but the LaGrange Lady Grangers at least made sure to finish their season in style.After a dramatic 3-2 victory over Brookstone on Tuesday, the Lady Grangers followed that up with an 8-0 win over the Callaway Lady Cavaliers on Wednesday.The Lady Grangers (8-9) closed the season with three wins in their final four games.Wednesday’s game marked the end of the road for the team’s three seniors, Madeline Marsha...

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Grangers learn playoff opponent

The LaGrange Grangers will be taking a road trip to the northwestern corner of the state next week.The Grangers, who clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday, will open the Class AAAA state playoffs on the road against Northwest Whitfield on May 2.While LaGrange will be the number four seed from Region 5-AAAA, Northwest Whitfield is the top seed from Region 7-AAAA.Northwest Whitfield won a best-of-three series against Cedartown to win the region championship....

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Cavs savor region title

For the third time in four years, the Callaway Cavaliers are region champions.With Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of Jackson, the Cavaliers closed their Region 4-AAA schedule with a 13-1 record, and they finished two games ahead of the Central-Carroll Lions.The Cavaliers fell to the Lions 2-0 on March 26, but they didn’t lose another region game.Callaway beat Central-Carroll 3-0 on Monday, and it wrapped up the region title with a 6-0 win over Rock...

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Seniors shine for Callaway

When Callaway’s Jaylen Colton stepped into the batter’s box Wednesday night against Jackson, it was a special moment.It was nothing new.Colton is a senior, and he’s had plenty of at-bats over the years.What made this particular at-bat so meaningful, though, was that it was his first time coming to the plate since the first game of the season when he suffered a broken thumb.Colton had to undergo surgery, and while the feeling was he...

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First step for Warriors

The LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors had no trouble with Valwood on Tuesday, rolling to an 11-0 victory in the opening round of the GISA Class AA state tournament.The Lady Warriors (12-1) won the Region 4-AA championship to earn their state invitation, and with Tuesday’s win, they’re one of just eight teams left standing in the state.LaGrange Academy will host defending state champion First Presbyterian next week, most likely on Tuesday.Sydney Emerso...

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Troup’s playoff hopes dashed

The Troup Tigers fought back from a four-run deficit in the seventh inning to take the lead, but in the end, Tuesday’s game belonged to the home-standing Shaw Raiders.The Raiders pushed a run across in the bottom of the eighth inning to capture a 7-6 victory in the Region 5-AAAA game.The Tigers closed their region schedule with a 7-7 record, and they finished in fifth place, leaving them a game behind LaGrange for the fourth and final playoff spot.After ...

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Winning night for LaGrange

The LaGrange High soccer teams celebrated senior night in style.Facing Brookstone on Tuesday at Callaway Stadium, the Lady Grangers won 3-2 on a goal by Lauren Yates, while the Grangers got a single goal from Griffin Bartley on the way to a 1-0 victory.In the girls’ game, it looked like the teams were headed for a tie ballgame when Yates came through with the game-winner.The ball was loose near the Brookstone goal, and players from both teams were trying...

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Cavs’ pitcher throws no-hitter

During Monday’s 3-0 win over Central-Carroll, Perry Keith earned the shutout victory for the Callaway Cavaliers.So how do you top that?Nick O’Berry figured out a way.O’Berry, a senior left-hander, not only threw a shutout, but he also didn’t allow a hit as Callaway beat Rockmart 6-0 to sew up the Region 4-AAA championship.“He had his good stuff today,” Callaway coach Dusty Hubbard said. “The biggest thing to...

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Grangers are playoff-bound

They’re playoff-bound.Despite losing to the Carrollton Trojans 3-2 in their Region 5-AAAA finale on Tuesday, the LaGrange Grangers have earned an invitation to the state playoffs.The Grangers finished their region schedule with an 8-6 record, and that’s good enough to secure the region’s fourth and final playoff spot.The Grangers lost four in a row at one point this season to fall to 4-5 in the region, but they followed that up with a four-ga...

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Troup’s playoff hopes take hit

If the Troup Tigers don’t make the playoffs, and that possibility looms large after Monday’s 3-2 loss to LaGrange, coach Craig Garner will have plenty of games to look back on and wonder what could have been.The Tigers, who fell to 7-6 in Region 5-AAAA, have lost some heart-breakers this season, including a pair of games to Carrollton where they had the lead going into the seventh inning.The Tigers also lost a 1-0 game to Columbus, and Monday’s game mar...

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She’s a scoring machine

Sydney Emerson has become well-acquainted with the opposing team’s goal this season.Emerson, a freshman on the LaGrange Academy soccer team, has enjoyed a spectacular, record-breaking season.The Lady Warriors have played 12 games this season, and Emerson has scored 49 goals, an average of about four goals a game.Emerson shattered the school record for goals in a season, and she also scored seven goals last week against Arlington to set a single-game reco...

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