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Grissom eyes return to NFL

There was a familiar face going through the paces with the Troup High football team on Thursday.Cory Grissom, a former Troup High standout, was with the team during its practice session Thursday morning.Grissom, a defensive lineman who played college football at South Florida, is hopeful of landing with an NFL team this season, so he’s making sure he’s fit and ready to go.He figured going through a two-hour practice session with his old team would ...

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Towns was top dog

It was Dre Towns again.For the second straight year, the Troup High running back won the football team’s Steel Tiger competition.Towns finished first in one of the eight events, the 40-yard dash (4.53 seconds), and he finished high in a handful of others to claim the top spot.“It was competitive until the very end. And then he pulled away,” said Jay Floyd, Troup’s strength coach.Towns is coming off a terrific junior season wh...

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Troup putting the work in

After two hours of fast-paced practice Thursday morning, the Troup High football players weren’t done.Troup head coach Lynn Kendall had all of the players line up on one side of the practice field, and they divided into different groups and ran up and down the 100-yard field several times.Troup finished each of its first five preseason practices with some sort of running drill, and head coach Lynn Kendall said it’s a way to test the players’ ability to ...

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Grangers getting their work done

He’s not asking for perfection, not in the first week of preseason practice.What first-year LaGrange head coach Dialleo Burks is asking of his players is to give full effort every second they’re on the practice field.“Our coaches, what we’re telling them is, give great effort, and great things are going to happen,” Burks said. “If you don’t give great effort, then that’s when bad things happen.”So far, Burk...

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Denson ready to tackle SEC

He’s ready to be a Gamecock.LaGrange High running back Mon Denson went to South Carolina for an official visit last weekend, and before he left, he received a scholarship offer.After returning home and giving it some thought, Denson decided that he was ready to make a verbal commitment to the Gamecocks, and he did so on Tuesday.Denson was invited to participate in a showcase for high-school players at South Carolina, and once that happened he was confide...

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Sisters share the pool again

The sisters were together again.For years, Allie Paschal and Maddie Paschal were both members of the Troup County Sharks swim team.While Allie Paschal, a rising sophomore at LaGrange High, is still with the Sharks, LaGrange graduate Maddie Paschal has moved on and is now a member of the Georgia Tech swim team.Last weekend, the sisters were both competing in the Georgia Senior Long Course Championships, which featured many of the state’s top swimmers....

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Godwin earns win in Ironman

A pair of senior standouts on the Callaway High football team had a photo finish in the team’s Ironman competition.Terry Godwin and Eddie Culpepper were the top-two finishers in the two-day event that wrapped up last week.Godwin ended up taking the top spot, with Culpepper finishing just behind him.There were a series of events in the competition designed to test a player in a number of different areas including speed, strength, and endurance....

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Cavaliers gearing up for season

Callaway head coach Pete Wiggins wasn’t at practice Tuesday, but he had a pretty good excuse.Wiggins is a new dad after his wife Amy had the couple’s second child, so on Monday and Tuesday, he turned the coaching duties during practice over to his assistants.One of those coaches, defensive coordinator Dusty Hubbard, said it has been a productive week for the Cavaliers, who wrapped up their third day of preseason practice on Tuesday.The team will ho...

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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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