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Seniors honored

After Thursday’s game ended, seven LaGrange High players were recognized during the team’s senior-day ceremony.The seniors are Caleb Buchanan, Wynton Heard, Hakeem Stargell, Logan Hood, Chas Pardue, John Patterson and Austin Rogers.Buchanan and Stargell each had two-run home runs to help the Grangers win 9-7.Stargell’s home run came in the first inning, and Buchanan hit his in the fourth inning to give LaGrange an 8-7 lead.“T...

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LHS runners race to titles

It was a championship kind of day for a pair of LaGrange High senior runners.Sarah Bearden captured a pair of first-place finishes during the Region 5-AAAA girls meet on Thursday, while Andrew Coggins claimed two region championships on the boys’ side.The top four finishers in each event qualified for the state sectional that will be held April 26 in Carrollton.Bearden won her titles in the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run.In the 3,200,...

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Cavs take another step

The Callaway Cavaliers used an explosive eighth inning to move a step closer to a region championship.The Cavaliers and Haralson County Rebels were deadlocked at 4-4 through seven innings, so it was on to extra innings.In the top of the eighth, the Cavaliers broke through for nine runs, and they went on to claim a 13-4 victory.The Cavaliers moved to 8-1 in Region 4-AAA, and they remained atop the standings with games remaining against Rockmart, Central-Carroll...

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Troup gets 1-0 win

Thanks to a brilliant pitching performance from Bo Halcomb, the one run the Troup Tigers scored in Thursday’s game against Fayette County was enough.Jonathan Foster hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh, and that was enough to give the Tigers a 1-0 victory in the Region 5-AAAA game.It was a crucial win for the Tigers, who are battling for a playoff spot in the region.The Tigers improved to 7-5 in the region, and they’re in a three-way tie f...

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Grangers overcome slow start

They were reeling.The LaGrange Grangers, in desperate need of a win as they try to chase down a playoff berth in Region 5-AAAA, found themselves trailing Sandy Creek 7-3 after the second inning on Thursday.The Grangers had plenty of fight left in them, though.Jake Howard entered the game in relief in the third inning and threw five shutout innings, and Caleb Buchanan hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning that gave the Grangers a lead they wouldn’t ...

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Grangers get big region win

The LaGrange Grangers, who are in a dogfight for one of Region 5-AAAA’s four playoff spots, got a big road win over Fayette County on Wednesday.Behind a strong pitching performance from Logan Carson, LaGrange beat Fayette County 8-4.The Grangers, who ended a four-game losing streak with a win over Alexander on Friday, improved to 6-5 in the region, and they’re in a tie for fourth place with Troup.LaGrange and Troup are set to square off on Friday i...

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Cavaliers romp to road win

With three big region games on the horizon, there wasn’t a whole lot of suspense for the Callaway baseball team on Wednesday.In a makeup game, the Cavaliers were on the road in Atlanta, and they thumped B.E.S.T. Academy 18-0 in a game that was shortened to three innings because of the run rule.Dylan Johnson got the start and pitched two innings, and Hunter Rollins finished things off with a scoreless third inning.The Cavaliers moved to 8-1 in Region 4-AA...

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Lady Warriors riding high

It has been a special season already for the LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors, and they’re hoping the good times are just getting started.The Lady Warriors clinched a region championship earlier this week, and with a road win over Arlington today, they’ll finish their GISA Region 4-AA schedule with a perfect record.The Lady Warriors will host a state playoff game on Tuesday, and they’ll be one of 16 teams in the state chasing a championship.The...

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Schedules change for teams

While the Troup Tigers were able to play their game on Tuesday, the day was a washout for the Callaway Cavaliers and LaGrange Grangers.Callaway was scheduled to host Rockmart on Tuesday, while LaGrange was set to visit Fayette County.Callaway’s game against Rockmart will be made up on Friday at 5:30 p.m., while LaGrange and Fayette County will play today.Callaway has already lost two games this week because of rain.The Cavaliers were supposed ...

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Troup’s Foster goes deep

For a hitter, it was the ideal situation.When Jonathan Foster stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Troup Tigers had a base runner on first with two outs.Jacob Pate was on the mound for Columbus, and he fell behind 2-0 to Foster, which is a dangerous count against a hitter with his ability.Foster knew he could look for the pitch he wanted, in the location he wanted, and anything else he could just watch sail by.He got the pitch...

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Tigers smother Blue Devils

He embraced the opportunity.Before Tuesday’s showdown against the Columbus Blue Devils, Troup head coach Craig Garner let senior Brannon Weathers know that he was going to be the man with the baseball in his hand.“I was super-pumped at school thinking about it,” Weathers said. “I was ready.”Weathers promptly went out and delivered a sensational pitching performance.Weathers gave up a run in the first inning, but he held...

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