It wasn't the start the Troup Tigers were hoping for.Facing the Newnan Cougars on Saturday, the Tigers took the court looking to get off to a fast start in their season debut.
They were right there.As the second half got under way, the Troup Lady Tigers were within three points of Newnan, giving them hope they could begin their season with a home win.
The best season in school history came to a disappointing conclusion for the Lafayette Christian School Cougars on Friday.
With former LaGrange Granger Justyn Olson providing some key plays in the game's closing moments, the LaGrange College Panthers outlasted Pensacola Christian 61-60 on Saturday to improve to 3-1.
SANDERSVILLE - The Callaway Cavaliers stood toe-to-toe with the Washington County Golden Hawks in the first half.
They're on the board.The LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors were competitive in their first three games of the season, but they were unable to break through for a win.
It's tip time for the Troup High basketball teams.Troup's girls' and boys' basketball teams will be at home today for the season openers against Newnan.
The high-flying LaGrange College men's basketball team, which has scored more than 100 points in two of its first four games, will look to keep it going with a home game today.
The Raiders are the Troup County 11-12-year-old champions. Team members include Trey Williams, Jekari Ward, Auntrevion Scott, Victor Tolbert, Jace Godwin, Ladarios Williams, Jabralin Gooden, Isaiah Fanning, JB Wilson, Ian de Castro, CD Clark, Xzavion...
Spurred on by a boisterous home crowd, the LaGrange Grangers used a late 8-0 run to upend the Newnan Cougars 51-48 on Thursday in their season opener.
Holding a seven-point lead with less than two minutes remaining, it looked like the LaGrange Lady Grangers were headed for a season-opening win against Newnan.
They've been here before.A year ago, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars were in the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association eight-man state playoffs.
The Callaway Cavaliers were feeling good.
Dylan Johnson was ready to go.In Callaway's state-playoff opener against Ringgold last week, quarterback Terry Godwin was unable to play because of an injury.
For the first five games of the season, Dre Martin was the starting quarterback for the Callaway Cavaliers, but he missed the first few Region 5-AAA games after suffering a knee injury.
It's tip-off time.The LaGrange High basketball teams will jump into a new season today when they host Newnan, with the girls' game tipping off at 6 p.m., and the boys' game to follow at 7:30 p.m.
The Berry College Vikings scored 91 points and made more than half of their shots Wednesday night, and that would usually be enough to walk away with a win.
He's been here before.Callaway's Eddie Culpepper has been on the big stage a time or two, and he has always looked right at home in the spotlight.
They're preparing for a trip to the House of Pain.
Troup High's co-ed cheerleading team was one of the state's best.
It was a winning night for the LaGrange College women's basketball team.Looking for their first victory of the season, the Panthers stormed out to a big early lead and cruised to a 62-39 win to even their record at 1-1.
As the Raiders walked toward the sideline of Callaway Stadium at halftime of Monday's 11-12-year-old championship game, they looked up at the scoreboard and saw nothing but zeroes.
Magic Johnson lived up to his name.As the second half of Monday's 9-10-year-old championship game got under way at Callaway Stadium, the Bulldogs were facing a 2-0 deficit.
LaGrange College's Graham Craig made the most of his final college game.
The Bulldogs won the 9-10-year-old Troup County championship. Team members include Erounis Edmondson, Cameron Poythress, Steven Hill, Jerrian Fuler, Kelvin Howell, Bradshaud Atkinson, Demondre Woodyard, Deontaius Brooks, Magic Johnson, LaSabyan...
For the second time in three years, Callaway and Washington County will be locking horns in the second round of the state playoffs.The Cavaliers are hoping the rematch has a happier ending.
They went out in style.Facing Ferrum in the final game of the season, the LaGrange College Panthers got a huge game from senior quarterback Graham Craig on the way to a 44-28 victory.
They're back in the semis.For the second straight year, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars (9-2) have advanced to the final four of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association state playoffs.
When it came time for Troup High's Jonathan Foster to make his college choice, it wasn't a difficult decision.
When the Callaway Cavaliers walked off the Callaway Stadium turf last weekend, they were having to deal with a painful, heart-breaking loss to Central-Carroll.The return trip went a lot better.
The LaGrange College football team will try to finish its season in style.LaGrange College, which was off last Saturday, will host Ferrum at 1 p.m. today in its season finale.
The LaGrange College men's basketball team, which won a conference championship and made an appearance in the NCAA Division III national tournament last season, is ready to get things started.
WARNER ROBINS - The LaGrange Grangers found the end zone five times, but it wasn't enough, not against an explosive Houston County team.
It's playoff time.After the best regular season in school history, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars (8-2) will now begin their pursuit of a state championship.
It all came together.The LaGrange High cheerleading team took the floor for the Region 1-AAAAA competition last weekend and nearly delivered a championship performance.
The Callaway Cavaliers will be back at Callaway Stadium tonight, and they're hoping for a happier ending this time.
It was an excruciating loss.The Callaway Cavaliers were on the brink of a huge victory over Central-Carroll on Saturday as they lined up for a potential game-winning field goal with two seconds left in the game.
When Pete Wiggins inherited the Callaway head-coaching job before the 2005 season, he was looking to build a program.
What was a question mark coming into the season has become an undeniable strength for the Callaway Cavaliers.
They're glad to be back.When the 2013 season ended, the LaGrange Grangers were left on the outside looking in when the state playoffs began, but they're back and ready to roll this year.
It's an often overlooked aspect of the game, but if the score is close, the team that has the edge in the special-teams department will often end up with the upper-hand.
He never missed a LaGrange game.Growing up, Drake Childress was a fixture at LaGrange High football games, both on the road and at Callaway Stadium.
When Terry Godwin was moved to quarterback before the Callaway Cavaliers' Region 5-AAA opener against Cedartown, that left a major void at wide receiver.
They knew it was going to be a tough road.When the Troup Tigers saw who they'd be sharing Region 5-AAAA with, they knew making it to the state playoffs was going to be no small feat.
It's easy to fall into this trap, and it's something we've all done.If something really moves you, whether it be a movie, a television show, a book, a song, you proclaim it the best ever.
They were on the doorstep.With seconds remaining in Saturday's remarkable region-championship showdown against Central-Carroll, the Callaway Cavaliers were lining up for a potential game-winning field goal.
The Troup Tigers were right there at the end, fighting with everything they had until the clock hit zero.
At least it wasn't the last game.As brutal as Saturday's loss was for the Callaway Cavaliers, they took some solace in knowing there is another game to play.
The Lafayette Christian School Cougars wrapped up the best regular season in school history with a 34-16 victory over Crosspointe on Friday.
It was another top-10 finish for LaGrange High's Sam Bowie.Bowie, a junior, was seventh in the 2012 state cross-country meet, and he finished sixth a year ago.