The high-school season is over, but a handful of local athletes still have some football to play.Seven players representing Callaway, LaGrange and Troup will be participating in postseason all-star games in the coming weeks.
They're going for the season sweep.Two weeks ago, the LaGrange and Troup basketball teams got together for the first time, and it was the LaGrange teams coming away with the road wins.
The host Callaway teams, along with Troup, will be among the teams participating in a basketball showcase that begins today and wraps up on Monday.
They'll have their hands full.The LaGrange Grangers will be among the teams participating in the 20-team Hardaway Invitational, which features a power-packed field of teams from across the state.
Since the Callaway Cavaliers opened their season, head wrestling coach Ben Bone has been able to depend on a trio of wrestlers to go out and perform at their best each and every match.
Matt Mumme will try to help the United States bring home the gold.
He saw an opening, and he took it.After Callaway's Eddie Culpepper knocked down a game-tying 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in overtime, LaGrange had the ball with a chance to win it.
They turned the tables.On Saturday, the Callaway Lady Cavaliers were within striking distance in the fourth quarter, but they were out-played down the stretch and lost to LaGrange 69-51 on their own floor.
Arlington had no answer for LaGrange Academy's Whit Moreman.Moreman, a post player for the Warriors, had 34 points and 16 rebounds in Tuesday's 65-61 overtime victory.
It was a heart-breaking loss for the LaGrange Grangers, who watched the Callaway Cavaliers celebrate a 71-69 victory on Saturday.
It was a match he felt he should have won.
Well that was fun.In a thrilling game before a packed house at Callaway High Saturday night, the host Cavaliers and the LaGrange Grangers got together for the first of two meetings in a four-day span.
As the fourth quarter got started, the LaGrange Lady Grangers had a lead against Callaway, but it was hardly a comfortable one.
That's a wrap.
A trio of local wrestlers took top honors at the Chattahoochee River Wrestling Association tournament that was held Friday and Saturday at LaGrange High.
For most true freshmen in big-time college football, there's usually a fairly substantial adjustment period.
ATLANTA (AP) - A loss is never a good thing.Yet some are better than others.
It was a winning night for the Troup High basketball teams, who each had the upper-hand against home-standing Heard County on Friday.In the boys' game, the Tigers improved to 3-4 with an 80-35 victory over the Braves.
He's putting some big numbers in the score book.Jamal Wilkerson has the ability to score points in bunches, and he's been doing just that in the Troup Tigers' past two games with a total of 65 points.
They'll carry a perfect record into their first region game of the season.
There'll be plenty of take-downs in the LaGrange High gym this weekend.
The award has Craig Garner's name it, but he's happy to share the honor.Last week, the Troup High coach found out he'd won a prestigious award given by the Georgia Dugout Club.
Jamal Bruce has helped the Duke Blue Devils make history.For the first time ever, a Duke football team has made it to a bowl game for a third consecutive season.
It's a work in progress.That's the way Craig Garner, who has taken over as the Troup High wrestling coach this season, looks at things.
Everything was going right for the Troup Tigers.After falling behind by eight points in the third period, the Tigers turned things in their favor, and 90 seconds into the fourth quarter they had a six-point lead.
VALLEY, Ala. - Callaway head coach Terry Hayes didn't have to look far to find the main reason his team lost its season opener to Valley on Tuesday.
OPELIKA, Ala. - The LaGrange Grangers had the upper-hand in their first four games of the season, but they finally met their match.
WOODBURY - They're perfect where it counts.The LaGrange Academy Warriors lost their first four games of the season, but since opening their region schedule, they haven't lost.
GRIFFIN - With his team trailing by three points at the half, Lafayette Christian School head coach Rene Gomez figured it was time to change things up a little bit.
They put on an offensive show in the second half.
The last time they were on the court together, the Callaway Cavaliers were playing the Buford Wolves in the semifinals of the state tournament.
He's ready for his team to take the next step.
They're at home again.The Troup High basketball teams have each played five games this season, and they've all been on their home court.
They defended their home turf.The LaGrange Grangers dominated every opponent they faced on Saturday on the way to a first-place performance in the six-team Granger Duals.
The Callaway Cavaliers held their own during the Granger Duals on Saturday.The Cavaliers only won one of their five matches, but they had a chance to win three others.
With freshman Shaqoya Gilbert leading the way, the Troup Lady Tigers thumped Chattahoochee County 63-26 on Saturday to grab their first win of the season.
The Troup Lady Tigers made things interesting.In the end, though, it was the Lady Lady Grangers walking away with a 49-39 victory on Friday at a packed gymnasium at Troup High.
With four players having fouled out of the game, it was up to senior Caitlynn Croft to keep things afloat for the LaGrange Academy Lady Warriors.
Once the game turned in their favor, the LaGrange Grangers didn't look back.Early in the third period, the Grangers were staring at a seven-point deficit against the rival Troup Tigers.
They were on the doorstep.The Troup Lady Tigers were right there at the end of Tuesday's game against Harris County with a chance to break through for their first win of the season.It didn't happen.
They're ready to roll.The Callaway Cavaliers will kick off a new wrestling season on Saturday when they compete in the Granger Duals at LaGrange High.
They took care of business early.Facing visiting Trinity (Ala.) Christian on Thursday, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars charged to a 15-point lead after the first quarter on the way to a 55-34 win.
They'll be on the court an hour earlier than usual.The original start time for Friday's girls' and boys' double-header between the Troup and LaGrange basketball teams was going to be 6 p.m.
With the game on the line, the ball ended up in Danterrius Bray's hands.For the LaGrange Grangers, that's a good thing.
It was a big win for the players, and for the coach as well.
It was a back-and-forth first half, with the LaGrange College Panthers clinging to a 33-29 lead at the break against visiting Wesleyan.The second half was a different story.
It was all going wrong.The Troup Tigers led Harris County for much of the night, but with 45 seconds left in the game, they found themselves facing a four-point deficit.The Tigers weren't done, though.
They're so close.The Troup Lady Tigers have played three games this season, and while they've been competitive in each of them, they've been unable to break through for their first win.
With a pair of new players leading the way, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars opened the season in style on Tuesday.
ATLANTA - There were two thrilling games at Philips Arena on Tuesday.In the final game of the day, the Atlanta hawks rallied from a big deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 109-105.