When it comes to sports, LaGrange High knows success.Name the sport, and there's a good chance a LaGrange High team or athlete excelled in it during the 2014-2015 school year.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Women's College World Series will look a lot like the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Once was nice, twice was even better, and three times was really sweet.
A hallmark of LaGrange High's athletic program is its all-around excellence, and the 2014-2015 school year was no exception.
It's that time again.The West Georgia Superstar Football Camp has been a fixture in LaGrange for more than two decades, and it is still going strong.
It was a mismatch.During the state baseball playoffs, Callaway's Kevin Craft was untouchable.
It was a familiar scene at LaGrange College's practice field, with the coaches encouraging the players and leading them through a handful of drills.There was one big difference, though.
He's not ready to step away from the wrestling mat.Tyshon Cannon had an exceptional senior season for the Troup High wrestling team, and he isn't done with the sport.
LaGrange High will always hold a special place in Todd Herrington's heart.
When the LaGrange Grangers convene for the 2016 season, there'll be a new head baseball coach calling the shots.
He just wanted to contribute.After undergoing Tommy John surgery last summer, former Troup Tiger Josh King knew he wouldn't be ready to pitch when the 2015 season got under way.
During his final two seasons in high school, Jacob Ozley came close to winning a championship.The Troup Tigers advanced to the final four in 2012 and 2013, and they fell short both years.
If it was a big game, there was a good chance Tristain Daugherty was going to be on the mound, and that was good news for the LaGrange Grangers.
Qua Tucker is staying at home.Tucker, a senior at LaGrange High, is going to play soccer in college, and he won't have to leave his hometown to do it.
Having an outfielder like Tyler Bunn is a great comfort for a pitcher.
Devin Bray has taken his final swing, and has attempted his last putt as a member of the LaGrange High golf team.Bray, a senior, participated in the Class AAAAA state tournament in Columbus on Monday, and he shot an 86.
The ball connected with the club face, traveled about 50 yards, and trickled into a pond.
He overcame a thumb injury, as well as some stiff competition, to walk away with a region championship.Now, Callaway's Muhammad Nu-man will try to excel on an even bigger stage.
There was no score being kept, and the stakes obviously aren't as high as they'll be a few months down the road when the season begins, but it was still a game-like feel for the Callaway Cavaliers on Friday.
In his final high-school competition, LaGrange High's Jonathan Pelham earned a place on the podium.
She's ready for the challenge.Not long after LaGrange Academy's Marybeth Cottle started dribbling a basketball, she decided she wanted to play college basketball one day.
A trio of LaGrange Grangers found their way to the awards podium on Thursday as the state track meet got under way in Jefferson.
The Callaway Cavaliers will put the wraps on their two-week spring-practice period with a scrimmage today.The scrimmage, which will be held on Callaway's practice field, will begin at 4 p.m.
It comes down to this for the LaGrange College Panthers.Through three rounds of the NCAA Division III golf championship at the Grandover Resort (N.C.), the Panthers have put themselves in prime position to capture the title.
That Taydra Holt was able to play at all her senior season was an accomplishment in itself.
It's race day.The boys' state track and field meet gets under way today in Jefferson, and it will go through Saturday, with competitors from all six classifications in Georgia participating.
As he gathered his players together for their final post-game meeting of the season, Callaway head coach Dusty Hubbard knew there was nothing he could say that would ease the pain, that would help soften the blow.
Perry Keith and Kevin Craft gave Callaway's baseball fans a nice parting gift on Tuesday.
Emory Deloach and the Reinhardt Eagles are moving on.In a tight match with Westmont in the opening round of the NAIA national tennis championship on Tuesday, Reinhardt held on for a 5-4 victory to advance to the round of 16.
When Dusty Hubbard looks into the opposite dugout today, he'll see a familiar face.
They've won four tournaments this spring.If the LaGrange College Panthers can collect win number five, they'll be celebrating a national championship.
Momentum can shift in a hurry in sports, as the LaGrange Academy Warriors found out on Saturday in Game 2 of their GISA state-playoff series with Monsignor Donovan.
While there was absolutely no suspense for the Callaway Cavaliers in the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs, the story was a different one for the Jefferson Dragons.
Troup's Hunter Mowers is heading to college to play football, and he won't have to go far.Mowers, a senior on the 2014 Troup High football team, will be a LaGrange College Panther this fall.
JESUP - A special season came to a disappointing conclusion for the Troup Tigers.
They've already accomplished so much this season, but they're not satisfied.The LaGrange Academy Warriors posted a winning record in the regular season, and they finished second in their region.
If everything goes well, the Lafayette Christian School Cougars will be celebrating a state championship tonight.
That was impressive.The Callaway Cavaliers punched their ticket to the state quarterfinals for the second straight season with a dominant performance against visiting Decatur in the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs.
JESUP - The Troup Tigers have lived to see another day.After losing the first game of a second-round playoff series against Wayne County, Troup was facing elimination as it took the field for the second game.
The man they call “Juicy” stepped up and got it done for the Callaway Cavaliers.
The Callaway Cavaliers know when and where they'll be playing, they just don't know who their opponent will be.
They're on the road again, and that's just fine with the Troup Tigers.During the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the Tigers never hosted a playoff series, but that didn't prove to be a problem.
As the Callaway Cavaliers prepared for the state playoffs, one of the strengths of the team figured to be its pitching.
Jonathan Foster, who has been a mainstay in the Troup High lineup since his freshman season, has been named the Region 5-AAAA player of the year.
A fantastic season came to a close for the LaGrange High girls' soccer team on Tuesday.Facing home-standing North Atlanta in the second round of the Class AAAAA state tournament, LaGrange lost 7-2.
They're one win away from a championship.
The LaGrange Academy Warriors have put the wraps on a successful regular season, and now they'll look to carry the momentum into the state playoffs.
While the Callaway Cavaliers will be back home for their second-round state playoff series, the Troup Tigers will be on the road.
They knew what they had to do.After dropping the first game of a state-playoff series to Adairsville, the Callaway Cavaliers needed to come back and win two in a row to keep their season alive, and that's what they did.
The LaGrange Grangers fought back to make the series go the distance, but they were unable to finish things off against Evans.