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April Fools: Practical jokes crucial to high school sports culture

Wolverines brand of comedy features ‘common sense’ grades and imaginary buckets of curveballs.

Local athletes use pranks and humor to stay loose on the playing field. Union Grove baseball’s brand of comedy features “common sense” grades and imaginary buckets of curveballs.

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Theft and traffic not distractions for Eagle’s Landing High School’s track meet

DeAndra Greer leads Woodland girls to the trophy, Union Grove boys win as well

As if putting on a 20-team track and field meet on a frigid, late March morning wasn’t hard enough, fate tossed several wrenches into Eagle’s Landing High School track Coach Claud Spinks' plans.

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TORRES: Is sport art?

One of the things that stood out to me in that class was the discussion we had about acting being a sport. If you don’t have a concrete outcome, then can you consider the activity athletic?

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Gymnasts take the floor in meet at Ola, Locust Grove Gymcats capture the county crown

Senior Kelly Aycock wins best All-Around for second straight year

Ola High School hosted Henry’s second annual county gymnastics meet on Thursday. Locust Grove won the county crown, Ola placed second and Luella placed third.

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Baseball squad holding tryouts and spring break camp over the next month

Warriors Sports Academy is a new sports facility in Stockbridge

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Devon Dickey, Taniya Juarez are Locust Grove’s first volleyball players to sign college scholarships

Dickey thought shoulder surgery would stop her from earning a scholarship to University of West Georgia

After undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum, Devon Dickey didn’t think she would get to play volleyball in college. But she and teammate Taniya Juarez became Locust Grove’s first two volleyball players to sign athletic scholarships.

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Union Grove long snapper Patrick Rhew signs on with Valdosta State football

Long snapper Patrick Rhew signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Valdosta State on Thursday. He is the fifth Union Grove athlete to commit to collegiate football this year.

Locust Grove girls defeat Eastside in split with boys team

While the Locust Grove boys soccer team dropped a 3-2 loss to Eastside, the Lady Wildcats continued their hot streak and won 3-0 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Tuesday.

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Austin Road Middle track meet a dream event for Brad Stephens

Middle school track season now in full swing

Austin Road Middle hosted the Ninth Annual Jaguar Invitational on Saturday to kick off the track season.

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TORRES: Kyle Davies getting a shot at Yankees spring camp, Jason Heyward hot for the Cardinals

Spring numbers hold no bearing on how an MLB season plays out, but they do give fans an indication of who will break camp.

Prep notebook: Eagle’s Landing, Union Grove boys soccer teams suffered pivotal losses last week

Locust Grove, Wolverines baseball continue hot streak

After being hot, the Eagle’s Landing and Union Grove boys soccer teams cooled off with losses last week.

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Henry County Wrestler of the Year: Justin Ruffin, Union Grove

Ruffin, who has wrestled since he was 3, was one of three freshmen to win a state title in Class AAAAA. For his efforts, the Henry Herald named him Wrestler of the Year.

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Track: Hampton’s Daniel Roberts is an MVP, Woodland underclassmen sweep at Eagle’s Landing meet

A roundup of track performances turned in by Henry athletes in the last week.

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TORRES: High school sports are just high school sports

Sometimes we get caught up in records, in points allowed and runs batted in. But not everyone wants to dwell on numbers.

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