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2014 Knights’ Quiz

Since football season will begin for the Upson-Lee Knights next Friday night, I thought that I would put together a quiz prior to the Knights beginning their 23rd season on the gridiron. I have done this a few times through the years, but it’s been a while since I came up with a brain-teaser about Upson-Lee football. Check out your knowledge and see how many you can get correct.1. Next Friday night the Knights will play their 23rd season opener. In their first 22 seasons, how...

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Flint River holds on to stun Heritage 13-12 in opener

NEWNAN- Josh Daher’s head coaching debut was a difficult road test against one of his new team’s arch-rivals. He watched as his exhausted defense was pushed to the brink on a balmy middle-Georgia night, and it was a matter of inches that made the difference in the 13-12 win for Daher’s Flint River Wildcats.The game started on a sour note for the home team. The Heritage Hawks’ starting quarterback, Brian Macke, was injured on the Hawks’ second offensive...

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Lady Knights destroy Griffin, struggle against Perry

The Upson-Lee Lady Knights are started the “meat” of their schedule this week. After disposing of Howard last week in their first Region 2 game of the season, The Lady Knights have three games this week, with two games being region showdowns.

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Knights hold youth football camp

The Upson-Lee Knights football team hosted their Annual Youth Football Camp last Saturday. Members of the Knights team, coaching staff, and community volunteers were on hand to work with the youth of the community on the fundamentals of football. Over 100 kids turned out for the free camp.

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The right man

Tommy Parks graduated from R.E. Lee Institute in 1989 and left Thomaston to go to college and begin his professional life. He eventually chose to be a coach and now, 25 years later, he has returned to his hometown to lead the Upson-Lee Knights’ football program. I know that I’m not the first to tell him but I’d like to say “Welcome Home, Tommy.”The Knights’ gridiron program has been on a roller coaster since its inception in 1992. For the first t...

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UL scores four runs in last inning to beat Howard 10-9

After a tough 8-3 loss to Crawford County on Monday, the Lady Knights hit the road to Macon for their first Region 2 game of the season, where they played the Lady Huskies from Howard High School.After seven long innings, it was two freshmen for the Lady Knights who saved the day. Briana Hendricks and Olivia Lindsey each belted RBI singles with two outs, as the Lady Knights scored four times in the top of the seventh inning to beat the Lady Huskies 10-9.

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Wainwright pitches CG in UL 5-1 victory

The last five times the Lady Knights and Lady Jaguars from Spalding competed on the softball field, each team won two games, and they battled to a 3-3 tie back in 2009.On Thursday, both teams took the field in the Lady Knights home opener at the ULHS softball complex. It was senior Chelsea Wainwright who took to the circle for the Lady Knights, and proceeded to pitch a complete game four-hitter. Wainwirght allowed just one run on a long solo homer in the top of the fourth inning, a...

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Knights varisty scores three times against Troup County

Football fans got a little taste of what is to come this season for the Upson-Lee Knights. On Friday at Matthews Field, the Knights, in new all black uniforms and matte black helmets, took on the Troup County Tigers in a scrimmage game. It was Coach Tommy Parks’ first game at the helm of the Knights, as he was on the sideline coaching at Matthews Field, a place where he once played.Upson-Lee’s varsity scored three times in the first quarter, forcing Troup County into fo...

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My first college football game

As the college football season approaches, fans are beginning to get excited about their teams and the possibility of a championship season. Of course these dreams and expectations will fade in most cases as the season progresses. There’s only one champion left standing at the end of the year, although a team can have a great season without winning that National Championship game.As most of you know, I am an Auburn fan who also has a fondness for Georgia Tech. Yeah, I know th...

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Lady Knights blow out Mindy’s Mill 12-0

The Upson-Lee Lady Knights softball team improved their record to 3-2 with a 12-0 blow out victory over Mundy’s Mill on Tuesday. Upson-Lee belted 11 hits on their way to the four-inning victory, while pitchers Brianna Hendricks and Kaylee Ellington combined to give up just two hits, striking out six batters, and allowing zero walks.

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Upson-Lee and Troup County scrimmage tonight

November 8 of last year was the last time the Upson-Lee Knights competed against another team on the football field. On that night, they suffered a 31-7 loss to the Stockbridge Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Tonight, Upson-Lee will get their first chance of 2014 to compete against another team. This game will not mean nearly as much as the Stockbridge game last season, but to some degree it may forecast a little of what fans can expect from the Knights in 2014.

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