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“A tough pill to swallow”

The Upson-Lee Knights traveled to Griffin on Wednesday to face the No. 8 state ranked Bears. The Knights entered the game in the midst of a playoff hunt. Upson-Lee, Woodland, and Dutchtown are battling for the fourth and final playoff spot, as the end of the regular season is just around the corner.

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Rec League Softball recaps

Chaos: 19Gator Girls: 4Darbi Callaway led the way for Chaos with three hits and two runs scored, as Chaos defeated the Gator Girls by a 19-4 score in just four innings. Callaway also pitched for Chaos, allowing four runs, but all four were unearned. Callaway also struck out five batters in the game.Bethany Smith and Kimberly White each tallied two hits, while Nicole Cummings, Chelsea Graham, and Hope Napoletano each chipped in...

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2014 Track & Field Senior Night

Upson-Lee senior Jaleesa GibsonUpson-Lee senior Melissa DraimeUpson-Lee senior Brian ReveireUpson-Lee senior Taylor York

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Opening Day Baseball 2014

On Saturday the Thomaston-Upson County Recreational Department opened up their 2014 recreational league baseball season at the Civic Center. With perfect weather shining down, boys from ages 7-12 enjoyed the start of another season playing America’s pastime. Here are some game recaps from Opening Day Baseball action on Saturday.Dixie Boy’s (Ages 12 & Under)United Bank Astros: 4Kiwanis Club Cubs: 3...

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Studying retired numbers

One way that sports’ teams honor their former players, coaches, and managers is to retire the uniform number that they wore during their career. These numerals are normally displayed in the team’s stadium in some manner, usually on the outfield fence or wall. The concept of retired numbers is an interesting one to study. Since the 2014 baseballs season is just starting, I’ll take a short look at their retired numbers.

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Upson-Lee golf team remains undefeated in match play

Last season the Knights missed a chance to advance to the GHSA 4A Sectionals by just three strokes. After posting a score of 343 in the Region 4 Tournament at Georgia National Golf Club in McDonough last season, Upson-Lee finished as the Region 4 Runners-Up to Spalding, but failed to shoot the Sectional qualifying score of 340.

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Upson-Lee Soccer Senior Night 2014

Akeila Raines escorted her mother Darlene Bailey.Carla Richardson escorted by Sheila Britt.Haley and Hannah Baucom escorted by their parents Paul and and Ann Baucom.Haylie Zolman escorted by her parents Jerry and Debbie Zolman.Sarah Swafford escorted by her parents Scott and Cheryth Swafford.Brady Joiner escorted by his mother Donna Joiner.Eric Peaden escorted by his parents Todd and Stephanie Peaden.Payton Smith esc...

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Knights keep playoff hopes alive with 9-1 victory over Tigers

It’s been a roller coaster season for Head Coach Wayne Puckett and his Upson-Lee Diamond Knights baseball team. The Knights started the season out with a 6-1 record, and then lost six games in a row over the next two weeks. Since then, Upson-Lee has been back and forth with good games and some games not so good.

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Stewart and Swafford recognized by the 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman program

Upson-Lee High School is extending special congratulations to Sarah Swafford and Tyler Stewart, who were named Upson-Lee High School Winners for the prestigious 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Sarah and Tyler were chosen for excellence in academics, athletics, and community/school leadership.Sarah Swafford, daughter of Scott and Cheryth Swafford, plays varsity soccer at ULHS and is a multiple All-Region player. She is a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, Key...

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Opening Day Softball 2014

Wes McCard/The Thomaston TimesThe Thomaston-Upson Recreational Department held their Opening Day for girls softball on Saturday. Above, Darbi Callaway deliversa pitch for team Chaos in their 16-4 victory. Look in Friday’s edition of The Times for full game recaps of softball action.

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Upson-Lee celebrates Youth Soccer Night

Wes McCard/The Thomaston TimesBoys and girls from youth soccer teams across the community came to see the Knights and Lady Knights compete against Jonesboro last Friday night. During halftime of the boy’s game, youth players were able to take penalty kicks against the Lady Knights goal keepers. Above, youth players, youth coaches, and members of the Lady Knights soccer team pose for a group photo.

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