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Just Thinking

The world of sports is always full of people, things, and happenings that keep us interested and amazed. There is not a day that passes where we cannot find something that grabs our attention and causes us to think about what we have heard or read. Here are a few things that made me think this week.The Braves fired General Manager Frank Wren. Even though I did not mention this in my last week’s column about dismantling the Braves, it is surely a positive move that precedes my...

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ULMS Knights bend but don’t break against Mustangs

The Rehobeth Mustangs from Spalding County traveled to Matthews Field on Wednesday to take on the ULMS Knights in a battle of undefeated teams. The Mustangs and Knights have each scored a ton of points this season, so a defensive struggle was something fans did not expect to see. However, defense is what won the game.With just 32 seconds left in the game, the Knights forced a Mustangs fumble inside the ULMS 10 yard line, sealing the Knights’ 7-6 victory and keeping their reco...

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It’s business as usual for Knights as Region 2 play starts

Sitting at 3-0 for the first time since 2007, the Upson Lee Knights have gotten the attention of many people around the community. The first two home games have been packed out on the Knights’ side of Matthews Field. However, tonight Upson Lee will hit the road for their first Region 2 game of the season, as they take on the Baldwin Braves in Milledgeville.

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UL Volleyball defeats Spalding

Larry Stanford/The Thomaston TimesThe Upson Lee varsity and junior varsity squad both defeated Spalding last Thursday. The Varsity defeated Spalding by scores of 25-21 and 25-11, while the junior varsity downed the Jags by scores of 25-11 and 25-23. Upson Lee will hold their Senior Night on Monday. Look in Friday’s edition of The Times for Senior Night photos.

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Upson-Lee football program remains undefeated

Last week saw Upson-Lee football continue to win games on all levels of the program. Entering the week, the varsity, junior varsity, ninth grade, middle school, and intramural teams were all undefeated.On Wednesday, the ULMS Knights shutout the Cowan Road Panthers by a score of 28-0, and on Thursday the ninth grade Knights took care of business against the Mary Persons Bulldogs by a 32-16 score. Jayden Barron accounted for three rushing scores, while Ty Montfort scored on a 12 yard...

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Knights pass first test of the season

In their first two games of the season, the outcome for the Knights was in little doubt as the fourth quarter started. However, on Friday night Upson Lee needed to play a tough four quarters to escape Matthews Field with a 21-13 victory over the Northside-Columbus Patriots.Kenderius Pennyman rushed for 119 yards on 31 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Knights. Kalen Puckett also scored on an 11-yard touchdown run and passed for 80 yards on seven completions in 11 attemp...

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It’s time to dismantle the Braves

Yes, I know that it’s football season, but our beloved Atlanta Braves are also busy limping to the finish of another baseball season. As I write this column they are comfortably out of any playoff contention and playing like they aren’t interested in the playoffs anyway. I honestly feel that they don’t deserve to be in post-season action and would lose quickly if they did somehow find a way in.With that all being said, the question is then, “What do we do wi...

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ULMS Lady Knights come back to knock off Pike County 14-10

The ULMS Lady Knights tallied eight hits and sent nine runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind and defeat Pike County by a 14-10 score, keeping the Lady Knights undefeated on the 2014 season with a 6-0 record.The Lady Knights exploded for five runs in the top of the first inning, with base knocks coming from Julia Walden, Skylar Elliot, Lanier Williams, Josie Eldridge, Susie Mast, and Larsen Newell. Williams, Eldridge, Mast and Newell all drove h...

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Upson Lee Knights (2-0) vs. Northside-Columbus Patriots (1-2)When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.Where: Matthews FieldCoaches: UL- Tommy Parks (2-0 at UL in 1st season, 56-54 overall), NS- Morgan Ingram (3-11 at NS in 2nd season, 13-20 overall)Last Meeting: First ever meetingKey Patriots: #2 (RB) Kalan Watts-Jr-(5’9”, 180), #7 (TE/FB/DE) Te’qwan Walrond-Sr- (6’2”, 245), #21 (LB/DE) Christian Johnson R...

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Knights look to remain undefeated

Tonight will be another first time experience for the Upson Lee Knights. After defeating the Northeast-Macon Raiders 44-6 in their first ever meeting, the Knights will take on the Northside-Columbus Patriots for the first time in school history.The Patriots enter tonight’s game with a 1-2 record, after falling at home to a very good Westover team last week by a 31-10 score. Coach Parks is very familiar with the Patriots from Muscogee County, from when he coached at Harris Cou...

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2014 Upson-Lee Lady Knights Softball

2014 Upson-Lee Lady Knights Varsity2014 Upson-Lee Lady Knights Junior Varsity#4 Rachel Bridges- Sr.#9 Montana Schug- Jr.#8 Chelsea Wainwright- Sr.#12 Hannah Watson- Sr.#25 Kaylee Ellington- Sr.#6 Bethany Smith- Sr.#33 Olivia Lindsey- Fr.#14 Sarah Mast- Fr.#13 Taylor King- Fr.#42 Shimmie Traylor- Fr.#10 Vanessa Harp- Jr.#7 Mary Masdon McCrary- Fr....

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