Football is just around the corner

The Upson-Lee Knights, Jones County Greyhounds, and Manchester Blue Devils all got a lot better last week. The three teams competed in an 11 vs. 11 mini camp at Matthews Field. This was the first 11 vs. 11 the Knights have been a part of, and it’s something which new head coach Tommy Parks will make a priority each summer.The Knights have participated in many 7 vs. 7 competitions, where two teams will essentially play a passing only game, keeping score with touchdowns. In tho...

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MaxPreps top 20 over the last decade

High School football is just around the corner, and many media outlets from around the state are already putting out their preseason polls. MaxPreps, which is a staple of high school sports around the country recently released their best 20 High School football programs in Georgia over the last 10 years. They are from all classifications. They are listed below from 20-1 and their record over the last 10 years is also listed. See if you agree…20. Griffin (109-19)19....

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Lady Knights putting in the work

Wes McCard/The Thomaston TimesEven though rain poured down on Tuesday, and the Lady Knights were not able to get on the softball field, they were able to get in some cuts at the batting cages at the high school. Above, freshman Taylor King takes some hacks off the tee, as Coach Stephen Hammock observes his team. Upson-Lee is preparing for their season opener on August 8 at the Jordan High School Invitational.

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Knights look strong against Seminoles

The Upson-Lee Knights football team cannot put on their pads and give or take hits just quite yet, but that doesn’t mean they can’t go out and compete. On Tuesday they took on Thomaston native Shedrick Risper and his Westside-Macon Seminoles in a 7 vs. 7 passing game.

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Building a tradition at Upson-Lee

Coach Perdue has decided to coach at Upson-Lee, but not that Coach Perdue. There have been many changes in the Upson-Lee coaching community over last six months, and one of the new coaches coming into the coaching carousel is the new Upson-Lee volleyball coach Monica Perdue.Coach Perdue comes to Thomaston after last coaching at Shaw High School in Columbus. She is originally from Pine Mountain, where she graduated from Harris County High School. Perdue attended Columbus State Unive...

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Changes stir emotions at Senoia

After a less than successful Saturday night two weeks ago at Senoia Raceway, promoter Tim Moses had to make a couple of tough decisions. Drivers were informed on Monday afternoon that the 3/8ths mile track would discontinue running the Modified Mini division on a weekly basis. Saturday night marked the fourth time this season a race was not conducted in the four-cylinder division due to only one competitor signed in to compete.

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Thomaston’s Fulcher wins both feature races at Senoia

Thomaston’s Shane Fulcher took the checkered flag for both feature races in the Jodeco Auto Sale Late Model Division. Here are the results from Saturday night’s racing action.Jodeco Auto Sales Late Model (Feature #1): 1-Shane Fulcher, Thomaston 2-Glenn Morris, Fayetteville 3-Trey White, Stockbridge 4-Clifton Moran, Roopville 5-Austin Horton, Grantville 6-Hunter Worley, Alvaton(Feature #2): 1-Fulcher 2-Morris 3-Horton 4-Moran ...

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What can Knights football expect in Region this season?

New head coach Tommy Parks has his Knights working this summer as they prepare to enter their 2014 campaign in Region 2, a new Region for Upson-Lee.Last season Region 2 was represented by in the State Playoffs by Veterans, Mary Persons, Westside-Macon, and Rutland. This season, Westside-Macon and Rutland have moved to AAA, while the Knights become the seventh team in Region 2 along with Veterans, Mary Persons, Baldwin, Howard, Perry, and West Laurens.After some research,...

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Flag and Tackle football sign-ups at the Civic Center

The Thomaston-Upson County Recreation Department will hold registration for flag and tackle football on July 16-18 from 5 p.m. - 7p.m. at the Civic Center.Ages prior to September 1 are as follows:Flag: 4-6Grasscutters: 7-8PeeWees: 9-10The Tackle Football Leagues (Grasscutters and PeeWees will travel, playing teams from Spalding and Monroe Counties. Parents will be respons...

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“Involving or denoting a speed greater than that of sound,” that’s the technical definition of “Supersonic,” and that’s exactly how fast the Crawford County Supersonics ran through their competition on their way to winning three National Championships.The Crawford County Supersonics are an AAU Basketball Program based out of Roberta, even though nearly half of the eight grade team resides in Thomaston. One member of the ninth grade team and two m...

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“I beleive that UL will win!!!”

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has been taking place in Brazil for the past month. As you read this, the semi-finals are being played between Germany and Brazil in one game and Argentina and the Netherlands in the next. Millions across the world have been glued to TV screens in hopes that their national team will be the ones raising the elusive golden World Cup trophy. Even millions of Americans across this great nation got excited about our National team and the ride that they took us on in the tou...

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