Lady Rams beat Eastside on penalty kicks

Newton beats Lovejoy in region baseball, Alcovy splits in doubleheader

COVINGTON — The Lady Rams exacted revenge after an earlier loss to the Eastside girls soccer team with a 2-1 win on Saturday.

The last time Newton walked off the field victorious against Eastside was in 2007 when the Lady Rams won the match 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout.

The Lady Eagles scored first with 4:15 left in the half when Savannah Evans found the back of the net for her first varsity goal off a corner kick from Morgan Green.

But the Lady Rams scored on a corner kick of their own from senior Lacey Brackett to Angie Dang to knot the game with just over two minutes left in the opening half.

Newton’s goalkeeper, Cheyenne Walsingham, withstood a barrage of Lady Eagle shots to keep the game tied midway through the second half. But with 5:49 remaining in the match, an Eastside defender was called for a foul in the scoring area, creating a penalty kick situation for the Brackett. After the ball hit the right side post, it went across the mouth of the Eastside goal into the left side netting to give the Lady Rams a 2-1 lead.

In the boys game, the Eagles were able to blank their cross-town rival for the 4-0 win.


Alcovy’s baseball team split its doubleheader losing to Oconee County 11-1 before besting North Oconee 12-10 on Saturday.

Against Oconee County, the Warriors never surrendered the lead after the second inning, scoring four runs on a groundout by Cole Tate, an RBI single by Drew Brady and a two-run triple by Conner Tate.

Oconee County added three more runs in the bottom of the third. Brooks Crawford got things going by scoring off a passed ball before Hunter Crumbley’s single plated Chris Mejias.

The bats were busy in Alcovy’s second game. When the dust cleared, the Tigers had a 12-10 win over North Oconee in seven innings.

The teams combined for 19 hits, including four for extra bases. Alcovy scored seven runs in the first inning to build an early lead before scoring three more in the second to take a 10-0 lead.

The Titans scored on a two-run double in the bottom of the second inning, a groundout by No. 21 in the third inning, a fielder’s choice, an RBI single by No. 4, and an RBI single before adding another run to their tally in the third.

The Tigers scored in the third and fifth inning before holding off a charge by North Oconee, which scored seven runs in the fifth, making it 12-10.

Nathan Purcell got the win for the Tigers, striking out three, walking one and surrendering five hits.

Quinton Grizzard, Jessie Gilbert, Hunter Phillips and Marc Beddington provided a lot of the offense for the Tigers getting two RBIs each. Blake Earnest, who scored three times, and Gilbert led the Tigers at the plate with two hits each.

Newton’s Mason Calloway’s double in the third inning went a long way in leading the Rams to a 6-3 victory over Lovejoy in a Region 2-AAAAAA game on Saturday.

The Rams went up for good in the first inning scoring on an RBI single by Allen Bowen.

Newton Rams posted one run in the third, fourth and sixth inning to keep ahead of the Wildcats. In the third, an RBI double by Mason, scored Augustus Murray.