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Rockdale boys cross country finish in top 10 at meet

Dax Willette got his junior season in cross country off to a fine start this past weekend.

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Sights from Eastside and Alcovy football on their season opener | PHOTOS

Sights from Eastside and Alcovy football on their season opener

Former walk-on Alford to start for Jackets

From walk-on to starter, Chase Alford’s come a long way.

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Fan who died after falling from upper deck at Turner Field during Braves game ID'd

A fan fell from the upper deck at Turner Field during Saturday's Atlanta Braves game against the New York Yankees.

Newton crushes Meadowcreek 55-0 in home opener

Newton struck early and often as the Rams never gave Meadowcreek a chance as they went on to win their home opener 55-0 Saturday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Eastside dominates Alcovy in season opener

The team of Austin Holloway and Josh Sims were too much for Alcovy’s defense as the two connected three times for touchdowns as the Eagles beat their county rival 41-0 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Salem has no trouble with Rockdale in season opening win

Other than a fourth quarter fight that led to a dozen ejections, things couldn’t have gone much better for the Salem football team in its season opener.

Playoff potential realistic for UGA, but who’s the QB?

With only one week left before the the table is set for ninth-ranked Georgia’s season-opening pregame meal, head coach Mark Richt still wasn’t positive which quarterback would take the first snap for the Bulldogs on Sept. 5.

Tech’s focus is on defense for 2015 season

In the seven years since Paul Johnson took over as head coach, Georgia Tech has produced at least three draft picks in four of those years, including the past two seasons.

Former 76ers basketball star Darryl Dawkins dies

Former National Basketball Association star Darryl Dawkins, known as “Chocolate Thunder” for his powerful dunks and flamboyant personality, died on Thursday of a heart attack, his family said. He was 58.

Newton Rams keeping from declining after last week’s onslaught over Berkmar

Newton has a simple plan as they prepare for their home opener at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday against Meadowcreek, score quick and early.

Pats complete come back, walk off in 8th against Apalachee

As wild as the final four innings were on Thursday, it was only fitting how the game between Apalachee and Heritage ended.

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Alcovy run-rules Tucker 13-0 in four innings to start region play

What looked like batting and pitching practice was actually the first Region 2-AAAAAA game of the season as the Lady Tigers crushed Tucker 13-0 in four innings on Thursday.

‘Noles open season with rival Rockdale

The Salem High School football team is hoping to build on a successful 2014 season, and the Seminoles’ journey back to the state playoffs begins tonight.

Hoff looking for first win, Hoffman looking for first win since 2013 season

Both Eastside and Alcovy are looking to start the season with a win in but for different reasons as the two county rival’s 10th meeting at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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