Newton County Sports

Coverage of Newton high school sports, including Alcovy High School, Eastside High School and Newton High School


Eagles win a slugfest at Stephens County

The Eastside baseball team refused to lose in their second game of the series against Stephens County as the Eagles topped the Indians 16-14 in nine innings on Tuesday.

Shelton, Pats win region soccer title

The brilliance of Faith Shelton on the soccer field was on full display Tuesday, and for the Heritage girls soccer team it couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Spurs’ Popovich named Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich credits his players for rebounding in resilient fashion from what he considers the most devastating defeat in his coaching tenure with the franchise — Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals — to post the best record in the league a year later.

Knicks, Kerr might not be match

Steve Kerr played for Phil Jackson in Chicago, they dine together when TNT basketball assignments put Kerr in the same city and there is no pretending the hypothetical coaching conversation between them would be a new one.

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Wood proves sturdy as starter

Because of Alex Wood’s quirky delivery, the Atlanta Braves thought he might be most effective in short doses coming out of the bullpen.

Tigers run-rule Lovejoy 11-1

Three runs in the first and second inning allowed the Tigers to cruise to an easy 11-1, six-inning win on Monday.

Salem baseball sweeps Cedar

It’d been a nearly-season-long struggle for the Salem baseball team, but Monday was a bright spot.

Eagles keep playoff hopes alive with 5-2 win

The Eastside baseball team ended their five game skid but more importantly kept their playoff hopes alive with their 5-2 win over Stephens County on Monday.

Gainesville pulls away from Heritage on diamond

Gainesville’s baseball team got a contribution from just about everyone in Monday’s win over Heritage.

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Orioles rough up Buchholtz to beat Red Sox

The Baltimore Orioles jumped on Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz for six runs in the third inning, driving him from the game with just one out in the inning, on their way to a 7-6 win Monday.

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Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson arrested

Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson was arrested Monday morning for misdemeanor domestic battery, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Canadian med student could be draft gem

The 2014 NFL Draft class is full of intriguing, talented prospects with unique journeys to arrive at the doorstep of a career in professional football.

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Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon, first U.S. victor in decades

Meb Keflezighi on Monday became the first U.S. male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades as onlookers chanted “USA! USA!,” an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year’s fatal bombing attack on the world-renowned race.

Heritage boys finish 2nd, girls 3rd at Region 8 track meet

The Heritage track and field teams had a successful stay at the Region 8-AAAAA meet.

Rockdale sweeps Region 2 tennis crowns again

Heritage tennis teams each grab 3rd at Region 8 Tournament

For the second consecutive season there was little doubt who was Region 2-AAAAAA’s top tennis program.