Newton County Sports


Eastside boys get win 3-2 win over Locust Grove in split

The Eastside boys soccer team found out what they were made of stopping a surge by Locust Grove to get the 3-2 win while the girls fell to the Lady Wildcats 3-0 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Tuesday.

Alcovy boys get 17-stroke win over Eastside, Whiten’s 43 helps give Eastside girls win

Both Eastside and Alcovy know they feeling of winning and losing as they split their nine-hole golf match at Ashton Hills Golf Course on Tuesday.

Eastside unable to overcome errors

Eastside’s defense committed six errors helped Locust Grove get a 2-1 win in an important Region 4-AAAA game on Tuesday.

Rooftop bar owners argue Chicago Cubs’ signs would kill business

Owners of rooftop venues with views into Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field asked a federal judge on Monday to block the Chicago Cubs baseball team from putting up signs over right field, saying they would block views and destroy their businesses.

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Uggla trying to win job with Nationals

Veteran second baseman Dan Uggla realizes there is not a lot of margin for error if he is going to make the Washington Nationals’ Opening Day roster.

Video media issues the focus of NFL owners meeting

Despite intriguing discussions about building a new stadium in Los Angeles, where fans might actually attend a game, actions taken Monday at the NFL annual meeting reconfirmed the game’s reliance — and limitations — involving the all-powerful video media.

Spieth’s long-range goal: No. 1 ranking

Deep in the heart of Texas, the locals knew before the rest of us that Jordan Spieth could be golf’s next big thing.

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Errors allow Tucker to top Newton by one run

Newton allowed one too many mistakes which allowed Tucker to score two unearned runs causing the Rams to lose a close 4-3 game on Monday.

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Salem baseball team walks off in bizarre fashion

It didn’t seem like anything was going right for either Apalachee or Salem in Monday’s Region 8-AAAAA baseball game, but Salem was the beneficiary of the final mistake of the night.

Eastside swept by Class-AAAA, top-10 teams

Two mistakes by the Eastside boys team resulted in a 2-1 loss to Class AAAA No. 7 Spalding while the girls fell hard to the No. 9 Lady Jaguars.

Heritage boys soccer shuts out Lanier

After nearly a month of tight road games, the Heritage boys soccer team returned home and finally got a little breathing room on Friday.

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NBA roundup: Westbrook’s triple-double lifts Thunder over Hawks

Guard Russell Westbrook posted 36 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 123-115 comeback victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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NCAA Tournament roundup: Wichita State holds off Indiana

Guard Fred VanVleet tied his career high with 27 points and No. 7 seed Wichita State set up a long-awaited game with an instate rival by holding off No. 10 seed Indiana 81-76 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional at Century Link Center Omaha.

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Michigan State advances past Georgia

Michigan State knew how to handle a potentially tight situation this time.

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Georgia State enjoying the moment

Georgia State was all smiles one day after the No. 14 seed sent Baylor packing in the NCAA Tournament, and predictably the Sun Belt champion Panthers are thinking about what’s next.

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