Newton County Sports


Rockdale volleyball goes winless in tourney

It was a rough start to the volleyball season for Rockdale High School.

Pats softball goes 3-1 in season-opening tourney

The Heritage softball team has gotten its season off to a solid start, which includes a 3-1 record in last weekend’s Carrollton Lead Off Slam.

Protective gear cuts eye injuries in high school field hockey

A 2011 mandate requiring high school field hockey players to wear protective eyewear reduced eye injuries due to hits from balls and sticks, according to a new study.

NASCAR science project continues at Michigan

NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Michigan International Raceway front splitters, bigger belly pans, high downforce

Alabama, Auburn altering jersey sales stance

Fearing potential repercussions including retroactive royalties payments, many college football powerhouses are limiting the uniform numbers available in public jersey sales.

Lawyers for NFL, players union in court again to talk ‘Deflategate’ deal

Lawyers for the National Football League and its players union returned to federal court on Thursday to discuss a potential settlement of litigation over New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady’s “Deflategate” suspension.

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‘Patient’ Johnson sets early pace at PGA

Dustin Johnson, so often the nearly man in recent majors, took advantage of relatively calm early conditions to take the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the 97th PGA Championship on Thursday.

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First game jitters hit Eastside as Heritage cruises to 9-0 win

Heritage made the plays they needed while taking advantage of Eastside’s errors and mental to get the first win of the season blanking the visiting Lady Eagles 9-0 in six innings on Wednesday.

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Fall sports underway at three county schools | PHOTOS

The fall athletic season gets underway officially this week as six local volleyball and softball teams begin quests for the state playoffs.

Rockdale’s Farmer pitches again for Detroit

It has been an eventful, if sometimes difficult first season in Major League Baseball for Buck Farmer.

Indians deal Bourn, Swisher to Braves

The Cleveland Indians on Friday traded outfielder Michael Bourn and outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Chris Johnson.

Post 77 drops pair in Asheboro, season ends

A memorable season came to an end for Rockdale Post 77 on Thursday.

Newton 14s finish 4th at World Series

The Newton County 14-under baseball team had a strong showing in South Carolina recently.

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State champs present trophy | PHOTOS

Rockdale Post 77 captured the Georgia American Legion state championship last week in Loganville and Monday the team presented the state title trophy to the legion.

Jackson named new Heritage volleyball coach

There’s a new head lady on the volleyball sidelines at Heritage High School.

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