Newton County Sports


Allen picks up big dual win

The magical year on the wrestling mats for Alonzo Allen continued Sunday.

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MASTERS: Spieth denied history at Augusta

Jordan Spieth took charge early in Sunday’s final round at Augusta National in his pursuit to become the youngest Masters champion, but the 20-year-old saw his two-shot lead evaporate in an instant.

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MASTERS: McIlroy bounces back with Top 10 finish at Augusta

Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top 10 finish at Augusta National.

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MASTERS: Langer, golden oldies have good Masters showings

The performances of the golden oldies at this week’s Masters have proved the 50-plus brigade can mix it with the young powerhouses of world golf, Bernhard Langer said after finishing in the top 10.

Heritage grad helps GSU softball sweep Texas State

Heritage graduate Callie Alford helped Georgia State’s softball team sweep a pair of conference games Saturday.

Pats beat ‘Noles on diamond for 9th straight time

Heritage continued its dominance over Salem on the baseball field Friday.

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Braves aiming to set tone vs. Nationals

The Atlanta Braves got the early jump on the Washington Nationals last year, winning the first five meetings. Now they are trying set the head-to-head tone early again.

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Time running out for teams making late playoff push

The handful of teams still fighting to secure one of the final four NBA playoff berths have six days to extend their seasons and embark on what they hope is a Cinderella run.

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Watson grabs clubhouse lead at Masters

Mickelson flirts with the cutline

Bubba Watson rolled in five birdies in a row to snatch the outright lead in the second round of the 78th Masters on Friday and surge into contention for a second green jacket in three years.

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Rookies Dillon, Larson hit wall at Darlington

Rookies and veterans alike expect to get a “Darlington stripe” whenever they compete at Darlington Raceway, but the two leading contenders for Sunoco Rookie of the Year this season got more than they bargained for during opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at the Lady in Black.

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Haas makes more Masters memories for family

For Bill Haas, a round at Augusta National brings back warm family memories and on Thursday he made a new one with a four-under-par 68 that gave him the opening round lead at the Masters.

Parden leads Georgia Perimeter to fifth straight win

The Lady Jaguars confidently got behind pitcher Lyndsey Parden to get their fifth straight win beating Georgia Military College 3-1 in the first game of their doubleheader on Thursday.

Kaepernick, 2 other players linked to ‘suspicious incident’

Miami police are investigating what the official police report terms a “suspicious incident” involving San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players.

Draft: Linebackers must be diverse

As NFL offenses evolve into their own extreme sport of Air Raids and Star Wars, linebackers are caught in the middle. Literally.

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Hale trying to earn place in rotation

David Hale will likely be the odd-man out when Mike Minor returns to the Atlanta Braves rotation by the end of the month, but the young right-hander has been nearly flawless in his three major league starts.