Newton County Sports


Tigers eager for win to prevent 17-game spiral

Alcovy’s defense will have to stop the one-minded offensive charge of Lamar County if they hope to break 16-game losing streak when the two clash at Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Eastside reverses course with a win over Social Circle

Eastside’s softball team got back on track after losing three out of their past four games with their 8-0, five-inning win over Social Circle at home on Monday.

Unbeaten ‘Noles travel to Winder

Salem High School football coach John Starr thinks his team is capable of playing better than it has through the first month of the season.

South Effingham volleyball team wins Conyers Classic

The South Effingham High School volleyball team picked up a tournament title last weekend.

Cougars fall to John Milledge after three straight wins

Piedmont concluded the first half of their regular season with a hard fought 35-20 loss to region rival John Milledge at Cougar Field on Friday.

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Top 25 roundup: Ole Miss hangs on, stuns ‘Bama

Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter to spark the struggling top-ranked Buckeyes to a 20-13 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.

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Newton falls in test against Lowndes

In what was expected to be their toughest test since the season opener, the Lowndes Vikings aced that exam Friday night at Martin Stadium. Against the talented and undefeated Newton Rams, the Vikings dominated in every phase of the final non-region tuneup, slaughtering the Rams 56-7.

Tift limits Alcovy offense in shutout win

The Tift County Blue Devils forced three turnovers, had another short drive after a bad snap on a punt and made it a rather successful 52-0 homecoming victory over the Alcovy Tigers Friday night at Brodie Field.

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Heritage unable to stop Flowery Branch in homecoming loss

If one player made their presence felt in the first half it was Flowery Branch’s Jasen Johnson. Johnson threw for a 48-yard touchdown on a halfback pass, he was on the receiving end of 15-yard pass and ran the ball in from four yards out as the Falcons beat Heritage 45-14 at Evans Memorial Stadium for homecoming on Friday.

Defense, Walker on display as Salem stops Clarke 19-7

The Salem football team spent the first half of Friday’s game against Clarke Central building a slim lead with the passing game. The Seminoles spent the final 24 minutes padding the cushion and showing off their stout defense.

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Newly named Gamecocks quarterback gets start against tough Georgia defense

There will be plenty of attention on quarterback play when eighth-ranked Georgia hosts South Carolina on Saturday, but at least the Bulldogs have their starter still on the field. South Carolina lost Connor Mitch to a sprained right shoulder during last week’s 26-22 upset loss to Kentucky, thrusting Perry Orth into the first significant game action of the junior’s career.

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Young Americans Christian School cross country team wins Providence meet

Young Americans Christian School’s cross country team placed first in the Providence Meet held in Oxford on Thursday.

Braves, Phils square off in battle for basement

Last place in the National League East — and perhaps the worst record in baseball — will be at stake this weekend when the Philadelphia Phillies visit the Atlanta Braves for a three-game series that started on Friday at Turner Field.

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Eastside girls fall apart against Walnut Grove

Lady Warriors pitcher Kayla Poynter frustrated the Eastside hitters all game giving up one hit in the 15-0, three-inning loss on Thursday.

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Jonesboro defense keeps Eastside off balance for first loss of season

After losing for the first time in 2015 last week, Jonesboro responded by pounding previously undefeated Eastside 43-14 at Twelve Oaks Stadium Thursday night.

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