Newton County Sports


High hopes for Rockdale boys hoops

The Rockdale boys basketball team will try to continue an impressive streak during the 2015-2016 season.

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Eastside wrestling team focused on a successful season

The Eastside wrestling team finished the season going to the duals where they finished in the top 12 and they had six wrestlers in the traditional meet. Only losing three grapplers from last year head coach Earl Larimer feels they are ready to take that to the next level and possibly be a dominating program again.

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Newton starts march toward the dome against difficult No. 4 seed

The time for celebrating their region championship is over as Newton prepares to face a tough Region 3-AAAAAA No. 4 seed East Coweta team in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Atlanta Falcons successful first half of season

The Atlanta Falcons finished the first half of the season in good shape to make a playoff run as they get ready to start the second half of the season following their bye week.

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MLB’s Atlanta Braves say pitcher Tommy Hanson dead at 29

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson, once considered among baseball’s most promising young talents before being beset by shoulder injuries, has died in Atlanta at age 29, the team said on Tuesday.

Rebuilding process begins for Salem girls hoops

Things will look quite a bit different on the basketball court for the Salem girls after the departure of two of the finest players in the program’s history.

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Eagles C Kelce calls Hardy playing ‘a joke’

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce called it “a joke” that Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is playing in the NFL.

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University of Missouri president resigns after race protest

The University of Missouri’s president stepped down on Monday after protests by the school’s football team and other students over what they saw as his soft handling of reports of racial abuse on campus.

Plenty of region accolades for Heritage softball team

The top softball team in Region 8-AAAAA was rewarded last week.

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It’s not all fun and games | PHOTOS

Being a sport editor I have a lot of little perks that comes with the job. Some of the games I have covered include UGA football games, SEC Championship games and several Hawks games.

Heritage’s Galimah finishes 9th at state cross country meet

Jallah Galimah capped an excellent sophomore season last weekend in Carrolton.

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Georgia offense gets back on track with win over Kentucky

The hot seat Georgia head coach Mark Richt sits on is still smoldering but it may have cooled off a few degrees with the Bulldogs 27-3 win over Kentucky at Sanford Stadium on Saturday.

Eastside ends season with overtime loss

Eastside found themselves on the wrong end of a 20-14 overtime lose to Griffin in the Region 4-AAAA play-in game at Homer Sharp Stadium on Saturday.

Winder runs all over Heritage and into state playoffs

Winder-Barrow used its excellent rushing attack to make a return trip to the state playoffs.

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Rams win region championship and County Line trophy

Newton’s special teams unit came to play as they scored and put the offense in good field position for most of the game against Rockdale in their 42-0 domination at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

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