Newton girls win game for fifth place finish, Eastside takes fourth in loss at Walnut Grove tournament
The Lady Rams held on a late charge by Walnut Grove to take fifth place with a 42-38 win while the Eastside girls were unable to overcome Lovejoy’s height losing the battle for third place 52-34 in the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic on Tuesday.
Newton's DJ Hill led the Rams to strong fourth-quarter finish in the semifinal game against Apalachee for the 57-50 win at the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic on Monday.
A lack of free-throw shooting and a basic letdown in the rest of the game contributed to Eastside's 75-47 loss to Decatur in the semifinal game of the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic on Monday.
Newton quarterback Romario Johnson and Eastside defensive lineman Arthur Holmes named to offensive and defensive players of the year
Both Newton and Rockdale County saw some exciting times on the gridiron this season as four of the six local schools made it to the playoffs.
Rockdale’s wrestling team got seven medalist including two first place winners to come in third in the 21-team South Metro Invitational on Saturday.
Eastside’s basketball teams had a rough two days as they were swept by Jonesboro on Friday before getting the same treatment by Newton on Saturday.
Rockdale’s Dax Willette and Kimola McCallum had the best cross country averages to earn them the 2014 All-Citizen Boys and Girls Cross Country Runners of the Year.
A high school football playoff game taken into court after a disputed penalty erased a late-game touchdown will not be replayed, an Oklahoma district judge ruled on Thursday, saying athletic contests should not be decided by “robed referees.”
Not even having the game in her hand made Newton’s Alexcia Chatman twitch as she made the game-winning shot in the waning seconds to give the Lady Rams the had the 54-52 win over Alcovy in Region 2-AAAAAA season opener while the boys had no trouble with a 19-point win, 70-51, over the Tigers on Tuesday.
A late surge on the mat by Alcovy’s wrestling team allowed them to hold on to the Newton Cup for the third straight year with wins over Eastside and Newton on Tuesday.
The Eastside boys did something the Alcovy girls did not as they allowed their opponent to stay close.
The Eastside girls basketball team did not start the night well dropping the first game 76-51 to the Newton girls while the Newton teams slowly pulled ahead of the home-team Eagles for a 57-43 win and the sweep on Friday.
Alcovy’s Madison Beazley and Autumn Evans will continue to play as teammates after signing with Andrew College Tigers.
Eastside’s Arthur Holmes was named the All-Region 4-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year while 12 other were named to the All-Region 4A-AAAA team.
Newton’s boys basketball team were able to take Meadowcreek out of their normal defense allowing the Rams to pull away getting the 77-52 win on Tuesday.