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Simms’ career-high 24 points give Rasmussen gets 200th win

Newton’s basketball team was on fire in the first quarter making 82 percent of the shots on their way to a 64-37 win over Lovejoy while giving head coach Rick Rasmussen his 200th career win on Tuesday.

Alcovy wrestling team takes runner up at East Metro Tournament

Alcovy’s wrestling team was one win away from winning the two-day 2015 East Metro wrestling tournament coming up four point short of Clarke Central on Saturday.

Newton girls unable to overcome mistakes in 61-55 loss to Lovejoy

The Lady Rams had their chances to win a crucial Region 2-AAAAAA game but were unable to overcome some of their mistakes losing to Lovejoy 61-55 on Tuesday.

Eastside boys win fourth straight

Eastside boys win fourth straight

Eastside girls take advanatge of turnovers in sub-region win

Eastside had a lot of turnovers but not as many as the Lady Wildcats giving the Lady Eagles a 43-25 win at Eastside on Friday.

Eastside grapplers get a win on senior night

Eastside’s wrestling team had a 42-35 win over South Gwinnett on their Senior Night on Wednesday after coming from the GHSA Class AAAA Team Dual Wrestling Championship with a 42-30 win over Pike County.

Alcovy girls stage come-back to beat Lady Rams, Newton boys too much for Tigers

A fourth quarter surge by the Lady Tigers gave Alcovy the 60-51 win over Newton while the Newton boys had no problems keeping the Tigers winless so far this season with their 74-29 Region 2-AAAAAA win on Friday.

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Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen on verge of achieving milestone

As the Newton boys basketball try to get their 17th win of the season on the road against Heritage in non-region competition at 6 p.m. on Friday, there is a lot more on the line as it will give head coach Rick Rasmussen his 200th win as a head coach.

Tucker girls get 58-47 win over Alcovy to take second place in region play

Tucker’s aggressive and attacking style of play took its toll on the Alcovy girls basketball team as they came and shutdown the home team with a 58-47 Region 2-AAAAAA win on Tuesday.

Rockdale tops all to win region team duals title

Rockdale had four pins in the final bout against Alcovy to win the Region 2-AAAAAA Team Dual Championship at Rockdale on Friday.

Newton’s basketball squads as they split with Lovejoy

The Rams started the game with a hot hand to take a 12-9 at the end of the first period before they cooled off only scoring two points in the second frame. Lovejoy took advantage of Newton’s inability to sink a basket to take a 23-14 halftime lead in the 39-37 loss on Tuesday.

Rockdale finishes in top half at Archer Duals

Rockdale’s wrestling team scored 75 points to finish in a three-way tie with Parkview and Oak Mountain for 14th place with the help of three grapplers in the finals in the 38-team Archer Duals ending on Saturday.

Alcovy’s Kalia Johnson and Newton’s Ciara Bryan head All-Region 2-AAAAAA softball team

Accolades for Alcovy’s Kalia Johnson and Newton’s Ciara Bryan continue as they excelled on the softball field being named to the All-Region 2-AAAAAA softball team.

Candace Hill tops best sports story of 2014

With all the good things that happened in sports in Newton and Rockdale County over the 12 months, coming up with the 10 that had the most impact is a difficult task. Listed are the top 10 which the Citizen sports department felt were the biggest stories of the year.

DJ Hill’s clutch 3-pointer gives Newton the win in the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic

Newton’s DJ Hill proved why he was the Most Valuable Player in the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic tournament hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer for the 39-36 win on Tuesday.

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