A spot in the Class AAAA playoffs was on the line when Eastside Eagles soccer team started their game against Jonesboro before the game was suspended due to poor field conditions on Friday forcing the game to be rescheduled for Wednesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Rockdale did not play like they were coming off a six-game skid as they dominated Newton from the start to take the first of the three-game series with a 7-1 win on Tuesday.
Alcovy’s Kaitlyn Doering was led the Lady Tigers to their third straight Region 2-AAAAAA title shooting a 111 as the Rockdale boys finished with a six-stroke lead over Lakeside to win their first region championship in the region tournament at The Oaks Course on Wednesday.
Newton’s track team dominated the Region 2-AAAAAA track meet sending 15 participants to the Class AAAAAA Sectional after the first day region meet at Twelve Oaks Stadium on Monday.
The Eastside bats may not have been active but they got the hits when they needed them to beat Hart County 5-0 on six hits on Monday.
The Eastside boys soccer team still has some unfinished business against Jonesboro while the girls ended the season in spectacular fashion beating the Lady Cardinals 9-1 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Piedmont Academy’s Zach Beggs, a two-time all-state baseball player heading into his senior season, recently signed a scholarship to continue his baseball career following at Young Harris College.
Newton’s baseball team were in a tough battle in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against Lovejoy before starting the second game with a big lead to win both games.
Three Newton boys basketball player beat the odds to sign to play at the next level.
The Newton Cup has a new home after Alcovy defeated the Eastside boys for the first time in its 10-year history. The girls cup had a battle for second place with Newton almost coming back from an eight-stroke deficit while the Eastside girls easily retained the cup after the two-day tournament ending at The Oaks Course on Monday.
After spending some time deciding his best plan of action Eastside’s Quintrell Mathis came to the decision to play football at Brevard College in Brevard, N.C. As a senior wide receiver, Mathis led the Eagles averaging 17.9 yards per reception catching 13 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 24 tackles with one for a loss and deflected a pass while playing linebacker. Joining Mathis for his signing were his mother Nicole Humphrey (right) and his aunt Sherry Clark. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)
Eastside’s baseball team got closer to achieving their goal of making it to the Class AAAA playoffs with their 13-1, 10-8 doubleheader sweep of Henry County on Monday.
A big five-run, third inning gave the Eagles the margin they needed to give them an 11-6 win over Walnut Grove to sweep the two-game series on Thursday.
Not even three errors could stop the Eagles from getting the best of Walnut Grove as Eastside stayed in the thick of the Region 4-AAAA playoff race with a 6-1 win on Wednesday.
Both Newton squads had a good showing at the Westlake Relays track meet with the boys winning the meet and the girls tying for second place in the 28-team event on Saturday.