The sports landscape in Rockdale and Newton counties will soon look a lot different with the reclassification of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) starting with the 2016-17 season as no two county schools will be sharing a region.
Newton’s Ciara Bryan is proof that wishes don’t come true, they have to be worked for as she heads to Georgia to play softball.
What started out as an offensive struggle ended with both offenses on fire. Unfortunately for Newton, Collins Hill’s fire burned a little hotter as they knocked the Rams out of the Class AAAAAA playoffs with a 31-24 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Newton’s football was fortunate to get past East Coweta 38-17 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs after being penalized 18 times for 180 yards. However, they definitely will not be around for the third round unless they can play more in control and smarter when they face off against Collins Hill in the second round of the playoffs at Homer Sharp Stadium tonight at 7:30.
Alcovy softball sends two to next level, Kalia Johnson heading to Kentucky and Raven Smith goes to West Georgia
After helping lead the Alcovy softball team to multiple Region 2-AAAAAA championships and taking them to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs Kalia Johnson and Raven Smith are heading their separate ways.
JD Notae made a statement about Newton basketball scoring 39 points as the Rams dismantled Eastside winning their season opener 90-60 on Tuesday.
COVINGTON — There was no doubt that it was the season opener for Newton and Eastside as both teams had long periods when they went from the hot hand to ice cold. But the Lady Rams were just a little bit hotter getting the 54-33 win on Tuesday.
Following a successful high school softball career at Eastside, Brittany Medlin will continue playing after accepting an from Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, N.C.).
Six running plays and five pass plays for more than 10 yards helped Newton overcome penalties as the Rams head to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs after beating East Coweta 38-17 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Caitlin Ray will continue her softball career signing with Georgia State University after a successful four years at Eastside.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Class AAAA playoffs starts today for Eastside as they’re in a play-in against Griffin at Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
The numbers may not be on their side, but the limited number of the Eastside girls basketball team does not mean they won’t be competitive.
The Seminoles started the season on fire winning four straight games looking like a Region 8-AAAAA contender. But after losing their last five games all they do now is try to end the season on a positive note and keep from finishing with a losing record against Cedar Shoals at Seminole Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
The look and sounds of more than 100,000 screaming fans easily convinced Newton’s Kurt Taylor that playing football for Michigan was the right decision. That was why he gave them an early verbal commitment.
A new head coach for the Eastside boys basketball team seems to have brought a new sense of excitement as well as a new way of doing things.
Newton did what they had to do to win a region championship, their first since 1987, with a 53-0 homecoming win over Lakeside- Atlanta at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Newton’s girls basketball team seems to have just about everything they need to possibly win the Region 2-AAAAAA championship and make run a deep run in the playoffs.
Even though Lakeside only has one win in Region 2-AAAAAA, beating Rockdale 39-20 in week eight, Newton head coach Terrance Banks does want to give them a chance to get that second win and ruin their homecoming game at Homer Sharp Stadium today at 7:30 p.m.
This may be one of the least experienced teams the Newton boys basketball team has produced but at the same time it is probably on of the most talented. Only time will tell as they get ready to start the 2015-16 season.
The Eastside offensive line will have to make sure to keep the Walnut Grove defense from interrupting the play before it develops if the Eagles want end the Region 4A-AAAA season with a win as they play the Warriors on the road at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Unfortunately, it was not a night the Alcovy will want to remember on Senior Night as Tucker scored five touchdowns in the first quarter to on their way to a 58-0 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Eastside’s softball team got as close to winning as any team could come but in the end they were unable to go over the top losing the third and deciding game 3-2 to North Oconee on Thursday.
In a battle between Eastside and North Oconee could not be any closer as both teams got a win the best of three Class AAAA softball tournament on Wednesday.
A combination of Mill Creek hitting and Alcovy mistakes put the Lady Hawks in the championship bracket of the Class AAAAAA softball tournament in Columbus with a 10-0, six-inning and 9-1 in five-inning sweep on Wednesday.
Newton’s football team will take one step closer to winning their first region championship since 1987 if they can find a way to beat Lovejoy at Twelve Oaks Stadium on Friday.
Even though Eastside quarterback Austin Holloway has more yards passing then Hampton’s total offensive output, the Eagles cannot afford to look past them in an important Region 4A-AAAA matchup at Hampton.
Alcovy and Tucker are coming into Homer Sharp Stadium with a Region 2-AAAAAA loss making Friday’s 7:30 p.m. game crucial as they look at a playoff spot.
After the first round of elimination in the Georgia High School Association softball playoff there are still three area schools advancing to the second round starting today.
The Heritage cross county team were able to reclaim the title of NewRock cross country champions at Sims Elementary School on Saturday after losing it last year to Rockdale.
Georgia’s defense and special teams answered the call to step up when they were needed while the Bulldogs offense felt the absence of Nick Chubb against Missouri as Georgia got the 9-6 win in a crucial SEC East matchup at Sanford Stadium on Saturday.
Henry County put a scare into Eastside but the Eagles were able to hold on for the 32-16 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Two Cailtlin Ray home runs lifts Eastside over Cook County in first round of Class AAAA softball playoffs
The Lady Eagles overcame the odds beating the higher seed in the first round of the Class AAAA softball tournament on the road in Adel on Wednesday. Eastside won the first game 7-2 before squeaking by with the 5-4 win for the sweep over the Region 1-AAAA No. 2 seed Cook County.
The trip to the Class AAAA playoffs starts with Henry County after losing to Locust Grove 42-13 in their last game.
Alcovy’s softball team showed their dominance jumping all over on Westlake getting run-rule wins in both games of the first round of the Class AAAAAA tournament on Wednesday.
There is no tomorrow for five local softball teams as they get ready to begin the 2015 state softball tournament starts today.
Newton had everything going their way against county-rival Alcovy as they thrashed the Tigers 47-0 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Due to a power outage prior to kickoff of at Homer Sharp Stadium, coverage of the Newton High School football game against Alcovy on Friday night is not included in today’s edition.
Newton and Alcovy are both gained some confidence coming off emotional wins last week as the two county and region rivals meet at Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Eastside’s bats were active in the battle for the No. 3 seed for the Class AAAA softball tournament getting 18 hits in the two-game sweep against Hampton in the Region 4-AAAA tournament on Wednesday.
The Lady Patriots softball team may have started slow in the Region 8-AAAAA semifinal series against Winder-Barrow but quickly picked up the pace to get the sweep on Tuesday.
The war cry for Newton is “Rise Up” and that’s exactly what they did to take control of the destiny towards becoming Region 2-AAAAAA football champions.
Eastside and Locust Grove should be well rested to see who will have an advantage in Region 4A-AAAA play as both teams are coming off a bye-week. The winner of Friday’s 7:30 p.m. game at Locust Grove High School in McDonough will hold an edge in the six-team subregion.
The 17-game losing streak is over as Alcovy beat Lakeside 15-12 for homecoming at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Newton’s softball team had some timely hitting and took advantage of several Rockdale errors to over come a five-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning for the 13-12 win on Thursday.