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 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.
Both Eastside squads turned up the heat against Riverdale as the home team swept the visiting Raiders in non-region play on Tuesday.
Five Eastside players were recently named to the 2014 All-Region softball team including on the three first team.
The Newton boys basketball team remained perfect through their first four games of the season after winning a pair of game at the four-team Rusty Wallace Invitational at Karns High School in Knoxville, Tenn.
Newton found themselves in an offense shootout with Etowah as the two team combined for 43-first half points. But in the end the Ram hurt themselves fumbling the ball with five minutes left in a tied game. The Rams lost 43-29 in the quarterfinal game on Friday.
As the Rams get deeper in the playoffs the competition will only get tougher. After narrowing getting past Central Gwinnett 15-14 last week the Rams are traveling to Woodstock to play Etowah in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Rockdale’s swim team dominated their first home meet with 16 first-place finishes and another state qualifier at Johnson Park on Saturday.
Eastside’s basketball teams had a difficult start of the season against Grayson as they were swept in their opener on Monday. The Lady Eagles were crushed 77-37 while the Eastside boys gave the game away in their 85-81 loss.
Eastside’s Madison Hopper recently inked with with Emmanuel College after a successful senior year for the Lady Eagles.
Newton’s defense came up with the big plays when they needed them to beat Central Gwinnett 15-14 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
The Newton boys basketball team needed a late charge in the fourth quarter to pull away from Heritage before getting the 51-41 win while the Lady Rams had no trouble beating Lady Patriots 75-41 in their season opener on Wednesday.
Defense is going to be the name of the game as Central Gwinnett brings their high-powered offense to face Newton in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. On Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
The Newton girls basketball took advantage of Heritage’s 42 turnovers as they started their season with an impressive 75-41 win on Wednesday.
Once again the Eastside defense will have to find a way to stop a running juggernaut when they step on the field at George B. Maloof Stadium to take on St. Pius X in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Almost four years ago, when running back Marshall Faulk was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first-time eligible, it signaled the beginning of the group of outstanding players from the St. Louis Rams “Greatest Show on Turf” teams that would some day also be considered for enshrinement.
The Rams are ready to continue their quest for the Class AAAAAA championship Friday as they host Central Gwinnett at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium
With only two returning starters in senior D. J. Hill and sophomore Darvin Jones, the Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen is counting on the rest of the team to step up quickly as they started their season play against Heritage on Wednesday.
After graduating her entire starting lineup, Lady Rams head coach is not letting up on the new girls as she still feels her team has a legitimate shot at winning the Region 2-AAAAAA title.
Just because the Rams reached their goal of winning a playoff game, something they had not done since 1987, by beating Class AAAAAA No. 3 ranked Valdosta 27-14 don’t expect them to call it a season just yet.
he Eagles almost found themselves in to deep a hole to get out of before coming back to beat Thomson 35-34 in overtime in the first game of the Class AAAA playoffs on Friday.
Winning the turnover battle and avoiding senseless penalties are always important to winning a football game. Making sure that happens is more crucial as Newton faces Class AAAAAA No. 2 Valdosta on the road in the first round of the playoffs at Bazemore-Hyde Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
The Eagles may have struck first but it was Griffin that came out on top winning the Region 4-AAAA championship with a 48-28 victory at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
The Tigers were 0-for-4 when they were in the red zone as they lost their final game of the season 27-0 to Lovejoy at Homer Sharp Stadium on Thursday.
Eastside may be playing one of the biggest game’s of the season but they’re not under the same amount of pressure they were last week.
The Providence Christian Academy Warriors finished in third place with 69 points in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association meet at Georgia Industrial Children’s Home in Macon on Saturday.
The Alcovy Tigers could have a chance at an upset against Lovejoy as they prepare to play their final game of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
A couple big defensive plays at the end of each half kept Walnut Grove out of the end zone giving Eastside the 25-22 come-from-behind win and the subregion championship at Homer Sharp Stadium on Saturday.
Rockdale kept their playoff hopes alive with their x-x win over Alcovy in a back and forth battle at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
A balanced attack by Eastside could be enough to knock over Walnut Grove as they travel to Homer Sharp Stadium for the final Region 4A-AAAA game of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Young American Christian middle school volleyball team won the MACAC Conference.
With two games left in the season both Rockdale and Alcovy seek something different when the two clash in a Region 2-AAAAAA matchup at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
The football post season picture is still up in the air for all of local teams with two games left in the regular season.
The Rockdale boys and girls cross country squads had a pair of top-10 finishes to take the runner-up spots in the Region 2-AAAAAA cross country championship meet at Lakeside on Saturday.
The Eagles jumped on Hampton early and never looked back as Eastside kept their hopes of a subregion championship alive with a 47-14 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Newton’s playoff picture could become a little bit more focused with a win over Lovejoy, who have been Region 2-AAAAAA champions for the past two years, as the two clash in 2:30 p.m. game on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Eastside’s football team cannot afford to take Hampton lightly after last week’s loss to Henry County. The Eagles will try to get back on track to win the subregion 4A-AAAA championship as they face the winless Hornets at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Alcovy’s football team needs to hope a lot of things turn around for them if they hope to get their first Region 2-AAAAAA win against Tucker as they come off a bye as they travel to Adams Stadium on Friday.
Even though the Rockdale girls cross country team came in second place, their 38 points was more than enough to allow Rockdale to take home the NewRock trophy for the first time since 1996 after the meet on Thursday at Sims Elementary.
Lanier showed no mercy on Heritage’s homecoming night as they crushed the Patriots 49-20 at Evans Memorial Stadium on Friday.
The Lady Tigers were able to take advantage of Lee County errors to give Alcovy the 3-2 win in the second game of the Class AAAAAA playoff game on Wednesday.
Eastside’s football team are going to have to make sure they keep their focus and do play the way they know they can as they head to Henry County to play the Warhawks at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
A two-out hit in the bottom of the seventh inning by Alcovy’s Tyra Hollingsworth plated Jordyn White to give the Lady Tigers a 2-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader in the Class AAAAAA softball playoffs on Wednesday.