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Newton softball ready to host first round of Class AAAAAA playoffs

The Lady Rams softball team are facing a lot of first as they host Region 1-AAAAAA No. 3 seed Tift County in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at on Wednesday.

Lott interception return seals Locust Grove fate as Eastside win 38-29

A late interception return for a touchdown by Eastside’s Ladrakigus Lott kept Locust Grove from making a comeback giving the Eagles 38-29 win on Friday.

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Newton penalties not enough to help Alcovy get the win

Despite costly penalties on both sides of the ball, Newton was able to overcome their shortcomings to beat Alcovy 33-7 in a Region 2-AAAAAA game at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Eastside Eagles to take advantage of their dual threat against Locust Grove Wildcats defense

Eastside’s ability to move the ball effectively on the ground as well as in the air could cause trouble for Locust Grove as the two pair off to see who holds the top spot in Region 4A-AAAA 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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Newton Rams and Alcovy Tigers try to avoid going 0-2 in Region 2-AAAAAA

Already having a loss in Region 2-AAAAAA play, the loser of the Newton and Alcovy game could be facing playoff elimination as the two clash at Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Hunt rushes for career-high 177 yards and a touchdown for Purdue

Akeem Hunt had the best game of his career at Purdue setting a new career record with 177 yards on 30 carries as the Boilermakers (3-3, 1-1 Big Ten) defeated Illinois 38-27 on Saturday.

Alcovy softball team dominates to win Region 2-AAAAAA tournament

Alcovy’s softball team left no doubt who was the dominant team in Region 2-AAAAAA winning both of their tournament games by run-rule to win the region championship on their home field on Saturday.

Eastside boys finish third, girls fourth at Spalding Jag Invitational cross country meet

The Eastside boys came in third overall in the Spalding Jag Invitational with the help of top-10 finishes by Patrick Dogherty and Joshua Mcgee at Spalding High School on Saturday.

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Tucker’s running hame too much for Newton in 57-21 game

Big plays was the name of the game as both sides had their share of plays going for more than 20 yards. But at the end it was Tucker who won the battle to start Region 2-AAAAAA play with a 57-21 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Newton Rams ready to start Region 2-AAAAAA play against Tucker Tigers on Friday

The Rams are coming off a bye week as they got ready to start Region 2-AAAAAA play against Tucker, who was last year’s Class AAAAA runner-up, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Alcovy has to find consistency to beat Lakeside

Alcovy’s season has not started as they wanted dropping all five games while being outscored 160-19. Despite a less than stellar start, the Tigers have a chance to make it to the Class AAAAAA playoffs if they can get a win over Lakeside 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Adams Stadium to begin Region 2-AAAAAA play.

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Alcovy softball continues to dominate Region 2-AAAAAA with 14-2 win

An eight-run second inning was too much for Lakeside to overcome as the Lady Tiger cruised to an easy 14-2, four-inning win on Tuesday.

A 12-run inning leads to a 15-3, four-inning win by Newton’s softball team over Lakeside as the Lady Rams contol their destiny in the Region 2-AAAAAA seeding

The Lady Rams sent 16 players to the plate in the second inning crossing the plate 12 times as Newton put the No. 2 seed in their control with their 17-1, four-inning win over Lakeside on Monday.

Arthur Holmes provides big plays on defense while the Eagles offense has big second half in their 49-21 win over Eagle’s Landing

Eastside’s defensive lineman Arthur Holmes showed that he came to play getting two interceptions, running both back for touchdowns, and sacking the quarterback another three in their 49-21 win over the Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA No. 9 ranked Eagle’s Landing on Friday.

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Alcovy Lady Tigers softball team blanks the Newton Lady Rams 7-0

The Lady Tigers solidified their position as the No. 1 seed as they get ready to enter the Region 2-AAAAAA softball tournament with their 7-0 win over Newton on Thursday.

Alcovy Tigers football need to protect against Lamar County Trojans ground attack

The Trojans are not the underdogs they seem as they face the higher classified Tigers in Barnesville at 7:30 p.m. at Trojan Field on Friday.

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Eastside to start subregion play against No. 9 ranked Eagle’s Landing

The previous four games were nothing more than learning situations for Eastside’s football team as they get ready to begin playing the games that count against Region 4B-AAAA opponent at Eagle’s Landing at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Lady Tigers keep top spot in region play with 9-0 win over Rockdale

Alcovy’s Kailia Johnson shut down the Lady Bulldogs while the Lady Tigers offense lit up the scoreboard in the 9-0, five inning Region 2-AAAAAA win on Tuesday.

Newton County teams unsuccessful in road games

Both Newton County teams had a hard time on the road against Region 1-AAAAAA opponents as both Newton and Alcovy were on the wrong side of the score.

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Eagles drop homecoming game 27-21 in overtime

The Eagles found themselves in a battle in the fourth quarter after shutting down Jonesboro for most of the game. But in the end several missed tackles late in the game proved too much for the Eagles to overcome losing to Jonesboro on homecoming night 27-21 in overtime on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Eastside ready to get back to winning ways

Eastside’s football players cannot afford to get caught up in homecoming as they try to start a new winning streak after losing 53-7 to No. 3 ranked Griffin. The Eagles will to try rebound as Jonesboro comes to Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Lack of playing time not an issue as Newton faces No. 4 Lowndes

Newton’s football team better be ready to take on Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAAAA No. 4 ranked Lowndes on the road at 8 p.m. on Friday despite having played only one quarter in the past two weeks.

Tigers cannot afford turnovers against Tift County

The last thing Alcovy’s football team needs do when they play at Tift County at 7:30 p.m. on Friday is give them aid in stopping themselves.

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Late score lifts Tech over Georgia Southern 42-38 | PHOTOS

A controversial call went from the Eagles putting the game away to giving Georgia Tech the chance to win the game. Which they did scoring with 23 seconds left for the 42-38 win on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

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Newton cancels second game due to weather

The Newton Rams had an 8-0 lead over Westlake but the weather refused to cooperate forcing the game to be cancelled at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Eastside hopes to pull off upset against No. 2 ranked Griffin

Eastside’s football team have a huge task in front of them if they hope to leave Memorial Stadium with a win as they take on Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA No. 2 ranked Griffin in a Region 4-AAAA crossover game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Lady Tigers take advantage of Newton miscues in 9-1 win

A couple of errors and the inability to cover the bunt allowed the Lady Tigers to build the momentum against in the 9-1, six inning run-rule win over Newton on Tuesday.

Alcovy is going to have to get back to basics to stop two-game skid

The Alcovy defense is going to have to focus on tackling if they hope to avoid going 0-3 when they travel to Pebblebrook on Friday.

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Wilkins interception gives Furman win over Mercer

The Bears showed that they were not going to be an automatic win in the Southern Conference as they gave SoCon powerhouse Furman all the wanted to handle as Mercer lost their inaugural conference game 25-20 at Mercer University Stadium on Saturday.

Lack of defense gives Baldwin 30-0 win

It was a long night for Alcovy as they gave up 364 yards to Baldwin in the 30-0 loss on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Rams face tough test against Rome

There is no doubt that Newton is on a roll winning their first two game 111-21, including blanking Meadowcreek 63-0 last week. That’s why keeping the Rams focused is going to be important as they face a tough Rome team at Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Holloway to Sims connections lift Eastside over Madison County in overtime win

It wasn’t an easy win but it was a good win as Eastside came back from behind to beat Madison County on the road 28-21 in overtime on Friday.

Alcovy’s inexperience cannot show against Baldwin

Alcovy’s defense will have to show great signs of maturity if they are going to stop a very potent Baldwin offense in their nonregion game at 7:30 tonight at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Sustaining drives important as Eastside travels to Madison County

The Eagles are going to have to make sure they keep focused on Madison County and try not to think about their win over Alcovy is they hope to go 2-0 in the season as they travel to hostile territory at Dainelsville for their 7:30 p.m. game on Friday.

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Late surge lifts Lady Eagles over Griffin 8-0 in five innings

The Lady Eagles may have started out slow but quickly they gained momentum run-ruling Griffin 8-0 in five innings on Tuesday.

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Lee gets No. 27 retired

Catherine Lee received the ultimate honor having her number, 27, retired after a spectacular career as Eastside’s catcher from 2004-2007.

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Gurley’s breakout day leads Bulldogs to win

Todd Gurley did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs averaging 13.2 yards running the ball 15 times gaining 198 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran back a kickoff for a touchdown and be caught a pass as the Bulldogs defeated Clemson 45-21 at Sanford Stadium with a win on Saturday.

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Eagles too much for Alcovy to handle in season opener

Eastside took advantage of Alcovy’s lack of offense needing less than 40 yards for a touchdown (two) of their four scores in their 36-6 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Lady Eagles retire No. 27 for Lee

After a stellar softball career at Eastside and at the collegiate level, including a trip to the Women’s College World Series, Catherine Lee will receive the ultimate honor at her alma mater. No one else will be wearing the No. 27 as she is having her number retired in a ceremony before the Griffin game on Sept. 2.

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Wasendorf finished top in third in national motocross championship

All the hard work and time spent training paid for Damion Wasendorf, a fourth grader at J.H. House Elementary, after competing from July 27 to Aug. 2 in the Amateur National Motocross Championship in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

Discipline key as youthful teams take field in rivalry game

Alcovy and Eastside are loaded with young players making discipline all that more important as Alcovy and Eastside clash in a season-opening rivalry game at 7:30 p.m. today at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Rams to count on running game against Meadowcreek

Newton is hoping to continue to improve on their running game gaining 239 yards last week behind three reliable ball carriers ball carriers as they travel to Meadowcreek on Friday.

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Newton miscues help give Eastside 5-2 win

Eastside’s softball team took advantage of several Newton miscues in their come from behind win beating their cross-town rival 5-2 on Monday.

Big plays help give Rams 48-21 win over Berkmar

Newton came out and were explosive against Berkmar to start the season converting six plays of more than 25 yards as they won their home-opener 48-21 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

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Late error gives Eastside win over Lady Tigers

Taz Powell’s run on an error turned out to be the deciding factor as Eastside held off Alcovy in their 5-4 win on Wednesday.

Experience could be decisive factor as Rams begin play

Whoever can gain the advantage using their experience is going to have the best chance to start the 2014 season with a win as Berkmar travels to Homer Sharp Stadium to take on Newton on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

NCSS stops fall baseball from before it starts

Fall baseball had been a way for players to have an opportunity build chemistry and figure out team dynamics without the head coach there to try to dictate his will. A lot of times booster club personnel would run the program since the head coach was not allowed to have contact with the team.

Rams to rely on offensive experience to reach their goal

With Tucker joining Lovejoy, two teams have played for a state championship two of the past three years, in Region 2-AAAAAA playing for a region title might be a long run. Fortunately, winning region is not a goal for the Rams football team.

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Heritage blanks Newton 8-0 in six inning win

The Heritage bats were finding their spots while the head coach found a nick in Newton’s defense as the Lady Patriots downed Newton 8-0 in six innings on Thursday.

Tigers need young player to mature for successful season

Alcovy’s football team is going to have to find a way to quickly gain experience with a mainly inexperienced group if they hope to make it to the playoffs for the fourth straight year.