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Stewart signs with Middle Tennessee State

George Walton Academy’s Patrick Stewart, grandson of Mrs. Don Stewart of Conyers, signed to play football at Middle Tennessee State University on National Signing Day. Pictured with is his mother, Catherine Stewart. (Submitted photo)

Lady Rams end region play with perfection

Boys team held scoreless in the quarter in their loss to Luella

The Lady Rams made school history with their 68-56 win over Luella to go undefeated in region play while the boys failed to gain any offensive momentum in their 31-17 loss to the Lions in the Senior Night doubleheader on Saturday.

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YACS’ Heft heading to Coastal Carolina

Young Americans Christian’s James Heft, sitting, recently signed with Coastal Carolina to play football. Heft has been the YACS starting quarterback since his sophomore year.

Newton girls, Rockdale boys win to split doubleheader

The Newton boys and the Rockdale girls basketball teams got off to a slow start and were unable to pick up the pace as they lost their games of Wednesday’s Region 2-AAAAAA doubleheader.

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Several runs provide Eagles with large margin of victory

An 18-0 run in the second quarter helped the Eagles solidify their dominance in Region 8-AAAA with a 76-30 win over Madison County on Tuesday.

Eight 3-pointers help give Eastside girls region win.

Three-point shooting and defense allowed the Lady Eagles to win their Region 8-AAAA home game with a 56-29 victory over Madison County on Tuesday.

Rockdale dominates NewRock swim meet

Rockdale’s swim team showed their dominance winning all phases of the NewRock swim meet on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Bulldogs win Area 2-AAAAAA Traditional Tournament

Rockdale came in and dominated the Area 2-AAAAAA traditional meet finishing in first place nine times as they easily won area championship at Alcovy on Saturday.

Eastside hits century mark in runaway game

Lady Tigers comes frmo behind in county-rival game

The Alcovy girls overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat county-rival Eastside 62-53 while the Eastside boys outscored the Tigers 33-5 in the second quarter on their way to a 101-23 win on Saturday.

Short-term memory needed for 2014 Eastside girls soccer team

The Eastside girls soccer team had a dismal season last year losing four region games by a goal causing them to miss the playoffs. With seven players returning from that team, Eastside head coach Joel Singleton is hoping they can it behind them and start fresh.

Eastside boys soccer team eyeing playoffs as a goal

Even with 11 players returning from last year, the Eastside’s boys soccer program will be going through a transformation as to how things are going to be done.

Newton overcome Jaguars with overtime win

The Newton boys basketball team overcame a tough team on the road needing an extra frame to beat Cedar Shoals 51-46 in overtime on Saturday.

Eagles continue to make strides in region play sweeping Johnson

The Eastside boys basketball team almost let a sure win slip away against Knights while the Lady Eagles gave the Johnson girls no doubt who was going to win as Eastside swept the doubleheader on Friday. The Eagles (16-2 overall, 5-0 Region 8-AAAA) let Johnson (15-5, 3-1) hang around to still got the 62-57 win while the Eastside girls (10-9, 2-3) extended their 20-point halftime lead to a 44-point, 72-28, win over the 1-17, 0-5 Lady Knights.

Talent could overcome lack of experience for Alcovy boys soccer

Alcovy’s boys soccer team is going to have a strong mixture of experience and inexperienced players. Despite their level of experience, the one thing that they all have is talent which will be needed as the Tigers try to make it back to the Class AAAAAA playoffs.

Levi steps down as Tigers head basketball coach

The 2-16 record of the Alcovy boys basketball team is the least of their worry. Alcovy head coach Jabari Levi stepped down after half a season.

Goodell proposed changes could hurt the game of football

I saw that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considering taking the extra-point attempt out of the game because it is almost automatic.

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Korver 3-pointer takes hope from Heat

Kyle Korver had a 3-pointer to extend his NBA record of consecutive games with a 3-pointer to 109 games but none was bigger than his third with 55 seconds left to play to give the Hawks a five-point lead as Atlanta topped Miami 121-114 at Philips Arena on Monday.

Rams move up in region standings with win over Lovejoy

Newton’s D.J. Hill almost had an incredible night against Lovejoy as he flirted with a triple-double in Newton’s 50-34 win on Friday.

Rams spread ball around in 77-40 win

Twelve-of 13 players contributed offensively as the Rams finished the first half of Region 2-AAAAAA play with a 77-40 win over Druid Hills on Tuesday.

Eleven players score for the Lady Rams in 32-point win

Newton went up by double-digits and never fell back beating the Druid Hills 51-19 in a Region 2-AAAAAA matchup on Tuesday.

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Henderon’s 3-pointers gives Eagles the spark they needed to beat Newton

Lady Rams cruise past Eastside in 28-point win

Two 3-pointers by Eastside’s Anthony Henderson helped spark the Eagles 58-49 past Newton giving the Rams their first home loss while the Lady Rams led from the first basket as they cruised past the visiting team for a 28-point win on Saturday.

Rockdale has little resistance in their sweep over Alcovy

Rockdale came and conquered as they had no problem getting a pair of double-digit wins over Alcovy on Friday.

Newton cruises to pair of double-digit wins over Rockdale

The Newton boys led from the beginning while the Lady Rams had to come back frmo behind as the two squads swept Rockdale at home for a big Region 2-AAAAAA win on Wednesday. The Rams (12-3, 3-2) topped the Bulldogs (4-10, 1-3) while a big second half propelled the Newton girls (9-6, 5-0) to a 56-45 win over the Rockdale girls (5-5, 2-2).

Goodell talks expanded playoffs

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is open to playoff expansion down the road but is not as keen on the possibility of reseeding teams in the postseason.

High school basketball cancelled

The cancellation of schools by the Rockdale and Newton school systems also means the cancellation of all local sports.

Bus issues hurt Alcovy wrestling team

Alcovy’s Parfait Fondseyuf chance to wrestle at the collegiate level may be in jeopardy after the failing to weigh-in on time at the Area 2-AAAAAA dual tournament on Saturday at Newton High School.

Rams split at Luella in region match-up

It took two overtime periods before the Newton came away with a 66-59 win over Luella while the boys lost a close one dropping a 73-67 game to the Lions on Friday in a Region 2-AAAAAA match.

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Rockdale wins area duals, Newton runner-up to earn trip to state duals

Rockdale’s wrestling team was all business as they went out and easily beat Luella and Newton on Saturday to once again head to the Macon Centreplex as the Area 2-AAAAAA duals champion as Newton beat Luella to join Rockdale at the state tournament as the area duals runner-up.

Rams win consolation final at Walnut Grove Holiday Tournament

After losing a close game in the semi-finals of the Walnut Grove Holiday Tournament 56-53 to Athens Christian, the Rams regrouped to beat the home team 73-64 for a third place finish on Monday.

Eagles win W McKithen Holiday Tournament, Alcovy splits in Duluth

The holiday season was good for the Eastside boys and Alcovy girls as the boys won their tournament and the girls honed their skills as they prepare for their region games.

Benton, Johnson lead 2013 All-Citizen football teams

Big strides were made by the Tigers during the 2013 season as Alcovy’s Curtiss Benton was named the 2013 All-Citizen Defensive and Kirk Hoffman getting the 2013 All-Citizen Coach of the Year with Newton quarterback Romario Johnson getting the 2013 All-Citizen Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Benton, Johnson lead 2013 All-Citizen football teams

Big strides were made by the Tigers during the 2013 season as Alcovy’s Curtiss Benton was named the 2013 All-Citizen Defensive and Kirk Hoffman getting the 2013 All-Citizen Coach of the Year with Newton quarterback Romario Johnson getting the 2013 All-Citizen Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Preston, Huff best in Region 2-AAAAAA football

Rockdale’a Kentavius Preston and Newton’s Deandre Huff were in a category all by themselves for the Region 2-AAAAAA football team.

Poor free-throw shooting sinks Oxford College

The Eagles found themselves in a hole that they couldn’t get out of as they lost to Huntington 96-88 on Thursday.

Eastside boys starts region play with 37-point win over Monroe Area

Eastside’s Treyvon Francis and Anthony Henderson proved to be the perfect combination as they teamed up against Monroe Area to give the Eagles an 81-44 Region 8-AAAA win on Tuesday.

Galen seals fate for Morrow in overtime

Newton’s boys basketball team had to fight and fight hard to come away with a 66-60 road win in overtime against Region 2-AAAAAA opponent Morrow after trailing by 11 points on Tuesday.

Lady Eagles start region play with a win over Monroe Area

The Lady Eagles had to overcome themselves before they grabbed and held the lead beating Monroe Area 68-48 to start Region 8-AAAA play with a win on Tuesday.

Four first-place finishes gives Rockdale win at South Metro

Rockdale’s wrestling team had no trouble winning the South Metro wrestling tournament at Alcovy beating second place Locust Grove by 44 points.

Newton sweeps Eastside on the court

Both Eastside squads had some late-game comebacks but they both fell short as they were swept by Newton is Friday’s doubleheader at Eastside.

Willette,Wilson lead All-Citizen cross country teams

Rockdale’s Dax Willette and Heritage’s Alexia Wilson proved that they had what it took to win the top spot as the 2013 All-Citizen cross country leaders.

Tigers repeat as Newton Cup wrestling champions

Alcovy’s wrestling team again proved that they are the best in Newton County having no trouble in retaining the Newton Cup beating Newton 51-21 and Eastside 49-21 on Tuesday.

Eastside sweeps Walnut Grove on the hardwood

The Eastside girls had to come back from behind while the Eagles boys led all the way to give Eastside squads the swept Walnut Grove in the non-region match-up on Tuesday.

Alcovy grapplers win Warhawk Duals

Alcovy’s wrestling team continued show that they’re the team to beat after winning the Warhawk Duals at Veterans High School in Kathleen on Saturday.

Eastside, Newton sweep their opponents in weekend play

It was a successful weekend for most of the Newton County basketball teams as they combined for an overall record of 6-3. Both Eastside and Newton squads swept their opponents while the Alcovy girls split their two game. Unfortunately, the Alcovy boys failed to register a win losing both games.

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Mason’s 304 yards secures Auburn’s SEC championship

Records fell in the 2013 SEC Championship game as well as Missouri losing to Auburn 59-42 in the Georgia Dome on Saturday.

The Miracle League to benefit from Oaks Course Christmas tournament

The Oaks Course is will again open their greens to benefit others as they hold their annual Christmas at the Oaks Course tournament on Saturday, Dec. 14 regardless of the weather.

Eastside boys have no trouble against Henry County

Eastside and Henry County got off to slow starts before the Eagles started picking up their game while keeping the Warhawks down in their 68-49 win on Tuesday.

Eastside among the hardest hit as GHSA releases 2014-2016 realignments

There is without a doubt that the proposed 2014-2016 region realignment proposed by the Georgia High School Association will impact all the schools. But if it remains as is, it appears as if Eastside will get hit the hardest and not just from a financial point of view.

Missed opportunities hurt Lady Eagles in home opener against Henry County

It wasn’t the home opener the Lady Eagles were hoping for as turnovers, missed layups and free throws helped cause Eastside to lose to Henry County 61-50 on Tuesday.

Could SEC be too dominant for BCS?

I was rather shocked when I read the newest BCS standing showing Ohio State was ahead of Auburn.