All three Newton teams found it difficult to come up with a win as both Alcovy squads and the Eastside boys found themselves on the wrong side of the score at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Shootout on Tuesday.
Both Alcovy squads are still in search of their first win of the season after a pair of losses while the Eastside boys held off a strong Mundy’s Mill to start their season with a win at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving tournament on Monday.
The Newton boys basketball team never looked back after an early run against Salem while the Lady Seminoles were constantly looking over their shoulder as the Newton girls came after them time and time again in Friday’s doubleheader at Rams Arena.
The Eastside boys basketball team will not any friends on the court as they hope to beat everyone they face this season which begins on Monday at 3 p.m. against Mundy’s Mill in the Walnut Grove Shootout.
The Lady Eagles basketball team are hoping to convert experience into a trip to the state championship game.
Tori Pharr became the first Lady Rams basketball player of the season to sign to play at the next level.
Newton’s boys basketball team made a statement winning their first varsity game at the facility with a 68-28 thrashing of Alcovy on Tuesday.
The Lady Rams established home-court advantage getting the first varsity win in their new gym beating Alcovy 57-34 on Tuesday.
The Newton Rams are ready to start a new era in their new gym as they take on Region 2-AAAAAA and county rival foe Alcovy in their first game at Rams Arena.
Tickets have been stamped to the state meet with wins at the tri-meet involving Rockdale, Heritage and Eastside on Saturday.
Despite their best efforts, Alcovy just could not come up with the plays when they needed them as the Tigers lost to Hillgrove 41-13 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs on Friday.
Newton’s offense did just as much to stop themselves as McEachern’s defense turning the ball over six times and being penalized 11 times as the Indians advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs after their 36-21 win on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
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Experience is going to be on the side of the Newton girls as they start their 2013-14 season with a Region 2-AAAAAA game against Alcovy at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Rams may have caught against McEachern with the injury of quarterback Tymashian Clemons but that will not make the Indians any easier to beat when the two clash in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs tonight at 7:30 at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Alcovy cannot afford any mistakes if the want to defeat AP Class AAAAAA No. 8 ranked Hillgrove on the road in the first round of the playoffs on Friday.
If anyone looked at DeVon Edwards as he walked to the bench at Wallace Wade Stadium on the campus of Duke University on Saturday against N.C. State they would think it was just another defensive series coming to an end at a game.
First-year Alcovy boys head basketball coach Jabari Levi will have to focus on defense if they hope to achieve their main goal for the season.
Newton moved the ball well in their 49-30 win over Morrow despite themselves on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Alcovy’s defense kept the team in the game but a couple of mistakes late in the game allowed Lovejoy to put the score out of reach giving the Wildcats their fourth straight region championship with a 27-8 win on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
The Rams may not be in a must-win situation to make the first round Class AAAAAA playoffs, but they must win if the hope to host the first round of the playoffs against Morrow at 2 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium on Saturday.
Pride and the first step toward building a better team for next season are at stake as Loganville travels to Salem for their 7:30 p.m. game on Friday.
Eastside has to hope that lighting strikes twice as they go up against AP Class AAAA No. 3 ranked Monroe Area on the road Friday.
The Alcovy girls basketball team are hoping to build on the success of the past two seasons having made it to the Class AAAAAA Sweet-16 and the Final-Four. The difference is that they’ll be without their two beat players over the past two seasons and a new coaching staff.
The Rockdale boys cross country team won its first ever region championship with the help of freshman Dax Willette’s first place finish to win the individual title on Saturday at Luella High School.
Eastside’s offense never had a chance to get into a rhythm as their only ran 28 offensive plays in their 30-14 loss to Stephens County at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Basically, the winner of tonight’s 7:30 game between Eastside and Stephens County at Homer Sharp Stadium will be in the Class AAAA playoffs as the No. 4 seed.
Newton holds their destiny for an 11th game in their hand. All they have to do is beat Luella on the road on Friday.
The playoff picture is still rather foggy for several local teams as crunch time approaches with only two weeks remaining in the high school football regular season.
Eastside started slow but finished strong continuing their playoff hunt beating Walnut Grove 42-14 on Friday.
The Rams have reason to feel that they could still have a homecoming win against Region 2-AAAAAA front runner and AP Class AAAAAA No. 4 ranked Lovejoy at 7:30 p.m. today at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Alcovy’s defense was shell shocked by the Newnan bats as they had 24 hits in the doubleheader on Wednesday. The Lady Cougars punched their ticket to the Class AAAAAA softball tournament in Columbus with their sweep over Alcovy.
All Alcovy has to do it look at last year’s calender if they need motivation for their homecoming game against Druid Hills today at 7 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium.
The Eagles cannot afford to make the same mistakes they did against Lumpkin County if they hope to keep Walnut Grove from being winless in Region 8-AAAA play on Friday.
After Eastside’s 28-12 win over Lumpkin County on Friday, Eastside head coach did not want the spot light or fanfare despite the magnitude of the win.
A few big plays was the difference in Eastside’s 28-12 win over Lumpkin County at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
The Tigers had everything working their way in their 29-0 win over Morrow at Tara Stadium on Thursday.
One inning made the difference between winning and losing as Alcovy scored two runs in the fifth inning in their 3-0 win over North Cobb in the deciding game of the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoff on Thursday.
Eastside is at a turning point in their season as Lumpkin County comes to Homer Sharp Stadium tonight. Even though the Indians are 1-5 for the season, 1-2 in Region 8-AAAA, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst knows that if his Eagles (3-3, 1-2) aren’t careful they could fall victim to Lumpkin County.
Region 8-AAAA No. 3 seed Eastside softball team won the first round of the softball tournament run-ruling Redan 10-2 and 12-3 on the road on Wednesday.
Alcovy scored first in both games of the first round of the Class AAAAAA softball tournament but it didn’t matter as they lost the first and won the second against North Cobb as the Lady Tigers split the doubleheader on Wednesday.
The Tigers better not let the 1-5 record of their opponent fool them into thinking it’s going to be an automatic win as they travel to Tara Stadium to face Morrow in a 7 p.m. Thursday game.
Five local softball teams make their bid for a state championship with Newton and Heritage hosting first-round games.
Rockdale’s Dax Willette was the only local runner with a top-10 finish in the cross country Golden Eagle Invitational at Nash Farms Battlefield in Hampton on Saturday.
Eastside scored six runs in the sixth to cruise to an easy 8-0 take the No. 3 seed in the Region 8-AAAA tournament against Lumpkin County on Thursday. A late inning rally helped Alcovy come from behind for a 4-3 win to take the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.
Newton quarterback Romario Johnson had four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Rams improved their Region 2-AAAAAA record to 2-0 with their 32-21 win over Druid Hills on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Speed is going to be the determining factor if the Rams hope to continue their bid for a Region 2-AAAAAA championship against Druid Hills tonight at 7:30 at Homer Sharp Stadium.
All eyes are going to be on freshman quarterback Austin Holloway as he gets his first start for the Eagles against a tough Lanier team at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Heritage got back on the right track after with a 23-13 win over Winder-Barrow after winning two straight games with a 23-13 win over Winder-Barrow at Evan Memorial Stadium on Friday.
Newton kept their cool after Alcovy found the endzone twice in the first quarter to win their Region 2-AAAAAA opener 17-14 on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.