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Alcovy boys clinch playoff spot with win over Newton

Alcovy’s boys soccer team fought hard to comeback from behind and hold on for the 2-1 win over Newton while the Alcovy’s Baylea Payne provided all the firepower needed scoring four goals as the Lady Tigers shutout Newton 5-0 in a Region 2-AAAAAA match on Friday.

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Hoff ready to take Eagles to next level

Newly named Eastside football head coach Troy Hoff is currently enjoying highs of the emotional rollercoaster he’s riding.

Alcovy boys get 17-stroke win over Eastside, Whiten’s 43 helps give Eastside girls win

Both Eastside and Alcovy know they feeling of winning and losing as they split their nine-hole golf match at Ashton Hills Golf Course on Tuesday.

Eastside unable to overcome errors

Eastside’s defense committed six errors helped Locust Grove get a 2-1 win in an important Region 4-AAAA game on Tuesday.

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Errors allow Tucker to top Newton by one run

Newton allowed one too many mistakes which allowed Tucker to score two unearned runs causing the Rams to lose a close 4-3 game on Monday.

Eastside swept by Class-AAAA, top-10 teams

Two mistakes by the Eastside boys team resulted in a 2-1 loss to Class AAAA No. 7 Spalding while the girls fell hard to the No. 9 Lady Jaguars.

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Richardson signs to wrestle at Truett-McConnell

Alcovy’s Austin Richardson is doing what very few people get a chance to do, wrestle at the next level. The 152-pounder will continue to battle on the mat after signing to wrestle for the Bears at Truett-McConnell.

Francis’ hat trick leads Eastside boys to win over Griffin, Lady Eagles suffers loss in final minute

Eastside’s offense led by Tyrik Francis’ three goals was too much for Griffin to handle in the 5-0 win while a late-minute goal by the Lady Bears handed the Eastside girls their second region loss of the season in the 3-2 final at Homer Sharp Stadium on Tuesday.

Falcons stadium funding plan upheld

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the city of Atlanta’s plans to aid in financing the Falcons’ new $1.4 billion stadium.

Holloman wins three events at Jerry Arnold Georgia Challenge

Newton’s Jeremiah Holloman had three first-place finishes to help give the Rams a second-place finish in the 36-team meet at the Jerry Arnold Georgia Challenge at Mill Creek High School on Saturday.

Newton tennis tops Alcovy, suffers first region loss against Lakeside

Newton’s tennis team won big and lost big sweeping Alcovy 5-0 in the boys and girls matches on Tuesday before getting swept 5-0 in both matches by Lakeside on Thursday.

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Alcovy’s Mejia scored four goals in loss to Jackson, girls blank Lady Red Devils.

Alcovy’s Daniel Mejia and Jackson’s Ricardo Fresta had good performances scoring four goals but the rest of the Red Devils were able to add more goals than Alcovy in the 7-5 win while the Lady Tigers shutout Jackson’s girls 5-0 with freshman Baylea Payne getting four goals on Wednesday.

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Eastside girls get region 4-1 win over Walnut Grove, boys lose in PK

Eastside’s girls soccer team kept the Lady Warriors from establishing any type of offense as they controlled the pace of play in their 4-1 win while the Eagles were unable to do the same losing on the final penalty kick on Tuesday.

Newton boys win Need For Speed VI

A win by Jeremiah Hollman and six second-place finishes helped give the Newton boys track team to win the Need For Speed VI track meet at Parkview on Friday.

Alcovy gets first win of season besting Meadowcreek 11-4

Alcovy’s Nate Purcell shutdown Meadowcreek with 12 strikeouts while taking advantage of the Mustangs nine errors in their 11-4 win on Friday.

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College Hall of Fame has something for everybody

From the moment one enters the front doors of the College Hall of Fame visitors find themselves walking next to moving silhouettes of football players running through a tunnel. That feeling quickly lets them know that they’re in for a great experience.

Eastside soccer starts region play with win over Mt. Zion

Singleton sets record for most career wins

Eastside’s soccer team started the Region 4-AAAA play with a sweep over Mt. Zion in a convincing manner as the Lady Eagles shutout the Lady Bulldogs 10-0 while the boys won their game 4-1 on Wednesday.

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Holmes heading to Reinhardt University

Eastside’s Region 4-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year Arthur Holmes will have a few more years on the gridiron after signing with Reinhardt University.

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Greenich throws shutout in 8-0 win over Alcovy

Alcovy’s bats made some noise but Eastside pitcher Charlie Greenich kept the Tigers from putting any runs on the board in their 8-0 win on Monday.

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Proffitt keeps Alcovy quiet in 12-3 loss

Eastside pitcher Brantley Proffitt gave up a few hits but he was able to keep the Tigers from getting back-to-back hits as he led the Eagles to a 12-3 win on Friday.

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Season ends for Newton in quarterfinals loss to Wheeler

Newton’s boys basketball team surprised Wheeler by giving them all they could handle in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals but in the end the Rams could were unable to keep up with the overpowering Wildcats in their 72-54 loss on Thursday.

Alcovy gets swept by Lakeside in first region game

Alcovy’s soccer team ran into a buzz saw as they got blanked by Lakeside in their first Region 2-AAAAAA match on Tuesday.

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Salem girls easily handle Cross Creek to advance to Elite-Eight

The Lady Seminoles advanced to the Elite-Eight in the Class AAAA tournament with their x-x win over Cross Creek on Friday.

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Lackluster Newton girls fall to Colquitt County

The Lady Rams scored 19 points in the fourth quarter but they couldn’t overcome their play in the first three quarters losing to Colquitt County 48-44 in the first round of the Class AAAAA on Wednesday.

Alcovy splits with Walnut Grove in soccer opener

Alcovy’s girls soccer team showed that youthfulness is not a bad thing as they shutout Walnut Grove 4-0 while the Alcovy boys learned a lot of their 8-1 loss to open the season on Tuesday.

No. 2 seed Eastside girls fall to No. 3 seed Mt. Zion in region tournament

Mt. Zion’s junior Tyeisha Juhan was all the offense the Lady Bulldogs needed scoring 45 points as they eliminated Eastside 71-37 in the Region 4-AAAA tournament on Monday.

Nineteen local grapplers advance to state meet

Nineteen local wrestlers got past their various sectionals ending on Saturday as they vie for a state championship starting at the Macon Centreplex on Thursday.

Several Eastside players still weighing options

Even though National Signing Day has passed that does not mean the offers are over.

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Newton leads way with nine signees | PHOTOS

Newton Rams football, AJ Palomino, Nuka Yobo, Davonta Jones, Donta Jones, Lazarius Tinsley, Steven Montac, Colbie Jones, Sam Johnson, Vinny Jengelly, Southern University, Jacksonville State, Georgia Military, Albany State, Limestone College, Coffeyville Community, Fond de Lac Tribal Community

Newton defense led Rams to win over Lakeside

Defense was the name of the game as the Rams gave up double-digit scoring in one quarter against Lakeside to end the regular season with a 59-21 Senior Night win on Tuesday.

Newton finishes regular season with 55-40 win

The Lady Rams did all they could to improve their seeding for the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament with their 55-40 win over Lakeside for Senior Night on Tuesday.

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Simms’ career-high 24 points give Rasmussen gets 200th win

Newton’s basketball team was on fire in the first quarter making 82 percent of the shots on their way to a 64-37 win over Lovejoy while giving head coach Rick Rasmussen his 200th career win on Tuesday.

Alcovy wrestling team takes runner up at East Metro Tournament

Alcovy’s wrestling team was one win away from winning the two-day 2015 East Metro wrestling tournament coming up four point short of Clarke Central on Saturday.

Newton girls unable to overcome mistakes in 61-55 loss to Lovejoy

The Lady Rams had their chances to win a crucial Region 2-AAAAAA game but were unable to overcome some of their mistakes losing to Lovejoy 61-55 on Tuesday.

Eastside boys win fourth straight

Eastside boys win fourth straight

Eastside girls take advanatge of turnovers in sub-region win

Eastside had a lot of turnovers but not as many as the Lady Wildcats giving the Lady Eagles a 43-25 win at Eastside on Friday.

Eastside grapplers get a win on senior night

Eastside’s wrestling team had a 42-35 win over South Gwinnett on their Senior Night on Wednesday after coming from the GHSA Class AAAA Team Dual Wrestling Championship with a 42-30 win over Pike County.

Alcovy girls stage come-back to beat Lady Rams, Newton boys too much for Tigers

A fourth quarter surge by the Lady Tigers gave Alcovy the 60-51 win over Newton while the Newton boys had no problems keeping the Tigers winless so far this season with their 74-29 Region 2-AAAAAA win on Friday.

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Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen on verge of achieving milestone

As the Newton boys basketball try to get their 17th win of the season on the road against Heritage in non-region competition at 6 p.m. on Friday, there is a lot more on the line as it will give head coach Rick Rasmussen his 200th win as a head coach.

Tucker girls get 58-47 win over Alcovy to take second place in region play

Tucker’s aggressive and attacking style of play took its toll on the Alcovy girls basketball team as they came and shutdown the home team with a 58-47 Region 2-AAAAAA win on Tuesday.

Rockdale tops all to win region team duals title

Rockdale had four pins in the final bout against Alcovy to win the Region 2-AAAAAA Team Dual Championship at Rockdale on Friday.

It’s time to give Pete Rose Hall of Fame consideration

I was reading a story by The Sports Xchange writer John Perrotto about how he felt a couple of names were left off the Hall of Fame list. The players he would like to see enter Cooperstown are Barry Bonds and Rodger Clemens.

Newton’s basketball squads as they split with Lovejoy

The Rams started the game with a hot hand to take a 12-9 at the end of the first period before they cooled off only scoring two points in the second frame. Lovejoy took advantage of Newton’s inability to sink a basket to take a 23-14 halftime lead in the 39-37 loss on Tuesday.

Alcovy’s Kalia Johnson and Newton’s Ciara Bryan head All-Region 2-AAAAAA softball team

Accolades for Alcovy’s Kalia Johnson and Newton’s Ciara Bryan continue as they excelled on the softball field being named to the All-Region 2-AAAAAA softball team.

Rockdale finishes in top half at Archer Duals

Rockdale’s wrestling team scored 75 points to finish in a three-way tie with Parkview and Oak Mountain for 14th place with the help of three grapplers in the finals in the 38-team Archer Duals ending on Saturday.

DJ Hill’s clutch 3-pointer gives Newton the win in the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic

Newton’s DJ Hill proved why he was the Most Valuable Player in the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic tournament hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer for the 39-36 win on Tuesday.

Newton girls win game for fifth place finish, Eastside takes fourth in loss at Walnut Grove tournament

The Lady Rams held on a late charge by Walnut Grove to take fifth place with a 42-38 win while the Eastside girls were unable to overcome Lovejoy’s height losing the battle for third place 52-34 in the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic on Tuesday.

Strong fourth quarter by DJ Hill propel Rams over Apalachee and into championship game

Newton's DJ Hill led the Rams to strong fourth-quarter finish in the semifinal game against Apalachee for the 57-50 win at the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic on Monday.

Eastside girls fade in the end against Decatur

A lack of free-throw shooting and a basic letdown in the rest of the game contributed to Eastside's 75-47 loss to Decatur in the semifinal game of the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic on Monday.

Newton quarterback Romario Johnson and Eastside defensive lineman Arthur Holmes named to offensive and defensive players of the year

Both Newton and Rockdale County saw some exciting times on the gridiron this season as four of the six local schools made it to the playoffs.