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Active bats propel Rams to 15-0 win over Druid Hills

Newton’s bats were active as they had 12 hits, including three doubles, in four innings as they routed Druid Hills 15-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA play on Tuesday.

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Steele pen’s with Knights

Eastside’s Hank Steele is moving up to the next level after signing to play baseball at Middle Georgia on Tuesday. Steele, who plays short stop and is the Eagles closer, has a .308 batting average so far this year. In his three innings on the hill, Steele has five strikeouts and has not allowed a run. Joining Steele on his signing day are, from left, Erin Steele (sister), Julie Steele (mother) and Miles Steele (father). Standing are, from left, Eastside head coach Jon Ayres and Scott Walker. (Staff photo: Manny Fils)

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Eastside golfers fall to Brookwood in opening match

Eastside’s boys golf team started their season on a low note losing to Brookwood 181-170 in a nine-hole match at Ashton Hills Golf Club on Monday.

Eastside girls fall 4-0 in region opener

Lumpkin County’s sophomore soccer players put on a show against the Lady Eagles scoring all four of their goals in Eastside’s 4-o loss to start Region 8-AAAA play at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Seminoles hold off Tigers for 4-2 win

Five RBI’s, no-hitter by Phillips lifts Tiger over Morrow in region game

Salem did what they had to do scoring four runs in the top of the first inning as they were able to hold off Alcovy for a 4-2 win on Wednesday.

Eagles blanks Morgan County 16-0, Stephenson run-rules Newton 10-0

Eastside’s baseball team evened their record to 3-3 with their 16-0 win over Morgan County while the Rams fell to 3-6 after getting run-ruled 10-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA play by Stephenson during Wednesday’s games.

Rockdale starts region play with sweep over Newton

Rockdale’s tennis team had their way with Newton to start region 2-AAAAAA play with a 5-0 sweep in both matches on Tuesday.

Cochran, Knight low scores help topple Jasper County on the links

Alcovy’s boys and girls golf team continued to dominate as Jasper County became the next victim to fell with a nine-hole sweep at the Oaks Course on Tuesday.

Tigers sweep Morrow in region play, Eagles split with Sandy Creek

The Tigers started region play with a sweep over Morrow while the Eastside split their games against Sandy Creek in non-region play on Friday.

Alcovy gets nine-inning win over former head coach, Eastside and Newton split weekend series

15 strikeouts by Croom leads Rams to victory

Newton and Eastside’s baseball teams had some success and disappointment in their games while the Alcovy won their matchup beating Pickens County 7-6 in nine innings on Saturday.

Luella blanks Lady Rams 5-0 in region opener

Luella’s defense was too much for the Lady Rams as they could only muster three shots on goal for the game losing their first Region 2-AAAAAA game 5-0 on Friday.

Newton suffers loss in sweep by Morgan County

Newton’s soccer teams fought hard but at the end they could not overcome the Bulldogs offense as they were swept by Morgan County on Wednesday.

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Jordan inks with West Georgia

Alcovy’s four-year soccer starter Alex Jordan continues the Tigers tradition of sending players to the next level. Jordan will be playing a midfielder for the University of West Georgia Wolves.

Alcovy girls get three unanswered goals for 3-1 win over Lady Eagles, Eastside boys cruise to easy 7-0 win

The Lady Tigers started the doubleheader with a win over the Eastside girls but the boys could complete the sweep losing the Eagles 7-0 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Tuesday.

Six pitchers led Eagles to first win topping Newton 7-6

Eastside’s baseball team was able to hold off a charge against Newton edging out the Rams for the 7-6 win on Tuesday.

Allen takes top spot, Palomino finishes as runner-up in Class AAAAAA wrestling tournament

Twenty-one local grapplers stepped unto the mats and one walked away with gold in the state wrestling tournament while four others also medaled on Saturday.

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Alcovy girls win consolation final, Bulldogs stumble to Lovejoy

The Alcovy girls held off the Lady Bulldogs to win the consolation final 42-36 while the Rockdale boys could never get it together losing to Lovejoy 70-36 in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament on Tuesday.

Six trey’s by Reed lifts Newton in region champion game

Six 3-pointers in the third quarter of the Region 2-AAAAAA championship by Deandra Reed proved to be key in the Lady Rams 65-46 win over Luella on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the Newton boys could not match the girls accomplishment of winning region losing to Luella 50-46.

Luella sends Rockdale to consolation round in region tournament

There was little doubt that Luella put on a show in the boys Region 2-AAAAAA semifinals game with dunks and 3-point shots. Unfortunately, it came at Rockdale’s expense as the Lions advanced to the championship game today at 8:30 p.m. with their 74-58 win on Monday.

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Both Newton squads in championship round

The Newton boys came back to win the semifinal round of the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament to advance to the championship round. The Newton girls advanced to the championship round today at 7 p.m. against Luella, who beat Rockdale 36-24, with their 64-46 win over Alcovy.

Rams cruise past Alcovy, Jordan’s 32 points give Bulldogs win over Morrow

The Rockdale and Newton boys did what they needed to in order to get wins in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament on Saturday and advance to Class AAAAAA playoffs.

Region 2-AAAAAA starts on Saturday, state wrestling postponed

The Alcovy and Lovejoy girls will get the Region 2-AAAAAA basketball tournament underway with an 11 a.m. start on Saturday at Newton High School.

Tigers looking for youthful talent to step up

Alcovy’s baseball team is hoping that the mostly half sophomore, freshmen team can take them to next level with the help of the upperclassman.

Traditional Wrestling State Championship is Postponed

The GHSA has been monitoring the weather conditions and there remains the possibility of more ice and snow in many parts of the state.

New coach looks to bring success to Rams baseball team

First-year Newton head baseball coach Andre Byrd is hoping that a new coach, new field and new uniforms will translate to a new attitude for the 2014 Rams baseball team.

Region basketball tournaments moved to Friday and Saturday

State wrestling to go on as scheduled

The Georgia High School Association has moved the date for the first round of the basketball playoffs to give regions a chance to finish their tournaments due to the ice and snow storm moving through the state.

Francis named Region 8-AAAA Player of the Year

Seven others named to all-region first team

Eastside’s Treyvon Francis earned Region 8-AAAA Player of the Year while seven other local players were named to first team.

Eastside girls win first round of region tournament, other games on hold

With region basketball out of the way which set up the seeding for the tournament, the important part of the season in under way.

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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.