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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.

Could SEC be too dominate for BCS?

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

Rams dominate championship game to win tournament

While winning the first tournament of the season and starting 4-0 is important in order to establish a positive outlook for the upcoming season, it was even more to win the Hoops for Hope Cancer Classic for Newton boy’s head coach Rick Rasmussen as the Rams beat Cass 58-36 on their home court in the championship game.

Alcovy boys, girls and Eastside boys downed at Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Shootout

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.

Henderson lifts Eagles to win, both Alcovy squads still searching for winning combination

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.

Salem girls, Newton boys win to split doubleheader

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.

New attitude will hopefully provide better results for Eagles basketball

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.

Lady Eagles have high hopes for upcoming basketball season

The Lady Eagles basketball team are hoping to convert experience into a trip to the state championship game.

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Pharr heading to North Florida

Tori Pharr became the first Lady Rams basketball player of the season to sign to play at the next level.

Rams set tone with 40-point win over Alcovy

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.

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Lady Rams down Alcovy 57-34 to get first win in new gym

The Lady Rams established home-court advantage getting the first varsity win in their new gym beating Alcovy 57-34 on Tuesday.

Newton opens new gym against Alcovy in region matchup

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.

Mitchell, Foster and the Rockdale relay team qualify for state meet

Tickets have been stamped to the state meet with wins at the tri-meet involving Rockdale, Heritage and Eastside on Saturday.

Tigers fall 41-13 against Hillgrove

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.

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Rams hurt themselves in 36-21 loss in playoff opener

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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Beshears pens with North Georgia

Beshears pens with North Georgia

Lady Rams bring experience to court

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.

Newton still needs to be perfect against injured McEachern

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.

Defense key in keeping Tigers in playoffs

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.

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Edwards still lets his playing do the talking

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.

Defense to be cornerstone of Alcovy boys basketball

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.

Rams overcome mistakes to secure home playoff berth

Newton moved the ball well in their 49-30 win over Morrow despite themselves on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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Late scoring by Lovejoy subdues Alcovy in region championship game

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.

Chance to host playoff first-round game at stake for Newton

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.

Final game of season still important for Salem

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.

Injured Eastside in tough battle against No. 4 ranked Monroe Area in season finale

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.

Lady Tigers basketball start 2013-14 season under new leadership

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.

Willette takes top spot in region cross country, Rockdale boys win team title

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.

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Indians massacre Eastside’s playoff hopes with 30-14 loss

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.

Playoff spot is on the line at Homer Sharp Stadium for Eastside, Stephens County

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.

Post season play for Newton could be determined by Luella game

Newton holds their destiny for an 11th game in their hand. All they have to do is beat Luella on the road on Friday.

Postseason play still unclear for many area teams

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.

Big second half lifts Eastside over Walnut Grove

Eastside started slow but finished strong continuing their playoff hunt beating Walnut Grove 42-14 on Friday.

Rams have hope for homecoming win over No. 4 ranked Lovejoy

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.

Newnan bats too much for Lady Tigers defense

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.

Focus is key is Tigers prevent repeat against Red Devils

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.

Mistakes could come back to haunt Eastside against Warriors

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.

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Lumpkin win big for Hurst despite his nonchalance attitude

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.

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Struggling offense sputters enough to give Eastside 28-12 homecoming win

A few big plays was the difference in Eastside’s 28-12 win over Lumpkin County at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Tigers blank Morrow 29-0

The Tigers had everything working their way in their 29-0 win over Morrow at Tara Stadium on Thursday.

Murphy double helps Alcovy advance to second round of Class AAAAAA softball tournament

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.

Running game key to a homecoming win for Eastside

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.

Lady Eagles advance with sweep over Redan on the road

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.

Tigers split first round of Class AAAAAA softball tournament, third game today

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.

Tigers cannot get overconfident despite Morrow’s record

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.

State softball tournament starts for five local teams

Five local softball teams make their bid for a state championship with Newton and Heritage hosting first-round games.

Willette finishes Golden Eagle Invitational in top 10

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, Alcovy head to softball state playoffs

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.