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.
There is a lot at stake in today’s 7:30 p.m. game between county rivals Newton and Alcovy at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Even though the Lady Eagles did not get a hit until the top half of the seventh inning, their defense kept them in the game as they scored four runs to beat Lanier 5-3 in the first round of the Region 8-AAAA tournament on Wednesday.
After winning the first game in dramatic fashion 12-4, the Lady Eagles let Lanier sneak in to win the second game 5-4 in the first round of the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament forcing the third and deciding game today at 5:55 p.m.
With just over a month left until the state cross country meet, nobody really showed that they were ready for it as local team competed in cross country events on Saturday.
The Eagles’ Jomandi Smith responded well after quarterback Damario Terrell was taken away on a stretcher as Eastside defeated Madison County 31-14 on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Playing mistake free on defense is going to be the key to a victory for Alcovy as they get set to begin Region 2-AAAAAA play against Luella on Friday.
The Mean Green put a scare into the Bulldogs before Georgia regrouped late in third quarter to take care of North Texas getting the 45-21 win at Sanford Stadium on Saturday.
Chestatee did what they do best and that run the ball as they gained more than 400 yards on the ground including a 78-yard run on a fake punt which helped seal the deal as they beat Eastside 33-23 in their Region 8-AAAA opener at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Alcovy’s defense shined against Jackson holding the Red Devils to 75 yards rushing and 67 passing as the Tigers won their final game 38-7 on Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Newton’s softball team gave a heartbreaker away to Salem committing six errors as the Lady Seminoles took a 4-3 win on Wednesday.
Win or lose, all Alcovy wants to do is show improvement in their final tune-up game before starting Region 2-AAAAAA play as the Tigers go up against Jackson play at 7 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium.
The Rams are hoping to leave the fans of Bazemore-Hyden Stadium as shocked as they left the Lowndes fans as they travel to Valdosta to take on the Wildcats at 8 p.m. on Friday.
Eastside’s softball team prepared for the Region 8-AAAA tournament with going 3-1 in the Morgan County tournament that ended on Saturday.
Rockdale freshman Dax Willette beat 103 runners to take the top spot in the Winder-Barrow Invitational at Bramlett Elementary in Auburn on Saturday.
Jackson’s Jody Glidewell and Covington’s Katie Smith were the top male and female runners at the 30th Annual Covington Fuzz Run on Saturday.
Alcovy quarterback Tristen Payne took the game into his own hands running the ball 39 times gaining 195 yards giving the Tigers a 20-10 win over county-rival Eastside at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Both Alcovy and Eastside are coming off wins last week. However, one of them will experience a loss as the two county rivals match up today at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Putnum County took a 8-2 win over Newton without earning any of their runs in their non-region game on Wednesday.
Newton errors, coupled with well-placed hits by Alcovy, allowed the Lady Tigers to have a six-run fifth inning to get a 10-1 run-rule win in five innings on Tuesday.
Eastside make a big stride in determining what type of a team they’re going to be after answering head coach Rick Hurst’s challenge with 42 second-half points in their 49-21 win over Jackson on Friday.
After Newton lost to county-rival Eastside last week, the Rams came back to give first-year Newton head coach Terrance Banks his first win beating Class AAAAAA No. 4 ranked Lowndes 15-14 at Martin Stadium on Friday.
Alcovy’s defense came up big against Perry with a pair of interceptions and sacks as the Tigers won their home-opener 21-10 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Five Rockdale errors resulted in seven Alcovy runs as the Lady Tigers run-ruled the Lady Bulldogs 10-2 in six innings of play on Thursday.