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Rams get three playing at next level

Three Newton baseball players have decided to continue playing the game they love after signing to play at the next level.

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Errors too much for Tigers to overcome in 6-1 loss to Newton

Five errors in the fifth inning caused the Tigers to implode as Newton took advantage of the situation scoring four runs in their 6-1 win in a crucial Region 2-AAAAAA matchup on Tuesday.

Error gives Rams lead in back and forth battle with Druid Hills

Neither team was willing to give up as the lead changed hands several time before Newton ended up on top taking advantage of a Red Devils error to get the 8-5 win on Friday.

Parden leads Georgia Perimeter to fifth straight win

The Lady Jaguars confidently got behind pitcher Lyndsey Parden to get their fifth straight win beating Georgia Military College 3-1 in the first game of their doubleheader on Thursday.

Ball four call seal Eastside’s fate

A ball four call on a 3-1 count ended the game with the Eagles dropping the second game of the series 5-4 to Walnut Grove on Tuesday.

Errors prove to be too much as Rockdale tops Alcovy 6-4

A two-run error proved to be the difference as Rockdale got a stronger grip for a playoff spot with their 6-4 win over Alcovy on Friday.

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Eastside bats quiet in 3-2 loss

Eastside scored early but Walnut Grove came back to score late in the game to beat the Eagles 3-2 on Friday.

Lady Tigers win in overtime, Rockdale boys have little trouble against Alcovy

The Rockdale boys soccer team put Tigers on their heels in their 4-2 win while the Lady Bulldogs forced the game into overtime before falling to Alcovy 3-2 on Thursday.

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Late game chances enough to lift Newton over Rockdale

A passed by allowed Newton’s Phillip Rowe to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth inning while Allen Bowen shut down the Rockdale offense on the mound giving the Rams a 6-5 win on Monday.

Eastside squads lead Newton Cup after first round

Both Eastside golf teams find themselves in the lead after the first round of the Newton Cup having played nine holes at Ashton Hills Golf Club on Monday.

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Shivers’ 41 not good enough as Heritage takes match, Newton girls get win

Not even Newton’s Brady Shivers best round of 41 was enough to give the Rams the win as the Heritage boys got the 186-207 win while the Newton girls got the 107-111 win at the Oaks Course on Thursday.

Rams, Tigers remain in playoff hunt with region wins

Both Alcovy and Newton trailed their opponent before mounting comebacks to get the win on Tuesday.

Lanier blanks Eastside girls 6-0

Not even the cold winds were able to cool off the red-hot Lady Longhorns as they easily cruised past Eastside with a 6-0 win in Region 8-AAAA play at Homer Sharp Stadium on Tuesday.

Cuban: NFL 10 years from imploding

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban predicted on Sunday that the NFL will suffer a decline because of greed and overexposure, then expanded on his comments Monday night.

Patriots, Seminoles fare well at Loch Johnson meet

Both the Heritage and Salem track teams had good outings with several top finishes in the Loch Johnson track meet at Cedar Shoals on Saturday.

The Georgia State softball team was defeated by No. 20 UL-Lafayette 13-0 in five innings on Sunday at Bob Heck Field.

Both the Heritage and Salem track teams had good outings with several top finishes in the Loch Johnson track meet at Cedar Shoals on Saturday.

Adair brothers provide both goals in Alcovy win

Despite being outshot in the first half, Alcovy was able to maintain the tie before scoring the go-ahead goal to get the 2-1 win over county-rival Newton on Friday.

Jordan’s hat trick propels Alcovy over Newton

Emotions played a big part in the Alcovy-Newton girls soccer game on Friday. While the Lady Tigers had momentum on their side in the first half the Lady Rams took it over in the second half. But Alcovy was able to hold on for the win in the end getting the 4-3 win.

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Errors lead to Alcovy loss

Alcovy pitcher Dalton Reagin’s 10 strikeouts was not enough to overcome the five errors in the Tigers 12-3 loss to Luella on Thursday.

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Lack of focus snaps Newton's win streak

A badly played third inning by Newton allowed Morrow to score three runs as the Rams broke their four-game win streak with their 5-4 loss on Wednesday.

Newton County Recreation Commission to host Hershey’s Track and Field games

It may have been three years in the making, but the Newton County Recreation Commission and the Cornerstone Track and Athletic Association will be holding their inaugural Hershey’s Track and Field games on at 9 a.m. at Newton High School on Saturday, April 12.

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)