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Oduah agrees to head to Albany State for track

Eastside’s Daniel Oduah recently signed with Albany State University’s track program where he will hopefully improve on his GHSA Class AAAA Track and Field high jump championship height of 6-feet-6 inches with virtually no training.

Eastside Wagstaff, Jordan/Blockowitz make all-region team

Eastside’s Justin Wagstaff along with the doubles team of Emmy Jordan and Ellen Blockowitz were made to the Region 8-AAAA tennis team.

Murphy finishes fifth at state tournament, Eastside comes in 14

Eastside girls finishes 12th in state tournament

Eastside’s Quin Murphy had four birdies in his round at the Class AAAA GHSA Boys Golf State Championships tournament at Westlake Country Club in Martinez to finish in fifth place on Monday.

Errors end season for Darton State College

Errors ended Darton State College’s hope of playing in the NJCAA Baseball World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado with their 5-1 loss to Columbia State Community College at Georgia Perimeter College on Monday.

Beggs shuts down Buck offense for Jaguars win

The wind played havoc on the Motlow State outfielders while Jaguars pitcher Dustin Beggs shut down the Bucks offense allowing Georgia Perimeter to advance to the second round of the double-elimination NJCAA East-Central District Tournament with a 5-1 win at Jaguar Field on Friday.

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Eastside boys look for top-10 finish at state tournament

Despite making it out of the Region 8-AAAA tournament with the highest qualifying score, Eastside boys golf coach Jay Cawthon thinks that his team has the potential to drop 20 strokes off their game at the Class AAAA state tournament on Westlake Country Club in Martinez on Monday.

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Playing well is more important than score as Eastside girls head to state

The Eastside girls are not at a particular score when they play in the Class AAAA girls golf state tournament at Waynesboro Country Club on Monday. All they want to do is improve.

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Chapman heads to West Georgia

Young Americans Christian School’s Halen Chapman recently signed her letter of intent with the University of West Georgia to play volleyball.

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No practice makes perfect

Eastside’s Daniel Oduah won the high jump at the GHSA Class AAAA track and field with a jump of 6-feet, 6-inches without practicing the event between the region and the state meet.

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Francis heading to Savannah State after impressive workout

Eastside’s Treyvon Francis turned a lot of heads at his workout at Savannah State University.

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End of an era come to the Oaks Course

The Oaks Course has been the site for the local qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Public Links tournament since 1998.

Lady Patriots end season on PK’s

An own goal came back to haunt the Lady Patriots soccer team ending their season in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAA tournament losing to Northgate 2-1 in penalty kicks on Saturday.

Local golfer vie for a chance to compete in U.S. Open

It’s very doubtful that anyone will try to make their dream come true by attempting an impossible shot of clearing a pond and putting back spin using three-wood to stick their ball on the green, but the making a dream come true for four local golfers is still a possibility as they try to get past the local qualifying round for the U.S. Open Championship.

Eastside shoots 302 at sectional, advance to state

The Eastside girls golf made cleared another hurdle on their way to the Class AAAA state tournament having finished third with a team score of 302 in the Class AAAA sectional at Bull Creek Golf Course-East in Columbus on Monday.

Providence Christian heads to state championship game

The Providence Christian boys soccer team started strong and stayed strong for most of the game as the Warriors beat Calvary Christian 3-0 in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association semifinal on Monday.

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Rams unable to get second win in AAAAAA playoff

Newton had a come-from behind win in the first game of the Class AAAAAA baseball playoff series against McEachern but they were unable to do it again as they were eliminated two game to one.

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Payne could be dual-sport player at Huntingdon

After four years Alcovy football/baseball player Tristan Payne has done a great deal to make the Tigers a winning athletic program.

Season ends for Newton boys and Alcovy girls soccer teams

The season abruptly ended for the Newton boys and the Alcovy girls soccer squads as both teams were shutout in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs on Wednesday.

Baseball returns to Post 32 after long absence

After a more than six-year hiatus, baseball is coming back to Covington’s American Legion Post 32 playing their games at Alcovy.

Alcovy boys, girls golf teams claim region title

Floyd low medalist

The golf season has been extended for the Alcovy boys and girls team for at least one more tournament after winning the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament and advancing to the sectional.

Eastside, Rockdale well represented at state meet

The Rockdale and Eastside track teams made a statement as they are each participating in 13 events in the Georgia High School Association Track and Field Championships.

Newton baseball clinches Region 2-AAAAAA championship

Eagles play hard for pride in season finale

Newton’s baseball made quick work of Morrow beating the Mustangs 16-0 in four innings to secure the Region 2-AAAAAA championship on Friday while the Eagles won their final game of the season with a 3-0 win over Monroe Area as they just missed a playoff berth.

Tigers fall short of comeback attempt

Alcovy’s baseball team started slow letting Jackson build a six-run lead before coming back. Unfortunately, they started their comeback to late losing the first game of a non-region doubleheader game 7-5 on Friday.

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Cook, Smith heading to next level

After being on the same team for the past four years, Eastside’s Jazzmine Cook and Jymara Smith will soon be adversaries recently after signing to play at the collegiate level.

Tigers win despite being out-hit

Alcovy has done all they could to secure the final Region 2-AAAAAA baseball playoff spot winning their last three region games ending with a 4-3 win over Druid Hills on Wednesday.

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Rockdale girls ousted in opening round of state tennis tournament by North Cobb

Being the No. 1 seed did not help the Rockdale girls tennis team as the lost to Region 4-AAAAAA No. 4 seed North Cobb 3-1 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA tournament on Wednesday.

Murphy gets low medalist in region tournament, boys team advances to state

Eastside girls golf team finish runnerup, qualify for Class AAAA sectional

The Eastside boys golf team achieved another one of their goals by winning the Region 8-AAAA tournament and making it back to the Class AAAA state tournament. The girls have one more step before making it to the state tournament after finishing the region tournament in second place.

Nine third inning runs give Alcovy 11-1, five inning win

The Alcovy baseball team had a big third inning scoring nine runs to give the Tigers the 11-1 run-rule win in five innings on Tuesday.

Tigers run-rule Lovejoy 11-1

Three runs in the first and second inning allowed the Tigers to cruise to an easy 11-1, six-inning win on Monday.

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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.