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Newton sweeps Heritage in season opener

The Newton boys basketball team needed a late charge in the fourth quarter to pull away from Heritage before getting the 51-41 win while the Lady Rams had no trouble beating Lady Patriots 75-41 in their season opener on Wednesday.

Defense needs to step in to beat Central Gwinnett

Defense is going to be the name of the game as Central Gwinnett brings their high-powered offense to face Newton in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. On Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Lady Rams take advantage of mistakes in win.

The Newton girls basketball took advantage of Heritage’s 42 turnovers as they started their season with an impressive 75-41 win on Wednesday.

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Eastside needs to maintain balance against St. Pius

Once again the Eastside defense will have to find a way to stop a running juggernaut when they step on the field at George B. Maloof Stadium to take on St. Pius X in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

‘Greatest’ Rams create Hall of Fame traffic jam

Almost four years ago, when running back Marshall Faulk was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first-time eligible, it signaled the beginning of the group of outstanding players from the St. Louis Rams “Greatest Show on Turf” teams that would some day also be considered for enshrinement.

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Newton Rams play against Central Gwinnett Friday night for the Class AAAAAA championship

The Rams are ready to continue their quest for the Class AAAAAA championship Friday as they host Central Gwinnett at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium

Newton looks at aggressive guard play for successful season

With only two returning starters in senior D. J. Hill and sophomore Darvin Jones, the Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen is counting on the rest of the team to step up quickly as they started their season play against Heritage on Wednesday.

Lady Rams hope that inexperience won't be a factor

After graduating her entire starting lineup, Lady Rams head coach is not letting up on the new girls as she still feels her team has a legitimate shot at winning the Region 2-AAAAAA title.

Newton make history with 27-14 playoff win

Just because the Rams reached their goal of winning a playoff game, something they had not done since 1987, by beating Class AAAAAA No. 3 ranked Valdosta 27-14 don’t expect them to call it a season just yet.

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Missed extra-point gives Eastside 35-34 overtime win in playoff game

he Eagles almost found themselves in to deep a hole to get out of before coming back to beat Thomson 35-34 in overtime in the first game of the Class AAAA playoffs on Friday.

Avoiding turnovers and penalties to play a big part in Newton’s plan in playoff game

Winning the turnover battle and avoiding senseless penalties are always important to winning a football game. Making sure that happens is more crucial as Newton faces Class AAAAAA No. 2 Valdosta on the road in the first round of the playoffs at Bazemore-Hyde Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Eastside unable to keep pace with Griffin losing region championship game 48-28

The Eagles may have struck first but it was Griffin that came out on top winning the Region 4-AAAA championship with a 48-28 victory at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Alcovy loses final game of season 27-0 to Lovejoy, finish 0-10

The Tigers were 0-for-4 when they were in the red zone as they lost their final game of the season 27-0 to Lovejoy at Homer Sharp Stadium on Thursday.

Eastside ready to claim another football region championship against ranked Griffin team

Eastside may be playing one of the biggest game’s of the season but they’re not under the same amount of pressure they were last week.

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Providence earns third place finish at GICAA cross country meet

The Providence Christian Academy Warriors finished in third place with 69 points in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association meet at Georgia Industrial Children’s Home in Macon on Saturday.

Final test of season for Alcovy could set starting point for next year.

The Alcovy Tigers could have a chance at an upset against Lovejoy as they prepare to play their final game of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Defensive play helps Eastside top Warriors

A couple big defensive plays at the end of each half kept Walnut Grove out of the end zone giving Eastside the 25-22 come-from-behind win and the subregion championship at Homer Sharp Stadium on Saturday.

Penalties, mental errors help Rockdale get a runaway win over Alcovy

Rockdale kept their playoff hopes alive with their x-x win over Alcovy in a back and forth battle at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Balanced play could lead Eastside to playoffs against Warriors

A balanced attack by Eastside could be enough to knock over Walnut Grove as they travel to Homer Sharp Stadium for the final Region 4A-AAAA game of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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YACS middle school volleyball wins the 2014 MACAC Conference

Young American Christian middle school volleyball team won the MACAC Conference.

Alcovy needs to eliminate turnover against Rockdale

With two games left in the season both Rockdale and Alcovy seek something different when the two clash in a Region 2-AAAAAA matchup at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Postseason play still fuzzy as regular season winds down

The football post season picture is still up in the air for all of local teams with two games left in the regular season.

Rockdale cross country squads take second at region meet

The Rockdale boys and girls cross country squads had a pair of top-10 finishes to take the runner-up spots in the Region 2-AAAAAA cross country championship meet at Lakeside on Saturday.

Eastside avoid getting stung by Hornets in 47-14 win

The Eagles jumped on Hampton early and never looked back as Eastside kept their hopes of a subregion championship alive with a 47-14 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Turnover battle could be factor in Newton-Lovejoy game

Newton’s playoff picture could become a little bit more focused with a win over Lovejoy, who have been Region 2-AAAAAA champions for the past two years, as the two clash in 2:30 p.m. game on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Eastside need to maintain focus against Hampton

Eastside’s football team cannot afford to take Hampton lightly after last week’s loss to Henry County. The Eagles will try to get back on track to win the subregion 4A-AAAA championship as they face the winless Hornets at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Alcovy needs consistency against experienced Tucker team

Alcovy’s football team needs to hope a lot of things turn around for them if they hope to get their first Region 2-AAAAAA win against Tucker as they come off a bye as they travel to Adams Stadium on Friday.

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Rockdale wins the NewRock cross country meet for the first time in 18 years

Even though the Rockdale girls cross country team came in second place, their 38 points was more than enough to allow Rockdale to take home the NewRock trophy for the first time since 1996 after the meet on Thursday at Sims Elementary.

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Lanier Longhorns prove no match for Heritage Patriots in 49-20 loss

Lanier showed no mercy on Heritage’s homecoming night as they crushed the Patriots 49-20 at Evans Memorial Stadium on Friday.

Alcovy capitalize's on Lady Trojan errors for 3-2 win

The Lady Tigers were able to take advantage of Lee County errors to give Alcovy the 3-2 win in the second game of the Class AAAAAA playoff game on Wednesday.

Consistent play to make difference as Eastside try’s to stay unbeaten in subregion

Eastside’s football team are going to have to make sure they keep their focus and do play the way they know they can as they head to Henry County to play the Warhawks at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Clutch hit by Hollingsworth give Alcovy 2-1 win in first playoff game of doubleheader

A two-out hit in the bottom of the seventh inning by Alcovy’s Tyra Hollingsworth plated Jordyn White to give the Lady Tigers a 2-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader in the Class AAAAAA softball playoffs on Wednesday.

Newton softball ready to host first round of Class AAAAAA playoffs

The Lady Rams softball team are facing a lot of first as they host Region 1-AAAAAA No. 3 seed Tift County in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at on Wednesday.

Lott interception return seals Locust Grove fate as Eastside win 38-29

A late interception return for a touchdown by Eastside’s Ladrakigus Lott kept Locust Grove from making a comeback giving the Eagles 38-29 win on Friday.

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Newton penalties not enough to help Alcovy get the win

Despite costly penalties on both sides of the ball, Newton was able to overcome their shortcomings to beat Alcovy 33-7 in a Region 2-AAAAAA game at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Eastside Eagles to take advantage of their dual threat against Locust Grove Wildcats defense

Eastside’s ability to move the ball effectively on the ground as well as in the air could cause trouble for Locust Grove as the two pair off to see who holds the top spot in Region 4A-AAAA 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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Newton Rams and Alcovy Tigers try to avoid going 0-2 in Region 2-AAAAAA

Already having a loss in Region 2-AAAAAA play, the loser of the Newton and Alcovy game could be facing playoff elimination as the two clash at Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Hunt rushes for career-high 177 yards and a touchdown for Purdue

Akeem Hunt had the best game of his career at Purdue setting a new career record with 177 yards on 30 carries as the Boilermakers (3-3, 1-1 Big Ten) defeated Illinois 38-27 on Saturday.

Alcovy softball team dominates to win Region 2-AAAAAA tournament

Alcovy’s softball team left no doubt who was the dominant team in Region 2-AAAAAA winning both of their tournament games by run-rule to win the region championship on their home field on Saturday.

Eastside boys finish third, girls fourth at Spalding Jag Invitational cross country meet

The Eastside boys came in third overall in the Spalding Jag Invitational with the help of top-10 finishes by Patrick Dogherty and Joshua Mcgee at Spalding High School on Saturday.

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Tucker’s running hame too much for Newton in 57-21 game

Big plays was the name of the game as both sides had their share of plays going for more than 20 yards. But at the end it was Tucker who won the battle to start Region 2-AAAAAA play with a 57-21 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Newton Rams ready to start Region 2-AAAAAA play against Tucker Tigers on Friday

The Rams are coming off a bye week as they got ready to start Region 2-AAAAAA play against Tucker, who was last year’s Class AAAAA runner-up, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

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Alcovy softball continues to dominate Region 2-AAAAAA with 14-2 win

An eight-run second inning was too much for Lakeside to overcome as the Lady Tiger cruised to an easy 14-2, four-inning win on Tuesday.

Alcovy has to find consistency to beat Lakeside

Alcovy’s season has not started as they wanted dropping all five games while being outscored 160-19. Despite a less than stellar start, the Tigers have a chance to make it to the Class AAAAAA playoffs if they can get a win over Lakeside 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Adams Stadium to begin Region 2-AAAAAA play.

A 12-run inning leads to a 15-3, four-inning win by Newton’s softball team over Lakeside as the Lady Rams contol their destiny in the Region 2-AAAAAA seeding

The Lady Rams sent 16 players to the plate in the second inning crossing the plate 12 times as Newton put the No. 2 seed in their control with their 17-1, four-inning win over Lakeside on Monday.

Arthur Holmes provides big plays on defense while the Eagles offense has big second half in their 49-21 win over Eagle’s Landing

Eastside’s defensive lineman Arthur Holmes showed that he came to play getting two interceptions, running both back for touchdowns, and sacking the quarterback another three in their 49-21 win over the Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA No. 9 ranked Eagle’s Landing on Friday.

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Alcovy Lady Tigers softball team blanks the Newton Lady Rams 7-0

The Lady Tigers solidified their position as the No. 1 seed as they get ready to enter the Region 2-AAAAAA softball tournament with their 7-0 win over Newton on Thursday.

Alcovy Tigers football need to protect against Lamar County Trojans ground attack

The Trojans are not the underdogs they seem as they face the higher classified Tigers in Barnesville at 7:30 p.m. at Trojan Field on Friday.

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Eastside to start subregion play against No. 9 ranked Eagle’s Landing

The previous four games were nothing more than learning situations for Eastside’s football team as they get ready to begin playing the games that count against Region 4B-AAAA opponent at Eagle’s Landing at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Lady Tigers keep top spot in region play with 9-0 win over Rockdale

Alcovy’s Kailia Johnson shut down the Lady Bulldogs while the Lady Tigers offense lit up the scoreboard in the 9-0, five inning Region 2-AAAAAA win on Tuesday.