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Heritage gets region win; Salem and Rockdale fall

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.

Rams rally from 14-point deficit to overtake Alcovy

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.

More at stake than county championship as Newton and Alcovy clash

There is a lot at stake in today’s 7:30 p.m. game between county rivals Newton and Alcovy at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Big final inning propels Lady Eagles into Class AAAA state playoffs

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.

Lady Eagles to play deciding region tournament game today

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.

Local teams fail to finish strong in cross country meets

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.

Eagles have easy time against Madison County

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.

Mistakes could be costly as Alcovy heads to Luella to start region play

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.

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Georgia scores 24 unanswered in win over Mean Green

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.

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Eagles succumb to Chestatee’s running game in 33-23 loss

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 too much for Jackson in 35-7 win

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.

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Salem takes advantage of Newton mistakes for win

Newton’s softball team gave a heartbreaker away to Salem committing six errors as the Lady Seminoles took a 4-3 win on Wednesday.

Tigers face Jackson in final game before region play

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.

Stopping run is key to Rams win over Valdosta

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 goes 3-1 in Morgan County tournament

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's Willette takes top spot in Winder-Barrow Invitartional

Rockdale freshman Dax Willette beat 103 runners to take the top spot in the Winder-Barrow Invitational at Bramlett Elementary in Auburn on Saturday.

Glidewell, Smith top male, female runners in 30th Fuzz Run

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.

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Payne rushes for 195 yards as Alcovy tops Eastside 21-10

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.

Solid defensive play key to win in county rival game between Alcovy and Eastside

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.

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Newton mistakes gives Putnam County an 8-2 win

Putnum County took a 8-2 win over Newton without earning any of their runs in their non-region game on Wednesday.

Alcovy takes advantage of Newton errors to get 10-1 run-rule win

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.

Six second-half touchdowns lift Eastside over Jackson

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.

Rams upset No. 4 Lowndes 15-14

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 defense kept Perry off balance in their 21-10 win

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.

Alcovy takes advantage of Rockdale errors in 10-2 win

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.

Tigers regroup after overtime loss

Alcovy is hoping to correct some mistakes after losing to Jones County 17-14 in overtime last week when they go up against Perry at 7:30 tonight at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Eagles looking for improved running game against Red Devils

Even though Jackson lost a lot of their main defensive players from last year’s playoff team, Eastside’s offensive line still have their work cut for them if they hope to leave Red Devil Hill with a win on Friday.

Rams need to be perfect against Lowndes

Newton is going to have to control their turnovers and penalties if they hope to surprise Lowndes with an upset win on Friday.

Rockdale, South Gwinett get wins to start area play

Rockdale and South Gwinnett started Area 8-AAAAAA on a high note sweeping Alcovy and Newton to go 2-0 on Tuesday at Alcovy. Rockdale secured an 25-6, 25-8 win over Newton before beating Alcovy 25-8, 25-12. South Gwinnett started the match with a 25-14, 25-11 win over Alcove before getting a 25-16, 25-8 win over Newton for the sweep.

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Tigers lose in overtime to start the season

Alcovy looked like they pulled out a win after scoring on a third and goal situation only to have the play called off. Unfortunately, the Tigers failed to score on fourth down from the 1-foot line giving Jones County a 17-14 win on Friday.

Eastside scored on final drive to top Newton 34-28

Turnovers and penalties ended up being the difference in Eastside’s 34-28 win over county-rival Newton at Homer Sharp Stadium to start the high school football season on Friday.

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Keeping emotions in check could be difference is rival game

For a game that has no playoff implications, the 12th meeting of the Eastside-Newton game continues to be a must-win for all involved as the two clash today at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Alcovy’s defense is key to win against Jones County

A lot of pressure is going to be on Alcovy’s defense if the Tigers are to start their season with a win against a well coached Jones County team at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Friday night football is upon us

Football Friday night finally here

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Former Rams ready to make Saturday’s more exciting in Macon

Former Newton football players Nick Hardeman and Duronte Carter are prepared to help Mercer’s football team stage a comeback more than 70 years in the making.

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Ivanovic plays with heavy heart, advances at U.S. Open Janowicz’s underhand serve brings out U.S. Open boo-birds

Janowicz’s underhand serve brings out U.S. Open boo-birds

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic made a strong start at the U.S. Open on Tuesday but said she was playing with a heavy heart after hearing about the drowning death of a childhood friend back home in Serbia.

Eastside starts season at NEGA meet

The Eastside cross country boys team teams finished their first meet in the middle of the pack in the Ninth Annual NEGA Cross County Championship meet at Athens Christian on Saturday.

Tigers hoping to make it three in a row in postseason play

After making it to two-consecutive playoff games, Alcovy’s football team is looking to make it three in row if they can keep away from injuries.

Rams to get new look along with new coach and school

Last year’s 5-6 Rams are going to have a new offensive look with the departure of Cortez Allen and most of his staff as the start of the Terrance Banks era begins.

Staying healthy could be key to a good season for Eastside football

The future for Eastside football really looks good. Unfortunately, the present may not be as bright as the Eagles senior class is one of the smallest in the eight years since head coach Rick Hurst has been at Eastside.

Staying healthy could be key to a good season for Eastside football

The future for Eastside football really looks good. Unfortunately, the present may not be as bright as the Eagles senior class is one of the smallest in the eight years since head coach Rick Hurst has been at Eastside.

Alcovy keeps Salem from winning tri-match

Salem’s volleyball team looked like they were on their way to sweep the three-way match against Alcovy and Eastside on Thursday at Eastside.

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Errors keep Lady Rams from winning inaugural game

Seven errors were too much for the Lady Rams to overcome losing their inaugural game on their home field 9-8 to Social Circle on Wednesday.

Solid approach in all aspects of game results in 5-3 home opener win for Eastside

Eastside pitcher Madison Hopper may not have been a strikeout pitcher, but she played a solid game holding Jackson to four hits as the Lady Eagles won their home opener 5-2 on Tuesday.

Lack of pitching, players hurt Post 77 in Southeast Regional semifinals

The season came to end for Rockdale Post 77 after losing the American Legion Southeast Regional semifinal game to Asheboro 17-5 in eight innings on Sunday. Post 77 kept it close for the first few innings before errors, lack of pitching and players took its toll on the team.

Hard work paid off Alcovy’s volleyball team as they started first game with a win

All the hard work seemed to pay off for Alcovy’s volleyball team as they started the six-team tournament at Eastside on Saturday with a win.

Post 77 in semifinals of Southeast Regionals

After losing the first game of the American Legion Southeast Regionals to the host team, Rockdale Post 77 turned it around to win two games in a row making it to the semifinals.

Lady Rams counting on experienced youth as they prepare for 2013 season

Newton’s softball team is in another rebuilding season with four freshmen and four sophomores listed on the 11-player roster. But just because they’re freshmen and sophomores, that does not mean that they’re inexperienced.

RGSA looking for fall-ball players

Just because softball is currently being played at middle and high schools, that does not mean that softball season is over for those too young to participate at that level. The Rockdale Girls Softball Association (RGSA) is thriving as they had more than 250 players last fall with seven teams in the 14-U division alone. Even though those numbers are less than the spring, they hope to exceed that mark this season.

Lady Eagles to sponsor home run derby

For anyone who wondered what it was like to be a Yoenis Cespedes, Prince Fielder or even David Ortiz, now is the time. Eastside’s softball team is holding a Home Run Derby on Monday at the softball field.