Both Newton County teams had a hard time on the road against Region 1-AAAAAA opponents as both Newton and Alcovy were on the wrong side of the score.
The Eagles found themselves in a battle in the fourth quarter after shutting down Jonesboro for most of the game. But in the end several missed tackles late in the game proved too much for the Eagles to overcome losing to Jonesboro on homecoming night 27-21 in overtime on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Eastside’s football players cannot afford to get caught up in homecoming as they try to start a new winning streak after losing 53-7 to No. 3 ranked Griffin. The Eagles will to try rebound as Jonesboro comes to Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Newton’s football team better be ready to take on Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAAAA No. 4 ranked Lowndes on the road at 8 p.m. on Friday despite having played only one quarter in the past two weeks.
The last thing Alcovy’s football team needs do when they play at Tift County at 7:30 p.m. on Friday is give them aid in stopping themselves.
A controversial call went from the Eagles putting the game away to giving Georgia Tech the chance to win the game. Which they did scoring with 23 seconds left for the 42-38 win on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
The Newton Rams had an 8-0 lead over Westlake but the weather refused to cooperate forcing the game to be cancelled at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Eastside’s football team have a huge task in front of them if they hope to leave Memorial Stadium with a win as they take on Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA No. 2 ranked Griffin in a Region 4-AAAA crossover game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
A couple of errors and the inability to cover the bunt allowed the Lady Tigers to build the momentum against in the 9-1, six inning run-rule win over Newton on Tuesday.
The Alcovy defense is going to have to focus on tackling if they hope to avoid going 0-3 when they travel to Pebblebrook on Friday.
The Bears showed that they were not going to be an automatic win in the Southern Conference as they gave SoCon powerhouse Furman all the wanted to handle as Mercer lost their inaugural conference game 25-20 at Mercer University Stadium on Saturday.
It was a long night for Alcovy as they gave up 364 yards to Baldwin in the 30-0 loss on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
There is no doubt that Newton is on a roll winning their first two game 111-21, including blanking Meadowcreek 63-0 last week. That’s why keeping the Rams focused is going to be important as they face a tough Rome team at Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
It wasn’t an easy win but it was a good win as Eastside came back from behind to beat Madison County on the road 28-21 in overtime on Friday.
Alcovy’s defense will have to show great signs of maturity if they are going to stop a very potent Baldwin offense in their nonregion game at 7:30 tonight at Homer Sharp Stadium.
The Eagles are going to have to make sure they keep focused on Madison County and try not to think about their win over Alcovy is they hope to go 2-0 in the season as they travel to hostile territory at Dainelsville for their 7:30 p.m. game on Friday.
The Lady Eagles may have started out slow but quickly they gained momentum run-ruling Griffin 8-0 in five innings on Tuesday.
Catherine Lee received the ultimate honor having her number, 27, retired after a spectacular career as Eastside’s catcher from 2004-2007.
Todd Gurley did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs averaging 13.2 yards running the ball 15 times gaining 198 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran back a kickoff for a touchdown and be caught a pass as the Bulldogs defeated Clemson 45-21 at Sanford Stadium with a win on Saturday.
Eastside took advantage of Alcovy’s lack of offense needing less than 40 yards for a touchdown (two) of their four scores in their 36-6 win at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
After a stellar softball career at Eastside and at the collegiate level, including a trip to the Women’s College World Series, Catherine Lee will receive the ultimate honor at her alma mater. No one else will be wearing the No. 27 as she is having her number retired in a ceremony before the Griffin game on Sept. 2.
All the hard work and time spent training paid for Damion Wasendorf, a fourth grader at J.H. House Elementary, after competing from July 27 to Aug. 2 in the Amateur National Motocross Championship in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
Alcovy and Eastside are loaded with young players making discipline all that more important as Alcovy and Eastside clash in a season-opening rivalry game at 7:30 p.m. today at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Newton is hoping to continue to improve on their running game gaining 239 yards last week behind three reliable ball carriers ball carriers as they travel to Meadowcreek on Friday.
Eastside’s softball team took advantage of several Newton miscues in their come from behind win beating their cross-town rival 5-2 on Monday.
Newton came out and were explosive against Berkmar to start the season converting six plays of more than 25 yards as they won their home-opener 48-21 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.
Taz Powell’s run on an error turned out to be the deciding factor as Eastside held off Alcovy in their 5-4 win on Wednesday.
Whoever can gain the advantage using their experience is going to have the best chance to start the 2014 season with a win as Berkmar travels to Homer Sharp Stadium to take on Newton on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Fall baseball had been a way for players to have an opportunity build chemistry and figure out team dynamics without the head coach there to try to dictate his will. A lot of times booster club personnel would run the program since the head coach was not allowed to have contact with the team.
With Tucker joining Lovejoy, two teams have played for a state championship two of the past three years, in Region 2-AAAAAA playing for a region title might be a long run. Fortunately, winning region is not a goal for the Rams football team.
The Heritage bats were finding their spots while the head coach found a nick in Newton’s defense as the Lady Patriots downed Newton 8-0 in six innings on Thursday.
Alcovy’s football team is going to have to find a way to quickly gain experience with a mainly inexperienced group if they hope to make it to the playoffs for the fourth straight year.
Newton’s softball team started Region 2-AAAAAA with a win beating Locust Grove 3-0 on Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles had every aspect of their game working beating South Gwinnett 9-1 in six innings in their home opener on Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles softball team are proving that they are a family as they are hosting an alumni softball game to help the brother of one of their own.
Eastside’s defense is going to have to rise to the challenge if they hope to make the Eagles contenders for a playoff bid as they enter Region 4-AAAA this season.
Covington Post 32 made an early exit after losing their first two games in the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament.
With 12 returning players from last year’s softball team, Eastside head coach Heather Wood is counting on that experience to take them all the way to Columbus.
After winning state following a long absence from American Legion baseball, Covington Post 32 will try to do something no other Georgia team has done — win the Southeast Region Tournament.
Playing as a team will be a key if the Lady Rams are to obtain a goal of becoming the Region 2-AAAAAA champions.
It came down to sudden death but Randy Eaton was able to hold off the younger challenger to win the Oaks Course Club Championship with a long putt on Sunday.
Bruce Evans is familiar with the Eagles baseball team. But his dealing was on the other side of the field having coached at Elbert County for six years.
Eastside’s football team gets ready for their season to begin as they practice their special teams play during practice on Monday.
Post 32 may have gone to the American Legion Georgia Tournament at a disadvantage not having any players with college experience. But that did not stop them from taking care of business as they beat everyone they faced to win the state tournament with their 8-3 win over Albany at Paul Eames Field on Monday.
The Lady Rams softball team have a new field, new uniforms, a new booster club and now a new coach.
Alcovy runner Brianna Archer recently signed her way to the next level after agreeing to attend Brenau University on a Track and Field scholarship.
The phrase defense wins championships was never more true than in the American Legion Georgia Tournament as Covington held off Albany for the 3-2 win at Paul Eames Field in Albany on Friday.
Not even bad weather could stop the more than 150 golfers from showing their support in the Golf for Laurie tournament at Ashton Hills Golf Club on Saturday.
Newton High School will get things going on the gridiron as they host Berkmar on August 22 to start the 2014 football season.
Kevin Banks has some huge shoes to fill as he replaces Larry Campbell as head coach for Lincoln County.