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Newton County teams unsuccessful in road games

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.

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Eagles drop homecoming game 27-21 in overtime

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 ready to get back to winning ways

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.

Lack of playing time not an issue as Newton faces No. 4 Lowndes

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.

Tigers cannot afford turnovers against Tift County

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.

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Late score lifts Tech over Georgia Southern 42-38 | PHOTOS

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.

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Newton cancels second game due to weather

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 hopes to pull off upset against No. 2 ranked Griffin

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.

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Lady Tigers take advantage of Newton miscues in 9-1 win

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.

Alcovy is going to have to get back to basics to stop two-game skid

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.

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Wilkins interception gives Furman win over Mercer

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.

Lack of defense gives Baldwin 30-0 win

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.

Rams face tough test against Rome

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.

Holloway to Sims connections lift Eastside over Madison County in overtime win

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 inexperience cannot show against Baldwin

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.

Sustaining drives important as Eastside travels to Madison County

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.

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Late surge lifts Lady Eagles over Griffin 8-0 in five innings

The Lady Eagles may have started out slow but quickly they gained momentum run-ruling Griffin 8-0 in five innings on Tuesday.

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Lee gets No. 27 retired

Catherine Lee received the ultimate honor having her number, 27, retired after a spectacular career as Eastside’s catcher from 2004-2007.

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Gurley’s breakout day leads Bulldogs to win

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.

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Eagles too much for Alcovy to handle in season opener

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.

Lady Eagles retire No. 27 for Lee

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.

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Wasendorf finished top in third in national motocross championship

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.

Discipline key as youthful teams take field in rivalry game

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.

Rams to count on running game against Meadowcreek

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.

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Newton miscues help give Eastside 5-2 win

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.

Big plays help give Rams 48-21 win over Berkmar

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.

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Late error gives Eastside win over Lady Tigers

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.

Experience could be decisive factor as Rams begin play

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.

NCSS stops fall baseball from before it starts

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.

Rams to rely on offensive experience to reach their goal

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.

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Heritage blanks Newton 8-0 in six inning win

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.

Tigers need young player to mature for successful season

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.

Lady Rams blank Locust Grove for region win

Newton’s softball team started Region 2-AAAAAA with a win beating Locust Grove 3-0 on Tuesday.

Eastside softball run-rules South Gwinnett in six in home opener

The Lady Eagles had every aspect of their game working beating South Gwinnett 9-1 in six innings in their home opener on Tuesday.

Lady Eagles to host alumni fundraiser game

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.

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Defense could be key to successful season for Eagles

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.

Post 32 heads home from Southeast region tournament after two games

Covington Post 32 made an early exit after losing their first two games in the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament.

Experience is key to Lady Eagles softball

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.

Covington Post 32 ready for American Legion tournament

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.

Teamwork key to a successful season for Lady Rams

Playing as a team will be a key if the Lady Rams are to obtain a goal of becoming the Region 2-AAAAAA champions.

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Eaton wins Oaks Championship in playoff

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.

Evans switches sides to head Eastside baseball

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.

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High school football less than 30 days away

Eastside’s football team gets ready for their season to begin as they practice their special teams play during practice on Monday.

Post 32 dominant to become state champions

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.

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Lady Rams softball head in new direction with coaching change

The Lady Rams softball team have a new field, new uniforms, a new booster club and now a new coach.

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Archer signs with Brenau for track

Alcovy runner Brianna Archer recently signed her way to the next level after agreeing to attend Brenau University on a Track and Field scholarship.

Defensive play key to securing Post 32 3-2 win

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.

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Golfers show heart for Gowen

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.

High school football 30 days away

Newton High School will get things going on the gridiron as they host Berkmar on August 22 to start the 2014 football season.

Former Rams player replacing football legend at Lincoln County

Kevin Banks has some huge shoes to fill as he replaces Larry Campbell as head coach for Lincoln County.