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For Lebron, home is where the heart is

The entire sports world waited for a week to hear those magic words from the best basketball player in the world, and on Friday those words were uttered and the vast majority of NBA fans were satisfied. LeBron James told the world in a handwritten letter to Sports Illustrated that he was returning home to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

July 12, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


Social Circle’s 5k produces like no other

On Saturday, the Social Circle American Legion Women's Auxiliary (Unit 332) hosted its first ever 5K run/walk event, and the outcome of the series of events could only be thought of as unpredictable.

June 28, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Social Circle


Run-ruled rematch

On Sunday the Covington Post 32 A's defeated the Rockdale Post 77 in American Legion play in a 12-2 win by overwhelming Rockdale with several hits and forcing them into four errors.

June 24, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Recreation


Has a 3rd Finals loss tainted Lebron’s legacy?

In the world of sports there are always special superstars who come around once every generation who dazzle fans around the globe with their ability to dominate their sport. In the '80s there was Joe Montana, Magic Jonson and Larry Bird. In the '90s there was Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr. and Michael Jordan. And in today's generation there is current NBA superstar, Lebron James.

June 21, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


Social Circle Women’s Auxiliary to sponsor 5k run

On June 28, the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion unit in Social Circle will be sponsoring a 5k walk/run and a one mile fun run.

June 19, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Social Circle


Did the 49ers overpay Kaepernick?

On Wednesday the San Francisco 49ers decided to place star quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the elite club by paying him an elite contract extension of six years worth up to $126 million with $61 million guaranteed, which now makes him one of the highest paid players in the NFL and netting him the most guaranteed money in NFL history.

June 05, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


Bye-bye Billingslea

Dezmon Billingslea just got done moving his tassel over after being pronounced officially an alumni of Newton High School. Now the All-Region 2-AAAAAA linebacker is set to move on at Kennesaw State University, but first he had some parting words for his former Rams teammates.

May 24, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


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Eagles pull away from Rams

The Eastside Eagles soccer team rebounded from a Friday night loss with a 4-0 shutout victory over rival Newton Saturday afternoon at Sharp Stadium.

March 09, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Stephenson shuts out Rams

The Newton Rams varsity baseball team continued its early season trek thought the opening half of the season, welcoming Stephenson to their friendly confines Wednesday afternoon.

March 06, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Croom powers Rams to victory

The Newton Rams varsity baseball team hosted Lithonia Saturday in the program's "Grand Opening Day" baseball game, defeating the Bulldogs 4-2 in a game that was powered by the dominant pitching of starter Daniel Croom.

March 04, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Rams, Lions battle on the pitch

The Newton Lady Rams soccer team hosted the Lady Luella Lions in region play Friday night, suffering a 5-0 defeat to the Lady Lions.

March 02, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Eagles hit century mark

The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team surpassed a milestone many teams never have the chance to see – the century mark – defeating rival Alcovy 101-23 Saturday night in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Tigers avenge rivalry loss

The Alcovy Lady Tigers traveled to Eastside Saturday night, defeating the Lady Eagles 62-53 in a comeback effort in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Alcovy


Lady Eagles rout Titans

The Lady Eagles varsity basketball team never trailed Saturday in its non-region contest against North Oconee, defeatinging the visiting Lady Titans 42-33.

January 28, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles continue win streak

The Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball team hosted North Oconee Saturday in non-region action, routing the Titans 62-43 while never trailing in the game.

January 28, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eastside stays atop region

The Eastside Eagles boys basketball team kept its regular season region championship hopes alive Friday night, defeating visiting Johnson 62-57.

January 25, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Rams continue streak

It was a blowout from the opening tip Tuesday night at Newton as the Lady Rams defeated the Lady Red Devils from Druid Hills, 51-19.

January 17, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Eastside gets revenge

The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team traveled to Newton Saturday and evened the season series with the Rams with a 58-49 road victory.

January 14, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


McCray’s first season with Jags in the books

Former Newton High football standout Demetrius McCray's rookie season as a professional football player ended Dec. 29.

January 14, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | SPORTS


Lady Eagles fall short

The Eastside girls varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Indians of Lumpkin County Friday night, and in a surprising outcome, Lumpkin County squeaked by the Lady Eagles 49-44.

January 11, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles rout Indians

It was a blowout from the opening tip Friday night at Eastside, as the Eagles varsity basketball team defeated the Indians of Lumpkin County 69-25 in region play.

January 11, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Seminoles outlast Newton

The Salem Seminoles girls varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Rams Saturday in the team's second and final matchup of the season, besting Newton 53-41 in the rivalry clash.

January 07, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


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