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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


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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


Sayonara, Tony Gonzalez

Last Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons played their last game of a very miserable 2013 season, but this was also the last game of Tony Gonzalez's illustrious Hall of Fame career.

January 04, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


Eastside grounded

On Friday night, the Newton Rams varsity basketball team traveled to Eastside for its first contest against the Eagles this season, defeating its rivals 52-46.

December 14, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Tigers earn second win, boys fall against Morrow

Friday night the Alcovy Lady Tigers hosted the Lady Mustangs of Morrow and pulled out a last second 64-62 victory for their second win of the season.

December 07, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Alcovy


Tackling turkeys

Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

November 28, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


Rams rise over Tigers

The Newton Rams boys' varsity basketball team tipped-off its 2013-2014 season on the hardwood Tuesday night, prevailing 68-28 in a rout over rival Alcovy in their first game in the Rams' new gymnasium.

November 20, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Indians knock off Eagles

Senior night was one to forget Friday night for the Eastside varsity football team, as the Eagles' playoff hopes were dampened in a 30-14 loss to Stephens County at Sharp Stadium.

November 02, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Cronic no-hits Wildcats

Freshman starting pitcher Maddie Cronic threw a no-hitter for the Newton Lady Rams on Senior Night, as the varsity softball team ended their regular season Thursday night with a 12-0 win over the Lovejoy Wildcats.

September 28, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Seminoles defeat Rams

On Wednesday afternoon, the Newton Rams softball team hosted the Seminoles of Salem at Newton High, falling 4-3 in non-region action.

September 20, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Eagles win opening thriller

The Eastside Eagles defeated the Newton Rams 34-28 at Sharp Stadium on Friday in a comeback victory that lived up to the rivalry hype.

August 31, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


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