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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Newton Rams softball team hosted the Seminoles of Salem at Newton High, falling 4-3 in non-region action.
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.
The Newton High Rams softball team came into this season with great expectations after making it to the state playoffs last season.
Ram Pride is front and center at the brand new Newton High School. At the entrance to the new school, there is a board with a platform that lists all of the school's sports and athletics programs.
The Newton County Little League All Stars finished pool play in the state tournament with a 2-2 record, weeks after winning the district tournament and reaching beyond where any other Newton County Recreation Commission Little League team has gone.