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From the Cheap Seats

Now football fans, the season we have been waiting for is finally here - bowl season.

December 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports Columnists


Edwards, Duke headed to Chick-fil-A Bowl

Former Alcovy standout and current Duke Blue Devil DeVon Edwards will continue his 2013 football season on New Year's Eve.

December 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Top athletes named to all-star game

Six of Newton County's top athletes will continue their football careers on the gridiron next week as part of the 2013 D.L. Scott Coalition Bowl Senior All-Star Game.

December 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Mentee by chance, friends by choice

In an empty gym at Memorial Middle School Thursday morning, a familiar face was shooting baskets as students hurried to lunch.

December 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Lady Eagles outlast Alcovy

The Eastside girls varsity basketball team picked up its fifth win of the season Saturday afternoon, outlasting rival Alcovy 51-46 on the road.

December 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles sweep Greene County

The Eastside basketball program picked up a pair of wins at home Friday night over Greene County, with the boys team defeating the Tigers 62-46, while the girls program outlasted Greene County 64-54.

December 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Realignment shifts schools

It appears after the first round of realignment, the Eastside Eagles will feel the brunt of the shuffle for the 2014-2016 school years.

December 04, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Rams fall on the road

The Newton boys varsity basketball team dropped its first game of the season Tuesday night on the road, falling 55-46 to Lovejoy in region play.

December 04, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Tigers earn first win

The Alcovy girls varsity basketball team earned its first victory of the season Tuesday night on the road, defeating region member Druid Hills 64-54.

December 04, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Eagles’ defense too much for Hawks

The Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball team picked up its third win of the season Tuesday night, defeating Henry County 68-45 in its home opener.

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Lady Hawks win ‘Battle of the Birds’

After beginning the season with a quick 3-0 start, the Lady Eagles varsity basketball team took a step back Tuesday night in its home opener, falling to Henry County 61-50 in non-region action.

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Edwards leads Duke to title game

The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rams clinch holiday tourney

The Newton Rams boys varsity basketball team finished off its Thanksgiving holiday week with a win, defeating Cass High School 58-36 last Saturday to improve its record to 4-0.

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rivalries are what you make of them

As a college football fan, what more could you have asked for this past weekend?

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Newton's Johnson runs wild

The Covington News and The Rockdale News have once again transcended county lines to bring you the third annual Newton County-Rockdale County All-Area Football Team.

November 30, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


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