Player safety has moved to the forefront of football discussions at all levels, with head and brain safety the key issue.
A muddy, sloppy night for the Newton soccer program ended in a Friday night split at home in non-region action, as the Lady Rams picked up a win over visiting MLK High School before the boys fell in the nightcap.
The Salem Seminoles varsity baseball team didn't put together much offense Wednesday night on the road against Alcovy, but the Seminoles got enough in the opening inning to pick up a 4-2 non-region victory.
The Eastside Eagles boys soccer team dropped its first match of the season on the road Monday night, falling 3-1 to Rockdale County in non-region action.
The Newton boys and girls tennis teams dropped a pair of sweeps Tuesday night to region rival Rockdale County in Region 2-AAAAAA action.
The Alcovy Tigers boys and girls varsity soccer teams opened up region play with a bang Friday night, sweeping Morrow on the road in their region openers.
The Newton Rams made history Friday night, knocking their first home run out of the park at Ram Field, but history wasn't enough to defeat the Columbia Eagles, as Newton fell 12-9 in non-region play.
Alcovy soccer player Alex Jordan will join the West Georgia Wolves' program next season, the senior announced in front of teammates, coaches, friends and family Thursday at Alcovy High School.
For the 1965 R.L. Cousins basketball team, its play on the court didn't begin as a symbol or a beacon of hope for future generations.
The Alcovy boys tennis programed dropped a 4-1 decision Thursday night at home to visiting Ola, staving off the Mustangs' sweep with a victory in No. 1 doubles.
After an even first half against its rivals, the Alcovy girls soccer team turned up the intensity Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium, scoring a pair of second-half goals to outlast Eastside 3-1.
It was a banner night for the Eastside boys soccer team's offense Tuesday night at Homer Sharp Stadium, as the Eagles lit up the Alcovy Tigers 7-0 in non-region action.
Four Newton County wrestlers earned top-5 finishes this weekend at the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA and Class AAAA traditional state duals, with Newton's A.J. Palomino taking home the county's top prize with a second-place finish in the Class AAAAAA event.
The Eastside Eagles football team will see plenty of changes in 2014 - a new region, new opponents and new postseason opportunities - but the most startling difference on their 2014 schedule released last week may be the loss of a rival.
The upset bug made its way around Newton County this weekend, and the Lady Eagles proved Saturday that they weren't immune to the disease.
The Alcovy Tigers marched out to their first 3-0 start since 2009 Thursday night, defeating Jackson at 35-7 at Sharp Stadium.
Coming off their first loss of the season last week against Alcovy, the Eastside Eagles have more than revenge on their minds tonight against Chestatee.
The Newton Rams have an opportunity to knock off their second consecutive top-10 opponent tonight, but this time, the Rams won't be sneaking into Lowndes County.
After helping the Rams to a win over Meadowcreek Tuesday afternoon, Newton senior setter Tiandria Cotton has been named the Rams' Player of the Week.
The Eastside Eagles softball team honored their lone senior on Sept. 12 in a 9-1 victory over Stephens County.
The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team dropped a 4-0 decision to Heritage Wednesday night on the road, recording just one hit in the shutout loss to the Patriots.
The Georgia High School Class AAAAAA AP football poll saw a lot of movement this week, as three teams dropped out of the rankings.
For her efforts on the volleyball court, Eastside junior Dejahnae Saintilus has been named the Eastside Player of the Week.
The Eastside Eagles varsity volleyball team dropped a 2-0 decision to region-rival Chestatee Tuesday at home.
After a commanding 20-10 victory over county rival Eastside last Friday, the Alcovy Tigers' varsity football team welcome the Jackson Red Devils tomorrow to Sharp Stadium for a non-traditional Thursday night contest.
The Newton County Recreation Commission Division II Hurricanes shut out the Jackets Monday night at Wolverine Field, winning 21-0.
The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:
It was a busy celebratory week for the Newton High varsity football team, but amidst all the fanfare and accolades, the Rams aren't ready to call their season a success after just one surprising victory.
For the first time this fall, all three county football teams will be playing in separate games this Friday.
If you've spent any amount of time outside this week, you know that the nice, cool summer we experienced earlier this season is no more.