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Eastside golf qualifies for postseason

The Eastside High School girls golf team will have the opportunity to continue its play this postseason after qualifying for the state section event with a runner-up finish at the Region 8-AAAA golf tournament.

April 24, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Alcovy’s offense stays hot

The Alcovy varsity baseball team's offense continued to light up opponents Tuesday night, downing Morrow 11-1 a night after putting up 11 runs on region foe Lovejoy.

April 23, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Newton’s late goal spoils Seminoles’ Senior Night

A late goal helped the Newton Rams boys varsity soccer team spoil the Salem Seminoles Senior Night Tuesday on the road.

April 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Seminoles top Newton

It was a Senior Night to remember for the Lady Seminoles varsity soccer team Tuesday, as Salem routed rival Newton County 8-1 in its final regular season contest.

April 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Tigers' offense keeps playoff hopes alive

The Alcovy Tigers varsity baseball team batted its way to an 11-1 region victory Monday night over the Lovejoy Wildcats, plating six runs over the first two innings while tallying nine hits.

April 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Brick by brick

Social Circle City School system announced Tuesday that it would begin a brick sponsorship campaign Tuesday to help supplement its $7.8 million athletic complex.

April 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Social Circle


Rams take second at region meet

The Rockdale County High School boys track and field team captured the 2014 Region 2-AAAAAA title Wednesday afternoon, besting second place Newton High for top honors in the league.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton girls reach tennis finals, Tigers place third

The Newton High girls tennis team and Alcovy Tigers boys tennis program made runs at region titles this past week, with the Lady Rams falling to Rockdale County in the league finals while the Tigers bested Newton's boys in the third place consolation final.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Boston strong

In times of tragedy, the United States has the unique ability to blend sports and American resolve.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Newton, Alcovy compete in region meet

The Rockdale County High School boys track and field team captured the 2014 Region 2-AAAAAA title Wednesday afternoon, besting second place Newton High for top honors in the league.

April 17, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Eastside sweeps Newton Cup

The Eastside boys and girls golf teams capped off a Newton Cup sweep Tuesday afternoon at The Oaks Course, proving they're the best in the county on the links.

April 17, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Newton trio sign

Three Newton High School baseball players inked their National Letters of Intent in a ceremony in front of a hundred teammates, family and friends Wednesday morning, pledging to continue their playing careers next season on the collegiate level.

April 16, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Honoring a Legend

All across the nation Tuesday Major League Baseball teams honored the 67th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Porterdale Blue Caps gave 'hope'

In the 1960s, Newton County baseball fans wouldn't find the best baseball being played under bright lights or inside of a huge stadium.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Negro League team finds home in Atlanta

A baseball team named the Black Crackers may draw laughs and snickers today, but in the 1930s, the name struck fear into opposing teams throughout the southeast.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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Defense lifts Buckeyes over Bulldogs

The Buckeyes clinched a spot in the top half of the Newton County Recreation Commission Football Division III standings Monday night at Wolverine Field with a 40-14 victory over the Bulldogs.

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Defense lifts Buckeyes over Bulldogs

The Buckeyes clinched a spot in the top half of the Newton County Recreation Commission Football Division III standings Monday night at Wolverine Field with a 40-14 victory over the Bulldogs.

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Eagles, Tigers await playoff opponents

The Eastside Eagles and Alcovy Tigers begin the second round of the Georgia High School Association softball state playoffs today.

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Tigers softball advances

The Alcovy Tigers clinched a spot in the second round of the Georgia High School Association Softball Class AAAAAA state playoffs Thursday afternoon with a 3-0 shutout victory over North Cobb.

October 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Bulldogs bite Rams in OT

The Rockdale County Bulldogs claimed their first win over rival Newton High in over a decade Friday night at Reid Stadium, biting the Rams 28-21 in overtime for their second region victory of the year and their first win in the County Line Classic.

October 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton, Rockdale clash in region battle

The Newton Rams take the road tonight for a region contest with a little rivalry flair, as Newton travels to Reid Stadium to take on Rockdale County at 7:30 p.m.

October 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Eastside looks to bounce back against Indians

The Eastside Eagles look to bounce back tonight at home against Lumpkin County after a road loss last week to Lanier.

October 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Newton Athlete of the Week: Jones

After catching a pair of touchdown passes to lead Newton High to a 32-21 victory over Druid Hills last Friday, the Rams' Davonta Jones was named Newton's Athlete of the Week.

October 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Tigers survive against Warriors; Eagles advance over Redan

The Alcovy Tigers survived the opening day of the Georgia High School Association AAAAAA state softball tournament, splitting their first two contests with visiting North Cobb.

October 16, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers attempt to tame Mustangs

With an extra week to prepare, it's safe to say that the Alcovy varsity football team is eager to hit the field Thursday night against Morrow.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Eastside Athlete of the Week: Ray

For her efforts on the mound last week for Eastside, the Eagles' starting varsity softball pitcher Caitlin Ray has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Tigers, Rams begin tourney play

The Alcovy Tigers and Newton Rams begin their quest for state softball titles today in the opening round of the Georgia High School Association Softball AAAAAA state tournament.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Eagles, Redan set for opener

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team continues its season today on the road, traveling to Redan for the first round of the Georgia High School Association Softball AAAA state tournament.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Edwards, Duke earn victory over Navy

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

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


State poll shifts as second half of season begins

While the top-five teams in the Associated Press Georgia High School Class AAAAAA football poll remained the same last week, the bottom half of the poll introduced three teams that were unranked a week ago.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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