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Eagles fall short in region match-up

The Eastside Eagles boys varsity soccer team gave visiting Lanier High School all it could handle Tuesday night at Sharp Stadium, but while the Eagles survived 20 mph wind gusts and temperature dipping below 40 degrees, they were unable to hold off the Longhorns in the second half, falling 5-4.

March 25, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Lady Eagles shut out against Lanier

The Eastside varsity girls soccer team continued its struggle through the 2014 season Tuesday at Sharp Stadium against visiting Lanier, giving up five goals in a 6-0 loss to the Lady Longhorns.

March 25, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Athletic staff, player jump into action

Sports critics often say that umpiring a game is the hardest job on the field, but that job often times doesn't come with the need of medical assistance.

March 25, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Second-half comeback lifts Tigers over Newnan

A second half spark ignited the Alcovy boys soccer team Monday night at Sharp Stadium against visiting Newnan, helping the Tigers overcome a two-goal deficit in the final 40 minutes of play.

March 24, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy succumbs to Lady Cougars

Five second-half goals surrendered by the Lady Tigers' defense led to a non-region loss Monday night at Sharp Stadium for the Alcovy girls soccer team, as the Lady Tigers fell 6-0 to visiting Newnan.

March 24, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Sparks fly in soccer rivalry

Sparks were flying Friday night on the soccer pitch as the Alcovy Lady Tigers took on rival Newton in Region 2-AAAAAA action.

March 21, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Newton County reigns supreme

In a hardwood battle between Newton County and Rockdale County's best Thursday night, Newton County reigned supreme, sweeping the Newton/Rockdale County Senior All-Star Game festivities.

March 20, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Newton tennis picks up region wins

The Newton boys and girls tennis program continued its early season run through Region 2-AAAAAA Tuesday afternoon, picking up their third region wins of the year against Druid Hills.

March 20, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton tennis dominates Druid Hills

The Newton boys and girls tennis program continued its early season run through Region 2-AAAAAA Tuesday afternoon, picking up their third region wins of the year against Druid Hills.

March 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Former county athletes shine on the court

The following is an update on former Newton County basketball players at the collegiate level. Updates are of March 18.

March 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


All-star game set for Thursday

Newton County and Rockdale County's finest senior basketball players will compete in the Senior All-Star Basketball Game at Newton High School Saturday.

March 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


From the Cheap Seats

If the start to the free-agent signing period is any indication, then Atlanta Falcons' fan should be pleased with the ripple their team made last week.

March 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports Columnists


Hershey's event coming to Newton County

Instead of their trademark chocolate bars, Hershey's is bringing fun and exercise to Newton County next month as the county prepares to host its first Hershey's Track & Field Games on Saturday, April 12.

March 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Tuesday cancellations

The following home Tuesday night contests have been cancelled due to incliment weather.

March 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Newton’s bats stay hot against Tigers

After putting up 29 combined runs in its two previous games, the Newton varsity baseball team's bats stayed hot Friday night, as Newton strung together 10 hits in a 7-2 victory over region rival Alcovy.

March 14, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


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Wrestling tournament delayed

The Georgia High School Association announced that the Georgia High School Traditional Dual Wrestling Championships scheduled for this weekend have been postponed.

February 12, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Local basketball icon Jaynes remembered

Former Newton County Basketball standout Betty Faith Jaynes, 68, died Monday, Feb. 10, in Athens after a brief illness.

February 11, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Wed Update: Tournament games postponed

UPDATED: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

February 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


County wrestlers advance to state duals

Eight Newton County grapplers will continue their wrestling careers this weekend after qualifying for the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA State Traditional Duals Championships.

February 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Lady Rams clinch perfect region record

The Newton girls varsity basketball team made history Saturday night, giving coach Tiffani Johnson her first perfect 12-0 region season as the Lady Rams' head coach.

February 08, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lions spoil Senior Night

It was a performance to forget Saturday afternoon for the Newton High boys varsity basketball team, as the Rams uncharacteristically struggled against visiting Luella in a 31-17 Senior Night loss.

February 08, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Eagles stay perfect; Newton gets road win

The Eastside Eagles put an exclamation point on their season Friday night on the road, capping off their regular season schedule with an 80-43 road victory over Monroe Area.

February 08, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Alcovy Athlete of the Week: Wimbush

Alcovy forward Ayanna Wimbush has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week after scoring in double figures Friday night for the Lady Tigers against visiting Luella.

February 08, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy falters in final minutes

The Lady Tigers varsity basketball team came close to its second victory in as many days Friday night at home on Senior Night, but surrendered a six-point fourth-quarter lead to Luella in the final minutes, falling 48-35.

February 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Lions' length limits Tigers

It's been a tough season for the Alcovy varsity basketball team, but in their final home game of 2014, the Tigers proved one thing true – they're not quitters.

February 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers, Rams, Eagles send 24 to sectionals

The Rockdale County varsity wrestling team might have finished on top in the area last Saturday, but Alcovy and Newton will still be well-represented today at the Class AAAAAA East Sectional at Lowndes High School.

February 06, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Rock and rolled

The Newton girls varsity basketball team might not have been perfect Wednesday night on the road against Rockdale County, but its unblemished region record stayed intact, as the Lady Rams defeated the Lady Bulldogs 57-37 to move to 10-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA.

February 05, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Bulldogs outmuscle Rams

The Rockdale County varsity basketball team began the season with a young squad, but now, those players are getting just a little bit older and a little bit wiser.

February 05, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Chavis signs with Panthers

Eastside senior track and field standout Nylah Chavis made her pledge to Georgia State University Wednesday on National Signing Day.

February 05, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Alcovy trio make collegiate pledges

Alcovy football standouts Okon Godwin, Curtiss Benton and Robert Bullard made their collegiate pledges Wednesday afternoon, signing their National Letters of Intent in a ceremony held in front of friends, families and coaches.

February 05, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


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