If balancing the roles of high school teacher and assistant football/baseball coach weren't already hard enough, try doing it along with training athletes across the region.
The Social Circle Middle School girls basketball team made history Feb. 8, bringing home the Piedmont Athletic Conference Championship with a 36-22 victory over Putnam County Middle School in front of a capacity crowd at Jasper County High School.
Due to last week's winter weather, the Georgia High School Association has rescheduled varsity basketball and wrestling state tournament dates.
The Georgia High School Association announced that the Georgia High School Traditional Dual Wrestling Championships scheduled for this weekend have been postponed.
Former Newton County Basketball standout Betty Faith Jaynes, 68, died Monday, Feb. 10, in Athens after a brief illness.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the first lessons my parents preached to me was that life is not always fair.
After leading the Newton Rams to a pair of back-to-back wins over rivals Salem and Rockdale County, Newton guard D.J. Hill has been named the Rams' Athlete of the Week.
It was a rout from the get-go Wednesday night in Covington, as the Newton Rams defeated rival Rockdale County 65-49 to move to 3-2 overall in Region 2-AAAAAA.
It took over two quarters of play, but when the Newton Lady Rams varsity basketball team finally woke up Wednesday night, they woke up energized, outscoring Rockdale County by 15 in the second half, edging the Lady Bulldogs 56-45 at home in Region 2-AAAAAA action.
The Rockdale County wrestling team will once again represent Region 2-AAAAAA at the Georgia High School Team Dual Wrestling Championship, edging Luella and Newton at the Area 2-AAAAAA duals this past weekend.
The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team picked up its 11th win of the season Saturday on the road, handling Henry County 58-43.
Due to frigid weather throughout the Southeast, Tuesday night games throughout Newton County were canceled or rescheduled.
The Newton, Eastside and Alcovy basketball programs hit the road Saturday in non-region action. The Rams traveled just a few miles to take on rival Salem, while the Eagles traveled to Henry County , and the Tigers made a trip up north to take on Gainesville. Full game coverage can be found later this weekend.
The Newton Rams varsity basketball team ran into a buzzsaw Friday night, falling 73-67 to Luella on the road.
Miscues at the free-throw line doomed the Alcovy girls varsity basketball team Friday night on the road, as the Lady Tigers fell 46-39 in region play to Lovejoy.
Basketball teams throughout Newton County were busy competing for championships during the holiday season.
It hasn't been a smooth transition at times this season for the Alcovy girls varsity basketball team, but if the effort and attitude displayed by junior guard Ayanna Wimbush are any indication, then the Lady Tigers aren't down in the dumps – they're eager to get better. Wimbush, a junior who helped to pace the Lady Tigers to a 22-7 overall record and a perfect 12-0 mark in region play a season ago, has had to take on a more demanding role than the one she held in the past.
Sometimes, fate forces players to step up, giving them the opportunity to shine when the chance might not have been present before.
It might not have been a white Christmas for Duke redshirt freshman DeVon Edwards, but the Blue Devils' defensive back wouldn't have it any other way.
There were a lot of expectations placed on the Newton Lady Rams varsity basketball team on opening night this season.