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.
It wasn't the prettiest of wins, but the Rockdale County varsity basketball doesn't get credit for presentation.
In a scene echoing Super Bowl Super Bowl XLVII between San Francisco and Baltimore, a blackout took center stage Tuesday night during the fourth quarter of the Rockdale County Bulldogs and Alcovy Tigers' region tilt at Cleveland Stroud Gymnasium.
Eastside guard Deshantra Kelly led the Lady Eagles with 13 points this past weekend against rival Alcovy, earning the Eastside Player of the Week honor.
Newton County welcomed Atlanta Brave Evan Gattis to City Pond Park Saturday morning, as the first-year Brave and former University of Georgia standout Kyle Farmer presented the Game Time Evan Gattis MVP Baseball Camp.
After scoring a game-high 28 points against Morrow, Alcovy guard Cameron Banks has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.
When snow days hit the South, many students wake up ready to hit the fresh powder and revel in the "mythical" snow day that rears its head maybe once every four years.
After leading the Lady Rams with 17 points Saturday against Cedar Shoals, Newton forward Sonia Forney has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.
One of the most sacred streaks, in my own little sports universe, continued Sunday night.
Eastside and Alcovy renew their rivalry for the second time this season on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.
Due to inclement weather, Friday night's Newton vs. Rockdale County basketball game has been postponed.
For his efforts on the basketball court, Eagles senior Treyvon Francis has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.
The Newton boys varsity basketball team needed overtime Saturday to handle Cedar Shoals, but in the end, the Rams rallied from a first-quarter deficit to defeat the Jaguars 51-46 on the road in non-region play.
After leading the Lady Tigers in scoring in back-to-back games, Alcovy forward Tierra Hodges has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.
It took almost three quarters for the Lady Rams to look like themselves Friday night, but Newton poured on 20 points in the fourth quarter to earn its eighth region victory of the season, defeating rival Alcovy 64-48 on the road.
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.
Before the 2013-2014 season, Eastside boys varsity basketball coach Greg Freeman let anyone within earshot know that his senior guard was coming for them.
While most families will spend Christmas morning discussing presents under the tree and what foods will be filling their bellies as sugar plums dance in their heads, one Newton family's focus may be turned more toward the hardwood than sleigh bells.
Six Alcovy Tigers and four Newton Rams were named to the Region 2-AAAAAA all-region football team, the region announced this week.
While many athletes will spend their winter breaks resting, basketball programs around Newton County will hit the hardwood for holiday tournaments.
For the second time this season, the Atlanta Falcons will be featured on "Monday Night Football" tomorrow night against San Francisco.
The Eastside boys varsity basketball team passed its first test of region play Tuesday night at home, pummeling the Monroe Area Purple Hurricanes 81-44 in its 2013-2014 region opener.
It took almost a full half of play, but the Eastside girls basketball team heated up in the second half, toppling Monroe Area 68-48 in the Lady Eagles' region opener.