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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


Late score lifts Luella over Lady Tigers

Alcovy girls soccer coach Anna Hebert said before the start of Thursday night's contest against Luella that the Lady Lions would be an even match.

March 13, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Lions’ second-half roar quiets Tigers

After an even first half, the Alcovy boys soccer team's night ended with a whimper Thursday night against Luella, falling 5-1 to the Lions while giving up four second-half goals.

March 13, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy coach formally resigns

After months of turmoil, Alcovy boys varsity basketball coach Jabari Levi has resigned from his head coaching position with the Tigers.

March 12, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Steele makes college choice

Eastside senior baseball player Hanks Steele made his pledge to Middle Georgia State College Tuesday afternoon, signing his National Letter of Intent with the Knights' program in front of coaches, family and friends.

March 11, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


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Lady Eagles catch upset bug

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.

February 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Eagles end season in overtime

Regulation wasn't enough to decide the Class AAAA state basketball tournament opening round winner between Eastside and Grady Saturday afternoon, but overtime proved to be no friend to the Eagles in a 62-50 loss to the visiting Knights.

February 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Ellwangers compete at SAA championships

Berry College freshmen swimmers Robbie and Joey Ellwanger competed last Sunday at the Southern Athletic Association Championship swim meet.

February 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Spring schedules warming up

With winter slowing down and spring warming up, Newton, Alcovy and Eastside's spring sports schedule are beginning to take shape.

February 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Edwards earns academic honors

Former Alcovy standout DeVon Edwards wrapped up his outstanding 2013 season with the Duke University football team with an honor off the field last week.

February 22, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Lady Tigers fall in tournament opener

The Alcovy girls varsity basketball team fell 84-45 in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA state tournament to Hillgrove on the road.

February 21, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Explosive Hawks knock off Rams

An explosive second half helped the visiting Hillgrove Hawks knock off host Newton 56-44 Friday night in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA state tournament.

February 21, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Free throw woes end Newton’s season

After completing a perfect run through region competition, the Newton girls varsity basketball team ran into a buzz saw Friday night against visiting North Cobb in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA state tournament, dropping a 59-50 decision to the Lady Warriors.

February 21, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Teams prepare for state playoffs

Five Newton County basketball teams begin their state playoff runs this weekend, with Newton and Alcovy tipping off action tonight in the Class AAAAAA opening round.

February 20, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Lady Tigers finish third in region

The Alcovy Lady Tigers finished up their season as the third-ranked team in Region 2-AAAAAA, defeating Rockdale County 42-36 Tuesday night in tournament consolation action.

February 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Rams’ magic runs out

Foul line struggles ended the Newton Rams' run for a region title Tuesday night, as Newton fell 50-46 to Luella at home in the finals of the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.

February 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Unmatched perfection

Perfection comes only every so often in sports.

February 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams erase second-half deficit to reach finals

It wasn't how newton coach Rick Rasmussen would have drawn it up, but in the end, Rasmussen and the Rams were elated to walk away with a 55-51 victory over Lovejoy Monday night in the semifinals of the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.

February 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Rams reach finals

It wasn't the prettiest performance Monday night from the Newton girls varsity basketball team, but in the end, the Lady Rams put forth just enough effort to edge rival Alcovy 64-46, reaching the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament finals.

February 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Region 2-AAAAAA Tournament Central

Newton High School hosted the quarterfinals of the Region 2-AAAAAA boys and girls basketball tournaments Saturday, with three of the four Newton County teams in action.

February 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


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