The Tigers might not have proven much of a test, but the Newton Rams varsity basketball team didn't take Alcovy any less seriously Friday night than it would any other opponent.
After leading the Rams with 21 points against region foe Lovejoy, Newton guard Jalen Glover has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.
A familiar foe to the Redskins' football program will now call Social Circle home, as the Redskins announced this week that Monroe Area defensive coordinator Chad Estes will take over as the Redskins' head football coach.
Friday night is shaping up to be a great hoops night in Newton County, as Newton High and Alcovy renew their rivalry for the second time this season and Eastside welcomes Johnson for a region match that may decide seeding in the Region 8-AAAA postseason tournament.
Alcovy High School boys' basketball coach Jabari Levi is on a health-related leave of absence from the Tigers' program, and his future with the program is unclear.
The Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball team extended its win streak to 10 Tuesday night on the road, handling Stephens County 67-50 in region play.
Eight Alcovy and Newton High School softball players earned Region 2-AAAAAA all-region honors, the region announced last week, with the Tigers headlining the programs with three first-team selections.
Eastside wing Adriana Spears has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week after leading the Lady Eagles with 18 points in Eastside's 68-43 victory over Walnut Grove.
The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team captured its ninth consecutive victory Friday night on the road, demolishing Chestatee 55-38 in Region 8-AAAA action.
After pacing the Lady Rams with 10 points in its 51-19 victory over Druid Hills Tuesday night, Newton senior Mercedes Booker has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.
The Eastside Eagles varsity wrestling team rounded out its home schedule with a Senior Night to remember Wednesday, defeating Salem 45-36.
The Alcovy Tigers boys varsity basketball team dropped its 11th consecutive game Tuesday night, falling 82-45 to Luella in Region 2-AAAAAA action on the road.
With a scoring outburst against rival Newton Saturday afternoon, Eastside senior guard Anthony Henderson earned the Eagles' Athlete of the Week nod, helping Eastside defeat the Rams 58-49.
For her efforts on the basketball court this week, Alcovy senior Waneisha Morris has been named the Alcovy Athlete of the Week.
With a 19-point lead well into the fourth quarter Friday night, Rockdale sophomore Jalen Jordan let Bulldog fans know that he had arrived.
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.