The Eastside Eagles football team will see plenty of changes in 2014 - a new region, new opponents and new postseason opportunities - but the most startling difference on their 2014 schedule released last week may be the loss of a rival.
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.
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.
Berry College freshmen swimmers Robbie and Joey Ellwanger competed last Sunday at the Southern Athletic Association Championship swim meet.
With winter slowing down and spring warming up, Newton, Alcovy and Eastside's spring sports schedule are beginning to take shape.
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.
The Alcovy girls varsity basketball team fell 84-45 in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA state tournament to Hillgrove on the road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perfection comes only every so often in sports.
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.
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.
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.