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Hoff earns first victory

First-year Eastside head coach Troy Hoff earned his first career victory with a 41-0 thrashing of Alcovy to open the season. Hoff has been with ...

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Bryan named All-American

It's been well-documented that Newton softball's best player is senior shortstop Ciara Bryan. Flosoftball took it a step further naming Bryan to its ...

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Tigers run-rule Tucker

Alcovy opened region-play much like how they ended it last season – in dominant fashion. The Lady Tigers blanked Tucker 12-0 to begin region play after ...

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Eastside blasts Newton

In a battle of rival schools – Eastside and Newton – the Lady Eagles prevailed with ease topping their county rival 15-3.

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Q&A: Chad Estes

Social Circle defeated Strong Rock Christian 31-23 to earn the team's first victory since September 23, 2011. Second-year head coach Chad Estes spoke with ...

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Social Circle


Hoff earns first win; Eagles blowout Alcovy

Troy Hoff earned his first win as a head coach with a 41-0 victory over Alcovy and Hoff's coaching staff gifted him with the ...

August 28, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Lady Tigers run-rule Tucker

Alcovy opened region-play much like how they ended it last season – in dominant fashion. The Lady Tigers blanked Tucker 12-0 to begin region play after ...

August 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Eastside blasts Newton

In a battle of rival schools – Eastside and Newton – the Lady Eagles prevailed with ease topping their county rival 15-3.

August 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Rams thinking big

Storylines to follow:

August 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


How far can the Eagles soar?

Storylines to follow

August 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Tigers look to get back into win column

Storylines to follow

August 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Skins ready to win

Storylines to follow

August 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Social Circle


Lady Generals defeat Lady Rams

Newton softball is coming off a season that saw the Lady Rams lose in the region championship to Alcovy and get bounced from the first ...

August 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Eagles fall flat, show promise

In a rivalry contest that only carries the weight of talk on social media between students at Eastside and Newton, the Eagles fell to their ...

August 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Rams start slow, finish strong

Eastside came out in full force, like this game had playoff implications, and Newton came out like it was a scrimmage, which it was, but ...

August 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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Alcovy basketball rebooting

Alcovy basketball, girls and boys, will look almost entirely different from last year. Both teams are young and the boys have a new coach in Mack Hardwick. The girls lost six seniors and will have 10 players returning to play varsity but only one - the great Tierra Hodges - with real varsity experience.

June 28, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Rams owning the summer

Newton lost star point guard D.J. Hill to college along with a number of other talented seniors, but the team isn't in a rebuilding state of mind. With the additions of freshmen Ashton Hagans and Colby Rogers plus the emergence of juniors J.D. Notae and Dante Johnson Newton will be a formidable bunch when the season starts.

June 28, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


UPDATE: Man dies after altercation

COVINGTON- A 19-year-old man was shot Monday evening during an altercation at Lakeside Circle, according to Newton County Sheriff's Deputy Felicia Jefferson. The man, identified as Malik Muschett, a resident of Newton County, was later pronounced deceased.

June 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Alcovy to host Black & Gold game

Alcovy basketball, both girls and boys, will host a scrimmage Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m. with a girls game and 7 p.m. for the boys game. Price of admission is $5, but it's free for Livingston Elementary students and Tiny Tigers basketball camp attendees.

June 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Newton wins again

The Newton Rams football team won its second 7-on-7 camp of the summer beating Dorman 22-14 at UGA. The AJC ranked Rams' receiver/defensive back Deandre Huff second overall of the top 10 performers at the camp. Running back Kurt Taylor Jr. was ranked 10th on the same list. The Rams will move on to South Carolina to play some of the best teams in the southeast.

June 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lunch with a coach: Troy Hoff

I took first-year Eastside head coach Troy Hoff and his eight year old son to lunch at Bullritos on Wednesday. We talked for almost an hour with the discussion spanning different topics such as how different the game is today, his history in football, the upcoming year for Eastside and more.

June 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Black All-Stars win championship

Hit after hit, inning after inning, the Newton County Black All-Stars pounced on their Newton Red All-Star counterparts to win the Newton County training league tournament championship in a 28-17 victory.

June 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Iggy, you the real MVP

After two games of seeing Cleveland put all of their money on LeBron creating offense on an island and relying on Matthew Dellavedova to "stop" Stephen Curry, we've finally seen Steve Kerr make a necessary adjustment and sit Andrew Bogut for so-far-Finals-MVP Andre Iguodala.

June 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports Columnists


Playing ball at City Pond

Two 12U teams collided Thursday evening despite a few drops of rain. We stopped by to get some shots of both teams during the contest and witness the future of baseball in Newton County.

June 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


EHS Academic Team shows promise

On May 29 Eastside High School had nine students leave for Chicago to represent the state of Georgia in the High School National Championship Academic Bowl. Eric Adams, the teacher at Eastside went with them plus Dave Gregory, another parent.

June 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Playing fast

At Newton, under head coach Rick Rasmussen, the boys' basketball team has notoriously ran a slow-paced pass heavy offense to minimize the opposing team's ability to exploit the Rams' lack of athleticism in transition. That ends this summer.

June 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams win Cam Newton 7-on-7 tourney

The Newton Rams football team went up to North Atlanta to win Cam Newton's 7-on-7 championship. Newton's next stop is a paid trip to Charlotte for the finals. Head coach Terrance Banks says the team is still a work in progress, as they look to dominate the summer before the regular season starts.

June 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Wren looks to continue EHS legacy

Eastside boys basketball has a history of success. With the exit of former head coach Greg Freeman, there will be a new regime in town under newly hired head coach Brent Wren.

June 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Hardwick to bring community back to Alcovy

After a winless season last year, Alcovy boys basketball has a familiar face leading a new regime to change the culture in Tiger country. Mack Hardwick, who served as an assistant last year under one-and-done head coach Duane Kelley, will begin his first year as a head coach in the Fall.

June 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Hawkins and Beshears win D-ll National Championship

Morgan Beshears and Amanda Hawkins, two softball players from somewhat rival schools in Alcovy and Eastside respectively, put their efforts together to help lift the University of North Georgia to a Division-ll National Championship, the first in North Georgia school history.

June 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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