The Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams battled it out Friday night at Homer Sharp Stadium in a football game that ended with no one losing. Or winning, for that matter. After 48 minutes of tough football, the game ended in a 41-41 tie.
The six football teams in Newton and Rockdale counties may be rivals on the field, but the teams recently bonded together under one roof at a Rise Unity Dinner hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Providence Classical Christian School, in Oxford, will begin their ninth volleyball season this fall. Players have been preparing during the summer and are looking forward to a great season. The Warriors will be building off a 2015 campaign that brought a runner up finish in the GICAA Division II-A Northeast Region.
Many know about the golf legend who is Bobby Jones, but not many know how he got his start in the sport. Someone who does know lives just nearby in Conyers. Oh, and he's Jones' grandson, Bob Jones, IV.
The 2016 football schedules have been released for the three Newton County High Schools. Newton will open its season Thursday, Aug. 18 at Drew High School in Riverdale, while Eastside and Alcovy will kick off their seasons on Friday, Aug. 19 with the Eagles facing Luella High School and the Tigers playing at Duluth.