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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


Braves sign Simmons; 7-years $58 mil

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58 million, seven-year contract on Thursday, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the NL East champions.

February 20, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Russia out of Olympic hockey

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men's hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians' enormous expectations at home.

February 19, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


State tournaments rescheduled

Due to last week's winter weather, the Georgia High School Association has rescheduled varsity basketball and wrestling state tournament dates.

February 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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Wrestling tournament delayed

The Georgia High School Association announced that the Georgia High School Traditional Dual Wrestling Championships scheduled for this weekend have been postponed.

February 12, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Betty Faith Jaynes dies

Betty Jaynes, the first executive director of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, died Monday after a brief illness, the WBCA announced. She was 68.

February 11, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Wed Update: Tournament games postponed

UPDATED: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

February 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


County wrestlers advance to state duals

Eight Newton County grapplers will continue their wrestling careers this weekend after qualifying for the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA State Traditional Duals Championships.

February 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Carter caps big Georgia signing class

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's signing class has received a much-anticipated boost with the addition of defensive end Lorenzo Carter.

February 05, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Falcons release Nicholas, Samuel

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have released two former longtime starters, cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas, from their defense.

February 05, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Braves sign Freeman to 8-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) - A person familiar with the talks says the Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement on an eight-year deal with first baseman Freddie Freeman that will be worth about $125 million.

February 04, 2014 | CHARLES ODUM | SPORTS


Gattis, Farmer splash down

Newton County welcomed Atlanta Brave Evan Gattis to City Pond Park Saturday morning, as the first-year Brave and former University of Georgia standout Kyle Farmer presented the Game Time Evan Gattis MVP Baseball Camp.

February 04, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Hooping in a winter wonderland

When snow days hit the South, many students wake up ready to hit the fresh powder and revel in the "mythical" snow day that rears its head maybe once every four years.

January 30, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


UPDATED: Local games canceled

Due to inclement weather, Friday night's Newton vs. Rockdale County basketball game has been postponed.

January 28, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Broncos, Seahawks arrive in New York

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Leave it to Peyton Manning to put everything in perspective.

January 27, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Braves close on land deal in suburbs

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have closed on land to build a new stadium in the city's northwest suburbs and expect to soon name the ballpark's designer and architect.

January 25, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


National Hoop Shoot continues

The Elks National Foundation's 42nd National Hoop Shoot free-throw contest is under way. Anita and Larry Denny of the Covington Elks visited Newton County elementary schools to pass out information about the program. Ten schools had active programs.

January 23, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Maddux won't go in Hall as a Brave

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa will not have logos on their Hall of Fame plaques.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Super Bowl set

Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


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