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Seasons heat up as fall sets in
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For the first time this fall, all three county football teams will be playing in separate games this Friday.

Along with the county's final set of non-region football games, softball and volleyball enters their last full week of the regular season.

The Alcovy softball team will compete in three games next week before traveling to the Brookwood Invitational on Sept. 20.

The Tigers take on Luella and Lovejoy in varsity play after opening the week with a junior varsity only contest against Newton.

The Tigers' volleyball program will travel to a pair of matches this week, the first on Tuesday at Meadowcreek. The Tigers close the week on the road at Walnut Grove.

The Alcovy football team competes in the county's first Thursday night match-up of the season against Jackson. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Eastside hopes to rebound
The Eagles softball program opens up the week with a junior varsity contest on Monday at Morgan County before the varsity team travels to Jackson on Tuesday. The Eagles end the week on the road at Heritage against the Patriots for a junior varsity and varsity doubleheader beginning at 4:15 on Wednesday.

The volleyball team will be at home on Tuesday against Chestatee and will travel to Apalachee on Thursday to take on the Wildcats and Gainesville in a tri-match beginning at 5 p.m.

Eastside closes the week at home on the gridiron against Chestatee at Sharp Stadium. The "Battle of the Birds" will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Newton travels
Newton High School will see much of its action on the road this week, as the softball team travels to Druid Hills on Tuesday and Rockdale on Thursday. The Rams host Salem on Wednesday for a home contest at 5:30 p.m.

The volleyball program travels for just one contest this week at Monroe Area on Thursday at 5 p.m.

The Newton football team also hits the road Friday night, traveling to Valdosta to take on the Wildcats at 7:30 p.m.

Golf event
The Oaks Course will host the 24th Annual Golf Classic for a Cure on Sept. 20.

The event, sponsored by CURE Childhood Cancer, will have two shotgun starts beginning at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will feature a lunch for tournament players. The tournament cost is $125 for individual players or $500 for a foursome.

For more information, visit the organization's website at