CUMMING — James White and R.J. Noord combined for 58 points Monday in the Heritage boys basketball team’s 79-66 win over Creekview in the North Forsyth Raider Classic.
The state high school football playoffs get underway for three Newton County teams this week with two earning the right to host first-round games Friday.
Four Rockdale and Newton County players made The Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Atlanta All-Metro High School Watch List for boys and girls basketball.
Conyers resident Victoria Zember, a senior at Eagle’s Landing Christian, has signed with the Auburn University equestrian team, currently ranked No. 1 in the nation.
COVINGTON — Unbeknownst to Newton’s football team, its regular-season finale at home against South Gwinnett had turned into a must-win situation in order to qualify for the Class AAAAAAA state playoffs.
LOGANVILLE — Jamal Haynes’ 79-yard touchdown pass to Jaden Smith on the second play from scrimmage, a trick play that caught the Newton defense off guard, set the tone for undefeated Grayson Friday night.
Salem junior Kristian Phillips committed Sunday night to the Michigan State University football program, becoming the Spartans’ first recruit of the Class of 2022 cycle.
COVINGTON — Three plays in succession early in the third quarter sent the trajectory of Friday night’s meeting between undefeated Brookwood and Newton skyrocketing in favor of the host Rams in a crucial Region 4-AAAAAAA battle.
Three Newton High runners placed in the top 20 over the weekend in the Region 4-AAAAAAA Cross Country Championships at the International Horse Park in Conyers.
CONYERS — Entering Friday night as the favorites against cross-town rival Rockdale County, a team depleted by transfers in recent weeks, Salem head coach Jarrett Laws wanted to make sure his team played the game with respect.
POWDER SPRINGS – There was no offensive explosion in Walter Cantrell Stadium during McEachern's 8-7 victory against Newton on Friday, but the Indians did just enough to avoid their first 1-4 season since 2003.
Former Rockdale County offensive tackle Christian Anderson made a commitment recently to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program.
When Rockdale County Public Schools superintendent Terry Oatts reversed his decision postponing fall high school sports seasons to the spring, it gave local athletes a chance to resume activities alongside other surrounding counties.
COVINGTON — Mistakes on both sides of the ball hampered Newton, but it wasn’t enough to keep them out of the win column Friday night in its season opener against cross-town foe Alcovy.
Rockdale County Public Schools superintendent Terry Oatts announced the decision to resume high school fall sports conditioning on Monday, Sept. 14.
Newton standout Justin Benton was ranked among the nation’s top 100 sophomore football players in the initial Class of 2023 rankings by 247Sports.com.
When Eastside High School’s softball players left the school Friday for a game against the Morgan County Bulldogs, they had no idea that the Newton County School System would decide to halt all extracurricular activities due to the coronavirus pandemic later that night.
The Newton County School System has halted all extracurricular activities because of the coronavirus pandemic, the system announced Friday afternoon.
The Covington-based SDG Angels finished their summer schedule with a third-place finish in the 11-team North Georgia State Championships at Rabbit Hill Park in Dacula.
Seven track and field athletes from Newton and Rockdale Counties earned All-American honors with top-eight finishes in the AAU Junior Olympics, held Aug. 5-8 in Brevard County, Fla.
Two Newton football players, Darius Green and Nyland Green, are among the 84 from Georgia on the watch list for the 2020 Sports Illustrated All-American Team.
The Newton Rams football program has called off activities for a second straight week after a second high school player tested positive for COVID-19.
Rockdale County Public Schools superintendent Terry Oatts anounced a drastic measure Friday because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After Wednesday’s meeting with its Sports Medicine Advisory Council, the Georgia High School Association implemented a number of changes Thursday to football, cheerleading and one-act play.
The Newton Rams football program has called off activities for the week after a high school player tested positive last week for COVID-19.
Georgia joined the largely growing number of states on Monday to postpone high school football when the Georgia High School Association decided to push all contests back two weeks into September. It now appears that state championships will be played from Dec. 27-30.
The Georgia High School Association is “99 percent” certain it will schedule state championship football games Dec. 28-30, and avoid a conflict with Christmas week, according to Fox 5 Sports’ Justin Felder.
Rockdale County Public Schools, after announcing virtual-only instruction for the fall semester, has halted all athletics workouts as the district discusses the future of fall sports.
“My heart is numb, there is no other way to put it. He was my dad,” Jamichael Baldwin said.
Rockdale County head football coach Jamie Baldwin, who also served as the school’s head track and field head coach, died Saturday morning.
Abbie George, a 2018 graduate of Heritage who has spent the last two seasons playing soccer at Georgia Military College, is set to transfer to Brenau University to continue her career.