One week removed from placing schools into classifications for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years the Georgia High School Association placed teams into regions Tuesday.
LITHONIA -- Brian Anderson earned his first career victory as head coach of the Heritage Patriots Tuesday night after helping lead his team to an 81-64 win over Arabia Mountain.
LILBURN -- Sean Turley expected Parkview to attempt a deep pass with four seconds remaining in a tie game and he was right.
Jordan Thomas got the season started on the right foot this week, averaging 26 points per contest at the Conference Crossover in Due West, S.C.
DECATUR — Eastside bucked a slow start Saturday in their season-opener against Redan in the Southwest DeKalb Showcase and went on to cruise to a 20-point victory, 68-48.
LOGANVILLE — Defense was the name of the game Saturday night in Rockdale County’s 62-35 victory over Loganville to open the regular season.
COVINGTON — Coming into the final game of the regular season, the Newton Rams and Rockdale Bulldogs were heading into two different directions.
CONYERS — Through 3 1/2 quarters, Heritage’s offense had ran 28 plays for 15 yards and were staring down the barrel of a three-touchdown deficit at home against Lakeside-Evans.
Losing your top three players to graduation in the game of basketball is a tough obstacle to overcome for most teams. Losing your head coach, one that has spent the past the past 14 years running the program, is a hurdle most teams wouldn’t know how to clear.
Gladys King and her Eastside girls basketball team are no strangers to heartbreak after having their playoff hopes dashed for the second year with a gut-wrenching loss to Woodward Academy in the first round of the Region 4-AAAA tournament.
Despite finishing as one of the region’s top offensive teams last season, the Alcovy Tigers finished a disappointing 3-8 in region play and failed to make the playoffs for the seventh year in a row.
Newton junior defensive back, wide receiver Nyland Green was offered by the University of Georgia Friday afternoon. The 4-star athlete adds UGA to his long list of offers that includes Clemson, Auburn and Georgia Tech.
RIVERDALE – While it has been a challenging season for Head Coach Jarrett Laws and the Salem Seminoles, it has been rewarding in some respects as well.
Isaiah Miller had a night to remember for UNC-Greensboro, not for his final stat line, but for two of his 13 points scored in an 83-50 victory over North Carolina A&T.
The Sun Belt Conference announced Tuesday that the University of South Alabama soccer program had nine players named to its all-conference teams and swept the individual awards, including a coach-of-the-year honor for Richard Moodie.
The current classifications as they know it for three local Rockdale and Newton County schools are unofficially a thing of the past, the Georgia High School Association announced Tuesday in its reclassification plans.
CONYERS — The Memorial Middle School girls flag football team wasn’t just satisfied with advancing to the Conyers Cup Championship game Monday night.
Birmingham, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 16th annual men’s basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams Monday, tipping off the 2019-20 season.
MCDONOUGH -- Chilly temperatures did not hinder Noah Cook and the Eastside offense in the least bit Friday night in their Region 4-AAAA road matchup at McDonough.
CONYERS -- Despite Salem’s 1-7 record heading into Friday night’s home matchup with Luella, several storylines emerged on the coldest night of the season.
Each week during the football season, the Citizen will nominate four players for its Fans Choice Player of the Week. Online voting at www.RockdaleNewtonCitizen.com will begin by Monday and will end Thursdays at midnight.
In Kailey Rusk’s final high school season, the Eastside softball standout was named the Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year this week for her outstanding season both in the circle and at the plate.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released its Preseason All-PBC Basketball Team Wednesday with Georgia College Men’s Basketball placing one junior on the team.
Each week during the high school football season, the Citizen will honor a Fans Choice Football Player of the Week based on fan voting during the week. Voting begins Monday and closes Thursday at RockdaleNewtonCitizen.com. The winner will be honored in the print and web versions of the Citizen.
In his first season as an assistant football coach at Salem High School, Aldrick Blunt cant be found teaching young cadets at the school as a Senior Marine instructor. Citizen Sports Editor Colin Hubbard caught up with the former college football standout at East Tennessee State University t…
With Kristian Phillips leading the way with a block, Salem running back Willis Sheppard burst threw the gaping hole created by left guard and raced down the right sideline for a career-long rush of 71 yards.
CONYERS — With time winding down in the fourth quarter, Alcovy quarterback MJ Stroud dropped back and threw across the middle of the field looking to get his Tigers back into the game.
After sweeping past West Laurens in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs, the Eastside volleyball team lost to LaFayette Wednesday in the Sweet 16.
VALDOSTA — The Rockdale County boys cross country team qualified for the upcoming state meet Friday morning with a sixth place finish at the Area 1 AAAAAAA meet.
CONYERS — With 12 seconds remaining, Rockdale County quarterback Niamya Beasley threw across the middle of the field on fourth down and was intercepted by Heritage’s Morgan Snipes.
Tay Gowan, a Newton grad, turned in a great performance for UCF in their 41-28 win over East Carolina last Saturday. Gowan recorded six tackles and broke up a career-high three passes in the win.