Photos: Colin Hubbard
POWDER SPRINGS — Newton built an early lead and rolled to a 39-21 victory over McEachern in a non-region football game on Friday at Cantrell Stadium.
When the Rockdale County football players and coaches emerged at the high school campus late Friday night, they were met with an eye-catching scene.
The Newton County School System announced the cancellation of Friday’s high school football game between Alcovy and Newton because of COVID-19 issues within the Alcovy program.
Concussions have increased in the past 20 years among athletes playing high school sports. Neural Effects scrubbed data from the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance to determine which sports have the highest concussion rates.
As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, Newton County Schools announced guidelines this week for high school football games at Sharp Stadium.
Improving the offensive line, running the football more effectively and not playing as many guys both ways have been major points of emphasis for head coach Camiel Grant and the Newton football program this offseason.
The 2021 high school football season marks a new beginning for an Eastside program that said goodbye to head coach Troy Hoff, who departed for Woodstock High School during the offseason.
A high school football player at Southwest-Macon died Monday night after a medical emergency at practice, the Bibb County Schools district announced Tuesday.
Former University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt spoke at the 'Night of Champions' event on Friday in Lawrenceville.
Rylee Breese, a 2021 Heritage grad, signed in late May with the Savannah College of Art and Design women’s soccer program.
Three area high school baseball players earned honorable mention all-state honors this week from the Georgia Dugout Preview.
Atlanta Falcons 2021 Pro Bowl selection Grady Jarrett, as a part of the NFL’s celebration and support of football across all levels, presented a gift Thursday to his alma mater, Rockdale County High School.
Covington Academy held a signing celebration earlier this month for senior Andrew Jones, who will continue his basketball career with the Reinhardt University men’s program.
Heritage star James White was selected as the Class AAAAAA South Player of the Year, headlining five area basketball players on the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State Team.
COLUMBUS — Caroline Culbertson led the Eastside girls golf team to a 12th-place finish in the Class AAAAA Tournament, which concluded Tuesday at Green Island Country Club.
Peachtree Academy senior Alexa Anderson was honored with a recent signing ceremony at her high school.
Rockdale County high schools were represented well on the All-Region 3-AAAAAA Soccer Teams, released after voting by the league’s coaches.
Heritage High School Patriots nabbed the lead late in the game in a 9-3 victory over Alcovy on Tuesday. The game was tied at three with Heritage High School Patriots batting in the top of the seventh when Joshua Peacock singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
The Class AAAAA fifth-ranked Eastside Lady Eagles soccer team traveled to Lawrenceville for a match against the AAAAAAA Mountain View Lady Bears Tuesday evening. Although a non-region game, the outcome could possibly have a huge impact on the all-time Lady Eagles program history.
Rockdale County stayed within the program for the high school’s new head boys basketball coach, announcing Monday that Reginald Jacobs has been promoted to the position.
The Eastside girls soccer team’s mantra and game plan for the 2021 season has been “Score First.” And for the most part, the Eagles have been successful in that endeavor.
Heritage swept the team titles at the last week’s Rollerson-Baldwin NewRock Track and Field Championships on its home track.
CONYERS — Amir Ammons’ walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday gave Heritage’s baseball team a 2-1 win over Alcovy.
Heritage senior James White was an honorable mention selection on the Atlanta Tipoff Club All-Metro Team, released Thursday by the organization.