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Lady Eagles getting ready for change

The Eastside girls basketball are not sure if they’re going to be able to reload or rebuild after graduating seven seniors from last year’s team. But one thing they are sure of is that they are going to have to play a different brand of basketball with their new region alignment.

Newton’s Calloway leads summer team to win in tourney opener

If the GBSA Sox are to contend for a championship in the World Wood Bat 16-under Tournament, Mason Calloway figures to have a prominent role.

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Youngsters learning skills to a lifetime game

For Hallie and Payton Davis, summer is a time to try out new activites. The two are part of a small group of kids finding the enjoyment of being outdoors learning the game of golf.

Covington finishes as runner-up in Albany tournament

Covington Post 32’s American Legion baseball team came up just a bit short at the Paul Eames Tournament last weekend in Albany.

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Building chemistry is key to Alcovy girls basketball during summer workouts

Before starting their summer workouts, Alcovy head coach David Baker had a team meeting expressing the importance of building team chemistry.

Perfect Game tourneys about more than just scoreboard

Sure, for Jason Borcherding and Team Georgia, summer tournament season is about winning baseball games, and hopefully tournament titles. But much more is at stake over the next days and weeks as the futures of hundreds of players will be determined.

Rockdale’s Hill named girls track athlete of year

The accolades continue to add up for Candace Hill.

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Hall of Fame induction a Braves reunion

The National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony had the feel of an Atlanta Braves reunion as pitching greats Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were inducted on Sunday along with former manager Bobby Cox.

Link named baseball, softball coach at Salem

A new era has begun on the baseball and softball fields at Salem High School.

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Lady Rams softball head in new direction with coaching change

The Lady Rams softball team have a new field, new uniforms, a new booster club and now a new coach.

Inductee La Russa says let steroid era players in Hall

Tony La Russa, who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, believes there is room in the Hall for tainted stars from the so-called Steroids Era.

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Podium places to be decided in final time trial

After almost three weeks of action-packed racing the minor podium places in the Tour de France are likely to be decided in Saturday’s final time trial.

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Archer signs with Brenau for track

Alcovy runner Brianna Archer recently signed her way to the next level after agreeing to attend Brenau University on a Track and Field scholarship.

Defensive play key to securing Post 32 3-2 win

The phrase defense wins championships was never more true than in the American Legion Georgia Tournament as Covington held off Albany for the 3-2 win at Paul Eames Field in Albany on Friday.

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Gruden: RG3 ‘hands down’ Redskins’ best QB

Jay Gruden is not leaving any room for interpretation. The Washington Redskins’ rookie head coach said Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback.

Falcons WR White agrees to 4-yr extension

Falcons WR White agrees to 4-yr extension The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with Roddy White on a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season and could set the wide receiver up to finish his career with the franchise that drafted him in the first round in 2005.

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Golfers show heart for Gowen

Not even bad weather could stop the more than 150 golfers from showing their support in the Golf for Laurie tournament at Ashton Hills Golf Club on Saturday.

Post 77 opens state tourney with lopsided win

Rockdale Post 77 got the Georgia State American Legion Tournament off to a fine start Thursday.

Bazzani, Austin plugging along in minors

Anthony Bazzani had his first rough outing as a professional recently.

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Braves’ Simmons turns in another stunning defensive play

Andrelton Simmons has barely played the equivalent of two full seasons in the majors, but the Atlanta Braves shortstop already made enough highlight-reel defensive gems to more than last a career.

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Local players honored at Elite 80 showcase

Three local high school softball players represented Newton County at the Georgia Dugout Club-Elite 80 Showcase in Woodstock on Wednesday.

American Legion state tourney opens Thursday

The Georgia American Legion state tournament opens for two local teams, starting with today’s opening round.

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