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Coverage of local sports in Rockdale County, including Rockdale County High School, Heritage High School and Salem High School

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Hopper signs with Emmanuel College

Eastside’s Madison Hopper recently inked with with Emmanuel College after a successful senior year for the Lady Eagles.

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Rams defense steps up beating Central Gwinnett 15-14

Newton’s defense came up with the big plays when they needed them to beat Central Gwinnett 15-14 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

Newton sweeps Heritage in season opener

The Newton boys basketball team needed a late charge in the fourth quarter to pull away from Heritage before getting the 51-41 win while the Lady Rams had no trouble beating Lady Patriots 75-41 in their season opener on Wednesday.

Defense needs to step in to beat Central Gwinnett

Defense is going to be the name of the game as Central Gwinnett brings their high-powered offense to face Newton in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. On Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Lady Rams take advantage of mistakes in win.

The Newton girls basketball took advantage of Heritage’s 42 turnovers as they started their season with an impressive 75-41 win on Wednesday.

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Eastside needs to maintain balance against St. Pius

Once again the Eastside defense will have to find a way to stop a running juggernaut when they step on the field at George B. Maloof Stadium to take on St. Pius X in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Local players named to 2-AAAAAA All-Region team

Ten local players impressed the opposing coaches enough to get voted on the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team.

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Piedmont advances to semifinal following 28-14 win over Robert Toombs Christian

Paced by a dominating defense and a relentless ground attack Piedmont Academy find themselves one game away from playing for their third GISA class AA state championship in five years. Robert Toombs Christian Academy never seemed to find their offensive rhythm as the Cougars cruised to a 28-14 quarterfinal victory.

Newton looks at aggressive guard play for successful season

With only two returning starters in senior D. J. Hill and sophomore Darvin Jones, the Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen is counting on the rest of the team to step up quickly as they started their season play against Heritage on Wednesday.

Lady Rams hope that inexperience won't be a factor

After graduating her entire starting lineup, Lady Rams head coach is not letting up on the new girls as she still feels her team has a legitimate shot at winning the Region 2-AAAAAA title.

Rockdale swim team places fourth at Big Splash

Rockdale’s swim team had one of their best finishes coming in fourth overall with 401 points at the 20-team, Big Splash Invitational at Whitewater High School on Saturday.

Newton make history with 27-14 playoff win

Just because the Rams reached their goal of winning a playoff game, something they had not done since 1987, by beating Class AAAAAA No. 3 ranked Valdosta 27-14 don’t expect them to call it a season just yet.

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Missed extra-point gives Eastside 35-34 overtime win in playoff game

he Eagles almost found themselves in to deep a hole to get out of before coming back to beat Thomson 35-34 in overtime in the first game of the Class AAAA playoffs on Friday.

Avoiding turnovers and penalties to play a big part in Newton’s plan in playoff game

Winning the turnover battle and avoiding senseless penalties are always important to winning a football game. Making sure that happens is more crucial as Newton faces Class AAAAAA No. 2 Valdosta on the road in the first round of the playoffs at Bazemore-Hyde Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Eastside unable to keep pace with Griffin losing region championship game 48-28

The Eagles may have struck first but it was Griffin that came out on top winning the Region 4-AAAA championship with a 48-28 victory at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

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