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Three local grapplers win South Metro Inviational, Rockdale takes third place overall

Rockdale’s wrestling team got seven medalist including two first place winners to come in third in the 21-team South Metro Invitational on Saturday.

Newton edges Eastside to sweep the county rival game

Eastside’s basketball teams had a rough two days as they were swept by Jonesboro on Friday before getting the same treatment by Newton on Saturday.

Rockdale’s Dax Willette and Kimola McCallum earn top spots in 2014 All-Citizen Cross Country Team

Rockdale’s Dax Willette and Kimola McCallum had the best cross country averages to earn them the 2014 All-Citizen Boys and Girls Cross Country Runners of the Year.

No replay in Oklahoma high school football playoff game, judge rules

A high school football playoff game taken into court after a disputed penalty erased a late-game touchdown will not be replayed, an Oklahoma district judge ruled on Thursday, saying athletic contests should not be decided by “robed referees.”

Newton starts Region 2-AAAAAA play with sweep over Alcovy

Not even having the game in her hand made Newton’s Alexcia Chatman twitch as she made the game-winning shot in the waning seconds to give the Lady Rams the had the 54-52 win over Alcovy in Region 2-AAAAAA season opener while the boys had no trouble with a 19-point win, 70-51, over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Alcovy grapplers retain Newton Cup for third year

A late surge on the mat by Alcovy’s wrestling team allowed them to hold on to the Newton Cup for the third straight year with wins over Eastside and Newton on Tuesday.

Eastside boys, Alcovy girls get wins to split rivalary game

The Eastside boys did something the Alcovy girls did not as they allowed their opponent to stay close.

Newton shows dominance with sweep over cross-town rival Eastside

The Eastside girls basketball team did not start the night well dropping the first game 76-51 to the Newton girls while the Newton teams slowly pulled ahead of the home-team Eagles for a 57-43 win and the sweep on Friday.

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Madison Beazley and Autumn Evans remain Tigers as they head to Andrew College

Alcovy’s Madison Beazley and Autumn Evans will continue to play as teammates after signing with Andrew College Tigers.

Eastside’s Arthur Holmes named Region 4-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year

Eastside’s Arthur Holmes was named the All-Region 4-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year while 12 other were named to the All-Region 4A-AAAA team.

Newton’s offense continues explosive play in win over Meadowcreek

Newton’s boys basketball team were able to take Meadowcreek out of their normal defense allowing the Rams to pull away getting the 77-52 win on Tuesday.

Eastside pressure too much for Riverdale to handle in sweep

Both Eastside squads turned up the heat against Riverdale as the home team swept the visiting Raiders in non-region play on Tuesday.

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Piedmont Academy finishes season as GISA Class AA state runner-ups

Piedmont Academy fought a good game but in the end it was not meant to be as they lost to Memorial Day 42-35 in the GISA Class AA championship at Mercer University on Saturday.

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Mariota’s Moment: Oregon QB leads Heisman chase

There aren’t many things left to complete the Heisman Trophy resume of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Unless you count beating Arizona.

Trio of Lady Eagles named to all-region softball first team

Five Eastside players were recently named to the 2014 All-Region softball team including on the three first team.

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