Newton’s basketball team was on fire in the first quarter making 82 percent of the shots on their way to a 64-37 win over Lovejoy while giving head coach Rick Rasmussen his 200th career win on Tuesday.
Alcovy’s wrestling team was one win away from winning the two-day 2015 East Metro wrestling tournament coming up four point short of Clarke Central on Saturday.
The Lady Rams had their chances to win a crucial Region 2-AAAAAA game but were unable to overcome some of their mistakes losing to Lovejoy 61-55 on Tuesday.
Eastside boys win fourth straight
Eastside had a lot of turnovers but not as many as the Lady Wildcats giving the Lady Eagles a 43-25 win at Eastside on Friday.
Eastside’s wrestling team had a 42-35 win over South Gwinnett on their Senior Night on Wednesday after coming from the GHSA Class AAAA Team Dual Wrestling Championship with a 42-30 win over Pike County.
A fourth quarter surge by the Lady Tigers gave Alcovy the 60-51 win over Newton while the Newton boys had no problems keeping the Tigers winless so far this season with their 74-29 Region 2-AAAAAA win on Friday.
As the Newton boys basketball try to get their 17th win of the season on the road against Heritage in non-region competition at 6 p.m. on Friday, there is a lot more on the line as it will give head coach Rick Rasmussen his 200th win as a head coach.
Tucker’s aggressive and attacking style of play took its toll on the Alcovy girls basketball team as they came and shutdown the home team with a 58-47 Region 2-AAAAAA win on Tuesday.
Rockdale had four pins in the final bout against Alcovy to win the Region 2-AAAAAA Team Dual Championship at Rockdale on Friday.
The Rams started the game with a hot hand to take a 12-9 at the end of the first period before they cooled off only scoring two points in the second frame. Lovejoy took advantage of Newton’s inability to sink a basket to take a 23-14 halftime lead in the 39-37 loss on Tuesday.
Rockdale’s wrestling team scored 75 points to finish in a three-way tie with Parkview and Oak Mountain for 14th place with the help of three grapplers in the finals in the 38-team Archer Duals ending on Saturday.
Accolades for Alcovy’s Kalia Johnson and Newton’s Ciara Bryan continue as they excelled on the softball field being named to the All-Region 2-AAAAAA softball team.
With all the good things that happened in sports in Newton and Rockdale County over the 12 months, coming up with the 10 that had the most impact is a difficult task. Listed are the top 10 which the Citizen sports department felt were the biggest stories of the year.
Newton’s DJ Hill proved why he was the Most Valuable Player in the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic tournament hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer for the 39-36 win on Tuesday.