Both Newton County basketball teams are in the same situation heading into the upcoming season.
Both teams bring back all of their starters from last year and both coaches will tell you that they are still young but with a year’s more experience.
Here’s a look at both teams heading into the upcoming season.
The Lake Lady Hornets managed to pick up a win last week in the Seminary Tournament.
The Lady Hornets beat Collins 31-26 but then lost 48-25 to Taylorsville. The Hornets dropped both contests at Seminary, falling 41-38 to Magee and 55-37 to Collins.
Newton County’s Jada McDougle made a decision as a sophomore in high school that she had no idea how much it would impact her life.
McDougle, already a standout on the school’s softball teams, decided to try out for the Newton County track teams.
Newton County’s inspired postseason run came to an end last week but it wasn’t without a fight from the Cougars.
Lawrence County scored first in overtime and held Newton County on four downs to take a 13-7 win in the third round of the Class 4A playoffs on Friday night in Decatur.
The Newton County Academy Lady Generals picked up a much-needed win on the hardwoods last week.
The Lady Generals beat Park Place 47-38 and also lost 47-35 to Carroll Academy on Tuesday. The Generals lost both of their games, falling 28-26 to Park Place and 44-27 to Carroll.
The Union basketball teams had a big week on the basketball courts.
The Lady Yellowjackets took a pair of wins as they hammered Stringer 66-28 and then beat Pisgah 43-37. The Yellowjackets beat Stringer 50-42 and Pisgah 73-60 to stay unbeaten.