The Newton County Academy Generals only got in one game this past week and should be well rested for a key two-game series with the playoffs on the line.
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Deanna Rush of Union, longtime educator and principal of Union Elementary School, was recently selected Alumna of the Year at East Central Community College. She will be recognized during Homecoming festivities scheduled Thursday, Oct. 19 on the Decatur campus.
This Saturday, there will be a no shortage of fun for area residents in southeastern Newton County. Three different events in Hickory and Chunky will provide fun for runners, children of all ages, gospel bluegrass music fans and those who just want to help others.
Friday’s homecoming game against Benton turned out to be a classic Rob Roberts win for Newton County Academy.
The Generals used a stingy defense and a punishing rushing game as they pounded visiting Benton Academy to take a 27-0 win.
With a standing-room only crowd on hand, the Newton County Lady Cougars put on a hitting display on Tuesday night.
The Lady Cougars banged out 45 hits and crushed nine home runs as the Lady Cougars thumped visiting Wesson 20-2 and 22-6 to advance to the Class II state championship series.
What started out bad for Newton on Thursday night just got worse against Bay Springs.
The Tigers opened with a bad snap to the punter on their first series that led to a touchdown, and things just got worse from there, as Bay Springs ran roughshod over the Newton defense in a 47-20 non-division win.
The good thing about this week’s Union and Newton game is that somebody is going to come away with a win.
Newton enters the game with a 5-3 record and has lost three straight games to Scott Central, Philadelphia and Bay Springs.
Newton County had one of its best rushing nights of the year but Northeast Lauderdale was too strong as the Trojans built a 35-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 42-7 win over the Cougars on Friday night.
For Newton County coach Gene Mitchell, it was more of the same the Cougars fell to 1-8 on the season and 0-3 in 5-4A play.