Both Union basketball teams managed to pick up a win this past week.
Scotty Bates of Union recently received a $200 incentive for completing his high school equivalency exam through East Central Community College’s MI-BEST Program.
Last week in a blowout win against Madison St. Joseph, Newton coach Ryan Smith complained to his team about their lack of execution on two-point plays.
This week against Eupora, it was the difference in the game as the Tigers converted all three of their attempts and took a hard-fought 24-19 win over the home-standing Eagles.
With an almost entirely new offense, the Newton County Academy Generals managed just 77 yards of total offense last week against Winston Academy.
But the Generals got back to basics this week and coach Rob Roberts found something he liked.
Lake sent a message Friday night that it’s not the same team that went 1-9 in 2016.
From the opening kickoff to the final gun, the Hornets (1-1) rebounded from a heartbreaking loss to Pelahatchie with a commanding 39-0 win over rival Sebastopol.
The Lake Lady Hornets won two of three games this past week, beating Newton 19-8 in a division contest. On Saturday, Lake lost 9-1 to West Lauderdale and finished the week off with a walk-off win against Northeast Lauderdale.
One of the state’s most interesting matchups will take place this week when Lamar School travels down Interstate 20 to take on the Newton Tigers.
Newton enters the contest with a 2-0 record, fresh off a 24-19 win on the road against Eupora last week.