New Heights

  • Lady Hawks off to slow start
    By JANET HAIGLER For the Progressive Journal The New Heights Lady Hawks have lost the first three games of their season. They lost the season opener, 44-26, to Long Middle School on Nov. 27. Kaylee Davis led New Heights with 11 points, followed by JaNiyah Wilson with seven. Kyleigh Hough and Kelly Chambers each had four points. “The girls were a little nervous with it being their first game,” said coach Shanethia Hamilton.
  • New Heights Hawks opens season 1-1
    By Janet Haigler For the Progressive Journal New Heights Middle School boys’ basketball team opened its season last week, beating Chesterfield, 34-27, and losing to Long Middle School of Cheraw, 40-34. In the loss to Long Middle School Tyus Miller scored 14, Chris Rushing 7, Jamius Dunlap 6, Taariyen Webber and Dalphus Miller 2 each, and Ashton Rollins 1 point for New Heights.
  • New Heights Middle wins homecoming
    By JANET HAIGLER For the Progressive Journal  The New Heights Hawks celebrated Homecoming last Thursday with 50-0 victory over McBee. After losing a close game last week the Hawks came out on fire, scoring early and often. After receiving the opening kickoff, the Hawks scored on a 65-yard pass from Daniel Leaird to Isaiah Rivers. Ronnie McBride’s two-point conversion made it 8-0.
  • New Heights falls to South Middle School 20-12
    By Janet Haigler For the Progressive Journal The New Heights Hawks lost to South Middle School of Lancaster last week, 20-12. Isaiah Huntley scored the Hawk’s first touchdown early in the game on a 5-yard run. The two-point conversion failed. South led 8-6 at halftime and took advantage of New Height fumbles in the second half to add two more touchdowns for a 20-6 lead.
  • New Heights sneaks past Chesterfield/Ruby
    By JANET HAIGLER For the Progressive Journal  In a defensive battle, the New Heights Hawks kept Chesterfield/Ruby Rams out of the end zone and scored a touchdown on a busted play for a 6-0 win Thursday at Central High School. The only score came when Alex Edgeworth fell on a Hawks’ fumble in the end zone. The conversion attempt failed.
  • New Heights football team 1-1
    By JANET HAIGLER For the Progressive Journal The New Heights Hawks are off to a 1-1 start, losing to Long Middle School of Cheraw, 18-8,  followed by a 34-0 victory over McBee last Wednesday. “We are very young,” said Coach Billy Blakeney. “It’s almost like we are starting from scratch as we only have a handful of returning players from last year’s season.”
  • New Heights' Hawks manhandles McBee
    The New Heights Hawks football team hosted McBee Sept. 22 and shut them out 44-0. Robert Price intercepted a McBee pass at the 12-yard line, which led to the Hawks’ first touchdown. Ron Benjamin scored on a 44-yard run and also ran in for the two-point conversion. Benjamin added his second touchdown of the night on a 48-yard run and rushed in for the conversion to up the Hawks’ lead to 16-0.
  • New Heights Hawks soar over North Central 36-14
    The New Heights Middle School football team opened its regular season on Sept. 8 at home against North Central and came away with a 36-14 win. In the opening period, Shyhiem McManus connected with Tyreick Miller for a 35-yard touchdown pass. McManus ran for the two-point conversion and the Hawks led early in the game 8-0. During the second quarter, Rontavius Benjamin dashed 55 yards for a touchdown and Robert Price ran in for the conversion to put the Hawks on top 16-0.
  • Hawks swat Yellow Jackets in shut out
    The New Heights Middle School Hawks defeated the Buford Middle School Yellow Jackets Oct. 15 by an overwhelming 34-0 score.
  • Lady Hawks remain unbeaten
     The New Heights Lady Hawks’ basketball team remained unbeaten this season whipping Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School on Jan. 6 by a score of 43-14.  With the lopsided victory over the visiting Rams, the Lady Hawks improved to 6-0 on the season.