Alcovy High School celebrated the signing of two student athletes Wednesday, both former Tigers' basketball players, and one a future collegiate hoopster and another a future collegiate softball player.
After two years at Newton High School, Rams' baseball coach Vincent Byams is moving on at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
For the second straight year, the Georgia Revolution will host the Atlanta Silverbacks in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Another school year is winding down, and with it another prep sports year is under wraps.
Freshmen and sophomores had plenty of influence in Newton's 2013 baseball season, which will pay dividends in 2014.
The 750-horsepower Pratt and Whitney Hornet engines turned over four propellers sending a beautiful yet chaotic melody of mechanical jazz to those encased in the belly of the flying time capsule that is the Liberty Foundation's B-17 Memphis Belle at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Thursday.
Alcovy baseball coach Casey Bates knew pitching would be key to his team's success in the Class AAAAAA playoffs, and the Tigers validated that claim in a two-game sweep of visiting Westlake Friday.
The targets continued to fly out of the trap just in front of each shooter, despite the sun sinking.
Alcovy boys' soccer had a bittersweet ending to its 2013 season Wednesday.
The Oaks Golf Course's new golf professional Lisa Vaught answered some questions with The Covington News about what she can bring to the course and Newton County.
The NFL Draft is an exciting time for many football fans. And I never knew why.
Alcovy baseball finished the 2013 regular season with three straight wins, and it isn't finished yet.
Demetrius McCray was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the fourth pick of the seventh round (210 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft Saturday.
The Alcovy boys' golf team is not only Region 2-AAAAAA champions, but it is also headed to the state tournament.
The Rockdale all-stars shined the brightest in the annual Newton County vs. Rockdale County game at Rockdale High's gym Thursday.
It doesn't have to be about winning, scholarships, money and notoriety. Sports is relaxing, therapeutic and – well –fun. At least that's what it was designed as, a way to get recreation and prepare for hunts and survival. Nowadays, I often find myself thinking of sports as a business more than a way to run out your stresses and enjoy time with the other participants. Saturday the Heartland Woman's Club brought things back to the ...
The Newton County Recreation Department and Oxford College of Emory have partnered for the first time to bring the community a new tennis experience.
History often remembers the best teams, and the best teams are often the closest knit. The 1963 Newton girls' basketball team was both, ranking among the greatest in the county's history of legendary hoops teams, and, still to this day - 50 years later - is a family group. The Lady Rams of 1963 went unbeaten in 33 games, boasting several All-State and All-Region players, reaching the state's AA championship before falling to Hart County ...
Girls' basketball in 1963 was a different game for many reasons, but the biggest was the fact that there were 12 players on the court at one time - six players on each of the halves during the entire game.
Jesse Johnston has become a fixture with Newton County Recreation Commission sports during the 24 years he's been coaching there.
A terrific 2012-13 athletic school year for Colton Smith got even better Wednesday. After entering his senior season as Eastside's starting placekicker, Smith went on to break a school record with a 45-yard field goal, make every extra point he attempted and was selected as a participant in the East-West All-Star game. All that added up to Smith being the first kicker in coach Rick Hurst's tenure at Eastside to sign with a college. The ...
Morgan Edelman set a precedent Tuesday afternoon. The Alcovy senior became the first girls' soccer player from her school to sign a soccer scholarship, when she inked a deal with Piedmont College. "We're a young program and she's been one of the first really good players to come through," Alcovy coach Phillip Davidson said. "We kind of knew when she got into ninth grade that she'll be playing at the next level." Since Edelman arrived ...
Sarah Gaddis knew she wanted to play soccer in college and also knew she wanted to play with her best friend.
Point University coach Randy Douglas didn't have many opportunities to see Erin Elmore play due to her injuries, but that didn't matter.
Baseball Keith Buckhault, Eastside – Buckhault had one hit and one run in Cleveland State's 7-5 loss in the nightcap of a doubleheader to Southwest Tennessee Community College Saturday. He had a double and an RBI in the day's first game, a 6-4 CSCC victory. His biggest game of the series came in the opener Friday, with CSCC winning 8-2. Buckhault was 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI. Softball Amanda Henderson, Eastside ...
James Jackson set his goal in life to coach his favorite sport while starring for the Newton Rams' basketball team back in the 1970s.
Just beginning its football program, Berry College will be seeing its share of adversity and changes and will need players familiar with and capable of handling those pressures.
Although none of Newton County's three high school basketball teams were able to get past the first round of the state playoffs, there was plenty of talent to be seen in the gyms of Eastside, Newton and Alcovy.
With two state championships in her last two seasons, Dallas Worthy has been a valuable member of Eastside's track and field team as she begins her senior year.
Realignment brought changes to the area's basketball teams, with Eastside moving to Region 8-AAAA, and Alcovy and Newton jumping up to Region 2-AAAAAA.