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.
Thank you, Marnie Hornsby. To be someone whose life revolves around sports in some way, last week was brutal. On a local level, the Atlanta Falcons gave up a 17-point lead and lost one of Atlanta's most important single-game sporting events. They were just 15 minutes from a moment that would have been mentioned in the same breath as the 1996 Olympics and Hank Aaron - iconic moments. On a national level, sports continued to ...
Basketball Jordan Butts, Alcovy - Butts tallied 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting but it wasn't enough as Belhaven was edged by Auburn-Montgomery 67-66 on Saturday. Nineteen of Butts' points came in the second half, in which Belhaven was outscored 40-33 by an Auburn-Montgomery team which out-rebounded the Blazers 22-10 in the final 20 minutes. Butts had 16 points in 39 minutes during Belhaven's 65-59 loss to the University of Mobile Thursday. Stephen Croone, Newton - ...
Before Marnie Hornsby began participating with the Special Olympics, Helen Harris, of Covington, said her granddaughter was a completely different person.
After four straight losses, Newton is back on the winning track. It's been a road winning streak for the Rams, which after beating Druid Hills 45-43 in overtime picked up another overtime win on Tuesday, beating Lovejoy 57-53. Newton re-emphasized the parity of Region 2-AAAAAA by going from a 1-4 team in the bottom of the standings to a 3-4 squad ready to group themselves with the top tier. One of those top tier teams ...
With the 2012-13 regular season coming down the home stretch, both Eastside girls' and boys' teams sit atop the Region 8-AAAA standings.
The path to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame could go through a local elementary school this week.
Newton's girls' basketball team has won its last three Region 2-AAAAAA games, as the second half of league play begins today.
The Newton boys' basketball team ended its first trip around Region 2-AAAAAA and a rare losing streak Tuesday.
Alcovy saw the return of one of its top players and got off the schnide as 2013 gets under way.
The gas station at the Covington Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 will be down for the next four to five hours for required state compliance testing, according to store manager Horace McCullough.
Charles Reynolds is trained to pull people out of buildings in emergency situations. Sunday it would have taken much more than his own National Guard unit to get him out of the Georgia Dome, where he was part of the pre-game festivities for the Falcons NFC divisional playoff matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Reynolds, aside from being a teacher at Veterans Memorial Middle School, is also a member of the U.S. National Guard with the ...
Finally this city is awake. Atlanta has the Braves, the Hawks, the Yellow Jackets and the Bulldogs - all with winning experience. But it also has trouble getting behind those teams. If you travel to where a city's name is engraved on a championship trophy, you'll see businesses showing support with signs; you'll see buildings alight with the team's colors, newspapers will be plastered with stories and updates, citizens will be covered with the team's ...
Porterdale history began a renewal Saturday. More than a dozen members of Porterdale's government, the organization Friends of Porterdale and Garbutt Construction gathered for the groundbreaking of the Porterdale Gym reconstruction. The 74-year-old structure is being re-envisioned and repurposed into a new adaptive-use project, using the four walls as a shell for a venue inside an enclosed courtyard to be used for different venues, such as weddings, receptions, picnics, reunions and concerts. The project's $950,000 ...
For the fourth straight game, the results were the same for Alcovy despite a change in the players.
Rockdale was a great place to see Southeastern Conference basketball Friday night, and you didn't have to travel to a college campus to do so.