Soccer is the world's most popular sport, so it's only fitting some of Newton County's foreign exchange students have been participants with the area's high school soccer teams.
When Tommy Hailey took over the Newton County Recreation Commission in June 1989, the department had six people and was in charge of a handful of parks based out of its office in the Conyers Street gymnasium.
Young athletes can learn the basics of the game from their coaches and parents, but some lessons are best learned from watching it done by experienced hands.
Casey Black has accomplished much, but what he's done for the area's soccer players is on a whole new level.
It doesn't have to be about winning, scholarships, money and notoriety.
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.
Cortez Allen is returning to M.L. King High School and the football program he helped start 11 years ago to be the Lions head coach.
The B-17 is one of the most iconic airplanes in U.S. military history, flying throughout every theater in World War II and continuing service until Vietnam.