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Rams take second at region meet

The Rockdale County High School boys track and field team captured the 2014 Region 2-AAAAAA title Wednesday afternoon, besting second place Newton High for top honors in the league.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton girls reach tennis finals, Tigers place third

The Newton High girls tennis team and Alcovy Tigers boys tennis program made runs at region titles this past week, with the Lady Rams falling to Rockdale County in the league finals while the Tigers bested Newton's boys in the third place consolation final.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Boston strong

In times of tragedy, the United States has the unique ability to blend sports and American resolve.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Newton, Alcovy compete in region meet

The Rockdale County High School boys track and field team captured the 2014 Region 2-AAAAAA title Wednesday afternoon, besting second place Newton High for top honors in the league.

April 17, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Eastside sweeps Newton Cup

The Eastside boys and girls golf teams capped off a Newton Cup sweep Tuesday afternoon at The Oaks Course, proving they're the best in the county on the links.

April 17, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Newton trio sign

Three Newton High School baseball players inked their National Letters of Intent in a ceremony in front of a hundred teammates, family and friends Wednesday morning, pledging to continue their playing careers next season on the collegiate level.

April 16, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Honoring a Legend

All across the nation Tuesday Major League Baseball teams honored the 67th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Porterdale Blue Caps gave 'hope'

In the 1960s, Newton County baseball fans wouldn't find the best baseball being played under bright lights or inside of a huge stadium.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Negro League team finds home in Atlanta

A baseball team named the Black Crackers may draw laughs and snickers today, but in the 1930s, the name struck fear into opposing teams throughout the southeast.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Oxford tennis tournament drawing near

Oxford College will host a tennis tournament May 3 honoring one of the state's tennis pioneers.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | Oxford College


Ware picks Georgia State

Former University of Louisville and Rockdale County High School basketball standout Kevin Ware announced this past weekend that the guard will continue his playing career at Georgia State.

April 14, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rams rally past Red Devils

It took a few innings for the Newton varsity baseball team's offense to get moving Friday night on the road at Druid Hills, but the Rams clawed their way to an 8-5 victory over the Red Devils, remaining atop Region 2-AAAAAA.

April 11, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Check out our videos from the Masters with Vince Johnson

April 11, 2014 | Matt Smith | Masters 2014


Ashton Hills offers beauty, challenge

For full 2014 Masters coverage, visit the Covington News's dedicated Masters page.

April 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Ashton Hills offers beauty, challenge

Since 2012, the Ashton Hills Golf Club has offered Newton County golfers a picture of golf perfection, captivating players with its challenging, yet artistic, design.

April 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | Masters 2014


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Eastside Athlete of the Week: Ray

For her efforts on the mound last week for Eastside, the Eagles' starting varsity softball pitcher Caitlin Ray has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Tigers, Rams begin tourney play

The Alcovy Tigers and Newton Rams begin their quest for state softball titles today in the opening round of the Georgia High School Association Softball AAAAAA state tournament.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Eagles, Redan set for opener

The Eastside Eagles varsity softball team continues its season today on the road, traveling to Redan for the first round of the Georgia High School Association Softball AAAA state tournament.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Edwards, Duke earn victory over Navy

The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


State poll shifts as second half of season begins

While the top-five teams in the Associated Press Georgia High School Class AAAAAA football poll remained the same last week, the bottom half of the poll introduced three teams that were unranked a week ago.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Avery named recreation director

The Newton County Recreation Commission voted 6-3 Monday night in favor of naming current assistant director Anthony Avery to the Commission's vacant recreation director spot.

October 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | LOCAL


Eagles grounded

The Eastside Eagles dropped their third game of the season, and their second region game, Friday night on the road, succumbing to Lanier's potent offense 40-10 in Sugar Hill, Ga.

October 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Lovejoy alone atop region standings

The Region 2-AAAAAA football landscape got a little clearer last Friday, as Lovejoy assumed the top position in the region with an unblemished 2-0 mark in region play.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Play in the trenches a focus for Eagles

Coming off a bye week, the Eastside varsity football team looks to earn its second region win of the season tonight on the road against Lanier.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Tigers beat Rams, reach tourney final

The Alcovy Tigers clinched a spot in the Region 2-AAAAAA postseason tournament championship game Wednesday night, defeating rival Newton High 5-1 at home.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


NHS Athlete of the Week: Ciara Bryan

After recording four hits in back-to-back games against Luella and Alcovy in the Region 2-AAAAAA softball postseason tournament, Newton shortstop Ciara Bryan has been named Rams Athlete of the Week.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams ready for Red Devils

The Newton Rams enter their sixth game of the season Friday night at Sharp Stadium against Druid Hills with one goal on their mind.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Tigers reach tournament final

The Alcovy Tigers clinched a spot in the Region 2-AAAAAA postseason tournament championship game Wednesday night, defeating rival Newton High 5-1 at home.

October 09, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers advance with shutout

The Alcovy Tigers passed their first postseason test with flying colors Tuesday night at home against Rockdale County, shutting out the Bulldogs 8-0 in the first round of the Region 2-AAAAAA softball tournament.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Rams handle Lions' roar

The Newton Rams will join Alcovy in the second round of the winner's bracket in the Region 2-AAAAAA postseason tournament, outlasting the Luella Lions 5-3 Tuesday night at Alcovy.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


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