As I sit at my desk, waiting for Thanksgiving to arrive, I'm just thinking about how the holiday cannot get here quickly enough.
Long distance running requires a certain attitude and determination that is rarely found in most people.
After coming up short a year ago at the podium, the Alcovy wrestling team is looking for another big performance this season. So far, the Tigers look on pace to repeat last season's impressive run.
The Alcovy Tigers boys' varsity basketball team fell on the road Monday in its opening game of the 2013 Walnut Grove High School Thanksgiving Shootout, dropping a 57-50 decision to host Walnut Grove.
With just over a minute to go in the fourth quarter against Mundy's Mill Monday night, Eastside freshman basketball player Isaiah Miller got an introduction to what it takes to compete at the varsity level.
The following is an update on former Newton County basketball players at the collegiate level. Updates run through Nov. 22.
Newton guard D.J. Hill put the rest of the region on notice Friday night against cross-county rival Salem, dazzling fans with highlight plays and blinding speed on his way to a career-high 19 points in a 72-45 blowout.
The Salem girls' varsity basketball team rebounded well after its first loss of the season Tuesday, outlasting Newton 57-55 on the road in the Lady Rams' third game in four nights.
Newton senior Tori Pharr made her college decision official Wednesday morning, signing her National Letter of Intent with the North Florida Ospreys women's basketball team.
The Newton Rams return to action tonight, welcoming cross-county rival Salem to their home gym in a non-region match up.
In a sport that measures success not only in wins but also in sweat, wrestling is considered by many to be, pound-for-pound, the toughest test for an athlete.
The Alcovy and Newton varsity girls basketball programs will hit the road this week to take part in the Lady Blue Tip-Off Classic hosted by Norcross High School.
A new season is rolling in, and that means a fresh start as our fall sports end and our winter sports begin.
First-year Alcovy boys varsity basketball coach Jabari Levi has big shoes to fill this season, but he's ready to take on the challenge.
Coaching basketball isn't foreign to first-year Alcovy girls varsity basketball coach David Baker.
The Eastside Eagles varsity volleyball team defeated a pair of county rivals Thursday night to sweep Senior Night, downing Newton High 2-1 and the Alcovy Tigers 2-0.
After falling in the first match of a tri-match against Eastside on Thursday, the Newton Rams rebounded with a straight set win over Alcovy.
Softball postseason play and football dominate the week ahead for all three Newton High schools, as all three teams participate in postseason play on the diamond this week.
Usually at the halfway point of the football season, teams start to settle into their identities and you can truly tell who the contenders and the pretenders are.
Rivalry games always add a little spark to the football season. That spark gets hotter when first place in the region is on the line. The Alcovy Tigers take on county rival Newton High tonight with a chance to hold onto the top spot in Region 2-AAAAAA, but the Tigers don't need any extra motivation when a chance to claim their first Newton Cup since 2009 is on the line. "One of the things that ...
With region play under way, three teams currently hold the top spot in Region 2-AAAAAA. Alcovy, Rockdale and Lovejoy currently hold a 1-0 record in league play, while also sporting 4-1 overall records. The Tigers stand atop the region after defeating Luella 34-31 last Friday. The Lions scored 14 points in the fourth quarter against Alcovy last week. The the Tigers held on for the road win to claim Newton County's best record. In Rockdale ...
The Alcovy Tigers and Heritage Patriots squared off in a heated pitchers' duel Wednesday night, but in the end, it was the Patriots that came away with a 6-0 win at home.
For his efforts on the gridiron, Newton High sophomore running back Artice Hobbs has been named Rams Athlete of the Week.
The Newton Recreation Commission has announced that the Miracle League project will host its first Playground Community Build on Saturday, Oct. 26 at City Pond Park.
The Newton County Recreation Commission received a boost to one of its top projects Tuesday, as the Covington Police Department donated a $10,000 check to the Commission for the development of a special-needs playground at Newton County's Miracle League Field.
While their fellow county rivals take the field this week against one another, the Eastside varsity football team will get a much deserved rest during a bye week.
While its 1-3 record may not be what the Newton High varsity football team would like to carry into Sharp Stadium Friday night, a new season for the Rams begins as they take on rival Alcovy in their first region game of the season.
The Newton High School varsity volleyball team dropped a non-region contest to Heritage Tuesday night, falling in straight sets to the Patriots on the road.
After helping the Eagles to their third win of the season last Friday against Madison County, Eastside running back Jomandi Smith has been named the Eastside Athlete of the Week.
Hard-nosed defensed helped the Bulldogs to their third win of the season Monday night, as the Bulldogs defeated the Tar Heels 34-6 at Wolverine Field in Division II football action.