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Welcome to The Dungeon

When you enter Carey and Ebonita Foster's boxing gym take a right, walk down the hallway and take another right down the steps you ...

August 02, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Francis headed to Truett-McConnell

Tyrik Francis sort of fell into soccer accidentally. At around the age of four, Tyrik and his mother, Nicole Isaacs, met a group of people ...

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Davidson takes over as EHS AD

Philip Davidson began his tenure as the new Eastside Athletic Director this week as they held a signing for Eagle soccer player Tyrik Francis. Davidson ...

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


A dream come true

Daniel Mejia has dreamed of signing his letter of intent to play soccer in college for longer than he can remember. No longer a dream ...

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Enter the Jaguar

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback and former Newton High School football star Demetrius McCray is gearing up for his third season in the NFL and he's ...

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Blake Ashley racing to the top

Just last month at a regional in Mississippi, Conyers native Blake Ashley accomplished a goal he'd been dreaming of since the age of four ...

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Blake Ashley racing to the top

Just last month at a regional in Mississippi, Conyers native Blake Ashley accomplished a goal he'd been dreaming of since the age of four ...

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Humble and hungry

Barely leading with minutes left in the game, a Newton turnover gave the ball and a chance to take a commanding lead back to Etowah ...

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Ashton Hills named 14th best course in U.S.

Golf Advisor has aggregated reviews (10 minimum) from different golf websites to find out the top 20 best rated courses in the nation in the ...

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Getting better every week

Some high school athletes use the summer to rest their bodies, play travel ball or simply to have fun. Alcovy's football team hasn't ...

July 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Senn taking over baseball at Alcovy

A 4-19 (2-9 Region 2-AAAAAA) season marked the end of former Alcovy head baseball coach Ryan Denison's tenure as the leader of the Tigers ...

July 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Newton All-Stars win state

Down 5-1 in the state championship game in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Newton All-Stars (14U) had two choices: lose the game, forcing ...

July 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Q&A: Rick Rasmussen

Editor's note: While on vacation in Seattle for the holiday weekend, I called up Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen to talk about how he ...

July 06, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Where’s the love?

Hey guys ummm our United States Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) is playing in the 2015 Women's World Cup Final and it should ...

July 06, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports Columnists


Alcovy basketball rebooting

Alcovy basketball, girls and boys, will look almost entirely different from last year. Both teams are young and the boys have a new coach in ...

June 28, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


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DCF to hold annual free football/cheerleading camp

The Dale Carter foundation will hold its annual football and cheerleader camp beginning June 16 and ending June 20 at Wolverine Field in Covington.

May 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Nurturing the young

Newton girls basketball hosted a mini-camp for players in grades 4th - 12th this past week where players learned fundamentals, had fun and played some five-on-five basketball with teachings from the entire Lady Rams coaching staff.

May 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Taylor Jr. named top back

At the FBU camp last weekend, Newton running back Kurt Taylor Jr. was named top running back in the entire camp. He was also invited to the prestigious Army All-American combine.

May 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


A year gone by

What a difference a year makes. Freshmen become sophomores, sophomores become juniors and juniors become seniors. With that caveat is a revolving door of athletes and coaches that come together to reach a common goal: win. There was a lot of the latter between the two bordering counties of Newton and Rockdale and we recap some of the best stories of the 2014-2015 academic year here.

May 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Look out for Newton

Jeremiah Holloman might be the headliner right now for Newton track and field, but look past his individual accomplishments and you'll find a young Newton team that finished fourth overall at state this year.

May 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


From fifth to first

When Newton sophomore Jeremiah Holloman placed fifth in the triple jump last year, he did so in disappointment to himself. Malik Franklin a former triple jump state champion for Newton, had been teasing Holloman about it in effort to motivate him. Franklin has a record distance of 48-10 and it's the record Holloman has been shooting for since the beginning of the season.

May 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Stoked

It's been a tremendous year for Eastside sophomore athlete Eric Stokes. Just in his second year in high school and Stokes earned the starting running back position at the beginning of the football season, he was ranked second in the 400m heading into state, he's been offered by Georgia State and now he's a state champion.

May 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Hoffman praises new Oakland Raider, Wilkins

Newly signed Oakland Raider Gary Wilkins is attempting to make the team as NFL rookie mini-camps begin around the nation. Wilkins, went from Furman to the Raiders after being signed as an undrafted free agent, but his story started in Covington when Wilkins played for Alcovy under head football coach Kirk Hoffman. The Covington News spoke with Hoffman and asked about Wilkins as a player and a person in this exclusive Q&A.

May 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


No. 1 target

On Friday evening a little after 6 p.m. Newton students, parents and fans came out to watch the Rams hold their blue and white game, which is more of a glorified practice for people to come and watch than anything.

May 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Eagles shoot their way to state

With a combined score of 290 Eastside girls' golf placed third at sectionals a little over one week ago, just seven strokes behind second place. The Lady Eagles will now try for a state championship on Monday when they travel to Applewood Golf Course in Keysville.

May 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Outmatched

Last week, Eastside traveled down to Wayne County where they, as No. 4 seed, upset the No. 1 seeded Yellow Jackets 4-1 pitting them against Whitewater in the second round, which took place in Fayetteville on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Eagles were outmatched by a Whitewater team that made some incredible shots on its way to an 8-0 win over Eastside.

May 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Wimbush signs to play basketball at Truett-McConnell

Ayanna Wimbush sat down in front of the Alcovy mascot on Friday afternoon to sign her letter of intent to play basketball at Truett-McConnell College with her family next to her and her friends watching she put the pen to the paper and solidified her collegiate career in basketball.

May 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Lady Rams headed to state

A number of Newton track and field athletes qualified to go to state, which takes the eight best times from sectionals. After pushing the team hard in practice throughout last week, coaches Demetrice Perry-Stokes and James Rolloson saw the hard work the girls put in pay off. Below you will find the times and the qualifiers for state.

May 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Kelley running to Methodist

One of Alcovy's best offensive weapons from last year is moving on to college. Tiger running back Kenyon Kelley will be playing football at Methodist College after signing his letter of intent on Tuesday afternoon.

May 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Crown him king

When the 2014 high school football season began, Carlos Huggins was mostly a skilled and slightly undersized linebacker, but that changed when the Eagles running back depth chart was bitten by the injury bug.

May 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


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