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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


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


Ashton Hills offers beauty, challenge

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

April 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


The Oaks Course steeped in golf history

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

April 08, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


MLS moving toward deal with Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Tourney scheduled at Hard Labor Creek

On Friday, April 25, Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park will host a golf tournament to raise money for the restoration of the old mill water wheel, the signature hole on "The Creek" golf course at Hard Labor Creek State Park.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Soccer round-up: Eastside, Tigers fall

In soccer action Tuesday night, the Eastside Eagles and Alcovy Tigers left behind the friendly confines of Sharp Stadium, hitting the road to take on Monroe Area and Ola, respectively.

April 02, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


From the Cheap Seats

There's no better time of the year for a college basketball fan than March - until you get to April.

April 01, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Sheppard earns weekly honors

Claflin University softball player Markea Sheppard was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week March 26, helping the Panthers pick up four wins over Morris College and Paine College in back-to-back doubleheaders contests March 24-25.

April 01, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Tiger Woods to miss the Masters

Tiger Woods had surgery on his ailing back and said Tuesday he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.

April 01, 2014 | Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer | SPORTS


Louisvilleā€™s Ware to transfer

Louisville guard Kevin Ware will continue his playing career next year, but it won't be with the Louisville Cardinals.

March 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Helmet purchase proposed

Newton County Schools Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey recommended that the school system need to purchase new football helmets for the upcoming school year at a special called meeting of the Newton County Board of Education March 26.

March 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Weather postpones weekend events

Due to inclement weather sweeping through the region this weekend, local high school contests scheduled for Friday have been postponed.

March 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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Miracle League receives $20,000

For five years, the Miracle League of Newton County has been a simulcast host site for Chick-fil-A's Leadercast, not only showing the event live, but also using it as a fundraiser, receiving proceeds from ticket sales.

May 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington's Collegiates

Softball

May 21, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Colleges put eyes on the prize

Every February, the eyes of football fans everywhere are tuned into college programs to see which top high school players will be a part of their teams' future successes.

May 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revolution host Silverbacks one again

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.

May 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Individual feats dominate 2012-13

Another school year is winding down, and with it another prep sports year is under wraps.

May 14, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Jones selected to All-Academic team

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Kayla Jones was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Softball team from Young Harris College.

May 14, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


GPC Softball, baseball leads successful spring

Two first-year Georgia Perimeter College coaches had successful runs in the 2013 spring season.

May 14, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Aiming high

The targets continued to fly out of the trap just in front of each shooter, despite the sun sinking.

May 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Newton Cowell represented in playoffs

All three Newton County high school baseball teams have earned a berth into the 2013 state playoffs, beginning Friday.

April 30, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | SPORTS


Fazio: McCray, others peak interest

The NFL Draft is an exciting time for many football fans. And I never knew why.

April 30, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Marks helps Albany win SIAC tournament

Softball

April 23, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Fallen oaks remain special

Saturday, thanks to the support of some quite amazing co-workers, I managed to make it down to Auburn in time for the final rolling of the Toomer's oaks.

April 23, 2013 | Crystal Cole | SPORTS


Covington Academy wins title

The Covington Academy basketball team won the CYBA Championship, defeating Peachtree Academy recently. Members of the championship team, pictured left to right are head coach James Rowden, Caleb Nix, Dean Nadal, Jessie Miller, Tommie Peoples III, Zach Hall, Christian Whitney and assistant coach Andrew McCullough in the back row. In the front row, left to right, are Brian Lashley, Abraham Heyward, Christavian Varner-Halback, Manager Joanne Wardell, Montrez Gordon, Jordan Brown and Grant Cartwright.

April 16, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Johnson stars in decathalon for Troy

Track

April 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


The Oaks hires female pro

Things are not only changing, but also diversifying at The Oaks Golf Course.

April 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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