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Diamond Sports Academy 12u squad nabs softball championship

COVINGTON, Ga- As we continue through the bulk of the summer, the temperature isn't the only thing blazing.

July 17, 2017 | Cameron Freeman | Sports


Covington native, Clemencia Elantouri says karate discipline helps her help others

It is no secret that the power of sports is a phenonmenon in its self.

July 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


WILLIAMS: MMA continues to surpass boxing as top combat sport

In the early hours of July 2nd, 2017, in Brisbane, Australia, a 12-round main event ended in controversy, as Jeff Horn, an undefeated up ...

July 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


STOVALL: Passing out some summer accolades to our readers

So I'm nine months into this thing, here as The Covington News sports editor, and there's a lot I could say about my ...

July 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


NFL FOOTBALL: Falcons vs. Patriots, Part 2, this time from an intern perspective

The Atlanta Falcons-New England Patriots Super Bowl is long gone, even if the painful memory of the game's outcome is still etched deep into ...

July 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Help us choose our 2017 Football Preview cover athlete

UPDATE, Tuesday July 11, 12:52 p.m. : We're changing our deadline for nominations to 5 p.m. TODAY to be able to better ...

July 07, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


USSSA BASEBALL: Newton County Royal 8u All-Stars dominate the USSSA world series

COVINGTON, Ga- If you're looking for the best 8u baseball team in the nation, look no further than Covington, GA.

July 05, 2017 | Cameron Freeman | Sports


USSSA BASEBALL: Newton County All-Star teams one game away from playing for championship

GULFPORT, Miss. - The Newton County All-Stars 10u and 8u teams left day one of competition at the United States Speciality Sports Association World Series unscathed ...

July 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


USSSA BASEBALL: Newton County 10u and 8u All-Stars' Day 1 results

GULFPORT, Miss. - The Newton County All-Stars 10u and 8u teams left day one of competition at the United States Speciality Sports Association World Series unscathed ...

June 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Georgia nabs nation's No. 1 running back prospect Zamir White

ATHENS, Ga. – Once Georgia running back Nick Chubb's eligibility is exhausted after the 2017 season, the Bulldogs may already have his heir apparent in ...

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


CAMERON FREEMAN: A former player's thoughts on 7-on-7s from the other side of the game

I spend a lot of my very rare free time doing a whole lot of self reflection.

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: Ten games to watch in the 2017 season

Just about everyone in Newton County seems to be making the same discovery: Football talent is on the rise here. More and more athletes each ...

June 25, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


STOVALL: Time for the Atlanta Hawks front office to fly high

For many reasons, I love the city of Atlanta and the entire metro area, including, of course, my new Covington/Newton County sports home.

June 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Fun is the name of the game for World Series bound Newton County 8u All-Stars

By Cameron Freeman

June 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: County schools to compete in Airo 7v7 passing tournament Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Airo 7v7 football tournament held Thursday at Walnut Grove High School will have a heavy Newton County feel, as all three County ...

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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Covington’s reign ends

For the last three years the Covington YMCA has been the Rockdale County Swim League Champion, but now its reign has come to an end as Deer Run took the title this past Saturday.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Ware cleared to play immediately

Former Louisville and Rockdale High School guard Kevin Ware has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately for Georgia State after transferring to the school this spring for family reasons.

June 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Falcons acquire QB Yates for Dent

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have acquired reserve quarterback T.J. Yates in a trade that sends linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


World Cup Thoughts (video)

Local fans give their thoughts on the World Cup.

June 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Dempsey, Brooks give US 2-1 win

NATAL, Brazil (AP) - After Clint Dempsey's historic early goal, the United States spent more than an hour struggling to hold off wave after wave of Ghana attacks. It was no surprise when Ghana tied the game in the 82nd minute.

June 17, 2014 | JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer | Sports


US Cup roster has German flavor

SAO PAULO (AP) - Timmy Chandler says the melting pot of the U.S. soccer team speaks the same language.

June 16, 2014 | RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer | Sports


Netherlands thrashes Spain 5-1

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Louis van Gaal, one of the game's greatest coaches, was criticized before the World Cup for being too defensive for a nation that loves attacking play.

June 14, 2014 | MIKE CORDER, Associated Press | Sports


Dream returning to Salem

June 12, 2014 | Anthoney Banks | Sports


World Cup Begins

SAO PAULO (AP) - "Tudo bem" - all good - as the Brazilians like to say.

June 12, 2014 | JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harrison named to Dean’s List

Tara Harrison, former Eastside High School soccer standout, was named to Georgia Southwestern State University's spring 2014 Dean's List.

June 10, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Dominating golf

It's safe to say Katja Dammann loves golf.

June 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Local autistic child wins gold

A few years ago Jajuan Shaw, an autistic child currently attending Liberty Middle School, wrote a column - with some help from his grandmother, Betty Ray - that was published in the paper chronicling how he deals with disability and how outsiders see it.

June 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Rising from the middle of the pack

After last season with the Georgia Revolution men, Robin Dixon went from assistant coach to head coach.

June 03, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Why the IMPACT program is important

Concussion management is nothing new, but the recently announced IMPACT program is, at least for high schools.

May 31, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Lunch with Coach Stewart

Just a few weeks after Heritage's loss in the quarterfinals of the state 5-A playoffs, I sat across from boys soccer head coach Brandon Stewart and we discussed his life, next season and how to build a winning mentality.

May 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


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