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Domestic violence in sports

You could hear a calm bellow of "Amen" from the Salem Seminoles gathered in the middle of their field after a goal-line stand against Winder-Barrow that gave them a 31-24 win on Friday night. The team was praying after a short celebration of the win, Salem coach John Starr gathered his team to talk them about the game and after that they all prayed together.

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Fan photos

The Covington News is looking for the biggest fans at high school football games. Throughout the season, we will be taking pictures of fans and accepting pictures sent to us. Send us your fan photos throughout the season and you could win a laptop, external hard drive and/or a wireless keyboard and mouse. Send your submissions and vote atcovnews.upickem.net.

September 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Braves fire GM Frank Wren

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Friday night football roundup

In a Friday packed with thrilling matchups, Newton County's three high school football teams went 0-3, but two of them stood strong and were a few plays away from getting a win.

September 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Hawks GM Ferry takes leave of absence

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent.

September 12, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Hawks for sale after racial remarks

ATLANTA (AP) - Less than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner.

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Bryant's FGs lift Falcons past Saints

ATLANTA (AP) - Joplo Bartu recovered the crucial fumble. Matt Ryan threw for some impressive records.

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


NCAA extends Ga. Tech's probation to 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said Friday he hopes the school's extended NCAA probation announced this week is "the last time we go down this road."

September 06, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Yates makes case for Falcons' backup

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


College football begins tonight at Dome

ATLANTA (AP) - Welcome back, college football!

August 27, 2014 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | SPORTS


Murray pulls off win at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

August 26, 2014 | RACHEL COHEN, AP Sports Writer | SPORTS


Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love is finally teaming up with LeBron James.

August 23, 2014 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writers JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writers | SPORTS


2013 champ Nadal out of US Open

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Newton-Eastside rivalry continues with scrimmage

The phrase "more than a game" encompasses everything that the Newton/Eastside rivalry is to the people of Newton County.

August 14, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


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Striders team heads to national meet

Youth members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club competed at the Georgia State Games Championships at Marietta High School Monday.

July 30, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Rams fired up about new home

Ram Pride is front and center at the brand new Newton High School. At the entrance to the new school, there is a board with a platform that lists all of the school's sports and athletics programs.

July 30, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | SPORTS


Braves propose train for fans

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are studying the idea of creating a new train to take fans from downtown Atlanta to Turner Field.

July 30, 2013 | Associated Press sports@covnews.com | SPORTS


Cycling on the square

Cyclists biked laps around the Covington square on Saturday in hopes of being named the best cyclists in the region.

July 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | SPORTS


Panola Mountain plans archery event

Panola Mountain State Park will host its first archery tournament at the Panola Mountain State Park Archery Range on Sept. 21. The tournament will feature competition shooting on both static and 3-D ranges, and participants will be able to compete in one or both of the competitions.

July 27, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Into the Wild

According to southernfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 82-89 degrees and stained from mid lake up the rivers.

July 27, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Post 77 starts playoffs with win

The American Legion Post 77 baseball team ended the regular season putting up big offensive numbers, and continued that trend in its first state playoff game Friday, but didn't need it.

July 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington Century Ride approaches

The Covington Century Ride, sponsored by the Southern Bicycle League, will be Aug. 3. Registration is available up to and on the day of the event.

July 25, 2013 | Madison Morganthall | SPORTS


Tumor killed Apalachee football player

An Apalachee High rising senior and member of the football team died unexpectedly Monday morning.

July 25, 2013 | Zac Taylor Barrow County News | SPORTS


Better writer, worker, golfer

Being an employee on a golf course when you've never played a hole is kind of an ironic situation. Customers look aghast when you say you've never played a hole in your life, and other people always ask if you play since you're working on a GOLF course, after all.

July 25, 2013 | Jackie Schulz Special toThe Covington News | SPORTS


Newton County splits pool play

The Newton County Little League All Stars finished pool play in the state tournament with a 2-2 record, weeks after winning the district tournament and reaching beyond where any other Newton County Recreation Commission Little League team has gone.

July 25, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | SPORTS


Falcons look into second stadium site

ATLANTA (AP) - Attention is shifting to a second site for a stadium that would be the new home for the Atlanta Falcons.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Apalachee High football player dies

An Apalachee High rising senior and member of the football team died unexpectedly Monday morning.

July 24, 2013 | Zac Taylor ztaylor@barrowcountynews.com | SPORTS


Support shines for STARS

The Newton County STARS 8-and-under softball team has won once and placed second twice in six tournaments, including finishing as runner-up in the Tri-State Softball World Series in Dalton this past weekend.

July 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 powers into the playoffs

Demarco Hamm is in an unfamiliar position in a familiar place.

July 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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