At Ashford Springs Park, late Thursday evening, the Covington Lion's Club hosted Newton County's high school head football coaches. At the dinner, the coaches mingled with members of the community, and discussed different things with each other, such as the new IMPACT program. Newton head coach Terrance Banks, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst and Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman spoke on the upcoming season, the ugliness of recruiting, how the game has changed and fielded questions about their players from fans.
For the past few days or so, there has been a lot of criticism and scrutiny for Tony Dungy's comments stating that he would not have drafted Michael Sam because he would have been a distraction.
New Alcovy softball head coach Brandy Keeter will look to keep Alcovy's winning tradition going as the season grows closer.
He was laughed at by his peers in high school, bad-mouthed by another a coach when he tried to start his own team, but that hasn't stopped Benjamin Kennedy Sr. and his family from making track and field the core of their bond as a family.
Three local standouts, senior Aubree Thacker (Alcovy), Eastside juniors McKensi "Taz" Powell and Catlin Ray were selected to the 2014 GADC Elite 80 by the Georgia Dugout Club coaches as Georgia Elite High School softball players. College coaches from all over the state packed the stands to watch as players showcased their talent.
It's a known fact that summer heat, especially in Georgia, can lead to exhaustion, fatigue and/or dehydration- even more so for teenage football players practicing outside in high temperatures.
Archery coach George Ryals first saw Dillon McGeorge when he was in the sixth grade. McGeorge was about 11 or 12 then when he came into Ryals' Archery Learning Center in Snellville with an interest in target archery.
This Fall, two Covington natives will be indirectly competing against each other for the Paul Hornung Award as Devon Edwards and Akeem Hunt have both been named to the preseason watch list.
The summer is young and so is the Newton High School Rams basketball team, but the Rams are still getting better having won seven of their last eight games to put them at 15-7.
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.
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.
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.
Local fans give their thoughts on the World Cup.
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.
The American Legion's Post 77 baseball team suffered its first loss of the season but still managed to come away from a successful AFLAC Classic baseball tournament in Albany this weekend, winning four of five games.
More than 2,800 people have spoken publicly on the polarizing issue, with voices ranging from wildlife advocates and park supporters to prosecutors and former state officials.
Just because it's not officially football season, doesn't mean the Indian Creek Middle School team isn't hard at work.
Putting is probably the most personal element of the game of golf, there isn't one set standard of strokes, stances or grips. Sure there are certain guidelines all putters follow, but each element can be individualized.
For sportswriters, the summer months are an interesting time.
Taylor Smith finished his collegiate career as an All-Peach Belt Conference member recently.
The American Legion Post 77 baseball team won the POW/MIA Tournament in Douglasville for the fourth straight time, the second in a row by the Jack Murphy-led Rockdale team.
According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 80-82 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.
Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division announced Thursday.
Demetrius McCray is officially a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Rockdale Swim League is just getting started, and many kids are unable to get to every meet, but nonetheless the coaches are pleased with the effort.
Rockdale's American Legion baseball team continued to put up runs in dominant wins as it routed visiting Alpharetta 12-1 Sunday.
According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 79-84 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.
The Georgia Revolution soccer team is still jockeying for position atop the Sunshine Division of the South Region after Friday's tie.
The joys of summer came to a halt recently, as a Conyers man died following a boat crash on Jackson Lake on May 21.