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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


Louisville’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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Oaks brings change, sets trend

Golf's top players and fans are about to descend on Georgia and Augusta to see the beauty of Augusta National for The Masters. But at The Oaks, golfers and some of the top superintendents in the sport have been descending on the Covington golf course for years.

February 28, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: A chance for the good ole days

If you haven't had a chance to talk with someone who has been involved in sports since before you were born, you should do it.

February 26, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Y to try the newest workouts

Exercise programs seem to evolve as quickly as the latest social media platform these days with everyone trying to get fitter faster.

February 14, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Into the Wild: Spring Break activities

Spring Break activities

February 09, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Seven local football stars sign

National Signing Day, a phenomenon across the state of Georgia, made its way through Newton County with several local football stars committing to their athletic careers at the collegiate level Wednesday.

February 07, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Williams, Tucker leave legacy

Another basketball season is coming to an end, and with it, another crop of talented seniors are playing their last games in high school.

February 05, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Signing day arrives

After four years of high school football, thousands of student athletes will move on make the first step toward college football today.

February 05, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Ellwanger’s win key for Gardner-Webb

Swimming

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Turning Yellow blue

The Yellow River is a big step closer to becoming a coveted Blue Trail.

January 31, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Coaches are salesmen, renaissance men

In one week, student athletes from across the country will be putting pen to paper during the fall sports' season's National Signing Day.

January 31, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Professional wrestling comes to National Guard Armory

Professional wrestling returns to the National Guard Armory in Covington on Feb. 2, bringing with it a last chance to see one of the South's top wrestlers.

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Fazio: Thank you, Marnie

Thank you, Marnie Hornsby.

January 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Butts’ big games come short for Belhaven

Basketball

January 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Grandmother proud of Special Olympian

Before Marnie Hornsby began participating with the Special Olympics, Helen Harris, of Covington, said her granddaughter was a completely different person.

January 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Elks host county Hoop Shoot tournament

The path to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame could go through a local elementary school this week.

January 17, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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