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Newton County high school football coaches speak at Lions Club

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.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


The truth in Tony Dungy's comments

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.

July 26, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


New regime: Tigers revamp for 2014 season

New Alcovy softball head coach Brandy Keeter will look to keep Alcovy's winning tradition going as the season grows closer.

July 26, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Keepin’ it all in the family

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.

July 26, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Newton County’s elite

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.

July 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Beat the Heat

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.

July 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Bullseye: Dillon dials in

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.

July 12, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Covington natives compete for award

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.

July 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Covington Academy sends two to college

June 28, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Newton still improving

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.

June 26, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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


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Post 77 suffers first loss, wins 4 straight

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.

June 25, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


DNR takes aim at rule change Tuesday

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.

June 22, 2013 | Jeff Gill The Gainesville Times | SPORTS


Summertime 7-on-7

Just because it's not officially football season, doesn't mean the Indian Creek Middle School team isn't hard at work.

June 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Short game: putting for success

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.

June 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: A mother's excitement is a great visit

For sportswriters, the summer months are an interesting time.

June 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Smith leads ranked Bobcats to national ranking

Taylor Smith finished his collegiate career as an All-Peach Belt Conference member recently.

June 18, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Murphy recruits a winner

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.

June 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fishing reports

According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 80-82 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.

June 15, 2013 | | SPORTS


Georgia has new wildlife license plates

Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division announced Thursday.

June 15, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


McCray signs with Jaguars

Demetrius McCray is officially a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

June 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Swim League gets started

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.

June 13, 2013 | Amber Pittman | SPORTS


Post 77 keeps rolling in win

Rockdale's American Legion baseball team continued to put up runs in dominant wins as it routed visiting Alpharetta 12-1 Sunday.

June 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fishing Reports, June 9

According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 79-84 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Georgia draws with Tampa

The Georgia Revolution soccer team is still jockeying for position atop the Sunshine Division of the South Region after Friday's tie.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Keeping safe while on the water

The joys of summer came to a halt recently, as a Conyers man died following a boat crash on Jackson Lake on May 21.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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