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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


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


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Revolution climb atop standings

Once again the Georgia Revolution and the Jacksonville United are atop the National Premier Soccer League's division standings.

June 04, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


The boys of summer return

The American Legion Post 77 baseball team begins its state championship defense Tuesday as the 2013 season gets underway.

June 01, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


DNR changes proposed

Georgia hunters and fishers pay tens of millions of dollars in licenses and fees to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and some now fear they won't receive the services paid for from that money.

May 30, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Social Circle to winner’s circle

Lawson Ingold is well regarded in his field.

May 25, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Silverbacks edge Revolution

In a game billed as the Battle of Atlanta, filled with physical play, the Atlanta Silverbacks got a foul call inside the box and made the ensuing penalty kick count.

May 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Miracle League receives $20,000

For five years, the Miracle League of Newton County has been a simulcast host site for Chick-fil-A's Leadercast, not only showing the event live, but also using it as a fundraiser, receiving proceeds from ticket sales.

May 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington's Collegiates

Softball

May 21, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Colleges put eyes on the prize

Every February, the eyes of football fans everywhere are tuned into college programs to see which top high school players will be a part of their teams' future successes.

May 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revolution host Silverbacks one again

For the second straight year, the Georgia Revolution will host the Atlanta Silverbacks in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

May 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Individual feats dominate 2012-13

Another school year is winding down, and with it another prep sports year is under wraps.

May 14, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Jones selected to All-Academic team

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Kayla Jones was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Softball team from Young Harris College.

May 14, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


GPC Softball, baseball leads successful spring

Two first-year Georgia Perimeter College coaches had successful runs in the 2013 spring season.

May 14, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Aiming high

The targets continued to fly out of the trap just in front of each shooter, despite the sun sinking.

May 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Newton Cowell represented in playoffs

All three Newton County high school baseball teams have earned a berth into the 2013 state playoffs, beginning Friday.

April 30, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | SPORTS


Fazio: McCray, others peak interest

The NFL Draft is an exciting time for many football fans. And I never knew why.

April 30, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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