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Eastside leads 2015 All-County team

The football season is over for the three local schools of Newton County. Seniors walked off the field for the final time and coaches gave ...

November 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

2015 All-County softball team

The softball season has come and gone, and signings will soon pick up for some of the county's most talented softball players. Here you ...

November 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Friday night lights: What to watch for

With the playoffs on deck for Newton, likely Eastside and possibly Alcovy here's a look at what to watch for with each team as ...

November 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Eastside/Newton win; Alcovy falls

Having each Newton County team win is the ideal situation, but two out of three isn't bad. Both Eastside and Newton finished Friday with ...

October 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Two minute warning

You need a little luck to win anything in team-oriented sports whether it's the world series, the NBA Championship, the Super Bowl or game ...

October 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Your guide to the 2015 football playoffs

With less than a handful of region games left to play and the state playoffs on the horizon, it's that time of year coaches ...

October 20, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Alcovy/Eastside fight on; Newton season ends

Alcovy and Eastside both swept the competition on Wednesday evening to keep their respective championship hopes alive and move on to the second round while ...

October 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


The opening round of the state playoffs in softball begin this week. All three Newton County high schools have teams that are competing in the ...

October 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Alcovy snaps losing streak; Newton wins

It was a big night for Newton County's Class 2-AAAAAA football teams with wins coming from Alcovy and Newton high schools Friday evening.

October 02, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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Archive By Section - SPORTS

Stadium petition called off

ATLANTA - The organizer of a petition that sought to block public financing for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium said Thursday the effort has failed to gather enough signatures.

August 08, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Murray, Bulldogs come out flat

ATHENS, Ga. - Keith Marshall had a 75-yard touchdown run but Aaron Murray threw three interceptions in Georgia's scrimmage that left coach Mark Richt unimpressed.

August 08, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Partial deal on Atlanta stadium land

ATLANTA - Atlanta officials have reached a $19.5 million preliminary deal to buy the property of one of two churches needed to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday.

August 06, 2013 | Ray Henry Associated Press | SPORTS

Whitney named DNR assistant director

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division has named Mark Whitney of Covington its assistant director. He assumes the position left vacant by Terry West, who was recently promoted to serve as DNR's administrative services director.

August 06, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Kayak tour offers view of meteors

One of the year's most impressive meteor showers, the Perseid shower, will peak in brilliance next weekend, and Hard Labor Creek State Park is offering kayak tours of Lake Rutledge to enhance the viewing experience.

August 03, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Into the wild

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

August 03, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

B.C. Crowell golf tourney approaches

A strong drive and an accurate putt can do more than improve your golf score when the B.C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament tees off.

August 01, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Back-to-back champs

Rockdale Post 77 won its second straight American Legion baseball state championship Tuesday, doing so in a rout.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Bulldogs begin practices

ATHENS - Aaron Murray said Thursday he's glad he has had three seasons to prepare for Georgia's tough first few games this season.

August 01, 2013 | Charles Odum The Associated Press | SPORTS

Are you killing your golf game?

Now that we've talked about managing your game ("Manage your game effectively" in the July 7 edition of The Covington News), I would like to go into detail about making good decisions around the green.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan Raines Special to The Covington News | SPORTS

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

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

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