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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


Louisvilleā€™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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Maintaining a legacy of giving

For those who have passed, there is many ways to carry on their memories, from stories to pictures to, now, Facebook pages.

October 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Lovejoy: in its own league

Friday's game between Newton and Lovejoy high schools at 12 Oaks Stadium in Jonesboro played host to the Region 2-AAAAAAA championship.

October 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


SEC Banter: A taste for the 'cocktail party'

The most meaningful rivalry in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division is meaningful again. After years of teetering on the brink of an afterthought, the fizz in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" is back as Georgia and Florida order up another round at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in The River City.

October 25, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Fazio: Playoffs on the horizon for everyone

It's time to get serious.

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Hunt has 100-yard kickoff return

Here's a weekly look at Covington's former prep stars now in college:

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


A season with a silver lining

The 2012 season was definitely not what Newton softball coach Virginia Waters had in mind before things kicked off back in August.

Looking toward a season following an above .500, playoff campaign in 2011, Waters wanted to send the Rams five seniors out in a winning way.

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Hunt scores 100-yard kickoff return

Akeem Hunt had the biggest play of his collegiate career Saturday in Purdue's matchup against Ohio State.

October 20, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


SEC Banter: Tales from an SEC trip

Nothing beats an SEC road trip. Pack your weekend duffel bag, put the team flags on the car, hop in and hit the road to your favorite college town in the Southeast. Take in the spirit, pageantry, cuisine and revelry that is SEC football.

October 18, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Having a muddy good time racing

I had only three hours of sleep, a stuffy nose and itchy eyes Sunday morning and I wasn't so sure I was ready to get out of bed. But one thing I did know was that none of those things were going to keep me from the 2012 Mud Race & Obstacle Course presented by Subaru at the Georgia International Horse Park.

October 16, 2012 | Rachel Goff | SPORTS


Tigers, Panthers meet in playoffs

Alcovy is in the midst of a successful and unprecedented softball playoff run heading into today's second-round matchup against Hillgrove, but will go up against a more difficult challenge.

October 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Prevost: Grading the SEC at the halfway point

Already halfway through the 2012 college football season, it's time to hand out mid-term grades, SEC Banter style.

October 11, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Covington Collegiates

Here's a weekly look at Covington's former prep stars now in college:

October 09, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Mud and obstacles series arrives Sunday

Most charity races don't include a massive mud pit, military-inspired obstacles, live music and appetizing food, but that's what runners and spectators can expect Sunday during the National Mud and Obstacles Series at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers this Sunday.

October 09, 2012 | Rachel Goff | SPORTS


Prevost: October is right on the money

October - my favorite month. Especially at home here in the South. Sharp blue skies preside over autumn's auburn hues. The comfortable coolness beckons you to don that sweater and break out your old chili or gumbo recipe. The air is crisp and so is the beer. What's not to love about October?

October 04, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Fazio: Making the best of second chances

Alcovy had a chance to pick up its first Region 2-AAAAAA win Friday, sending out Rysan Richardson for a 45-yard field goal with 4 minutes left in a tie game.

October 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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