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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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YACS Elmore moves past injury

Point University coach Randy Douglas didn't have many opportunities to see Erin Elmore play due to her injuries, but that didn't matter.

March 12, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Buckhault goes 4 for 4, adds 2 hits

Baseball

March 12, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Russell named Player of the Year

Although none of Newton County's three high school basketball teams were able to get past the first round of the state playoffs, there was plenty of talent to be seen in the gyms of Eastside, Newton and Alcovy.

March 05, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Williams area's best

Realignment brought changes to the area's basketball teams, with Eastside moving to Region 8-AAAA, and Alcovy and Newton jumping up to Region 2-AAAAAA.

March 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Out of the rough

The Covington News strives to bring you the sports that affect your every day life, going beyond the latest prep scores and news.

February 28, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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


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