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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


Louisville’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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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


NFL, regular refs end lockout

NEW YORK (AP) - So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night.

September 27, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Rams return home

Newton finally got on the scoreboard Friday thanks to a newly anointed starting running back, but still couldn't come up with its first victory of the year.

In their final non-region game of the 2012 season, the Rams are looking to build upon their first seven points to the tune of a win.

September 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Winning lessons from losses

The fourth week of the high school football season didn't work out the way Newton, Alcovy and Eastside drew it up, but the three schools can confidently take away more than just a loss.

Alcovy finished up a non-region season that could very well have given the Tigers as many games against playoff teams as their Region 2-AAAAAA slate will.

September 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Heritage wins NewRock

Heritage picked up its third straight NewRock Cross Country championship Thursday, holding off Newton in the matchup of Newton and Rockdale counties.

September 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Are you an SEC snob?

No one likes a snob, my mother says (Ole Miss fans excepted).

September 20, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Khouli: Me, Manning, Yankees and Star Wars

I take responsibility or credit - since most of you are probably Falcons fans - for Peyton Manning falling apart Monday night.

September 18, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | SPORTS


Newton’s Hunt has big day in Purdue’s win

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

September 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Prevost: Arkansas, Auburn hit panic button

Panic is a sudden sensation of fear so strong as to prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming anxiety and frantic agitation. Sound familiar, Arkansas and Auburn fans?

September 13, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Georgia meets FAU for $1 million

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - For $2 million, Florida Atlantic is getting two chances to knock off a storied college football program.

September 13, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Fazio: Eastside headed to the playoffs?

What a football weekend!

September 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington Collegiates

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

September 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Newton’s Grady does it again

Alex Grady is hitting his stride, winning his second straight cross country meet at Athens Academy on Thursday.

September 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


UGA RB Gurley tries to stay on track

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Todd Gurley knows the storied history of Georgia's running backs.

September 08, 2012 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | SPORTS


Georgia eager for Mizzou's SEC debut

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The conference affiliation is brand new and the tailgaters no doubt will show up much earlier.

September 08, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


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