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Dungeon Boxing Gym, Harley Davidson partner to host pro-am

The worlds of boxing and bikes don't always go hand in hand, but on Sept. 24, these two will collide for a huge community ...

September 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Battle of the cats

The Peachtree Academy Panthers fell 34-24 in a tough matchup against Covenant Academy Cougars on Sept. 2.

September 12, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS


SCAD Atlanta brings golf tournament back to Covington

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta campus hosted its annual SCAD Atlanta Fall Invitational golf tournament this week at the Oaks Golf ...

September 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Newton County sports find support in local booster clubs

When the Friday night lights are on in Sharp Stadium, there is excitement in the air.

September 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Freshman Jacob Eason to start for Georgia Saturday

No. 9 Georgia turns to freshman QB Eason against Nicholls

September 09, 2016 | Annette Godwin | SPORTS


NFL 2016: Falcons get 3 early NFC South games

ATLANTA (AP) - The first four weeks should give the Atlanta Falcons a good read on their hopes for a winning season.

September 06, 2016 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Archery deer season approaches

Opening day for archery deer season is Saturday, Sept. 10, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Peachtree Academy sports teams begin fall season

Peachtree Academy got the ball rolling for their fall sports schedule last week with their volleyball, football, soccer and cross country teams getting their seasons ...

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Covington Galaxy wins preseason soccer tournament

Fall soccer season is quickly approaching, and Covington Galaxy Soccer has already got a taste of victory.

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


CPD to kick off 33rd annual Fuzz Run

For those looking to give back, exercise and have a good time all at once, the Covington Police Department (CPD) has the solution.

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Rivalry game between Eastside and Newton ends in tie

The Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams battled it out Friday night at Homer Sharp Stadium in a football game that ended with no one losing ...

August 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Eastside softball defeats Newton 7-0

Wednesday night's battle between hometown rivals ended with the Eastside softball team taking a 7-0 victory over the Newton Rams at home.

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


FCA unites local athletes

The six football teams in Newton and Rockdale counties may be rivals on the field, but the teams recently bonded together under one roof at ...

August 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Warriors look ahead to upcoming season

Providence Classical Christian School, in Oxford, will begin their ninth volleyball season this fall. Players have been preparing during the summer and are looking forward ...

August 01, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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Bratcher: Saying goodbye to a legend

I will never forget the first time I walked on to the University of Georgia (UGA) campus. I was 11-years old and grew up dreaming of one day becoming a part of Bulldog nation.

December 03, 2015 | | SPORTS


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 their final speech of the regular season. Although the games are over the season isn't complete until the players are honored by the local paper for their contributions. We present you with the 2015 All-County football team. Stats and recommendations were provided by coaches. The decisions were tough, as some players – even ones on the same team – were close in stats. Numbers played a big part in picking what player went where, as well ...

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'll find the All-County Softball Team, based on the eye test, some stats provided by coaches and coach recommendations.

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 their final stand edges closer.

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 another "W" in the column, while the Tigers fell to Rockdale.

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 three of a second round Georgia state playoff game. Eastside was better than North Oconee but they weren't luckier.

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 and fans start agonizing about or getting excited for what's to come. Newton and Eastside are all but in the state playoffs, while Alcovy is fighting for its postseason life.

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 Newton dropped two to Newnan, ending the Lady Rams season.

October 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Playoffs?

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 big dance on Wednesday and possibly Thursday.

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


Coaches Corner show

The three Newton County high school football coaches discuss how their teams will rebound after losses a week ago.

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Harlem Wizards to bring magic to Newton

Rocky Plains Elementary PTO is proud to be bringing the world famous Harlem Wizards to Covington for an Entertainment Basketball fundraiser. The Wizards will play against an All-Star team made up of our very own Mayor (Ronnie Johnston) and teachers and principals from sevenof our district schools.

September 18, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


No. 7 Georgia, South Carolina look to answer QB questions

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - No. 7 Georgia is facing a team that has even bigger issues at quarterback than the Bulldogs.

September 18, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


College Soccer players that call Newton County Home

Many collegiate athletes call Newton County home. Here's a look at some of the men and women soccer players that hail from Newton County.

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Water up

Fall football practices are in full swing but Fall hasn't arrived just yet. July and August are the hottest months of the year for the players in Rockdale and Newton County so coaches and trainers work together to monitor hydration in order to protect players from heat-related issues such as heat stroke.

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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