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Holloway: Thank you Newton County

There was a moment of silence in the office on my last day when everybody was gone, at least in my section of the building ...

March 23, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


The best in the county

It's about that time. The 2015-16 high school basketball season is over, as state champions have been crowned. Now, it's time to crown ...

March 07, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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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


Welcome to The Dungeon

When you enter Carey and Ebonita Foster's boxing gym take a right, walk down the hallway and take another right down the steps you'll be in "The Dungeon," the official name of the gym and the place where boxers, football players, basketball players, athletes, humans and aliens go to workout and recover.

August 02, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Newton wins first Dixie Boys World Series game

The Newton County 14-and-under All Stars won its first game in the Dixie Boys World Series Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Taking Flight: First Day of Training Camp

(July 31, 2015) Snapshots from the first day of Falcons Training Camp at Flowery Branch where former Clemson defensive tackle, former RCHS Bulldog, and fifth round draft pick Grady Jarrett warmed up for the first day of public practice.

July 31, 2015 | Anthoney Banks | SPORTS


Blake Ashley racing to the top

Just last month at a regional in Mississippi, Conyers native Blake Ashley accomplished a goal he'd been dreaming of since the age of four when the 15 year-old dirt bike racer qualified for the 34th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Blake Ashley racing to the top

Just last month at a regional in Mississippi, Conyers native Blake Ashley accomplished a goal he'd been dreaming of since the age of four when the 15 year-old dirt bike racer qualified for the 34th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Ashton Hills named 14th best course in U.S.

Golf Advisor has aggregated reviews (10 minimum) from different golf websites to find out the top 20 best rated courses in the nation in the second quarter of 2015 (April through June). Covington;s own Ashton Hills Golf Club came in at 14th in the nation and second in the state.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Covington Post 32 A’s roll past Loganville

The Covington Post 32 A's traveled to Loganville this past weekend to face the Post #233 team and came out on top of a lopsided 19-3 victory. Gray Ritchey took the mound for the A's and had a solid outing allowing 8 hits and 1 earned run over 6 innings of work, while striking out 5 batters and walking just 1 batter.

July 18, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Fastest Girl in the World

(July 11, 2015) On June 19, almost one month ago Candace Hill was named the 2013-2014 Gatorade Georgia Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year making her the first-ever chosen from Rockdale County.

July 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Hawks trade for Tim Hardaway Jr.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Two team officials familiar with the deal say The New York Knicks have traded Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks for the rights to Notre Dame point guard Jerian Grant.

June 25, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


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