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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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McCray’s first season with Jags in the books

Former Newton High football standout Demetrius McCray's rookie season as a professional football player ended Dec. 29.

January 14, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | SPORTS


Maddux, Glavine, Thomas earn HOF selections

NEW YORK (AP) - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, while Craig Biggio fell two votes short and tainted stars of the Steroids Era remained far behind.

January 09, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Games rescheduled due to inclement weather

Due to frigid weather throughout the Southeast, Tuesday night games throughout Newton County were canceled or rescheduled.

January 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Mosley, Sutton, Carey repeat as AP All-Americans

NEW YORK (AP) - A tackle-machine linebacker, a tackle-busting running back and one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in the country made return appearances on The Associated Press All-America team.

December 31, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS


All-region players named

Six Alcovy Tigers and four Newton Rams were named to the Region 2-AAAAAA all-region football team, the region announced this week.

December 21, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Holiday tournaments ahead

While many athletes will spend their winter breaks resting, basketball programs around Newton County will hit the hardwood for holiday tournaments.

December 21, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Hawkins helps Hurricanes to No. 21 ranking

The following is an update on former Newton County basketball players at the collegiate level. Updates run through Dec. 17.

December 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Cox selected to Hall of Fame

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox spent decades trying to beat each other, no holds barred. On this day, however, they were a mutual admiration society.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Top athletes named to all-star game

Six of Newton County's top athletes will continue their football careers on the gridiron next week as part of the 2013 D.L. Scott Coalition Bowl Senior All-Star Game.

December 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Mentee by chance, friends by choice

In an empty gym at Memorial Middle School Thursday morning, a familiar face was shooting baskets as students hurried to lunch.

December 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Edwards leads Duke to title game

The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rivalries are what you make of them

As a college football fan, what more could you have asked for this past weekend?

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Local standouts lead All-Area team

The Covington News and The Rockdale News have once again transcended county lines to bring you the third annual Newton County-Rockdale County All-Area Football Team.

November 30, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Fields tackles half-marathon

Long distance running requires a certain attitude and determination that is rarely found in most people.

November 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Croone leads with 30 over Runnin' Bulldogs

The following is an update on former Newton County basketball players at the collegiate level. Updates run through Nov. 22.

November 23, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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