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Newton girls reach tennis finals, Tigers place third

The Newton High girls tennis team and Alcovy Tigers boys tennis program made runs at region titles this past week, with the Lady Rams falling to Rockdale County in the league finals while the Tigers bested Newton's boys in the third place consolation final.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Boston strong

In times of tragedy, the United States has the unique ability to blend sports and American resolve.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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


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Football teams back on the practcie field

Thanks to the Georgia High School Association's new rules prep football teams have already been hard at work on the practice field since Wednesday.

In past years, the first day allowed for practices is typically Aug. 1, however this season teams were allowed to begin a week earlier, without pads. The extra days were meant

July 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


A Rockdale rout

Two games into the state tournament and American Legion Post 77 hasn't finished one of them.

After winning by a 10-run rule in its tournament opening game Thursday, Rockdale duplicated the feat Saturday, defeating Douglasville 13-3.

July 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Gran Prix pedals through Covington

The Georgia Cycling Gran Prix made its way to Covington Saturday with 100's of racers pedaling through the Covington square.

The sixth annual event consists of six races over five days, beginning with a road Atlanta circuit race on Wednesday. The event then went to Gwinnett for a circuit race and then to Oxford Hills for a road race on Friday.

July 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


From Covington to London

As the 2012 Olympic Games officially kick off today, many in Covington will tune in to the event, taking place around 4,200 miles away.

July 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 routs Peachtree City

American Legion Post 77 baseball coach Jack Murphy has gone though regular seasons with zero or one losses before. And upon entering the state playoffs his teams have fallen without getting very deep in the postseason tournament.

July 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 ready for playoffs

Post 77 Rockdale's baseball team made it through the regular season with just one loss and is primed for a run in the state playoffs beginning Thursday.

July 24, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Are sports above right and wrong?

There's no question to what has been the biggest sports news over the last couple of weeks.

July 24, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Bracket becomes clearer

The Dixie Boys World Series is a week and three days away from beginning at the City Pond Complex and Turner Lake Field and the participating teams are starting to become clearer.

July 24, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Ready for the playoffs

American Legion Post 77 picked up two wins and much more Saturday in the penultimate series of the regular season.

July 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Race coming to Covington

On Saturday, the streets of downtown Covington will be a buzz with bicycles as the 6th Annual Georgia Gran Prix comes through town.

July 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Jay Woods receiving many offers

Art Woods is not only a proud Newton County resident, but a proud father as well.

July 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Glass is a speed racer

Ty Glass received the fastest birthday present of any of his friends.

July 17, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: It’s natural to be nervous

Recently my brother had a big day in his life, when he proposed to his now fiancée.

July 17, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Georgia Revolution lose 1-0 in playoffs

The 45-minute time delay wasn't worth the wait for the Georgia Revolution Friday night.

July 14, 2012 | By Jamie Walker Special to The News | SPORTS


Into the wild: fishing

The Covington News is looking to expand its coverage of the area's outdoor sports and its sportsmen. The News will dedicate this space to stories, calendar items and photos of fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports.

Fishing reports

July 12, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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