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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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 ...

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


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Prevost: Giving thanks for everything SEC

It's Thanksgiving and time to count our many blessings, SEC Banter style. Join me as we give thanks for the traditions that make the SEC the nation's finest football conference.

November 21, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS

Fazio: Teams wrap up strong season

In just one night, Newton County's football season came to an end.

November 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

SEC Banter: Title streak destined to end

Alabama's loss to "Johnny Football" and his Texas A&M Aggies leaves the SEC with no undefeated teams and, according to the national experts, the SEC's streak of consecutive national titles will end at six.

November 15, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS

Georgia Southern hikes student fees

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - State regents have approved two new student fees at Georgia Southern University to help pay for an expansion of the school's football stadium and a possible move to a new football division.

November 14, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS

A rare trifecta

Friday night, Newton County will witness something that has happened just once before.

November 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Fazio: No odds too great

On Sunday, you might have noticed cheerleading as a front page sports story in The Covington News.

November 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Ga. lawmakers received tickets to Dome events

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers have been given thousands of dollars in tickets so they could watch football games, pro wrestling matches and monster truck races from a luxury box, state records show.

November 13, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Prevost: A look around the SEC

It's been a while since we toured the conference from Alabama to Vanderbilt and, with no marquee matchups teed up for Saturday, let's do just that. Here's a rundown of this week's action, SEC Banter style.

November 08, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS

Chasing the playoffs

As the 2012 football season nears the end, there are a few teams fortunate enough to jockey for position and there are others just a win away from breathing more life into their season.

November 01, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Maintaining a legacy of giving

For those who have passed, there is many ways to carry on their memories, from stories to pictures to, now, Facebook pages.

October 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Fazio: Lovejoy: in its own league

Friday's game between Newton and Lovejoy high schools at 12 Oaks Stadium in Jonesboro played host to the Region 2-AAAAAAA championship.

October 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

SEC Banter: A taste for the 'cocktail party'

The most meaningful rivalry in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division is meaningful again. After years of teetering on the brink of an afterthought, the fizz in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" is back as Georgia and Florida order up another round at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in The River City.

October 25, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS

Fazio: Playoffs on the horizon for everyone

It's time to get serious.

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Hunt has 100-yard kickoff return

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

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

A season with a silver lining

The 2012 season was definitely not what Newton softball coach Virginia Waters had in mind before things kicked off back in August.

Looking toward a season following an above .500, playoff campaign in 2011, Waters wanted to send the Rams five seniors out in a winning way.

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

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