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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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Archive By Section - SPORTS


Starting off with wins

Summer baseball started out with a bang this weekend as Post 77 opened up the 2012 American Legion season 4-0.

June 05, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Beyond the sports dream

Dreams are realized all the time in athletics.

June 05, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


One year after GPC’s Straus was drafted

With the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft taking place this week, it marks one year since Georgia Perimeter College standout Kenneth Straus was selected to play professional baseball.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Taylor tops All-County soccer team

With 2011 team MVP Zack Pirtle and two-time all area player Trent Taylor returning for their senior seasons, the Eastside boys' soccer team looked poised to reach its fourth straight state playoffs.

June 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Pitching wedges for pitching mounds

Newton County's biggest sporting event of the summer quickly approaches.

June 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


See the 2012 All-County soccer team

The Eastside girls' soccer team began the 2012 season with three losses in its first four matches and five in its first seven, setting up a year that seemed to be anything but historic.

May 31, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Everybody in the pool

The biggest threat to safety in summer sports is the heat.

May 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 play begins this weekend

Nothing says summer like hot dogs, Cracker Jacks and the ping of a baseball coming off a bat.

May 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Alcovy basketball highlights year

With graduation Friday and Saturday the Class of 2012 moved on from both a high school career and final year of memories and achievements.

May 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Into the Wild

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.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Edged out of Cup

The Georgia Revolution may not be moving on to face one of the best soccer teams in the U.S., but Tuesday night the fourth-division team from Conyers proved it could play among professional talent.

May 24, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Anders top angler once again

With temperatures dipping as low as 40 and 50 degrees in rural Tennessee 10-year old Darrell Anders would head toward his neighbors house between 4 and 5 a.m. and await Austin Emerson's arrival in his old pickup truck.

May 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


And the Firehouse winners are...

The Covington Fire Department hosted the Fire House 5K to benefit the Fireman's memorial Trust Fund Saturday with around 300 people lacing up their running shoes.

May 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revs taking on the pros

In their first season, the Georgia Revolution proved they could play in their league, the National Premier Soccer League.

May 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fire House 5K on Saturday

For over 20 years the Fireman's Memorial Trust has been a constant in helping a lot of people get an education through their scholarship fund.

May 18, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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