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Diamond Sports Academy 12u squad nabs softball championship

COVINGTON, Ga- As we continue through the bulk of the summer, the temperature isn't the only thing blazing.

July 17, 2017 | Cameron Freeman | Sports


Covington native, Clemencia Elantouri says karate discipline helps her help others

It is no secret that the power of sports is a phenonmenon in its self.

July 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


WILLIAMS: MMA continues to surpass boxing as top combat sport

In the early hours of July 2nd, 2017, in Brisbane, Australia, a 12-round main event ended in controversy, as Jeff Horn, an undefeated up ...

July 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


STOVALL: Passing out some summer accolades to our readers

So I'm nine months into this thing, here as The Covington News sports editor, and there's a lot I could say about my ...

July 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


NFL FOOTBALL: Falcons vs. Patriots, Part 2, this time from an intern perspective

The Atlanta Falcons-New England Patriots Super Bowl is long gone, even if the painful memory of the game's outcome is still etched deep into ...

July 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Help us choose our 2017 Football Preview cover athlete

UPDATE, Tuesday July 11, 12:52 p.m. : We're changing our deadline for nominations to 5 p.m. TODAY to be able to better ...

July 07, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


USSSA BASEBALL: Newton County Royal 8u All-Stars dominate the USSSA world series

COVINGTON, Ga- If you're looking for the best 8u baseball team in the nation, look no further than Covington, GA.

July 05, 2017 | Cameron Freeman | Sports


USSSA BASEBALL: Newton County All-Star teams one game away from playing for championship

GULFPORT, Miss. - The Newton County All-Stars 10u and 8u teams left day one of competition at the United States Speciality Sports Association World Series unscathed ...

July 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


USSSA BASEBALL: Newton County 10u and 8u All-Stars' Day 1 results

GULFPORT, Miss. - The Newton County All-Stars 10u and 8u teams left day one of competition at the United States Speciality Sports Association World Series unscathed ...

June 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Georgia nabs nation's No. 1 running back prospect Zamir White

ATHENS, Ga. – Once Georgia running back Nick Chubb's eligibility is exhausted after the 2017 season, the Bulldogs may already have his heir apparent in ...

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


CAMERON FREEMAN: A former player's thoughts on 7-on-7s from the other side of the game

I spend a lot of my very rare free time doing a whole lot of self reflection.

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: Ten games to watch in the 2017 season

Just about everyone in Newton County seems to be making the same discovery: Football talent is on the rise here. More and more athletes each ...

June 25, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


STOVALL: Time for the Atlanta Hawks front office to fly high

For many reasons, I love the city of Atlanta and the entire metro area, including, of course, my new Covington/Newton County sports home.

June 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Fun is the name of the game for World Series bound Newton County 8u All-Stars

By Cameron Freeman

June 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: County schools to compete in Airo 7v7 passing tournament Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Airo 7v7 football tournament held Thursday at Walnut Grove High School will have a heavy Newton County feel, as all three County ...

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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Into the Wild

According to southernfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 82-89 degrees and stained from mid lake up the rivers.

July 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Sports


Post 77 starts playoffs with win

The American Legion Post 77 baseball team ended the regular season putting up big offensive numbers, and continued that trend in its first state playoff game Friday, but didn't need it.

July 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Sports


Covington Century Ride approaches

The Covington Century Ride, sponsored by the Southern Bicycle League, will be Aug. 3. Registration is available up to and on the day of the event.

July 25, 2013 | Madison Morganthall | Sports


Tumor killed Apalachee football player

An Apalachee High rising senior and member of the football team died unexpectedly Monday morning.

July 25, 2013 | Zac Taylor Barrow County News | Sports


Better writer, worker, golfer

Being an employee on a golf course when you've never played a hole is kind of an ironic situation. Customers look aghast when you say you've never played a hole in your life, and other people always ask if you play since you're working on a GOLF course, after all.

July 25, 2013 | Jackie Schulz Special toThe Covington News | Sports


Newton County splits pool play

The Newton County Little League All Stars finished pool play in the state tournament with a 2-2 record, weeks after winning the district tournament and reaching beyond where any other Newton County Recreation Commission Little League team has gone.

July 25, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Sports


Falcons look into second stadium site

ATLANTA (AP) - Attention is shifting to a second site for a stadium that would be the new home for the Atlanta Falcons.

July 24, 2013 | Associated Press | Sports


Apalachee High football player dies

An Apalachee High rising senior and member of the football team died unexpectedly Monday morning.

July 24, 2013 | Zac Taylor ztaylor@barrowcountynews.com | Sports


Support shines for STARS

The Newton County STARS 8-and-under softball team has won once and placed second twice in six tournaments, including finishing as runner-up in the Tri-State Softball World Series in Dalton this past weekend.

July 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Sports


Post 77 powers into the playoffs

Demarco Hamm is in an unfamiliar position in a familiar place.

July 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Sports


Fishing report

According to southernfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 82-89 degrees, stained from mid lake up to the rivers.

July 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Sports


Kickball league coming to area

The days of summer are turning into the days of your youth, as kickball comes to Rockdale.

July 20, 2013 | Javon Dickerson sports@covnews.com | Sports


Bats blazing for Rockdale Post 77

The American Legion Post 77 baseball team concludes the regular season today, and seems ready for the challenge after its previous two games.

July 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Sports


Revs finish season against Silverbacks

The Georgia Revolution may have missed out on the 2013 National Premier Soccer League's playoffs, but the Conyers-based fourth-tier soccer club has a chance at one more glory this year.

July 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Sports


David ready to cheer on Rams

Coming from a middle school, new Newton High School Principal Eclan David may not have much experience with prep sports, but that doesn't mean he isn't eager to see his first Rams' game coming up this fall.

July 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Sports


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