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Newton County high school football coaches speak at Lions Club

At Ashford Springs Park, late Thursday evening, the Covington Lion's Club hosted Newton County's high school head football coaches. At the dinner, the coaches mingled with members of the community, and discussed different things with each other, such as the new IMPACT program. Newton head coach Terrance Banks, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst and Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman spoke on the upcoming season, the ugliness of recruiting, how the game has changed and fielded questions about their players from fans.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


The truth in Tony Dungy's comments

For the past few days or so, there has been a lot of criticism and scrutiny for Tony Dungy's comments stating that he would not have drafted Michael Sam because he would have been a distraction.

July 26, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


New regime: Tigers revamp for 2014 season

New Alcovy softball head coach Brandy Keeter will look to keep Alcovy's winning tradition going as the season grows closer.

July 26, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Keepin’ it all in the family

He was laughed at by his peers in high school, bad-mouthed by another a coach when he tried to start his own team, but that hasn't stopped Benjamin Kennedy Sr. and his family from making track and field the core of their bond as a family.

July 26, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Newton County’s elite

Three local standouts, senior Aubree Thacker (Alcovy), Eastside juniors McKensi "Taz" Powell and Catlin Ray were selected to the 2014 GADC Elite 80 by the Georgia Dugout Club coaches as Georgia Elite High School softball players. College coaches from all over the state packed the stands to watch as players showcased their talent.

July 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Beat the Heat

It's a known fact that summer heat, especially in Georgia, can lead to exhaustion, fatigue and/or dehydration- even more so for teenage football players practicing outside in high temperatures.

July 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Bullseye: Dillon dials in

Archery coach George Ryals first saw Dillon McGeorge when he was in the sixth grade. McGeorge was about 11 or 12 then when he came into Ryals' Archery Learning Center in Snellville with an interest in target archery.

July 12, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Covington natives compete for award

This Fall, two Covington natives will be indirectly competing against each other for the Paul Hornung Award as Devon Edwards and Akeem Hunt have both been named to the preseason watch list.

July 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Covington Academy sends two to college

June 28, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Newton still improving

The summer is young and so is the Newton High School Rams basketball team, but the Rams are still getting better having won seven of their last eight games to put them at 15-7.

June 26, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Covington’s reign ends

For the last three years the Covington YMCA has been the Rockdale County Swim League Champion, but now its reign has come to an end as Deer Run took the title this past Saturday.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Ware cleared to play immediately

Former Louisville and Rockdale High School guard Kevin Ware has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately for Georgia State after transferring to the school this spring for family reasons.

June 20, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Falcons acquire QB Yates for Dent

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have acquired reserve quarterback T.J. Yates in a trade that sends linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans.

June 19, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


World Cup Thoughts (video)

Local fans give their thoughts on the World Cup.

June 19, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Dempsey, Brooks give US 2-1 win

NATAL, Brazil (AP) - After Clint Dempsey's historic early goal, the United States spent more than an hour struggling to hold off wave after wave of Ghana attacks. It was no surprise when Ghana tied the game in the 82nd minute.

June 17, 2014 | JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer | SPORTS


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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


Harlem Globetrotters coming to Alcovy

The fun, the laughter and the dazzling basketball skills of the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Newton County.

The Globetrotters will also be bringing fundraising prowess, helping to raise money for the Alcovy girls' basketball program.

July 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington Century nears

The Covington Century is here once again.

July 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Vick launches sports clothing line

NEW YORK (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is launching a sports clothing line called V7 that will be sold exclusively at East Coast sporting goods shop Modell's.

July 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 batters Cumming

Rockdale Post 77 is ahead of every team in their region of American Legion baseball by a dominating amount, with the exception of Loganville Post 233.

July 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revolution rests for postseason

The Georgia Revolution traveled to Myrtle Beach Saturday for the Mutiny's season finale.

July 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Fleeting moments through sports

Another high school season is almost upon us.

July 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Mixed results for Sheets in debut

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - Ben Sheets says he's ready to help the Atlanta Braves.

July 10, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Federer advances to Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Roger Federer advanced to his record eighth Wimbledon final on Friday, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets.

July 06, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Ex-UGA RB Crowell transfers to Ala. State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has enrolled at Alabama State and is expected to play for the Hornets this season.

July 05, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Revs clinch first place

It's been quite a year for the area's only semi-professional sports team.

July 05, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Deyton takes over as GPC softball coach

Georgia Perimeter College didn't have to look far for its successor to Ed Schutte as head softball coach.

July 05, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Piranhas defend swim championship

This past Saturday, hundreds of kids took to the water for the Rockdale County Swim League annual county meet championship. Competing summer league teams were the Covington Y Piranhas, Brentwood Barracudas, Deer Run Dolphins, Honeycreek Splash, Meadowbrook Marlins and Westchester Lakes Wahoos.

All teams met at Johnson Park on June 30. There were 88 events through out the day, with children under 10 competing in the morning, and the older children competing separately late into the afternoon.

July 03, 2012 | Kaitlyn Spotts | SPORTS


GPC names new softball coach

Georgia Perimeter College recently named Ken Deyton as the Jaguars' head softball coach.

Deyton served for five years as assistant coach under Ed Schutte, who left Georgia Perimeter in April. Deyton was responsible for offense, defense, academics and recruiting, and he served as interim head coach for the last five games this spring.

July 03, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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