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Award winning sports writer Gabriel Stovall introduces himself as new sports editor

There aren't many things that get my blood pumping in sports more than watching it and covering it at the local, community level.

October 17, 2016 | By Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Eagles turn focus to region softball tournament

As the regular season winds down, the Eastside High School softball team finds itself in an ideal position heading into the softball region tournament.

October 02, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Dungeon Boxing Gym, Harley Davidson partner to host pro-am

The worlds of boxing and bikes don't always go hand in hand, but on Sept. 24, these two will collide for a huge community ...

September 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Battle of the cats

The Peachtree Academy Panthers fell 34-24 in a tough matchup against Covenant Academy Cougars on Sept. 2.

September 12, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS

SCAD Atlanta brings golf tournament back to Covington

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta campus hosted its annual SCAD Atlanta Fall Invitational golf tournament this week at the Oaks Golf ...

September 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Newton County sports find support in local booster clubs

When the Friday night lights are on in Sharp Stadium, there is excitement in the air.

September 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Freshman Jacob Eason to start for Georgia Saturday

No. 9 Georgia turns to freshman QB Eason against Nicholls

September 09, 2016 | Annette Godwin | SPORTS

NFL 2016: Falcons get 3 early NFC South games

ATLANTA (AP) - The first four weeks should give the Atlanta Falcons a good read on their hopes for a winning season.

September 06, 2016 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Archery deer season approaches

Opening day for archery deer season is Saturday, Sept. 10, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Peachtree Academy sports teams begin fall season

Peachtree Academy got the ball rolling for their fall sports schedule last week with their volleyball, football, soccer and cross country teams getting their seasons ...

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Covington Galaxy wins preseason soccer tournament

Fall soccer season is quickly approaching, and Covington Galaxy Soccer has already got a taste of victory.

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

CPD to kick off 33rd annual Fuzz Run

For those looking to give back, exercise and have a good time all at once, the Covington Police Department (CPD) has the solution.

August 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Rivalry game between Eastside and Newton ends in tie

The Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams battled it out Friday night at Homer Sharp Stadium in a football game that ended with no one losing ...

August 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Eastside softball defeats Newton 7-0

Wednesday night's battle between hometown rivals ended with the Eastside softball team taking a 7-0 victory over the Newton Rams at home.

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


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College Soccer players that call Newton County Home

Many collegiate athletes call Newton County home. Here's a look at some of the men and women soccer players that hail from Newton County.

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Water up

Fall football practices are in full swing but Fall hasn't arrived just yet. July and August are the hottest months of the year for the players in Rockdale and Newton County so coaches and trainers work together to monitor hydration in order to protect players from heat-related issues such as heat stroke.

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Welcome to The Dungeon

When you enter Carey and Ebonita Foster's boxing gym take a right, walk down the hallway and take another right down the steps you'll be in "The Dungeon," the official name of the gym and the place where boxers, football players, basketball players, athletes, humans and aliens go to workout and recover.

August 02, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Newton wins first Dixie Boys World Series game

The Newton County 14-and-under All Stars won its first game in the Dixie Boys World Series Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Taking Flight: First Day of Training Camp

(July 31, 2015) Snapshots from the first day of Falcons Training Camp at Flowery Branch where former Clemson defensive tackle, former RCHS Bulldog, and fifth round draft pick Grady Jarrett warmed up for the first day of public practice.

July 31, 2015 | Anthoney Banks | SPORTS

Blake Ashley racing to the top

Just last month at a regional in Mississippi, Conyers native Blake Ashley accomplished a goal he'd been dreaming of since the age of four when the 15 year-old dirt bike racer qualified for the 34th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Blake Ashley racing to the top

Just last month at a regional in Mississippi, Conyers native Blake Ashley accomplished a goal he'd been dreaming of since the age of four when the 15 year-old dirt bike racer qualified for the 34th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Ashton Hills named 14th best course in U.S.

Golf Advisor has aggregated reviews (10 minimum) from different golf websites to find out the top 20 best rated courses in the nation in the second quarter of 2015 (April through June). Covington;s own Ashton Hills Golf Club came in at 14th in the nation and second in the state.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Covington Post 32 A’s roll past Loganville

The Covington Post 32 A's traveled to Loganville this past weekend to face the Post #233 team and came out on top of a lopsided 19-3 victory. Gray Ritchey took the mound for the A's and had a solid outing allowing 8 hits and 1 earned run over 6 innings of work, while striking out 5 batters and walking just 1 batter.

July 18, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Fastest Girl in the World

(July 11, 2015) On June 19, almost one month ago Candace Hill was named the 2013-2014 Gatorade Georgia Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year making her the first-ever chosen from Rockdale County.

July 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Hawks trade for Tim Hardaway Jr.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Two team officials familiar with the deal say The New York Knicks have traded Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks for the rights to Notre Dame point guard Jerian Grant.

June 25, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Warriors take 3-2 series lead over Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips.

June 15, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Run, Candace, Run: Local sophomore breaks world record while keeping 4.7 GPA

(May 15, 2015) Candace Hill is the fastest girl in the world. With her time of 11.30 seconds in the 100-meter in April, Hill recorded the fastest time in the world for her age group according to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

May 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Falcons to open season on Monday Night Football

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons will open the season hosting the Philadelphia Eagles in a Monday night game on Sept. 14.

April 21, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Eastside names Troy Hoff football coach

Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

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