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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


Louisvilleā€™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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Bears too much for Johnson, William & Mary on the road

The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Defense lifts Buckeyes over Bulldogs

The Buckeyes clinched a spot in the top half of the Newton County Recreation Commission Football Division III standings Monday night at Wolverine Field with a 40-14 victory over the Bulldogs.

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Eagles, Tigers await playoff opponents

The Eastside Eagles and Alcovy Tigers begin the second round of the Georgia High School Association softball state playoffs today.

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Edwards, Duke earn victory over Navy

The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Deer season begins Saturday

The wait is almost over for hunters as firearms deer hunting season begins Saturday, Oct. 19 and lasts through Jan. 1 in the Northern Zone and in the Southern Zone, through Jan. 15.

October 15, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


State poll shifts as second half of season begins

While the top-five teams in the Associated Press Georgia High School Class AAAAAA football poll remained the same last week, the bottom half of the poll introduced three teams that were unranked a week ago.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Lovejoy alone atop region standings

The Region 2-AAAAAA football landscape got a little clearer last Friday, as Lovejoy assumed the top position in the region with an unblemished 2-0 mark in region play.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Collins Hill enters poll; Peachtree Ridge slips

The top three teams in the Georgia High School Associated Press Class AAAAAA football poll, while Peachtree Ridge fell to No. 8 overall after suffering their first defeat of the season.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Johnson, Tribe fall to Villanova

The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Softball tourneys, football ahead

Softball postseason play and football dominate the week ahead for all three Newton High schools, as all three teams participate in postseason play on the diamond this week.

October 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rashada, Hornets go to 3-2

The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Mill Creek exits state poll

After dropping its second consecutive game of the year, the Mill Creek Hawks dropped out of the Georgia High School Football Class AAAAAA poll, allowing North Cobb to enter the poll at No. 10 overall.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Little man; big catch

Reace Banks, 5, son of Melissa and Gabriel Banks of Covington, won first place in an annual kids fishing event hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in August. Banks' catfish was the largest at 22 inches.

September 28, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


BHT golf tournament set for October

The Social Circle Better Hometown Association will host its annual Better Hometown Association Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 11.

September 28, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Bulldogs stay at No. 1

The Georgia High School Class AAAAAA state poll remained mostly unchanged this week after the poll's top-10 teams wenta combined 6-1 last week.

September 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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