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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


FCA unites local athletes

The six football teams in Newton and Rockdale counties may be rivals on the field, but the teams recently bonded together under one roof at ...

August 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Warriors look ahead to upcoming season

Providence Classical Christian School, in Oxford, will begin their ninth volleyball season this fall. Players have been preparing during the summer and are looking forward ...

August 01, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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Historic Georgia state park gets a makeover

The historic Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge, Georgia will reopen to the public on July 1, boasting several new renovations.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Porterdale finally gets its disc golf course

Since the restoration of the Mill Lofts a few years ago, the city of Porterdale has worked continuously to revive its community by bringing new amenities to its residents and to attract more visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Local residents paddle through Georgia

For 12 years and counting, Paddle Georgia has given residents a chance to see Georgia in a way they never have before.

June 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Bobby Jones: A legacy tracing back to Newton County

Many know about the golf legend who is Bobby Jones, but not many know how he got his start in the sport. Someone who does know lives just nearby in Conyers. Oh, and he's Jones' grandson, Bob Jones, IV.

June 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Schedules released for 2016 high school football season

The 2016 football schedules have been released for the three Newton County High Schools. Newton will open its season Thursday, Aug. 18 at Drew High School in Riverdale, while Eastside and Alcovy will kick off their seasons on Friday, Aug. 19 with the Eagles facing Luella High School and the Tigers playing at Duluth.

June 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


High school basketball championships leaving Macon

Since 1969 the Macon Coliseum has been home to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) boys and girls state basketball championships, but come 2017, this will no longer be the case.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Newton, Eastside win boys track state titles

A pair of Newton County boys' track teams won their first ever 2015-16 GHSA Boys Track & Field State Championships this month.

May 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Holloway: Thank you Newton County

There was a moment of silence in the office on my last day when everybody was gone, at least in my section of the building. It dawned on me that this would be the last time I'd see some of my co-workers, who have become my family, at least for a little while, and that's OK.

March 23, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


The best in the county

It's about that time. The 2015-16 high school basketball season is over, as state champions have been crowned. Now, it's time to crown some of the top local players of this past season, because of their on-court ability. The Covington News presents you with its 2015-2016 All-County team for both the boys' and the girls' basketball team.

March 07, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


#MarchToMacon

As region tournaments end, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state tournaments begin. Simply type in the hashtag #MarchToMacon and you'll get updates on Georgia high school basketball teams fighting to stay alive eyeing the chance to play in the Macon Centreplex. Three teams from Covington, the Eagles, Lady Rams and Rams, will represent the city and their respective regions in the state tournament. Here's a breakdown of the teams and their chances at making it to Macon.

February 17, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Mid-season power rankings

We're at the midway point of the regular season of high school basketball as the amount of region games increase and playoff seeding takes shape. Here's a look at the power rankings for teams in Newton County as they stand.

January 04, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


The Dungeon to host food and toy drive

Covington, GA - We are excited to announce our first annual "Holiday Extravaganza Toy and Food Giveaway." The Dungeon Boxing Gym, KMB and the NFL Alumni will be hosting a fu- filled family event for the Newton County community. There will be food baskets and toys available for the whole family. We are bringing the community together for an evening of excitement while doing our part to alleviate hunger.

December 09, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Region alignments announced

New region classifications and alignments have been made official by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Newton has moved up to the newly created Class AAAAAAA (Region 8), Alcovy will stay in Class AAAAAA (Region 3) and Eastside will remain in Region 4-AAAA.

December 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


A look back at Newton’s 1987 region championship team

Former Newton kicker, Christopher Wade, used to listen to his walkman on the sidelines during games so that he wouldn't be too up or too down when he took the field to kick a field goal or extra point. How much has changed in-between the Rams winning their first (1987) and second (2015) region championships? Not many high school players, if any, know what a walkman is these days.

December 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Hays earns top-3 ranking

Newton County was well-represented in the 2015 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals $2,000 Limited Rider Division in Fort Worth, Texas at the Will Rogers Complex Watt Arena as Covington's own Jessica "Jessie" Hays and her horse "Clever Hickory Mate" left the event officially ranking third in the world.

December 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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