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Young Galaxy tops state, nation

The under-8 boys' Covington Galaxy 2023 Black soccer team is ranked No. 1 in the state and the nation by Soccer in College.

June 06, 2013 | Staff Report | YMCA


The start of summer fun

The end of school and the arrival of Memorial Day aren't the only signs that summer has arrived; there are also the various summer camps and leagues offered by recreation departments and organizations around Newton County.

May 25, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


A cheery Challenge

The weather took a turn to the cold early Saturday morning, but that didn't stop the Covington Y from having another successful Cheerios Challenge.

April 20, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | YMCA


Aldridge returned to Covington, Y

The Covington Y soccer program is becoming increasingly more competitive year after year. However, that is strictly a byproduct of the direction of the Y and its director of academy soccer, Austin Aldridge has been guiding the organization in.

April 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Cheerios 5K to go on despite tragedy

Running may not be a team sport, but it is a community sport.

April 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Dan Bauer donates time, trees to Y soccer

As Dan Bauer drives through Covington in his red truck with the Arbor Equity Inc. logo on the side, children sometimes yell at their parents as the vehicle passes, exclaiming, "There goes coach Dan."

December 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Scharf lends 7 years to Y hoops

For seven years, Jon Scharf has been heading to the Covington Y to help dozens of Newton County's youngsters learn sportsmanship, discipline, basketball and how to have fun.

December 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Stephenson shows off soccer passion

Philip Stephenson is a highly-energetic person, and his son Drew follows in those fast-paced footsteps. So when Stephenson was looking for a sport to hold Drew's attention, he turned to a childhood favorite, soccer.

December 06, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | YMCA


Crews, Beam bring juggling act to Galaxy

Throughout the youth fall soccer season, the Covington Y's Academy level soccer teams have shown marketable improvement in their level of control and touch with the ball, both on the ground and in the air.

The reason dates back to two volunteer coaches with the under-11 age group in Berry Crews and Shane Beam. Crews noticed that some of the upper-level soccer clubs, such as the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association that his daughter plays for on the under-17 Inter Atlanta team, were a little further ahead in skill level and had programs that reward juggling. In soccer, juggling is ...

November 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Soccer teams give back

As fall blows through Covington and the air gets colder, sports start to work their way inside.

November 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Seven Covington Y swimmers reach finals

Seven swimmers from the Covington Y won medals in the finals at the State GRPA championships held in Carrolton recently.

August 18, 2012 | Staff Report | YMCA


See all of Covington Y's first place finishers

The Covington Y Piranhas won the Rockdale Swim League County Meet Saturday for their second-straight title.

July 05, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Covington Y continues to do well in pool

Covington Y swim coach Erin Gorman returned home recently, and this time brought enough of Covington's youth with her to fill a pool.

The Covington Y Piranhas traveled to Meadowbrook for a Rockdale Swim League meet on June 18 and came away with a resounding victory. The meet also marked a return for Gorman, who lives in Meadowbrook and swam for the neighborhood's team in the 1990s.

June 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Covington YMCA adds lights to outdoor center

The Covington YMCA has seen its share of growing pains over the past decade. But over that time, slowly, its built up its sports programs, especially soccer. The YMCA has grown its youth soccer program to 418 total participants. In addition to soccer, the YMCA offers flag football in five age groups. Registration began Oct. 1 and runs through the 18th.

October 04, 2011 | Josh Briggs | YMCA


Family tradition: Ellwanger swimmers

A typical summer evening at home for Denise Ellwanger can turn from tranquility to madness within minutes as an empty house is quickly filled with her husband, Gregg, and three boys.

July 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | YMCA


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