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Core strengthening offered at ‘Y’

Strengthening the core of the body has been a popular philosophy in physical fitness for years, and the Covington Family Y is joining the trend in 2014.

December 31, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | YMCA


YMCA registration

The Covington YMCA is currently holding basketball and cheerleading registration.

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | YMCA


Y swim league wraps up Saturday

A champion will be crowned in the Rockdale Swim League Saturday, but the 2013 season, like those before it, was about young athletes learning to swim and to compete week in and week out.

June 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


Swim league begins for Covington Y

The heat of summer is here, and it's time to get into the pool.

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | YMCA


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


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