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Playing for Blake

Blake Hammock of Jonesboro, Georgia was a local legend around town. Hammock, former standout running back for Piedmont Academy, was a great player. He helped lift Piedmont to its first state championship in 2010 and accounted for over 50 touchdowns before graduating in 2011 and continuing his education at Valdosta State University.

December 13, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | YMCA


Stanfield to receive Volunteer of the Year Award

Robert H. Stanfield of Covington will receive the YMCA of metro Atlanta's 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award after serving on the board of the Covington Family YMCA for a number of years. He will be honored at the annual volunteer recognition dinner Monday, Nov.10.

November 01, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | YMCA


Registration open for basketball & cheerleading

The Covington Family YMCA has announced that registration is open for basketball and cheerleading for boys and girls ages 4-13.

October 14, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | YMCA


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6 swimmers qualify for championship

The Rockdale Riptides have six swimmers who have qualified to swim in individual events at the 2014 Georgia Swimming 14 & Under Long Course Championships that will be held July 16-19 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

July 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | YMCA


They qualified for nationals

The Southeast Striders Track and Field Club of Covington will send three of its 10 athletes to the Jr. Olympic Nationals in Houston, Texas beginning July 21 through July 27.

July 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | YMCA


Local athletes qualify for regionals

The Southeast Striders Track and Field Club of Covington will travel to the USA Track and Field (USATF) Jr. Olympic Regionals in Rockhill, South Carolina between July 3 and July 6.

July 03, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | YMCA


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


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