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Eastside High golf leads Newton, Alcovy during annual Newton Cup
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COVINGTON - On Tuesday the Eastside High golf team led after the first round of the Newton Cup, an annual tournament involving all three local high schools, including Alcovy and Newton.

The format was stroke play at The Oaks Course.

For the boys, Eastside's Taylor Smith shot an even par (71). Teammates Ace Cook shot a 74, while Tate Miller and Nick Green shot a 77 and 80, respectively.

When the day was complete the Eagles had a score of 302. Newton followed with 382, while Alcovy finished at 395.

The second and final round will be April 14 at Indian Creek, and the format will be modified alternate shot.

In girls action, the Lady Eagles shot an even 100 during their first round. Newton is one stroke back with a 101, while Alcovy shot a 113.

The Lady Eagles were led by Maggie Smith with a 47 and Caitlin Newman (53).


The final day of Special Olympics Week in Newton County is today.

On behalf of the 600+ Special Olympians in the community, the event has lasted throughout the week, with opening ceremonies and a parade held Monday.

Special Olympics is the worldwide leader in providing high quality sports training and athletic competition opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is unique in that it accommodates competitors at all ability levels by assigning them to "competition divisions" based on both age and actual performance.

The biggest event is the Spring Games, which offers track and field competitions for all age and ability groups over a three-day span. It also offers Newton County a first-hand opportunity to see the special gifts and talents the athletes possess.

For further information, call Pam Dew, local program coordinator, at (770) 385-6916 or send e-mail to


The Covington Family YMCA annual Cheerios Challenge, which includes the 10K/5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run, will be held April 19.

The 10K begins at 7:45 a.m., while the 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

Pre-registration is $15 by next Friday, while race day registration is $20.

Awards will be given in each standard age group at the end of each race. In addition, there will be a $100 cash prize awarded to the first male and female to break the course record in the 10K and 5K (10K Record M: 31:16; F: 39:27).

For additional information, call the Covington YMCA at (770) 787-3908, visit the Web site at or complete the online registration at


The Oxford College Athletics Golf Classic will be held at 1 p.m. (shotgun start) on April 21 at The Oaks Course.

The event is dedicated to the 2007 National Champion Oxford men's tennis team.

The format is four-person scramble, and the cost is $90 per golfer. In addition, there will be several contests (putting, longest drive and closest to pin), including lunch, dinner and a prize raffle.

All proceeds will directly benefit the Oxford College Athletics Department.

For more information or to help sponsor the event, call Jim Robbins, women's soccer coach, at (770) 784-4672.

Compiled by sports editor Jason Murdock