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Former Eagles lead American Legion Post 77
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Three Eastside High School baseball players who were selected to the 2007 Conyers American Legion Post 77 squad - Quint Hinton, Travis Long and Ryan Rhodes - have helped their team to an overall 7-3 record.

Post 77 won its initial five games, in which all three former Eagles contributed offensively and defensively. During the season opener sweep (May 31) - a doubleheader against Jonesboro Post 258 - they combined to go 9-for-16 with four runs scored and two walks, winning 6-0 and 12-2.

Long was particularly impressive during the sweep, as he anchored the team behind the plate as the catcher. In fact, he was involved in two critical defensive gems against Post 258. The first involved Long holding his ground and applying the tag to get the out at home, while the second play included him firing a strike to second base to pick-off a base runner.

All three players are members of The Covington News 2007 All-County Team.

Post 77 will play again Thursday against Vienna Post 202 at 7:30 p.m. at Douglasville Hunter Park.


Oxford College hosting tennis camp

The 2007 Oxford College Summer Tennis Camp for ages 4-17 is continuing throughout the summer on the campus.

The camp is a weekly event and will last until June 29; however, participants may sign up by the day, as well. Half days are from 9 a.m. to noon, while full days (intermediate and advanced players only) range from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The cost is $50 for one daily full day or $30 for a half day. The weekly full day rate is $240, while the weekly half day cost is $125. (Lunch is not included in the full day price.)

In addition, each athlete will receive an Oxford camp T-shirt.

Brandon Feldman, Oxford head tennis coach and athletic director, is the instructor, and is assisted by several collegiate players.

The Eagles are the 2006 and 2007 NJCAA Division III Men's National Tennis Champions.

For further information, please contact Coach Feldman at (770) 784-8355.


Covington YMCA host swimming lessons

The Covington Family YMCA aquatics schedule was released several weeks ago; however, it is not too late to sign up.

There are a total of five swimming lesson sessions throughout the summer, with several different instructors teaching the courses.

The second session, which is going on now, begins at 11:30 a.m. and continues until 6:30 p.m. The session ends June 24.

The third session begins June 25 and will last until July 8, while the fourth session starts July 9 and ends July 22. The final session begins July 23 and ends August 6.

The cost is $50 for members and $65 for program members. (Program memberships are $25 for individuals and $35 for family.)

For additional information, please contact the Covington Family YMCA at (770) 787-3908 or visit the Web site at