COVINGTON -- The girls track programs for the area had several successful outings with five of the six schools being represented at the girls state meet and medaling in four events.. But it was Heritage's Morgan Hubbard that exemplified the true meaning of being the best of the best. Hubbard
COVINGTON -- Newton junior Malik Franklin was obviously disappointed after a less-than-stellar long jump at the Class AAAAAA Boys State Track and Field Championship on May 2.
COVINGTON -- Georgia College senior and former Eastside golfer Taylor Smith could not overcome a tough 6,928-yard, par-72 El Campeon course on Wednesday at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., during the three-day DII South/Southeast Region tournament.
COVINGTON -- Alcovy's baseball team knows what it must do when it plays at Lowndes in the second-round doubleheader of the Class AAAAAA playoffs today starting at 4:30 p.m. The question is, can the Tigers do it?
COVINGTON -- After missing the playoffs the past two years, Alcovy's baseball team took advantage of its return to sweep Westlake on Friday to make it the second round.
COVINGTON -- Being a No. 1 seed did not give the Eagles any advantage as they were eliminated by Region 5-AAAA No. 4 seed Troup County 11-7 and 12-2 in the first round of the Class AAAA baseball playoffs on Friday.
COVINGTON -- Making hard decisions is not anything new for Alcovy basketball coach Eugene Brown. But leaving a program he started for Southwest DeKalb was one of the most difficult decisions Brown had to make.. "It happened just out of the blue. After the season you're always looking to see
COVINGTON -- It came down to penalty kicks on Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium before Douglas County was to get the 2-1 (3-2) win and head to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.. Douglas County (10-5-1) led for most of the game until Morgan Edelman definitely gave Alcovy
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The contestants have been set in GHSA Track & Field State Championships for Eastside in Class AAAA, Heritage and Salem in Class AAAAA and Newton, Alcovy and Rockdale in Class AAAAAA following their sectionals on Saturday.
COVINGTON -- To say that Lisa Vaught was a good find as the new golf professional at The Oaks Course is an understatement.. Having been named the Teacher of the Year in the Knoxville, Tenn., chapter of the PGA and has a love of growing the game. But having worked
ROYSTON -- Eastside's Quinn Murphy overcame the pressure and a tough Highland Walk Golf Course to become the Region 8-AAAA low medalist shooting a 77 on Wednesday.. As a result of being the low medalist, Murphy will compete in the state tournament at Dalton Golf and Country Club on
I was covering the Eastside girls in the Region 8-AAAA golf tournament at Highland Walk Golf Course in Royston (if you ever feel like driving an hour and a half to play golf it is worth it) on Monday and was talking to the Eastside coach, Jay Cawthan, about
COVINGTON -- The Alcovy tennis team fought hard to the very end but it was not enough as it fell in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.. The boys lost to East Coweta 3-0 at home on Wednesday. The girls traveled to Westlake on Tuesday where they dropped
COVINGTON -- It was a big day for Alcovy as the boys and girls teams ended the regular season by winning the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament at The Oaks Course on Tuesday.. The Alcovy boys shot a 325 with the girls shooting a 303 to win region.. For the girls
ROYSTON -- The Eastside girls golf team failed to break the 320-point barrier needed to qualify for the Class AAAA sectional, ending its season shooting a 368 at the Region 8-AAAA tournament at Highland Walk Golf Course on Monday.
PINE MOUNTAIN -- The Peach Belt Conference announced its annual year-end awards for men's golf Friday night, with Georgia College golfers Taylor Smith (Mansfield) and Patrick Garrett (Kennesaw) taking slots on the All-PBC teams.
COVINGTON -- Both Alcovy tennis teams made it to the first round of the Class AAAAAA tournament with the boys taking second place and the girls winning fourth in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament held Wednesday and Thursday at Richard Craig Park in McDonough.
COVINGTON -- Newton's track team garnered seven first-place finishes in Region 2-AAAAAA track and field championships at Twelve Oaks Stadium in Hampton to win the combined championship on Wednesday.
COVINGTON -- When newly hired Rams football coach Terrance Banks met with parents, players and booster club members at Newton's gym on Tuesday, he told them what he expects to do with this program -- make them champions.
COVINGTON -- Newton's track team put itself in a spot to take the Region 2-AAAAAA championship after the first day of the tournament at Twelve Oaks Stadium on Monday.
COVINGTON -- The Eastside boys track team left itself in a good position to win the Region 8-AAAA championship, coming in second after the first day at Lanier on Monday.
COVINGTON -- One of the things Newton's new head coach Terrance Banks brings to the table is enthusiasm and a belief in himself.. Banks beat out 35 other applicants, many of whom had prior head coaching experience. But what set him apart from the others was his ability to sell
COVINGTON -- The Alcovy girls golf team maintained its edge to take the Newton Cup away from Eastside for the first time in seven years while the Eastside boys started the tournament two strokes behind Alcovy only to rally to retain the cup for the ninth straight year at Ashton
COVINGTON -- Newton's tennis team is heading into the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament on a high note after the boys and girls teams blanked Monticello 5-0 on Wednesday.. "We have now won two straight (matches) headed into region, so hopefully, we have a little confidence going into next week,"
COVINGTON -- Errors, walks and the inability to handle the bunt, along with not being able to hit the ball, put Newton's playoff seeding on shaky ground after losing to Lovejoy 13-2 in five innings on Tuesday.. "We're still in third place," Newton head coach Vince Byams said. "Lovejoy
COVINGTON -- All six boys teams and three girls team are still in the hunt for the state soccer playoffs with fewer than four games left in region play.. The Alcovy and Heritage boys teams are almost guaranteed to make it to the playoffs, while Newton, Rockdale, Salem and Eastside
COVINGTON -- The Newton football team has a leader in former Duluth football coach Terrance Banks, although school officials will not officially say Banks is the head until they get approval from the school board.
COVINGTON -- Region play of the high school baseball season is just past the midway point and the playoff picture is starting to come into focus.
COVINGTON -- Eastside's defense played solidly behind pitcher Peyton Pallay after errors cost them the lead to beat Johnson, Gainesville 14-4 in six innings on Wednesday.. Eastside (16-1 overall, 8-0 Region 8-AAAA) played the first inning in complete control as Pallay struck out all three batters while the offense
COVINGTON -- Alcovy pitchers Jake Jones and Dalton Reagin combined for 12 strikeouts and three hits as the Tigers easily beat Lamar County 10-1 on Monday.. Jones started the game and pitched four innings, fanning six batters while giving up one walk and two hits. Reagin finished the final three
COVINGTON -- Girls basketball locally has improved to the point where two players are playing at major Division I schools with more than 10 players averaging double-figure scoring and three players averaging a double-double.. With all the top local talent to choose from, Alcovy's Ashley Williams managed to
COVINGTON -- Winning was not the goal in Newton's golf match against Luella at The Oaks Course on Thursday.. Even though the team got swept by Luella -- the boys losing 184-233 and the girls falling 171-178 -- some of the players improved as individuals.. "As always, we're playing to
LOGANVILLE -- Three runs in the top of the seventh inning turned Eastside's fate around as the Eagles won five straight Region 8-AAAA games with a 9-7 win over Walnut Grove on Wednesday.. "This team is not going to lie down when we're behind. We're going to play hard
COVINGTON -- Two goals in the second half by Lacey Brackett helped the Lady Rams feel like winners for the first time this season as Newton defeated Salem 3-2 in a non-region match on Tuesday.
COVINGTON -- Low rounds by Alcovy's Zach Floyd and Kelsey Knight helped put the Tigers in the lead for the Newton Cup after the first round at The Oaks Course on Monday.. Even under brutal, windy, cold conditions, Floyd managed to shoot an even par 36 on the front nine
COVINGTON -- The Alcovy girls remained undefeated in a tie for the Region 2-AAAAAA championship with a 2-1 win over Newton, while the boys appear to have locked up a playoff spot with their 3-2 win on Friday.. The Alcovy boys (7-4, 3-1) took a big lead and appeared
COVINGTON -- The elements played havoc on everyone, but it was the Newton golf team that handled them best with a sweep over Salem at The Oaks Course on Thursday.. The boys outshot Salem by two strokes getting the win with a 214-216 score. While Salem did not have enough
CONYERS -- Rockdale's tennis team had little trouble against Region 2-AAAAAA opponent Newton as Rockdale only lost nine games to get a 5-0, 5-0 win on Tuesday.
CONYERS -- Neither team was able to gain an upper hand as eurosportscoreboard.com Class AAAAA No. 6-ranked Lakeside, DeKalb and the No. 7-ranked Lady Patriots battled to a scoreless tie at Heritage on Tuesday.
COVINGTON -- Sam Johnson finished in the top half in each of his 10 competitions to take an overall third-place finish for Troy University in the decathlon while competing in the three-day Shamrock Invitational at the campus of Coastal Carolina.
COVINGTON -- Even playing with an extra player was not enough to give the Eagles the edge as Apalachee dealt Eastside a 3-1 loss on Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
COVINGTON -- If playing a good non-conference opponent is to help a team work on their weaknesses, then the Lady Eagles got what they wanted as Apalachee came in and schooled Eastside with a 4-1 win on Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
COVINGTON -- Eastside's defense played well behind pitcher Payton Pallay as they kept Alcovy in check with a 4-0 win on Friday.. Pallay, who threw 80 pitches in seven innings, allowed three hits while hitting two batsmen, walking one batter and striking out seven.. "He (Pallay) kept them off balance
An eagle by Zach Floyd and a 29 through seven holes by Kelsey Knight helped the Tigers start their golf season with a sweep over Salem at The Oaks Course on Monday.. The Alcovy boys had no trouble beating Salem by 33 stokes, 171-204, while the Alcovy girls
COVINGTON -- Former Newton head football coach Cortez Allen is ready to go back to where it started for him after taking over the reins for the Rams three years ago.. Allen, who came to Newton five years ago under head coach Nick Collins, officially stepped down on Thursday as
COVINGTON -- Rysan Richardson may have been knocked around, but he was able to maintain his balance and focus long enough to score three goals, giving Alcovy a 4-1 win over Morrow to start Area 2-AAAAAA play on Tuesday.
The Lady Tigers learned the hard way about the importance of free-throw shooting as they were eliminated from the Class AAAAAA playoffs losing to Valdosta 44-42 on Friday.
COVINGTON -- Demetrius McCray beat the odds by getting invited to participate in the NFL Combine starting Saturday at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Now comes the hard part -- impressing one or more of the teams.. McCray, a former quarterback/defensive back at Newton, will be in the
COVINGTON -- Alexander may not have been bigger or faster than Eastside's boys basketball team. But turnovers and fouls made it seem that way as the Cougars shut down the Eagles' offense ending Eastside's season with a 72-59 loss in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs on Wednesday