All the hard work seemed to pay off for Alcovy’s volleyball team as they started the six-team tournament at Eastside on Saturday with a win.
After losing the first game of the American Legion Southeast Regionals to the host team, Rockdale Post 77 turned it around to win two games in a row making it to the semifinals.
Newton’s softball team is in another rebuilding season with four freshmen and four sophomores listed on the 11-player roster. But just because they’re freshmen and sophomores, that does not mean that they’re inexperienced.
Just because softball is currently being played at middle and high schools, that does not mean that softball season is over for those too young to participate at that level. The Rockdale Girls Softball Association (RGSA) is thriving as they had more than 250 players last fall with seven teams in the 14-U division alone. Even though those numbers are less than the spring, they hope to exceed that mark this season.
For anyone who wondered what it was like to be a Yoenis Cespedes, Prince Fielder or even David Ortiz, now is the time. Eastside’s softball team is holding a Home Run Derby on Monday at the softball field.
Former Alcovy softball player Morgan Mobley will have a few more years on the diamond after recently signing with Brewton Parker College in Mt. Veronon.
Eastside’s softball team find themselves in a familiar situation as they once again find themselves with a team full of young players as they get ready to start the 2013 season. The 2012 Lady Eagles found themselves with five starting freshman and four upper classmen. This year’s team will again be made up of young players but with one main difference — pitching depth.
Playing golf is fun but playing golf for a purpose makes it even better. The Newton County Recreation Department is currently accepting players and hole sponsors for the Sept. 13 B. C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament at the Oaks Golf Course. Proceeds from tournament will help fund two $1,000 scholarships to Newton County seniors looking for help to pay for college.
Russell Brock is probably just as excited as his players for the season to start. It’s been more than 10 years since the first-year Alcovy head softball coach was last on the field but his enthusiasm for the game is certainly not lacking.
After a sloppy game in the American Legion state championship tournament semi-final game on Monday, Rockdale Post 77 came back ready to play as they defeated Douglasville Post 145 14-3 in seven innings to repeat as state champions at Alpharetta Post 201 on Tuesday.
Errors and mental mistakes were abundant on both sides of the but Rockdale Post 77 was able to capitalize when it really mattered as Post 77 is just one game from winning their second consecutive American Legion state championship following their 15-13 win over Douglasville Post 145 on Monday. Douglasville had six errors and several more throwing errors. However, Rockdale did not do much better with four errors and two throwing errors.
Rockdale Post 77 took their first step to repeat as state champions by blanking Leesburg 11-0 at Alphaertta Post 201 on Friday. Behind the win was pitcher Casey Shubert who threw a complete game giving up two hits and a couple of walks while striking out 10 batters.
They say that it’s always good to learn from one of the best. Those interested in wrestling will have that chance to learn from one of the best as ACC Wrestler of the Year and three-time Georgia state champion Pete Yates participates in a three-day camp at Game Time in Covington starting Monday. Yates and camp coordinators Joey Montgomery and Cody Durden, both former Eastside wrestlers, will teach basic fundamentals while going further in depth for the more advanced students.
Five local gofers earned enough points in the Atlanta Junior Golf 2013 Summer Series tournaments to qualify for the Championship Series at the Chateau Course at Chateau Elan Golf Course in Braselton.
Hopefully history will be able to repeat itself as Rockdale Post 77 tries to repeat as American Legion state baseball champions on Friday at Alpharetta Post 201.
Rockdale Post 77 shuts out Peachtree City 16-0 on Saturday, capitalizing on a Thursday win.
Local racer heats up area circuits
Mistakes get Post 77 its first area loss.
Oaks Club Championship is up for grabs.
The runs were slow in coming but once they did the flood gates opened as Rockdale Post 77 came out of its two-week hiatus with a 17-2 win over Peachtree City Post 50 on Sunday.
OXFORD -- Oxford College has plans to change its athletic landscape with newly appointed Rodderick Stubbs at the helm as their athletic director.
COVINGTON — Alcovy’s baseball way of doing things will basically remain even with a new head coach as former assistant coach Ryan Denison was recently named to take over head coaching duties for the Tigers.
COVINGTON -- It seems like Jabari Levi, Alcovy's new boys basketball coach, is ready for the season to start having spent time with his future players.. "I'm looking forward for the school year to start to get a feel of the atmosphere and morale around here," Levi said. "I
COVINGTON -- The Mayhem Bad Boys came and conquered, winning the 9-under Major/Open division Grand Slam World Series in Panama City Beach, Fla., in their first year.. The Bad Boys were undefeated, winning all four games. They snuck past the Elite Gamers out of McDonough in their first
COVINGTON -- Coaching baseball at Alcovy is where head coach Casey Bates wants to be. However, the desire to be closer to his daughter clearly outweighed the his wants as he resigned his position.. "I wasn't going to leave (Alcovy) for just any job. A social studies position and a
COVINGTON -- There's no need to go anywhere to play one of the best golf courses in the Atlanta area after Ashton Hills Golf Club was recently voted one of the top nine courses according to PGA.com.. Ashton Hills, which was ranked the No. 8 course in Georgia, was ahead
CONYERS -- After getting swept by Tuscaloosa 11-6 and 13-8 at home on Tuesday, Rockdale went on the road to win both weekend games.. Post 77 won the first game against Dawsonville 27-10 on Saturday before taking care of Loganville 10-1 on Sunday.. "We had a stern heart-to-heart
COVINGTON -- Newton's boys basketball team finished its three-summer camp schedule at Mercer, Georgia and Georgia College with an impressive 19-4 record. But more importantly, it gained valuable experience.. "Overall, I was pleased with the summer practice and how coachable this group was. They have great hard-work attitudes
CONYERS -- For three years, the Georgia Revolution men's and women's soccer teams have been playing under the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association. For three years, they have been thankful to the community for its support. This year was no different as they showed their fans their appreciation with an autograph
CONYERS -- Pitching let down the Rockdale team on Wednesday. The hurlers combined to hit six batters and added several more walks as Tuscaloosa easily defeated Post 77 13-8 at Henson-Carr Legion Field.
CONYERS -- A mix-up in the rules took away the momentum from Rockdale late in the contest allowing Tuscaloosa to hit a three-run homer on its way to an 11-6 win in the first game of the doubleheader on Wednesday at Hanson-Carr field.. With runners on the
CONYERS -- When Andy Bowman got out of the golf business a year and a half ago, he thought it was the best thing for him and his family. But when he got a call, he knew where he belonged.
An error late in the first game of the AFLAC Georgia Classic Tournament cost Rockdale Post 77 a perfect series as they went 4-1 at the tournament held at Darton College and Paul Ames Complex in Albany.
Whenever anyone finds out that I'm a fan of the back-to-back NBA champions, the Miami Heat, eventually the discussion finds a way to asking my opinion as to who's better: LeBron James or Michael Jordan?
COVINGTON -- Awards and accolades are not a new thing for former Newton basketball coach Ron Bradley, having been named to as many as seven halls of fame.
COVINGTON -- Despite their 1-7 Region 8-AAAA record, three Lady Eagles still managed to impress the opposing coaches enough to be named to the all-region soccer team.. "For us to have the type of region season that we had and have other coaches recognize Sarah (Gaddis) as well
CONYERS -- Eastside rising freshman Sidney Roule tied for the top spot in the 9-hole Club girls 7-18 division in Atlanta Junior Golf tournament at Cherokee Run Golf Course on Tuesday.. Roule and Loganville's Sydney Woody each shot a 21-over par 57 to claim the top spot.. In
COVINGTON -- Providence Christian School is ready to take another leap of faith as it prepares to change athletic associations for the second time in as many years.. Providence competed in the Independent Christian Schools of Georgia and Alabama association last season and is moving to the Georgia Independent Christian
COVINGTON -- The Newton boys basketball team will see what it's truly made of as it heads to four camps following three weeks of intense practices.
COVINGTON -- The Indian Creek Open at Ashton Hills ended with some drama on Sunday. The second flight had a four-way tie, sending it into a four-hole sudden death playoff before the team of Clyde Haynie and Rusty Hawkins came off victorious.
COVINGTON -- Malik Franklin did a lot to make the Newton boys track team a contender this season, winning an event in the Class AAAAAA state championship and placing him on top of the All-Citizen Boys Track team.
COVINGTON -- It's apparent that local golf is on the upswing. Even with the new regulations making it harder to make it to the state tournament, a few players and a team still had a presence.. Eastside's Quinn Murphy and the Alcovy boys golf team played in the state tournament
COVINGTON -- Esther Park learned that it pays to be steady as her even-par 71 earned her low-medalist honors in the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Qualifier at The Oaks Course on Wednesday.. When Park, of Doraville, posted her score, there were still seven players on the
COVINGTON -- Eastside's baseball team turned some heads in the region when five players were named to the All-Region 8-AAAA team.
OXFORD -- After 10 years as the Oxford College head tennis coach/athletic director, Brandon Feldman is stepping away from the academic arena and joining corporate America.. But before Feldman joins Tennis Connection, a tennis facility management company, he will be the head pro at FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, Fla
COVINGTON -- The Alcovy girls soccer team had several firsts this season. The Tigers hosted their first playoff game and they had players nominated to the all-region team.. Making the Region 2-AAAAAA team for the Lady Tigers were midfielder Morgan Edelman, forward Alex Jordan and goalkeeper Marie Peck
COVINGTON -- After biding his time and learning, Andre Byrd is ready to step up and take over the Newton baseball head coaching position.
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.