COVINGTON -- Alcovy made quick work of the Lady Lions in the first round of the Class AAAAAA softball tournament, winning both games by double digits and mercy ruling Westlake on Wednesday.. The Lady Tigers (27-4-1), who are ranked third in Class AAAAAA by GACA/PrepCountry.com, won the first game
COVINGTON -- Hosting a state playoff on their home fields is a new thing for Rockdale and Alcovy, which both play in Class AAAAAA along with Newton, which will be on the road against No. 4-ranked East Coweta, while Heritage, which last hosted in 2010, will host a playoff game in the Class AAAAA tournament.
COVINGTON -- Aside from giving those nagging injuries and bruises time to heal, Alcovy's football team has a lot of work to do during its bye week before worrying about the final four games of the season.. "Being an off week, we're going to work on ourselves a little bit
COVINGTON -- Kemani Pittman helped get the job done on offense with Robbie Wallace doing it on defense as the Rams won their first game of the season besting Alcovy 14-7 in a Region 2-AAAAAA match-up on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
COVINGTON -- Tonight's 7:30 county-rival game at Homer Sharp Stadium between Newton and Alcovy have different meanings for each team even though they each want to same final result...a win.. A win by Alcovy (2-3 overall, 1-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA) means another county championship, having won the
COVINGTON -- After struggling in one or two aspects of its game for two weeks where Eastside's football team went 0-2, including a 57-56 double overtime Region 8-AAAA loss to Chestatee, they turned it around, beating Madison County 42-14.
COVINGTON -- Alcovy's Alyx Wilson had the biggest interception of the season so far ending Luella's scoring threat in overtime giving the Tigers a 24-21 win on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. After hitting the right upright on his 45-yard field goal attempt in the final four minutes of
COVINGTON -- Once again Newton was its own worst enemy as penalties stopped the Rams more than the Langston Hughes defense did in a 10-0 loss on Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium. Not including penalties that were declined or offsetting, the Rams were penalized 13 times for 120 yards.
COVINGTON -- Establishing a strong running game is going to be key as Alcovy begins its real season against Region 2-AAAAAA opponent Luella at 7:30 tonight at Homer Sharp Stadium, putting a 1-3 non-region start behind it.. "What we have to do is be able to run the
SUGAR HILL -- Eastside's softball team gave it all it had and left it all on the field in the deciding game against Lanier on Wednesday. Unfortunately it wasn't enough as the Lady Eagles were eliminated from the Region 8-AAAA playoffs with a 1-0 loss.
COVINGTON -- Newton's offense is going through a minor reconstruction in hopes that an easier scheme will prevent it from turning the ball over so often when it plays Langston Hughes today at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Deciding game at 5:55 p.m. at Lanier
After losing 5-0 to the Lady Longhorns in the first game, Eastside's Reese Rogers took care of things in the circle to give the Lady Eagles a close 2-1 decision forcing a third game tonight at 5:55 at Lanier High School.
COVINGTON -- Madison County could be what the Eagles need after losing their last two games.
COVINGTON -- It was a bad Friday for Newton County football as all three teams failed to get a win.
It was not a good homecoming for the former Bulldogs as Rockdale had a hard time throwing the ball and an even harder time running the ball in their 28-0 loss to Langston Hughes on Friday.
COVINGTON -- Both a 66-yard fumble return by senior Marcus Williams and a 31-yard interception return by Okon Godwin for touchdowns by Alcovy's defense in the fourth quarter turned a possible loss into a 24-10 win over county rival Eastside on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. "All those
COVINGTON -- The main question facing Alcovy's struggling offense is can it find its rhythm while keeping Eastside's potent defense on its heels in the county-rival game today at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp Stadium.
COVINGTON -- A slow start by Alcovy and solid defensive play by the Lady Rams kept the game close for three innings. But a fatigued Newton was the spark the Lady Tigers needed to get them rolling in their six-inning, 9-1 win on Tuesday.
COVINGTON -- Newton's defense found a way to slow down Lowndes from its first game but its offense is still scoreless as the Vikings won 31-0 at Martin Stadium on Friday.. "We're really pleased with the effort our kids gave," Newton head coach Cortez Allen said. "That's a positive
COVINGTON -- Eastside's defense rose to the challenge of stopping Jackson until their offense got on track as the Eagles came back from behind scoring 13 points in the fourth quarter for the 23-14 win on Friday.. Training 14-3, Eastside's Cameron Boyd caught a 45-yard pass from Damario Terrell
ATHENS -- Newton cross country runner Alex Grady won his second meet of the season taking the top spot with a time of 17 minutes, 15 seconds in a seven-team meet at Athens Academy on Thursday.. Even with his first place finish, it wasn't enough for the team standings
COVINGTON -- Local runners returned to prominence winning the 29th Fuzz Run on Saturday.. The participant's increased from last year's just over 1,800 runners to the 2,024 runners in this year's event.. Covington's Eric John took the top spot in the men's division with a time of 18 minutes, 12
COVINGTON -- It was Eastside's defense that did most of the scoring with three touchdowns for the Eagles in their 32-0 win over Newton on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. Jamal Hardge scored the first defensive touchdown, running back a Kemani Pitman interception 83 yards late in the second quarter
COVINGTON -- A different call here or there and Alcovy could have won its season opener. But the Tigers did not have the calls go their way, resulting in a 21-16 loss to Jones County on Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.. One of the main plays came in the early
COVINGTON -- Nerves could play a big part for Newton sophomore quarterback Kemani Pitman and Eastside junior quarterback Damario Terrell as both are starting in their first big game of their career.. If someone has a slight advantage it could be Terrell since he started two games last year while
Stopping the run is going to be the key to giving Alcovy their season-opening win as they face Jones County at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Homer Sharp Stadium.
Two immovable objects clashed until Eastside blinked giving the Lady Tigers a 2-1, eight inning win by international tiebreaker rule on Wednesday.
COVINGTON -- The Eastside football program will have a new helmet and offensive look, but if everything goes well it should keep the same winning tradition which sent it to the playoffs three of the past four years.. While it had a good team and game plan to start the
COVINGTON -- Labor Day weekend is a great time to support children and spouses of the brave men and women who were killed or disabled while serving our country by participating in the Patriot Golf Day at Honey Creek Golf Club and The Oaks Course.
When I first read that Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore were made members of the Augusta National I thought, "Good for them" and "Why didn't they offer me a green jacket?" But the more I thought about it, the more I started thinking, "Why are they ruining another tradition?"
COVINGTON -- Newton's football team has just missed heading to the Class AAAAA playoffs the last two seasons, losing one region game too many and finishing in fifth place. However, Rams head football coach Cortez Allen feels that this year could be their year to break that barrier.. "We're excited
COVINGTON -- Defense is going to play a big part for the Alcovy Tigers as they prepare for the 2012 football season.
COVINGTON -- Newton's softball team may not have started its season the way head coach Virginia Waters would have liked -- only getting one win so far -- but she's not in panic mode.
COVINGTON -- The Lady Tigers were tired after playing three games in two days but it didn't show as they shut out Jones County 5-0 on Thursday.
COVINGTON -- Ashton Hills Golf Course will be totally different from the formerly named Indian Creek Golf Club in every way.. "We wanted a new identity," Director of Golf Bryan Raines said.
Even though the Newton County All-Stars didn't hold the Dixie Boys World Series trophy over their heads in victory, these kids are definitely winners in every sense of the word.
COVINGTON -- The Newton County All-Stars trailed by three runs after the first two innings of play against the Georgia team in the Dixie Boys Word Series championship game at City Pond Park on Wednesday. Georgia never looked back, eliminating Newton County 5-2 to win the championship.
All-Stars hold off Alabama for 4-3 win
COVINGTON -- The hits just kept coming for the Newton County All-Stars in elimination game of the Dixie Boys World Series against Virginia on Tuesday, getting 14 hits in their six-inning 15-0 win at City Pond Park. Tuesday night, Newton followed with a 9-3 win over South Carolina
CONYERS -- It took a while, but Rockdale Post 77 manager Jack Murphy is finally taking a baseball team to the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament after winning the Georgia state tournament for the first time in 16 years.
COVINGTON -- A fourth inning home run by Marquell Stevens gave the Newton County All-Stars the spark they needed to comeback from 5-1 deficit to a 7-5 win over Mississippi in the elimination round of the Dixie Boys World Series at City Pond Park on Monday.. Newton County will
COVINGTON -- The Georgia High School Association mandatory practice week before teams are allowed to put on pads had little impact on some local schools as they were already helping their players get ready for the upcoming August heat.. August begins today and the pads go on across Georgia and
LOGANVILLE -- It took a late-inning rally before Rockdale could put Douglasville away allowing Post 77 to become the Georgia American Legion baseball state champions with a 12-4 win at West Walton Park on Monday.. With the scored tied at 4-4 after seventh innings, Keith Buckhault (Eastside) hit a
LOGANVILLE -- Post 77 is just one win from playing in the American Legion baseball state tournament championship game after run-ruling Douglasville 13-3 in seven innings on Saturday at West Walton Park.. Rockdale took the double-digit win by playing well on defense, out-hitting Douglasville and taking advantage
COVINGTON -- In order to help combat the problem facing many high school football players during these dog days of summer, the Georgia High School Association is allowing schools to begin officially practice a week ahead of the Aug. 1 date set for pads.
COVINGTON -- Meagan Tucker likes playing for the Tigers so much that the Alcovy point guard is taking her game to the next level playing for the Auburn Tigers after giving them a verbal commitment.. "It was my first choice, that's where I really wanted to go," Tucker, a
COVINGTON -- Finding a coach like Jon Ayres this late in the season is like finding a No. 1 draft pick in the final round.. Ayres has been a head coach for 21 years at three different schools including his last school, Golden Gate High School (Naples, Fla.). Prior to
CONYERS -- Rockdale Post 77 mounted two come-from-behind wins to sweep Douglasville 5-3 and 4-3 in Saturday's doubleheader at Hanson-Carr Field.
There's a big protest brewing at Penn State University about whether to keep the statue of former head coach Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium.
COVINGTON -- Local golfers played well in the Atlanta Junior Golf tournament at The Oaks Course on Wednesday but they were never able to take the top spot.