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GAME DAY: Drew Titans at Newton Rams previews and predictions

For the first time in five years, Homer Sharp Stadium will see football action on consecutive nights - three straight, to be exact.

August 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Five things we learned from Alcovy's scrimmage at Miller Grove

We're a little over 24 hours away from the kick off of the 2017 football season, and we're going to start off with ...

August 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: NewRock Prep Academy launches football program in 2017

The NewRock Prep Sports Academy piloted its basketball program last year with great success, and is now looking for the same from head coach Sean ...

August 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Myron Middlebrooks growing into complete QB for Newton Rams

Much has been made of the Newton Rams' front seven strength and speed on defense and girth and power along the offensive line.

August 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


FOOTBALL PREVIEW -- 'Big Baby' Grows Up: Newton DT Darnell Jefferies maturing on and off field

Darnell Jefferies isn't the type of guy to dwell too long on negatives.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: 2017 Newton County Super Six football recruits

The state of Georgia consistently produces some of the top high school football talent in the nation, and Newton County certainly has its fair share ...

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Eastside football hoping for a healthy 2017

After an injury filled season last year, Eastside football is ready to tackle a fresh start in August.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


FOOTBALL PREVIEW -- TWIN AMBITION: Robinson twins want to be 'best ever' at Alcovy

When Andre Robinson stepped onto the field against Region 3-AAAAAA foe Evans last October, he was well within striking distance of gaining 300 rushing yards ...

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton's Jaison Taylor ready for service at Navy

Back in mid-June, Newton senior safety Jaison Taylor made a decision that, in his eyes, was more than just about football.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


FOOTBALL PREVIEW -- STOVALL: 2017 Newton County football preview a labor of love

Some work is just straight up labor. And then there's my work.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Alcovy football finds mixed bag of results at Miller Grove

LITHONIA, Ga. - Miller Grove proved itself a formidable opponent to the Alcovy Tigers during its Friday scrimmage - a 20-7 loss to the Wolverines.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Eastside shuts out Alcovy in Thursday night in-county matchup

COVINGTON, Ga. - Both the Eastside and Alcovy softball teams waited a long time Thursday night to get a glimpse of where they stood against each ...

August 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Chad Estes says Social Circle football getting 'closer' to playoff caliber

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - If you've come to know Social Circle football after 2009, the next sentence may put you in a slight place of ...

August 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


NEWTON FOOTBALL: Five Things We Learned from Cedar Grove at Newton

So we know it's just a scrimmage. But there was enough good-on-good action in Saturday night's "preseason-ish" matchup between the Newton Rams and ...

August 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


STOVALL: Alcovy's Quindrelin Hammonds sounds off on woes of recruiting before Army offer

Quindrelin Hammonds may be one of the quietest football standouts in Newton County. And there are at least two reasons for that.

August 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


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No summer rest for new-look Newton boys basketball team

MORROW, Ga. – If you closed your eyes and walked into the Clayton State University gymnasium on Friday night, you may have thought it was late January instead of mid June.

June 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Life after football persuades Newton's Jaison Taylor to commit to Navy

COVINGTON, Ga. - Once upon a time, Jaison Taylor had aspirations not unlike most high school football players.

June 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


PREP FOOTBALL: Alcovy places third in the Kirby Smart 7v7 tourney at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. – The Alcovy Tigers are proving once again to be a difficult out in 7-on-7 passing league tournaments.

June 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Newton's Darnell Jefferies commits to national champion Clemson

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton Rams senior defensive linemen Darnell Jefferies became the newest member of the 2018 Clemson recruiting class.

June 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


LOOKING BACK: The top 10 stories of the 2016-17 school year

Things move so quickly in the high school sports world, now. In times past, even the athletes could look to the summer for a bit of reprieve. But now, in the year-round craze of amateur athletics, high school student-athletes have found that summer is a season of its own. So perhaps the best way to begin the summer sports season in earnest is to put a nice, neat bow on the 2016-17 school year that was by selecting what our sports department considers the top 10 sports stories of the year.

June 11, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Covington MMA fighter Cody Durden wants to make July 22 special again

For Cody Durden, mixed martial arts is, indeed, a team sport.

June 11, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


FOOTBALL: Four Newton County athletes considered among top prospects in Georgia

For any athlete, it's always nice to see where you stack up among a larger group of talent. Our sports staff had a hunch that, despite Newton County's relatively small size, there is some football talent that ranks fairly high among the bevy of high profile gridiron potential littered across this state.

June 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside's Taylor Carter excited to reunite with old teammates

COVINGTON, Ga. -- If Taylor Carter wanted to take on a bit of a selfish attitude, there may be some who probably wouldn't blame him for it.

June 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Introducing our summer sports intern Cameron Freeman

I'm nowhere near the world's best sportswriter or sports journalist. But the little that I've been blessed to know, I take it as a personal challenge to try and use it to plant as many seeds as I can into the next generation of sports journalists.

June 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Couple honored for foster parenting

Lanette Cooper will tell you that sometimes being a foster parent can feel like a thankless job.

June 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Living


Alcovy finishes fourth at Cam Newton 7 v 7 tournament

MARIETTA, Ga. - It wasn't exactly going from worst to first, but in the grand scheme of things, for Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar, fourth place was just as good.

June 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UGA incoming freshman Eric Stokes chats Q&A style about his move to Athens

Even though recently graduated Eastside star Eric Stokes was working out in the same vicinity as the Eagles' football team on Thursday - Stokes was taking laps on the track that surrounds Eastside's practice field - the soon-to-be Georgia Bulldog wasn't feeling much nostalgia for his high school days.

June 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Lamarius Benson doubles down on South Carolina commitment, lauds EHS newcomer RBs

COVINGTON, Ga. - Lamarius Benson was very honest.

June 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Newton football ready for summer's 'physical' grind

COVINGTON, Ga. -- There was a particular play during the spring football game between Alcovy and Newton when Newton rising senior quarterback Myron Middlebrooks perhaps looked more in charge than at any other point in his career.

May 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Alcovy football using summer to grow up in the trenches

COVINGTON, Ga. -- For many, the football season doesn't start in August. It starts now.

May 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


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