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STOVALL: Time for the Atlanta Hawks front office to fly high

For many reasons, I love the city of Atlanta and the entire metro area, including, of course, my new Covington/Newton County sports home.

June 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Fun is the name of the game for World Series bound Newton County 8u All-Stars

By Cameron Freeman

June 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Elija Godwin is Georgia's Boys Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. – After a stellar, three-title performance at the 2017 State Track & Field Championships, Newton's Elija Godwin has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Georgia ...

June 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


PREP FOOTBALL: County schools to compete in Airo 7v7 passing tournament Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Airo 7v7 football tournament held Thursday at Walnut Grove High School will have a heavy Newton County feel, as all three County ...

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP BASKETBALL: Alcovy boys coach Mack Hardwick looking forward to senior-laden team next season

MORROW, Ga. - As far as summer basketball camps and leagues go, there are typically two types of high school coaches.

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


STOVALL: May the power of sports teach us to deal with our differences

Sunday Sound Off

June 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Lady Eagles basketball seeing signs of growth this summer

By Cameron Freeman

June 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


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Regional meet track results show sectionals qualifiers

All three Newton County schools wrapped up regional track meets this past week and will now prepare for sectionals. The top four qualifiers in regionals will qualify for sectionals and a chance to advance to the state meet.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton's Jaquan Henderson, Josh Tukes get glimpse of Georgia Tech future

ATLANTA, Ga. - Josh Tukes and Jaquan Henderson got a glimpse of their future Friday night.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Alcovy football ready for freshman focus this week

By the time the Alcovy football team's freshman-to-be get through with coach Chris Edgar this week, he'll be expecting the current eighth graders to execute a wardrobe change.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


JJ Holloman finds comfort on big stage at UGA's G-Day

ATHENS, Ga. - According to second year Georgia football coach Kirby Smart, the reason why 66,000-plus fans came out on a Saturday to watch a glorified spring practice is to be entertained by a high octane passing game.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson feels good about spring progress

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - future homes of Newton High standouts Jaquan Henderson and Josh Tukes - played their annual Gold vs. White spring football game to approximately 8,000 fans in Historic Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday night.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Regional track meets underway for Newton County schools

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- Track and field regional meets are underway this week for all three Newton County schools, and at least for one school, results are beginning to trickle in.

April 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton track team honors memory of Mushadi Ibere

COVINGTON, Ga. - Kevin Barnes has been Newton's track and field coach long enough to know the drill when it comes to Senior Nights.

April 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Eastside boys soccer finds 'barometer' game at Heritage

CONYERS, Ga. - In the waning moments of the Eastside boys soccer team's 3-0 Friday night loss to Heritage, Champ Young took on the persona of the patient teacher rather than the frustrated coach.

April 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Q&A with Newton track and football standout Elija Godwin

Several weeks ago, Newton junior sprinter Elija Godwin pushed past defending 100 meters state champion and UGA football signee Eric Stokes from Eastside in a closely contested 100 meter dash.

April 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Eastside baseball optimistic despite series sweep to Luella

It won't be spring break anymore, but the Eastside Eagles are getting a week's worth of practice time and rest from games at just the right time.

April 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Kaliya Eutsey, Daphne Ramirez help lead charge for Alcovy soccer

COVINGTON, Ga. - To an outsider looking in, it might have appeared that Alcovy girls soccer coach Chris Ubriaco had momentarily lost control of his team.

April 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Newton boys grab more postseason accolades

The Newton Rams boys basketball team continued to receive accolades for a stellar 2016-17 season, as they finished No. 4 in the final Atlanta Journal Constitution's Class AAAAAAA Top 10 poll.

April 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


STOVALL: The power of community strikes again in Newton County sports

You keep on doing it, Newton County.

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Mike Hipps remembered as one 'dedicated' to coaching Newton County kids

Diane Hipps began to talk about what it meant for her to see the kind of support the Newton County community - and in particular, Eastside High's baseball team - showed last Wednesday after the rather sudden death of her husband Mike Hipps.

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Alcovy's Mackenzie Rowland signs with Truett McConnell soccer

Alcovy soccer player Mackenzie Rowland signed with Truett McConnell this past Thursday, choosing it over Shaw University and Young Harris.

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


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