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An injured Eric Stokes helped Eastside claim a track title

Eric Stokes was hobbled and hurting. He definitely wasn't at 100 percent speed.

May 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Eastside's Garrett Stevens, Newton's Darnell Jefferies get big honors

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Eastside linebacker Garrett Stevens got one more honor to commemorate his high school career just before graduation.

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Five things we learned from Newton in Saturday's spring football game

Newton football coach Terrance Banks did a great job downplaying Saturday's spring culmination matchup with Alcovy as nothing more or less than a mere ...

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


STOVALL: GHSA still trying to figure out transfers, big props to Atlanta Braves

Anyone who thinks covering one county with just three Georgia High School Association schools has time to be bored doesn't really know much about ...

May 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Q&A with Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar

TCN: Coach, how good does it feel for you guys to finally put the pads on and get on the field?

May 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Isaiah Miller makes his UNC-Greensboro selection official

COVINGTON, Ga. - After a phenomenal senior season, it turns out that it's the University of North Carolina-Greensboro that wins the Isaiah Miller sweepstakes.

May 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Eastside's Brayden Harper may be heir-apparent to the starting quarterback spot

This time last year, Brayden Harper was preparing himself to be quarterback Austin Holloway's main pass catcher.

May 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Former Newton, Grayson RB Kurt Taylor was confident in GHSA decision

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Georgia High School Association determined on Tuesday that the case regarding the eligibility of former Newton and Grayson High running back Kurt ...

May 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Peachtree Academy baseball wins GICAA state title in convincing fashion

COVINGTON, Ga. - Peachtree Academy baseball left no doubt about who was the best team in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association.

May 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Peachtree Academy


STOVALL: Is Peachtree Academy turning into a GICAA "title town" school?

There's a program in Covington with championship pedigree brewing. But if you look in the obvious places, you just might miss.

May 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Peachtree Academy


Peachtree Academy tennis teams bring first ever state crown to school

COVINGTON, Ga. -- In 16 years of existence, coming into this school year, Peachtree Academy athletics had zero state championships to boast of.

May 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Peachtree Academy


Newton's Isaiah Miller commits to UNC-Greensboro

COVINGTON, Ga. - After a phenomenal senior season, it turns out that it's the University of North Carolina-Greensboro that wins the Isaiah Miller sweepstakes.

May 07, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Eastside, Alcovy baseball players make all-region teams

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Although the baseball season has ended for Newton County baseball teams, the postseason accolades are just beginning to come streaming in.

May 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Special Olympics success elicits gratitude from participants

COVINGTON, Ga. -- LaTrelle Cawthon can rattle off the numbers with ease, and to a "t."

May 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: Five things to watch during Spring Football

Spring is in full bloom, which means football is in the air once again.

April 29, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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Eastside's Keiodre Perry ready for new challenges at Northern Oklahoma

Keiodre Perry has overcome a lot during his four years of high school.

March 25, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Newton basketball trio named to GACA all-state, Atlanta Tip-Off Club teams

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The postseason accolades are beginning to roll in for the Newton Rams boys basketball team.

March 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


GHSA investigating eligibility of former Newton High football player Kurt Taylor

*Updated: Thursday March 23, 7:38 p.m.

March 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside baseball drops heartbreaker to Woodward Academy

Bruce Evans was in no mood to discuss moral victories and play cheerleader Monday night. Not after the way his Eastside baseball team came up short against Woodward Academy.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Newton football players have impressive showings at Sunday camp

A group of Newton Rams football players had a strong showing during the Battle MVP Camp held Sunday at Lovejoy High School in Clayton County.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


STOVALL: When the student-athlete becomes the teacher

One of the reasons why sports journalism is so awesome to me is the fact that it often becomes a classroom setting in which the student becomes the teacher.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Jordan Beam pushed by memory of father Shane to succeed in soccer, life

Jordan Beam remembers vividly some of the last words he heard from his father.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside baseball's sights now set on Woodward Academy

RIVERDALE – No offense to North Clayton, but the biggest suspense surrounding Eastside and North Clayton's baseball series this past week was whether or not the cold snap would prevent the games from being played.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


Community Sports Calendar for March 20-25

Here's a calendar of the upcoming spring sports games, meets and matches for our county's three GHSA high schools. If you would like to have your middle or high school team's sports events inserted in our calendar, please email twilliams@covnews.com or gstovall@covnews.com.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Cameron Schadl, Raiquawn Solomon add to Alcovy’s football scholarship count

Chalk up two more pieces of proof that Alcovy football is on the rise.

March 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy


Eastside's Anthony Thomas breaks eight year old school record

At some point Eastside track and field coach Franky Iverson looked at the school record for the 1600 meter run and determined that had been a record too long.

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside


STOVALL: Fùtbol doing what even football couldn’t do

Here's a one question quiz for you:

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Arrival of Atlanta United has Cousins Middle's Jordan Beam excited

When the Atlanta United opened its season and the franchise last Sunday against the New York Red Bulls, it was something that was a long time coming for Newton County soccer fans.

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Area football players are getting multiple offers, Alcovy football goes back to work

Only six weeks ago we were celebrating the latest crop of football talent to sign scholarship Letters of Intent out of Newton County.

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Win $1,000,000 in our NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

While many Newton County residents may be shaking off the remaining disappointment behind the conclusion of the local basketball season, all of your chances to win in basketball are not over.

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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