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Eastside softball opens up region play with Luella shutout

COVINGTON, Ga. - In a showing of pure domination, the Eastside Eagles softball team controlled every aspect of their region opener against Luella leading to an ...

August 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


Five Things we learned from Eastside at Walnut Grove

In what feels like it took an eternity to come around, the high school football season has finally kicked off with schools all across Georgia ...

August 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton grads hope to figure into Georgia Tech football success

In a competitive ACC Coastal Division, the 2016 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team found themselves at an even 4-4 in conference play, but were ...

August 14, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: UGA Football ready for 2017 with local flavor

More than just middle schoolers and high schoolers, the local college football scene will also provide Newton County football fans with incentive to follow the ...

August 14, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cousins standout, Hernandez, already a difference maker

Often in community sports, the general focus regarding football athletes is geared toward the high school level of play. After all, many of these athletes ...

August 14, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Brayden Harper has big shoes to fill at QB for Eastside

For the past three and a half seasons, the Eastside offense was held down confidently by quarterback, Austin Holloway.

August 13, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Progress in the trenches has been evident at Alcovy this offseason

Picture this.

August 13, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Coach Troy Hoff lauds Eastside 'energy' in Friday scrimmage at Walnut Grove

LOGANVILLE, Ga. – The Eastside Eagles were looking to kick off their season with a potentially momentum-boosting scrimmage game against Walnut Grove in which the varsity ...

August 13, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


New coach hopefully means new life for Alcovy Volleyball

The Alcovy Lady Tigers volleyball team is under a new regime as head coach, Khelsea Willis, takes over the program looking to spark new life ...

August 06, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Eastside volleyball ready to pursue another playoff run

COVINGTON, Ga. - Much like all of the fall sports teams across the county, the Eastside Volleyball team is gearing up to take on a new ...

August 04, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


Alcovy softball ready to kick off season at Cedar Grove Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - It was around this time last season that the Alcovy softball program was looking to continue their diamond dominance, both in their region ...

August 02, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Newton County Dixie Boys advance to 14u World Series

A somewhat small-but-growing Newton County will be represented in a huge way in the baseball scene in just a few weeks' time as the Newton ...

July 23, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Pair of Newton Rams football players selected to True 19 All-Star Game

COVINGTON, Ga. -- As August approaches, a lot of the football talent in the class of 2017 is preparing to hit the field in college stadiums ...

July 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Covington native, Clemencia Elantouri says karate discipline helps her help others

It is no secret that the power of sports is a phenonmenon in its self.

July 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


WILLIAMS: MMA continues to surpass boxing as top combat sport

In the early hours of July 2nd, 2017, in Brisbane, Australia, a 12-round main event ended in controversy, as Jeff Horn, an undefeated up ...

July 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


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Newton's Elija Godwin striving for a spot in the Junior Olympics

COVINGTON, Ga. -- When an athlete competes in more than one sport, they work to excel and dominate in both sports in order to make a name for themselves in the community, state and even sometimes the country.

June 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Alcovy football hires new offensive line coach

Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar hopes he has addressed a huge need for his team with the recent hiring of offensive line coach Damoio'n Wright.

June 12, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Five things we learned from Alcovy in Saturday's spring game

After a few months absence, football fever has filled the humid, Newton County air as fans of both the Alcovy Tigers and Newton Rams filed in to Homer Sharp Stadium this past Saturday for their Georgia High School Association sanctioned spring game.

May 22, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Alcovy track standout inks with Eastern Kentucky

The trend of success for a school's sports program can partly be attributed to the signings of their top level athletes to colleges all across the country.

May 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Newton's Wendel Lee will remain close to home at Oxford College

Wendel Lee makes Oxford College his new basketball home

May 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Eastside, Kennesaw State star Dante Blackmon makes KSU history signing with the Indianapolis Colts

History has been made, as former Eastside and Kennesaw State standout Dante Blackmon becomes the first Owl football player to sign with an NFL team by signing with the Indianapolis Colts Monday.

May 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Former Eastside standout Dante Blackmon gets a shot at Falcons rookie camp

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Former Eastside football player Dante Blackmon will make Kennesaw State history this weekend.

May 11, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


SPRING FOOTBALL: Q&A with Newton coach Terrance Banks

Spring football has begun in Newton County, and over the next two weeks, each of our three GHSA schools will get a closer look at what they can expect come August when the 2017 season kicks off.

May 09, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


WILLIAMS: Covering Special Olympics was a more-than-special time

This week, I had the amazing privilege of going to the Special Olympics to cover the annual event at Sharp Stadium.

May 01, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


NewRock all-star basketball game caps highlight filled season

CONYERS, Ga. - The three high school boys basketball teams from both Newton and Rockdale counties, came together in the senior vs. senior NewRock All-Star Game Wednesday night at Rockdale High School.

April 27, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Alcovy baseball still upbeat despite loss to Heritage

CONYERS, Ga. - The Alcovy baseball team fell to region foe Heritage High School 3-1 Friday night in their first of a three game series that will conclude the Tigers' regular season.

April 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Eastside golf teams flex muscles in Newton Cup

The Eastside Eagles boys and girls golf teams both took home wins over their county rivals in the Newton Cup finals Wednesday.

April 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


Freshman Abbey Grace Venham stars for Eastside tennis

When asking many kids what they want to be when they grow up, they'll tell you it's their dream to be a professional athlete.

April 03, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside


Q&A with Newton Rams hoops coach Rick Rasmussen

The Covington News chose Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen as our Standout Coach of the Year, primarily because of how he guided a nationally ranked Rams squad that was just a couple of ball bounces away from an undefeated regular season. Newton's season ended in the Class AAAAAAA state tournament's Elite Eight round, losing to eventual state champion Tift County.

March 26, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Newton Rams shutout by Grayson for second straight game

The Newton Rams baseball team was handed its second defeat in a row by Grayson High Wednesday night, suffering a 3-0 loss in game two of its three-game series with the Bears.

March 23, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


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