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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 26, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


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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


TYLER WILLIAMS: Five things we learned from Eastside-Woodward Academy, Game 1

The Eastside Eagles baseball team fell just short Monday night to a talented region 4-AAAA foe in Woodward Academy. In a battle of the Eagles, it was a game that came down to the final inning, culminating in a dramatic comeback attempt for the Eagles of Eastside. However, despite showing a lot of resiliency, Woodward escaped Eastside with a 5-4 game one win in a three-game series. Here's five things we learned about Eastside after its first true big game encounter of the season.

March 21, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


This week's Spring Sports Calendar

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 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Alcovy boys soccer loss to Heritage fuels thoughts of improvement

CONYERS – The Alcovy Boys Varsity soccer team was looking for an upset against a top region opponent in Heritage-Conyers last Friday. However, the explosiveness of Heritage proved to be too much for the Tigers as they were shut out en route to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Patriots.

March 20, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy


Newton boys run past Peachtree Ridge in first round of state tournament

February 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


WILLIAMS: Sports intern introduces himself to Covington readers

Growing up as a kid, whether it was witnessing the "Friday Night Lights" experience at the local high school, or watching game-changing athletes like Michael Vick light up opposing defenses, sports have always captured my imagination to its fullest extent.

February 08, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


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