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Eastside soccer splits with Walnut Grove Friday, shows promise for 2017 season

February 19, 2017 | Brian Worton | SPORTS


Newton County 2017 Baseball Preview

In baseball, Newton County has a state champion hopeful and two other squads that have aspirations of solidifying their footing in region play with hopes ...

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: Newton County state tournament capsules

Region championship celebrations and heartbreak have now given way to state tournament action. All three Newton County Georgia High School Association schools have teams participating ...

February 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Eastside, Newton baseball victorious in season openers

The Eastside Eagles opened its much anticipated 2017 baseball season with a 10-4 win on the road at Hart County.

February 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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 ...

February 08, 2017 | Tyler Williams | SPORTS


PREP Basketball: Region records, standings and this week's games

Here's a roundup style look at our three GHSA basketball teams and their action this past week, along with region records and standings and ...

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


SUNDAY SOUND OFF: It's past time for a championship to come Atlanta

My sports writing bucket list is getting shorter.

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Atlanta Falcons DT, Rockdale alum Grady Jarrett sees divine intervention in Super Bowl trip

God doesn't say "oops."

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: Region records, standings and this week's game

Here's a roundup style look at our three GHSA basketball teams and their action this past week, along with region records and standings and ...

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: Region standings and upcoming games

Games this week:

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: A Midseason report card on Newton County hoops

Believe it or not, we've reached the midpoint of the basketball season, and the grades are in.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Newton boys, girls run past Eastside

Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen emerged from his office Wednesday night after his top-ranked Rams' 91-64 win over cross-town rival Eastside holding a good-sized ...

January 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Eastside loses region heartbreaker to Salem, Newton gets past Shiloh

Class AAAA No. 5 Eastside dropped a 63-61 heartbreaker to Salem (12-4, 3-2) Tuesday in a Region 4-AAAA matchup. Eastside's Keiodre Perry missed two ...

January 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP FOOTBALL: An early look at 11 potential Newton County stars for the 2017 season

Is it too early to talk about football?

January 09, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Basketball games rescheduled after winter weather threat

The weekend winter snow storm that threatened to cover much of the south with snow and ice this weekend – yet never really materialized – caused all ...

January 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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SUNDAY SOUND OFF: Despise not the recruitment of smaller colleges and universities

Recently I saw where several football student-athletes I've covered in the past while in the Henry County area are getting NCAA Division I scholarship offers, Division I interest and two who even committed to Division I schools.

December 19, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


19 Newton County athletes will compete in first annual Georgia Southeast All-Stars Bowl Game

Nineteen Newton County area athletes will compete in the first annual Georgia Southeast All-Stars Bowl Game Saturday morning at McEachern High School in Powder Springs.

December 15, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


No. 10 Eastside knocks off No. 6 Henry County, No. 2 Newton stays unbeaten

The Eastside Eagles checked into the high school boys basketball rankings this week at No. 10, and they looked every bit the part of a top 10 program while pulling of a mild 78-71 upset over No. 6 Henry County Tuesday night at Eastside.

December 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


GHSA looking for umpires for 2017 baseball, softball seasons

A representative from the Georgia High School Association said the state of Georgia is need of umpires and officials for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons.

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: County teams find success on the road

All three Newton County GHSA high schools took their basketball acts on the road at some point this weekend, and as of Friday night at press time, they all had experienced some form of success as both Newton and Eastside boys and girls came away with wins in region openers.

December 10, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Football recruiting fair will bring exposure to athletes

Football recruiting is starting to heat up for many area athletes, starting with a Newton High star getting snagged by the local SEC football program.

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Newton boys fly past Eastside Eagles with big night from J.D. Notae, Isaiah Miller

The Newton Rams overcame a raucous crowd, and an emotionally charged, revenge-minded Eastside Eagles squad to dismantle the Eagles 74-51 in the first of a pair of regular season games between the in-county rivals.

December 03, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: County teams find varying levels of week one success

If this past weekend and week has been any indication, it could be a special basketball season for our Newton County hoops squads.

November 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Covington teen Morgan Hathorn wins karate world championship

Thank goodness for the window in Morgan Hathorn's house that let her see her Covington neighborhood. It's probably the reason why she's now a karate world champion.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


County football teams already looking ahead to 2017 season

In the state of Georgia - the heart of SEC football country - some might say it's never too early or too late to think about football.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Newton County Girls Basketball Preview

Hoops season is already upon us, and with that we want to take time to get a sneak peek at our three GHSA basketball programs before we get too far into year.

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Alcovy's Koby Perry gets trio of offers

Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar knew enough about the potential in Koby Perry until he was convinced that it'd just be a matter of time before scholarship offers would start trickling in.

November 17, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


2016-17 Newton County Boys Basketball Preview

Hoops season is already upon us, and with that we want to take time to get a sneak peek at our three GHSA basketball programs before we get too far into year.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Peachtree Academy falls in semis despite valiant effort

The Peachtree Academy Panthers lost their opportunity to play for a state championship Friday night, as they lost 34-21 to Colonial Hills in the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association Eight-Man playoffs.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


STOVALL: Finding the stories in our sports community is exciting work

So by the end of this week, I'll have had a full month on the job as the Sports Editor for The Covington News, and I must say it has been a tremendous experience.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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