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Miracle League baseball brings smiles, awards in season finale

COVINGTON, Ga. – All of the energy that goes into making the Miracle League of Newton County happen is well worth it when Dena Hill sees ...

May 21, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports


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


A look at how far Social Circle girls soccer has come

Special to The Covington News

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


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 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


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


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


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


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


Piedmont Academy girls tennis falls short in state tournament

Piedmont Academy girls tennis players Grayson Bradley and Gracie Hunt competed at the AA state tournament last Monday, at the John Drew Tennis Center located ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


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 ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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 ...

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 ...

April 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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

You keep on doing it, Newton County.

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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Minneapolis awarded 2018 Super Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) - Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners on Tuesday rewarded the city for getting a new stadium deal.

May 20, 2014 | BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Newton/Eastside Rivalry renewed

Local barbershop conversations are always fascinating to say the least, as people of all ages convene to talk that talk and hopefully get a decent haircut.

May 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Sports briefs

Francis signs

May 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Braves release more stadium details

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have released renderings of their new stadium in suburban Cobb County, which will seat 41,500 and include plenty of revenue-generating amenities around the ballpark.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Lions Clubs roars at Hard Labor Creek State Park

The Social Circle Lions Club hosted the 2014 Phil Peppers Golf Tournament Friday, May 2, at the Hard Labor Creek State Park in Social Circle.

May 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Marks earns third All-SIAC selection

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced its 2014 SIAC Softball All-Conference Teams, as voted by the SIAC Softball Coaches Association. Albany State catcher Chaconna Marks and infielder Chelsea Hicks both have been selected to first team.

May 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Let the Games Begin

While the 2014 Olympic Winter Games have come to a close, the Newton County Special Olympic Games are just heating up, beginning with Opening Ceremonies and Olympic Parade Monday morning at Sharp Stadium.

May 03, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Sheppard earns Utility POY accolades

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference today announced its 2014 SIAC Softball All-Conference Teams, as voted by the SIAC Softball Coaches Association.

April 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Boston's Back

Covington residents Brent Fields and Tracey Ashall returned last week from the 2014 Boston Marathon, returning from the world's oldest continuous marathon event with a renewed sense of pride.

April 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Clippers owner banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Patriots to host softball camp

The Heritage Patriots softball program will host its annual softball camp June 2-5 at the Heritage High School softball field.

April 28, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Newton girls reach tennis finals, Tigers place third

The Newton High girls tennis team and Alcovy Tigers boys tennis program made runs at region titles this past week, with the Lady Rams falling to Rockdale County in the league finals while the Tigers bested Newton's boys in the third place consolation final.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Boston strong

In times of tragedy, the United States has the unique ability to blend sports and American resolve.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Honoring a Legend

All across the nation Tuesday Major League Baseball teams honored the 67th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Porterdale Blue Caps gave 'hope'

In the 1960s, Newton County baseball fans wouldn't find the best baseball being played under bright lights or inside of a huge stadium.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


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