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PREP FOOTBALL: Ten games to watch in the 2017 season

Just about everyone in Newton County seems to be making the same discovery: Football talent is on the rise here. More and more athletes each ...

June 25, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


STOVALL: Time for the Atlanta Hawks front office to fly high

For many reasons, I love the city of Atlanta and the entire metro area, including, of course, my new Covington/Newton County sports home.

June 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Fun is the name of the game for World Series bound Newton County 8u All-Stars

By Cameron Freeman

June 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: County schools to compete in Airo 7v7 passing tournament Thursday

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Airo 7v7 football tournament held Thursday at Walnut Grove High School will have a heavy Newton County feel, as all three County ...

June 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u team headed to USSSA World Series

The undefeated Newton County Royal All-Stars 8u baseball team won the Georgia State Championship this past weekend at City Pond Park in Covington this past ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


STOVALL: May the power of sports teach us to deal with our differences

Sunday Sound Off

June 18, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


LOOKING BACK: The top 10 stories of the 2016-17 school year

Things move so quickly in the high school sports world, now. In times past, even the athletes could look to the summer for a bit ...

June 11, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Covington MMA fighter Cody Durden wants to make July 22 special again

For Cody Durden, mixed martial arts is, indeed, a team sport.

June 11, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


FOOTBALL: Four Newton County athletes considered among top prospects in Georgia

For any athlete, it's always nice to see where you stack up among a larger group of talent. Our sports staff had a hunch ...

June 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Introducing our summer sports intern Cameron Freeman

I'm nowhere near the world's best sportswriter or sports journalist. But the little that I've been blessed to know, I take it ...

June 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Young Americans girls soccer take home state crown

CONYERS, Ga. - The Young Americans Christian School girls soccer team took home the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA) state crown on May 5 after ...

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Piedmont Academy baseball claims fourth straight GISA state crown

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy's baseball seniors walked off Claude Smith Field at Mercer University's OrthoGeorgia Park not ever knowing what it feels like ...

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


STOVALL: Eastside football proves fight is bigger than size any day

I love comparisons and numbers. Pretty crazy for a guy who almost allowed math - particularly algebra - to keep him from graduating high school.

May 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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


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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


Negro League team finds home in Atlanta

A baseball team named the Black Crackers may draw laughs and snickers today, but in the 1930s, the name struck fear into opposing teams throughout the southeast.

April 15, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Ware picks Georgia State

Former University of Louisville and Rockdale County High School basketball standout Kevin Ware announced this past weekend that the guard will continue his playing career at Georgia State.

April 14, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Ashton Hills offers beauty, challenge

For full 2014 Masters coverage, visit the Covington News's dedicated Masters page.

April 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


The Oaks Course steeped in golf history

For full 2014 Masters coverage, visit the Covington News's dedicated Masters page.

April 08, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


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