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Eastside leads 2015 All-County team

The football season is over for the three local schools of Newton County. Seniors walked off the field for the final time and coaches gave ...

November 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

2015 All-County softball team

The softball season has come and gone, and signings will soon pick up for some of the county's most talented softball players. Here you ...

November 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Friday night lights: What to watch for

With the playoffs on deck for Newton, likely Eastside and possibly Alcovy here's a look at what to watch for with each team as ...

November 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Eastside/Newton win; Alcovy falls

Having each Newton County team win is the ideal situation, but two out of three isn't bad. Both Eastside and Newton finished Friday with ...

October 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Two minute warning

You need a little luck to win anything in team-oriented sports whether it's the world series, the NBA Championship, the Super Bowl or game ...

October 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Your guide to the 2015 football playoffs

With less than a handful of region games left to play and the state playoffs on the horizon, it's that time of year coaches ...

October 20, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Alcovy/Eastside fight on; Newton season ends

Alcovy and Eastside both swept the competition on Wednesday evening to keep their respective championship hopes alive and move on to the second round while ...

October 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


The opening round of the state playoffs in softball begin this week. All three Newton County high schools have teams that are competing in the ...

October 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Alcovy snaps losing streak; Newton wins

It was a big night for Newton County's Class 2-AAAAAA football teams with wins coming from Alcovy and Newton high schools Friday evening.

October 02, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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Softball highlights week ahead

After an exciting week of Newton County sports action, the Tigers, the Eagles and the Rams gear up for another busy week as the fall sports schedule hits its stride.

September 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

Archery deer season opens Sept. 14

Deer hunting season is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for many in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 14.

September 07, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Winning night for area football teams

Each of Newton's two games this season have been decided by late scores.

September 07, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen | SPORTS

Former county standouts excel

The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:

September 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

Georgia waterfowl dates approved

Waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations have been approved for the 2013-2014 season by the Board of Natural Resources.

September 03, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

North Gwinnett sits atop poll

North Gwinnett leads the second week of the Georgia Class AAAAAA polls after posting an impressive 35-0 victory over Grayson on the road this past weekend.

September 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

From the cheap seats

In the fellowship hall of Covington's First United Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon, the talk at the local Kiwanis Club meeting was about a battle that was brewing.

August 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

Teams prepare for busy week

Newton County high schools will have a busy week coming up, featuring 13 total games between the three schools.

August 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

BHT golf tourney set for October

The Social Circle Better Hometown Association will host its annual BHT Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 11.

August 27, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

SEC questions to ponder

My 6-year-old daughter asks a lot of questions. From "Why does the moon change the tides?" to "How does the tooth fairy decide how much money to give?" She's curious. To paraphrase a Jimmy Buffett song, I know the answers to some of her questions; for many others, I'm looking for suggestions.

August 27, 2013 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS

County players ready for college action

With the college football season just a day away, a host of former Newton County athletes will begin their road to glory this fall. The following is an update on where some of our hometown heroes are playing this season, as well as how they did a year ago:

August 27, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

Program gives women outdoors skills

Women interested in the outdoors, but perhaps with little to no outdoor knowledge, can discover hunting, fishing, boating and other recreational skills through a program series provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

August 24, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Stars hit the links for worthy cause

Georgia golfers had the opportunity to play with a few notable sports celebrities for a good cause on Aug. 23 at the Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers in the Second Annual Georgia Sheriffs' Association Youth Homes Golf Tournament.

August 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS

Fishing reports

According to, Lake Oconee is full, 82 to 88 degrees. Bass fishing is fair and the lake is full, stained up the river clear on the main lake. Buzz baits on sea walls and around deep water docks on the main lake at first light or the last hour of the day light.

August 24, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Deadline nears for deer quota hunts

All interested hunters need to complete an online quota application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 24, 2013 | | SPORTS

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