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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: NewRock Prep Academy launches football program in 2017

The NewRock Prep Sports Academy piloted its basketball program last year with great success, and is now looking for the same from head coach Sean ...

August 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton has ties to NFL standouts

By Cameron Freeman and Tyler Williams

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton grads hope to figure into Georgia Tech football success

In a competitive ACC Coastal Division, the 2016 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team found themselves at an even 4-4 in conference play, but were ...

August 14, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: UGA Football ready for 2017 with local flavor

More than just middle schoolers and high schoolers, the local college football scene will also provide Newton County football fans with incentive to follow the ...

August 14, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cousins standout, Hernandez, already a difference maker

Often in community sports, the general focus regarding football athletes is geared toward the high school level of play. After all, many of these athletes ...

August 14, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: 2017 Newton County Super Six football recruits

The state of Georgia consistently produces some of the top high school football talent in the nation, and Newton County certainly has its fair share ...

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: 2017 Preseason All-Newton County Team

The sports staff of The Covington News spent several days pouring over film, last year's stats and performances and observations from offseason progress to ...

August 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW -- STOVALL: 2017 Newton County football preview a labor of love

Some work is just straight up labor. And then there's my work.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside shuts out Alcovy in Thursday night in-county matchup

COVINGTON, Ga. - Both the Eastside and Alcovy softball teams waited a long time Thursday night to get a glimpse of where they stood against each ...

August 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Chad Estes says Social Circle football getting 'closer' to playoff caliber

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - If you've come to know Social Circle football after 2009, the next sentence may put you in a slight place of ...

August 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton coach expects state champion Cedar Grove to 'bring it' in Saturday football scrimmage

COVINGTON, Ga. - Scientifically speaking, a theory cannot be proven until it has been tested through experimentation.

August 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Football teams welcome full pad workouts with open arms

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Perhaps Eastside High football coach said it best when talking about the anticipation of "pads day."

August 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PHOTO GALLERY: Atlanta Falcons getting it in at Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- You know it's getting close to football season when the Atlanta Falcons are taking the field for training camp up in ...

July 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Oxford's Taylor Stanley learns lessons in latest barrel horse riding competition

Georgia State Perimeter College freshman Taylor Stanley, a graduate of Newton County High School and Newton College and Career Academy, is studying to be an ...

July 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


ATLANTA HAWKS: Five reasons why Kyrie Irving to Atlanta makes sense

Yep, I'm back again, playing NBA General Manager.

July 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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World Cup Begins

SAO PAULO (AP) - "Tudo bem" - all good - as the Brazilians like to say.

June 12, 2014 | JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harrison named to Dean’s List

Tara Harrison, former Eastside High School soccer standout, was named to Georgia Southwestern State University's spring 2014 Dean's List.

June 10, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Dominating golf

It's safe to say Katja Dammann loves golf.

June 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Local autistic child wins gold

A few years ago Jajuan Shaw, an autistic child currently attending Liberty Middle School, wrote a column - with some help from his grandmother, Betty Ray - that was published in the paper chronicling how he deals with disability and how outsiders see it.

June 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Rising from the middle of the pack

After last season with the Georgia Revolution men, Robin Dixon went from assistant coach to head coach.

June 03, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Why the IMPACT program is important

Concussion management is nothing new, but the recently announced IMPACT program is, at least for high schools.

May 31, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Lunch with Coach Stewart

Just a few weeks after Heritage's loss in the quarterfinals of the state 5-A playoffs, I sat across from boys soccer head coach Brandon Stewart and we discussed his life, next season and how to build a winning mentality.

May 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Better concussion protocol announced

The topic of concussions in sports is ever-increasing as the nation moves toward a safer/better environment for athletes.

May 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Clark and Blanton place at Shootout

Two North Georgia natives represented their state with top-notch performances at the Nashville Junior Shootout at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tennessee this past weekend.

May 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Quick hits of the week

Below, you will find information on the following: Social Circle Golf Tournament, the Atlanta Dream's upcoming practice at Salem High School and what happened when the Eastside boys and girls golf teams traveled to the state championship.

May 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Chargers cruise past Darton, advance to World Series

Columbia State Community College (45-11) owned Jaguar Field this past weekend, going 3-0 in the National Junior College Athletic Association East-Central District Tournament, and will advance to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado this weekend.

May 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Five minutes with Byrd

Winning Region Coach of the Year is not an easy feat; it's even harder to do it in your first year as a head coach.

May 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


Stay humble, Falcons fans

Ever been on the wrong side of a menacing stare from an Atlanta Falcons fan? Or any fan of a professional Atlanta/Georgia sports team? Well if you haven't -probably because you are that fan - it's flabbergasting and hilarious at the same time.

May 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports


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


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