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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Pride, postseason seeding, bragging rights at stake

Alas, it is the last full week of Georgia high school football. It goes by so quickly, doesn't it?

November 03, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


High School Football Preview: Playoff implications abound for county schools

After a week where two-thirds of Newton County's GHSA football teams had bye weeks, everyone is back in action this week with games that ...

October 27, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Providence volleyball off to state tournament

The Providence Warriors volleyball team is headed into its region tournament carrying the No. 1 seed.

October 25, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Award winning sports writer Gabriel Stovall introduces himself as new sports editor

There aren't many things that get my blood pumping in sports more than watching it and covering it at the local, community level.

October 17, 2016 | By Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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Local standouts lead All-Area team

The Covington News and The Rockdale News have once again transcended county lines to bring you the third annual Newton County-Rockdale County All-Area Football Team.

November 30, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Fields tackles half-marathon

Long distance running requires a certain attitude and determination that is rarely found in most people.

November 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Croone leads with 30 over Runnin' Bulldogs

The following is an update on former Newton County basketball players at the collegiate level. Updates run through Nov. 22.

November 23, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Edwards shines against Wolfpack

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

November 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rashada, Hornets' win streak snapped

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

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rankings stay steady heading into final week

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution AAAAAA state football ranking saw little movement last week, but the poll did see Peachtree Ridge reclaim a spot inside the top 10.

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Nov. 6 Sports briefs

Taste of Eastside

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


American Legion opens shooting range

The American Legion Post 77 has officially opened its newly designed indoor shooting range on the American Legion grounds, the organization announced last week.

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Harrison, Farrow help set LaGrange record

The following is an update on former Newton County high school soccer players and their on-the-field performances through Nov. 1 during the 2013 season:

November 02, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Nov. 3 Sports Briefs

Taste of Eastside

November 02, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Colquitt County claims top spot in prep poll

The state's former No. 1 team, North Gwinnett, lost its first game of the season at home last week to Collins Hill, shaking up the Associated Press Class AAAAAA prep football poll this week.

October 29, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


From the Cheap Seats

October was a busy month for me on the softball diamond.

October 29, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Region picture becoming clear

The Region 2-AAAAAA picture became a little clearer this week, as Lovejoy remained alone at the top of the region with a Friday night victory over the Newton Rams.

October 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Lovejoy rises, McEachern plummets in state poll

There was a shake-up at the top of the Georgia High School Football Class AAAAAA Associated Press poll this week, as McEachern dropped from the No. 2 spot into the bottom half of the top-10.

October 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Bears too much for Johnson, William & Mary on the road

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

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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