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Eastside soccer splits with Walnut Grove Friday, shows promise for 2017 season

February 19, 2017 | Brian Worton | SPORTS


Newton County 2017 Baseball Preview

In baseball, Newton County has a state champion hopeful and two other squads that have aspirations of solidifying their footing in region play with hopes ...

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: Newton County state tournament capsules

Region championship celebrations and heartbreak have now given way to state tournament action. All three Newton County Georgia High School Association schools have teams participating ...

February 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Eastside, Newton baseball victorious in season openers

The Eastside Eagles opened its much anticipated 2017 baseball season with a 10-4 win on the road at Hart County.

February 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


WILLIAMS: Sports intern introduces himself to Covington readers

Growing up as a kid, whether it was witnessing the "Friday Night Lights" experience at the local high school, or watching game-changing athletes like Michael ...

February 08, 2017 | Tyler Williams | SPORTS


PREP Basketball: Region records, standings and this week's games

Here's a roundup style look at our three GHSA basketball teams and their action this past week, along with region records and standings and ...

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


SUNDAY SOUND OFF: It's past time for a championship to come Atlanta

My sports writing bucket list is getting shorter.

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Atlanta Falcons DT, Rockdale alum Grady Jarrett sees divine intervention in Super Bowl trip

God doesn't say "oops."

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: Region records, standings and this week's game

Here's a roundup style look at our three GHSA basketball teams and their action this past week, along with region records and standings and ...

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: Region standings and upcoming games

Games this week:

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: A Midseason report card on Newton County hoops

Believe it or not, we've reached the midpoint of the basketball season, and the grades are in.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Newton boys, girls run past Eastside

Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen emerged from his office Wednesday night after his top-ranked Rams' 91-64 win over cross-town rival Eastside holding a good-sized ...

January 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Eastside loses region heartbreaker to Salem, Newton gets past Shiloh

Class AAAA No. 5 Eastside dropped a 63-61 heartbreaker to Salem (12-4, 3-2) Tuesday in a Region 4-AAAA matchup. Eastside's Keiodre Perry missed two ...

January 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP FOOTBALL: An early look at 11 potential Newton County stars for the 2017 season

Is it too early to talk about football?

January 09, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Basketball games rescheduled after winter weather threat

The weekend winter snow storm that threatened to cover much of the south with snow and ice this weekend – yet never really materialized – caused all ...

January 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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Top athletes named to all-star game

Six of Newton County's top athletes will continue their football careers on the gridiron next week as part of the 2013 D.L. Scott Coalition Bowl Senior All-Star Game.

December 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Mentee by chance, friends by choice

In an empty gym at Memorial Middle School Thursday morning, a familiar face was shooting baskets as students hurried to lunch.

December 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Edwards leads Duke to title game

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

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rivalries are what you make of them

As a college football fan, what more could you have asked for this past weekend?

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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


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