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FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Georgia nabs nation's No. 1 running back prospect Zamir White

ATHENS, Ga. – Once Georgia running back Nick Chubb's eligibility is exhausted after the 2017 season, the Bulldogs may already have his heir apparent in ...

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


CAMERON FREEMAN: A former player's thoughts on 7-on-7s from the other side of the game

I spend a lot of my very rare free time doing a whole lot of self reflection.

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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


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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


MLS moving toward deal with Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Tourney scheduled at Hard Labor Creek

On Friday, April 25, Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park will host a golf tournament to raise money for the restoration of the old mill water wheel, the signature hole on "The Creek" golf course at Hard Labor Creek State Park.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Soccer round-up: Eastside, Tigers fall

In soccer action Tuesday night, the Eastside Eagles and Alcovy Tigers left behind the friendly confines of Sharp Stadium, hitting the road to take on Monroe Area and Ola, respectively.

April 02, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


From the Cheap Seats

There's no better time of the year for a college basketball fan than March - until you get to April.

April 01, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Sheppard earns weekly honors

Claflin University softball player Markea Sheppard was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week March 26, helping the Panthers pick up four wins over Morris College and Paine College in back-to-back doubleheaders contests March 24-25.

April 01, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Tiger Woods to miss the Masters

Tiger Woods had surgery on his ailing back and said Tuesday he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.

April 01, 2014 | Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer | Sports


Louisville’s Ware to transfer

Louisville guard Kevin Ware will continue his playing career next year, but it won't be with the Louisville Cardinals.

March 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Helmet purchase proposed

Newton County Schools Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey recommended that the school system need to purchase new football helmets for the upcoming school year at a special called meeting of the Newton County Board of Education March 26.

March 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Weather postpones weekend events

Due to inclement weather sweeping through the region this weekend, local high school contests scheduled for Friday have been postponed.

March 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Jaguars win on blustry family night

On a windy night, Jerad Curry whipped up a storm at Jaguar Field Tuesday.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


The battle at NewRock

The Rockdale County boys and girls track and field programs wrapped up a pair of championships Thursday afternoon at Salem High School, capturing the boys and girls titles at the 2014 NewRock championships.

March 27, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Perimeter to host baseball night tonight

The Atlanta Braves may still be in spring training, but you don't have to travel far to experience a great baseball game. On Tuesday, March 25 the community is invited to the GPC Newton Campus for special family night featuring free food, giveaways and of course-great baseball-when the Georgia Perimeter College Jaguars host the West Georgia Tech Golden Knights.

March 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Woods: 'Still to soon' for Masters call

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Newton County reigns supreme

In a hardwood battle between Newton County and Rockdale County's best Thursday night, Newton County reigned supreme, sweeping the Newton/Rockdale County Senior All-Star Game festivities.

March 20, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


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