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PREP SOFTBALL: Newton Rams hold off South Gwinnett to open region play

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Newton Rams softball team joined 2016 region champion Grayson and Archer as one of three Region 8-AAAAAAA teams to jump out to ...

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


OXFORD SPORTS: Lady Eagles soccer falls in Tuesday season opener

Football was not the only sport kicking off this week in Newton County.
The Lady Eagles of Oxford College (0-1) opened their 2017 season Tuesday ...

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: County schools get votes in latest GSWA poll

Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


WEEKEND WRAP-UP: Some final thoughts on the Week One football gauntlet

What a weekend.

August 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: Social Circle routes Johnson in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Jackson Will had a pair of touchdowns, while Tate Peters and Undray Johnson each chipped in long runs to help the Social ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Georgia Sports Writers preseason football poll released

The Georgia Sports Writers Association has released its Preseason 2017 High School football polls for each of the seven Georgia High School Association classifications.

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Rams give new coach Erin Steele first softball win at Alcovy

COVINGTON, Ga. -- After a slow first inning, the visiting Newton Lady Rams softball team were warmed up enough to shut Alcovy out 9-0 in a ...

August 16, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports


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


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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


Sports briefs

Francis signs

May 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Braves release more stadium details

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have released renderings of their new stadium in suburban Cobb County, which will seat 41,500 and include plenty of revenue-generating amenities around the ballpark.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Lions Clubs roars at Hard Labor Creek State Park

The Social Circle Lions Club hosted the 2014 Phil Peppers Golf Tournament Friday, May 2, at the Hard Labor Creek State Park in Social Circle.

May 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Marks earns third All-SIAC selection

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced its 2014 SIAC Softball All-Conference Teams, as voted by the SIAC Softball Coaches Association. Albany State catcher Chaconna Marks and infielder Chelsea Hicks both have been selected to first team.

May 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Let the Games Begin

While the 2014 Olympic Winter Games have come to a close, the Newton County Special Olympic Games are just heating up, beginning with Opening Ceremonies and Olympic Parade Monday morning at Sharp Stadium.

May 03, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Sheppard earns Utility POY accolades

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference today announced its 2014 SIAC Softball All-Conference Teams, as voted by the SIAC Softball Coaches Association.

April 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Sports


Boston's Back

Covington residents Brent Fields and Tracey Ashall returned last week from the 2014 Boston Marathon, returning from the world's oldest continuous marathon event with a renewed sense of pride.

April 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Clippers owner banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Patriots to host softball camp

The Heritage Patriots softball program will host its annual softball camp June 2-5 at the Heritage High School softball field.

April 28, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


Newton girls reach tennis finals, Tigers place third

The Newton High girls tennis team and Alcovy Tigers boys tennis program made runs at region titles this past week, with the Lady Rams falling to Rockdale County in the league finals while the Tigers bested Newton's boys in the third place consolation final.

April 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | Sports


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