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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


STOVALL: Picking all-area teams is tough, no matter the area

Several adages exist that state the improbability of being able to please everybody.

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Eastside, Newton athletes dominate 2016 All-County football team

Newton County football saw a solid 2016 season from its three Georgia High School Association schools, and we commemorate that by giving you The Covington ...

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


SUNDAY SOUND OFF: The Newton County Christmas and New Year's Wish List

Does it still feel like Christmas? It does to me, at least until after the New Year.

December 27, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


SUNDAY SOUND OFF: Despise not the recruitment of smaller colleges and universities

Recently I saw where several football student-athletes I've covered in the past while in the Henry County area are getting NCAA Division I scholarship ...

December 19, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


19 Newton County athletes will compete in first annual Georgia Southeast All-Stars Bowl Game

Nineteen Newton County area athletes will compete in the first annual Georgia Southeast All-Stars Bowl Game Saturday morning at McEachern High School in Powder Springs.

December 15, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


No. 10 Eastside knocks off No. 6 Henry County, No. 2 Newton stays unbeaten

The Eastside Eagles checked into the high school boys basketball rankings this week at No. 10, and they looked every bit the part of a ...

December 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


GHSA looking for umpires for 2017 baseball, softball seasons

A representative from the Georgia High School Association said the state of Georgia is need of umpires and officials for the upcoming baseball and softball ...

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: County teams find success on the road

All three Newton County GHSA high schools took their basketball acts on the road at some point this weekend, and as of Friday night at ...

December 10, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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


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State poll shifts as second half of season begins

While the top-five teams in the Associated Press Georgia High School Class AAAAAA football poll remained the same last week, the bottom half of the poll introduced three teams that were unranked a week ago.

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Lovejoy alone atop region standings

The Region 2-AAAAAA football landscape got a little clearer last Friday, as Lovejoy assumed the top position in the region with an unblemished 2-0 mark in region play.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Collins Hill enters poll; Peachtree Ridge slips

The top three teams in the Georgia High School Associated Press Class AAAAAA football poll, while Peachtree Ridge fell to No. 8 overall after suffering their first defeat of the season.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Johnson, Tribe fall to Villanova

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

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Softball tourneys, football ahead

Softball postseason play and football dominate the week ahead for all three Newton High schools, as all three teams participate in postseason play on the diamond this week.

October 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rashada, Hornets go to 3-2

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

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Mill Creek exits state poll

After dropping its second consecutive game of the year, the Mill Creek Hawks dropped out of the Georgia High School Football Class AAAAAA poll, allowing North Cobb to enter the poll at No. 10 overall.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Little man; big catch

Reace Banks, 5, son of Melissa and Gabriel Banks of Covington, won first place in an annual kids fishing event hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in August. Banks' catfish was the largest at 22 inches.

September 28, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


BHT golf tournament set for October

The Social Circle Better Hometown Association will host its annual Better Hometown Association Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 11.

September 28, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Bulldogs stay at No. 1

The Georgia High School Class AAAAAA state poll remained mostly unchanged this week after the poll's top-10 teams wenta combined 6-1 last week.

September 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Hill helps Virginia throttle Keydets

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

September 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Fouser paces Point

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

September 21, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Regular seasons come to a close

With the end of September upon us, Newton County schools are drawing near the conclusions of their softball and volleyball seasons.

September 21, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rankings shake up during fourth week

The Georgia High School Class AAAAAA AP football poll saw a lot of movement this week, as three teams dropped out of the rankings.

September 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Hunt stands out on national stage

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

September 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


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