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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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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


Seasons heat up as fall sets in

For the first time this fall, all three county football teams will be playing in separate games this Friday.

September 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Around the region: Bulldogs lead early

The following is an update on Region 2-AAAAAA and Region 8-AAAA contests from Friday night.

September 14, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


SEC Banter: The game of the century?

Diehard sports fans have circled Saturday, Sept. 14 on their calendars for months. Fall's most anticipated game awaits. You guessed it: Saturday marks just three more weeks until the NBA preseason tips off in Istanbul, Turkey, when the Oklahoma City Thunder plays the Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce Ulker at Ulker Sports Arena.

September 12, 2013 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Overhauling the games

A decade ago, most fans would enter a softball game and see a scorekeeper with a scorebook, a pad of paper and a pen, furiously scribbling down the last at-bat as his/her team stepped to the plate.

September 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rankings shift after Vikings' upset

There was a shake-up in the top-5 of the Class AAAAAA football rankings this week after a big weekend of football across the state.

September 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Hunt leads Purdue over Indiana State

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

September 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Softball highlights week ahead

After an exciting week of Newton County sports action, the Tigers, the Eagles and the Rams gear up for another busy week as the fall sports schedule hits its stride.

September 07, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Archery deer season opens Sept. 14

Deer hunting season is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for many in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division. Archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 14.

September 07, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Winning night for area football teams

Each of Newton's two games this season have been decided by late scores.

September 07, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen | SPORTS


Former county standouts excel

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

September 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Georgia waterfowl dates approved

Waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations have been approved for the 2013-2014 season by the Board of Natural Resources.

September 03, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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