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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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North Gwinnett sits atop poll

North Gwinnett leads the second week of the Georgia Class AAAAAA polls after posting an impressive 35-0 victory over Grayson on the road this past weekend.

September 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


From the cheap seats

In the fellowship hall of Covington's First United Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon, the talk at the local Kiwanis Club meeting was about a battle that was brewing.

August 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Teams prepare for busy week

Newton County high schools will have a busy week coming up, featuring 13 total games between the three schools.

August 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


BHT golf tourney set for October

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

August 27, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


SEC questions to ponder

My 6-year-old daughter asks a lot of questions. From "Why does the moon change the tides?" to "How does the tooth fairy decide how much money to give?" She's curious. To paraphrase a Jimmy Buffett song, I know the answers to some of her questions; for many others, I'm looking for suggestions.

August 27, 2013 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


County players ready for college action

With the college football season just a day away, a host of former Newton County athletes will begin their road to glory this fall. The following is an update on where some of our hometown heroes are playing this season, as well as how they did a year ago:

August 27, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Program gives women outdoors skills

Women interested in the outdoors, but perhaps with little to no outdoor knowledge, can discover hunting, fishing, boating and other recreational skills through a program series provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

August 24, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Stars hit the links for worthy cause

Georgia golfers had the opportunity to play with a few notable sports celebrities for a good cause on Aug. 23 at the Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers in the Second Annual Georgia Sheriffs' Association Youth Homes Golf Tournament.

August 24, 2013 | Matt Smith msith@covnews.com | SPORTS


Fishing reports

According to southernfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 82 to 88 degrees. Bass fishing is fair and the lake is full, stained up the river clear on the main lake. Buzz baits on sea walls and around deep water docks on the main lake at first light or the last hour of the day light.

August 24, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Deadline nears for deer quota hunts

All interested hunters need to complete an online quota application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 24, 2013 | | SPORTS


From the cheap seats

Well Covington, it has certainly been a whirlwind trip.

August 22, 2013 | Matt Smith msmith@covnews.com | SPORTS


Football player's death investigated

FAIRBURN, Ga. - The death of a suburban Atlanta high school player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a preseason football game has prompted an investigation by Georgia authorities.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Prep football rankings

The Georgia Sportswriters Association Prep Football Preseason Poll of the 2013 season:

August 20, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Bulldogs ranked fifth by AP

NEW YORK - Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two - No. 1.

August 17, 2013 | Ralph Russon Associated Press | SPORTS


DNR won't undo new division

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board isn't backing off its decision to create a separate Law Enforcement Division.

August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Gill jgillo@gainvesvilletimes.com | SPORTS


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