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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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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


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


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