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Eastside baseball gets second straight county win with romp over Alcovy

So far, you can call Eastside baseball the county champs.

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Eastside soccer splits with Walnut Grove Friday, shows promise for 2017 season

February 19, 2017 | Brian Worton | SPORTS


Newton County 2017 Baseball Preview

In baseball, Newton County has a state champion hopeful and two other squads that have aspirations of solidifying their footing in region play with hopes ...

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: Newton County state tournament capsules

Region championship celebrations and heartbreak have now given way to state tournament action. All three Newton County Georgia High School Association schools have teams participating ...

February 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Eastside, Newton baseball victorious in season openers

The Eastside Eagles opened its much anticipated 2017 baseball season with a 10-4 win on the road at Hart County.

February 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


WILLIAMS: Sports intern introduces himself to Covington readers

Growing up as a kid, whether it was witnessing the "Friday Night Lights" experience at the local high school, or watching game-changing athletes like Michael ...

February 08, 2017 | Tyler Williams | SPORTS


PREP Basketball: Region records, standings and this week's games

Here's a roundup style look at our three GHSA basketball teams and their action this past week, along with region records and standings and ...

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


SUNDAY SOUND OFF: It's past time for a championship to come Atlanta

My sports writing bucket list is getting shorter.

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Atlanta Falcons DT, Rockdale alum Grady Jarrett sees divine intervention in Super Bowl trip

God doesn't say "oops."

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: Region records, standings and this week's game

Here's a roundup style look at our three GHSA basketball teams and their action this past week, along with region records and standings and ...

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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


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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


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


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