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NewRock all-star basketball game caps highlight filled season

CONYERS, Ga. - The three high school boys basketball teams from both Newton and Rockdale counties, came together in the senior vs. senior NewRock All-Star Game ...

April 27, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Piedmont Academy girls tennis falls short in state tournament

Piedmont Academy girls tennis players Grayson Bradley and Gracie Hunt competed at the AA state tournament last Monday, at the John Drew Tennis Center located ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Regional meet track results show sectionals qualifiers

All three Newton County schools wrapped up regional track meets this past week and will now prepare for sectionals. The top four qualifiers in regionals ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson feels good about spring progress

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - future homes of Newton High standouts Jaquan Henderson and Josh Tukes - played their annual Gold vs. White spring ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Regional track meets underway for Newton County schools

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- Track and field regional meets are underway this week for all three Newton County schools, and at least for one school, results are ...

April 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


STOVALL: The power of community strikes again in Newton County sports

You keep on doing it, Newton County.

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Mike Hipps remembered as one 'dedicated' to coaching Newton County kids

Diane Hipps began to talk about what it meant for her to see the kind of support the Newton County community - and in particular, Eastside ...

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside tennis successful in shortened match with Alcovy

Rain kept the Eastside and Alcovy tennis teams from completing their intra-county match, but the Eagles showed their dominance during the time they were able ...

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


This week's Spring Sports calendar full of baseball teams trying to get 'right'

Eastside baseball will be looking to bounce back from a challenging series against region leading Woodward Academy where the Eagles went 1-2 against the War ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


STOVALL: Time to tie a nice, neat bow around the 2016-17 hoops season

I don't know about you, but I've still got a little high school basketball hangover.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


BASKETBALL: Presenting our 2016-17 All-Newton County Teams

From pure point guards to slashing scorers, to three-point specialists and glass-eating post players, you can put this year's The Covington News All-Newton County ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


BASKETBALL: Newton's Lexii Chatman, J.D. Notae sweep All-County POY honors

Though there were several who could make a solid case for it, we found the two best players in the county walk through the same ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton basketball trio named to GACA all-state, Atlanta Tip-Off Club teams

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The postseason accolades are beginning to roll in for the Newton Rams boys basketball team.

March 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


GHSA investigating eligibility of former Newton High football player Kurt Taylor

*Updated: Thursday March 23, 7:38 p.m.

March 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


TYLER WILLIAMS: Five things we learned from Eastside-Woodward Academy, Game 1

The Eastside Eagles baseball team fell just short Monday night to a talented region 4-AAAA foe in Woodward Academy. In a battle of the Eagles ...

March 21, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


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Rankings stay steady heading into final week

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution AAAAAA state football ranking saw little movement last week, but the poll did see Peachtree Ridge reclaim a spot inside the top 10.

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Nov. 6 Sports briefs

Taste of Eastside

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


American Legion opens shooting range

The American Legion Post 77 has officially opened its newly designed indoor shooting range on the American Legion grounds, the organization announced last week.

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Harrison, Farrow help set LaGrange record

The following is an update on former Newton County high school soccer players and their on-the-field performances through Nov. 1 during the 2013 season:

November 02, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Nov. 3 Sports Briefs

Taste of Eastside

November 02, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Colquitt County claims top spot in prep poll

The state's former No. 1 team, North Gwinnett, lost its first game of the season at home last week to Collins Hill, shaking up the Associated Press Class AAAAAA prep football poll this week.

October 29, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


From the Cheap Seats

October was a busy month for me on the softball diamond.

October 29, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Region picture becoming clear

The Region 2-AAAAAA picture became a little clearer this week, as Lovejoy remained alone at the top of the region with a Friday night victory over the Newton Rams.

October 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Lovejoy rises, McEachern plummets in state poll

There was a shake-up at the top of the Georgia High School Football Class AAAAAA Associated Press poll this week, as McEachern dropped from the No. 2 spot into the bottom half of the top-10.

October 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Bears too much for Johnson, William & Mary on the road

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

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Defense lifts Buckeyes over Bulldogs

The Buckeyes clinched a spot in the top half of the Newton County Recreation Commission Football Division III standings Monday night at Wolverine Field with a 40-14 victory over the Bulldogs.

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Eagles, Tigers await playoff opponents

The Eastside Eagles and Alcovy Tigers begin the second round of the Georgia High School Association softball state playoffs today.

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Edwards, Duke earn victory over Navy

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

October 15, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Deer season begins Saturday

The wait is almost over for hunters as firearms deer hunting season begins Saturday, Oct. 19 and lasts through Jan. 1 in the Northern Zone and in the Southern Zone, through Jan. 15.

October 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Sports


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


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