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Miracle League baseball brings smiles, awards in season finale

COVINGTON, Ga. – All of the energy that goes into making the Miracle League of Newton County happen is well worth it when Dena Hill sees ...

May 21, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports


STOVALL: GHSA still trying to figure out transfers, big props to Atlanta Braves

Anyone who thinks covering one county with just three Georgia High School Association schools has time to be bored doesn't really know much about ...

May 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


A look at how far Social Circle girls soccer has come

Special to The Covington News

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Eastside, Kennesaw State star Dante Blackmon makes KSU history signing with the Indianapolis Colts

History has been made, as former Eastside and Kennesaw State standout Dante Blackmon becomes the first Owl football player to sign with an NFL team ...

May 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Former Newton, Grayson RB Kurt Taylor was confident in GHSA decision

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Georgia High School Association determined on Tuesday that the case regarding the eligibility of former Newton and Grayson High running back Kurt ...

May 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside, Alcovy baseball players make all-region teams

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Although the baseball season has ended for Newton County baseball teams, the postseason accolades are just beginning to come streaming in.

May 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


WILLIAMS: Covering Special Olympics was a more-than-special time

This week, I had the amazing privilege of going to the Special Olympics to cover the annual event at Sharp Stadium.

May 01, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Special Olympics success elicits gratitude from participants

COVINGTON, Ga. -- LaTrelle Cawthon can rattle off the numbers with ease, and to a "t."

May 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: Five things to watch during Spring Football

Spring is in full bloom, which means football is in the air once again.

April 29, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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


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Croone leads with 30 over Runnin' Bulldogs

The following is an update on former Newton County basketball players at the collegiate level. Updates run through Nov. 22.

November 23, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Edwards shines against Wolfpack

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

November 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Rashada, Hornets' win streak snapped

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

November 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


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


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