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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


This week's Spring Sports Calendar

Here's a calendar of the upcoming spring sports games, meets and matches for our county's three GHSA high schools. If you would like ...

March 20, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


STOVALL: When the student-athlete becomes the teacher

One of the reasons why sports journalism is so awesome to me is the fact that it often becomes a classroom setting in which the ...

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Jordan Beam pushed by memory of father Shane to succeed in soccer, life

Jordan Beam remembers vividly some of the last words he heard from his father.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton offense still looking for consistency

Things started out well enough for the Newton Rams this past Friday, but they couldn't keep it going enough to halt an onslaught from ...

March 20, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports


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Softball tourneys, football ahead

Softball postseason play and football dominate the week ahead for all three Newton High schools, as all three teams participate in postseason play on the diamond this week.

October 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Rashada, Hornets go to 3-2

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

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Mill Creek exits state poll

After dropping its second consecutive game of the year, the Mill Creek Hawks dropped out of the Georgia High School Football Class AAAAAA poll, allowing North Cobb to enter the poll at No. 10 overall.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


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


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