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Georgia Sports Writers preseason football poll released

The Georgia Sports Writers Association has released its Preseason 2017 High School football polls for each of the seven Georgia High School Association classifications.

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Rams give new coach Erin Steele first softball win at Alcovy

COVINGTON, Ga. -- After a slow first inning, the visiting Newton Lady Rams softball team were warmed up enough to shut Alcovy out 9-0 in a ...

August 16, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: NewRock Prep Academy launches football program in 2017

The NewRock Prep Sports Academy piloted its basketball program last year with great success, and is now looking for the same from head coach Sean ...

August 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton has ties to NFL standouts

By Cameron Freeman and Tyler Williams

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton grads hope to figure into Georgia Tech football success

In a competitive ACC Coastal Division, the 2016 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team found themselves at an even 4-4 in conference play, but were ...

August 14, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: UGA Football ready for 2017 with local flavor

More than just middle schoolers and high schoolers, the local college football scene will also provide Newton County football fans with incentive to follow the ...

August 14, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cousins standout, Hernandez, already a difference maker

Often in community sports, the general focus regarding football athletes is geared toward the high school level of play. After all, many of these athletes ...

August 14, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: 2017 Newton County Super Six football recruits

The state of Georgia consistently produces some of the top high school football talent in the nation, and Newton County certainly has its fair share ...

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: 2017 Preseason All-Newton County Team

The sports staff of The Covington News spent several days pouring over film, last year's stats and performances and observations from offseason progress to ...

August 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


FOOTBALL PREVIEW -- STOVALL: 2017 Newton County football preview a labor of love

Some work is just straight up labor. And then there's my work.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside shuts out Alcovy in Thursday night in-county matchup

COVINGTON, Ga. - Both the Eastside and Alcovy softball teams waited a long time Thursday night to get a glimpse of where they stood against each ...

August 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Chad Estes says Social Circle football getting 'closer' to playoff caliber

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - If you've come to know Social Circle football after 2009, the next sentence may put you in a slight place of ...

August 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton coach expects state champion Cedar Grove to 'bring it' in Saturday football scrimmage

COVINGTON, Ga. - Scientifically speaking, a theory cannot be proven until it has been tested through experimentation.

August 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Football teams welcome full pad workouts with open arms

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Perhaps Eastside High football coach said it best when talking about the anticipation of "pads day."

August 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PHOTO GALLERY: Atlanta Falcons getting it in at Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- You know it's getting close to football season when the Atlanta Falcons are taking the field for training camp up in ...

July 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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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 Wednesday night at Rockdale High School.

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 in Macon. Bradley and Hunt faced the No. 1 seed from Grace Christian in Bainbridge in a best two-of-three series. They lost 6-0 and 6-3, but said they were excited to make it as far as they did and feel as if the experience will help them achieve a deeper state run next year.

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 will qualify for sectionals and a chance to advance to the state meet.

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 football game to approximately 8,000 fans in Historic Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday night.

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 beginning to trickle in.

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 High's baseball team - showed last Wednesday after the rather sudden death of her husband Mike Hipps.

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 to play.

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 Eagles. After two narrow losses to Woodward, Eastside finally had a game without inexplicable errors and overly questionable officiating, and won 4-2.

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 Teams up against anyone in Georgia, and they can compete, if not win.

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 hallways at Newton High.

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


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