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WEEKEND WRAP-UP: Some final thoughts on the Week One football gauntlet

What a weekend.

August 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: Social Circle routes Johnson in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Jackson Will had a pair of touchdowns, while Tate Peters and Undray Johnson each chipped in long runs to help the Social ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


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


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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


Lovejoy alone atop region standings

The Region 2-AAAAAA football landscape got a little clearer last Friday, as Lovejoy assumed the top position in the region with an unblemished 2-0 mark in region play.

October 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Collins Hill enters poll; Peachtree Ridge slips

The top three teams in the Georgia High School Associated Press Class AAAAAA football poll, while Peachtree Ridge fell to No. 8 overall after suffering their first defeat of the season.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


Johnson, Tribe fall to Villanova

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

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Sports


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


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