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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: County teams find varying levels of week one success

If this past weekend and week has been any indication, it could be a special basketball season for our Newton County hoops squads.

November 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Covington teen Morgan Hathorn wins karate world championship

Thank goodness for the window in Morgan Hathorn's house that let her see her Covington neighborhood. It's probably the reason why she's ...

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


County football teams already looking ahead to 2017 season

In the state of Georgia - the heart of SEC football country - some might say it's never too early or too late to think about ...

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Newton County Girls Basketball Preview

Hoops season is already upon us, and with that we want to take time to get a sneak peek at our three GHSA basketball programs ...

November 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Alcovy's Koby Perry gets trio of offers

Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar knew enough about the potential in Koby Perry until he was convinced that it'd just be a matter of ...

November 17, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


2016-17 Newton County Boys Basketball Preview

Hoops season is already upon us, and with that we want to take time to get a sneak peek at our three GHSA basketball programs ...

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Peachtree Academy falls in semis despite valiant effort

The Peachtree Academy Panthers lost their opportunity to play for a state championship Friday night, as they lost 34-21 to Colonial Hills in the semifinals ...

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


STOVALL: Finding the stories in our sports community is exciting work

So by the end of this week, I'll have had a full month on the job as the Sports Editor for The Covington News ...

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Pride, postseason seeding, bragging rights at stake

Alas, it is the last full week of Georgia high school football. It goes by so quickly, doesn't it?

November 03, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


High School Football Preview: Playoff implications abound for county schools

After a week where two-thirds of Newton County's GHSA football teams had bye weeks, everyone is back in action this week with games that ...

October 27, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Providence volleyball off to state tournament

The Providence Warriors volleyball team is headed into its region tournament carrying the No. 1 seed.

October 25, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Award winning sports writer Gabriel Stovall introduces himself as new sports editor

There aren't many things that get my blood pumping in sports more than watching it and covering it at the local, community level.

October 17, 2016 | By Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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Fazio: No odds too great

On Sunday, you might have noticed cheerleading as a front page sports story in The Covington News.

November 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Ga. lawmakers received tickets to Dome events

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers have been given thousands of dollars in tickets so they could watch football games, pro wrestling matches and monster truck races from a luxury box, state records show.

November 13, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Prevost: A look around the SEC

It's been a while since we toured the conference from Alabama to Vanderbilt and, with no marquee matchups teed up for Saturday, let's do just that. Here's a rundown of this week's action, SEC Banter style.

November 08, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Chasing the playoffs

As the 2012 football season nears the end, there are a few teams fortunate enough to jockey for position and there are others just a win away from breathing more life into their season.

November 01, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Maintaining a legacy of giving

For those who have passed, there is many ways to carry on their memories, from stories to pictures to, now, Facebook pages.

October 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Lovejoy: in its own league

Friday's game between Newton and Lovejoy high schools at 12 Oaks Stadium in Jonesboro played host to the Region 2-AAAAAAA championship.

October 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


SEC Banter: A taste for the 'cocktail party'

The most meaningful rivalry in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division is meaningful again. After years of teetering on the brink of an afterthought, the fizz in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" is back as Georgia and Florida order up another round at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in The River City.

October 25, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Fazio: Playoffs on the horizon for everyone

It's time to get serious.

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Hunt has 100-yard kickoff return

Here's a weekly look at Covington's former prep stars now in college:

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


A season with a silver lining

The 2012 season was definitely not what Newton softball coach Virginia Waters had in mind before things kicked off back in August.

Looking toward a season following an above .500, playoff campaign in 2011, Waters wanted to send the Rams five seniors out in a winning way.

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Hunt scores 100-yard kickoff return

Akeem Hunt had the biggest play of his collegiate career Saturday in Purdue's matchup against Ohio State.

October 20, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


SEC Banter: Tales from an SEC trip

Nothing beats an SEC road trip. Pack your weekend duffel bag, put the team flags on the car, hop in and hit the road to your favorite college town in the Southeast. Take in the spirit, pageantry, cuisine and revelry that is SEC football.

October 18, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Having a muddy good time racing

I had only three hours of sleep, a stuffy nose and itchy eyes Sunday morning and I wasn't so sure I was ready to get out of bed. But one thing I did know was that none of those things were going to keep me from the 2012 Mud Race & Obstacle Course presented by Subaru at the Georgia International Horse Park.

October 16, 2012 | Rachel Goff | SPORTS


Tigers, Panthers meet in playoffs

Alcovy is in the midst of a successful and unprecedented softball playoff run heading into today's second-round matchup against Hillgrove, but will go up against a more difficult challenge.

October 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Prevost: Grading the SEC at the halfway point

Already halfway through the 2012 college football season, it's time to hand out mid-term grades, SEC Banter style.

October 11, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


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