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RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Football recruiting fair will bring exposure to athletes

Football recruiting is starting to heat up for many area athletes, starting with a Newton High star getting snagged by the local SEC football program.

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Newton boys fly past Eastside Eagles with big night from J.D. Notae, Isaiah Miller

The Newton Rams overcame a raucous crowd, and an emotionally charged, revenge-minded Eastside Eagles squad to dismantle the Eagles 74-51 in the first of a ...

December 03, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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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Bratcher: Saying goodbye to a legend

I will never forget the first time I walked on to the University of Georgia (UGA) campus. I was 11-years old and grew up dreaming of one day becoming a part of Bulldog nation.

December 03, 2015 | | SPORTS


Eastside leads 2015 All-County team

The football season is over for the three local schools of Newton County. Seniors walked off the field for the final time and coaches gave their final speech of the regular season. Although the games are over the season isn't complete until the players are honored by the local paper for their contributions. We present you with the 2015 All-County football team. Stats and recommendations were provided by coaches. The decisions were tough, as some players – even ones on the same team – were close in stats. Numbers played a big part in picking what player went where, as well ...

November 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


2015 All-County softball team

The softball season has come and gone, and signings will soon pick up for some of the county's most talented softball players. Here you'll find the All-County Softball Team, based on the eye test, some stats provided by coaches and coach recommendations.

November 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Friday night lights: What to watch for

With the playoffs on deck for Newton, likely Eastside and possibly Alcovy here's a look at what to watch for with each team as their final stand edges closer.

November 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Eastside/Newton win; Alcovy falls

Having each Newton County team win is the ideal situation, but two out of three isn't bad. Both Eastside and Newton finished Friday with another "W" in the column, while the Tigers fell to Rockdale.

October 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Two minute warning

You need a little luck to win anything in team-oriented sports whether it's the world series, the NBA Championship, the Super Bowl or game three of a second round Georgia state playoff game. Eastside was better than North Oconee but they weren't luckier.

October 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Your guide to the 2015 football playoffs

With less than a handful of region games left to play and the state playoffs on the horizon, it's that time of year coaches and fans start agonizing about or getting excited for what's to come. Newton and Eastside are all but in the state playoffs, while Alcovy is fighting for its postseason life.

October 20, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Alcovy/Eastside fight on; Newton season ends

Alcovy and Eastside both swept the competition on Wednesday evening to keep their respective championship hopes alive and move on to the second round while Newton dropped two to Newnan, ending the Lady Rams season.

October 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Playoffs?

The opening round of the state playoffs in softball begin this week. All three Newton County high schools have teams that are competing in the big dance on Wednesday and possibly Thursday.

October 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Alcovy snaps losing streak; Newton wins

It was a big night for Newton County's Class 2-AAAAAA football teams with wins coming from Alcovy and Newton high schools Friday evening.

October 02, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Coaches Corner show

The three Newton County high school football coaches discuss how their teams will rebound after losses a week ago.

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Harlem Wizards to bring magic to Newton

Rocky Plains Elementary PTO is proud to be bringing the world famous Harlem Wizards to Covington for an Entertainment Basketball fundraiser. The Wizards will play against an All-Star team made up of our very own Mayor (Ronnie Johnston) and teachers and principals from sevenof our district schools.

September 18, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


No. 7 Georgia, South Carolina look to answer QB questions

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - No. 7 Georgia is facing a team that has even bigger issues at quarterback than the Bulldogs.

September 18, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


College Soccer players that call Newton County Home

Many collegiate athletes call Newton County home. Here's a look at some of the men and women soccer players that hail from Newton County.

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Water up

Fall football practices are in full swing but Fall hasn't arrived just yet. July and August are the hottest months of the year for the players in Rockdale and Newton County so coaches and trainers work together to monitor hydration in order to protect players from heat-related issues such as heat stroke.

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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