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PREP BASKETBALL: Region records, standings and this week's game

Here's a roundup style look at our three GHSA basketball teams and their action this past week, along with region records and standings and ...

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: Region standings and upcoming games

Games this week:

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP BASKETBALL: A Midseason report card on Newton County hoops

Believe it or not, we've reached the midpoint of the basketball season, and the grades are in.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Newton boys, girls run past Eastside

Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen emerged from his office Wednesday night after his top-ranked Rams' 91-64 win over cross-town rival Eastside holding a good-sized ...

January 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Eastside loses region heartbreaker to Salem, Newton gets past Shiloh

Class AAAA No. 5 Eastside dropped a 63-61 heartbreaker to Salem (12-4, 3-2) Tuesday in a Region 4-AAAA matchup. Eastside's Keiodre Perry missed two ...

January 10, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


PREP FOOTBALL: An early look at 11 potential Newton County stars for the 2017 season

Is it too early to talk about football?

January 09, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Basketball games rescheduled after winter weather threat

The weekend winter snow storm that threatened to cover much of the south with snow and ice this weekend – yet never really materialized – caused all ...

January 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


STOVALL: Picking all-area teams is tough, no matter the area

Several adages exist that state the improbability of being able to please everybody.

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


Eastside, Newton athletes dominate 2016 All-County football team

Newton County football saw a solid 2016 season from its three Georgia High School Association schools, and we commemorate that by giving you The Covington ...

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


SUNDAY SOUND OFF: The Newton County Christmas and New Year's Wish List

Does it still feel like Christmas? It does to me, at least until after the New Year.

December 27, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


SUNDAY SOUND OFF: Despise not the recruitment of smaller colleges and universities

Recently I saw where several football student-athletes I've covered in the past while in the Henry County area are getting NCAA Division I scholarship ...

December 19, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


19 Newton County athletes will compete in first annual Georgia Southeast All-Stars Bowl Game

Nineteen Newton County area athletes will compete in the first annual Georgia Southeast All-Stars Bowl Game Saturday morning at McEachern High School in Powder Springs.

December 15, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


No. 10 Eastside knocks off No. 6 Henry County, No. 2 Newton stays unbeaten

The Eastside Eagles checked into the high school boys basketball rankings this week at No. 10, and they looked every bit the part of a ...

December 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


GHSA looking for umpires for 2017 baseball, softball seasons

A representative from the Georgia High School Association said the state of Georgia is need of umpires and officials for the upcoming baseball and softball ...

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: County teams find success on the road

All three Newton County GHSA high schools took their basketball acts on the road at some point this weekend, and as of Friday night at ...

December 10, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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Bobby Jones: A legacy tracing back to Newton County

Many know about the golf legend who is Bobby Jones, but not many know how he got his start in the sport. Someone who does know lives just nearby in Conyers. Oh, and he's Jones' grandson, Bob Jones, IV.

June 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Schedules released for 2016 high school football season

The 2016 football schedules have been released for the three Newton County High Schools. Newton will open its season Thursday, Aug. 18 at Drew High School in Riverdale, while Eastside and Alcovy will kick off their seasons on Friday, Aug. 19 with the Eagles facing Luella High School and the Tigers playing at Duluth.

June 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


High school basketball championships leaving Macon

Since 1969 the Macon Coliseum has been home to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) boys and girls state basketball championships, but come 2017, this will no longer be the case.

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Newton, Eastside win boys track state titles

A pair of Newton County boys' track teams won their first ever 2015-16 GHSA Boys Track & Field State Championships this month.

May 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Holloway: Thank you Newton County

There was a moment of silence in the office on my last day when everybody was gone, at least in my section of the building. It dawned on me that this would be the last time I'd see some of my co-workers, who have become my family, at least for a little while, and that's OK.

March 23, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


The best in the county

It's about that time. The 2015-16 high school basketball season is over, as state champions have been crowned. Now, it's time to crown some of the top local players of this past season, because of their on-court ability. The Covington News presents you with its 2015-2016 All-County team for both the boys' and the girls' basketball team.

March 07, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


#MarchToMacon

As region tournaments end, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state tournaments begin. Simply type in the hashtag #MarchToMacon and you'll get updates on Georgia high school basketball teams fighting to stay alive eyeing the chance to play in the Macon Centreplex. Three teams from Covington, the Eagles, Lady Rams and Rams, will represent the city and their respective regions in the state tournament. Here's a breakdown of the teams and their chances at making it to Macon.

February 17, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Mid-season power rankings

We're at the midway point of the regular season of high school basketball as the amount of region games increase and playoff seeding takes shape. Here's a look at the power rankings for teams in Newton County as they stand.

January 04, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


The Dungeon to host food and toy drive

Covington, GA - We are excited to announce our first annual "Holiday Extravaganza Toy and Food Giveaway." The Dungeon Boxing Gym, KMB and the NFL Alumni will be hosting a fu- filled family event for the Newton County community. There will be food baskets and toys available for the whole family. We are bringing the community together for an evening of excitement while doing our part to alleviate hunger.

December 09, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Region alignments announced

New region classifications and alignments have been made official by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Newton has moved up to the newly created Class AAAAAAA (Region 8), Alcovy will stay in Class AAAAAA (Region 3) and Eastside will remain in Region 4-AAAA.

December 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


A look back at Newton’s 1987 region championship team

Former Newton kicker, Christopher Wade, used to listen to his walkman on the sidelines during games so that he wouldn't be too up or too down when he took the field to kick a field goal or extra point. How much has changed in-between the Rams winning their first (1987) and second (2015) region championships? Not many high school players, if any, know what a walkman is these days.

December 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Hays earns top-3 ranking

Newton County was well-represented in the 2015 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Finals $2,000 Limited Rider Division in Fort Worth, Texas at the Will Rogers Complex Watt Arena as Covington's own Jessica "Jessie" Hays and her horse "Clever Hickory Mate" left the event officially ranking third in the world.

December 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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


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