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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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TYLER WILLIAMS: Five things we learned from Eastside-Woodward Academy, Game 1

The Eastside Eagles baseball team fell just short Monday night to a talented region 4-AAAA foe in Woodward Academy. In a battle of the Eagles, it was a game that came down to the final inning, culminating in a dramatic comeback attempt for the Eagles of Eastside. However, despite showing a lot of resiliency, Woodward escaped Eastside with a 5-4 game one win in a three-game series. Here's five things we learned about Eastside after its first true big game encounter of the season.

March 21, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


This week's Spring Sports Calendar

Here's a calendar of the upcoming spring sports games, meets and matches for our county's three GHSA high schools. If you would like to have your middle or high school team's sports events inserted in our calendar, please email twilliams@covnews.com or gstovall@covnews.com.

March 20, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


STOVALL: When the student-athlete becomes the teacher

One of the reasons why sports journalism is so awesome to me is the fact that it often becomes a classroom setting in which the student becomes the teacher.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Jordan Beam pushed by memory of father Shane to succeed in soccer, life

Jordan Beam remembers vividly some of the last words he heard from his father.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton offense still looking for consistency

Things started out well enough for the Newton Rams this past Friday, but they couldn't keep it going enough to halt an onslaught from Archer, as the Tigers turned a one run deficit into an 11-1 win against the Rams in five innings on Friday night.

March 20, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports


Community Sports Calendar for March 20-25

Here's a calendar of the upcoming spring sports games, meets and matches for our county's three GHSA high schools. If you would like to have your middle or high school team's sports events inserted in our calendar, please email twilliams@covnews.com or gstovall@covnews.com.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


STOVALL: Fùtbol doing what even football couldn’t do

Here's a one question quiz for you:

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Arrival of Atlanta United has Cousins Middle's Jordan Beam excited

When the Atlanta United opened its season and the franchise last Sunday against the New York Red Bulls, it was something that was a long time coming for Newton County soccer fans.

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Area football players are getting multiple offers, Alcovy football goes back to work

Only six weeks ago we were celebrating the latest crop of football talent to sign scholarship Letters of Intent out of Newton County.

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Win $1,000,000 in our NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

While many Newton County residents may be shaking off the remaining disappointment behind the conclusion of the local basketball season, all of your chances to win in basketball are not over.

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside soccer takes rivalry doubleheader against Newton

By Taylor Robins

March 12, 2017 | By Taylor Robins | Sports


Eastside finds pitching strength in back-to-back wins last week

After dropping an 13-2 decision to Walnut Grove back on February 15, the Eastside Eagles have since ripped off five straight impressive wins – including two on back-to-back nights this past week – to push their record to 7-1 before starting region play Monday at Druid Hills.

March 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Eastside girls soccer gets win over Newton in final pre-region tune-up

The Eastside Eagles girls soccer team used solid defense and timely, if not overwhelming, offense to shutout cross-town rival Newton 3-0 on Tuesday night.

March 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton girls, Alcovy boys kick off track season at East Metro Relays

The track and field season got began in earnest for most schools in the state, including two of Newton County's teams.

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Eastside's Matt Malcolm is 2017 Newton County Wrestler of the Year

When looking for top high school wrestlers in the state of Georgia for the 2016-17 season, a Newton County resident wouldn't have to venture too far from his or her own backyard to find one.

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


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