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PREP FOOTBALL: Five things to watch during Spring Football

Spring is in full bloom, which means football is in the air once again.

April 29, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


NewRock all-star basketball game caps highlight filled season

CONYERS, Ga. - The three high school boys basketball teams from both Newton and Rockdale counties, came together in the senior vs. senior NewRock All-Star Game ...

April 27, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Piedmont Academy girls tennis falls short in state tournament

Piedmont Academy girls tennis players Grayson Bradley and Gracie Hunt competed at the AA state tournament last Monday, at the John Drew Tennis Center located ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Regional meet track results show sectionals qualifiers

All three Newton County schools wrapped up regional track meets this past week and will now prepare for sectionals. The top four qualifiers in regionals ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson feels good about spring progress

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - future homes of Newton High standouts Jaquan Henderson and Josh Tukes - played their annual Gold vs. White spring ...

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Regional track meets underway for Newton County schools

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- Track and field regional meets are underway this week for all three Newton County schools, and at least for one school, results are ...

April 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


STOVALL: The power of community strikes again in Newton County sports

You keep on doing it, Newton County.

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Mike Hipps remembered as one 'dedicated' to coaching Newton County kids

Diane Hipps began to talk about what it meant for her to see the kind of support the Newton County community - and in particular, Eastside ...

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside tennis successful in shortened match with Alcovy

Rain kept the Eastside and Alcovy tennis teams from completing their intra-county match, but the Eagles showed their dominance during the time they were able ...

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


This week's Spring Sports calendar full of baseball teams trying to get 'right'

Eastside baseball will be looking to bounce back from a challenging series against region leading Woodward Academy where the Eagles went 1-2 against the War ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


STOVALL: Time to tie a nice, neat bow around the 2016-17 hoops season

I don't know about you, but I've still got a little high school basketball hangover.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


BASKETBALL: Presenting our 2016-17 All-Newton County Teams

From pure point guards to slashing scorers, to three-point specialists and glass-eating post players, you can put this year's The Covington News All-Newton County ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


BASKETBALL: Newton's Lexii Chatman, J.D. Notae sweep All-County POY honors

Though there were several who could make a solid case for it, we found the two best players in the county walk through the same ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton basketball trio named to GACA all-state, Atlanta Tip-Off Club teams

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The postseason accolades are beginning to roll in for the Newton Rams boys basketball team.

March 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


GHSA investigating eligibility of former Newton High football player Kurt Taylor

*Updated: Thursday March 23, 7:38 p.m.

March 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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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 pair of regular season games between the in-county rivals.

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 now a karate world champion.

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 football.

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 before we get too far into year.

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 time before scholarship offers would start trickling in.

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 before we get too far into year.

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 of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association Eight-Man playoffs.

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, and I must say it has been a tremendous experience.

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 carry huge playoff implications, as the season's homestretch approaches.

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


Eagles turn focus to region softball tournament

As the regular season winds down, the Eastside High School softball team finds itself in an ideal position heading into the softball region tournament.

October 02, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Sports


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