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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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Porterdale finally gets its disc golf course

Since the restoration of the Mill Lofts a few years ago, the city of Porterdale has worked continuously to revive its community by bringing new amenities to its residents and to attract more visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Local residents paddle through Georgia

For 12 years and counting, Paddle Georgia has given residents a chance to see Georgia in a way they never have before.

June 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


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


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