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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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PREP BASEBALL: A round-up of last week's action and look ahead

Baseball season is in full swing in Newton County, which was easy to judge just by taking a look at the bevy of baseball action peppered across the area during the winter break week.

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


2017 All-Newton County Wrestling Team

It was a banner year for high school wrestling in Newton County, with several state qualifiers and a couple of fairly high state placers for the 2016-17 wrestling season.

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


The venue for Newton's Elite Eight game with Tift County is set

The venue for the Class AAAAAAA Elite Eight matchup between the Newton Rams (28-1) and the Tift County Blue Devils (26-2) has been set.

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Eastside baseball gets second straight county win with romp over Alcovy

So far, you can call Eastside baseball the county champs.

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside soccer splits with Walnut Grove Friday, shows promise for 2017 season

February 19, 2017 | Brian Worton | Sports


Newton County 2017 Baseball Preview

In baseball, Newton County has a state champion hopeful and two other squads that have aspirations of solidifying their footing in region play with hopes of a state tournament berth. It'll be interesting to see which of these teams can end the season with county bragging rights. Here's a brief preview of what we can expect from our three GHSA baseball squads.

February 19, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP BASKETBALL: Newton County state tournament capsules

Region championship celebrations and heartbreak have now given way to state tournament action. All three Newton County Georgia High School Association schools have teams participating in the tournament's first round, and we have state tournament capsules previewing the action.

February 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside, Newton baseball victorious in season openers

The Eastside Eagles opened its much anticipated 2017 baseball season with a 10-4 win on the road at Hart County.

February 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


WILLIAMS: Sports intern introduces himself to Covington readers

Growing up as a kid, whether it was witnessing the "Friday Night Lights" experience at the local high school, or watching game-changing athletes like Michael Vick light up opposing defenses, sports have always captured my imagination to its fullest extent.

February 08, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


PREP Basketball: Region records, standings and this week's games

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 the coming week's games.

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


SUNDAY SOUND OFF: It's past time for a championship to come Atlanta

My sports writing bucket list is getting shorter.

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Atlanta Falcons DT, Rockdale alum Grady Jarrett sees divine intervention in Super Bowl trip

God doesn't say "oops."

January 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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 the coming week's games.

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP BASKETBALL: Region standings and upcoming games

Games this week:

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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