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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


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


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Alcovy/Eastside fight on; Newton season ends

Alcovy and Eastside both swept the competition on Wednesday evening to keep their respective championship hopes alive and move on to the second round while Newton dropped two to Newnan, ending the Lady Rams season.

October 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Playoffs?

The opening round of the state playoffs in softball begin this week. All three Newton County high schools have teams that are competing in the big dance on Wednesday and possibly Thursday.

October 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Alcovy snaps losing streak; Newton wins

It was a big night for Newton County's Class 2-AAAAAA football teams with wins coming from Alcovy and Newton high schools Friday evening.

October 02, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Coaches Corner show

The three Newton County high school football coaches discuss how their teams will rebound after losses a week ago.

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Harlem Wizards to bring magic to Newton

Rocky Plains Elementary PTO is proud to be bringing the world famous Harlem Wizards to Covington for an Entertainment Basketball fundraiser. The Wizards will play against an All-Star team made up of our very own Mayor (Ronnie Johnston) and teachers and principals from sevenof our district schools.

September 18, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


No. 7 Georgia, South Carolina look to answer QB questions

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - No. 7 Georgia is facing a team that has even bigger issues at quarterback than the Bulldogs.

September 18, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


College Soccer players that call Newton County Home

Many collegiate athletes call Newton County home. Here's a look at some of the men and women soccer players that hail from Newton County.

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Water up

Fall football practices are in full swing but Fall hasn't arrived just yet. July and August are the hottest months of the year for the players in Rockdale and Newton County so coaches and trainers work together to monitor hydration in order to protect players from heat-related issues such as heat stroke.

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Welcome to The Dungeon

When you enter Carey and Ebonita Foster's boxing gym take a right, walk down the hallway and take another right down the steps you'll be in "The Dungeon," the official name of the gym and the place where boxers, football players, basketball players, athletes, humans and aliens go to workout and recover.

August 02, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Newton wins first Dixie Boys World Series game

The Newton County 14-and-under All Stars won its first game in the Dixie Boys World Series Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Taking Flight: First Day of Training Camp

(July 31, 2015) Snapshots from the first day of Falcons Training Camp at Flowery Branch where former Clemson defensive tackle, former RCHS Bulldog, and fifth round draft pick Grady Jarrett warmed up for the first day of public practice.

July 31, 2015 | Anthoney Banks | SPORTS


Blake Ashley racing to the top

Just last month at a regional in Mississippi, Conyers native Blake Ashley accomplished a goal he'd been dreaming of since the age of four when the 15 year-old dirt bike racer qualified for the 34th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Blake Ashley racing to the top

Just last month at a regional in Mississippi, Conyers native Blake Ashley accomplished a goal he'd been dreaming of since the age of four when the 15 year-old dirt bike racer qualified for the 34th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Ashton Hills named 14th best course in U.S.

Golf Advisor has aggregated reviews (10 minimum) from different golf websites to find out the top 20 best rated courses in the nation in the second quarter of 2015 (April through June). Covington;s own Ashton Hills Golf Club came in at 14th in the nation and second in the state.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Covington Post 32 A’s roll past Loganville

The Covington Post 32 A's traveled to Loganville this past weekend to face the Post #233 team and came out on top of a lopsided 19-3 victory. Gray Ritchey took the mound for the A's and had a solid outing allowing 8 hits and 1 earned run over 6 innings of work, while striking out 5 batters and walking just 1 batter.

July 18, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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