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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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Area playoff guide

The region tournaments are over and the state playoffs are beginning. Here is a definitive guide to the upcoming games for the state playoff games for the next couple of days.

February 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Brady rallies Patriots for Super Bowl win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs.

February 01, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Not so Coy

Ask anybody at Indian Creek Middle School - students, teachers, etc. - about Coy Mullen and you'll discover a theme among the many smiling faces when you mention his name. Simply by talking to them for a couple of minutes you can see the impact he's had on their lives and how much they love him.

February 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Billichik doesn't know how balls were deflated

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.

January 22, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Ohio State to meet Oregon for title

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl in his second career start and Ezekiel Elliott ran for 230 yards, leading Ohio State to a 42-35 upset of top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal Thursday night.

January 02, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Braves trade Jason Heyward

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.

November 17, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Mikayla Newton interviews her twin sister Maya

Mikayla Newton interviews her twin sister Maya

November 13, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | SPORTS


Former A's first baseman Moore dies in Georgia

Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57.

November 13, 2014 | AP | SPORTS


Gurley not expected to play this week

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt expects star tailback Todd Gurley's indefinite suspension to stay in place this week.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Domestic violence in sports

You could hear a calm bellow of "Amen" from the Salem Seminoles gathered in the middle of their field after a goal-line stand against Winder-Barrow that gave them a 31-24 win on Friday night. The team was praying after a short celebration of the win, Salem coach John Starr gathered his team to talk them about the game and after that they all prayed together.

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Fan photos

The Covington News is looking for the biggest fans at high school football games. Throughout the season, we will be taking pictures of fans and accepting pictures sent to us. Send us your fan photos throughout the season and you could win a laptop, external hard drive and/or a wireless keyboard and mouse. Send your submissions and vote atcovnews.upickem.net.

September 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Braves fire GM Frank Wren

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Friday night football roundup

In a Friday packed with thrilling matchups, Newton County's three high school football teams went 0-3, but two of them stood strong and were a few plays away from getting a win.

September 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Hawks GM Ferry takes leave of absence

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent.

September 12, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Hawks for sale after racial remarks

ATLANTA (AP) - Less than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner.

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


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