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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 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 piece of birthday cake.

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 potentially game tying free throws with 4.6 seconds left in the game. He also missed a third free throw down the stretch that Eastside coach Brent Wren said undoubtedly affected the game's outcome.

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 Friday and Saturday after school activities, games and meets to be cancelled or rescheduled.

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 News 2016 All-County Football team.

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 offers, Division I interest and two who even committed to Division I schools.

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 top 10 program while pulling of a mild 78-71 upset over No. 6 Henry County Tuesday night at Eastside.

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 seasons.

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 press time, they all had experienced some form of success as both Newton and Eastside boys and girls came away with wins in region openers.

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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