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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 ...

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS


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


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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


Fastest Girl in the World

(July 11, 2015) On June 19, almost one month ago Candace Hill was named the 2013-2014 Gatorade Georgia Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year making her the first-ever chosen from Rockdale County.

July 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Hawks trade for Tim Hardaway Jr.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Two team officials familiar with the deal say The New York Knicks have traded Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks for the rights to Notre Dame point guard Jerian Grant.

June 25, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Warriors take 3-2 series lead over Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips.

June 15, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Run, Candace, Run: Local sophomore breaks world record while keeping 4.7 GPA

(May 15, 2015) Candace Hill is the fastest girl in the world. With her time of 11.30 seconds in the 100-meter in April, Hill recorded the fastest time in the world for her age group according to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

May 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Falcons to open season on Monday Night Football

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons will open the season hosting the Philadelphia Eagles in a Monday night game on Sept. 14.

April 21, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Eastside names Troy Hoff football coach

Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Rained OUT (and everything else)

Georgia weather isn't really known for its consistency or its beauty, at least not in the winter. Spring sports are in full swing, but the spring weather hasn't arrived just yet. Still, track, soccer and baseball athletes are playing as well as they can and as much as they can in the weather they're facing.

March 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Mark Davis wins 200th game of career

The Loganville Christian Academy varsity boys basketball coach, Mark Davis, reached his 200th career win over his 10 year tenure at LCA this past week. The team is currently in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Region 1AAA tournament and has already secured a spot in the GISA state tournament that will be played next weekend at Mercer University.

February 22, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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


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