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Jordan Beam pushed by memory of father Shane to succeed in soccer, life

Jordan Beam remembers vividly some of the last words he heard from his father.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton offense still looking for consistency

Things started out well enough for the Newton Rams this past Friday, but they couldn't keep it going enough to halt an onslaught from ...

March 20, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports


Community Sports Calendar for March 20-25

Here's a calendar of the upcoming spring sports games, meets and matches for our county's three GHSA high schools. If you would like ...

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


STOVALL: Fùtbol doing what even football couldn’t do

Here's a one question quiz for you:

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Arrival of Atlanta United has Cousins Middle's Jordan Beam excited

When the Atlanta United opened its season and the franchise last Sunday against the New York Red Bulls, it was something that was a long ...

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Area football players are getting multiple offers, Alcovy football goes back to work

Only six weeks ago we were celebrating the latest crop of football talent to sign scholarship Letters of Intent out of Newton County.

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Win $1,000,000 in our NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

While many Newton County residents may be shaking off the remaining disappointment behind the conclusion of the local basketball season, all of your chances to ...

March 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside soccer takes rivalry doubleheader against Newton

By Taylor Robins

March 12, 2017 | By Taylor Robins | Sports


Eastside finds pitching strength in back-to-back wins last week

After dropping an 13-2 decision to Walnut Grove back on February 15, the Eastside Eagles have since ripped off five straight impressive wins – including two ...

March 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Eastside girls soccer gets win over Newton in final pre-region tune-up

The Eastside Eagles girls soccer team used solid defense and timely, if not overwhelming, offense to shutout cross-town rival Newton 3-0 on Tuesday night.

March 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton girls, Alcovy boys kick off track season at East Metro Relays

The track and field season got began in earnest for most schools in the state, including two of Newton County's teams.

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Eastside's Matt Malcolm is 2017 Newton County Wrestler of the Year

When looking for top high school wrestlers in the state of Georgia for the 2016-17 season, a Newton County resident wouldn't have to venture ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


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 ...

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 ...

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


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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


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


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