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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


Eastside baseball wins third straight, Newton coach grabs 50th win

Eastside used the power of the bat once again to notch its third straight win as it defeated Hart County 13-9 on Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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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 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


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


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