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Former Newton, Grayson RB Kurt Taylor was confident in GHSA decision

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Georgia High School Association determined on Tuesday that the case regarding the eligibility of former Newton and Grayson High running back Kurt ...

May 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside, Alcovy baseball players make all-region teams

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Although the baseball season has ended for Newton County baseball teams, the postseason accolades are just beginning to come streaming in.

May 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


WILLIAMS: Covering Special Olympics was a more-than-special time

This week, I had the amazing privilege of going to the Special Olympics to cover the annual event at Sharp Stadium.

May 01, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Special Olympics success elicits gratitude from participants

COVINGTON, Ga. -- LaTrelle Cawthon can rattle off the numbers with ease, and to a "t."

May 01, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


PREP FOOTBALL: Five things to watch during Spring Football

Spring is in full bloom, which means football is in the air once again.

April 29, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


NewRock all-star basketball game caps highlight filled season

CONYERS, Ga. - The three high school boys basketball teams from both Newton and Rockdale counties, came together in the senior vs. senior NewRock All-Star Game ...

April 27, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


Piedmont Academy girls tennis falls short in state tournament

Piedmont Academy girls tennis players Grayson Bradley and Gracie Hunt competed at the AA state tournament last Monday, at the John Drew Tennis Center located ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


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Regional meet track results show sectionals qualifiers

All three Newton County schools wrapped up regional track meets this past week and will now prepare for sectionals. The top four qualifiers in regionals will qualify for sectionals and a chance to advance to the state meet.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson feels good about spring progress

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - future homes of Newton High standouts Jaquan Henderson and Josh Tukes - played their annual Gold vs. White spring football game to approximately 8,000 fans in Historic Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday night.

April 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Regional track meets underway for Newton County schools

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- Track and field regional meets are underway this week for all three Newton County schools, and at least for one school, results are beginning to trickle in.

April 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


STOVALL: The power of community strikes again in Newton County sports

You keep on doing it, Newton County.

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Mike Hipps remembered as one 'dedicated' to coaching Newton County kids

Diane Hipps began to talk about what it meant for her to see the kind of support the Newton County community - and in particular, Eastside High's baseball team - showed last Wednesday after the rather sudden death of her husband Mike Hipps.

April 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Eastside tennis successful in shortened match with Alcovy

Rain kept the Eastside and Alcovy tennis teams from completing their intra-county match, but the Eagles showed their dominance during the time they were able to play.

March 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


This week's Spring Sports calendar full of baseball teams trying to get 'right'

Eastside baseball will be looking to bounce back from a challenging series against region leading Woodward Academy where the Eagles went 1-2 against the War Eagles. After two narrow losses to Woodward, Eastside finally had a game without inexplicable errors and overly questionable officiating, and won 4-2.

March 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


STOVALL: Time to tie a nice, neat bow around the 2016-17 hoops season

I don't know about you, but I've still got a little high school basketball hangover.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


BASKETBALL: Presenting our 2016-17 All-Newton County Teams

From pure point guards to slashing scorers, to three-point specialists and glass-eating post players, you can put this year's The Covington News All-Newton County Teams up against anyone in Georgia, and they can compete, if not win.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


BASKETBALL: Newton's Lexii Chatman, J.D. Notae sweep All-County POY honors

Though there were several who could make a solid case for it, we found the two best players in the county walk through the same hallways at Newton High.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


Newton basketball trio named to GACA all-state, Atlanta Tip-Off Club teams

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The postseason accolades are beginning to roll in for the Newton Rams boys basketball team.

March 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


GHSA investigating eligibility of former Newton High football player Kurt Taylor

*Updated: Thursday March 23, 7:38 p.m.

March 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


TYLER WILLIAMS: Five things we learned from Eastside-Woodward Academy, Game 1

The Eastside Eagles baseball team fell just short Monday night to a talented region 4-AAAA foe in Woodward Academy. In a battle of the Eagles, it was a game that came down to the final inning, culminating in a dramatic comeback attempt for the Eagles of Eastside. However, despite showing a lot of resiliency, Woodward escaped Eastside with a 5-4 game one win in a three-game series. Here's five things we learned about Eastside after its first true big game encounter of the season.

March 21, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


This week's Spring Sports Calendar

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 to have your middle or high school team's sports events inserted in our calendar, please email twilliams@covnews.com or gstovall@covnews.com.

March 20, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports


STOVALL: When the student-athlete becomes the teacher

One of the reasons why sports journalism is so awesome to me is the fact that it often becomes a classroom setting in which the student becomes the teacher.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports


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