Down 5-3 at the top of the seventh inning, Newton 14U All-Stars climbed back into the game like Mufasa wasn't able to, tying the game at 5-5 heading into the bottom of the seventh. It was the semifinals with a chance to go on to compete against North Carolina in the championship game and Louisiana was giving Newton all they had. An error moved a runner to second and Louisiana would knock the tying run in to give them the game and a shot at the title.
The Covington Post 32 A's entered this weekend's American Legion State Baseball Tournament in Loganville with high hopes of repeating as State Champions. But Rockdale Post 77 also had aspirations of taking home the State title and did so with a 4-2 win in the Championship game on Sunday.
The American Legion baseball season has been underway since the beginning of June and the Covington Post #32 A's team has continued their tradition of winning by amassing a record of 11-2 at the mid-season point. The team is once again led by veteran Coach Bill Dallas and his assistant Coach Eddie Bagwell.
Down 5-1 in the state championship game in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Newton All-Stars (14U) had two choices: lose the game, forcing a second and final game for the title or win the game and claim the state championship.
Members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club competed at the AAU Region 8 qualifier at Eastside High School, Taylors, South Carolina June 25th-28th. Five qualified for the AAU National Track and Field Championships at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA August 1st-8th.
The Newton National PeeWee All-Stars defeated Collins Hill 13-3 on Monday June 22, 2015 for the title of District Champs. The All-Stars will play in the State tournament July 3-5 & 10-11 in Buford Ga.
Hit after hit, inning after inning, the Newton County Black All-Stars pounced on their Newton Red All-Star counterparts to win the Newton County training league tournament championship in a 28-17 victory.
Two 12U teams collided Thursday evening despite a few drops of rain. We stopped by to get some shots of both teams during the contest and witness the future of baseball in Newton County.
Invite your friends, family and colleagues to celebrate National Running Day tomorrow, June 3. Come and join us to run/walk anything from a mile along the Eastside Trail starting at the Covington Library.
The Dale Carter foundation will hold its annual football and cheerleader camp beginning June 16 and ending June 20 at Wolverine Field in Covington.
A field of dreams has become a miracle.
Covington athlete Michael Mills loves challenges that some may think impossible for a man who is paralyzed below the waist. He's already known locally for competing in extreme obstacle-course races. Now he wants to set a new Guinness World Record by pulling a 5,000-pound SUV the distance of a football field-while in his wheelchair.
There's a parking lot full of cars at The Oaks course. Golf pro Gary Miller is parked behind the register in the pro shop at The Oaks. It's not Masters week yet, but it's coming sooner than Winter for Game of Thrones.
Early on a cold Saturday morning, parents took their kids to City Pond for Opening Day of the new Newton County Recreation baseball season. Kids competed for the first time from early Saturday morning to late in the afternoon.
The Masters tournament is the first week of April. The tournament, along with warm, spring weather, likely has you very excited for the 2015 golf season. The professional golfers should not be the only ones who get to have fun during the famous tournament; The Oaks is offering special golf packages for the entire week (April 4th, 2015 through April 12th, 2015) that The Masters tournament takes place.