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Miracle League Complex delayed

Newton County's first Miracle League complex has experienced a plethora of delays, and the grand opening originally set for the fall of 2014 will be delayed until January 2015. Although Miracle League consultant, Tamara Richardson, is still keeping her fingers crossed for a fall 2014 grand opening. The artificial turf was put down last week. If the Miracle League manages to keep its grand opening of January 2015, registration would begin in the spring. The complex is technically two years ahead of schedule because a loan from Newton Federal came early, ground breaking was moved up from an original ...

July 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Dominating the Georgia State Games

After the dust settled at the track and field Georgia State Games Championships, seven members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club representing Covington and Conyers had qualified for nationals.

July 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


A’s finish season with a pair of wins

The Post No. 32 Athletics finished its regular season American Legion schedule this week with victories over Peachtree City Post No. 50 and Douglasville Post No. 145 to improve its record to 15-2 on the year.

July 18, 2014 | Miles Steele | Recreation


Dark horse

Everything is the same. The Newton All-Stars have been doing the same thing they were doing before they were district champions, and that's not changing anytime soon.

July 17, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Striders make nationals

School hasn't started back quite yet, and coach BJ Kennedy has his track and field club staying busy this summer.

July 17, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Mask on hosting district championship

For the first time ever this past week, Newton County hosted the Little League district championship. Dwayne Mask, recreation administrator at Newton County Recreation talked with the Covington News for a couple minutes about his experience hosting the championship.

July 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Defending champs win again

It was a hot Saturday morning with sunny skies and a slight breeze that appeared every 15 minutes or so to provide just a little comfort from the beaming sun. It's easy to say this wasn't a pitcher's duel. In fact it was more like a home run derby – a highly entertaining championship game nonetheless.

July 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Comeback season 2014

It all started just one year ago, when current 8U Newton STARS head coach Scott Standard believed that his daughter and many other young girls deserved the same opportunity as his son, which was to play in an all-star tournament.

July 01, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


A’s win five straight in Albany tournament

Coach Bill Dallas took his Covington's Post No. 32 Athletics to Albany over the weekend to compete in the Annual Paul Eames Tournament.

July 01, 2014 | Miles Steele | Recreation


Newton All-Stars top Oconee

Rain and thunder struck yesterday and not in a good way, forcing a delay that lasted almost two hours, but about twenty minutes before 4 p.m. the 11/12 Newton National League All-Star team faced off against Oconee County.

June 28, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


History in the makin'

Newton County Parks and Recreation introduced little league just four years ago and now for the first time it will be hosting a little league district tournament at City Pond Complex June 28 with the earliest game starting at 10 a.m.

June 24, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Run-ruled rematch

On Sunday the Covington Post 32 A's defeated the Rockdale Post 77 in American Legion play in a 12-2 win by overwhelming Rockdale with several hits and forcing them into four errors.

June 24, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Recreation


Headed to state

The seven/eight year-old Newton National League All-Star team coached by Kyle Ellis has dominated the competition and is headed to the 2014 Georgia Rookie Baseball State Tournament in Warner Robins.

June 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Covington Post #32 wins POW-MIA Invitational

American Legion Baseball has returned to Covington's Post No. 32, and they returned in a big way this week capturing the championship title at the 18th Annual POW-MIA Invitational in Douglasville.

June 17, 2014 | Miles Steele | Recreation


Over the fence

June 17, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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Bulldogs' defense thwarts Tar Heels

Hard-nosed defensed helped the Bulldogs to their third win of the season Monday night, as the Bulldogs defeated the Tar Heels 34-6 at Wolverine Field in Division II football action.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Douglas leads Bulldogs

Bulldogs' running back Jason Douglas powered his way to four rushing touchdowns Monday night in Division II recreational league action to help the Bulldogs to a 27-19 victory over the LSU Tigers.

September 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Hurricanes shut out Jackets 21-0

The Newton County Recreation Commission Division II Hurricanes shut out the Jackets Monday night at Wolverine Field, winning 21-0.

September 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Tide takes victory over Longhorns

The Newton County Recreation Commission Division II Tide earned a 19-6 win over the Longhorns Monday night at Wolverine Field.

September 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


County Rec teams start season

The Newton County Recreation Commission football season opened the 2013 football season last night at Turner Lake Football Field.

September 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Covington team named national champs

After tearing through the Newton County Recreation Commission's 9-10-year-old basketball league, the Covington Hoyas are now national champions.

July 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Women needed on golf courses

Decades after the women's liberation movement, one would think females would make up more than just 20 percent of active golfers.

July 11, 2013 | Lisa Vaught | Recreation


On the path to Williamsport

In its second year of existence the Newton County Recreation Commission's Little League team is one step closer to Williamsport, Pa., and the Little League World Series.

July 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys back in Covington

Another summer, another Dixie Boys tournament descends on City Pond Park this weekend.

July 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Ashton Hills named among best

Throughout the nine months Indian Creek Golf Course was closed to transition into Ashton Hills Golf Club, Bryan Raines and his staff were hard at work making a golf course they could be proud of.

July 03, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Eagles, birdies and geese at The Oaks

You'll find a lot more Audubon life than just birdies and eagles at the Oaks Course.

June 27, 2013 | Jackie Shulz | Recreation


The Great Onehandbino

Nike built a whole campaign around the saying "chicks dig the longball," and fathers have helped their sons overcome minor injuries with their own saying, "chicks dig scars" for generations.

June 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Buckhault powers Post 77

Eastside's Keith Buckhault drove in eight runs combined in Rockdale Post 77's first two games of the American Legion POW/MIA Tournament in Douglasville this weekend.

June 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Guiding Covington’s youth

For Michael Wilbanks, it's all about helping kids.

June 13, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Junior Camp helps green golfer reach par

The first Junior Camp held last week at The Oaks Course in Covington, was a huge success. Participants ranging in age from 6 to 16 arrived with various skill levels, including some who had never held a golf club and those who played golf throughout high school. They left with a great experience and knowledge about the game.

June 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


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