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Panthers look strong in opener

On a beautiful sunny day for soccer at the RYSA complex in Conyers, coach Ken Van Ness and his 2014 Peachtree Academy Panthers took down conference foe Furtah Prep 7-0, in a home game that saw the Panthers excel in every phase of the game.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Reports | Recreation


Peachtree Academy sets off season

The Panther volleyball team kicked off the 2014 season in high fashion with three -straight wins at home this past week.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Reports | Recreation


Covington stands out at Atlanta Motor Speedway

According to a press release, in this past weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show 'N' Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway, there were multiple winners from Covington.

August 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Local places in TBF World Championships

Harrison Norman is one of four siblings. Of the four, it took Harrison Norman the longest to figure out which sport was right for him, but it seems being a professional angler is where his heart is - and his talent.

August 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Salem/Wildcats agreement on hold, “Back to School Jamboree” cancelled

According to Cindy Ball, executive director of information and community relations of Rockdale County public schools, the previously reported agreement between Salem and the Wildcats has not yet been finalized despite the press release stating that an agreement was finalized.

August 14, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Wildcats to call Salem home

Update: An agreement has not yet been finalized that Salem High School will be the new home venue of the Atlanta Wildcats for the 2014-2015 season, which starts in November.

August 12, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


A’s season ends at regionals

All good things must come to an end, and end they did for the Covington Post No. 32 A's as they exited the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament much earlier than anticipated. Post No. 32 traveled to Asheboro, North Carolina with high hopes of a strong showing, but a pair of losses sent them packing and they were headed back to Covington by day two of the tournament.

August 09, 2014 | Staff Reports | Recreation


Henderson wins at NBHA Championships

Sydney Henderson, 12, of Covington won the 2014 National Barrel Horse Association Youth (NBHA) World Championships fourth division in Perry, Georgia that were held between July 19 - 26.

August 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Post 32 wins state championship

Before the American Legion baseball season even started, coach Bill Dallas had stated that one of his goals for the Covington Post No. 32 A's was to win the Georgia State Championship. Dallas and his team did just that over the weekend by defeating Albany Post No. 30 by a score of 8-3 in the championship game that was contested on Monday morning.

July 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Unyielding to cancer

According to costprojections.cancer.gov 2010 study, the average annual cost for males with brain cancer is $115,250 and the average annual cost for a female with breast cancer is $108,168. Crossfit Unyielding is hosting an event, 'Unyielding to Cancer,' for two friends, Lisa Baker who has stage three breast cancer and Hank Dunn who is terminally ill with stage four brain cancer.

July 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Miller to bring great customer service to the Oaks Course

The Oaks Course has its new pro in Gary Miller.

July 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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


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Archive By Section - 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


Tournament time for All-Star teams

The Newton County Recreation Commission's baseball and softball seasons are wrapping up, but it's not time to put the bats and balls away just yet.

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Keys to successful pitch shots

This week, I will discuss what it takes to successfully execute a pitch shot.

June 06, 2013 | | Recreation


Fazio:

Growing up in Florida, summer was just the next day.

May 28, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Become an expert in your short game

For many of you, your short game is an area that is in dire need of improvement.

May 23, 2013 | | Recreation


Rain doesn’t dampen Firehouse 5K

The weather provided just enough precipitation to cool off the approximately 370 runners participating in the 4th Annual Firehouse 5K and 1-mile fun run, beginning at the Conyers Street Gym Saturday.

May 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Holding court

Each week, The Covington News will bring you pictures of Newton County residents playing the sports that keep them in shape. This week, we're at City Pond Park, where some Newton County families take to the tennis courts for some training between the lines.

May 14, 2013 | Anthony Banks | Recreation


Phil Peppers Golf Tourney winners

The Advanced Disposal golf team of Social Circle took first place in the annual Phil Peppers Golf Tourney May 3, hosted by the Social Circle Lions Club.

May 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Indian Creek Open at Ashton Hills

The Indian Creek Open is back. After a one-year hiatus, the tournament returns to Ashton Hills for the 10th time. Traditionally, the Nema-sponsored Indian Creek Open has been the largest and most successful golf tournament to be held each year in Newton County. The tournament is scheduled to be held on June 8-9.

May 09, 2013 | Bryan Raines Special to The Covington News | Recreation


Meet The Oaks' pro Lisa Vaught

The Oaks Golf Course's new golf professional Lisa Vaught answered some questions with The Covington News about what she can bring to the course and Newton County.

May 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


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