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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


30 years strong

Some may feel like 30 years of marriage is a long time, but one Newton County resident has dedicated over 30 years to coaching youth baseball.

June 14, 2014 | Candice Knight | Recreation


Elite Aces return from Cooperstown

After a week in Cooperstown the 12-U Elite Aces have returned to Newton County, although not as champions, but as a team that competed at an extremely high level – with some success – and plenty of memories.

June 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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Hall of Fame coming to Newton County

Ron Bradley, B.C. Crowell, Betty Faith Jaynes, Jake Reed and Dale Carter are just some of the athletes who became big names in the sports world after becoming great in Newton County.

March 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Collegiate lineup encourages learning

Young athletes can learn the basics of the game from their coaches and parents, but some lessons are best learned from watching it done by experienced hands.

March 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Y gets Black's expertise

Casey Black has accomplished much, but what he's done for the area's soccer players is on a whole new level.

March 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Fazio: A great day for croquet

It doesn't have to be about winning, scholarships, money and notoriety.

March 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Oxford, NCRC partner for tennis programs

The Newton County Recreation Department and Oxford College of Emory have partnered for the first time to bring the community a new tennis experience.

March 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Still leading the way

Jesse Johnston has become a fixture with Newton County Recreation Commission sports during the 24 years he's been coaching there.

March 14, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Stay on the course

The game of golf takes more than just keeping the ball on the fairway and limiting your putts. It also requires a certain amount of etiquette synonymous with the gentleman's game.

March 07, 2013 | Bryan Raines | Recreation


Davies finishes 3rd in state

Christian Davies of Flint Hill Elementary finished in third place for the boys' 10-11 age group and Shay Aiken of East Newton, finishing in fourth place for the 8-9 age group.

February 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Next stop, state Hoop Shoot

The Covington Elks Lodge 1806 is fortunate enough to hold the county, district and state championships of the 2013 Hoop Shoot, and three Newton County elementary students are fortunate enough to compete in all three events.

February 12, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Hoop Shoot winners move on

With 67 elementary school students showing their stuff from the free-throw line, Sunday's Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot was a fierce competition with 10 participants moving on to the district level.

January 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton's united under-8 All Stars win big

With 11 players on each side of the ball, football requires the melding of different personalities, no matter what level of skill or age.

November 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Steeple Chase on track

Covington is known for its picturesque scenes and iconic square with the courthouse and nearby church steeples reaching skyward.

October 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Locals shine in Fuzz Run

Singer Bo Bice, of American Idol fame, brought some star power to this year's 2012 Fuzz Run, singing the National Anthem and kicking off the 5k race with the classic "On your mark. Set Go."

September 08, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Recreation


29th annual Fuzz Run approaches

One of Covington's biggest annual events is here once again.

September 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Rockdale eliminated from Region Tourney

Rockdale, Ga., Post 77 opened its elimination game against Fort Pierce, Fla., Post 358 in the Southeast Regional on Friday on a roll.

August 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Recreation


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