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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


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


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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


Rockdale went through their regular season, and Georgia state championship schedule with a 30-1 reco

Rockdale went through their regular season, and Georgia state championship schedule with a 30-1 record, but it didn't prevent it from becoming the visiting team during its opening game in the American Legion baseball Southeast Regional at Riley Park in Sumter, S.C. Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | Eddie Litaker | Recreation


Georgia defeats Newton for title

Wednesday night marked the first time a Georgia team has won a Dixie Boys World Series in Newton County in the five times the area has hosted the event, dating back to 1993.

August 09, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton reaches title game

The Newton County All Stars have made it all the way to the top of the Dixie Boys' world Wednesday.

August 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton reaches semi’s

The home crowd has been an encouraging, boisterous mass of Newton County faithful at the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series.

August 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton County advances to semifinals

Newton County overcame early fielding problems with a breakout third inning to advance to its fifth game in the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series and eliminate South Carolina on Tuesday evening.

August 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton's bats explode

Newton County's bats came to life in its third game of the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series Tuesday.

August 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton stays alive in World Series

A day after Newton County only saw Texas' bullpen for 2/3 of an inning, the home team in the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series took advantage of Mississippi's relief pitchers.

August 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton County shut down in 1st game

There have been plenty of good pitchers to come out of the state of Texas, and the spectators at City Pond Park may have seen one of the next top hurlers out of the Lone Star State on Sunday.

August 05, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


World Series washed out

The highly-anticipated start to the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series briefly ended Saturday.

August 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys opening ceremony

The 2012 Dixie Boys World Series started off with a roar and a bang as the Covington square hosted the games' opening ceremonies Friday evening.

August 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys World Series comes to Covington

The Dixie Boys World Series officially begins Friday night with its opening ceremonies at 8 p.m. on the Covington square.

August 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys arrive Friday

Tommy Hailey described himself as a kid at Christmas time.

August 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys arrive

Tommy Hailey described himself as a kid at Christmas time.

August 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Oxford resident qualifies

Oxford resident Morgan Wright has been awarded with the American Morgan Horse Association Hunter Seat on the Flat Silver Medal Award for her performance at the Dixie Cup Spring Classic Horse Show held in Conyers May 3-5.

August 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Recreation


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