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Clingerman breaks the mold

Riley Clingerman can do it with the best of them. That includes the boys. Clingerman, who signed a four-year scholarship to play softball at Emmanuel College on Friday morning, played baseball for three years at Peachtree Academy before the school established a softball team and now she is headed to college with all of the support of her school, friends and family.Clingerman is Peachtree's first signee and Peachtree plans to name their annual signing day going forward, "Riley Clingerman Signing Day."

November 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Angler of the Year four times in a row

Not one, not two, not three, not – yeah four. For four years straight from 2010-2013, Newton County Deputy Sheriff Darrell Anders has won Angler of the Year (A.O.Y) award.

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Standing in the Hall of Fame

The Georgia USSSA Slow-Pitch Softball Hall of Fame held its 2014 Induction Ceremony at the Turner Lakes facility in Covington, Georgia on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The following individuals and organizations were inducted:

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Newton to host CHEER FEST 2014

At the end of every football season the Newton County Recreation Department's cheerleading program hosts a cheerleading fest and this year it will be on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. at the Newton High School gym.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Hunting: The season is here

During this time of year bucks are still traveling in bachelor groups. In the southern zone of Georgia, hunters can bait deer, but you can't bait deer in the northern zone. Therefore, hunters rely on attractives to get deer closer. As the rut draws closer, bucks start competing for breeding rights for the does which is why urine is a good attractive. The scent sometimes leads to bucks fighting, which attracts more deer. Some deer will avoid fights others are aggressive and like to fight. Hunters have to think of deer as people. One of the challenge of being ...

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Hard work and humility

Newton County has seen many of its standout athletes go on to play sports at the college level. Keith Davis was one of those athletes.

October 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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NHS to honor '65 R.L. Cousins team

The 1965 R.L. Cousins basketball team has enjoyed a historical revival during the past year. With the rehabilitation and subsequent reopening of Wolverine Gym for use by the Newton Recreation Commission to the court dedication in honor of Jimmy Wright earlier this month, the Wolverines are finally getting the recognition they deserved more than 45 years ago. It will culminate Jan. 31 when Newton's basketball program honors the team next to its own in the rafters with a state runner-up banner ceremony.

January 19, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Court dedicated to Coach Jimmy Wright

Coach Henry James "Jimmy" Wright is remembered as a talented basketball player and coach, but friends and family were even more impressed by his loving and generous spirit. After Wednesday's court dedication at renovated Wolverine Gym, Wright will be remembered by all forever.

January 05, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Recreation


NCRC All-Stars on dominant run

The Newton County Recreation Commission 12-under all-star football team has rolled through all of its competition this year. Coached by Fred Hardeman and Arsenio Nolley, the NCRC Rams are 13-0 after their most recent win - a 34-14 victory Sunday over the Athens Oilers.

December 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Bad Boys win Triple Crown Fall State Championship

After their second place finish at South Carolina's Super NIT, Mayhem Bad Boys traveled this past weekend to Georgia's baseball Mecca East Cobb for the Triple Crown Fall State Championship. Bad Boys drew two Carolina teams in pool play, Carolina Stars and Upstate Drive. Mayhem split 1-1 beating Carolina Stars 4-1 which started out as a tough pitching duel against Mayhem's lefty Christian Davis and Stars' lefty who held the Bad Boys hitless for three innings. After a pitching change by the Stars, Bad Boys took advantage of some timely hits and solid relief effort by Cole ...

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


Cheerful day

The Newton County Recreation Commission held its annual cheerleading competition Saturday at Alcovy High School. Four division champions were crowned. The Bulldogs took the Training League title, edging out a spirited effort from the Tide while the Seminoles captured the Division 1 championship in the second event of the day. In Division 2 it was the group representing the LSU Tigers that took home the first-place trophy, staving off a fierce challenge from the Gators. In the final meet of the day, the Gators set the tone with a stirring performance to open the Division 3 competition and looked like ...

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


Gridiron Gang

The Newton County Recreation Commission held its four football championship games and The News made sure to have you covered.

November 01, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Local travel team takes second at South Carolina tournament

The 10-under Mayhem Bad Boys baseball team made a statement this past weekend at South Carolina USSSA Super National Invitational Tournament with second place finish. A strong field of 19 teams from North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina all competed for a guaranteed bid to next year's Elite 32 at Disney's Wide World of Sports in July. A tournament win would do the trick.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


NCRC swaps Dixie Youth for Little League

The Newton County Recreation Commission announced Tuesday it's changing up part of its youth baseball program. Beginning next season, the NCRC will be affiliated with Little League and will no longer be a part of Dixie Youth.

September 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Pushing toward a Miracle

After a long span without finding its way to a championship game, the Oxford Orioles 11 and under travel baseball team put it all together over the weekend to take home the big trophies from the Conyers Hitters Classic at Legion Field in Conyers.

September 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


Newton All-Stars begin quest for World Series title

It's said history repeats itself. For the sake of 14 local youths and their coaches, that happens next week.

July 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Inching closer

The push to bring a Miracle League facility to Newton County continues with a pair of upcoming fundraisers.

July 26, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Newton All-Stars knocked out of state tourneys

Three Newton County All-Star teams trekked south with eyes on making it to the Dixie Youth World Series Saturday but it wasn't meant to be. The Newton County American minor team (9-10 year olds) rolled through its early opposition and had a chance to advance to the best-of-three finals with a win over Winder. They defeated Winder 3-0 Tuesday in the blue bracket double-elimination tournament in Leesburg. Instead, Winder bounced back to beat Newton American 9-5 and 9-8.

July 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


Need for speed

A little – OK, a lot of heat didn't keep a solid group of die-hard cyclists from showcasing their skills Saturday. Riders from around Georgia and beyond converged on the square to race through the streets of Covington in the criterium races of the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix.

July 23, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Newton team in Dixie state tournament

Three Newton County All-Star teams trekked south with eyes on making it to the Dixie Youth World Series Saturday and only one remains. The Newton County American minor team (9-10 year olds) rolled through its early opposition and has a chance to advance to the best-of-three finals with a win over Winder. They defeated Winder 3-0 Tuesday in the blue bracket double-elimination tournament in Leesburg.

July 21, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


STATE CHAMPS!

It's been a while but Newton County has a state baseball champion. The 13-year old Newton County All-Star captured the Junior Dixie Boys state title Tuesday with a 23-9 win over West Georgia White in Columbus and will represent Georgia in the Dixie Boys World Series.

July 14, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


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