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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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Best in the biz

The upstart Oxford Orioles Baseball Club ended its fall baseball season this recently by winning the nation's Baseball Fall State Championship at Victor C. Lord Park in Winder.

November 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


Big night for Eastside, Alcovy

It was a big night Friday for two of the three local football teams. Eastside defeated Morgan County 48-7 to win its second straight Region 8-AAA championship while Alcovy secured its first trip to the state layoffs with a 30-0 win over Forest Park.

October 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


Champs again

Veterans Memorial Middle School was crowned NewRoc champion Thursday night after defeating the Ray Davis Middle School Eagles 14-8 at Homer Sharp Stadium. It's the generals' fourth straight NewRoc championship.

October 29, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


Wolverine Field dedication draws former Cousins' players

Thursday evening in Newton County felt like football weather. The temperature outside was right, the time of year was right, and at Wolverine Field there was something every football team thrives on - spirit; the spirit of dozens of graduates of R.L. Cousins High School who were there to witness a dream become a reality. Once only a field of dust and rocks, what was unveiled Thursday was a thing of beauty.

Football originally began at Cousins in 1966 but it was the team who played in 1967 under coach Gilbert N. Turman that everyone remembers. During the school's ...

September 12, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Recreation


Piranhas in the water

The Covington YMCA Piranhas wrapped up their summer swimming season by taking second place at the Rockdale Swimming League championship in June.

After taking the championship in 2008, the Piranhas finished in the runner-up position at the six-team meet and compiled a 3-2 record.

July 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


Send the Troups

For the past week, 16 all-star teams from around the state competed in the Dixie Boys Majors sate tournament at City Pond Park, and once the dust finally settled, Troup County National was the last team standing. Troup County earned the championship trophy and a ticket to the Dixie Boys World Series after defeating Albany Dixie 14-4 Friday and then 12-2 Saturday.

July 25, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


Walk-off HR sends Newton Southern home

While Newton County National was pounding West Augusta into submission, the Newton County American All-Stars were one field away in a battle to stave off elimination. It didn't happen as they lost to Albany American 7-4 on a walk-off home run in the sixth inning.

July 21, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


Mixed results

After winning on Sunday to stay alive in the Dixie Youth State Tournament, both Newton County American and Newton County National had their backs against the wall again on Monday. Only one team left leave City Pond victorious as Newton American lost to Albany American in a 7-4 heartbreaker, while Newton National trampled over West Augusta 15-4 in four innings, advancing them to the next round of the tournament.

July 21, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


Down and out

The Newton County Dixie Boys All-Star team saw its season come to an end Tuesday as it lost to the Troup County All-Stars 10-4 in the final round of the state tournament. Troup County will now represent Georgia in the 13-year-old Dixie Boys World Series while Newton County will have to wait for another shot next year.

July 16, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


League of their own

Baseball teams around the county have been pretty successful as of late. You can add the Pee Wee (7-8 year-old) American Division All Star Team to the list as the latest team from the county to win big. The Newton County All-Stars captured the state championship Saturday at Suwannee, capping a perfect 7-0 run through the Dixie Youth State Tournament.

July 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


National Major Division team moves on to state tournament

 The Newton County National Major (ages 11-12) Division All-Star team dominated play with a 49 to nine run differential in four games on their way to becoming District Champions in the Dixie Youth district tournament at the Warner Robbins National League Field of Dreams baseball park.

 The Dixie Youth Baseball District tournament was a five-team double elimination bracket which included two Newton County teams (the National Division and the Southern Division) along with teams from Warner Robbins, Jasper County and Taylor County. The Newton National's team run through the bracket included a 12-1 win against Jasper County, 13-2 vs ...

July 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


Winning attitude

 The Newton County National Minor League All Stars (9/10 year olds) came from behind to win the Dixie Youth Baseball district championship, scoring six runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning.

 The team beat the Newton County American All Stars in a game played in Forsyth by a final score of 7-6.

July 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


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