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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


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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


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


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