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Gridiron gang

The Newton County Recreation 7-8 All-Star football team played in the Gridiron Bowl Saturday, Nov. 22 and beat Macon United in two blow-out games. The score of the first game was 14-0 and the second game was under the lights of Homer Sharp Stadium as Newton County won 25-0. The team played in Macon this weekend for their next tournament where they will play five or six teams in attempt to bring home another trophy. This team is composed of different star players from each 7-8 NCR regular season team. These boys have practiced 4-5 days a week since the ...

November 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


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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Eagles, birdies and geese at The Oaks

You'll find a lot more Audubon life than just birdies and eagles at the Oaks Course.

June 27, 2013 | Jackie Shulz | Recreation


The Great Onehandbino

Nike built a whole campaign around the saying "chicks dig the longball," and fathers have helped their sons overcome minor injuries with their own saying, "chicks dig scars" for generations.

June 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Buckhault powers Post 77

Eastside's Keith Buckhault drove in eight runs combined in Rockdale Post 77's first two games of the American Legion POW/MIA Tournament in Douglasville this weekend.

June 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Guiding Covington’s youth

For Michael Wilbanks, it's all about helping kids.

June 13, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Junior Camp helps green golfer reach par

The first Junior Camp held last week at The Oaks Course in Covington, was a huge success. Participants ranging in age from 6 to 16 arrived with various skill levels, including some who had never held a golf club and those who played golf throughout high school. They left with a great experience and knowledge about the game.

June 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Tournament time for All-Star teams

The Newton County Recreation Commission's baseball and softball seasons are wrapping up, but it's not time to put the bats and balls away just yet.

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Keys to successful pitch shots

This week, I will discuss what it takes to successfully execute a pitch shot.

June 06, 2013 | | Recreation


Fazio:

Growing up in Florida, summer was just the next day.

May 28, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Become an expert in your short game

For many of you, your short game is an area that is in dire need of improvement.

May 23, 2013 | | Recreation


Rain doesn’t dampen Firehouse 5K

The weather provided just enough precipitation to cool off the approximately 370 runners participating in the 4th Annual Firehouse 5K and 1-mile fun run, beginning at the Conyers Street Gym Saturday.

May 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Holding court

Each week, The Covington News will bring you pictures of Newton County residents playing the sports that keep them in shape. This week, we're at City Pond Park, where some Newton County families take to the tennis courts for some training between the lines.

May 14, 2013 | Anthony Banks | Recreation


Phil Peppers Golf Tourney winners

The Advanced Disposal golf team of Social Circle took first place in the annual Phil Peppers Golf Tourney May 3, hosted by the Social Circle Lions Club.

May 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Indian Creek Open at Ashton Hills

The Indian Creek Open is back. After a one-year hiatus, the tournament returns to Ashton Hills for the 10th time. Traditionally, the Nema-sponsored Indian Creek Open has been the largest and most successful golf tournament to be held each year in Newton County. The tournament is scheduled to be held on June 8-9.

May 09, 2013 | Bryan Raines Special to The Covington News | Recreation


Meet The Oaks' pro Lisa Vaught

The Oaks Golf Course's new golf professional Lisa Vaught answered some questions with The Covington News about what she can bring to the course and Newton County.

May 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Deal signs youth bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia joined dozens of states Tuesday with a law aimed at educating parents and coaches about the risks of youth concussions and placing restrictions on when a young athlete can return after suffering a serious head injury.

April 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Recreation


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