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.
For Michael Wilbanks, it's all about helping kids.
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.
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.
This week, I will discuss what it takes to successfully execute a pitch shot.
Growing up in Florida, summer was just the next day.
For many of you, your short game is an area that is in dire need of improvement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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This is my favorite time of year, a season of new beginnings. What a great time to be out on the golf course - the short days of winter have been replace with bright, full days of life. The golf course sheds its shades of brown and transforms into a vivid pallet of life. The birds return home and the flowering plants bloom to their most impressive state. The air is full of sounds and ...
Scott Baize was such an important part of Jaime Rice's youth, she decided to follow in his footsteps.
Now that the weather is starting to change and the Masters is right around the corner, it's time to get back into golf.
Foy Mainor started playing soccer with the then two-year old Rockdale Youth Soccer Association in 1974 at a time when fields needed to be mowed by parents before kids could play and there was no centralized mega complex, yet alone professional academy coaches to lead the way or semiprofessional home-team players to root for.
Eastside was tested during Wednesday's 9-7 win over Walnut Grove, trailing throughout, except for when it counted at the end.
Ron Bradley, B.C. Crowell, Betty Faith Jaynes, Jake Reed and Dale Carter are just some of the athletes who became big names in the sports world after becoming great in Newton County.
Young athletes can learn the basics of the game from their coaches and parents, but some lessons are best learned from watching it done by experienced hands.
Casey Black has accomplished much, but what he's done for the area's soccer players is on a whole new level.
It doesn't have to be about winning, scholarships, money and notoriety. Sports is relaxing, therapeutic and – well –fun. At least that's what it was designed as, a way to get recreation and prepare for hunts and survival. Nowadays, I often find myself thinking of sports as a business more than a way to run out your stresses and enjoy time with the other participants. Saturday the Heartland Woman's Club brought things back to the ...
The Newton County Recreation Department and Oxford College of Emory have partnered for the first time to bring the community a new tennis experience.
Jesse Johnston has become a fixture with Newton County Recreation Commission sports during the 24 years he's been coaching there.
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.
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.
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.
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.