Travel ball tryouts will be held at RYBA Baseball Field on Saunday, Nov. 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Field 2.
The Oaks Course will host its 23rd Anniversary Tournament beginning Nov. 23.
Newton County Deputy Sheriff Darrell Anders has already made a name for himself in fishing circles inside of Georgia, but the three-time Angler of the Year is looking for a fourth consecutive title this season.
An 11-year veteran of the Newton County Recreation Commission will end his tenure on Nov. 1.
The Newton County Recreation Commission hosted its annual bowl weekend Saturday at Sharp Stadium. The event featured the top teams across all four football divisions, with the Jackets and Hurricanes squaring off in Training League action, the Tide and the Hurricanes in Division I, the Ducks and Gators in Division II and the Jackets and Auburn Tigers in Division III.
The Buckeyes clinched a spot in the top half of the Newton County Recreation Commission Football Division III standings Monday night at Wolverine Field with a 40-14 victory over the Bulldogs.
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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. Employed by Social Empowerment Center for the last two years, and Pathways for five years before that, his job is to work with children on Medicaid and those who have been through the court and Division of Family and Child Services system. As a member of Eastridge Community Church, he has helped kids in Honduras through mission work for the last 13 years. And in his spare ...
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. For those of you who are not aware, a pitch shot is a short, lofted shot which lands softly. Use the shot when you have to get the golf ball up in the air, allowing it to stop quickly on the green. Here's a step-by-step look at the pitching process. Setup / Ball Position / Grip Pressure The setup is most ...
Growing up in Florida, summer was just the next day. The only difference in the seasons was a change from almost bearable to must-stay-indoors. However, Georgia offers a different take on the outdoors with actual changes in seasons. That means Mother Nature actually makes you want to step outside and find things to do to enjoy your free time. Now is that time. School has ended, Memorial Day has come and gone and 80-degree weather ...
For many of you, your short game is an area that is in dire need of improvement. Most people don't realize how important the short game is in relation to your overall game. Statistics say that 60 percent of golf is played from 100 yards and in. Most people love to practice hitting their driver on the range because its fun to see how far you can hit it. The short game, where it may ...
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.
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.