School hasn't started back quite yet, and coach BJ Kennedy has his track and field club staying busy this summer.
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.
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.
The Miracle League field being built in Newton County got a nice boost Thursday when the Covington and Oxford Lions Clubs and the Lions Club International Foundation donated $75,000 to the effort. The money will go to finish construction of the concession stand and restrooms, said Richard Brown, president of the Covington Lions Club.
Hunters still in need of a hunter education course before the end of deer season now have more options.
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.
The Buckeyes rushed their way to a 36-16 victory Saturday at Wolverine Field over the Bulldogs in Division III Newton County Recreation Commission football action.
The Newton Recreation Commission has announced that the Miracle League project will host its first Playground Community Build on Saturday, Oct. 26 at City Pond Park.
The Newton County Recreation Commission received a boost to one of its top projects Tuesday, as the Covington Police Department donated a $10,000 check to the Commission for the development of a special-needs playground at Newton County's Miracle League Field.
Hard-nosed defensed helped the Bulldogs to their third win of the season Monday night, as the Bulldogs defeated the Tar Heels 34-6 at Wolverine Field in Division II football action.
Bulldogs' running back Jason Douglas powered his way to four rushing touchdowns Monday night in Division II recreational league action to help the Bulldogs to a 27-19 victory over the LSU Tigers.
The Newton County Recreation Commission Division II Hurricanes shut out the Jackets Monday night at Wolverine Field, winning 21-0.
The Newton County Recreation Commission Division II Tide earned a 19-6 win over the Longhorns Monday night at Wolverine Field.