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Recreation kicks off baseball season

Despite the wet weather Saturday morning, the Newton County Recreation Commission ushered in a new season of recreation baseball at City Pond Park, treating players and fans with a full day of baseball action at the park.

March 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Hershey's event coming to Newton County

Instead of their trademark chocolate bars, Hershey's is bringing fun and exercise to Newton County next month as the county prepares to host its first Hershey's Track & Field Games on Saturday, April 12.

March 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Recreation


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The stars of Dixie

Mark Grace, Juan Pierre Mike Hampton, J.D. Drew and Cody Rasmus all played together in Major League Baseball, but earlier in their careers they all represented another league - Dixie Leuage.

July 17, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys World Series winners

The Dixie Boys World Series is making its fifth apperance in Newton County, and who will win this year's crown?

July 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton names its team for Dixie Boys

The 2012 Dixie Boys World Series is coming to Newton County.

July 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton to host Dixie Boys for 5th time

The 2012 Dixie Boys World Series is one day under three weeks away from kicking off here in Newton County.

July 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


83 years, 30 races, 1 man

Peachtree Road Race T-shirts are a badge of honor, a status symbol and a hot commodity since they are given only to those who complete the 10 kilometers on Peachtree Street every July 4.

July 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


300+ local runners spent the Fourth in Atlanta

When Tony Smith isn't investigating fires as the Covington Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshall, he's on the streets with his running club.

July 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Mayhem Bad Boys head to Disney World

A local 10-and-under travel baseball team makes their way to Disney's Wide World of Sports to participate in USSSA Elite 32.

July 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Recreation


Smith: Getting into fishing weather

The Covington News is looking to expand its coverage of the area's outdoor sports and its sportsmen. The News will dedicate this space to stories, calendar items and photos of fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports.

April 26, 2012 | Richard Smith III Fishing Columnist | Recreation


NHS to honor '65 R.L. Cousins team

The 1965 R.L. Cousins basketball team has enjoyed a historical revival during the past year. With the rehabilitation and subsequent reopening of Wolverine Gym for use by the Newton Recreation Commission to the court dedication in honor of Jimmy Wright earlier this month, the Wolverines are finally getting the recognition they deserved more than 45 years ago. It will culminate Jan. 31 when Newton's basketball program honors the team next to its own in the rafters with a state runner-up banner ceremony.

January 19, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Court dedicated to Coach Jimmy Wright

Coach Henry James "Jimmy" Wright is remembered as a talented basketball player and coach, but friends and family were even more impressed by his loving and generous spirit. After Wednesday's court dedication at renovated Wolverine Gym, Wright will be remembered by all forever.

January 05, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Recreation


NCRC All-Stars on dominant run

The Newton County Recreation Commission 12-under all-star football team has rolled through all of its competition this year. Coached by Fred Hardeman and Arsenio Nolley, the NCRC Rams are 13-0 after their most recent win - a 34-14 victory Sunday over the Athens Oilers.

December 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Bad Boys win Triple Crown Fall State Championship

After their second place finish at South Carolina's Super NIT, Mayhem Bad Boys traveled this past weekend to Georgia's baseball Mecca East Cobb for the Triple Crown Fall State Championship. Bad Boys drew two Carolina teams in pool play, Carolina Stars and Upstate Drive. Mayhem split 1-1 beating Carolina Stars 4-1 which started out as a tough pitching duel against Mayhem's lefty Christian Davis and Stars' lefty who held the Bad Boys hitless for three innings. After a pitching change by the Stars, Bad Boys took advantage of some timely hits and solid relief effort by Cole ...

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


Cheerful day

The Newton County Recreation Commission held its annual cheerleading competition Saturday at Alcovy High School. Four division champions were crowned. The Bulldogs took the Training League title, edging out a spirited effort from the Tide while the Seminoles captured the Division 1 championship in the second event of the day. In Division 2 it was the group representing the LSU Tigers that took home the first-place trophy, staving off a fierce challenge from the Gators. In the final meet of the day, the Gators set the tone with a stirring performance to open the Division 3 competition and looked like ...

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


Gridiron Gang

The Newton County Recreation Commission held its four football championship games and The News made sure to have you covered.

November 01, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Local travel team takes second at South Carolina tournament

The 10-under Mayhem Bad Boys baseball team made a statement this past weekend at South Carolina USSSA Super National Invitational Tournament with second place finish. A strong field of 19 teams from North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina all competed for a guaranteed bid to next year's Elite 32 at Disney's Wide World of Sports in July. A tournament win would do the trick.

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


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