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Newton All-Stars place third in world series; win sportsmanship award

Down 5-3 at the top of the seventh inning, Newton 14U All-Stars climbed back into the game like Mufasa wasn't able to, tying the ...

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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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

A season of new beginnings

This is my favorite time of year, a season of new beginnings.

April 13, 2013 | Curtis Singleton | Recreation

Rice is paying it back

Scott Baize was such an important part of Jaime Rice's youth, she decided to follow in his footsteps.

April 12, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation

Break off the winter golf rust

Now that the weather is starting to change and the Masters is right around the corner, it's time to get back into golf.

April 04, 2013 | Brian Raines | Recreation

Mainor has done it all at RYSA

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.

March 28, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation

Eastside rallies for fifth straight

Eastside was tested during Wednesday's 9-7 win over Walnut Grove, trailing throughout, except for when it counted at the end.

March 28, 2013 | Miles Steele | Recreation

Hall of Fame coming to Newton County

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.

March 23, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation

Collegiate lineup encourages learning

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.

March 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation

Y gets Black's expertise

Casey Black has accomplished much, but what he's done for the area's soccer players is on a whole new level.

March 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation

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