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Defending champs win again

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.

July 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Comeback season 2014

It all started just one year ago, when current 8U Newton STARS head coach Scott Standard believed that his daughter and many other young girls deserved the same opportunity as his son, which was to play in an all-star tournament.

July 01, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


A’s win five straight in Albany tournament

Coach Bill Dallas took his Covington's Post No. 32 Athletics to Albany over the weekend to compete in the Annual Paul Eames Tournament.

July 01, 2014 | Miles Steele | Recreation


Newton All-Stars top Oconee

Rain and thunder struck yesterday and not in a good way, forcing a delay that lasted almost two hours, but about twenty minutes before 4 p.m. the 11/12 Newton National League All-Star team faced off against Oconee County.

June 28, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


History in the makin'

Newton County Parks and Recreation introduced little league just four years ago and now for the first time it will be hosting a little league district tournament at City Pond Complex June 28 with the earliest game starting at 10 a.m.

June 24, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Run-ruled rematch

On Sunday the Covington Post 32 A's defeated the Rockdale Post 77 in American Legion play in a 12-2 win by overwhelming Rockdale with several hits and forcing them into four errors.

June 24, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Recreation


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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


NCRC swaps Dixie Youth for Little League

The Newton County Recreation Commission announced Tuesday it's changing up part of its youth baseball program. Beginning next season, the NCRC will be affiliated with Little League and will no longer be a part of Dixie Youth.

September 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Pushing toward a Miracle

After a long span without finding its way to a championship game, the Oxford Orioles 11 and under travel baseball team put it all together over the weekend to take home the big trophies from the Conyers Hitters Classic at Legion Field in Conyers.

September 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


Newton All-Stars begin quest for World Series title

It's said history repeats itself. For the sake of 14 local youths and their coaches, that happens next week.

July 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Inching closer

The push to bring a Miracle League facility to Newton County continues with a pair of upcoming fundraisers.

July 26, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Newton All-Stars knocked out of state tourneys

Three Newton County All-Star teams trekked south with eyes on making it to the Dixie Youth World Series Saturday but it wasn't meant to be. The Newton County American minor team (9-10 year olds) rolled through its early opposition and had a chance to advance to the best-of-three finals with a win over Winder. They defeated Winder 3-0 Tuesday in the blue bracket double-elimination tournament in Leesburg. Instead, Winder bounced back to beat Newton American 9-5 and 9-8.

July 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation


Need for speed

A little – OK, a lot of heat didn't keep a solid group of die-hard cyclists from showcasing their skills Saturday. Riders from around Georgia and beyond converged on the square to race through the streets of Covington in the criterium races of the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix.

July 23, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


Newton team in Dixie state tournament

Three Newton County All-Star teams trekked south with eyes on making it to the Dixie Youth World Series Saturday and only one remains. The Newton County American minor team (9-10 year olds) rolled through its early opposition and has a chance to advance to the best-of-three finals with a win over Winder. They defeated Winder 3-0 Tuesday in the blue bracket double-elimination tournament in Leesburg.

July 21, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Recreation


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