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30 years strong

Some may feel like 30 years of marriage is a long time, but one Newton County resident has dedicated over 30 years to coaching youth baseball.

June 14, 2014 | Candice Knight | Recreation


Elite Aces return from Cooperstown

After a week in Cooperstown the 12-U Elite Aces have returned to Newton County, although not as champions, but as a team that competed at an extremely high level – with some success – and plenty of memories.

June 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Cooperstown Comes Calling

The 11-12-year old Elite Aces of Covington are truly what their name says they are - elite.

May 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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I Spy Museum

The Summer Music & Art Camps I Spy Museum is proud to partner with the Newton County Recreation Commission for a summer of fun.

Supervised and taught by owners Jeff and Angie Johnson, the camp is only $69. Dates are June 8-9, June 22-24, June 29-July 1, July 20-22, and July 27-29. All camps run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

May 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Recreation


Yoga Classes

Newton Recreation YOGA Classes

April 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Recreation


Newton Recreation Partners with United Gym

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Recreation


Best in the biz

The upstart Oxford Orioles Baseball Club ended its fall baseball season this recently by winning the nation's Baseball Fall State Championship at Victor C. Lord Park in Winder.

November 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


Big night for Eastside, Alcovy

It was a big night Friday for two of the three local football teams. Eastside defeated Morgan County 48-7 to win its second straight Region 8-AAA championship while Alcovy secured its first trip to the state layoffs with a 30-0 win over Forest Park.

October 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


Champs again

Veterans Memorial Middle School was crowned NewRoc champion Thursday night after defeating the Ray Davis Middle School Eagles 14-8 at Homer Sharp Stadium. It's the generals' fourth straight NewRoc championship.

October 29, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


Wolverine Field dedication draws former Cousins' players

Thursday evening in Newton County felt like football weather. The temperature outside was right, the time of year was right, and at Wolverine Field there was something every football team thrives on - spirit; the spirit of dozens of graduates of R.L. Cousins High School who were there to witness a dream become a reality. Once only a field of dust and rocks, what was unveiled Thursday was a thing of beauty.

Football originally began at Cousins in 1966 but it was the team who played in 1967 under coach Gilbert N. Turman that everyone remembers. During the school's ...

September 12, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Recreation


Piranhas in the water

The Covington YMCA Piranhas wrapped up their summer swimming season by taking second place at the Rockdale Swimming League championship in June.

After taking the championship in 2008, the Piranhas finished in the runner-up position at the six-team meet and compiled a 3-2 record.

July 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


Send the Troups

For the past week, 16 all-star teams from around the state competed in the Dixie Boys Majors sate tournament at City Pond Park, and once the dust finally settled, Troup County National was the last team standing. Troup County earned the championship trophy and a ticket to the Dixie Boys World Series after defeating Albany Dixie 14-4 Friday and then 12-2 Saturday.

July 25, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


Walk-off HR sends Newton Southern home

While Newton County National was pounding West Augusta into submission, the Newton County American All-Stars were one field away in a battle to stave off elimination. It didn't happen as they lost to Albany American 7-4 on a walk-off home run in the sixth inning.

July 21, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


Mixed results

After winning on Sunday to stay alive in the Dixie Youth State Tournament, both Newton County American and Newton County National had their backs against the wall again on Monday. Only one team left leave City Pond victorious as Newton American lost to Albany American in a 7-4 heartbreaker, while Newton National trampled over West Augusta 15-4 in four innings, advancing them to the next round of the tournament.

July 21, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


Down and out

The Newton County Dixie Boys All-Star team saw its season come to an end Tuesday as it lost to the Troup County All-Stars 10-4 in the final round of the state tournament. Troup County will now represent Georgia in the 13-year-old Dixie Boys World Series while Newton County will have to wait for another shot next year.

July 16, 2009 | Luke Banks | Recreation


League of their own

Baseball teams around the county have been pretty successful as of late. You can add the Pee Wee (7-8 year-old) American Division All Star Team to the list as the latest team from the county to win big. The Newton County All-Stars captured the state championship Saturday at Suwannee, capping a perfect 7-0 run through the Dixie Youth State Tournament.

July 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


National Major Division team moves on to state tournament

 The Newton County National Major (ages 11-12) Division All-Star team dominated play with a 49 to nine run differential in four games on their way to becoming District Champions in the Dixie Youth district tournament at the Warner Robbins National League Field of Dreams baseball park.

 The Dixie Youth Baseball District tournament was a five-team double elimination bracket which included two Newton County teams (the National Division and the Southern Division) along with teams from Warner Robbins, Jasper County and Taylor County. The Newton National's team run through the bracket included a 12-1 win against Jasper County, 13-2 vs ...

July 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Recreation


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