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Local cricket club looks to future of the sport

The Covington Conyers Cricket Club (CC) has had its roots in Newton County for the last 16 years. Though the team has a rich history ...

July 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


City Pond Park, NCRC host Dixie Boys state tournament

Dixie Boys baseball has been around for several generations. This upcoming August, the organization, which was established in 1957 in Alexandria, Louisiana, will be celebrating ...

July 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Abiding Grace soccer camp helps kids ‘Go for the Gold’

During the exciting summer of soccer we've had this year, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church got involved by hosting a soccer camp of its own.

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Fishing club has first female member

In its 20 year history, the metro Atlanta fishing club The HAWG Hunters have had one woman join, and her name is Michelle Quarles.

July 11, 2016 | Darrell Anders | Recreation


NCRC opens registration for fall sports

With temperatures rising, it's hard to believe that summer is half over. With school soon ready to start, that means fall recreation sports will ...

July 11, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Newton County team brings home World Series trophy

Covington can now call itself home to a World Series champion.

July 11, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


YMCA Piranhas compete in district championship

With summer comes plenty of time for swimming, whether it's to cool down or for sport. Those in Newton County who swim competitively are ...

July 05, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Young baseball all-stars get a taste of the World Series

The USSSA World Series was underway this week in Gulfport, Mississippi, and one young group of all-stars got a chance to partake in the fun.

July 05, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Photos: NCRC honors the late Jimmy Wright with annual basketball camp

For the sixth year in a row, the Newton County Recreation Commission (NCRC) hosted the Jimmy Wright Memorial Basketball Camp this week at the Turner ...

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Newton Recreation baseball team off to USSSA World Series

Many professional baseball players never get to play in a World Series, but this group of recreation players will get the chance to say they ...

June 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Christian youth softball league boasts 25 years of safe sports

From June 27 to July 2, several kids across Newton County will participate in the Newton Christian Youth Softball League (NCYSL) summer softball tournament.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Newton County baseball teams advance to USSSA state championship

Summer recreation season is upon us, and a group of young baseball players are taking full advantage.

June 20, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


NCRC, Gary Massey partner to host kickball tournament

The popularity of kickball has grown throughout Newton County, and the Newton County Recreation Commission hopes to build off the momentum.

June 20, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Photos: Kids participate in British soccer camp

Challenger Sports offers a range of soccer camps and clinics throughout the year, including the British Soccer Camp that took place this past week at ...

June 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Recreation


NCRC to host youth baseball tournament

The Newton County Recreation Commission (NCRC) will host a Training League summer baseball tournament Saturday through Thursday, June 11-16.

June 09, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


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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


Fazio: A great day for croquet

It doesn't have to be about winning, scholarships, money and notoriety.

March 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Oxford, NCRC partner for tennis programs

The Newton County Recreation Department and Oxford College of Emory have partnered for the first time to bring the community a new tennis experience.

March 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Still leading the way

Jesse Johnston has become a fixture with Newton County Recreation Commission sports during the 24 years he's been coaching there.

March 14, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Stay on the course

The game of golf takes more than just keeping the ball on the fairway and limiting your putts. It also requires a certain amount of etiquette synonymous with the gentleman's game.

March 07, 2013 | Bryan Raines | Recreation


Davies finishes 3rd in state

Christian Davies of Flint Hill Elementary finished in third place for the boys' 10-11 age group and Shay Aiken of East Newton, finishing in fourth place for the 8-9 age group.

February 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Next stop, state Hoop Shoot

The Covington Elks Lodge 1806 is fortunate enough to hold the county, district and state championships of the 2013 Hoop Shoot, and three Newton County elementary students are fortunate enough to compete in all three events.

February 12, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Hoop Shoot winners move on

With 67 elementary school students showing their stuff from the free-throw line, Sunday's Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot was a fierce competition with 10 participants moving on to the district level.

January 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton's united under-8 All Stars win big

With 11 players on each side of the ball, football requires the melding of different personalities, no matter what level of skill or age.

November 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Steeple Chase on track

Covington is known for its picturesque scenes and iconic square with the courthouse and nearby church steeples reaching skyward.

October 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Locals shine in Fuzz Run

Singer Bo Bice, of American Idol fame, brought some star power to this year's 2012 Fuzz Run, singing the National Anthem and kicking off the 5k race with the classic "On your mark. Set Go."

September 08, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Recreation


29th annual Fuzz Run approaches

One of Covington's biggest annual events is here once again.

September 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Rockdale eliminated from Region Tourney

Rockdale, Ga., Post 77 opened its elimination game against Fort Pierce, Fla., Post 358 in the Southeast Regional on Friday on a roll.

August 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Recreation


Rockdale went through their regular season, and Georgia state championship schedule with a 30-1 reco

Rockdale went through their regular season, and Georgia state championship schedule with a 30-1 record, but it didn't prevent it from becoming the visiting team during its opening game in the American Legion baseball Southeast Regional at Riley Park in Sumter, S.C. Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | Eddie Litaker | Recreation


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