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Clingerman breaks the mold

Riley Clingerman can do it with the best of them. That includes the boys. Clingerman, who signed a four-year scholarship to play softball at Emmanuel College on Friday morning, played baseball for three years at Peachtree Academy before the school established a softball team and now she is headed to college with all of the support of her school, friends and family.Clingerman is Peachtree's first signee and Peachtree plans to name their annual signing day going forward, "Riley Clingerman Signing Day."

November 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Angler of the Year four times in a row

Not one, not two, not three, not – yeah four. For four years straight from 2010-2013, Newton County Deputy Sheriff Darrell Anders has won Angler of the Year (A.O.Y) award.

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Standing in the Hall of Fame

The Georgia USSSA Slow-Pitch Softball Hall of Fame held its 2014 Induction Ceremony at the Turner Lakes facility in Covington, Georgia on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The following individuals and organizations were inducted:

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Newton to host CHEER FEST 2014

At the end of every football season the Newton County Recreation Department's cheerleading program hosts a cheerleading fest and this year it will be on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. at the Newton High School gym.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Hunting: The season is here

During this time of year bucks are still traveling in bachelor groups. In the southern zone of Georgia, hunters can bait deer, but you can't bait deer in the northern zone. Therefore, hunters rely on attractives to get deer closer. As the rut draws closer, bucks start competing for breeding rights for the does which is why urine is a good attractive. The scent sometimes leads to bucks fighting, which attracts more deer. Some deer will avoid fights others are aggressive and like to fight. Hunters have to think of deer as people. One of the challenge of being ...

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Hard work and humility

Newton County has seen many of its standout athletes go on to play sports at the college level. Keith Davis was one of those athletes.

October 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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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


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


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