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Miracle League Complex delayed

Miracle League Complex delayed

Newton County’s first Miracle League complex has experienced a plethora of delays, and the grand opening originally set for the fall of 2014 will be delayed until January 2015. Although Miracle League consultant, Tamara Richardson, is still keeping her fingers crossed for a fall 2014 grand opening. The artificial turf was put down last week. If the Miracle League manages to keep its grand opening of January 2015, registration would begin in the spring. The complex is technically two years ahead of schedule because a loan from Newton Federal came early, ground breaking was moved up from an original ...

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Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Dominating the Georgia State Games

After the dust settled at the track and field Georgia State Games Championships, seven members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club representing Covington and Conyers had qualified for nationals.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 8:48 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.

A’s finish season with a pair of wins

The Post No. 32 Athletics finished its regular season American Legion schedule this week with victories over Peachtree City Post No. 50 and Douglasville Post No. 145 to improve its record to 15-2 on the year.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 2:27 p.m. | Updated: jul. 18, 2014 2:32 p.m.
Dark horse

Dark horse

Everything is the same. The Newton All-Stars have been doing the same thing they were doing before they were district champions, and that’s not changing anytime soon.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 7:56 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Striders make nationals

School hasn’t started back quite yet, and coach BJ Kennedy has his track and field club staying busy this summer.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 7:48 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Mask on hosting district championship

For the first time ever this past week, Newton County hosted the Little League district championship. Dwayne Mask, recreation administrator at Newton County Recreation talked with the Covington News for a couple minutes about his experience hosting the championship.

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Posted: jul. 05, 2014 5:29 p.m. | Updated: jul. 05, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Defending champs win again

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.

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Posted: jul. 05, 2014 5:13 p.m. | Updated: jul. 05, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Comeback season 2014

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.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2014 9:08 p.m. | Updated: jul. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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A’s win five straight in Albany tournament

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.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2014 9:20 p.m. | Updated: jul. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Newton All-Stars top Oconee

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.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2014 7:40 p.m. | Updated: jun. 28, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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History in the makin'

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.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2014 8:12 p.m. | Updated: jun. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Run-ruled rematch

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.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2014 7:51 p.m. | Updated: jun. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Headed to state

Headed to state

The seven/eight year-old Newton National League All-Star team coached by Kyle Ellis has dominated the competition and is headed to the 2014 Georgia Rookie Baseball State Tournament in Warner Robins.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2014 8:29 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Covington Post #32 wins POW-MIA Invitational

Covington Post #32 wins POW-MIA Invitational

American Legion Baseball has returned to Covington’s Post No. 32, and they returned in a big way this week capturing the championship title at the 18th Annual POW-MIA Invitational in Douglasville.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2014 5:02 p.m. | Updated: jun. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Over the fence

Over the fence

Posted: jun. 17, 2014 4:46 p.m. | Updated: jun. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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30 years strong

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.

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Posted: jun. 14, 2014 5:01 p.m. | Updated: jun. 14, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Elite Aces return from Cooperstown

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.

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Posted: jun. 07, 2014 6:54 p.m. | Updated: jun. 07, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Cooperstown Comes Calling

Cooperstown Comes Calling

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

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Posted: may. 29, 2014 5:36 p.m. | Updated: may. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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