New­ton All Stars play for state ti­tle

The Covington News - - Sports - Staff Re­port sports@cov­

The sum­mer base­ball sea­son is wind­ing down and two All Star teams from the county are hop­ing to keep play­ing for a lit­tle longer.

The 13-un­der New­ton County All-Stars opened the Ju­nior Dixie Boys state tour­na­ment with two wins and can take the state ti­tle and earn a berth in the World Se­ries with a win Tues­day. They won 10-9 and 10-6 in the dou­ble-elim­ina- tion tour­na­ment in Colum­bus.

In 14-un­der play, the team from New­ton County also won both of its games over the week­end to put them­selves in good po­si­tion to earn the state berth in the Dixie Boys World Se­ries.

Both teams played for a chance to move on Tues­day. The top team emerg­ing from both tour­na­ments ad­vances to play in their re­spec­tive world se­ries. The Dixie Youth World Se­ries is in Moore County, N.C.

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