Nationals advance to state semifinals

The Newton County National Pee Wee all-stars (ages 7 and 8) recently reached the semifinals of the Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament in Suwanee. Members of the team are, front from left, Matthew Griffin, Jordan Reed, Cory Wilson, Tate Marks, Kobie Hinson and Jackson Wheeler; middle from left, John Baggett, Scout Cowan, Gunner Jackson, Chandler Gates, Sam Wright and JT Webb; back from left, assistant coach Curt Hinson, assistant coach Rob Marks and head coach Jeremy Webb.