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Who's next for Newton football?

They say pressure either makes pipes burst or it makes diamonds. Plenty of pressure was on Newton to follow up the win against Valdosta and solidify the Rams as a program to be reckoned with. The only pressure that showed against Central Gwinnett was the pressure from the Rams' defense.

November 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


#FanPhotoOfTheWeek

Newton versus Heritage was all it was hyped up to be, at least in terms of the jawing between the two sides in the crowd. To begin the boys matchup, Newton fans brought out their newspapers (Covington News papers of course) when the boys varsity players were announced. It was a smart play, and it worked. Although, the fan contest is over, you can still sends us your fan photos for a chance to get the #FanPhotoOfTheWeek in our weekly Sunday edition.

November 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams stifle Black Knights

Before last week, Newton never won a state playoff game. Now, they've won two. The Rams scored 15 unanswered points to beat Central Gwinnett 15-14 and advance to the third round where they will hit the road to face Etowah next Friday.

November 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Play 13: Newton vs Central Gwinnett

All the talk has died down now. Newton football was named Fox 5's team of the week on Thursday and has drawn plenty of media attention the past week for its victory over Valdosta. None of that matters tonight when the Rams take on Central Gwinnett at 7:30 at Sharp Stadium.

November 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Fox 5 names Newton team of the week

After their stunning playoff victory over Valdosta, the Rams have garnered plenty of attention. On Thursday morning, Newton held a pep rally, as Fox 5 came to award the football team with their trophy as the team of the week. Rams' head coach Terrance Banks accepted the trophy after the pep rally.

November 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton owns Heritage in season opener

If cheering was the contest that counted then Heritage was easily the victor, but it didn't. Neither did the many entertaining dance-offs between the fans of the two schools, but what did count was the Ws for both the girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams.

November 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams practice at Philips Arena

On Tuesday, the Newton Lady Rams held a practice at Philips Arena. The players got to practice on the Atlanta Hawks' homecourt and also attended the Hawks/Lakers game that night. The team was able to be on the court at halftime and rebound for the players.

November 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


VALDOSTA WHO?

Play 12. That's been the goal all year for the Newton Rams. You see, playing 12 games in high school football means that you've won a first round state playoff game, something Newton hasn't done, ever. The Rams won two region playoff games in 1987, but region playoffs were eliminated in 1994 and Newton has never won a state playoff game. Until now.

November 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Win or go home

Win or go home. That's what the playoffs are all about. That's what the Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams are facing next Friday, as both teams scratched and crawled their way into the Georgia State Playoffs. The first round kicks off November 14th for both teams.

November 08, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Game Analysis: Newton vs rockdale

The game of the season between two rivals ended in classic fashion. Newton took the game and the county championship crown in a thrilling 29-26 victory. Rockdale played great, the Bulldogs led for most of the game, but it was Newton's final drive that drove the nail in the coffin. Here's some takeaways from the game.

November 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams rise above Rockdale

The game was all but over. Rockdale was nine yards away from the endzone and led Newton 26-21 with just over five minutes to go. On third and nine Steven Montac jumped a route and intercepted a Zuri Minnifield pass and the Rams were back in business at their own five-yard line.

November 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


The history of Sharp Stadium

In April 1956, Homer Sharp, principal of Newton County High School, proposed an idea for an athletic field for the school's sport activities. A month later, that athletic field came into action as the county's board of education approved the proposal. Due to the help of the citizens in the community, the stadium was opened on September 21, 1956. It was named after Homer Sharp, because of his hard-work and passion to get the field done. Since then, the field has been used for high school sporting events, recreational uses and graduation ceremonies.

November 01, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Season preview: Lady Rams basketball

It's that time of the year. Leaves are falling off trees, temperatures are dropping, windy days are upon us, football is nearing its end and it's time to head inside the gymnasiums and hit the hardwood. The Newton Lady Rams aren't wasting any time, as they already are in the gym getting ready for their season.

November 01, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Season preview: Rams boys basketball

With less than three weeks until Newton plays its exhibition game the Rams are trying to get the chemistry back that they had this summer. The summer saw the team go 21-9 despite sophomore standout Darvin Jones missing 10 games.

November 01, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Friday night football roundup: 10/31

There weren't many scares for the local high school football teams tonight. Some teams were tricked and others were treats. Here's the Halloween Friday night football roundup.

October 31, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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Andre Byrd takes over Rams' baseball

The departure of Newton baseball coach Vincent Byams has left an opening at the head coaching spot for Newton baseball, a spot quickly filled by former Newton junior varsity head baseball coach and varsity assistant Andre Byrd.

May 21, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Andre Byrd takes over Rams' baseball

The departure of Newton baseball coach Vincent Byams has left an opening at the head coaching spot for Newton baseball, a spot quickly filled by former Newton junior varsity head baseball coach and varsity assistant Andre Byrd.

May 21, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Rams debut under Banks

Newton's blue team beat the white team 30-27, but that's not what Friday's spring game at Newton High School was all about.

May 18, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


McCray at work in Jags' rookie camp

According to Brad Hill of bleachereport.com, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray is having a fair to good rookie camp. Hill said that McCray's role on the Jaguars is expected to be that of a backup corner and special teamer.

May 18, 2013 | | Newton


Allen expects success for Rams

Current Newton Rams head coach Cortez Allen will not return next season to coach the school's football program, but he feels good for the program's future.

May 11, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Spring training pigskin style

The Newton High School Rams began spring football training camp for the upcoming season Monday, looking to build on last year's playoff run.

May 09, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Newton track stars place at state

The Newton High School boys' track team made a strong impression at last weekend's state meet in Jefferson, placing eighth out of the 43 teams in the state's largest division, Class AAAAAA.

May 09, 2013 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton’s Sneed signs scholarship with West Georgia Tech

Newton High School senior Micah Sneed signed a two-year, full-ride scholarship Tuesday to play basketball at West Georgia Technical Junior College in Carrollton.

May 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Newton


Newton knocked out of playoffs

Freshmen and sophomores had plenty of influence in Newton's 2013 baseball season, which will pay dividends in 2014.

May 07, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton's McCray selected in NFL draft

Demetrius McCray was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the fourth pick of the seventh round (210 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft Saturday.

April 27, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


NFL Draft experts analyze McCray

Newton High School Class of 2009 graduate Demetrius McCray has his sights set on the National Football League and that path starts Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the 2013 NFL Draft.

April 25, 2013 | | Newton


Rams headed to playoffs

Newton clinched a spot in the Class AAAAAA playoffs Tuesday, knocking off Morrow 12-2 on senior night.

April 25, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Lady Rams end season on winning note

The Newton girls' soccer team may have missed out on the playoffs, but the Lady Rams left 2013 on a bright note winning three of their last seven.

April 25, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Rams miss out on playoffs

Newton put everything it had into its final game of the 2013 season, but at times it was too much.

April 25, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Newton falls in all-star game

The Rockdale all-stars shined the brightest in the annual Newton County vs. Rockdale County game at Rockdale High's gym Thursday.

April 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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