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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


Playoffs?

With just two games left for most teams and one game for others, the playoff race is in the final lap and the teams are headed toward the finish line. Some teams fare better than others, but every Newton County high school football team has a shot at making it to the big dance. Here are the current playoff implications for each team. (Note: this was written before Newton's game against Lovejoy).

October 25, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Year one

Speaking to head coach Ashley Coles after her team became the runner up in region 2-AAAAAA, she was confident her team could advance to the second round. Those expectations, although they were not met were very realistic. The Lady Rams came into the first round with an 13-15 record and Tift came into the matchup with an 11-17 record. After Tift's sweep against Newton the two teams finished with identical records. Coles recaps her first year as head coach and speaks on the future of the program in this Q&A.

October 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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Banks named Newton football coach

Terrance Banks is Newton High's newest head football coach.

April 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


America's pastime

As the 2013 baseball season began Sunday and Opening Day kicked off at Turner Field in Atlanta Monday, it's not only time for peanuts and Cracker Jacks but also for the crack of the bat, the smell of the leather and the trading of baseball cards.

April 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Young Lady Rams win 2 straight

Gizelle Ferguson and Precious Buddington led Newton's girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Rockdale on Friday.

March 30, 2013 | | Newton


So close, so great

History often remembers the best teams, and the best teams are often the closest knit.

March 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton rallies for 3rd straight win

Newton was unbeaten in Region 2-AAAAAA play prior to Tuesday night, and needed a dramatic comeback, and the help of Shawn Guckenberger, to keep its streak alive.

March 12, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Allen leaves Newton for M.L. King

Cortez Allen is returning to M.L. King High School and the football program he helped start 11 years ago to be the Lions head coach.

March 01, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton's run ends

Newton kept it close throughout the first quarter of its sweet 16 matchup at Tift County, but the hosts, Blue Devils, and their crowd became too much.

February 26, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Thanks for the memories

Newton County basketball has more tradition than any other sports program in the area, setting national records, winning state championships, being guided by a legendary hall of fame coach and having players move on to the next level.

February 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Lady Rams travel to Tift

The Newton girls' basketball team has never reached the state's elite eight, but the 2012-13 version is on the verge of doing just that.

February 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Dramatic rally leads to win

The Newton girls' basketball team moved on to the second round of the state playoffs Tuesday.

February 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


No. 2, No. 100 come up for Newton

With only two seniors on the Newton girls' basketball team roster, senior night wasn't as much a chance to honor as much as it was a chance to make a statement Friday night against Druid Hills.

February 09, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton sends gym out with a loss

The gymnasium at 140 Ram Drive will never again have a Newton basketball team run up and down the hallowed hardwood in a regular season game, and it was sent out with a loss.

February 09, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rockdale runs past Rams

The Newton boys' basketball team had plenty of momentum, winning five straight, going into Friday night's game against Rockdale.

February 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton wins thriller in OT

The Region 2-AAAAAA basketball playoffs are still more than a week away, but don't tell that to the Rockdale or Newton hoops teams.

February 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams shoot to the top

When the Newton boys' basketball team went through its four game losing streak at the beginning of January, things took a bleak turn for the Rams.

January 31, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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