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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


Newton falls in first round

Newton's softball team fresh off asecond place finish in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament hosted the first round matchup of the Georgia AAAAAA state playoffs against Tift County.

October 15, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Athletes of the week: 10/6

Artice Hobbs and Josh Slaton have been selected as the athletes of the week for their respective schools. Newton and Alcovy played on Friday. These two players stood out amongst their peers. Eastside played late on Saturday, after press deadline; the Eagles' Athlete of the Week will be named at www.covnews.com on Monday.

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Game analysis: Finding gems

Without two of their usual starters, senior receiver Davonta Jones and defensive back Steven Montac, the Rams were able to fend off a scrappy Alcovy team and cruise to a 33-7 victory. Within the game Newton was able to realize the depth it has at quarterback and at running back. The Tigers saw that they're not without promise on defense and that turnovers are still a problem.

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton Rams' offense: Read & react

Romario Johnson looks off to the sideline as the rest of the offense gets set. The coaches are signaling to Johnson with an array of arm movements, not a play but a playlist. In Rams' coach Terrance Banks' spread offense the quarterback is the key to the offense's success. Johnson gets the options from the coaches, and it's up to him to read the defense's coverage and choose the best play.

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Falcons hold clinic at Newton High

The fourth Atlanta Falcons Heads Up Clinic of the fall took place at Newton High School on Monday night in Covington. This clinic included 112 parents in attendance during the informational session and 194 youth participants.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton


Outmatched

The saying goes numbers never lie, that saying is inaccurate. Numbers won't necessarily lie, but they won't tell you the full story.

October 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Friday night football roundup

Sunday is for the NFL, Saturday is for college football, but Friday? Friday is for the gridiron warriors that eventually gravitate to college, and for some, the pros. Friday is for high school football.

October 03, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Feast or famine

Now it counts for real.

September 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


U.S. Baseball Academy partners with Newton

U.S. Baseball Academy is pleased to announce the opening of its Covington, GA location and the beginning of registration for its winter/spring program.

September 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton


Ciara Bryan: Newton Athlete of the week

The Covington News has chosen Ciara Bryan as Newton High School's athlete of the week. Bryan plays shortstop for the Lady Rams. For the week of September 15, the Lady Rams went 2-0 in the region and Bryan helped by accumulating seven hits and two home runs.

September 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


‘...it won’t be a nice environment’

Coming up this Friday is probably the biggest rematch in Newton history. The Rams are traveling down to face Lowndes - currently ranked No. 11 in the state by maxpreps.com - again after beating them 15-14 last year on the final play of the game that saw Davonta Jones catch a pass to tie the game before the extra point was good. The Covington News talked with Rams' head coach Terrance Banks about playing in that hostile environment and his preparation for another shocking win down in Valdosta.

September 16, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams rout Rockdale

Newton High School topped rival, Rockdale High School 10-5 on Tuesday evening. The Lady Rams dominated for much of the game, holding a 10-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Bulldogs showed heart and scored four runs in the seventh, but Newton closed the door and took the victory.

September 16, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams show promise, game cancelled

For the second week in a row, Newton's game got cancelled after almost one full quarter of play against Westlake. This game was supposed to be the one to test Newton, and see if its two wins weren't just wins because they were against weak competition. Although there was only a small sample size to judge from, as neither coach had the benefit of a halftime or end of a quarter to make adjustments, it was enough to see that the Rams are special. It was enough to make one believe that they can go down to Lowndes ...

September 13, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Homecoming

There is a saying, 'the best defense is a good offense,' but there's another saying 'defense wins a championships.' Newton (2-0, Region 2-AAAAAA) subscribes more to the mantra of having a good offense, and Westlake (2-1, Region 3-AAAAAA) is more of a defensive juggernaut.

September 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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Newton's Croone shines in All-star game

Stephen Croone has been one of the best players on his team all year long.

March 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton loses to Rockdale in girls' tennis

Newton girls' tennis lost its third straight match, falling 4-1 at Rockdale Monday.

March 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams struggle heading into Luella matchup

Going into a matchup against one of the best teams in the state is not an ideal time to be struggling.

March 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton swept by East Coweta

The Newton girls' soccer team continues to struggle, being mercy ruled in its third game of the season.

March 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton girls soccer get first win of season

Before Newton's match against Stephenson Tuesday, coach Nilesh Patel decided it was time to make a change in net.

March 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Bradley to be inducted into hall of fame

Ron Bradley is a household name in Newton County and a legend in Georgia.

March 13, 2012 | Brian Dale | Newton


Defensive woes plague Rams

In a key early region match-up, the Newton Rams lost to the Stephenson Jaguars 5-4 at Newton High School on Monday night.

March 09, 2012 | By Beau McCranie | Newton


Rams drop pair despite solid pitching

The Newton Rams dropped two non-region games to start the week, falling 4-0 to Shiloh on Monday and 7-1 to Lakeside on Tuesday.

March 01, 2012 | Beau McCrainie news@covnews.com | Newton


Former Ram Ordu Player of the Year

Alex Ordu certainly has made an impact in his first year of college basketball, earning top honors in his region.

February 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Three Rams named to All-Region team

Newton's boys' basketball season came to a disappointing end last week in the opening round of the Region 2-AAAAA tournament when the Rams fell to Stephenson for the first time in three years. But the naming of three players on the All-Region team will help with speedup the healing.

February 25, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton notches first win under new coach Byams

The Newton baseball team gave Vincent Byams his first win Tuesday night, beating Archer 6-1 on the road.

February 24, 2012 | By Beau McCrainie | Newton


Ram recovery

Newton needed to win just once in its last four games, and the Rams would be in the 2011 baseball playoffs.

February 24, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton, Byams get first win

The Newton baseball team gave Vicnent Byams his first win Tuesday night, beating Archer 6-1 on the road.

February 22, 2012 | Beau McCrainie | Newton


Rams seek consistency in 2012

It was an up-and-down first two games for the Newton boys' soccer team, dealing with injuries at some key positions and experience at others.

February 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton girls eye return to playoffs

Newton girls' soccer coach Nilesh Patel has plenty of teaching to do in his third season as the Rams coach.

February 20, 2012 | Brian Dale | Newton


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