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Murky Horizon

Looming ahead for the Newton Rams is a big football matchup with Shiloh on Thursday with huge region and postseason implications.

October 25, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton offense gets stuck in shutout loss to No. 3 Grayson

GRAYSON, Ga. - When Newton Rams coach Terrance Banks looks back on this one, he won't be able to fault the defense.

October 21, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton having fun before matchup with Grayson

When Jaquan Henderson leaped to snag a pass from his quarterback Myron Middlebrooks, he could've easily been satisfied just by having the football.

October 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton Rams suffer region loss

The Newton High School football team lost its first Region 8-AAAAAAA game of the season Friday night, getting shutout on the road, 42-0 by Archer.

October 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Newton

Last-second field goal propels Newton past South Gwinnett

The Newton High School football team got its first taste of region play when the Souath Gwinnett Comets came to town on Friday, and it ...

October 01, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Holloman to play on high school football’s biggest stage

It's no secret that Jeremiah "JJ" Holloman is one of the best players on the Newton High School football team. It is also no ...

September 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Newton overcomes turnovers to beat Heritage

The Newton Rams showed that old habits die hard as Friday's football game against Heritage was filled with turnovers and penalties, much like their ...

September 23, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Newton volleyball tops Rockdale, Jackson at home

The Newton volleyball team remains undefeated at home after defeating both Rockdale County High and Jackson High Tuesday night.

September 21, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Newton falls in top-10 matchup

The Newton High School football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night in a game between two top-10 teams that came down ...

September 17, 2016 | Jamie Wachter For The Covington News | Newton

Newton softball ends losing streak, grabs region win

The Newton High School softball team finally put an end to their eight-game losing streak with a 6-0 win against South Gwinnett Tuesday night.

September 13, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Newton overcomes mistakes, defeats Peachtree Ridge

On a night where penalties nearly cost it the game, the Newton football team grabbed a 34-32 victory over the Peachtree Ridge Lions Friday to ...

September 10, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Newton volleyball grabs 3-0 win over Salem

The Newton High School volleyball team came away with a dominant 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-17) win against Salem High School Thursday night at home.

September 02, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Former Newton player cut by Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have cut fourth-year cornerback Demetrius McCray and seven others in the first wave of preseason roster cuts.

August 30, 2016 | Associated Press | Newton


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Rams beat Tucker, get the monkey off their back

The stakes were as high as regular season basketball stakes come. With a win, Newton would own the tiebreaker over Tucker and would need to win out to claim the No. 1 seed in 2-AAAAAA earning the Rams' first win over the Tigers since the Rams welcomed them to Region 2-AAAAAA and with a loss the Rams chances at claiming the No. 1 seed were gone.

January 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Lady Tiger’s transition game too much for Newton

The Lady Tigers just seem to have the Lady Rams' number, as Tucker led the entire way from beginning to end in a 76-59 victory that pretty much clinches the No. 1 seed in the region tournament for Tucker.

January 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Banks wins Coach of the Year

Newton coach Terrance Banks was named the Georgia Athletic Coaches' Associaton Region 2-AAAAA Coach of the Year. The Rams won their first region championship since 1987 this past season and made it to the sweet 16 for the second straight year.

January 25, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Rams win 12th straight

At a MLK showcase hosted by Evans High School, Newton boys basketball (17-2, 5-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) came away victorious in a 75-46 rout against Glenn Hills for the Rams' 12th straight win.

January 19, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Last time Newton and Tucker met up, the results weren't favorable for the Lady Rams or the Rams. With both Newton teams playing their best basketball right now, they're hoping the outcome to Friday's upcoming thrilla in Covington will be much different when Newton hosts Tucker at home with a 6 p.m. start time.

January 18, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Rams drop 120 on Alcovy

High school games last only 32 minutes with eight minutes per quarter, it only took Newton (15-2, 5-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) all of 30 minutes – due to the mercy rule there were only six minutes in the fourth quarter – to score 120 points in a 120-51 old-school beatdown against Alcovy (3-16, 0-6 Region 2-AAAAAA) in Ram territory.

January 15, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Smith’s 20 leads Newton past Alcovy

If Kayla Smith had a shot it would probably just show 10 makes around the basket and a few misses here and there. In the paint is where Smith scored all 20 of her points in Newton's (15-3, 5-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) 70-45 win over county rival Alcovy (11-7, 2-4 Region 2-AAAAAA).

January 15, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Local son of Covington makes good

Since high school Sunil Smith has loved the game of football. It was Smith's high school coaches who instilled that love of the gridiron in him, especially Harold Johnson, who coached Newton County football in 1991 and 1992, which were Smith's sophomore and junior seasons.

January 12, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Newton ends 2015 on a high note

Newton boys' basketball was dominant from start to finish on the team's way to a championship victory, defeating Thompson 72-50 in the Yuletide Classic in at Wallace State in Hanceville, Alabama. Janaud "JD" Notae was named tournament MVP after scoring 25 points in the final contest and averaging 21 points per game throughout the tournament. Sophomore DeAndrae Butler, who averaged a double-double in the Classic, along with Notae was named to the All-Tournament Team.

January 04, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Rams survive late scare at Philips

Newton boys' basketball traveled west on I-20 on Monday to play Valdosta at Philips Arena. The Rams survived a late scare from Valdosta, topping the Wildcats 72-63.

December 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Lady Rams get bitten at Philips Arena

As far as basketball courts go, it doesn't get any bigger than Philips Arena for Georgia natives. Newton's Lady Rams and the Lady Panthers of Americus-Sumter converged on the Hawks' home court in the early afternoon on Monday to watch the 28th (Americus-Sumter) and 29th (Newton) ranked teams in the state (according to clash.

December 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Tucker remains king with wins over NHS

Tucker has been a thorn in Newton's side for the last year-plus and Newton was unable to rid itself of that thorn as both of last year's Region 2-AAAAAA boys' and girls' basketball champions came out victorious at home. The formerly undefeated Lady Rams (7-1, 1-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) maintained a four-point lead after halftime, but fell to the Lady Tigers 72-60. The boys (5-2, 1-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) looked to be in control for 31 minutes, but in the 32nd, Tucker took the final lead and won 57-56.

December 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Newton boys show no mercy against North Oconee; Lady Rams remain undefeated

Newton boys basketball (4-1, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) engineered yet another blowout on its way to an 82-40 win over North Oconee. The Lady Rams (6-0, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) were up and down throughout the game against North Oconee, but they outscored the Lady Titans, 27-21 in the final frame to earn the 64-58 victory.

December 04, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Former Rams basketball players shining in college

Since Newton Basketball Coach Rick Rasmussen has been at Newton High School, the Rams have had 26 players go on to play in college. Of the 26, eight are currently playing in college with three of them playing at the NCAA Division I level.

December 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Highflying Rams beat Alcovy by 40; Chatman leads Lady Rams to victory

Alcovy and Newton boys' and girls' basketball took the floor at Alcovy High School on Tuesday evening and both Newton teams handled their county rival with ease to begin region play. The Lady Rams outlasted a fourth-quarter push by Alcovy to win 58-41 and the boys never took their foot off the gas in a 88-41 beatdown.

December 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

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