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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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Athletic staff, player jump into action

Sports critics often say that umpiring a game is the hardest job on the field, but that job often times doesn't come with the need of medical assistance.

March 25, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton tennis picks up region wins

The Newton boys and girls tennis program continued its early season run through Region 2-AAAAAA Tuesday afternoon, picking up their third region wins of the year against Druid Hills.

March 20, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Morrow Mustangs run past Rams

"I have to laugh to keep from crying" was Newton coach Andre Byrd's summation of the Newton Rams baseball team's sloppy 5-4 loss to the Morrow Mustangs Wednesday at Newton Stadium.

March 20, 2014 | Phil Manson | Newton


Newton tennis dominates Druid Hills

The Newton boys and girls tennis program continued its early season run through Region 2-AAAAAA Tuesday afternoon, picking up their third region wins of the year against Druid Hills.

March 19, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton soccer swept by Red Devils

The Newton High girls and boys soccer teams took on an eager Druid Hills program Friday night, dropping both home contests in Region 2-AAAAAA action.

March 15, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Newton’s bats stay hot against Tigers

After putting up 29 combined runs in its two previous games, the Newton varsity baseball team's bats stayed hot Friday night, as Newton strung together 10 hits in a 7-2 victory over region rival Alcovy.

March 14, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams soccer falls, tennis sweeps

In soccer action this week, the Newton boys and girls soccer teams dropped home contests to visiting Rockdale County in a rivalry sweep.

March 13, 2014 | Matt Smith Xavier McKnight | Newton


Rams secure pair of blowout wins

The Newton varsity baseball team seems to be finding its groove at just the right time entering the heart of its region schedule, picking up a pair of blowout victories this week.

March 13, 2014 | Matt Smith Javon Dickerson | Newton


Diamond Rams pick up region win

The Newton Rams varsity baseball team earned its first region win of the season on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Newton High, defeating Lovejoy 6-3.

March 10, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Lady Rams end Eastside’s streak

The Newton Lady Rams soccer team made a short trip to Sharp Field Saturday afternoon, defeating rival Eastside 2-1 in a streak-ending victory.

March 09, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Rams, Lions split on the pitch

A muddy, sloppy night for the Newton soccer program ended in a Friday night split at home in non-region action, as the Lady Rams picked up a win over visiting MLK High School before the boys fell in the nightcap.

March 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Stephenson shuts out Rams

The Newton Rams varsity baseball team continued its early season trek thought the opening half of the season, welcoming Stephenson to their friendly confines Wednesday afternoon.

March 06, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Rams’ tennis swept by rival

The Newton boys and girls tennis teams dropped a pair of sweeps Tuesday night to region rival Rockdale County in Region 2-AAAAAA action.

March 05, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Pitching leads Rockdale over Newton

Rockdale's Will Hardy threw 5-1/3 innings of no-hit baseball, and Newton committed a costly error Tuesday night, as the Bulldogs edged the Rams 3-2 in a their Region 2A-AAAAAA opener on another cold night at Rockdale Stadium.

March 05, 2014 | Phil Manson | Newton


Croom powers Rams to victory

The Newton Rams varsity baseball team hosted Lithonia Saturday in the program's "Grand Opening Day" baseball game, defeating the Bulldogs 4-2 in a game that was powered by the dominant pitching of starter Daniel Croom.

March 04, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


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