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Newton girls' basketball coach Tiffani Johnson 'bleeds blue and white'

If you peaked at the scoreboard during virtually any part of the Newton Lady Rams' basketball team's last two games, you would think there ...

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton Lady Rams rout Eastside

Newton Lady Rams coach Tiffani Johnson charged her team to start fast and end well against its archival Eastside and cause the game to be ...

December 03, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton trio named to prestigious Atlanta TipOff Club's Preseason All-Metro Team

One of the more prestigious groups of high school prognosticators has taken note of the talent on the Newton boys basketball team.

December 02, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jeremiah Holloman commits to UGA

Newton Rams four-star wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman has committed to the University of Georgia, according to Newton Rams assistant coach Josh Skelton who contacted The ...

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jefferies gets offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech

People are starting to take notice of Darnell Jefferies.

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton girls, boys basketball sweep Heritage-Newnan, now shift sights to Eastside

In typical head coach fashion, Tiffani Johnson could still pick out some of the warts in the midst of an impressive performance.

November 30, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton boys basketball stays unbeaten despite tough weekend schedule

Most preseason boys basketball polls had the Newton Rams boys ranked No. 5. But after a season opening week of blowout wins against ranked teams ...

November 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Isaiah Miller finds good fit at Newton

By now, Isaiah Miller has had almost a half dozen regular season games to get acclimated to his new surroundings and teammates at Newton High.

November 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


PREP BASKETBALL: No. 5 Newton off to a hot 2016-17 start

The opening weekend and week of the Newton boys basketball's 2016-17 schedule should give coach Rick Rasmussen a much clearer understanding of how championship ...

November 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


No. 5 Newton looking for pay back against Henry County

Armani Harris will admit it. He, nor his Newton boys' basketball teammates, takes losing very well.

November 17, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton coach Terrence Banks upbeat for 2017 season

As the Newton Rams wrapped their arms around each other last Friday night, and swayed side to side while facing their marching band that played ...

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jeremiah Holloman close to making college choice

Midway through the third quarter in Friday's playoff loss to top-ranked Mill Creek, J.J. Holloman had that look on his face that many ...

November 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton offense sputters in 41-0 season ending loss to No. 1 Mill Creek

HOSCHTON, Ga. -- Brock Blake threw three interceptions in relief of an injured Myron Middlebrooks, and the Newton offense mustered just 56 total yards as the ...

November 11, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's J.D. Notae signs to Jacksonville University

When J.D. Notae made his decision to choose to sign with Jacksonville University two weeks ago, he called it a burden lifted off of ...

November 10, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton football sets sights on No. 1 Mill Creek after Rockdale win

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November 05, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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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 Maxpreps.com) 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


Calloway officially committed to Savannah State

Mason Calloway, Newton's star centerfielder, signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Savannah State University on Monday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton’s Johnson wins Offensive POY

Seven Newton High School football players were named to the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team and senior quarterback Romario Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Year. Junior defensive back Robert Black was the lone member of the All-Region team for Alcovy.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams stopped in the sweet 16

After everything, injuries, penalties, bad plays on defense, miscues on offense last year's Cinderella team, Newton, was nine yards away from tying the game at 31 and eight yards away from a first down with 3:34 to play on fourth down.

November 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Eagles pose a similar threat to Rams

Tonight at Sharp Stadium 7:30 p.m., Newton will face Collins Hill, a mirror of itself in terms of offense in attempt to make it back to the elite eight for the second-straight year.

November 20, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton basketball owns Eastside in season opener

The rivalry between Newton High School and Eastside High School didn't matter on Tuesday night as both the Rams' girls' and the boys' basketball teams won big with ease. The Lady Rams were up first and won 54-33 and then the boys took the spotlight and won 90-60.

November 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Deep Lady Rams team poised to make a run

Like their male counterparts, the Newton Lady Rams have a promising, deep, talented and young team. The Lady Rams were a basket or two away from beating Tucker in the Region 2-AAAAAA Championship but they fell 45-41 before losing by four in the first round of the state playoffs to Colquitt County. This year Newton is deeper, more experienced and looking to right the ship with a region title and a trip beyond the first round of the playoffs.

November 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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