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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


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


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Newton, Eastside in action

The Newton Rams and Eastside Eagles varsity basketball programs were in action late Tuesday night, squaring off against region opponents before the holiday break.

December 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Rams clip Eastside

It was a jam-packed house at Eastside High Friday night, as the local police had to turn fans away as the Lady Eagles hosted Newton High in a rivalry contest.

December 14, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Lady Rams, Eastside ready to renew rivalry

A classic rivalry will be renewed tonight when the Lady Eagles and Lady Rams tipoff, and both programs are eager to show they belong in the upper echelon of Georgia high school basketball.

December 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Rams add another win; Newton pulls ahead

The Lady Rams were able to add another win to their record Saturday afternoon, as they came out in dominating fashion and blew past non-region opponent Cedar Shoals 51-21 at home.

December 07, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Rams fall on the road

The Newton boys varsity basketball team dropped its first game of the season Tuesday night on the road, falling 55-46 to Lovejoy in region play.

December 04, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams clinch holiday tourney

The Newton Rams boys varsity basketball team finished off its Thanksgiving holiday week with a win, defeating Cass High School 58-36 last Saturday to improve its record to 4-0.

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton's Johnson runs wild

The Covington News and The Rockdale News have once again transcended county lines to bring you the third annual Newton County-Rockdale County All-Area Football Team.

November 30, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


The Price is right

With 1:28 on the clock in the first quarter against Salem, Newton point guard Precious Price squared up and released a shot she'd taken hundreds, if not thousands, of times before.

November 28, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


King of the Hill

Newton guard D.J. Hill put the rest of the region on notice Friday night against cross-county rival Salem, dazzling fans with highlight plays and blinding speed on his way to a career-high 19 points in a 72-45 blowout.

November 23, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Seminoles outlast Newton

The Salem girls' varsity basketball team rebounded well after its first loss of the season Tuesday, outlasting Newton 57-55 on the road in the Lady Rams' third game in four nights.

November 23, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton's Pharr signs with Ospreys

Newton senior Tori Pharr made her college decision official Wednesday morning, signing her National Letter of Intent with the North Florida Ospreys women's basketball team.

November 21, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton, Salem set for early season battle

The Newton Rams return to action tonight, welcoming cross-county rival Salem to their home gym in a non-region match up.

November 21, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams rise over Tigers

The Newton Rams boys' varsity basketball team tipped-off its 2013-2014 season on the hardwood Tuesday night, prevailing 68-28 in a rout over rival Alcovy in their first game in the Rams' new gymnasium.

November 20, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Lady Rams win big in home opener

The Lady Rams opened up their new gym in a big way Tuesday night, defeating rival Alcovy 57-34 in their inaugural game at the new Newton High.

November 20, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Indians end Rams' season

For the second year in a row, the Newton Rams hosted a home playoff game.

November 16, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


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