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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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Newton soccer player passes away

(UPDATED) – Newton High School Rams' junior soccer player Carlvon Betts passed away earlier this morning from head injuries suffered in a car accident yesterday afternoon.

March 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

The Newton way

The Rams' state playoff run stopped on a cold Thursday night at Wheeler High School, with a large number of Newton fans tucked inside Wheeler's gym hoping to see the Newton boys basketball team pull of yet another upset. Three days later and the buzz has died, but the players and head coach Rick Rasmussen will always know how it all came together.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Cold bats give Newton its third loss

Even with the winter weather we experienced this past week, spring sports are off and running in full affect. The Newton High School baseball team has already got into the middle of their non-region schedule. Due to several rain-outs, Newton had only played two games until Friday evening where they were looking to get a win over the MLK Lions. Going into the game 0-2, Newton needed this win to kick start the season, but couldn't get it done and fell 8-4 to the Lions.

March 01, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Sims named to GACA All-Star game

Newton junior guard Jaquan Sims will play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) North/South All-Star boys basketball game. Sims will replace an injured player, as he was named an alternate for the contest, when rosters were being picked. Players from all over Georgia will participate in the contest. There is a game for juniors and one for seniors. Rams' guard D.J. Hill was also named as an alternate, but it has not yet been announced if he'll play in the game.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


The third time wasn't the charm for Newton (22-9, 5-5 Region 2-AAAAAA), a team that had been on a wild Cinderella run in the state playoffs with upsets over powerhouse Tift County and Dacula. The favorites to win it all in 6-AAAAAA, Wheeler (28-2) and No. 2 player in the nation Jaylen Brown, ended the Rams' season with a 72-54 win.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Rams’ run ends

Man, what a run it was. Newton played the underdog three times in the state playoffs, first upsetting Tift County – originally a favorite to at least make the elite eight – then beating Dacula in the sweet sixteen. However, Newton couldn't best Wheeler in the elite eight and fell to the Wildcats 72-54.

February 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Newton basketball travels to Wheeler tonight

Newton High School's elite eight matchup against Wheeler in the state basketball playoff tips off tonight at 7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton

Newton against the WORLD

No. Way. There was no way Newton would go down and beat defending Region 2-AAAAAA state champion Tift County as a No. 4 seed, versus the second-ranked team in the state. Not in Tift. Not a team that was 26-1, undefeated in their region and hadn't lost a game since January 8.

February 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Rams win again

With a 58-54 win over Dacula, Newton boys basketball will advance to the elite eight for the first time since 2011.

February 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Down goes Tift to Newton

Newton won over Tift 52-49.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton

Newton comes up short

The Lady Rams of Newton have been in a bunch of close games all year. They beat Tucker by two in their first game of the season, they beat Alcovy on a putback buzzer beater, they survived to beat Eastside and Rockdale by one and they beat Heritage by three. This would leave you to believe that when Newton had the ball down one, with a little less than 30 seconds left that they'd pull out a victory and win the region championship.

February 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Overpowering defense leads Newton to victory

In the first half, the young stars of the Lady Rams were flying high and running fast. Freshman guard Alexcia Chatman made sure her presences was known.

February 14, 2015 | Jameel Shareef | Newton

Rockdale tops Newton thrice

February 14, 2015 | Jameel Shareef | Newton


Being a football coach in today's world is a complicated and draining occupation that has it highs and lows. Your biggest duty is to teach and motivate your players to become better on the field, and turn that into winning football games. That itself is not a walk in the park with complexities and other outside distractions that can happen; it's very complicated to build a winning team.

February 08, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

2014-2015 basketball power rankings

Rivalry game after rivalry game, fans take to social media, the local barbershops and pretty much any place where you can strike up a normal conversation to discuss which school/team is the best. Between the two counties there are six high schools, all vying for bragging rights. We decided to end the talk and put it on paper (actually computer, because technology, but you get it). Every team has pretty much ended its regular season and region tournaments are set to begin next week. The following list has been compiled based on regular season wins, regions wins, wins against ...

February 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

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