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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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Archive By Section - Newton


Play 12. That's been the goal all year for the Newton Rams. You see, playing 12 games in high school football means that you've won a first round state playoff game, something Newton hasn't done, ever. The Rams won two region playoff games in 1987, but region playoffs were eliminated in 1994 and Newton has never won a state playoff game. Until now.

November 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Win or go home

Win or go home. That's what the playoffs are all about. That's what the Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams are facing next Friday, as both teams scratched and crawled their way into the Georgia State Playoffs. The first round kicks off November 14th for both teams.

November 08, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Game Analysis: Newton vs rockdale

The game of the season between two rivals ended in classic fashion. Newton took the game and the county championship crown in a thrilling 29-26 victory. Rockdale played great, the Bulldogs led for most of the game, but it was Newton's final drive that drove the nail in the coffin. Here's some takeaways from the game.

November 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Rams rise above Rockdale

The game was all but over. Rockdale was nine yards away from the endzone and led Newton 26-21 with just over five minutes to go. On third and nine Steven Montac jumped a route and intercepted a Zuri Minnifield pass and the Rams were back in business at their own five-yard line.

November 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

The history of Sharp Stadium

In April 1956, Homer Sharp, principal of Newton County High School, proposed an idea for an athletic field for the school's sport activities. A month later, that athletic field came into action as the county's board of education approved the proposal. Due to the help of the citizens in the community, the stadium was opened on September 21, 1956. It was named after Homer Sharp, because of his hard-work and passion to get the field done. Since then, the field has been used for high school sporting events, recreational uses and graduation ceremonies.

November 01, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Season preview: Lady Rams basketball

It's that time of the year. Leaves are falling off trees, temperatures are dropping, windy days are upon us, football is nearing its end and it's time to head inside the gymnasiums and hit the hardwood. The Newton Lady Rams aren't wasting any time, as they already are in the gym getting ready for their season.

November 01, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton

Season preview: Rams boys basketball

With less than three weeks until Newton plays its exhibition game the Rams are trying to get the chemistry back that they had this summer. The summer saw the team go 21-9 despite sophomore standout Darvin Jones missing 10 games.

November 01, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Friday night football roundup: 10/31

There weren't many scares for the local high school football teams tonight. Some teams were tricked and others were treats. Here's the Halloween Friday night football roundup.

October 31, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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 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

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