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Elija Godwin is Georgia's Boys Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. – After a stellar, three-title performance at the 2017 State Track & Field Championships, Newton's Elija Godwin has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Georgia ...

June 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


No summer rest for new-look Newton boys basketball team

MORROW, Ga. – If you closed your eyes and walked into the Clayton State University gymnasium on Friday night, you may have thought it was late ...

June 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Life after football persuades Newton's Jaison Taylor to commit to Navy

COVINGTON, Ga. - Once upon a time, Jaison Taylor had aspirations not unlike most high school football players.

June 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Elija Godwin striving for a spot in the Junior Olympics

COVINGTON, Ga. -- When an athlete competes in more than one sport, they work to excel and dominate in both sports in order to make a ...

June 15, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Newton's Darnell Jefferies commits to national champion Clemson

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton Rams senior defensive linemen Darnell Jefferies became the newest member of the 2018 Clemson recruiting class.

June 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton boys hoops use camp to kick-start summer of development

COVINGTON, Ga. –– Newton High School's boys basketball program hosted its five day camp this past week that provided a jump-start to a summer offseason ...

June 05, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Newton


Newton football ready for summer's 'physical' grind

COVINGTON, Ga. -- There was a particular play during the spring football game between Alcovy and Newton when Newton rising senior quarterback Myron Middlebrooks perhaps looked ...

May 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Five things we learned from Newton in Saturday's spring football game

Newton football coach Terrance Banks did a great job downplaying Saturday's spring culmination matchup with Alcovy as nothing more or less than a mere ...

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Wendel Lee will remain close to home at Oxford College

Wendel Lee makes Oxford College his new basketball home

May 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Isaiah Miller makes his UNC-Greensboro selection official

COVINGTON, Ga. - After a phenomenal senior season, it turns out that it's the University of North Carolina-Greensboro that wins the Isaiah Miller sweepstakes.

May 15, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


SPRING FOOTBALL: Q&A with Newton coach Terrance Banks

Spring football has begun in Newton County, and over the next two weeks, each of our three GHSA schools will get a closer look at ...

May 09, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Newton's Isaiah Miller commits to UNC-Greensboro

COVINGTON, Ga. - After a phenomenal senior season, it turns out that it's the University of North Carolina-Greensboro that wins the Isaiah Miller sweepstakes.

May 07, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton senior Darvin Jones to add value to University of Mobile basketball

COVINGTON, Ga. - Darvin Jones wanted to go somewhere for college that would allow him to be just as valuable on the collegiate level as he ...

April 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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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


Rams power past East Coweta in playoff opener

Senior quarterback Romario Johnson led a highly efficient Newton offense and finished with 329 yards of total offense and one touchdown helping to lift Newton to a 38-17 victory over East Coweta. Of the Rams' seven drives throughout the game, five resulted in points, one was a punt and the other was a kneel-down to end the game.

November 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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