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PREP BASKETBALL: Summer ends on high note for Newton boys at Mercer

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton boys basketball team is home for the summer, and though the Rams will still go into the fall with a lot ...

June 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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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Rams: Letting them off the leash

All year long Newton football made its money on offense where Rams' head coach Terrance Banks had nine returning starters from last year's team. As the Black Knights know, the Rams live and die (mostly living) on the arms and legs of Romario Johnson. However, it's been the Rams' defense that has propelled the team to new heights in this year's playoffs.

November 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Who's next for Newton football?

They say pressure either makes pipes burst or it makes diamonds. Plenty of pressure was on Newton to follow up the win against Valdosta and solidify the Rams as a program to be reckoned with. The only pressure that showed against Central Gwinnett was the pressure from the Rams' defense.

November 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


#FanPhotoOfTheWeek

Newton versus Heritage was all it was hyped up to be, at least in terms of the jawing between the two sides in the crowd. To begin the boys matchup, Newton fans brought out their newspapers (Covington News papers of course) when the boys varsity players were announced. It was a smart play, and it worked. Although, the fan contest is over, you can still sends us your fan photos for a chance to get the #FanPhotoOfTheWeek in our weekly Sunday edition.

November 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams stifle Black Knights

Before last week, Newton never won a state playoff game. Now, they've won two. The Rams scored 15 unanswered points to beat Central Gwinnett 15-14 and advance to the third round where they will hit the road to face Etowah next Friday.

November 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Play 13: Newton vs Central Gwinnett

All the talk has died down now. Newton football was named Fox 5's team of the week on Thursday and has drawn plenty of media attention the past week for its victory over Valdosta. None of that matters tonight when the Rams take on Central Gwinnett at 7:30 at Sharp Stadium.

November 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Fox 5 names Newton team of the week

After their stunning playoff victory over Valdosta, the Rams have garnered plenty of attention. On Thursday morning, Newton held a pep rally, as Fox 5 came to award the football team with their trophy as the team of the week. Rams' head coach Terrance Banks accepted the trophy after the pep rally.

November 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton owns Heritage in season opener

If cheering was the contest that counted then Heritage was easily the victor, but it didn't. Neither did the many entertaining dance-offs between the fans of the two schools, but what did count was the Ws for both the girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams.

November 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams practice at Philips Arena

On Tuesday, the Newton Lady Rams held a practice at Philips Arena. The players got to practice on the Atlanta Hawks' homecourt and also attended the Hawks/Lakers game that night. The team was able to be on the court at halftime and rebound for the players.

November 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


VALDOSTA WHO?

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


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