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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


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


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


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Rockdale runs past Rams

The Newton boys' basketball team had plenty of momentum, winning five straight, going into Friday night's game against Rockdale.

February 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton wins thriller in OT

The Region 2-AAAAAA basketball playoffs are still more than a week away, but don't tell that to the Rockdale or Newton hoops teams.

February 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams shoot to the top

When the Newton boys' basketball team went through its four game losing streak at the beginning of January, things took a bleak turn for the Rams.

January 31, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton boy’s basketball wins fourth straight

Heading into its most difficult stretch of the season, Newton has now won four straight after defeating Cedar Shoals 57-45 Saturday.

January 31, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams win rivalry

One team committed 11 first-half turnovers, another scored just five points in the third quarter, but in a rivalry none of that seemed to matter late in the game Friday night.

January 26, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Back at it again

When Alcovy and Newton meet on the basketball court, it's always a rivalry, but today's affair will be even more hotly contested.

January 24, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams rolling after road wins

After four straight losses, Newton is back on the winning track.

January 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Interact hosts basketball tourney

The Interact Club of Newton High School will host a charity basketball tournament Saturday, Feb. 23, between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Newton High School gym.

January 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Newton


Mitchell steps up for Rams

The Newton boys' basketball team ended its first trip around Region 2-AAAAAA and a rare losing streak Tuesday.

January 17, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams lose third straight

The Newton boys' basketball team is in an unfamiliar place after a 65-50 loss at Rockdale Tuesday night.

January 09, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton moves past Rockdale in fourth quarter

Newton kept Breanna Richardson and Rockdale at bay long enough to hold on for a win Tuesday night.

January 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams joyous with Yule Tide

As Newton heads into the second half of the basketball season, it will have more experience in big games, and big wins than many of its 2013 opponents.

December 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams win another

Newton headed into Thursday night's Yule Tide Christmas Classic in Hanceville, Ala., with the confidence of three straight wins.

December 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton brings down Eagles

The Newton Rams shut down Eastside Saturday, handing its cross-town rivals its first loss of the season and proving they are one of the state's better defensive teams.

December 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton's new face

Trying to repeat a 21-win season is difficult enough, but looking to do it with an almost entirely new team is even more challenging.

December 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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