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Five Things we learned from Drew at Newton

There is only one thing to say after the Newton Rams took on the Charles Drew Titans Thursday night at Sharp Stadium: Football is back!

August 18, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


PREP FOOTBALL: Newton Rams stave off pesky Drew Titans for season opening win

COVINGTON, Ga. - It wasn't always pretty, but the Newton Rams came away from its season and home opener, satisfied with a 39-24 victory Thursday ...

August 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


GAME DAY: Drew Titans at Newton Rams previews and predictions

For the first time in five years, Homer Sharp Stadium will see football action on consecutive nights - three straight, to be exact.

August 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton Rams looking for faster, stingier "D" in 2017

There were times when Newton's offense had to play pick-me-up for the Rams' defense in 2016.

August 14, 2017 | Cameron Freeman | Newton


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Myron Middlebrooks growing into complete QB for Newton Rams

Much has been made of the Newton Rams' front seven strength and speed on defense and girth and power along the offensive line.

August 14, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


FOOTBALL PREVIEW -- 'Big Baby' Grows Up: Newton DT Darnell Jefferies maturing on and off field

Darnell Jefferies isn't the type of guy to dwell too long on negatives.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Newton's Jaison Taylor ready for service at Navy

Back in mid-June, Newton senior safety Jaison Taylor made a decision that, in his eyes, was more than just about football.

August 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


NEWTON FOOTBALL: Five Things We Learned from Cedar Grove at Newton

So we know it's just a scrimmage. But there was enough good-on-good action in Saturday night's "preseason-ish" matchup between the Newton Rams and ...

August 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton pushes around Cedar Grove in Saturday scrimmage win

COVINGTON, Ga. - It's not officially the start of the football season, but for high school football fans, it's good enough.

August 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Five-star point guard prospect Ashton Hagans returns to Newton High School

COVINGTON, Ga. - The 2017-18 Newton High boys basketball team may have just gotten instantly better.

August 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Tinch sees UAB football's resurgence as 'something special'

Tinch committed to UAB Thursday night, following an official visit to the school with assistant Newton Rams coach Josh Skelton accompanying him, he was choosing ...

July 30, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Nuru Tinch commits to UAB football

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A visit was all it took for Newton senior running back Nuru Tinch to decide that the University of Alabama-Birmingham was the place ...

July 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Pair of Newton Rams football players selected to True 19 All-Star Game

COVINGTON, Ga. -- As August approaches, a lot of the football talent in the class of 2017 is preparing to hit the field in college stadiums ...

July 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


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


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Q&A with Newton track and football standout Elija Godwin

Several weeks ago, Newton junior sprinter Elija Godwin pushed past defending 100 meters state champion and UGA football signee Eric Stokes from Eastside in a closely contested 100 meter dash.

April 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton baseball maintains playoff hopes despite loss

COVINGTON, Ga. ̶ Coming into the seventh inning with a one run lead on a windy Friday afternoon game at home, victory seemed sure for the Newton Rams baseball team until Columbia rallied to a 6-5 win.

April 10, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Newton


Newton boys grab more postseason accolades

The Newton Rams boys basketball team continued to receive accolades for a stellar 2016-17 season, as they finished No. 4 in the final Atlanta Journal Constitution's Class AAAAAAA Top 10 poll.

April 04, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Q&A with Newton Rams hoops coach Rick Rasmussen

The Covington News chose Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen as our Standout Coach of the Year, primarily because of how he guided a nationally ranked Rams squad that was just a couple of ball bounces away from an undefeated regular season. Newton's season ended in the Class AAAAAAA state tournament's Elite Eight round, losing to eventual state champion Tift County.

March 26, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Lexii Chatman's small stature doesn't stop her from playing big

COVINGTON, Ga. -- It doesn't take Lexii Chatman long to think about that one play that highlighted the kind of season she had for the Newton Lady Rams.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


J.D. Notae is a proud, homegrown Newton hoops product

COVINGTON, Ga. -- For some millennial generation high school athletes, things like taking pride in the community you were raised in and sticking your chest out about the school name you wear on your jersey on game nights sounds like something from a corny made-for-TV sports movie.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton Rams shutout by Grayson for second straight game

The Newton Rams baseball team was handed its second defeat in a row by Grayson High Wednesday night, suffering a 3-0 loss in game two of its three-game series with the Bears.

March 23, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Newton football players have impressive showings at Sunday camp

A group of Newton Rams football players had a strong showing during the Battle MVP Camp held Sunday at Lovejoy High School in Clayton County.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton goalkeeper Lauren Williams rapidly emerging in first year of soccer

Even in a team sport, sometimes the best athletes have a little bit of an innate selfish gene in them.

March 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton baseball exceeding expectations in young season

Don't look now, but the Newton Rams baseball team is on a hot streak.

March 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's season comes to end at the hands of revenge-minded Tift County

This time, the Newton Rams were on the wrong side of revenge.

March 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton baseball grinds out non-region win against Tucker

It was a grinder that started over an hour late, but the Newton Rams generated enough at the plate early, and got a solid performance on the pitching mound down the stretch from Carl Thomas to generate a 4-3 win over Tucker.

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton's Rick Rasmussen tabbed as GACA all-star game head coach

No matter how much longer the Newton boys basketball team's season lasts through the state tournament, Rams head coach Rick Rasmussen won't be done coaching after his team's last game.

February 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


STATE TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: An early look at Wednesday's Tift County-Newton matchup

So as exciting as last Thursday's triple overtime win against Westlake was, we can't talk about it forever, simply because Newton still has three more games to play and win if it wants to hoist the Class AAAAAAA state championship hardware.

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


STOVALL: Newton successfully channeled the spirit of Ric Flair against Westlake

*Note: Two corrections are made in this article that didn't make the print version. First, this article correctly reflects Newton's semifinal site as West Georgia University in Carrollton. Secondly, this article correctly reflects the potential Final Four opponent for Newton as either Wheeler or McEachern.

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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