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Newton Lady Rams' sophomore Rachel Hilliard is making an early impact

During the Newton Lady Rams' Tuesday bounce back win over Rockdale County - 24 hours after a loss to Fayette County in the MLK Classic - coach ...

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Isaiah Miller drops 37 on South Gwinnett as No. 1 Newton stays perfect

Rick Rasmussen wanted to leave as little room as possible for a South Gwinnett fourth quarter comeback Friday night.

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Lady Rams fall to South Gwinnett

Jurnee Smith gave her best superhero impression during the fourth quarter of Newton's Friday night game against South Gwinnett, but it still wasn't ...

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton Rams continue climbing national polls

The Newton boys basketball team keeps on grabbing national accolades.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Isaiah Miller's 29 points helps Newton blast Spartanburg Day in Blue Collar MLK Classic

A packed gymnasium at Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee turned out in hopes of seeing a 32 minute highlight reel of one of the most ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Houston Texans RB Akeem Hunt attributes time at Newton High for success

By Sherri Davis-Viniard

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton hoops teams get big weekend wins ahead of MLK Day contests

When the Newton boys basketball team takes the court Monday against Spartanburg Day and Zion Williamson, they'll be doing so with a little national ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Josh Tukes is the sticky part of No. 1 Newton basketball's success

Of all the adjectives that can be used to describe a key player on a basketball team, Newton's Josh Tukes probably likes "sticky" the ...

January 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Isaiah Miller gets first D-1 offer from UNC-Greensboro

It looks like Division I basketball programs are starting to take notice of Newton's Isaiah Miller.

January 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


No. 1 Newton boys conquer South Carolina tourney, prepare for rivalry games

As the top-ranked Newton Rams get ready for life after the holiday tournament season this week, they do so carrying momentum from last week when ...

January 03, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


No. 2 Newton's South Carolina tourney games to be broadcast live online

The Class AAAAAAA No. 2 Newton Rams (10-0, 2-0 in Region 8-AAAAAAA) will be in action Wednesday through Friday at the Farm Bureau Classic at ...

December 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Q&A with Tennessee football commit Jaquan Henderson

Last week Newton's Jeremiah Holloman officially signed a letter of intent to play football at UGA. But Holloman is not the only Division I ...

December 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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Freshman phenom receives first offer

Ashton Hagans has never touched the floor of Newton High School's gym at a real regular season game yet, but that doesn't matter to the University of Georgia. They've seen enough of Hagans in AAU and throughout the summer league to offer him before he's scored his first high school basket.

September 18, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Huge 3rd inning lifts Newton to victory

Newton High School's Lady Rams thrived and won after a strong scoring burst in the third inning to take the win from the Lakeside Lady Vikings. The Newton Lady Rams won 10-2 by mercy rule.

September 18, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Q&A: Banks details Newton’s 4th win

Coming off a thriller in Rome going for a fourth-straight win, Newton found itself on the road yet again, against another tough opponent in Westlake. The Rams, however, came out of the game unscathed as Newton's offensive line tossed Westlake's defense around like ragdolls and the ground-and-pound game led the Rams to a 27-7 victory. Newton's Kurt Taylor Jr. finished with 30 carries for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

September 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams getting active in the community

Newton County Sheriff's Deputy Clarence White and the Newton Rams coaching staff came together to build a connection between the Rams and the community as well as give the young players a sense of giving back.

September 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams rise

Newton was supposed to run away with this game, but with two weeks to plan Rome had other things in mind and they matched Newton almost point-for-point on the night. The Wolves took their first lead of the game with less than 50 seconds left to play with a 33-29 lead, but Newton answered on the first play from scrimmage when senior QB Romario Johnson tossed a 77-yard touchdown pass to JJ Holloman to take a 35-33 lead after the blocked PAT. Newton's defense held tight in the final 19 seconds to win the game.

September 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Bryan named All-American

It's been well-documented that Newton softball's best player is senior shortstop Ciara Bryan. Flosoftball took it a step further naming Bryan to its First Team All-American team.

September 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams thinking big

Storylines to follow:

August 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Generals defeat Lady Rams

Newton softball is coming off a season that saw the Lady Rams lose in the region championship to Alcovy and get bounced from the first round of the state playoffs. The Lady Rams didn't lose much from that team, and the experience for the young team that they were last year projected them to be much better this year. So far they're off to a slow start on that front as they fell to Shiloh 7-3 to open the season and lost to Locust Grove and Peachtree Ridge later in the week.

August 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams start slow, finish strong

Eastside came out in full force, like this game had playoff implications, and Newton came out like it was a scrimmage, which it was, but being the rivals that the two teams are bragging rights were on the line and the Eagles struck first on an Austin Holloway touchdown pass to take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.

August 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Michigan offers Kurt Taylor Jr.

Kurt Taylor Jr. has slowly been gaining attention from colleges across the nation. He's been on multiple unofficial visits and met coaches from UGA to Rutgers, but it means nothing if they don't make the three-star running back an offer. Michigan was added to the list of schools that have offered Newton's star running back, and they're easily the biggest and best offer thus far. Offers will pour in this season if Taylor Jr. has the kind of season many people believe he can have.

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Eyeing the crown

A 13-17 (8-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) record last year yielded a huge blowout loss to county/region rival Alcovy in the region championship and a first round exit in the playoffs. The Lady Rams were a team lacking experience last year, but in 2015 they have an abundance of it.

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Enter the Jaguar

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback and former Newton High School football star Demetrius McCray is gearing up for his third season in the NFL and he's hoping that it'll be his best yet.

July 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Humble and hungry

Barely leading with minutes left in the game, a Newton turnover gave the ball and a chance to take a commanding lead back to Etowah. Again and again Etowah lined up and ran through Newton, eventually scoring two touchdowns in the final minutes of the game, advancing to the final four and sending Newton packing.

July 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Q&A: Rick Rasmussen

Editor's note: While on vacation in Seattle for the holiday weekend, I called up Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen to talk about how he thought summer went for the Rams' basketball team. Rasmussen talks about the Rams' new style of play, how this team compares to his most recent final four team and if they're a high school copy of the Golden State Warriors.

July 06, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams owning the summer

Newton lost star point guard D.J. Hill to college along with a number of other talented seniors, but the team isn't in a rebuilding state of mind. With the additions of freshmen Ashton Hagans and Colby Rogers plus the emergence of juniors J.D. Notae and Dante Johnson Newton will be a formidable bunch when the season starts.

June 28, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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