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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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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


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


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