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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


Newton wins again

The Newton Rams football team won its second 7-on-7 camp of the summer beating Dorman 22-14 at UGA. The AJC ranked Rams' receiver/defensive back Deandre Huff second overall of the top 10 performers at the camp. Running back Kurt Taylor Jr. was ranked 10th on the same list. The Rams will move on to South Carolina to play some of the best teams in the southeast.

June 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Playing fast

At Newton, under head coach Rick Rasmussen, the boys' basketball team has notoriously ran a slow-paced pass heavy offense to minimize the opposing team's ability to exploit the Rams' lack of athleticism in transition. That ends this summer.

June 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Foster sings with Jackson State

Azariah Foster has found a home for his future in track and field. Foster signed with Jackson State University this week where he will look to continue the success he's had at Newton. As a Ram, Jackson competed in the 110 and 300 hurdles. He placed fourth in the state in the 110, qualified for state in the 300 and also competed on the 4x400 relay team.

June 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton


Rams win Cam Newton 7-on-7 tourney

The Newton Rams football team went up to North Atlanta to win Cam Newton's 7-on-7 championship. Newton's next stop is a paid trip to Charlotte for the finals. Head coach Terrance Banks says the team is still a work in progress, as they look to dominate the summer before the regular season starts.

June 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Nurturing the young

Newton girls basketball hosted a mini-camp for players in grades 4th - 12th this past week where players learned fundamentals, had fun and played some five-on-five basketball with teachings from the entire Lady Rams coaching staff.

May 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Taylor Jr. named top back

At the FBU camp last weekend, Newton running back Kurt Taylor Jr. was named top running back in the entire camp. He was also invited to the prestigious Army All-American combine.

May 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


A year gone by

What a difference a year makes. Freshmen become sophomores, sophomores become juniors and juniors become seniors. With that caveat is a revolving door of athletes and coaches that come together to reach a common goal: win. There was a lot of the latter between the two bordering counties of Newton and Rockdale and we recap some of the best stories of the 2014-2015 academic year here.

May 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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Newton tames Lady Mustangs

It was another easy win for Region 2-AAAAAA top's seed Monday night, as the Lady Rams proved again why they are the top dog in the region.

February 04, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Woodland wilts against Lady Rams

The Lady Rams varsity basketball team continued its dominant run Saturday night, earning its seventh consecutive victory with a 60-45 win over visiting Woodland in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Rams rally over Wolfpack

After waking up from the winter wonderland that overtook the region this week, the Newton Rams faced visiting Woodland Saturday fresh off a four-day break, defeating the Wolfpack 56-38 in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Forney

After leading the Lady Rams with 17 points Saturday against Cedar Shoals, Newton forward Sonia Forney has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.

January 30, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton rallies in overtime

The Newton boys varsity basketball team needed overtime Saturday to handle Cedar Shoals, but in the end, the Rams rallied from a first-quarter deficit to defeat the Jaguars 51-46 on the road in non-region play.

January 28, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton quiets Lady Tigers' roar

It took almost three quarters for the Lady Rams to look like themselves Friday night, but Newton poured on 20 points in the fourth quarter to earn its eighth region victory of the season, defeating rival Alcovy 64-48 on the road.

January 25, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams complete season sweep

The Tigers might not have proven much of a test, but the Newton Rams varsity basketball team didn't take Alcovy any less seriously Friday night than it would any other opponent.

January 25, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Glover

After leading the Rams with 21 points against region foe Lovejoy, Newton guard Jalen Glover has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.

January 23, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rivalry returns; Eastside seeks retribution

Friday night is shaping up to be a great hoops night in Newton County, as Newton High and Alcovy renew their rivalry for the second time this season and Eastside welcomes Johnson for a region match that may decide seeding in the Region 8-AAAA postseason tournament.

January 23, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton's bench big over Druid Hills

Newton went deep into its bench and got some valuable playing time for its reserves against Druid Hills Tuesday night, as the Rams routed the Red Devils 77-40 at home.

January 17, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Lady Rams continue streak

It was a blowout from the opening tip Tuesday night at Newton as the Lady Rams defeated the Lady Red Devils from Druid Hills, 51-19.

January 17, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Booker

After pacing the Lady Rams with 10 points in its 51-19 victory over Druid Hills Tuesday night, Newton senior Mercedes Booker has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.

January 17, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton blindsides Lady Eagles

It was a jam-packed house at Newton High on Saturday evening, the crowd that only Newton vs. Eastside can draw.

January 14, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Hill

After leading the Newton Rams to a pair of back-to-back wins over rivals Salem and Rockdale County, Newton guard D.J. Hill has been named the Rams' Athlete of the Week.

January 09, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Hill, Sims lead Newton rout

It was a rout from the get-go Wednesday night in Covington, as the Newton Rams defeated rival Rockdale County 65-49 to move to 3-2 overall in Region 2-AAAAAA.

January 08, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


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