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Henderson commits to UCLA

If you've watched ESPN lately, maybe you checked the "recruits" section of the ticker at the bottom of the screen that probably read something ...

September 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Locked in

Lamenting the 56-7 loss against Lowndes, Newton football has been humbled after a 4-0 start to the season. The loss, although no one ever wants ...

September 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Newton reigns supreme over Tucker

The constant light showers on Thursday evening couldn't stop the Newton/Tucker contest from happening and the Tucker Lady Tigers couldn't stop the ...

September 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Blip or trend?

The distance between Newton High School (4-1) and Lowndes High School (4-1) covers over 200 miles of Georgia territory and a three or four hour ...

September 20, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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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


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

Athletes of the week: 10/6

Artice Hobbs and Josh Slaton have been selected as the athletes of the week for their respective schools. Newton and Alcovy played on Friday. These two players stood out amongst their peers. Eastside played late on Saturday, after press deadline; the Eagles' Athlete of the Week will be named at on Monday.

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Game analysis: Finding gems

Without two of their usual starters, senior receiver Davonta Jones and defensive back Steven Montac, the Rams were able to fend off a scrappy Alcovy team and cruise to a 33-7 victory. Within the game Newton was able to realize the depth it has at quarterback and at running back. The Tigers saw that they're not without promise on defense and that turnovers are still a problem.

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Newton Rams' offense: Read & react

Romario Johnson looks off to the sideline as the rest of the offense gets set. The coaches are signaling to Johnson with an array of arm movements, not a play but a playlist. In Rams' coach Terrance Banks' spread offense the quarterback is the key to the offense's success. Johnson gets the options from the coaches, and it's up to him to read the defense's coverage and choose the best play.

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Falcons hold clinic at Newton High

The fourth Atlanta Falcons Heads Up Clinic of the fall took place at Newton High School on Monday night in Covington. This clinic included 112 parents in attendance during the informational session and 194 youth participants.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton


The saying goes numbers never lie, that saying is inaccurate. Numbers won't necessarily lie, but they won't tell you the full story.

October 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Friday night football roundup

Sunday is for the NFL, Saturday is for college football, but Friday? Friday is for the gridiron warriors that eventually gravitate to college, and for some, the pros. Friday is for high school football.

October 03, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Feast or famine

Now it counts for real.

September 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

U.S. Baseball Academy partners with Newton

U.S. Baseball Academy is pleased to announce the opening of its Covington, GA location and the beginning of registration for its winter/spring program.

September 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton

Ciara Bryan: Newton Athlete of the week

The Covington News has chosen Ciara Bryan as Newton High School's athlete of the week. Bryan plays shortstop for the Lady Rams. For the week of September 15, the Lady Rams went 2-0 in the region and Bryan helped by accumulating seven hits and two home runs.

September 23, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

‘ won’t be a nice environment’

Coming up this Friday is probably the biggest rematch in Newton history. The Rams are traveling down to face Lowndes - currently ranked No. 11 in the state by - again after beating them 15-14 last year on the final play of the game that saw Davonta Jones catch a pass to tie the game before the extra point was good. The Covington News talked with Rams' head coach Terrance Banks about playing in that hostile environment and his preparation for another shocking win down in Valdosta.

September 16, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Lady Rams rout Rockdale

Newton High School topped rival, Rockdale High School 10-5 on Tuesday evening. The Lady Rams dominated for much of the game, holding a 10-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Bulldogs showed heart and scored four runs in the seventh, but Newton closed the door and took the victory.

September 16, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

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