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GABRIEL STOVALL: Newton boys hoops coach Rick Rasmussen is long over due for state title shot

When you walk into Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen's office, it's situated like a shrine to all things Newton hoops.

October 31, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton gets offense in gear in win over Shiloh

After eight quarters of scoreless football, Newton finally got a taste of the end zone Friday. And once it touched the Rams' pallet once, they ...

October 27, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Murky Horizon

Looming ahead for the Newton Rams is a big football matchup with Shiloh on Thursday with huge region and postseason implications.

October 25, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton offense gets stuck in shutout loss to No. 3 Grayson

GRAYSON, Ga. - When Newton Rams coach Terrance Banks looks back on this one, he won't be able to fault the defense.

October 21, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton having fun before matchup with Grayson

When Jaquan Henderson leaped to snag a pass from his quarterback Myron Middlebrooks, he could've easily been satisfied just by having the football.

October 20, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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Deep Lady Rams team poised to make a run

Like their male counterparts, the Newton Lady Rams have a promising, deep, talented and young team. The Lady Rams were a basket or two away from beating Tucker in the Region 2-AAAAAA Championship but they fell 45-41 before losing by four in the first round of the state playoffs to Colquitt County. This year Newton is deeper, more experienced and looking to right the ship with a region title and a trip beyond the first round of the playoffs.

November 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams power past East Coweta in playoff opener

Senior quarterback Romario Johnson led a highly efficient Newton offense and finished with 329 yards of total offense and one touchdown helping to lift Newton to a 38-17 victory over East Coweta. Of the Rams' seven drives throughout the game, five resulted in points, one was a punt and the other was a kneel-down to end the game.

November 13, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


A long time coming

Friends and family of Ciara Bryan packed the Newton auditorium to celebrate Bryan's softball signing with the University of Georgia. Before the ink hit the paper, some of Bryan's friends went on stage with loving words for the Newton senior, forcing tears of joy to fall from Bryan's face. The highlight of the ceremony followed as Bryan signed her letter of intent, making it official that she would be a softball player for UGA beginning in Fall 2016.

November 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Can Newton make it back to the elite 8?

Newton has earned a lot of offseason hype with the addition of highly sought after freshman guard Ashton Hagans, who has received an offer from the University of Georgia before stepping on the court. Hagans, along with returning guards JD. Notae and Jaquan Simms, hopes to form one of the best 'big three' in Region 2-AAAAAA.

November 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Region Champs!

With the County-Line Championship and the Region 2-AAAAAA Championship at stake, the Newton Rams (8-2,4-1 region 2-AAAAAA) took on region rival Rockdale County (2-8,1-4 region 2-AAAAAA) in the final regular season game. Newton dominated from the opening kickoff and pummeled Rockdale 42-0 to win the County-Line trophy and the region championship.

November 09, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton


Q&A: Newton focused on Rockdale

Coming off a lopsided 53-0 victory against Lakeside, the Rams are in sole possession of first place in Region 2-AAAAAA after Tucker defeated Lovejoy on Friday. Rockdale is the only thing standing in the way of Newton winning its first region championship since 1987 as the two rivals are set to face-off on Friday. Newton head coach Terrance Banks talked about the Rams focusing on Rockdale and what it would mean to win the region championship in this Q&A.

October 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Takeaways from Rams loss to Lovejoy

After a 20-16 upset to Lovejoy, Newton was left distraught and out of control of their playoff destiny. With two games left Lovejoy is the remaining undefeated team in region play and Newton will need help from Tucker if it plans to win the region. Some things went awry in the contest for Newton, but they did enough things right to win. Below you'll find some takeaways from the game and what they have to do with Newton's season going forward.

October 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton upset at Lovejoy

In a battle of the two remaining undefeated teams in the region Lovejoy (4-4, 3-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) and Newton (6-2, 2-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) met at Twelve Oaks Stadium on Friday night in what will likely determine the region champion, and Lovejoy came away with the 20-16 win.

October 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Don’t break the chain

Romario Johnson. Kurt Taylor Jr. Deandre Huff. Jeremiah Holloman. Artice Hobbs. Augustus Murray. All names of some of Newton's best skill position players, and by now, names that you likely know. But do you know, Lewis Naza, Dakori West, Jordan Reed, Chance Harrison, Javon Porteous-Punch, Karlen Singleton and Alex Jacobs? They make up Newton's undersized offensive line that has performed exceptionally well, helping to create big play opportunities for the Rams' skill players.

October 19, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Taylor commits to Michigan

Today, Newton junior running back Kurt Taylor announced on Twitter that he had verbally committed to attend college and play football at Michigan University. Taylor has visited the school multiple times now, but when he went to see the Wolverines play Brigham Young three weeks ago Taylor knew right then that was the school for him as Michigan throttled BYU 31-0.

October 16, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams get shutout and shutdown in first round of playoffs

The Newton High school Lady Rams softball team (8-2 region, 8-9 overall, 2-AAAAAA) lost handedly in the first round of the playoffs to the Newnan Lady Cougars by scores of 14-0, and 12-4 Wednesday.

October 16, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton


An ace up the sleeve

Britney Ellis' right knee popped in the third inning of a blowout against Tucker on September 24, senior night. Grimacing in pain on the brink of tears, Ellis asked for the trainer, Kelsey Ney, to take a look at it. She did. Ney worked her magic, but in order to finish the game, Ellis would have to play through the pain. And so she did.

October 11, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton County shows cancer awareness

It's well known that cancer is a disease that is more and more common, and it's also known that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Newton County elementary and high schools do their part in awareness every year not only by wearing pink, but honoring survivors and remembering those lost.

October 10, 2015 | Kevin Nixon | Newton


Rams rout Tigers in lights out fashion

The Newton County High School Rams (6-1, 2-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) dominated the Alcovy Tigers (1-6 , 1-1 Region 2 AAAAAA) in this year's rivalry game by a score of 47-0.

October 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams score 18 runs to top Rockdale

Just a week ago when Newton and Rockdale met on the softball field at Newton it took the all the Lady Rams had and then some to mount a comeback in the bottom of the seventh that saw Newton score five runs to beat the Lady Bulldogs 13-12. This time the Lady Rams scored eight runs in the second inning alone leading to an 18-1 mercy-rule victory over Rockdale.

October 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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