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Newton boys sophomores Colby Rogers and Armani Harris are emerging as playmakers

To gauge how far a pair of sophomores on Newton's boys basketball team have come this year, one would need only to look back ...

February 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton boys run past Peachtree Ridge in first round of state tournament

February 17, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Newton Lady Rams lack 'want to' in first round state tournament loss to Duluth

Despite having a No. 2 seed, a Region 8-AAAAAAA tournament runner-up finish and an impressive regular season record, the Newton Lady Rams went one-and-done in ...

February 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Day, time for Newton and Alcovy first round state tourney games set

Both Newton Rams varsity basketball teams will play host to first round Class AAAAAAA state tournament action this Friday.

February 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton boys ready to focus on state title run after winning region crown

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - When it comes to Newton's last pair of games against Shiloh, Rick Rasmussen is two times a prophet.

February 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton Lady Rams fall short of region title against Archer in double OT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - There were a lot of variables that one could point to if you wanted to diagnosis the Newton Lady Rams' 73-70 double overtime ...

February 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton discovers its opponent in Friday region tourney game

Thanks to South Gwinnett's 67-62 win over Archer Wednesday night in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAAAA tournament, the Newton Rams will face ...

February 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Rick Rasmussen, J.D. Notae sweep top postseason honors in region

The Newton boys' basketball team swept the top honors in the All-Region 8-AAAAAAA team which was released Monday.

February 07, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton hoops teams will enjoy first round byes in region tournament

For Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen, Friday night's game against Archer wasn't as much about the pomp and circumstance surrounding senior night ...

February 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jurnee Smith settling into a comfort zone for Lady Rams

If it looks like Newton's Jurnee Smith is playing on another level these last several games, it's because she is - intentionally.

February 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


NBA legend Charles Barkley makes surprise visit to Newton boys basketball

There are probably a few good ways to motivate a nationally ranked basketball team that lost its first game of the season after winning its ...

February 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


No. 1 Newton falls to upstart Shiloh

Rick Rasmussen allowed himself to wax a bit prophetic Tuesday night just moments before his top-ranked Newton Rams were to take on the Shiloh Generals ...

January 31, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton grabs mid-season honors from Atlanta Tip Off Club

More accolades are rolling in for Georgia's No. 1 ranked boys basketball team.

January 31, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Complete performance gives No. 1 Newton blowout win over Grayson

Newton vs. Grayson, part two was supposed to be a matchup of the top two squads in Region 8-AAAAAAA.

January 25, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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16 Rams sign letters of intent

Newton High School had 16, well, 17 signees make it official on National Signing Day Wednesday, if you count former Newton Ram, Toyous Avery, who signed his letter of intent to play for West Virginia University after playing two years of JUCO at Coffeyville Community College.

February 03, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Chatman breaks school record

Newton sophomore Alexcia Chatman broke a school record on Saturday with nine three-pointers in a win against Salem. Chatman nailed four treys in the first quarter, three in the second quarter and one in the third and fourth quarters. The sensational sophomore finished the game with 28 points, adding one free throw to her record-breaking nine triples.

February 02, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


4th quarter collapse

Not one, but two fourth quarter collapses for Newton basketball (girls and boys) against rival Rockdale highlighted what was supposed to be a joyous senior night for the Newton basketball players, but ended in dismay as Rockdale shocked the world (two counties) twice.

January 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams beat Tucker, get the monkey off their back

The stakes were as high as regular season basketball stakes come. With a win, Newton would own the tiebreaker over Tucker and would need to win out to claim the No. 1 seed in 2-AAAAAA earning the Rams' first win over the Tigers since the Rams welcomed them to Region 2-AAAAAA and with a loss the Rams chances at claiming the No. 1 seed were gone.

January 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Tiger’s transition game too much for Newton

The Lady Tigers just seem to have the Lady Rams' number, as Tucker led the entire way from beginning to end in a 76-59 victory that pretty much clinches the No. 1 seed in the region tournament for Tucker.

January 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Banks wins Coach of the Year

Newton coach Terrance Banks was named the Georgia Athletic Coaches' Associaton Region 2-AAAAA Coach of the Year. The Rams won their first region championship since 1987 this past season and made it to the sweet 16 for the second straight year.

January 25, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams win 12th straight

At a MLK showcase hosted by Evans High School, Newton boys basketball (17-2, 5-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) came away victorious in a 75-46 rout against Glenn Hills for the Rams' 12th straight win.

January 19, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


REMATCH

Last time Newton and Tucker met up, the results weren't favorable for the Lady Rams or the Rams. With both Newton teams playing their best basketball right now, they're hoping the outcome to Friday's upcoming thrilla in Covington will be much different when Newton hosts Tucker at home with a 6 p.m. start time.

January 18, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams drop 120 on Alcovy

High school games last only 32 minutes with eight minutes per quarter, it only took Newton (15-2, 5-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) all of 30 minutes – due to the mercy rule there were only six minutes in the fourth quarter – to score 120 points in a 120-51 old-school beatdown against Alcovy (3-16, 0-6 Region 2-AAAAAA) in Ram territory.

January 15, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Smith’s 20 leads Newton past Alcovy

If Kayla Smith had a shot it would probably just show 10 makes around the basket and a few misses here and there. In the paint is where Smith scored all 20 of her points in Newton's (15-3, 5-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) 70-45 win over county rival Alcovy (11-7, 2-4 Region 2-AAAAAA).

January 15, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Local son of Covington makes good

Since high school Sunil Smith has loved the game of football. It was Smith's high school coaches who instilled that love of the gridiron in him, especially Harold Johnson, who coached Newton County football in 1991 and 1992, which were Smith's sophomore and junior seasons.

January 12, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton ends 2015 on a high note

Newton boys' basketball was dominant from start to finish on the team's way to a championship victory, defeating Thompson 72-50 in the Yuletide Classic in at Wallace State in Hanceville, Alabama. Janaud "JD" Notae was named tournament MVP after scoring 25 points in the final contest and averaging 21 points per game throughout the tournament. Sophomore DeAndrae Butler, who averaged a double-double in the Classic, along with Notae was named to the All-Tournament Team.

January 04, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams survive late scare at Philips

Newton boys' basketball traveled west on I-20 on Monday to play Valdosta at Philips Arena. The Rams survived a late scare from Valdosta, topping the Wildcats 72-63.

December 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams get bitten at Philips Arena

As far as basketball courts go, it doesn't get any bigger than Philips Arena for Georgia natives. Newton's Lady Rams and the Lady Panthers of Americus-Sumter converged on the Hawks' home court in the early afternoon on Monday to watch the 28th (Americus-Sumter) and 29th (Newton) ranked teams in the state (according to Maxpreps.com) clash.

December 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Tucker remains king with wins over NHS

Tucker has been a thorn in Newton's side for the last year-plus and Newton was unable to rid itself of that thorn as both of last year's Region 2-AAAAAA boys' and girls' basketball champions came out victorious at home. The formerly undefeated Lady Rams (7-1, 1-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) maintained a four-point lead after halftime, but fell to the Lady Tigers 72-60. The boys (5-2, 1-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) looked to be in control for 31 minutes, but in the 32nd, Tucker took the final lead and won 57-56.

December 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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