The Newton High Lady Rams cross country program competed this past weekend at the Georgia High School Association Class 6A State Cross Country Championships.
Featuring a double pass, a fainting fan and a punt kicked into the back of a teammate's head, Saturday's contest between the Newton Rams and the Morrow Mustangs proved to be bizarre on its unusual weekend date.
The Newton Rams have an opportunity Saturday afternoon to even their record on Senior Day, as they host the visiting Morrow Mustangs in their final regular season game of the year.
For his efforts on the gridiron last week, Newton defensive back Isaiah Fassett has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.
The Newton Rams and Alcovy Tigers varsity cross-country programs competed in the Region 2-AAAAAA championship meet at Druid Hills Middle School this past Saturday.
The Newton Rams kept their playoff hopes alive Friday night on the road, defeating Luella in a 13-7 defensive battle.
For his efforts on the gridiron throughout the course of the 2013 season, Newton High wide receiver Taylor Hawkins has been named Rams Athlete of the Week.
The Newton High varsity football team had three goals entering the season and, despite a 3-5 start to the year, the Rams can still complete their third - and most important - goal Friday night on the road with a win over Luella.
Newton crowned homecoming king Corey Thomas (above) and queen Amari Davis Friday night during halftime of the Rams' 56-23 loss to the Lovejoy Wildcats.
Homecoming night was memorable for all the wrong reasons Friday night for the Newton High varsity football team, as the Rams stumbled 56-23 to region-leading Lovejoy at Sharp Stadium.
For his efforts against the Rockdale County Bulldogs last week, Newton High sophomore DeAndre Huff has been named the Rams' Athlete of the Week.
The Newton Rams will have the opportunity to knock off their second top-10 ranked opponent of the season tonight at home, welcoming Lovejoy to Sharp Stadium for homecoming.
The Rockdale County Bulldogs claimed their first win over rival Newton High in over a decade Friday night at Reid Stadium, biting the Rams 28-21 in overtime for their second region victory of the year and their first win in the County Line Classic.
The Newton Rams take the road tonight for a region contest with a little rivalry flair, as Newton travels to Reid Stadium to take on Rockdale County at 7:30 p.m.
After catching a pair of touchdown passes to lead Newton High to a 32-21 victory over Druid Hills last Friday, the Rams' Davonta Jones was named Newton's Athlete of the Week.
Since Region 2-AAAAAA play began, Newton has looked like one of the best teams the new league had to offer.
Newton hasn't been able to call its football team region champions since 1987, and can break the 25-year drought today.
The 2012 season was definitely not what Newton softball coach Virginia Waters had in mind before things kicked off back in August.
Newton's recipe for success was simple - strong defense and a solid running attack. Two turnovers for touchdowns, five sacks and 152 yards rushing by James Hardeman was too much for Rockdale as the Rams claimed the first County Line Cup 27-6 at Sharp Stadium Friday night. "Bottom line is we couldn't move the ball," Rockdale coach Venson Elder said. "Our offensive line took a couple of steps backward tonight. We couldn't block their ends ...
As if playoff implications wasn't enough to bring up the excitement level of today's Newton vs. Rockdale matchup at Sharp Stadium, there are plenty more big-time story lines set to unfold.
The Newton Rams have now won two games in a row. After falling in their first four games, scoring just seven total points, the Rams defeated Druid Hills 19-3 on Friday night. Newton (2-4, 2-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) put all three phases together as the defense held Druid Hills (2-4, 0-2) to just a field goal, the special teams blocked a field goal and punt and the offense had big scoring plays. "We were excited that ...
The Newton County football team did something Monday it hasn't done all season long - practiced after coming off a win.
Newton County won its first game of the 2012 season Friday night, defeating cross-county and Region 2-AAAAAA rival Alcovy High School 14-7.
After two years, the Newton-Alcovy rivalry gets renewed on the football field today. Thanks to the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification, both Newton County teams are now in the same region after being separated during the 2010 and '11 football seasons. It also marks the Rams' first Region 2-AAAAAA game, of the season and Alcovy's second after coming off a 24-21 overtime victory over Luella. Both teams are looking for an important early region ...
For a team with only seven points in four games, every yard counts, and for Newton football, it can't squander any field position away.
James Hardeman, getting his first start at running back, finally got Newton on the scoreboard Friday night.
It's been two weeks since Newton last stepped under the lights of a Friday night football game, and the Rams have spent each of those days hard at work.
Alex Grady's next big task is to lead Newton in the NewRock cross country meet on Thursday. However, that's just the next task and by no means the grandest, the most ambitious or his most important. After all, one of the main reasons Grady enjoys running so much is to keep all his thoughts and tasks straight. The Newton High School junior is not only on track to return to the state cross country meet ...
Christopher V. Woods, of Covington, was recently hired as head coach for the Claflin University men's and women's cross country and track and field teams.
Alex Grady's third race, yielded his first non-winning time of the 2012 Cross Country season. The Newton runner finished sixth in a time of 16 minutes, 27 seconds at the Berry College Clara Bowl Invitational on Saturday. The invitation-only event drew runners from around the Metro Atlanta area with the fastest time going to St. Pius X's Austin Sprague in 15:53. Ben Pleak of Marietta High finished second in 15:59, Brad Holt of McIntosh finished ...