View Mobile Site

Do you think that with the Republicans in control of the Senate and the House, that our country will be run any differently than it has been?

Hometown Heroes

Athlete of the Week sponsored by

Rams stifle Black Knights

Rams stifle Black Knights

Before last week, Newton never won a state playoff game. Now, they’ve won two. The Rams scored 15 unanswered points to beat Central Gwinnett 15-14 and advance to the third round where they will hit the road to face Etowah next Friday.

Read More

Play 13: Newton vs Central Gwinnett

All the talk has died down now. Newton football was named Fox 5’s team of the week on Thursday and has drawn plenty of media attention the past week for its victory over Valdosta. None of that matters tonight when the Rams take on Central Gwinnett at 7:30 at Sharp Stadium.

» Read More
Posted: nov. 21, 2014 1:46 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 1:53 p.m.
Fox 5 names Newton team of the week

Fox 5 names Newton team of the week

After their stunning playoff victory over Valdosta, the Rams have garnered plenty of attention. On Thursday morning, Newton held a pep rally, as Fox 5 came to award the football team with their trophy as the team of the week. Rams' head coach Terrance Banks accepted the trophy after the pep rally. 

» Read More
Posted: nov. 20, 2014 5:45 p.m. | Updated: nov. 20, 2014 5:52 p.m.
6 Images
Newton owns Heritage in season opener

Newton owns Heritage in season opener

If cheering was the contest that counted then Heritage was easily the victor, but it didn’t. Neither did the many entertaining dance-offs between the fans of the two schools, but what did count was the Ws for both the girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams.

» Read More
Posted: nov. 19, 2014 10:39 p.m. | Updated: nov. 19, 2014 10:48 p.m.
3 Images
Lady Rams practice at Philips Arena

Lady Rams practice at Philips Arena

On Tuesday, the Newton Lady Rams held a practice at Philips Arena. The players got to practice on the Atlanta Hawks' homecourt and also attended the Hawks/Lakers game that night. The team was able to be on the court at halftime and rebound for the players. 

» Read More
Posted: nov. 19, 2014 2:55 p.m. | Updated: nov. 19, 2014 3:03 p.m.
3 Images
VALDOSTA WHO?

VALDOSTA WHO?

Play 12. That’s been the goal all year for the Newton Rams. You see, playing 12 games in high school football means that you’ve won a first round state playoff game, something Newton hasn’t done, ever. The Rams won two region playoff games in 1987, but region playoffs were eliminated in 1994 and Newton has never won a state playoff game. Until now.

» Read More
Posted: nov. 15, 2014 7:34 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.
1 Image

Win or go home

Win or go home. That’s what the playoffs are all about. That’s what the Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams are facing next Friday, as both teams scratched and crawled their way into the Georgia State Playoffs. The first round kicks off November 14th for both teams.

» Read More
Posted: nov. 08, 2014 7:49 p.m. | Updated: nov. 08, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Game Analysis: Newton vs rockdale

Game Analysis: Newton vs rockdale

The game of the season between two rivals ended in classic fashion. Newton took the game and the county championship crown in a thrilling 29-26 victory. Rockdale played great, the Bulldogs led for most of the game, but it was Newton’s final drive that drove the nail in the coffin. Here’s some takeaways from the game.

» Read More
Posted: nov. 08, 2014 7:59 p.m. | Updated: nov. 08, 2014 10:00 p.m.
1 Image

Rams rise above Rockdale

The game was all but over. Rockdale was nine yards away from the endzone and led Newton 26-21 with just over five minutes to go. On third and nine Steven Montac jumped a route and intercepted a Zuri Minnifield pass and the Rams were back in business at their own five-yard line.

» Read More
Posted: nov. 07, 2014 11:27 p.m.
The history of Sharp Stadium

The history of Sharp Stadium

In April 1956, Homer Sharp, principal of Newton County High School, proposed an idea for an athletic field for the school’s sport activities. A month later, that athletic field came into action as the county’s board of education approved the proposal. Due to the help of the citizens in the community, the stadium was opened on September 21, 1956. It was named after Homer Sharp, because of his hard-work and passion to get the field done. Since then, the field has been used for high school sporting events, recreational uses and graduation ceremonies.

» Read More
Posted: nov. 01, 2014 8:54 p.m. | Updated: nov. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.
1 Image

Season preview: Lady Rams basketball

It’s that time of the year. Leaves are falling off trees, temperatures are dropping, windy days are upon us, football is nearing its end and it’s time to head inside the gymnasiums and hit the hardwood. The Newton Lady Rams aren’t wasting any time, as they already are in the gym getting ready for their season.

» Read More
Posted: nov. 01, 2014 8:57 p.m. | Updated: nov. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Season preview: Rams boys basketball

With less than three weeks until Newton plays its exhibition game the Rams are trying to get the chemistry back that they had this summer. The summer saw the team go 21-9 despite sophomore standout Darvin Jones missing 10 games.

» Read More
Posted: nov. 01, 2014 8:59 p.m. | Updated: nov. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Friday night football roundup: 10/31

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.

» Read More
Posted: oct. 31, 2014 11:18 p.m.
1 Image

Playoffs?

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).

» Read More
Posted: oct. 25, 2014 11:45 a.m. | Updated: oct. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Year one

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.

» Read More
Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:50 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 10:00 p.m.
1 Image

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.

» Read More
Posted: oct. 15, 2014 11:34 p.m.
Athletes of the week: 10/6

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 www.covnews.com on Monday.

» Read More
Posted: oct. 11, 2014 3:48 p.m. | Updated: oct. 11, 2014 10:00 p.m.
2 Images
Game analysis: Finding gems

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.

» Read More
Posted: oct. 11, 2014 3:53 p.m. | Updated: oct. 11, 2014 10:00 p.m.
1 Image
Newton Rams' offense: Read & react

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.

» Read More
Posted: oct. 11, 2014 3:58 p.m. | Updated: oct. 11, 2014 10:00 p.m.
1 Image
Falcons hold clinic at Newton High

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.

» Read More
Posted: oct. 07, 2014 2:47 p.m.
5 Images
Outmatched

Outmatched

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

» Read More
Posted: oct. 04, 2014 10:31 p.m.
1 Image

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.

» Read More
Posted: oct. 03, 2014 11:30 p.m.
Feast or famine

Feast or famine

Now it counts for real.

» Read More
Posted: sep. 30, 2014 8:07 p.m. | Updated: sep. 30, 2014 10:00 p.m.
1 Image

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.

» Read More
Posted: sep. 25, 2014 8:38 p.m. | Updated: sep. 25, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Ciara Bryan: Newton Athlete of the week

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.

» Read More
Posted: sep. 23, 2014 8:35 p.m. | Updated: sep. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
1 Image

Please wait ...