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Rams live and die with Johnson

After scoring a combined 111 points in just two games to start the season, it’s safe to say Newton’s high-powered offense is going to be tough to stop. It’s also probably safe to say that Newton will live and die on the shoulders – and the legs – of junior quarterback Romario Johnson.

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Updated: sep. 02, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Kiwanis club hosts high school coaches

The Kiwanis Club hosted Newton County high school football coaches yesterday, and they spoke about an array of topics such as the season, former players, Newton County school system and more.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 7:47 p.m. | Updated: aug. 28, 2014 10:00 p.m.
A chance to make history

A chance to make history

A chance to make history is on the line this season for the Newton Rams. For the first time in school history, the Rams have the opportunity to make it to the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. The Covington News talked with Rams’ head coach Terrance Banks about his team and the process they must go through to reach their goals.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 8:39 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Rams roll over Berkmar

The Newton High School football didn’t disappoint its spirited fans during the Rams’ 2014 season opener Friday, dominating Berkmar from start to finish to the tune of a 48-21 victory.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 3:37 p.m.
Newton kicks off against Berkmar

Newton kicks off against Berkmar

Finally, football is back.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 7:13 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Newton tops Shiloh, 5-2

After a disparaging loss to Heritage last week, the Lady Rams rebounded and came out with a 5-2 victory over Shiloh.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 9:51 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Rams outshine Eagles

It may have been the most hyped scrimmage in Newton county football history. There were no kickoffs, punt returns, or hits to the quarterbacks but it was football, and more importantly to the community it was Newton vs Eastside. For the first time in two years Newton was back on top and defeated the Eagles 36-23.

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Posted: aug. 16, 2014 6:40 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Lady Rams dispatch Locust Grove

Lady Rams dispatch Locust Grove

A day that was expected to be cool and cloudy turned out to be hot and sunny, and it was the Lady Rams who benefited. Newton’s softball team dispatched Locust Grove in a 3-0 win.

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Posted: aug. 12, 2014 9:21 p.m. | Updated: aug. 12, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Rams have long way to go

Rams have long way to go

Newton High School’s football team got their first chance to practice in pads on Friday after spending much of the summer running practices in shorts and participating in seven-on-seven tournaments.

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Posted: aug. 02, 2014 3:35 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Father/daughter duo

It’s a new beginning for the Newton softball program, as father/daughter combo Greg Cowan and Ashley Coles take over as head coach and assistant head coach respectively.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 8:59 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Rick Rasmussen Q&A

Rick Rasmussen Q&A

Although his summer basketball season is over, we caught up with head coach Rick Rasmussen to ask him a few random questions so Newton County to get to know one of its heralded coaches.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2014 6:05 p.m. | Updated: jul. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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From a Ram to an Eagle

From a Ram to an Eagle

Signings don’t usually come this late in the summer, but as they say ‘better late than never.’

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 4:46 p.m. | Updated: jul. 09, 2014 4:50 p.m.
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