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‘...it won’t be a nice environment’

‘...it won’t be a nice environment’

Coming up this Friday is probably the biggest rematch in Newton history. The Rams are traveling down to face Lowndes — currently ranked No. 11 in the state by maxpreps.com — again after beating them 15-14 last year on the final play of the game that saw Davonta Jones catch a pass to tie the game before the extra point was good. The Covington News talked with Rams’ head coach Terrance Banks about playing in that hostile environment and his preparation for another shocking win down in Valdosta.

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Updated: sep. 16, 2014 10:47 p.m.

Lady Rams rout Rockdale

Lady Rams rout Rockdale

Newton High School topped rival, Rockdale High School 10-5 on Tuesday evening. The Lady Rams dominated for much of the game, holding a 10-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Bulldogs showed heart and scored four runs in the seventh, but Newton closed the door and took the victory. 

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 10:25 p.m. | Updated: sep. 16, 2014 10:32 p.m.
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Rams show promise, game cancelled

Rams show promise, game cancelled

For the second week in a row, Newton’s game got cancelled after almost one full quarter of play against Westlake. This game was supposed to be the one to test Newton, and see if its two wins weren’t just wins because they were against weak competition. Although there was only a small sample size to judge from, as neither coach had the benefit of a halftime or end of a quarter to make adjustments, it was enough to see that the Rams are special. It was enough to make one believe that they can go down to Lowndes ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2014 6:08 p.m. | Updated: sep. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Homecoming

There is a saying, ‘the best defense is a good offense,’ but there’s another saying ‘defense wins a championships.’ Newton (2-0, Region 2-AAAAAA) subscribes more to the mantra of having a good offense, and Westlake (2-1, Region 3-AAAAAA) is more of a defensive juggernaut.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 7:49 p.m. | Updated: sep. 11, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Full Circle

Full Circle

Ashley Coles has been with Brittney Ellis as a pitching coach since Ellis was eight. Now, it’s come full circle as they enter their inaugural seasons at Newton High School. Ellis is a freshman pitcher for Newton and Coles is the Lady Rams’ head coach.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 1:24 a.m. | Updated: sep. 10, 2014 11:55 a.m.
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Rams looking to conquer Rome

Rams looking to conquer Rome

In a rare, late Saturday evening matchup, Rome High School will travel to Sharp Stadium to take on Newton in a battle of spread offenses.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 6:52 p.m. | Updated: sep. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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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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Posted: sep. 02, 2014 9:04 p.m. | 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.

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