Northview’s Newsome Signs In Football, Track With Iowa School

March 31, 2015

Cameron Newsome is set to continue his athletic career as a dual-sport athlete at Waldorf College in Forest City, IA.  Newsome, a senior at Northview High School, has signed a letter of intent play football and compete in track and field for the Warriors.

“He’s got a good future because of his athleticism and the skill set he has,” Waldorf football coach Kent Anderson said.

At Northview, Newsome was a four-year varsity letter winner in both sports.

A four-year starter on the gridiron, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver helped the Chiefs win the 2012 Class 1A state championship. Northview won back-to-back district and regional titles in 2011 and 2012. As a senior, Newsome was selected to the Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) All-Star Game.

“He’s a talented wide receiver,” Anderson said. “He’s got nice reach, tracks the ball well and does a lot of good things naturally. We’re expecting him to compete.”

Newsome also saw time as a defensive back, kick returner and punt returner for the Chiefs, who reached the state playoffs the past four seasons.

A track and field standout, Newsome owns Northview school records in both the high jump and triple jump. He qualified for regional competition in the high jump as a junior, setting a new school mark at 6 feet, 4 inches.

Joining the Warriors, Newsome has the ability to contend with the best jumpers in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

“Cameron is a very talented athlete that is currently capable of meeting an NAIA national-qualifying mark,” Waldorf track and field coach Kendrick Clay said.

Waldorf is currently competing in its inaugural track and field season. The addition of Newsome helps elevate the program.

“As we begin our 2015-16 seasons, he will most likely be able to help Waldorf College establish a presence not just at the regional level, but potentially the national level as well,” Clay said. “We are excited to bring aboard any committed athlete that is capable of helping our program progress.”

Newsome was also active in basketball at Northview, where he was a three-year letter winner. He guided the Chiefs to the playoffs in his final two seasons and was named to the PSA All-Star Game as a senior.

The son of Vivian Morel, Newsome is still weighing his options as he decides on a college major. He’s excited to continue his education and athletic career at Waldorf.

“It is truly a blessing,” Newsome said. “It means the world to me and it is something I have worked towards since I was a kid. It is just a dream come true.”

Newsome said those who pushed and motivated him along the way have greatly influenced the success he’s enjoyed throughout his career.

“I would like to thank all of my coaches for making me into the great player I am today and my mom for staying on me day in and day out to do what I love and to pursue my dreams,” Newsome said.

Pictured top: Cameron Newsome ties his Northview school record high jump at 6 feet, 4 inches at a March 11 meet.


7 Responses to “Northview’s Newsome Signs In Football, Track With Iowa School”

  1. big e on April 6th, 2015 1:11 pm

    good job bro

  2. Vivian Morrell on April 6th, 2015 8:57 am

    I just want to thank God first and foremost for all Hea done for me and my family… I want to thank Cam’s second mommy and daddy… And family… Mr. Lawrence and Betty Coon and His siblings… Brittney, Patience, Peyton, Madeline, Eathan, and Gavin… You all have been such inspiration to Cam.. He loves the Coon’s so much… As a mother I just pray they remIn his parents for as long as God keeps life on my son’s body… And I’d like to thank all the coaches at Northview and Ernestward middle school for being mentors to my son… And all of the staff that loved and helped all this to become possible!!! Cam, and our family greatly appreciates all of you indeed… Again, thanks to Waldorf College for making my son’s dream come true… He’s a good son indeed and really going to miss him so much… My life is complete with my “Cam, Cam” and now he’s leaving his # fan behind… Hel always be “My Man Of The House!!!” Always had me and his siblings first in mind… He’s never gave me trouble like most teenagers do… Cameron is my “Heart” and just know that you guys have made a good choice… I’m sure he will do what he’s set out to do… And his #fan has his back… Mommy loves you “Cam”… 4 Life… Always remember to keep God first son and everything else will fall into place as it should??? God is your Strength and refuge… We all love you “Cam”… Be blessed!

  3. M. Allen on March 31st, 2015 4:11 pm

    Wow Cam! This is wonderful news. We are so proud of you! You have all of the talent in the world to go out there and make a success of yourself. Way to go, Cam!!!

  4. Mike Hanks on March 31st, 2015 11:02 am

    Congratulations Cameron! I wish you great success in the future. As the parent of two grown children, I know that kids accomplish more with consistent motivating comments and encouragement. I would like to personally thank Betty and Lawrence Coon for opening their home and their hearts to you and several other students to help them finish high school and begin adult life with the tools that it takes to be successful. I appreciate Betty and Lawrence and their family, and I hope all the students that they have helped appreciate them.

    Lawrence’s Cousin

  5. Vicki Baggett on March 31st, 2015 9:05 am

    Fantastic, Cameron! Congratulations!

  6. Mrs. Ellis on March 31st, 2015 8:23 am

    Leaving the SOUTH and going NORTH???? Make sure you keep NorthEscambia posted about all your success….on and off the playing field. So VERY proud of you Cameron. Keep up your studies also.

  7. Kevin on March 31st, 2015 8:14 am

    Congratulations Cameron!

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