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Rasmussen gets No. 200

Rick Rasmussen earned his 200th win as a head coach with a 64-37 dominant victory over Lovejoy tonight.

January 27, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Q&A: Rick Rasmussen

After another region win against the Rams on Friday, Tucker currently sits atop the region 2-AAAAAA standings, as Newton (16-5, 3-4 Region 2-AAAAAA) ranks fourth in the region behind Rockdale (15-6, 5-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) and Lovejoy (4-10, 3-3 Region 2-AAAAAA). However, this game was much different than the last, a 67-42 thrashing in early December, without center usual starting center Josh Tukes.

January 24, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Athletes of the week: 1/12

Tierra Hodges and Darvin Jones have been named, Alcovy's and Newton's athletes of the week respectively. For Eastside's athlete of the week, check online at covnews.com Tuesday.

January 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams region REIGN won’t stop

Newton (12-4, 4-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) came into Friday's battle with Rockdale (6-8, 1-3 Region 2-AAAAAA) looking down at the Lady Bulldogs from high atop the Region 2-AAAAAA standings. Rockdale, despite it's sub-.500 region record, gave Newton everything it could handle. The Lady Rams answered with a resolve they've laid claim to all season.

January 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton/Rockdale represent Georgia in Georgia/Florida ALL-STAR Game

A.J. Palomino (Newton), Nuka Yobo(Newton) and Joshua Smith (Heritage) were selected to participate in the Georgia/Florida All-star Classic. With Palomino, Smith and Yobo, Georgia beat Florida 26-14 in the classic

January 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Cause for concern?

For the first time this season, Newton (13-3, 1-3 Region 2-AAAAAA) lost its second-straight game. The fact that this is the first time they've lost consecutive games all season is a remarkable feat, but is this a trend for the Rams or just a blip in the radar?

January 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton splits with Rockdale

Nearby county rival Rockdale came to town on Friday night to face region foe Newton.

January 09, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams take the title at Walnut Grove tourney

Newton basketball kept rolling over the break as the Rams went 3-0 in a holiday tournament at Walnut Grove winning the championship 39-36 over Walnut Grove. Rams' head coach Rick Rasmussen breaks down the tournament run in this exclusive question and answer.

January 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


The system

Coaching at any level of sports is a complicated task of its own, but helping teenage boys develop into mature young men on and off the basketball courts is another complex assignment.

December 27, 2014 | Javon Dickerson Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton’s FAB FIVE

Normally when a coach starts three or more freshman its by default and that team is probably in for a long season filled with a lot of mistakes. Newton's girls basketball team starts three freshmen, but is off to an 8-2 start this season and they'll only get better with time.

December 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Running into a buzz saw

Newton faced its toughest competition of the season on Friday since beating Butler in an exhibition match before the regular season and it showed as Newton got blowed out 67-42 against Tucker.

December 13, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton takes FIRST

Newton had put up a good fight. They were in it with Tucker the entire game, but the defending state champion Lady Tigers had taken a six point lead with just a couple of minutes remaining in the contest. To lose by a few points to a team that won a state championship last year would be an honorable moral victory. But the Lady Rams didn't want a moral victory. They wanted to make a statement.

December 13, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton vs. Tucker: Believe the hype

More than just bragging rights are on the line for Friday night's Newton/Tucker matchup. Tucker, which was added to Region 2-AAAAAA this year, is pretty much a powerhouse in every high school sport and that doesn't change in basketball.

December 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton wins two against Alcovy

Facing a rival for the third straight game, Newton dominated once again, with the girls winning 54-52 and the boys winning 70-51.

December 09, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton wins round 1

The rivalry that exists between Eastside and Newton has been well documented. For any contest or sporting event that the two compete in, the ultimate goal is to beat the other one, the school across the county.

December 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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Rams handle Lions' roar

The Newton Rams will join Alcovy in the second round of the winner's bracket in the Region 2-AAAAAA postseason tournament, outlasting the Luella Lions 5-3 Tuesday night at Alcovy.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton volleyball rams Tigers

After falling in the first match of a tri-match against Eastside on Thursday, the Newton Rams rebounded with a straight set win over Alcovy.

October 05, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams spoil Tigers' Newton Cup hopes

The Newton Rams won their region opener, while grabbing their second win of the season, against the Alcovy Tigers on Friday night 17-14 at Sharp Stadium, spoiling the Tigers' hopes of obtaining the Newton Cup.

October 05, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Hobbs

For his efforts on the gridiron, Newton High sophomore running back Artice Hobbs has been named Rams Athlete of the Week.

October 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams aim to spoil Cup hopes

While its 1-3 record may not be what the Newton High varsity football team would like to carry into Sharp Stadium Friday night, a new season for the Rams begins as they take on rival Alcovy in their first region game of the season.

October 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Patriots outlast Rams

The Newton High School varsity volleyball team dropped a non-region contest to Heritage Tuesday night, falling in straight sets to the Patriots on the road.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Ain't it nifty, being 50

The Lady Rams 1963 regional champion and state runner-up varsity basketball team reunited this past weekend, celebrating their 33-1 overall record. Members of the region championship team include, first row: Sandra Lester Needham, Day Morcock Kennon, Betty Jaynes, Rosemary Laster Powell and Lynda Satterfield LaFollette. Second row: Diane Carter Dickson, Donna Dooley Tomlin and Ameila Spillers Moseley. Third row: Carlyn Maloy McConnell, Kay Shaw Coggin, Carolyn Strange Ariail and Susan Cooper Wilson.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Cronic no-hits Wildcats

Freshman starting pitcher Maddie Cronic threw a no-hitter for the Newton Lady Rams on Senior Night, as the varsity softball team ended their regular season Thursday night with a 12-0 win over the Lovejoy Wildcats.

September 28, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Langston Hughes halts Newton

The Newton Rams suffered their second consecutive road loss Friday night at Langston Hughes, falling to the Panthers 44-7 at Langston Hughes Stadium.

September 27, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams not taking Panthers lightly

The crash came hard for Newton coach Terrance Banks after the fall.

September 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton Athlete of the Week: Brown

Newton junior Racheal Brown has been named the Rams' Athlete of the Week this week for her relentless effort on the cross country course.

September 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Seniors go out with win

The Newton varsity volleyball team's senior class went out with a bang Tuesday night at home, defeating county rival Alcovy 3-1 on Senior Night.

September 24, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton falls to Valdosta

The Newton Rams fell to 1-2 Friday night on the road at Valdosta, as the Wildcats earned a 41-14 victory over the Rams in non-region play.

September 20, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Seminoles defeat Rams

On Wednesday afternoon, the Newton Rams softball team hosted the Seminoles of Salem at Newton High, falling 4-3 in non-region action.

September 20, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Rams eager to prove they belong

The Newton Rams have an opportunity to knock off their second consecutive top-10 opponent tonight, but this time, the Rams won't be sneaking into Lowndes County.

September 19, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


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