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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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Newton falls in all-star game

The Rockdale all-stars shined the brightest in the annual Newton County vs. Rockdale County game at Rockdale High's gym Thursday.

April 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton track tops Region 2-AAAAAA

The Newton boys' track team won Region 2-AAAAAA and the girls' finished second in a continuation of strong performances by both Rams teams.

April 20, 2013 | By Xavier McKnight | Newton


Banks named Newton football coach

Terrance Banks is Newton High's newest head football coach.

April 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


America's pastime

As the 2013 baseball season began Sunday and Opening Day kicked off at Turner Field in Atlanta Monday, it's not only time for peanuts and Cracker Jacks but also for the crack of the bat, the smell of the leather and the trading of baseball cards.

April 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Young Lady Rams win 2 straight

Gizelle Ferguson and Precious Buddington led Newton's girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Rockdale on Friday.

March 30, 2013 | | Newton


So close, so great

History often remembers the best teams, and the best teams are often the closest knit.

March 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton rallies for 3rd straight win

Newton was unbeaten in Region 2-AAAAAA play prior to Tuesday night, and needed a dramatic comeback, and the help of Shawn Guckenberger, to keep its streak alive.

March 12, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Allen leaves Newton for M.L. King

Cortez Allen is returning to M.L. King High School and the football program he helped start 11 years ago to be the Lions head coach.

March 01, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton's run ends

Newton kept it close throughout the first quarter of its sweet 16 matchup at Tift County, but the hosts, Blue Devils, and their crowd became too much.

February 26, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Thanks for the memories

Newton County basketball has more tradition than any other sports program in the area, setting national records, winning state championships, being guided by a legendary hall of fame coach and having players move on to the next level.

February 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Lady Rams travel to Tift

The Newton girls' basketball team has never reached the state's elite eight, but the 2012-13 version is on the verge of doing just that.

February 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Dramatic rally leads to win

The Newton girls' basketball team moved on to the second round of the state playoffs Tuesday.

February 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


No. 2, No. 100 come up for Newton

With only two seniors on the Newton girls' basketball team roster, senior night wasn't as much a chance to honor as much as it was a chance to make a statement Friday night against Druid Hills.

February 09, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton sends gym out with a loss

The gymnasium at 140 Ram Drive will never again have a Newton basketball team run up and down the hallowed hardwood in a regular season game, and it was sent out with a loss.

February 09, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rockdale runs past Rams

The Newton boys' basketball team had plenty of momentum, winning five straight, going into Friday night's game against Rockdale.

February 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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