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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 wins thriller in OT

The Region 2-AAAAAA basketball playoffs are still more than a week away, but don't tell that to the Rockdale or Newton hoops teams.

February 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams shoot to the top

When the Newton boys' basketball team went through its four game losing streak at the beginning of January, things took a bleak turn for the Rams.

January 31, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton boy’s basketball wins fourth straight

Heading into its most difficult stretch of the season, Newton has now won four straight after defeating Cedar Shoals 57-45 Saturday.

January 31, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams win rivalry

One team committed 11 first-half turnovers, another scored just five points in the third quarter, but in a rivalry none of that seemed to matter late in the game Friday night.

January 26, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Back at it again

When Alcovy and Newton meet on the basketball court, it's always a rivalry, but today's affair will be even more hotly contested.

January 24, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams rolling after road wins

After four straight losses, Newton is back on the winning track.

January 19, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Interact hosts basketball tourney

The Interact Club of Newton High School will host a charity basketball tournament Saturday, Feb. 23, between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Newton High School gym.

January 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Newton


Mitchell steps up for Rams

The Newton boys' basketball team ended its first trip around Region 2-AAAAAA and a rare losing streak Tuesday.

January 17, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams lose third straight

The Newton boys' basketball team is in an unfamiliar place after a 65-50 loss at Rockdale Tuesday night.

January 09, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton moves past Rockdale in fourth quarter

Newton kept Breanna Richardson and Rockdale at bay long enough to hold on for a win Tuesday night.

January 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams joyous with Yule Tide

As Newton heads into the second half of the basketball season, it will have more experience in big games, and big wins than many of its 2013 opponents.

December 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams win another

Newton headed into Thursday night's Yule Tide Christmas Classic in Hanceville, Ala., with the confidence of three straight wins.

December 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton brings down Eagles

The Newton Rams shut down Eastside Saturday, handing its cross-town rivals its first loss of the season and proving they are one of the state's better defensive teams.

December 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton's new face

Trying to repeat a 21-win season is difficult enough, but looking to do it with an almost entirely new team is even more challenging.

December 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton rebounds from lone defeat

Newton recovered from its first loss in a big way Friday, running away from Jackson, Atlanta on the road.

December 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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