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The Newton way

The Rams' state playoff run stopped on a cold Thursday night at Wheeler High School, with a large number of Newton fans tucked inside Wheeler's gym hoping to see the Newton boys basketball team pull of yet another upset. Three days later and the buzz has died, but the players and head coach Rick Rasmussen will always know how it all came together.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Cold bats give Newton its third loss

Even with the winter weather we experienced this past week, spring sports are off and running in full affect. The Newton High School baseball team has already got into the middle of their non-region schedule. Due to several rain-outs, Newton had only played two games until Friday evening where they were looking to get a win over the MLK Lions. Going into the game 0-2, Newton needed this win to kick start the season, but couldn't get it done and fell 8-4 to the Lions.

March 01, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Sims named to GACA All-Star game

Newton junior guard Jaquan Sims will play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) North/South All-Star boys basketball game. Sims will replace an injured player, as he was named an alternate for the contest, when rosters were being picked. Players from all over Georgia will participate in the contest. There is a game for juniors and one for seniors. Rams' guard D.J. Hill was also named as an alternate, but it has not yet been announced if he'll play in the game.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Fallout

The third time wasn't the charm for Newton (22-9, 5-5 Region 2-AAAAAA), a team that had been on a wild Cinderella run in the state playoffs with upsets over powerhouse Tift County and Dacula. The favorites to win it all in 6-AAAAAA, Wheeler (28-2) and No. 2 player in the nation Jaylen Brown, ended the Rams' season with a 72-54 win.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams’ run ends

Man, what a run it was. Newton played the underdog three times in the state playoffs, first upsetting Tift County – originally a favorite to at least make the elite eight – then beating Dacula in the sweet sixteen. However, Newton couldn't best Wheeler in the elite eight and fell to the Wildcats 72-54.

February 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton basketball travels to Wheeler tonight

Newton High School's elite eight matchup against Wheeler in the state basketball playoff tips off tonight at 7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton against the WORLD

No. Way. There was no way Newton would go down and beat defending Region 2-AAAAAA state champion Tift County as a No. 4 seed, versus the second-ranked team in the state. Not in Tift. Not a team that was 26-1, undefeated in their region and hadn't lost a game since January 8.

February 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams win again

With a 58-54 win over Dacula, Newton boys basketball will advance to the elite eight for the first time since 2011.

February 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Down goes Tift to Newton

Newton won over Tift 52-49.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton comes up short

The Lady Rams of Newton have been in a bunch of close games all year. They beat Tucker by two in their first game of the season, they beat Alcovy on a putback buzzer beater, they survived to beat Eastside and Rockdale by one and they beat Heritage by three. This would leave you to believe that when Newton had the ball down one, with a little less than 30 seconds left that they'd pull out a victory and win the region championship.

February 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Overpowering defense leads Newton to victory

In the first half, the young stars of the Lady Rams were flying high and running fast. Freshman guard Alexcia Chatman made sure her presences was known.

February 14, 2015 | Jameel Shareef | Newton


Rockdale tops Newton thrice

February 14, 2015 | Jameel Shareef | Newton


#NewtonBoyz

Being a football coach in today's world is a complicated and draining occupation that has it highs and lows. Your biggest duty is to teach and motivate your players to become better on the field, and turn that into winning football games. That itself is not a walk in the park with complexities and other outside distractions that can happen; it's very complicated to build a winning team.

February 08, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


2014-2015 basketball power rankings

Rivalry game after rivalry game, fans take to social media, the local barbershops and pretty much any place where you can strike up a normal conversation to discuss which school/team is the best. Between the two counties there are six high schools, all vying for bragging rights. We decided to end the talk and put it on paper (actually computer, because technology, but you get it). Every team has pretty much ended its regular season and region tournaments are set to begin next week. The following list has been compiled based on regular season wins, regions wins, wins against ...

February 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Ras’ 200th

With a 64-37 thrashing of Lovejoy, Newton High School basketball coach Rick Rasmussen earned the 200th win of his career. Rasmussen speaks on the accomplishment and what's ahead for him in this Q&A.

February 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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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


Newton stuffs Alcovy

When Newton meets Alcovy on the basketball court, it's always a big game with bragging rights on the line.

December 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams take toughness into season

To compete in one of the toughest regions in the state, a team must be, well, tough.

November 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Cabane, Mitchell honored

Rashard Cabane and Rodarius Mitchell are two of Newton's top returning scorers from last season, and showed they will be a big part of the 2012-13 season at the Northeast Georgia Invitational in Madison County this week.

November 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams fall short at home

The 2012 football season came to a disappointing conclusion for the Newton County Rams Friday night at Sharp Stadium as the East Coweta Indians (3-AAAAAA) prevailed by a final score of 25-20 in the first round of the state playoffs.

November 17, 2012 | Michael Stone | Newton


History for Newton

Fans will have a chance to see history today as Newton hosts a state playoff game for the first time in the school's 63-year history of football.

November 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton gets ready for season

The Newton Rams will offer a taste of things to come Thursday evening.

November 15, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton


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