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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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Newton shuts out Morrow

Newton can now focus on the playoffs after dispatching Morrow 40-0 at Tara Stadium Friday night.

November 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton shuts out Morrow

Newton can now focus on the playoffs after dispatching Morrow 40-0 at Tara Stadium Friday night.

November 09, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams looking to tune up

The 2012 Georgia High School season ends today, but for the Newton Rams the season starts next week.

November 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Grady repeats, Newton qualifies for state

For the 10th straight season, Newton has qualified for the cross county state meet thanks to top finishers in Saturday's region meet held at Luella.

November 03, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton secures second seed

A week after struggling in its biggest loss of the season, Newton football got back on track from the very first play Thursday night.

November 01, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton looks to hold on to home field

The Newton Rams will look to recover from their first loss since September by hosting Luella Thursday at 7 p.m.

October 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Lovejoy outmatches Newton

Since Region 2-AAAAAA play began, Newton has looked like one of the best teams the new league had to offer.

October 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams look to wrap up region

Newton hasn't been able to call its football team region champions since 1987, and can break the 25-year drought today.

October 25, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


A season with a silver lining

The 2012 season was definitely not what Newton softball coach Virginia Waters had in mind before things kicked off back in August.

October 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton Rams rivals

Newton's recipe for success was simple - strong defense and a solid running attack.

October 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Plenty of headlines abound

As if playoff implications wasn't enough to bring up the excitement level of today's Newton vs. Rockdale matchup at Sharp Stadium, there are plenty more big-time story lines set to unfold.

October 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton wins second straight

The Newton Rams have now won two games in a row.

October 13, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton looking for second win

The Newton County football team did something Monday it hasn't done all season long - practiced after coming off a win.

October 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Pittman leads Rams to win

Newton County won its first game of the 2012 season Friday night, defeating cross-county and Region 2-AAAAAA rival Alcovy High School 14-7.

October 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Running toward a rivalry

After two years, the Newton-Alcovy rivalry gets renewed on the football field today.

October 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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