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Q&A with Newton Rams hoops coach Rick Rasmussen

The Covington News chose Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen as our Standout Coach of the Year, primarily because of how he guided a nationally ...

March 26, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Lexii Chatman's small stature doesn't stop her from playing big

COVINGTON, Ga. -- It doesn't take Lexii Chatman long to think about that one play that highlighted the kind of season she had for the ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


J.D. Notae is a proud, homegrown Newton hoops product

COVINGTON, Ga. -- For some millennial generation high school athletes, things like taking pride in the community you were raised in and sticking your chest out ...

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton Rams shutout by Grayson for second straight game

The Newton Rams baseball team was handed its second defeat in a row by Grayson High Wednesday night, suffering a 3-0 loss in game two ...

March 23, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton


Newton football players have impressive showings at Sunday camp

A group of Newton Rams football players had a strong showing during the Battle MVP Camp held Sunday at Lovejoy High School in Clayton County.

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton goalkeeper Lauren Williams rapidly emerging in first year of soccer

Even in a team sport, sometimes the best athletes have a little bit of an innate selfish gene in them.

March 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton baseball exceeding expectations in young season

Don't look now, but the Newton Rams baseball team is on a hot streak.

March 05, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's season comes to end at the hands of revenge-minded Tift County

This time, the Newton Rams were on the wrong side of revenge.

March 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton baseball grinds out non-region win against Tucker

It was a grinder that started over an hour late, but the Newton Rams generated enough at the plate early, and got a solid performance ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton's Rick Rasmussen tabbed as GACA all-star game head coach

No matter how much longer the Newton boys basketball team's season lasts through the state tournament, Rams head coach Rick Rasmussen won't be ...

February 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


STATE TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: An early look at Wednesday's Tift County-Newton matchup

So as exciting as last Thursday's triple overtime win against Westlake was, we can't talk about it forever, simply because Newton still has ...

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


STOVALL: Newton successfully channeled the spirit of Ric Flair against Westlake

*Note: Two corrections are made in this article that didn't make the print version. First, this article correctly reflects Newton's semifinal site as ...

February 27, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton boys celebrate, but turn their sights toward Tift County

It's an arguable matter of discussion to say that Newton sophomore Colby Rogers hit the game's biggest shots when he sunk four straight ...

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


NEWTON BASKETBALL: Analyzing Thursday night's top performers

There's still so much to unpack in Newton's 89-83 triple overtime win over defending state champion Westlake Thursday night that we're going ...

February 24, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton outlasts Westlake in triple overtime thriller, advance to play Tift County

It took three overtimes and some clutch shooting by a sometimes unsung senior hero and an emerging sophomore for the Newton Rams to gut out ...

February 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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JJ Holloman makes commitment to UGA official, will report to Athens in January

JJ Holloman was so sure about his decision to sign his football scholarship with Georgia, he couldn't wait until February's National Signing Day to put the ink on the dotted line.

December 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


No. 2 Newton shakes off slow start against Whitefield

On a night when the No. 2 ranked Newton boys (ranked No. 1 according to Maxpreps.com) would honor one of the current pillars of its program, a game Whitefield Academy team did its best spoiler routine.

December 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton Lady Rams dominate Whitefield Academy

The Newton Lady Rams jumped out of the gates early, then flexed their defensive muscles midway through the third quarter while coasting to a 74-41 home win over the Whitefield Academy Wolfpack.

December 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen lauds his 'big three'

Newton High School has never been short on basketball talent or tradition.

December 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton girls' basketball coach Tiffani Johnson 'bleeds blue and white'

If you peaked at the scoreboard during virtually any part of the Newton Lady Rams' basketball team's last two games, you would think there's a finished product on the floor.

December 06, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton Lady Rams rout Eastside

Newton Lady Rams coach Tiffani Johnson charged her team to start fast and end well against its archival Eastside and cause the game to be over before the third quarter began.

December 03, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton trio named to prestigious Atlanta TipOff Club's Preseason All-Metro Team

One of the more prestigious groups of high school prognosticators has taken note of the talent on the Newton boys basketball team.

December 02, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jeremiah Holloman commits to UGA

Newton Rams four-star wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman has committed to the University of Georgia, according to Newton Rams assistant coach Josh Skelton who contacted The Covington News via Twitter.

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jefferies gets offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech

People are starting to take notice of Darnell Jefferies.

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton girls, boys basketball sweep Heritage-Newnan, now shift sights to Eastside

In typical head coach fashion, Tiffani Johnson could still pick out some of the warts in the midst of an impressive performance.

November 30, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton boys basketball stays unbeaten despite tough weekend schedule

Most preseason boys basketball polls had the Newton Rams boys ranked No. 5. But after a season opening week of blowout wins against ranked teams from varying classifications, expect the Rams to start inching up those rankings.

November 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Isaiah Miller finds good fit at Newton

By now, Isaiah Miller has had almost a half dozen regular season games to get acclimated to his new surroundings and teammates at Newton High.

November 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


PREP BASKETBALL: No. 5 Newton off to a hot 2016-17 start

The opening weekend and week of the Newton boys basketball's 2016-17 schedule should give coach Rick Rasmussen a much clearer understanding of how championship ready his team is.

November 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


No. 5 Newton looking for pay back against Henry County

Armani Harris will admit it. He, nor his Newton boys' basketball teammates, takes losing very well.

November 17, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton coach Terrence Banks upbeat for 2017 season

As the Newton Rams wrapped their arms around each other last Friday night, and swayed side to side while facing their marching band that played the slow rendition of its alma mater song, though you knew it was the end of their season, it didn't feel like a particularly sad ending.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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