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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 keeps pace in region

Newton stayed within one game of fourth place Westlake by dominating the visiting Langston-Hughes Panthers 10-0 Friday night.

April 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton


Two Rams sign

The Newton boys' basketball team has consistently been one of the most successful in the area over the last couple of year, winning back-to-back region titles, before finishing as runner up in 2012.

April 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton suffers heartbreaking defeat

Newton had a five-run lead disappear late Tuesday in a 6-5 loss to Newnan.

April 14, 2012 | Beau McCranie | Newton


Newton wins 6-5 in 7th against Columbia

Newton refused to end its winning streak, despite being three outs from a two-run loss Saturday.

April 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Bats come out in Rams victory

The Rams won their second game of the day and fourth in two days in dominating fashion over South Cobb Saturday.

April 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams withstand rally

The Newton Rams fought off an eight-run fourth inning by the Stephenson Jaguars to hold on for a 14-10 win Friday night in a key region contest at Stephenson.

March 31, 2012 | Beau McCranie | Newton


Defense lifts Rams to 9-1 victory

The Newton Rams started off the second half of region play with a 9-1 victory over MLK at Newton High Tuesday night.

March 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton's Croone shines in All-star game

Stephen Croone has been one of the best players on his team all year long.

March 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton loses to Rockdale in girls' tennis

Newton girls' tennis lost its third straight match, falling 4-1 at Rockdale Monday.

March 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams struggle heading into Luella matchup

Going into a matchup against one of the best teams in the state is not an ideal time to be struggling.

March 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton swept by East Coweta

The Newton girls' soccer team continues to struggle, being mercy ruled in its third game of the season.

March 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton girls soccer get first win of season

Before Newton's match against Stephenson Tuesday, coach Nilesh Patel decided it was time to make a change in net.

March 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Bradley to be inducted into hall of fame

Ron Bradley is a household name in Newton County and a legend in Georgia.

March 13, 2012 | Brian Dale | Newton


Defensive woes plague Rams

In a key early region match-up, the Newton Rams lost to the Stephenson Jaguars 5-4 at Newton High School on Monday night.

March 09, 2012 | By Beau McCranie | Newton


Rams drop pair despite solid pitching

The Newton Rams dropped two non-region games to start the week, falling 4-0 to Shiloh on Monday and 7-1 to Lakeside on Tuesday.

March 01, 2012 | Beau McCrainie news@covnews.com | Newton


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