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Rick Rasmussen Q&A

Although his summer basketball season is over, we caught up with head coach Rick Rasmussen to ask him a few random questions so Newton County to get to know one of its heralded coaches.

July 10, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


From a Ram to an Eagle

Signings don't usually come this late in the summer, but as they say 'better late than never.'

July 09, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams finish strong

From June 13 to June 28 the Newton Rams played about 30 games in preparation for the season that is still months away, as they went 21-9 overall.

July 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Reed joins Titan nation

The Albany Tech Lady Titans just picked up a new player, former Newton High School Lady Rams forward Deandra Reed.

July 01, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


7-on-7 tournament held at Newton

On Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Newton High School held a seven-on-seven tournament comprised of around 10 teams. Eagles Landing defeated Newton in the championship game.

June 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton basketball off to hot start

Newton High School basketball has gotten off to a hot start this summer, going 7-3 over a stretch that saw them face some highly talented teams in the past week.

June 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams to host 7-on-7 tournament

After losing in the playoffs in the first round, Newton High School football is back at it today hosting a 7-on-7 tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Henry commits to Hokies

In the eighth grade Shane Henry wrote that he wanted to play shooting guard for the Miami Heat. He was just 5-foot-7 then, but he's 6-foot-8 now and a step closer to his childhood dream.

June 12, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


'We run this county'

In what the Newton High School football head coach called "The Newton Spot," a.k.a 'World of Wings 2' we had lunch and talked about his first year as head coach and what he expects from the program next season.

June 10, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton Rams gear up for next season

Last week it was the junior varsity players practicing out on Newton High School's basketball court, but this week varsity players own the court.

June 10, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Q&A with the coach

After wrapping up the second day of the Newton High School girl's summer basketball camp, head coach Tiffani Johnson answered a few hard-hitting questions from The Covington News.

June 03, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton to host summer b-ball camp

Still months away from the beginning of the regular season, Newton High School seems to have adopted the mantra "basketball never stops."

May 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Bye-bye Billingslea

Dezmon Billingslea just got done moving his tassel over after being pronounced officially an alumni of Newton High School. Now the All-Region 2-AAAAAA linebacker is set to move on at Kennesaw State University, but first he had some parting words for his former Rams teammates.

May 24, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Newton sends four to college

MJ Boykin signed his national letter of intent to attend Reinhardt University after he received a full scholarship to play baseball. Boykin stole 15 bases in his senior season as a Ram and hit .368.

May 24, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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Late letdown

For six innings Tuesday, Newton softball played flawless defense and had control of its game with Salem. Ironically, what powered them to a 2-0 lead wound up aiding Salem to a 3-2 win.

August 16, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Miller Grove's Byams named NHS baseball coach

Newton has its new baseball coach after the Newton County Board of Education approved the hiring of Vincent Byams at the monthly meeting Tuesday. Byams replaces the departed Ty Hensley who left after three years at the helm.

August 13, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Final tune up

Newton and Alcovy softball hit the diamond Tuesday for the only time this season against each other in a scrimmage before both teams open regular-season play Friday. The Lady Tigers will play in a tournament at South Gwinnett while Newton plays at Griffin in the Diamond Classic. Both teams had similar agendas - work out some bugs and see what needs work.

August 09, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Justice is served

Former Newton defensive end Justice Ejike was the unequivocal leader of the Rams defense in 2009. He was their best player on that side of the ball. He was so good, he also played offensive line. Fast forward two years and he has a new role, one he isn't too familiar with.

August 06, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


A fresh start

With the softball season set to begin next week, Newton has a renewed focus going into the 2011 campaign. After a tough year that saw the Lady Rams go 5-5 in region play but 11-18 overall, they turn the page and look to get back to the basics.

August 04, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Ring bearers

Days before school reconvenes for the 2011-12 year, Newton honored its boys' track team and the Class AAAAA championship 4x100 meter relay team one last time in a banner and ring ceremony Thursday.

July 30, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Newton basketball shares time with local youths

Newton basketball has been a fixture in the community going back to the glory years of Ron Bradley's teams and the 1964 state championship run. Recently the Rams under head coach Rick Rasmussen have also made the county proud, making it all the way to the Class AAAAA Final Four in 2010.

July 26, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Former Newton bigman Miller transfers

Former Newton bigman Darius Miller will transfer to Chattahoochee Tech this fall for his second year of basketball after playing at Central Georgia Tech last year.

July 21, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Run, Tyler run

For the past two years, nobody in the state has been able to catch Newton track star Tyler Long or his teammates for that matter, at least not in the 4x100 meter relay. And after signing with Campbell University Wednesday, Long's days of running like the wind competitively will continue for the next four years.

June 30, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Still swingin' it

In 2008, Landon Cheek was putting the finishing touches on his third straight Region 2-AAAAA golf championship. When he left for college in the fall as the school's most accomplished golfer, he left his golf clubs behind.

June 30, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


That's the spirit

The Newton competition cheerleading squad returned from the National Cheerleading Association cheerleading camp at the University of Georgia last week with some new hardware. In addition, the team earned a berth at the NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship at Dallas in January.

June 30, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Undersized Rams will rely on group effort

The Rams had a successful 2008 campaign, finishing the season 18-9 overall. But a first round defeat in the Region 2-AAAA tournament has fourth-year head coach Rick Rasmussen hungry for more.

November 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Lady Rams poised for improvement after tough second half

Newton's girl's basketball team struggled in 2007. With an overall record of 6-17, the Lady Rams didn't have much to celebrate about. But 2008 brings with it a renewed optimism.

November 29, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Luella shuts Newton out of playoffs

The Newton Rams (3-7, 2-5 Region 2-AAAAA) played Luella High's Lions (7-3, 4-3) Friday at Locust Grove with hopes of making the playoffs. Instead, the Lions won 13-0 and a shot in the playoffs for the first time in school history, while Newton lost its chance at the postseason.

November 19, 2008 | Rachel Kellogg | Newton


Newton needs win, help, to make playoffs

The Newton Rams' football season comes down to tonight's game. Win and it has a chance to make the playoffs. Lose and it's over.

November 17, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Newton


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