After completing a perfect run through region competition, the Newton girls varsity basketball team ran into a buzz saw Friday night against visiting North Cobb in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA state tournament, dropping a 59-50 decision to the Lady Warriors.
Foul line struggles ended the Newton Rams' run for a region title Tuesday night, as Newton fell 50-46 to Luella at home in the finals of the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.
Perfection comes only every so often in sports.
It wasn't how newton coach Rick Rasmussen would have drawn it up, but in the end, Rasmussen and the Rams were elated to walk away with a 55-51 victory over Lovejoy Monday night in the semifinals of the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.
It wasn't the prettiest performance Monday night from the Newton girls varsity basketball team, but in the end, the Lady Rams put forth just enough effort to edge rival Alcovy 64-46, reaching the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament finals.
Newton can now focus on the playoffs after dispatching Morrow 40-0 at Tara Stadium Friday night.
The 2012 Georgia High School season ends today, but for the Newton Rams the season starts next week.
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.
A week after struggling in its biggest loss of the season, Newton football got back on track from the very first play Thursday night.
The Newton Rams will look to recover from their first loss since September by hosting Luella Thursday at 7 p.m.
Since Region 2-AAAAAA play began, Newton has looked like one of the best teams the new league had to offer.
Newton hasn't been able to call its football team region champions since 1987, and can break the 25-year drought today.
The 2012 season was definitely not what Newton softball coach Virginia Waters had in mind before things kicked off back in August.
Newton's recipe for success was simple - strong defense and a solid running attack.
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.
The Newton Rams have now won two games in a row.
The Newton County football team did something Monday it hasn't done all season long - practiced after coming off a 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.
After two years, the Newton-Alcovy rivalry gets renewed on the football field today.
For a team with only seven points in four games, every yard counts, and for Newton football, it can't squander any field position away.