"I have to laugh to keep from crying" was Newton coach Andre Byrd's summation of the Newton Rams baseball team's sloppy 5-4 loss to the Morrow Mustangs Wednesday at Newton Stadium.
The Newton boys and girls tennis program continued its early season run through Region 2-AAAAAA Tuesday afternoon, picking up their third region wins of the year against Druid Hills.
The Newton High girls and boys soccer teams took on an eager Druid Hills program Friday night, dropping both home contests in Region 2-AAAAAA action.
After putting up 29 combined runs in its two previous games, the Newton varsity baseball team's bats stayed hot Friday night, as Newton strung together 10 hits in a 7-2 victory over region rival Alcovy.
In soccer action this week, the Newton boys and girls soccer teams dropped home contests to visiting Rockdale County in a rivalry sweep.
The Newton varsity baseball team seems to be finding its groove at just the right time entering the heart of its region schedule, picking up a pair of blowout victories this week.
The Newton Rams varsity baseball team earned its first region win of the season on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Newton High, defeating Lovejoy 6-3.
The Newton Lady Rams soccer team made a short trip to Sharp Field Saturday afternoon, defeating rival Eastside 2-1 in a streak-ending victory.
A muddy, sloppy night for the Newton soccer program ended in a Friday night split at home in non-region action, as the Lady Rams picked up a win over visiting MLK High School before the boys fell in the nightcap.
The Newton Rams varsity baseball team continued its early season trek thought the opening half of the season, welcoming Stephenson to their friendly confines Wednesday afternoon.
The Newton boys and girls tennis teams dropped a pair of sweeps Tuesday night to region rival Rockdale County in Region 2-AAAAAA action.
Rockdale's Will Hardy threw 5-1/3 innings of no-hit baseball, and Newton committed a costly error Tuesday night, as the Bulldogs edged the Rams 3-2 in a their Region 2A-AAAAAA opener on another cold night at Rockdale Stadium.
The Newton Rams varsity baseball team hosted Lithonia Saturday in the program's "Grand Opening Day" baseball game, defeating the Bulldogs 4-2 in a game that was powered by the dominant pitching of starter Daniel Croom.
The Newton Lady Rams soccer team hosted the Lady Luella Lions in region play Friday night, suffering a 5-0 defeat to the Lady Lions.
The Newton Rams made history Friday night, knocking their first home run out of the park at Ram Field, but history wasn't enough to defeat the Columbia Eagles, as Newton fell 12-9 in non-region play.
An explosive second half helped the visiting Hillgrove Hawks knock off host Newton 56-44 Friday night in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA state tournament.
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 High School hosted the quarterfinals of the Region 2-AAAAAA boys and girls basketball tournaments Saturday, with three of the four Newton County teams in action.
Former Newton County Basketball standout Betty Faith Jaynes, 68, died Monday, Feb. 10, in Athens after a brief illness.
The Newton girls varsity basketball team made history Saturday night, giving coach Tiffani Johnson her first perfect 12-0 region season as the Lady Rams' head coach.
It was a performance to forget Saturday afternoon for the Newton High boys varsity basketball team, as the Rams uncharacteristically struggled against visiting Luella in a 31-17 Senior Night loss.
Nine Newton County athletes joined the horde of high school athltes participating in National Signing Day Wednesday.
The Newton girls varsity basketball team might not have been perfect Wednesday night on the road against Rockdale County, but its unblemished region record stayed intact, as the Lady Rams defeated the Lady Bulldogs 57-37 to move to 10-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA.
The Rockdale County varsity basketball team began the season with a young squad, but now, those players are getting just a little bit older and a little bit wiser.
It was an overtime thriller on Dec. 17 in Morrow in the Mustangs first meeting with the Newton varsity basketball team, when Newton miraculously completed a second-half comeback and stole a road win in region play.
It was another easy win for Region 2-AAAAAA top's seed Monday night, as the Lady Rams proved again why they are the top dog in the region.