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Newton boys ready to focus on state title run after winning region crown

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - When it comes to Newton's last pair of games against Shiloh, Rick Rasmussen is two times a prophet.

February 13, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton Lady Rams fall short of region title against Archer in double OT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - There were a lot of variables that one could point to if you wanted to diagnosis the Newton Lady Rams' 73-70 double overtime ...

February 12, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton discovers its opponent in Friday region tourney game

Thanks to South Gwinnett's 67-62 win over Archer Wednesday night in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAAAA tournament, the Newton Rams will face ...

February 08, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Rick Rasmussen, J.D. Notae sweep top postseason honors in region

The Newton boys' basketball team swept the top honors in the All-Region 8-AAAAAAA team which was released Monday.

February 07, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton hoops teams will enjoy first round byes in region tournament

For Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen, Friday night's game against Archer wasn't as much about the pomp and circumstance surrounding senior night ...

February 06, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jurnee Smith settling into a comfort zone for Lady Rams

If it looks like Newton's Jurnee Smith is playing on another level these last several games, it's because she is - intentionally.

February 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


NBA legend Charles Barkley makes surprise visit to Newton boys basketball

There are probably a few good ways to motivate a nationally ranked basketball team that lost its first game of the season after winning its ...

February 02, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


No. 1 Newton falls to upstart Shiloh

Rick Rasmussen allowed himself to wax a bit prophetic Tuesday night just moments before his top-ranked Newton Rams were to take on the Shiloh Generals ...

January 31, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton grabs mid-season honors from Atlanta Tip Off Club

More accolades are rolling in for Georgia's No. 1 ranked boys basketball team.

January 31, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Complete performance gives No. 1 Newton blowout win over Grayson

Newton vs. Grayson, part two was supposed to be a matchup of the top two squads in Region 8-AAAAAAA.

January 25, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton boys still climbing MaxPreps national rankings

The Newton boys basketball team continues its climb up the national rankings even as it continues its quest for a state title and possible undefeated ...

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jaquan Henderson flips commitment from Tennessee to Georgia Tech

Newton football has another Division I prospect who is committed to staying in-state for his college career.

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton Lady Rams' sophomore Rachel Hilliard is making an early impact

During the Newton Lady Rams' Tuesday bounce back win over Rockdale County - 24 hours after a loss to Fayette County in the MLK Classic - coach ...

January 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Isaiah Miller drops 37 on South Gwinnett as No. 1 Newton stays perfect

Rick Rasmussen wanted to leave as little room as possible for a South Gwinnett fourth quarter comeback Friday night.

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Lady Rams fall to South Gwinnett

Jurnee Smith gave her best superhero impression during the fourth quarter of Newton's Friday night game against South Gwinnett, but it still wasn't ...

January 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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Archive By Section - Newton


Banks wins Coach of the Year

Newton coach Terrance Banks was named the Georgia Athletic Coaches' Associaton Region 2-AAAAA Coach of the Year. The Rams won their first region championship since 1987 this past season and made it to the sweet 16 for the second straight year.

January 25, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams win 12th straight

At a MLK showcase hosted by Evans High School, Newton boys basketball (17-2, 5-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) came away victorious in a 75-46 rout against Glenn Hills for the Rams' 12th straight win.

January 19, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


REMATCH

Last time Newton and Tucker met up, the results weren't favorable for the Lady Rams or the Rams. With both Newton teams playing their best basketball right now, they're hoping the outcome to Friday's upcoming thrilla in Covington will be much different when Newton hosts Tucker at home with a 6 p.m. start time.

January 18, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams drop 120 on Alcovy

High school games last only 32 minutes with eight minutes per quarter, it only took Newton (15-2, 5-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) all of 30 minutes – due to the mercy rule there were only six minutes in the fourth quarter – to score 120 points in a 120-51 old-school beatdown against Alcovy (3-16, 0-6 Region 2-AAAAAA) in Ram territory.

January 15, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Smith’s 20 leads Newton past Alcovy

If Kayla Smith had a shot it would probably just show 10 makes around the basket and a few misses here and there. In the paint is where Smith scored all 20 of her points in Newton's (15-3, 5-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) 70-45 win over county rival Alcovy (11-7, 2-4 Region 2-AAAAAA).

January 15, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Local son of Covington makes good

Since high school Sunil Smith has loved the game of football. It was Smith's high school coaches who instilled that love of the gridiron in him, especially Harold Johnson, who coached Newton County football in 1991 and 1992, which were Smith's sophomore and junior seasons.

January 12, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton ends 2015 on a high note

Newton boys' basketball was dominant from start to finish on the team's way to a championship victory, defeating Thompson 72-50 in the Yuletide Classic in at Wallace State in Hanceville, Alabama. Janaud "JD" Notae was named tournament MVP after scoring 25 points in the final contest and averaging 21 points per game throughout the tournament. Sophomore DeAndrae Butler, who averaged a double-double in the Classic, along with Notae was named to the All-Tournament Team.

January 04, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams survive late scare at Philips

Newton boys' basketball traveled west on I-20 on Monday to play Valdosta at Philips Arena. The Rams survived a late scare from Valdosta, topping the Wildcats 72-63.

December 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams get bitten at Philips Arena

As far as basketball courts go, it doesn't get any bigger than Philips Arena for Georgia natives. Newton's Lady Rams and the Lady Panthers of Americus-Sumter converged on the Hawks' home court in the early afternoon on Monday to watch the 28th (Americus-Sumter) and 29th (Newton) ranked teams in the state (according to Maxpreps.com) clash.

December 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Tucker remains king with wins over NHS

Tucker has been a thorn in Newton's side for the last year-plus and Newton was unable to rid itself of that thorn as both of last year's Region 2-AAAAAA boys' and girls' basketball champions came out victorious at home. The formerly undefeated Lady Rams (7-1, 1-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) maintained a four-point lead after halftime, but fell to the Lady Tigers 72-60. The boys (5-2, 1-1 Region 2-AAAAAA) looked to be in control for 31 minutes, but in the 32nd, Tucker took the final lead and won 57-56.

December 15, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton boys show no mercy against North Oconee; Lady Rams remain undefeated

Newton boys basketball (4-1, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) engineered yet another blowout on its way to an 82-40 win over North Oconee. The Lady Rams (6-0, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) were up and down throughout the game against North Oconee, but they outscored the Lady Titans, 27-21 in the final frame to earn the 64-58 victory.

December 04, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Former Rams basketball players shining in college

Since Newton Basketball Coach Rick Rasmussen has been at Newton High School, the Rams have had 26 players go on to play in college. Of the 26, eight are currently playing in college with three of them playing at the NCAA Division I level.

December 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Highflying Rams beat Alcovy by 40; Chatman leads Lady Rams to victory

Alcovy and Newton boys' and girls' basketball took the floor at Alcovy High School on Tuesday evening and both Newton teams handled their county rival with ease to begin region play. The Lady Rams outlasted a fourth-quarter push by Alcovy to win 58-41 and the boys never took their foot off the gas in a 88-41 beatdown.

December 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Calloway officially committed to Savannah State

Mason Calloway, Newton's star centerfielder, signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Savannah State University on Monday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton’s Johnson wins Offensive POY

Seven Newton High School football players were named to the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team and senior quarterback Romario Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Year. Junior defensive back Robert Black was the lone member of the All-Region team for Alcovy.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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