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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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Archive By Section - Newton


Welcome home

An old adage in sports says if you work hard in practice, eventually the coach will give you a shot to play. That's something Derrick Henry learned at Newton and carried with him to Winthrop University. And wouldn't you know it, it's really true.

December 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Lady Rams top rival Eastside 46-34

Newton's girls exacted revenge for a pair of losses to Eastside last year with a 46-34 win Saturday.

December 17, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Shut 'em down

The Newton Rams made sure there would be no repeat of last year's upset loss at Eastside Saturday. And they made it look easy.

December 17, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Stephenson hands Newton girls first region loss

With two region wins in their back pockets, the Lady Rams liked their chances at a third and the upset over Stephenson Tuesday. Then the two teams hit the floor and reality sunk in.

December 15, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Sense of normalcy

The Rams may have found their groove. All it took was a game against Stephenson.

December 15, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Foiled again

The legend of Newton guard Stephen Croone is growing by the game. Unfortunately for the Rams, they have yet to capitalize on his newfound penchant for dramatics.

December 10, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Lady Rams cruise to 2-0 in region play

Newton's girls are off to their best start in six years after a 61-40 win over Langston Hughes Friday. Their win moved them to 2-0 in Region 2-AAAAA and 3-1, equaling their start to the 2006-07 – the season first under head coach Tiffani Johnson.

December 10, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Ram rookie plays like a seasoned vet

Rashard Cabane showed toughness in first start as a varsity Ram. He also showed enough to earn The Covington News Athlete of the Week

December 02, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Who's got next?

For the past two seasons, no team has been better in the county - in its region for that matter, than Newton's boys. The Rams are the reigning two-time Region 2-AAAAA champions and compiled a 33-1 region record since 2009. In short, they've been atop the mountain for a while. But things will look a lot different this year.

November 22, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Somber Win

Newton survived four overtimes to beat region opponent Luella High School Lions 36-30 on senior night at Homer Sharp Stadium Friday. Unfortunately, the win wasn't enough to propel them to the playoffs.

November 05, 2011 | Reggie Lumpkin | Newton


Rams face must-win to keep playoffs hopes alive

Two weeks ago, the Rams' playoff hopes were left for dead. Four straight losses to open Region 2-AAAAA had taken care of that. With one game remaining, not only have Newton's postseason chances been resuscitated, they're very much alive.

November 03, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Friday night lights will be ultra bright this week

If you like high school football, you're going to love Friday's slate of games. It will be perhaps the single-most important night of high school football Newton County has ever seen. For the first time since the county has had three high schools, each team's season finale carries significant weight.

November 01, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Rams win, inch closer to playoffs

Two weeks ago, the Rams were an afterthought to make the state playoffs and it looked like Alcovy of all teams was going to be the county's lone playoff team. Now, it's entirely possible they could be the third county team to play an 11th game.

October 29, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Seizing opportunity

The last time we saw Demetrius McCray and Justin Wray on the field together, they were engaged in one of the best high school football games the county has ever seen. Then again, Appalachian State University football fans get to see the duo play together every Saturday. Or at least they will next year.

October 25, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Rams top Westlake, pick up first region win

Newton finally earned its first region win while snapping its four-game losing streak Saturday with a 35-14 win over Westlake. The Rams forced five turnovers and the offense had its most complete game of the season in the process.

October 22, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Newton


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