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The Newton way

The Rams' state playoff run stopped on a cold Thursday night at Wheeler High School, with a large number of Newton fans tucked inside Wheeler's gym hoping to see the Newton boys basketball team pull of yet another upset. Three days later and the buzz has died, but the players and head coach Rick Rasmussen will always know how it all came together.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Cold bats give Newton its third loss

Even with the winter weather we experienced this past week, spring sports are off and running in full affect. The Newton High School baseball team has already got into the middle of their non-region schedule. Due to several rain-outs, Newton had only played two games until Friday evening where they were looking to get a win over the MLK Lions. Going into the game 0-2, Newton needed this win to kick start the season, but couldn't get it done and fell 8-4 to the Lions.

March 01, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Sims named to GACA All-Star game

Newton junior guard Jaquan Sims will play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) North/South All-Star boys basketball game. Sims will replace an injured player, as he was named an alternate for the contest, when rosters were being picked. Players from all over Georgia will participate in the contest. There is a game for juniors and one for seniors. Rams' guard D.J. Hill was also named as an alternate, but it has not yet been announced if he'll play in the game.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Fallout

The third time wasn't the charm for Newton (22-9, 5-5 Region 2-AAAAAA), a team that had been on a wild Cinderella run in the state playoffs with upsets over powerhouse Tift County and Dacula. The favorites to win it all in 6-AAAAAA, Wheeler (28-2) and No. 2 player in the nation Jaylen Brown, ended the Rams' season with a 72-54 win.

March 01, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams’ run ends

Man, what a run it was. Newton played the underdog three times in the state playoffs, first upsetting Tift County – originally a favorite to at least make the elite eight – then beating Dacula in the sweet sixteen. However, Newton couldn't best Wheeler in the elite eight and fell to the Wildcats 72-54.

February 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton basketball travels to Wheeler tonight

Newton High School's elite eight matchup against Wheeler in the state basketball playoff tips off tonight at 7 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton against the WORLD

No. Way. There was no way Newton would go down and beat defending Region 2-AAAAAA state champion Tift County as a No. 4 seed, versus the second-ranked team in the state. Not in Tift. Not a team that was 26-1, undefeated in their region and hadn't lost a game since January 8.

February 22, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams win again

With a 58-54 win over Dacula, Newton boys basketball will advance to the elite eight for the first time since 2011.

February 21, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Down goes Tift to Newton

Newton won over Tift 52-49.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton


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Quick start leads to Lady Rams rout

Taking to heart coach Tiffani Johnson's admonishments about getting off to a fast start, the Newton Lady Rams jumped out to a 22-2 first-quarter lead and never looked back as they defeated the Morrow Lady Mustangs 69-38 at Morrow High School in a Region 2 AAAAAA battle.

December 19, 2013 | Phil Manson | Newton


Rams win overtime thriller on the road

New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher, Yogi Berra, famously said, "it ain't over till it's over!"

December 19, 2013 | Phil Manson | Newton


Newton, Eastside in action

The Newton Rams and Eastside Eagles varsity basketball programs were in action late Tuesday night, squaring off against region opponents before the holiday break.

December 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Rams clip Eastside

It was a jam-packed house at Eastside High Friday night, as the local police had to turn fans away as the Lady Eagles hosted Newton High in a rivalry contest.

December 14, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Lady Rams, Eastside ready to renew rivalry

A classic rivalry will be renewed tonight when the Lady Eagles and Lady Rams tipoff, and both programs are eager to show they belong in the upper echelon of Georgia high school basketball.

December 12, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Rams add another win; Newton pulls ahead

The Lady Rams were able to add another win to their record Saturday afternoon, as they came out in dominating fashion and blew past non-region opponent Cedar Shoals 51-21 at home.

December 07, 2013 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Rams fall on the road

The Newton boys varsity basketball team dropped its first game of the season Tuesday night on the road, falling 55-46 to Lovejoy in region play.

December 04, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams clinch holiday tourney

The Newton Rams boys varsity basketball team finished off its Thanksgiving holiday week with a win, defeating Cass High School 58-36 last Saturday to improve its record to 4-0.

December 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton's Johnson runs wild

The Covington News and The Rockdale News have once again transcended county lines to bring you the third annual Newton County-Rockdale County All-Area Football Team.

November 30, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


The Price is right

With 1:28 on the clock in the first quarter against Salem, Newton point guard Precious Price squared up and released a shot she'd taken hundreds, if not thousands, of times before.

November 28, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


King of the Hill

Newton guard D.J. Hill put the rest of the region on notice Friday night against cross-county rival Salem, dazzling fans with highlight plays and blinding speed on his way to a career-high 19 points in a 72-45 blowout.

November 23, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Lady Seminoles outlast Newton

The Salem girls' varsity basketball team rebounded well after its first loss of the season Tuesday, outlasting Newton 57-55 on the road in the Lady Rams' third game in four nights.

November 23, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton's Pharr signs with Ospreys

Newton senior Tori Pharr made her college decision official Wednesday morning, signing her National Letter of Intent with the North Florida Ospreys women's basketball team.

November 21, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton, Salem set for early season battle

The Newton Rams return to action tonight, welcoming cross-county rival Salem to their home gym in a non-region match up.

November 21, 2013 | Matt Smith | Newton


Rams rise over Tigers

The Newton Rams boys' varsity basketball team tipped-off its 2013-2014 season on the hardwood Tuesday night, prevailing 68-28 in a rout over rival Alcovy in their first game in the Rams' new gymnasium.

November 20, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


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