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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


Newton trio named to prestigious Atlanta TipOff Club's Preseason All-Metro Team

One of the more prestigious groups of high school prognosticators has taken note of the talent on the Newton boys basketball team.

December 02, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jeremiah Holloman commits to UGA

Newton Rams four-star wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman has committed to the University of Georgia, according to Newton Rams assistant coach Josh Skelton who contacted The Covington News via Twitter.

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jefferies gets offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech

People are starting to take notice of Darnell Jefferies.

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton girls, boys basketball sweep Heritage-Newnan, now shift sights to Eastside

In typical head coach fashion, Tiffani Johnson could still pick out some of the warts in the midst of an impressive performance.

November 30, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton boys basketball stays unbeaten despite tough weekend schedule

Most preseason boys basketball polls had the Newton Rams boys ranked No. 5. But after a season opening week of blowout wins against ranked teams from varying classifications, expect the Rams to start inching up those rankings.

November 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Isaiah Miller finds good fit at Newton

By now, Isaiah Miller has had almost a half dozen regular season games to get acclimated to his new surroundings and teammates at Newton High.

November 28, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


PREP BASKETBALL: No. 5 Newton off to a hot 2016-17 start

The opening weekend and week of the Newton boys basketball's 2016-17 schedule should give coach Rick Rasmussen a much clearer understanding of how championship ready his team is.

November 23, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


No. 5 Newton looking for pay back against Henry County

Armani Harris will admit it. He, nor his Newton boys' basketball teammates, takes losing very well.

November 17, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton coach Terrence Banks upbeat for 2017 season

As the Newton Rams wrapped their arms around each other last Friday night, and swayed side to side while facing their marching band that played the slow rendition of its alma mater song, though you knew it was the end of their season, it didn't feel like a particularly sad ending.

November 14, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's Jeremiah Holloman close to making college choice

Midway through the third quarter in Friday's playoff loss to top-ranked Mill Creek, J.J. Holloman had that look on his face that many senior athletes get when they realize their season and high school career is coming to an end.

November 12, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton offense sputters in 41-0 season ending loss to No. 1 Mill Creek

HOSCHTON, Ga. -- Brock Blake threw three interceptions in relief of an injured Myron Middlebrooks, and the Newton offense mustered just 56 total yards as the Rams lost to No.1 Mill Creek 41-0, ending their season in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA playoffs.

November 11, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton's J.D. Notae signs to Jacksonville University

When J.D. Notae made his decision to choose to sign with Jacksonville University two weeks ago, he called it a burden lifted off of his shoulders.

November 10, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton football sets sights on No. 1 Mill Creek after Rockdale win

Gabriel Stovall

November 05, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


GABRIEL STOVALL: Newton boys hoops coach Rick Rasmussen is long over due for state title shot

When you walk into Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen's office, it's situated like a shrine to all things Newton hoops.

October 31, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


Newton gets offense in gear in win over Shiloh

After eight quarters of scoreless football, Newton finally got a taste of the end zone Friday. And once it touched the Rams' pallet once, they kept coming back for more.

October 27, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton


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