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Rasmussen gets No. 200

Rick Rasmussen earned his 200th win as a head coach with a 64-37 dominant victory over Lovejoy tonight.

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Updated: jan. 27, 2015 10:36 p.m.

Q&A: Rick Rasmussen

Q&A: Rick Rasmussen

After another region win against the Rams on Friday, Tucker currently sits atop the region 2-AAAAAA standings, as Newton (16-5, 3-4 Region 2-AAAAAA) ranks fourth in the region behind Rockdale (15-6, 5-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) and Lovejoy (4-10, 3-3 Region 2-AAAAAA). However, this game was much different than the last, a 67-42 thrashing in early December, without center usual starting center Josh Tukes.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 1:41 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2015 1:42 p.m.
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Athletes of the week: 1/12

Athletes of the week: 1/12

Tierra Hodges and Darvin Jones have been named, Alcovy’s and Newton’s athletes of the week respectively. For Eastside’s athlete of the week, check online at covnews.com Tuesday.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 9:22 p.m.
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Lady Rams region REIGN won’t stop

Lady Rams region REIGN won’t stop

Newton (12-4, 4-0 Region 2-AAAAAA) came into Friday’s battle with Rockdale (6-8, 1-3 Region 2-AAAAAA) looking down at the Lady Bulldogs from high atop the Region 2-AAAAAA standings. Rockdale, despite it’s sub-.500 region record, gave Newton everything it could handle. The Lady Rams answered with a resolve they’ve laid claim to all season.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 4:42 p.m.
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Newton/Rockdale represent Georgia in Georgia/Florida  ALL-STAR Game

Newton/Rockdale represent Georgia in Georgia/Florida ALL-STAR Game

A.J. Palomino (Newton), Nuka Yobo(Newton) and Joshua Smith (Heritage) were selected to participate in the Georgia/Florida All-star Classic. With Palomino, Smith and Yobo, Georgia beat Florida 26-14 in the classic

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 4:39 p.m.
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Cause for concern?

Cause for concern?

For the first time this season, Newton (13-3, 1-3 Region 2-AAAAAA) lost its second-straight game. The fact that this is the first time they’ve lost consecutive games all season is a remarkable feat, but is this a trend for the Rams or just a blip in the radar?

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 4:35 p.m.
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Newton splits with Rockdale

Nearby county rival Rockdale came to town on Friday night to face region foe Newton.

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Posted: jan. 09, 2015 11:39 p.m.
Rams take the title at Walnut Grove tourney

Rams take the title at Walnut Grove tourney

Newton basketball kept rolling over the break as the Rams went 3-0 in a holiday tournament at Walnut Grove winning the championship 39-36 over Walnut Grove. Rams’ head coach Rick Rasmussen breaks down the tournament run in this exclusive question and answer.

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Posted: jan. 03, 2015 4:23 p.m.
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The system

The system

Coaching at any level of sports is a complicated task of its own, but helping teenage boys develop into mature young men on and off the basketball courts is another complex assignment.

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Posted: dec. 27, 2014 2:42 p.m.
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Newton’s FAB FIVE

Newton’s FAB FIVE

Normally when a coach starts three or more freshman its by default and that team is probably in for a long season filled with a lot of mistakes. Newton’s girls basketball team starts three freshmen, but is off to an 8-2 start this season and they’ll only get better with time.

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 4:52 p.m.
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Running into a buzz saw

Running into a buzz saw

Newton faced its toughest competition of the season on Friday since beating Butler in an exhibition match before the regular season and it showed as Newton got blowed out 67-42 against Tucker.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 4:16 p.m. | Updated: dec. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Newton takes FIRST

Newton takes FIRST

Newton had put up a good fight. They were in it with Tucker the entire game, but the defending state champion Lady Tigers had taken a six point lead with just a couple of minutes remaining in the contest. To lose by a few points to a team that won a state championship last year would be an honorable moral victory. But the Lady Rams didn’t want a moral victory. They wanted to make a statement.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 4:21 p.m. | Updated: dec. 13, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Newton vs. Tucker: Believe the hype

Newton vs. Tucker: Believe the hype

More than just bragging rights are on the line for Friday night’s Newton/Tucker matchup. Tucker, which was added to Region 2-AAAAAA this year, is pretty much a powerhouse in every high school sport and that doesn’t change in basketball.

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Posted: dec. 11, 2014 5:19 p.m. | Updated: dec. 11, 2014 6:00 p.m.
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Newton wins two against Alcovy

Facing a rival for the third straight game, Newton dominated once again, with the girls winning 54-52 and the boys winning 70-51.

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Posted: dec. 09, 2014 10:12 p.m. | Updated: dec. 09, 2014 10:22 p.m.
Newton wins round 1

Newton wins round 1

The rivalry that exists between Eastside and Newton has been well documented. For any contest or sporting event that the two compete in, the ultimate goal is to beat the other one, the school across the county.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2014 5:40 p.m.
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Lady 'Noles survive/Rams top Salem

Lady 'Noles survive/Rams top Salem

Salem’s girls survived against a strong push from a promising Newton team with a bright future, but Newton’s boys dealt the Seminoles their second loss of the season.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2014 8:45 p.m. | Updated: dec. 06, 2014 8:55 p.m.
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Newton sweeps Eastside

Newton, both the girls and the boys, got convincing victories over county rival Eastside. The girls started it off with a 76-51 victory and the boys followed it up by winning 57-43.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2014 11:20 p.m.

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