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Q&A with Newton Rams hoops coach Rick Rasmussen

The Covington News chose Newton boys basketball coach Rick Rasmussen as our Standout Coach of the Year, primarily because of how he guided a nationally ...

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Lexii Chatman's small stature doesn't stop her from playing big

 

COVINGTON, Ga. -- It doesn’t take Lexii Chatman long to think about that one play that highlighted the kind of season she had for the ...

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J.D. Notae is a proud, homegrown Newton hoops product

 

COVINGTON, Ga. -- For some millennial generation high school athletes, things like taking pride in the community you were raised in and sticking your chest out ...

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Newton Rams shutout by Grayson for second straight game

The Newton Rams baseball team was handed its second defeat in a row by Grayson High Wednesday night, suffering a 3-0 loss in game two ...

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Newton football players have impressive showings at Sunday camp

A group of Newton Rams football players had a strong showing during the Battle MVP Camp held Sunday at Lovejoy High School in Clayton County.

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Newton goalkeeper Lauren Williams rapidly emerging in first year of soccer

Even in a team sport, sometimes the best athletes have a little bit of an innate selfish gene in them. 

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Newton baseball exceeding expectations in young season


Don’t look now, but the Newton Rams baseball team is on a hot streak.

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Newton's season comes to end at the hands of revenge-minded Tift County

This time, the Newton Rams were on the wrong side of revenge. 

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Newton baseball grinds out non-region win against Tucker

It was a grinder that started over an hour late, but the Newton Rams generated enough at the plate early, and got a solid performance ...

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Newton's Rick Rasmussen tabbed as GACA all-star game head coach

No matter how much longer the Newton boys basketball team’s season lasts through the state tournament, Rams head coach Rick Rasmussen won’t be ...

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STATE TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: An early look at Wednesday's Tift County-Newton matchup

So as exciting as last Thursday’s triple overtime win against Westlake was, we can’t talk about it forever, simply because Newton still has ...

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STOVALL: Newton successfully channeled the spirit of Ric Flair against Westlake

 

*Note: Two corrections are made in this article that didn't make the print version. First, this article correctly reflects Newton's semifinal site as ...

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Newton boys celebrate, but turn their sights toward Tift County

It’s an arguable matter of discussion to say that Newton sophomore Colby Rogers hit the game’s biggest shots when he sunk four straight ...

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NEWTON BASKETBALL: Analyzing Thursday night's top performers

There’s still so much to unpack in Newton’s 89-83 triple overtime win over defending state champion Westlake Thursday night that we’re going ...

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Newton outlasts Westlake in triple overtime thriller, advance to play Tift County

It took three overtimes and some clutch shooting by a sometimes unsung senior hero and an emerging sophomore for the Newton Rams to gut out ...

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Newton boys sophomores Colby Rogers and Armani Harris are emerging as playmakers

To gauge how far a pair of sophomores on Newton’s boys basketball team have come this year, one would need only to look back ...

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Newton boys run past Peachtree Ridge in first round of state tournament

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Newton Lady Rams lack 'want to' in first round state tournament loss to Duluth

 

 

Despite having a No. 2 seed, a Region 8-AAAAAAA tournament runner-up finish and an impressive regular season record, the Newton Lady Rams went one-and-done in ...

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Day, time for Newton and Alcovy first round state tourney games set

Both Newton Rams varsity basketball teams will play host to first round Class AAAAAAA state tournament action this Friday. 

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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. 

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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. 

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