Weighing In

Weighing In

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Graphics Manager

December 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Contorting their limbs in unnatural positions, using every muscle in their bodies and making moves on their opponent with non-stop adrenaline shows how physically demanding wrestling is during a match. While this sport requires energy and power on the mat, it also takes self-control and willpower, specifically...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Lorelei Jacobs, Newtonian Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Under the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requirements, the first year a college can make a verbal offer is a player’s freshman year. After receiving his first offer freshman year from Kansas State University (K-State)i, junior point guard Ty Berry has received 11 additional offers...

Schneider begins new role as girls head varsity basketball coach

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Content Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

Growing up with the game of basketball has always been a part of new varsity head girls basketball coach Justin Schneider. Since the age of five, Schneider has grown to love basketball and turn it into a lifestyle and continuing his athletic career by playing for Bethel College, an NAIA affiliated sch...

Preston takes over as head varsity coach for boys basketball team

Preston takes over as head varsity coach for boys basketball team

Marco Aramburu, Newtonian Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the 2018-19 boys basketball season commences, there have been changes to the coaching staff that mimic years prior. This season math teacher Andy Preston returns as head coach, after he left the program in 2016 to take an assistant coaching position at Mill Valley High School in Kansas City, Kansas. ...

Boys swim team enters season with new varsity head coach

Boys swim team enters season with new varsity head coach

Faye Smith, Newtonian Editor-in-cheif

November 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys swim team splashes into a new season with the addition of their new varsity head coach Shawna Cole. With a background in competitive club swim as well as competing with Missouri State, an NCAA Division one school, Cole’s first high school coaching position begins at Newton High School. Even...

Wrestling program recoops after first season without coach J.J. Thaw

Wrestling program recoops after first season without coach J.J. Thaw

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Graphic Manager

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As winter sports practices begins, this brings nerves as well as excitement. For the wrestling program, this season marks the beginning of a new chapter for the team. After the sudden death of assistant wrestling coach J.J. Thaw, wrestlers prepare to begin their first season without Thaw present. ...

KSHSAA buffer week affects student athletes in positive way

Kaeden Thurber, Newtonian Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Kansas State High School Activities Association requires one week in between fall and winter sports seasons known as the buffer week. Falling on Nov. 5-11, Athletes are using this time to catch up on school work, allow their bodies to recuperate, and prepare themselves for the winter season. Fres...

Ravenscroft gym floor to be refinished, ready for use before winter sports season

Ravenscroft gym floor to be refinished, ready for use before winter sports season

Addie Lindenmeyer and Faye Smith

October 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Last January, Newton High School acquired approval to redo the Ravenscroft gym floor. With money through capital outlay, funds that the district has in their budget to do major capital improvement projects, the gym floors are being sanded and repainted. In the original bond that was communicated b...

Varsity football plays under Thursday night lights, possibility of hosting playoff game

Varsity football plays under Thursday night lights, possibility of hosting playoff game

Marco Aramburu and Benton Dreasher

October 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Oct. 18, the varsity football team will travel to Salina South for their last regular season game on a Thursday night, due to the Salina high school's shared football stadium. Both Salina South and Salina Central share the same stadium like many other teams in the league including Goddard and Ando...

Going in head first

Going in head first

Kaeden Thurber, Newtonian Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Concussion training has always been prevalent in school athletics, but this year it has reached a larger audience. For years, select sports have gone without concussion training, this year, however, all sports were required to watch informational videos about concussions symptoms and procedures. Th...

Perfect 10

Perfect 10

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Going from a tight-knit group of five to a team of 10, the gymnastics team has made a sizeable increase from past seasons. It was only two years ago that the team was on the verge of being terminated completely, but has so far managed to remain. The near discontinuation of the program affected multipl...

Senior Night Volleyball

Senior Night Volleyball

Legacy Victorio-Coto, Railroader Managing Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Photos, Sports

Seniors celebrated Senior Night on Oct. 2 with wins against both Derby and Maize on home court.  The railers defeated both teams with a score of 26-24. Senior Jessica Floerke acknowledged that the team was “fighting for balls” and worked well together as a team. “We were kind of saving ...

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