Dibbens celebrates 400th win as head coach

Dibbens celebrates 400th win as head coach

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Asst. Arts & Culture Editor

October 27, 2017


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Head volleyball coach Jamie Dibbens achieved a milestone victory against Valley Center on Sept. 16. Dibbens said she experienced a similar feeling after her 400th win as she does with any other match. “I think it was more important for my family. It matters a lot to them. But, it was a tournament...

Senior night volleyball

October 11, 2017


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Volleyball defeats both Salina Central, Hutchinson

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Asst. Arts & Culture Editor

October 11, 2017


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The Railer volleyball team continues their strong play at home as both JV and varsity sweep Salina Central and Hutchinson. Varsity kept up a good rally in both sets before defeating Salina Central 25-10 in the first set and 25-16 in the second. Varsity wasn’t alone as the JV girls pulled away with a...

Rojas’ hat trick, stout defense leads to victory over Valley Center

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

October 3, 2017


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The Railer soccer team, hot off the heels of a 7-0 victory over Goddard earlier in the week, hosted a tough opponent on thursday evening in the Valley Center Hornets. The Railers JV squad would pick up where they left off tuesday night. Freshman Gage Lettau would get his third goal in two nights for...

Valdivia scores twice, Railers beat Salina South 6-1

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

October 3, 2017


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The Newton Railer soccer team was looking to rebound on homecoming week after losing a close road game with Haysville-Campus 1-0 earlier in the week. The junior varsity would get off on the right foot against the Cougars in the first half. Freshman Santiago Fernandez and Gage Lettau would continue their...

Baldwin assists in teaching bal-a-vis-x

Baldwin assists in teaching bal-a-vis-x

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Asst. Arts & Culture Editor

September 29, 2017


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During a student-athlete’s season, visits to the athletic trainer are not uncommon. They have experienced what it is like from the athlete’s point of view. This year senior Jenna Baldwin has gotten to experience what it is like from the trainer’s perspective. The opportunity to be a student assistant...

Woranun sends rivals ‘down the line’

Woranun sends rivals ‘down the line’

Taylor Tasaka, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Since she was 6 years old, foreign exchange student Woranun “Rae” Normai mastered her tennis skills by practicing for two hours a day. At the age of 12, her hard work paid off and Normai achieved a number one ranking in her home country of Thailand. Those skills are serving Normai well in the...

Railers shutdown Goddard in Varsity, JV

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

September 22, 2017


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The Newton soccer team were looking to continue their winning streak at home against the Goddard Lions. The Railers came to play, winning both JV and varsity games 9-0 and 7-0, respectively. Sophomore Xander Valdivia got the scoring started for the day for JV. The game would include a Goddard goal and...

Railer Volleyball rolls Campus, Salina South

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

September 15, 2017


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The Railer girls continue their strong play at home with two wins over Salina South and Campus. The varsity team had a back and forth contest in both sets before pulling away in both sets, winning sets 1 and 2, 25-14 and 25-12, respectively. JV Volleyball was just as strong against the Cougars....

Mick looks to break fathers record at 15:54

Meya Green, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


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Distance running has been a tradition for the boys of the Mick family since Richard Mick started running in high school. In 1987, Richard set the fastest time for the 5K (3.1 miles), running the distance in 15:54. Richard has been his son, senior Garrett Mick’s, motivation for attempting to beat the...

Brown begins as new athletic trainer

Brown begins as new athletic trainer

Ben Crump, Online Sports Manager

September 8, 2017


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Whenever an athlete gets an injury, a quality trainer can go a long way towards a quick recovery. This year Elizabeth Brown will replace Randy Tolle as the head athletic trainer. Brown most recently was the trainer at Kansas Wesleyan University and Salina South High School. Brown was a multi-sport...

Football kicks off season with midnight practice

Faye Smith, Newtonian News Editor/Sports Features Editor

August 18, 2017


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With fall sports on the horizon, many teams are anxious to kick off their seasons and gain as much practice time as possible. The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) regulations detail that fall sports practices cannot technically begin until Aug. 14. For most schools, teams...

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