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


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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


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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 ...

Soccer October 4

Soccer October 4

Mallory Seirer, Staffer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Photos, Sports

The Railer boys soccer team competed against the Salina South Cougars on Oct. 4 at Fischer Field. Playing through cold weather and mist, the game remained tied 0-0 going into halftime. The first goal came from the Cougars with 33 minutes left in the game, but the game was quickly tied after an own g...

Third annual Community Pep Rally takes place, attendees share thoughts

Natalie Kuhn, Reporter

August 29, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Fall sports kick off with a Community Pep Rally to display our teams and involve the community in school athletics. Students, parents, and other community members enjoyed free hot dogs, along with performances by the Railiners, cheer team, band, and drumline. Freshman Joel Franz Q- What do you think ...

Fall Fest brings together players, community, performers

Ellen Garrett, Marco Aramburu, Addie Lindenmeyer, and Benton Dreasher

August 27, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Sports

Like any annual event, Fall Fest is a mixture of tradition, preparation and nerves. It brings forth different thoughts and feelings for its participants and supporters, which can vary from year to year. This year’s activities began with a volleyball scrimmage in Willis Gym. “[Fall Fest] helps b...

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