Girls basketball survives, boys stumble against Maize

Ben Crump, Online Sports Manager

February 23, 2018


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The boys and girls basketball teams had to wait to get a shot at beating the Maize Eagles after the game had been rescheduled twice due to bad weather. They got their chance Thursday night on Feb. 22. The girls entered the game with a similar record to Maize and the score reflected it. Maize’s s...

Winter sports and activities overview

Emma Pulaski, Reporter

February 23, 2018


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Bowling The bowling team will travel to Great Bend on Feb. 23 to compete in regionals. The team competed in both matches and triangulars during the regular season. Boys basketball With substate beginning on Feb. 28, the boys basketball team has been preparing physically and mentally in every practi...

Railers basketball split varsity matchups against Derby

Railers basketball split varsity matchups against Derby

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

February 9, 2018


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The varsity boys and girls basketball teams hosted a quality team for the homecoming match against the Derby Panthers. Two good teams led to two adrenaline-packed games. In the girls varsity game, there was plenty of contact between the two teams, with the Railers leading 13-12 at halftime. Senior Kynd...

Hibbett Sports’ addition, impact on the Newton community

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Asst. Features Editor

February 8, 2018


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Recall all the times when you were forced to drive to Wichita for an article of clothing on short notice. With the recent addition of a Hibbett Sports on Main Street, no longer will driving an implausible distance for something as simple as a pair of shoes be necessary. Store manager Steve Joe has...

Wrestlers use strict diets to cut weight

Wrestlers use strict diets to cut weight

Erica Beebe, Newtonian Features Editor

February 2, 2018


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Wrestlers have to do more than just training in order to perform at their very best. This sport is unique in the fact that players have to make a certain weight. Wrestling coach and physical education teacher Tommy Edgmon explains the difficulties in “cutting” or losing weight. “[The difficulty...

Ashcraft family tradition becomes athletic outlet for siblings

Ashcraft family tradition becomes athletic outlet for siblings

Meya Green, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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Families, big and small, have traditions that they keep in the family for decades. Junior Brett Ashcraft’s family shares a unique hobby and tradition: bowling. “My brother and sister both bowled in high school and my grandparents owned the bowling alley for 30 years,” Brett said. The family’s...

Boys’ basketball team falls to Mcpherson

Boys’ basketball team falls to Mcpherson

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

January 24, 2018


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The varsity basketball squad was looking to finish their games with the McPherson Bullpups with a victory after the junior varsity and freshman teams both had rough games. They would need a lot of help against a high-scoring Bullpup offense. Junior Damarius Peterson had eight points with five rebounds...

A closer look at Newton’s TOC Tournament

Gracie Hammond, Addie Lindenmeyer, and Kaete Schmidt

January 17, 2018


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Behind-the-Scenes (Gracie Hammond, Newtonian Content Editor) The Tournament of Champions held by the high school is considered to be on the the biggest competitions in the region. Pulling in wrestlers from 30 different teams across the state and even some out of state. The event is held over two ...

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...

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