Football kicks off season with midnight practice

Faye Smith, Newtonian News Editor/Sports Features Editor

August 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

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...

Girls Soccer State Quarterfinal Match

Girls Soccer State Quarterfinal Match

Gracie Hammond, Railroader Photo Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Photos, Showcase, Sports

The varsity soccer team played Maize High School for the state quarterfinal match at Fischer Field on May 23 at 6:00 p.m. Varsity fell to Maize 0-3, ending the season 15-3. Click on the link below to view photos from Gracie Hammond's online album. Girls Soccer 5/23/2017  ...

Moore recieves football scholarship from Air Force Academy

Moore recieves football scholarship from Air Force Academy

Faye Smith, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Receiving scholarships is an accomplishment for anyone, academically or athletically. Division one athletic programs are some of the hardest programs to be accepted into and having two students from the same high school attend a division one, collegiate program together is a rare occasion. On May...

Snyder signs to cheer

Erica Beebe, Co-Entertainment Editor

May 5, 2017


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Senior Antonio Snyder will be taking a leap of faith this fall by joining the McPherson college cheer squad without prior competitive experience. “Ever since I started cheering over the summer I decided that cheer was the sport I was interested in most,” Snyder said. Each summer Snyder cheers...

Akers to begin collegiate career in new sport

Lauren Mitchell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2017


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Many may know senior Megan Akers from the roles she has played in Newton athletics, as a vocal leader on the volleyball court, an aggressive basketball forward, and the anchor of the defensive line for the girls’ soccer team. While Akers has participated in volleyball, basketball and soccer since she...

State tennis to conflict with commencement ceremony

Payton Fenwick, Opinion Editor

May 5, 2017


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The boys tennis team is headed to state on the same day that seniors take a step into the real world. Seniors participating on the team this year must rush from the state tournament in Topeka back to Fischer Field for graduation. “I try not to really worry about anything other than tennis when...

Pauls coaches youngest child in his last golf season

Macy Rice, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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Next year will be the first season in eight years that golf coach Joanie Pauls will not be coaching one of her children. “I have been coaching Tanner since his freshman year (2014), but before that I coached his sister Lexi (2010-2013) and brother Lane (2011-2013),” Joanie said. Tanner plans...

Spring sports

April 27, 2017


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Spring sport athletes share their goals for the season.

Coaches corner: Jantzi kicks off season

Coaches corner: Jantzi kicks off season

Marissa Gauthier, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Head soccer coach, Scott Jantzi, has been involved in soccer since the third grade. He was a quick learner and picked the sport up fast. His inspiration comes from Brazilian soccer player, Pelé. When the offer to be a soccer coach fell into his hands he could not pass up the offer. He has experience...

Varsity track runners prepare for pre-state, successful season

Varsity track runners prepare for pre-state, successful season

Laryssa Kemp, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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The 2016 track season ended with a girls state title and numerous top three individual finishers and high expectations for next year. On Friday, April 14 the varsity track team attended the Shocker Pre-State Challenge at Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University. In previous years, the Railer throwing...

Coaches, athletes overcome rain challenge

Guilia Marilungo, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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Since the beginning of the spring season, the rainy weather has made it difficult for the teams to practice on the field, on the court or on the course. For some sports, practicing has been more demanding than others. The rain did not interfere that much for the tennis team. Instead, they just had...

Experienced freshmen make a splash in swim

Meya Green, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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From lessons to meets, freshmen Jaden Anton, Ashley Salgado and Annika Senn have been swimming since they were little. They started years ago and have been competing with the Newton Nitros ever since. Even with club experience, they all have noted several dramatic differences between club swimming...

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