College signing day

College signing day

February 7, 2017


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12 seniors signed to continue their athletic career at various colleges including three division one commitments.

Former Newton athletes shine at collegiate level

Michaela Regier, Sports Reporter

January 27, 2017


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Taylor Edson - Soccer player at Butler College What is different about soccer at the collegiate level? “The intensity level. At practice we were always giving 110% . You are always competing against someone for your spot on the team because there are a lot of good girls on my team and then we play...

Pitch count change for 2017 season affects smaller teams

Morgan Barnes, Feature Editor

January 27, 2017


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A new rule in high school baseball will have a large impact on all schools. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released a new rule limiting the amount of pitches a student can throw during a game without having to take a several day break. “I would say that this has...

Coaches Corner: Pollard coaching dance across America

Coaches Corner: Pollard coaching dance across America

Macy Rice, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


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Dance coach Amy Pollard has been dancing since she was eight. She was on the Shawnee Mission East dance team during high school and majored in dance and business management at Wichita State. She worked for NDA (National Dance Alliance) for ten years, traveling all over the state and country choreographing...

Treaster, Roberson brothers compete alongside each other

Erica Beebe, Entertainment Co-Editor

January 27, 2017


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This year, the wrestling team had more of a “brotherhood” than past. Logan and Grant Treaster and Brody and Boone Roberson wrestled together this winter season. The Treaster brothers have wrestled together for 11 years while the Roberson brothers have wrestled together for ten. This will be the ...

Coaches Corner: Tommy Edgmon

Coaches Corner: Tommy Edgmon

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

December 21, 2016


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Tommy Edgmon graduated from Goddard High School after playing soccer and winning three state wrestling titles. He attended Pratt Community College and Fort Hays State University on a wrestling scholarship where he was a four-time national qualifier and received two All-American awards. He was also a...

Baseball offseason workouts improve focus, build Railer Pride

Baseball offseason workouts improve focus, build Railer Pride

Faye Smith, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


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When watching the game of baseball, there is an array of endeavors going on. Throwing and catching, hitting and pitching. But when working on the technique of those fundamentals, it is not always working with an athlete’s body and its strength. A player must also use his cognitive skills. Head baseball...

Wrestling terms

Wrestling terms

Morgan Barnes, Features Editor

December 21, 2016


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How is wrestling scored? “You can get two points for taking an opponent down. You can get a criteria of near fall points, two or three if you expose their back to the mat. For a longer period of time you get a three point and for a shorter period of time a two point. If you are in the bottom posit...

Basketball fundraises by helping community

Basketball fundraises by helping community

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


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On Nov. 19, the boys basketball team held a workday fundraiser for the first time. For this event, the basketball players went out and did everything from raking to vacuuming for different people around the community. Community members were able to donate as they pleased based off of how well the boys...

Girls get tough for powderpuff tournament

Girls get tough for powderpuff tournament

Faye Smith, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


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Freshman Lindsey Voth What made you want to play this year? Because all of my friends are doing it and I wanted to play football. My brother also plays football and I thought it would be fun. What are you most excited for? Just to play against the seniors and all of my senior friends. I hope ...

Top-seeded volleyball falls short of state title

Top-seeded volleyball falls short of state title

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2016


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Volleyball entered as the number one seed in the 2016 state tournament, hosted at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Newton finished the season with a 39-6 record, but failed to place at the tournament. “I thought we did good, but some of our unforced errors killed us. Other than that, we had a really...

Coaches Corner: Andy Hill

Coaches Corner: Andy Hill

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


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Math teacher Andy Hill has been coaching basketball for eight years total. Previously, he was an assistant coach at Andover High School for two years and an assistant coach at Wichita Northwest High School for six years. Along with being an assistant coach, Hill also played basketball for Northwest Wichita,...

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