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Outstanding Track Performances at Division 1 State Tournament

The Indoor Track athletes had outstanding performances at the Division 1 Track meet held yesterday (Thursday, February 14) at the Reggie Lewis Track. The following athletes and teams qualified for the All State meet that will take place next week: Danny Collins (High Jump), Amos Trinidad Gonzalez (Long Jump), Lucy Jenks (mile), Boys 4X400 team, and Girls 4X800 team. Depending on the results of the other divisional meets, more Newton South athletes could be added to this list. Stay tuned!

Informational Meeting for Baseball

Students interested in playing Baseball will have an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 27, during J-Block at the Wellness classroom.

Swim Team Success at DCL Championships

The Boys and Girls Swim team had a great performance at the DCL championship on Sunday, February 3, at WPI. The girls finished 6th, and the boys were the championship runners-up. Also, the Girls team competed at Sectionals on Saturday, February 9, finishing in 10th place. Katie DuPlessis broke three school records and finished 3rd in the 100M Butterfly. The 200M Relay team—Kate Taylor, Rosie McLeod, Sofia Arboleda, and Katie DuPlessis—created a new school record. The Boys team finished 7th and was led by Sam Orelowitz with two 7th-place finishes. Nico Hensch had the team’s top finish with a 5th-place finish in his event. Both teams had swimmers who qualified for the state championship, to be held this weekend.

Coach Rotatori’s Report on Division I Central Sectionals

“Wow, what an event! From the outstanding concessions to the outstanding performance of all our kids, this was a day to remember. Our preparation during the season allowed us to meet the challenges and opportunities that presented themselves on Saturday (February 9). I know this is true because we had three wrestlers defeat opponents that defeated them earlier in the season. As a team we placed 8th, and we had 6 students who represented Newton South in the medal ceremony: Gill Avieli, 6th; Zach Wagner, 6th; Mark Nazzaro, 4th; Andrew Badaoui, 5th; Adam Bernhardt, 3rd; and Xavier Phillips, 4th. Mark, Adam, and Xavier qualified for the Division I State Tournament next weekend, and Andrew is an alternate. Congratulations to the four of you for beng the top-20 Division I wrestlers in the state! Adam was the Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament for his great wrestling and his ability to overcome adversity. The #1 and #2 seed in the consolation quarterfinals with the loser not going to States! Adam would have to defeat his opponent, who has given him two out of the four losses that he had this year. Needless to say, Adam rose to the challenge and wrestled his best match of the season when it counted the most. Way to go Adam! With his three wins on Saturday he has reached the 30-win mark now, with 32 wins on the season.”

Great Weekend for Gymnastics!

The Girls Gymnastics team finished an undefeated regular season by clinching the DCL crown at Planet Gymnastics in Acton. The team battled Westford Academy and scored 144.9 points to win the league. Julie Schoen won the All Around title, and Lila Sherman finished third, while Ella Poley was named DCL Gymnast of the year. The team has won the DCL title eight years in a row! The Boys team capped another stellar season by winning the state title for fifth year in a row! Sam Arber won the All State title, while Adrian Michael finished 4th. Sam and Adrian finished 1st and 2nd in the rings, respectively, with Lucas Swindell placing 3rd, tying in 2nd place for the parallel bars, 1st and 3rd in the pommel horse, and 3rd  and 4th on floor. Accompanying them as the South athletes in the co-op with North were Max Gelbert and Jose Ignacio Barrollhet.

Basketball Updates

The Boys and Girls Basketball teams defeated Acton-Boxboro on Friday (February 8). Both teams had great performances to overcome two powerful squads. The Girls Senior night will be today (Friday, February 15), while the Boys will celebrate their Seniors on Wednesday, February 20, when the squad faces Catholic Memorial on a rescheduled date due to bad weather last Tuesday. Tip-off will be at 5pm.

Boys Ice Hockey News

The Boys Ice Hockey team defeated Oliver Ames 4–1 Wednesday night (February 13). The team has secured the co-championship of the MVC-DCL crown and will celebrate its seniors on Saturday afternoon (February 16) when they face crosstown foes Newton North at 12:20pm at the JAR. The game gate will be donated to the Newton Police programs, and the servicemen and women will be honored at the game.

One Race to Go Before Alpine State Championships

The Alpine Ski team will have its last race of the regular season this afternoon (Friday, February 15) at Nashoba. The race was rescheduled from Tuesday afternoon due to inclement weather. Both the Boys and the Girls teams have one more chance to improve their times to try to qualify for States, which will be held at Wachusett on Wednesday, February 27. The names of States qualifiers names will be released later this afternoon after the race is completed.

Nordic Skiers Head to States

The Nordic Ski team has qualified three skiers for the State tournament, which will take place at Notchview on Tuesday, February 26. Alex MacArthur, Jacob Glik, and Jack Li will be representing South that day. Good luck, team!

Reminder: Senior Parent Coffee is Tomorrow

Please join us for the  Senior parent/guardian coffee tomorrowTuesday, February 12th from 7:45-8:45 AM in the Newton South Faculty Dining Room.  Members of the guidance staff and class advisers will join us to share information and answer questions. Refreshments will be served. Please feel free to come for whatever time fits your schedule.