Category Archives: Athletics

New Sign-In Process for Fitness Center

Our fitness center is very active this season, with over 60 students using it at any given time. This heavy use is something we welcome, and it wouldn’t be possible without the supervision and knowledge that coaches Ryan and Isaac provide for our students, athletes, and their coaches. To better provide for all of them while maintaining a safe environment, we have decided to move our sign-in procedures from paper to an electronic format. Starting on Monday, October 22, students will have to sign in and sign out using their cell phones by scanning QR codes. This system is already in use in our Athletics training room and at Goldrick House. Students without cell phones will have to contact the Strength and Conditioning Coach in charge of the center prior to starting workouts and sign time sheets as they enter and leave the fitness center. The Lion Fitness Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45pm to 5:45pm and Tuesdays and Fridays from 2pm to 5pm. Thank you for helping us to keep our students safe and accounted for during the fitness center operating hours.

Informational Meeting for Girls Gymnastics

Girls Gymnastics will have an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 24, at 3pm in the Wellness classroom. Coach Calzone will attend the meeting.

Spirited Student Needed for Mascot Duty

We’re looking for a spirited student who’d like to be the Lions mascot for the Football game on Friday, October 19. Stop by the Athletics Office so we can put you in the suit! Our team needs you for their Senior game!

Parker Street Paving

Parker Street will be repaved on Saturday, October 20. This work will start at 7am and will continue as our fans and opponents try to reach Newton South for the Senior Day Football game. Parker Street will be open to traffic, but you’ll experience delays, so please try to find an alternative route to Winkler Stadium.

Newton South Recognized by MIAA for Tournament Quality

Newton South was recognized by the MIAA at the District A annual meeting held on Wednesday, October 10, at Westford Academy. Our school was presented with a banner and a plaque that reads: “In gratitude to Newton South High School and the Newton community for demonstrating magnanimous support of your Association by hosting quality MIAA Tournaments.” Last year Newton South hosted state tournaments in Volleyball, Soccer, Football, Wrestling, Tennis, and Rugby. The Athletics department is grateful to all coaches, athletes, parents, and the great Athletics staff who worked so hard at all of the events we hosted. Their dedication, attention to detail, and zest for service to others at the events provided student-athletes from across the state with a great and meaningful experience, making our core values come alive and our community proud.

Got Extra Storage Bins?

The Booster Club needs new storage bins—mostly large bins with lids or stackable milk crates, but also a few medium-size bins as well. If you happen to have any extra clean storage bins, we could put them to good use. Please leave them on the porch or in the driveway at 347 Central Street in Auburndale or at the side door near the driveway of 1 Rosalie Road.

Support NSHS Athletics with a Booster Family or Student Pass

Are you tired of your student(s) asking you for money for admission to the Football or Basketball games? Here’s a great way to save the hassle and support Newton South Athletics at the same time. Buy a Booster Family Pass ($60) for admission to all regular-season home football and basketball games for 4 people for the 2017–18 school year ($10 for each additional family member) or a Student Pass ($40) for admission to all regular-season home football and basketball games for the 2017–18 school year. Buy your passes here.

Boys Cross Country Team Recognized for Community Work

The Boys Cross Country team and their coach, Ted Norton, were recognized for their community work from Karyn Novakowski, Executive Director of Newton Community Farm. She said, “Their willingness to do what needed to be done was impressive: selling merchandise and food inside the barn, manning the welcome table and telling people we were out of food, carrying extremely heavy buckets of soil, and countless other clean-up tasks. The event would not have been such a success without the support of your students.” Our student-athletes, under the guidance of our coaches, have a great impact in our community. They make our core values come alive.

Girls Ice Hockey Meeting

Girls Ice Hockey coaches from Newton South and Newton North, as well as from both athletics departments, will hold a meeting for parents and athletes on Tuesday, October 16, at 6pm at the Ed Center. Information about our new co-op team and schedules will be provided at the meeting. Attendance at the meeting is highly recommended.

Girls Cross Country Hosts Oregon Team

The Girls Cross Country team hosted their counterparts from Oregon last weekend. The teams bonded over shared activities and a great cross country meet hosted by Weston High School. Thank you to the families who received the visiting runners in their homes and to Coach McChesney for organizing this wonderful weekend.