Category Archives: Athletics

Coming to Parent-Teacher Conferences? Get Some Holiday Shopping Done at the Spirit Gear Table

The Spirit Gear table will be open during parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, December 13. Pick up some Spirit Gear for your son or daughter and all the other Newton South fans in your family! Spirit Gear makes great holiday gifts, and we just reordered some of our missing sizes and ordered some new items.

Recap of Winter Sports Night

Thank you to the parents and athletes who attended our Winter Sports meeting on Monday (December 3) night. We welcomed new coaches to our staff, and parents, coaches, and athletes had conversations about the upcoming season. You can check the outline of the night by clicking on the link posted in the NSHS Athletics page under announcements.

Lion’s Pride Day a Success

Lion’s Pride Day, held on Wednesday, December 5, was a huge success! We explored leadership issues and what it means to be a student-athlete at South. Former Newton South and collegiate volleyball player (and current Newton South Girls Varsity Volleyball coach) Tory Bryan was our keynote speaker. Students made “bumper stickers” about leadership that are posted around the school. We finished the day with games directed by Mr. Rotatori that stressed team work, trust, and relationship building. Our athletes are now on a new challenge collecting items for the Newton Food Pantries as part of their community outreach.

Girls Varsity Soccer Athletes Receive Post-Season Awards

Congratulations to the following members of the Newton South Girls Varsity Soccer team, who received post-season state-wide and Eastern Massachusetts awards. Also, Girls JV team posted an outstanding 11-3-2 record, topping the DCL JV standings!

  • Audrey Lavey: All-State Team, Boston Globe All-Scholastic, Boston Herald All-Scholastic, 1st Team Eastern Mass All-Star, Eastern Mass All-star game participant.
  • Larissa Williams: All-State Team, Boston Globe All-Scholastic, Boston Herald All-Scholastic, 1st Team Eastern Mass All-Star, Eastern Mass All-Star game participant.
  • Rose McLeod: 1st Team Eastern Mass All-Star, Eastern Mass All-Star game participant.
  • Willa Frantzis: 2nd Team Eastern Mass All-Star.
  • Cassie Lee: 2nd Team Eastern Mass All-Star.
  • Coach Doug McCarthy: Massachusetts Division 1 Coach of the Year (United Soccer Coaches of America), Eastern Massachusetts Division 1 Coach of the Year.

Winter Sports Fees Now Overdue

Fees for Winter sports are now overdue. Please pay online using UniPay, or send a check to the Athletics office. Families in need of financial assistance should contact the Kristen Hoffman in the Athletics office at 617-559-6599, Kristen_hoffman@newton.k12.ma.us.

Opening Events for Swimming, Basketball, Ice Hockey, and More

Home events for Winter sports have begun! The Swimming team will open their season against Wayland on Friday, December 7, at 5:45pm at Newton North. The opening day for Boys Basketball will be Monday, December 10, at 5:30pm against Bedford, and Girls Basketball will face Lincoln-Sudbury on Thursday, December 13, at 5:30pm. The Girls Co-op Ice Hockey team will host Dedham on Wednesday, December 12. Boys Ice Hockey, Girls Gymnastics, and Indoor Track will have their first home games on Friday, December 14.

Boys Track Team Participates in Clinic

The Boys Track team participated in the 15th Annual Do-it Clinic at Reggie Lewis last Saturday (December 1). A variety of very qualified clinicians taught different events. Our athletes learned from experienced coaches like Bill Jennings, Tom Meagher, Sotirios Pintzopoulus, Dick Sullivan, Isaiah Houtman, Joe Tranchita, John Carroll, Nicole O’Neil, and Mike Bower, among others. Our students shared this awesome opportunity with athletes from across the state.

Coming to Parent-Teacher Conferences? Get Some Holiday Shopping Done at the Spirit Gear Table

The Spirit Gear table will be open during parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, December 13. Pick up some Spirit Gear for your son or daughter and all the other Newton South fans in your family! Spirit Gear makes great holiday gifts, and we just reordered some of our missing sizes and ordered some new items.

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.

Reminder: Meet the Coaches Night is Mon., Dec. 3 at 7PM

The parent/athlete meeting for Winter Sports will take place on Monday, December 3rd at 7pm at the Field House. Also, Lions Pride Day will take place Tuesday, December 4th, at 1:15pm at the Field House. All Winter athletes are required to attend both events.