Category Archives: Athletics

Winter Season Starts

Welcome back, Winter athletes and coaches! We have 500 students participating this season! Please mark your calendars for the parent/athlete/coach meeting on Monday, December 4, at 7pm, at the Field House. Students and one parent must attend the meeting.

Lions Pride Day

Lions Pride Day will take place on Tuesday, December 5, at 1:15pm, at the Field House. The event will be held on the early-release day. All Winter athletes are required to attend. Practices will follow this meeting.

Winter Sports Fees Now Due

Winter sports fees are now due. You can pay electronically by using the UniPay link ( or by sending a check (payable to Newton Public Schools) to the Athletics office.

Softball Meeting

Students interested in Softball will meet with our new coach, Jesus Rodriguez, on Monday, December 4, after J-block in the Wellness Classroom. Coach Rodriguez will talk about his ideas and expectations for the new cycle.

Congrats to All-Scholastic Athletes

The Boston Herald has recognized Caroline Barry and Audrey Lavey as All-Scholastics for their performances during the Fall season. Both athletes will be featured shortly in the newspaper’s All-Scholastic edition. Congratulations to Caroline and Audrey!

New Track Surface

Our Track athletes are training on the brand new surface that was installed last month. The quality of the track is making training safer. Please help us to keep the facility clean for the enjoyment of all students at South.

Newton South Core Values

Our student-athletes and coaches are working to keep our core values alive: showing respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, and the games they play; taking responsibility for their actions and the upkeep of their training areas; listening to direction, praise, and criticism; and choosing kindness when interacting with other students at South. Our core values are the fundamental rock upon which all our actions are measured and our character is challenged. Let’s keep working to create a welcoming and accepting environment for all.

Student-Athletes Participate in Sportsmanship Summit

Four outstanding student-athlete leaders participated in the 24th MIAA Sportsmanship Summit at Gillette Stadium. Chloe Frantzis, Zoe Golub, Luke Cloud, and Noah Whiting took part in several workshops and engaged in conversations discussing what it means to be an authentic athlete. The speakers of the day sparked ideas and enthusiasm for making a difference in our school.

Girls Varsity Soccer Ranked 25th in the Nation

The Girls Varsity Soccer team is ranked 25th in the country by Top Drawer Soccer, one of the major national soccer organizations. The team is also ranked 3rd in New England and 3rd in Massachusetts, with a 20-2 record and an appearance in the Div. 1 Sectional finals of the Massachusetts State High School Soccer Tournament. Congrats to all!

Dance Team Places 2nd at States

The Dance team had an outstanding performance at the State meet, placing second in the Hip Hop division. This is the best placement our team has ever achieved at the State championship. Dancers who are interested in trying out for the Winter squad will have auditions on Tuesday, November 28, at 2:30pm in the cafeteria.