We’re now entering the second part of our sports season with our teams trying to qualify for the tournament phase of the season. Two Lions squads have secured their post-season participation as of this writing. The Golf team had a difficult week but executed flawlessly to qualify for states. Congratulations to the golfers and their coach, Mike Fleming! The Girls Varsity Soccer team has scored 10 wins and one tie and maintains their undefeated status. The team has a long stretch of games in the next two weeks. Come support them!
The Football team’s senior game will be held at South on Saturday, October 20, when the team hosts Bedford High School. Senior ceremonies for Football will start at 11am before kick-off and at halftime for Cheer and Dance. Come to the stadium to celebrate with the seniors and their parents. The Football team is currently 2-3 and looking for a spot in the post-season.
Unified Basketball opened its first season with a win over Newton North at our field house. The team had lots of followers in the stands, and they appreciate the support that our community is giving them in their debut season.
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.
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.
The Boys Cross Country team had a very successful meet at the Ocean State Invitational in Rhode Island. The team finished 4th overall, and the freshman squad finished 2nd. Teams from all states in New England participated IN this meet. But the team’s work didn’t finish on Saturday—on Sunday they contributed to the Newton Community Farm by volunteering at their annual Fall Festival. (Earlier in the season the team also helped out at the farm). Success for the Boys Cross Country team is measured not only on the course but also by their actions helping others. Congratulations for representing South so well.
The games under the lights were a blast! Boys Soccer opened the week with a 1-0 win over Acton-Boxborough on Sunday night. The field Hockey team fought hard against Westford Academy on Monday night but came up short in a 0-2 defeat. The winner of the night was the team’s support of the American Heart Association. Spectators donated over $900 in lieu of admission. Thank you for your support!
The Lions Den filled up for Football on Friday night and Girl Varsity Soccer on Saturday night. The Football team defeated Boston Latin 43-14, and the Girls Soccer team won 4-1 against Brockton. Our whole community came together to celebrate, cheer, and show their school spirit. It was an exciting week for all of us. On Saturday night Mayor Fuller visited, sharing the spirit of Newton South athletes and fans.
Thank you to our students, teachers, coaches, and parents who supported our teams during Spirit Week and the games under the lights! Beyond playing our games, our teams did fundraising/work for the American Heart Association, Kicks for a Cure, and the Newton Community Farm. Our core values in action and our community having fun together are testaments to all the good work we are doing! We look forward seeing you at our games.
Please note that the home Football game against Wayland originally scheduled for Saturday, October 6, has been rescheduled for Friday, October 5, at 6pm.
Cross Country Senior Day was celebrated on Wednesday, October 3, at Cold Spring Park. The races against Acton-Boxborough were intense, and many personal records were broken. Thank you, seniors, for great four years!
The Volleyball team had a great game against Framingham on Saturday, October 6, winning 3-0 and cheered on by lots of spectators.