Category Archives: Athletics

Parking Reminder

With the Spring season comes a reminder to all athletes, coaches, and spectators that parking is NOT allowed on the road between the baseball field and the Brandeis turf field. That access road is for the use of emergency vehicles. There are no-parking signs all along the road—please respect them. For your convenience, there’s another access gate to Brandeis field from Brandeis Road, where you can park and walk a short distance to the field. We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe.

New Assistant Coaches

Please welcome the following assistant coaches to the Newton South coaching staff:

  • Baseball: Ben Blake (JV), Jon Chapman (Freshman), Jacqui Reynolds (Varsity), Matt Reynolds (JV), Ethan Solomon (Freshman), Billy Stephen (Varsity)
  • Softball: Alberto Malagon (Varsity), Kim-An Quinn (JV), Richard Ward (Varsity)
  • Boys Track & Field: Katherine Rafuse (Varsity)
  • Boys Volleyball: Eilleen Leblanc (JV)

Spring Sports Meeting on Mon. March 25 at 7PM

The parents-athletes-coaches meeting for Spring sports will take place Monday, March 25th at 7pm in the Field House. After introductory presentations, each program will have individual meetings. Coaches will talk about their seasons, expectations, and logistics. This meeting is a great opportunity for parents and students to ask questions about Spring sports.

Boston Globe and Boston Herald Select All-Scholastic Athletes

The Boston Herald and the Boston Globe have selected their All-Scholastics, honoring many of our Winter athletes. The Herald named gymnasts Ella Poley, Julie Shoen, Lila Sherman, Sam Arber, and Andrew Michael; hockey player Johnny Baker; and runner Lucy Jenks. The Globe named ice hockey player Johnny Baker; runner Lucy Jenks; and gymnasts Ella Poley, Julie Schoen, and Sam Arber. Congratulations to all!

Spring Season Underway

The Spring season started on Monday (March 18), and recent good weather has allowed our athletes to start practicing outdoors. We encourage all athletes to dress in layers, eat properly, stay hydrated, and get sufficient rest to be able to stay healthy and injury-free. We currently have 500 students enrolled in Spring sports and 37 coaches dedicated to them. We wish all of them a season of growth and learning while enjoying the sport they love.

Spring Sports Meeting on March 25

The parents-athletes-coaches meeting for Spring sports will take place Monday, March 25, at 7pm in the Field House. After introductory presentations, each program will have individual meetings. Coaches will talk about their seasons, expectations, and logistics. This meeting is a great opportunity for parents and students to ask questions about Spring sports.

Yearbook Photos on March 25

Team pictures for the yearbook will be taken on Monday, March 25, during practices.

Unified Track Season to Start March 26

The kick-off practice for the Unified Track season will be on Tuesday, March 26, after school. The team’s parent meeting will be on Monday, March 25, at 7pm in the Field House.

Girls Gymnastics to Be Honored by Newton City Council

The Newton City Council will honor the Girls Gymnastics team for its New England Championship win at their meeting on Monday, April 1, and will present a commendation to the team at 7:45pm.

Reflections on the Winter Season

The winter season is over, and now it’s time to reflect on the events of the last few weeks. The winter season finished with great individual and team accomplishments. The excellence and dedication of our students-athletes and their coaches were reflected in the participation numbers and in the quality of their performances. We had 1 first-year co-op hockey team, 4 DCL champions, 38 DCL All-Stars, 2 sectional finalists, 10 state qualifiers, 1 player of the year, 1 first-ever female wrestler making the podium at the first women’s wrestling state championship, 1 team state champion, 1 all-around state champion, 9 New England qualifiers, 3 New England champions, 1 top-ten national qualifier, and 1 All-American. Our swimmers and runners set some records, and our basketball teams defeated top state contenders. Wow! Our athletes competed with skill, grit, and courage. Congratulations to all Winter athletes and their coaches on a great season!