Madalin Small and Sabrina Clebnik had a super day at the MIAA Girls Golf North Sectional Championship on Monday, June 11. Both players qualified for the State Individual championship by shooting 85 and 91 strokes, respectively. The State tournament was held Wednesday, June 13, at Thorny Lea country Club in Brockton. Both players compete in our co-ed team in the Fall and by the rules can participate in the girls individual championship in the Spring. Coach Fleming accompanied them to the events.
Both of our Tennis teams finished their seasons on Friday (June 8) against strong opponents. The boys lost 1-4 against Lexington at the Sectional Quarterfinals, and the girls lost 0-5 against Acton-Boxboro at the Sectional Semifinals. Congratulations to both teams for a great season! The Doubles team of Claire Lee and Zoe Golub will be competing at the MIAA individual tennis championship on Saturday, June 16; Lee and Golub won the North Sectional and will face Longmeadow at the State Semifinals at Saint John in Shrewsbury at 10am. The winning team will advance to the finals, to be played following the match on the same day. Good luck, Lions!
The Softball team had a spirited run against Everett High School, falling 10-11 on Friday, June 8. The team gave it their all and played with grit and poise. Thank you, players and coaches, for a great season!
The Girls Ice Hockey program will start a new co-op next winter with Newton North. Interested students and their parents will meet at Newton North on Monday, June 18, at 5pm. The team will be Varsity level only. Please come to this meeting if you want to play in the winter.
The Boys Volleyball team faced Taunton on Tuesday, June 12, at the North Sectional Semifinal. The team fought hard against a strong opponent but fell short in their great effort. We said farewell to our four seniors and thanked them for their commitment to the sport. Ariel Fine and Josh Kos were selected by Mass Boys Volleyball to play at the All-Star game—congratulations!
George Winkler (“Wink” or “Coach”), a former Newton South Athletic Director, passed away on Monday, June 4, at the age of 91 surrounded by his family. George served in the Marine Corps before his career in education. He was a graduate of Boston University, where he earned 11 varsity letters playing football, basketball, and baseball. He was a favorite receiver of quarterback Harry Agganis. He was inducted into The Agganis Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the Agganis Foundation. Coach Winkler was devoted to his student-athletes and a mentor to many. The Newton South High School field is named in his honor. George had been inducted into the NSHS Athletic Hall of Fame, the Massachusetts HS Coaches Hall of Fame, and the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame.
The last day for ImPact testing for incoming Freshmen and rising Juniors will be Monday, June 18. Please sign up online to reserve a spot.
The Booster Club will be collecting gently used sports equipment in September. As you clean out your garage, basement, attics, and sheds this summer, please consider donating any gently used sports equipment to our first-ever NSHS Booster Club Ski and Sports Equipment Sale in September. Here’s your chance to donate unused sports equipment for a good cause! We’ll take bikes, skis, skates, cleats, dance shoes and apparel, balls, sticks, golf clubs, scooters, racquets, pads, helmets, skates, mats, snowboards, bocce sets, roller blades, bats and gloves, equipment bags, and any other sports equipment or apparel in gently used condition (less than 5 years old). We’ll announce drop-off times and locations at the beginning of the 2018–19 school year.
- Our Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams finished their seasons against strong opponents last week. We thank the athletes, coaches, and parents for a season full of great lax!
- The Track teams competed at the All States meet last weekend, finishing a season that saw improvements in school records and PRs.
- The Girls Tennis team defeated Chelmsford last Sunday and is moving to the North Semifinals at Acton-Boxboro. The match is today (Friday, June 8) at 4pm.
- The Boys Tennis team defeated Peabody-Danvers, and they will play at Lexington today (Friday, June 8) for the North Quarterfinals; the match starts at 3:30pm.
- The Volleyball team traveled to New Bedford and defeated that team 3-0 to advance to the South Sectional semifinals. The team will travel to Taunton on Tuesday, June 12, for a 6:30pm game.
- The Softball team start its tournament journey today (Friday, June 8)at Everett High School. The first pitch will be thrown at 4pm.
Good luck to all student-athletes and their coaches!
The Athletics Department received the following note from Katy Lutz, the MIAA coordinator for Unified Sports: “We congratulate Newton South High School for being the South Sectional Finalist for Unified Track and Field. To have such a successful showing at sectionals says a lot about the climate at Newton South High School. In reviewing the data from last Tuesday’s meet, we see that you had an exact tie with Needham High School of 157 points. We hope your school can proudly announce this to your student body. Again, with a heartfelt congratulations—job well done.” Congratulations to our athletes, coaches, and aides for a great first season! Your commitment to unified sports made it possible to start a new offering this Fall. Registration for Unified Basketball is now open in FamilyID; register early for another great season!