Category Archives: Athletics

Spring Sports Awards Ceremony – June 16

The Spring sports awards presentation will take place Wednesday, June 16 at 8 am under the big white tent at South. Students receiving awards and their families are invited to attend.

Fall 2021 Sports Registration, Requirements and Try-out Schedule

Registration: Fall sports registration will open Thursday, July 1. You can find the FamilyID link on the Athletics page website.

ImPact Concussion Testing: Students starting 9th grade, Junior year or who are new to NSHS Athletics must complete the ImPact Concussion Test before starting sports in August. Information about the test is included in the registration form.

Physical Forms: Please note that students must have a physical on file dated no earlier than August 19, 2020 in order to try out.

First day for tryouts are as follows:

Football: August 20

Cheer, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Girls Volleyball: August 23

Dance: August 24

Unified Basketball: September 13

Try-out schedule will be posted online after July 1st

South Teams Move to DCL, State Competitions

Several of South’s Spring teams move on to post-season play this week:

The Unified Track and Field team is participating in the State Sectional this season. The meet will take place Monday, June 14 at 3 pm at Walpole High School.

Boys and Girls Track teams are competing at the DCL championship today, Saturday, June 12. The meet will take place at Weston High school and will start at 2 pm. Both teams are participating in the state Sectional next weekend at Hingham High School.

Baseball and Softball are competing in the DCL cup this weekend.

The Boys Volleyball team will host the semifinal of the DCL cup on Monday, June 14.

MIAA Sectional seedings for Tennis, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball will take place on Wednesday, June 16 with games starting on June 18.

Good luck to these teams and congratulations to all our Spring teams for playing hard this season!

Congratulations to South’s Senior Athletes

The athletic department congratulates the Senior athletes who graduated this week! The Class of 2021 taught us about grit and resilience while seizing the opportunity to do the best of any difficult situation. It has been an honor to be with you for the past four years.

From the Athletic Director

From our Superintendent Dr. David Fleishman

COVID-19 Student Testing – Final Weeks

Thank you to all families who have participated in our weekly COVID-19 pooled testing in our schools. The testing program has played an important role in keeping our school communities healthy, especially as we returned more students to our buildings in April. Newton, as a community, has been very successful in achieving high vaccination rates and the incidence rate has continued to drop to very low levels over the past several weeks. Given this good news, and with the end of the year approaching, we are planning to wind down our testing program:

 The final week of testing for our high school students will be next week (week of June 7). This includes testing for students who participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.

We will be back in touch before the start of the next school year with information about testing for the fall, following guidance from the state and in consultation with Newton Health and Human Services and our Medical Advisory Group.

Track and Field Division 1 State Relays

From Coach McChesney, Girls Coach

Newton South’s Track & Field team participated in the Division 1 Track and Field State Relays on Saturday, May 29.  This is a big meet with 38 teams participating. All events are relay events.

Due to weather conditions, the girls’ team ran two relays.

Our 4 x 100 shuttle relay did a great job placing 7th with a stellar time of 1:11.58. That team included Nicole Woo, Jilly Mcleod, Christine Zong and Amelicha Trinidad-Gonzalez. Each of these girls neared their best times despite cold, rain and wind.

Massachusetts is comprised of four divisions in the East and also a West/Central division.

Our distance medley relay team (Lily Bulczynski, Kaity Shaughnessy, Sofia Arboleda, and Amelia Everett) ran the fastest time among all divisions beating all teams in all divisions by 28 seconds. The team is currently the fastest team in the state and 24th in the nation. Just before the race the wind blew down the timing tent as well as others on the site. If our students could have run this relay in decent conditions, they would have moved up the rankings. Despite this, the team, ran a blistering time of 12:22.71.

From Coach Norton, Boys team:

Our 4 x mile team won the Division 1 relay race with a time of 18:17.5, a new school record that has been standing since 2010! The team included runners Will Lavey, Jonathan Orelowitz, Bret Miller, and Cam Dion.

Brendan Weissel and Noah Taube-Perrotta tied for 2nd place in the High Jump with a leap of 5′.05.75″

The 4X100 relay finished 5th in 45.29 and the 4 x 800 relay team finished 10th with a time of 8:35.98.

The team had a great day finishing 9th out of a field of 22 teams.


Spring Sports Awards June 16 at 8:00 am

The Spring season sports awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 8 AM under the white tent. Awardees, their parents, and coaches are invited to attend. The ceremony concludes our 2021 regular season. Our teams entering the MIAA sectionals will be competing after this day.

Spring Teams Honor Seniors

South’s spring teams are honoring their seniors as the season comes to close. Those honored this week and next include the following. More teams to follow.

Unified Track

Unified Track honored its seniors Wednesday at its home meet against Concord Carlisle. The seniors on this team are the founders of our Unified programs. We are grateful for their dedication and love of Unified Sports.

The seniors include Emily Ball, Sophie Blumberg, Anthony DePalmaIII, Daniel doran, Lydia Scott, Yael Shiner, Abebe Ticktin, Rebbekkah Tunik, and Kendall Wilson.


The Wrestling team will recognize its seniors during the meet against Newton North on Monday, June 7 at 5 PM. Wrestling team seniors include Devin MacBain, Mikael Rotberg, Vlad Martinez, Philip Amitan, and David Maciejuk.

Boys Volleyball

The Boys volleyball team will recognize their seniors on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30 PM before their game against Boston Latin School. The seniors in the squad include Collin Joy, Malachai Dansinger and Tomer Wenderow.


The baseball team will have their Senior recognition day on Wednesday, June 9 before their game against Concord Carlisle. The senior ballplayers are Liam Forristall, Gavin Cotter, Brian Powtak, Liam Schofield, Winston Wacha, and Mitchell Waksler.

Congratulations to our South senior athletes! 

There’s Still Time to Get South Gear!

Get your South gear and support Newton South Athletics! 

Hoodies, sweats, t-shirts, exciting new water bottles and much more.

Parents – we need help to run these sales. Please sign up here to help! 

DURING SCHOOL SALES — Last one is Friday, June 11

When:  10:45 am – 1 pm

Where: Wheeler House Courtyard (outside the breezeway by the blue picnic tables)

AFTERSCHOOL SALES:  At the rotary near the Stadium and Baseball fields

4:00 – 6:00 PM on the following dates:

Monday, June 7

Tuesday, June 8

Wednesday, June 9

Cash, checks, credit cards and Venmo accepted at all sales!

WE NEED HELP!! Sign up here to volunteer with set up, sales and breakdown/clean up. A great way to support South! All proceeds support go toward supporting student-athletes, athletic programs and events that build school spirit.

QUESTIONS? Email us!


Support South Athletics – Join the Booster Club team!

To help support South’s athletic programs and build school spirit, the Booster Club is exploring new fundraising and event opportunities, including a fall kick-off event. Join us as part of one of these teams, or as an event chair. It’s a great way to meet other parents, learn about South athletics and help our teams. Sign up here to help us get started!