Category Archives: Athletics

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.

Wrestling 

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.

Baseball

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!

GO LIONS!

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!

Booster Club Meeting June 2 @7:30PM

Booster Club Zoom Meeting – June 2, 7:30 pm

Parents, join us as we continue to envision a new, stronger Booster Club for Newton South and plans for the 2021-22 school year. We’ll discuss how to support your child’s team, coach wish lists, fundraising, event ideas and more. Hope to see you there! Click here to register for the meeting.

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:
When: Friday, June 4 & June 11 during lunch blocks from 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 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM (new end time) 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 student-athletes, athletic programs and events that build school spirit.

QUESTIONS? Email us!

GO LIONS!

From the Athletic Director

Newton South Unified Sports receives 2020 National Banner

From Patty Doherty, vice president of Schools and Community development, Special Olympics Massachusetts:

“It is with great excitement that we share with you the video we created to honor Newton South High School for achieving National Banner Recognition.  Thank you again to all those that contributed to this video.  We are truly disappointed not to be able to share this well-deserved honor with you all in person but hope this video can stand as a thank you for all that your entire school community does on a continuous basis to include and respect people of ALL abilities. It’s truly a pleasure and an honor to work with such amazing students, administrators, and teachers! Thank you for our strong partnership and CONGRATS on this prestigious honor! https://youtu.be/F5ZnJFLsoT8 Thanks again for everything you do!” ~Patti and the entire Unified Champion Schools Team

Thank you, athletes, partners, coaches, aids, support personnel,  for representing Newton South at the national level! 

School-wide Senior Awards Day

Newton South honored its seniors on Thursday, May 27 at 8 AM.

The Athletic Department proudly presented 5 awards at the ceremony:

Betty Sabetti Award

This award is given in memory of an outstanding NS athlete that touched so many lives. It is presented to an athlete who demonstrates great physical skills and leadership abilities.

This year’s recipients are gymnasts Delani Ramos and Bella Valente

Leonard S. Adelman Memorial Award

This award is given to a senior athlete in memory of a 1972 Newton South graduate. It is presented to an athlete that has shown hard work, perseverance, and dedication in his four years at South.

This year recipient is Max Aicardi

Danny Mendelson Athletic Award

This award is given each year to celebrate the memory of a boy who attended Newton South school from 1966 to 1968. He died tragically on the last day of school in his junior year after he became captain elect of the football team, a letter winner on the wrestling team and an all-star centerfielder on the baseball team.

The award is given to athletes with outstanding athletic abilities who are leaders and a positive example to peers, respected by all, put the team ahead of themselves, and who have contributed positively to Newton South.

This year recipients are Kayti Shaughnessy and Zack Greenberg

 

Save the Date – Spring Sports Day is June 16

Spring sports day will be June 16. In line with the others sports days this year, the event will be a modified ceremony. Details will be released shortly.

South’s Zoe Goldberg Pitches a No-Hitter

Sophomore Varsity Softball pitcher Zoe Goldberg threw a no-hitter game with six strikeouts on Wednesday to defeat Waltham High School on the road. The team scored 20 runs to support her effort. This was the first of two wins for the team this week with an earlier 6-4 victory against Waltham on Monday.

Senior Days

The following teams will honor their seniors next week during their home games:

June 2 Unified Track

June 9 Baseball

June 14 Girls Lacrosse

Come to the fields to celebrate with us!

 

Newton South Volleyball Clinic – June

Interested volleyball players! The captains of the Newton South Girls Varsity Volleyball team are holding an off-season clinic for current Oak Hill and Brown Middle School 7th graders and 8th graders and Newton South Freshman and Sophomores. No experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome!  The clinic will be run by Captains Sydney Sharp, Sammie Lu, and Annie Ganem, with appearances by some of our Newton South Volleyball Coaches. This will be a three-week clinic, two days per week, with the dates:

Wed. June 2nd, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sat. June 5th, 1-3 pm

Wed. June 9th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sat. June 12th, 1-3 pm

Mon. June 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Wed. June 16th, 6:30-8:30 pm

The fee for the clinic is $30 for all sessions. Payment will be collected at the door on the first day. A majority of the proceeds from the clinic will be donated to the Dig Pink Cancer Foundation and the remainder will go towards the Newton South Girls Volleyball Program. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Also, follow the NSHS Volleyball Instagram @nshsgirlsvolleyball for more information and DM with questions! We hope to see you soon!

South Spirtwear Sales — and volunteers needed to help!

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:

When: Fridays through June 11 (2 left!) during lunch blocks from 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 (new end time) 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!

GO LIONS!

Booster Club Zoom Meeting – June 2, 7:30 pm

Parents, join us as we continue to envision a new, stronger Booster Club for Newton South and plans for the 2021-22 school year. We’ll discuss how to support your child’s team, coach wish lists, fundraising, event ideas and more. Hope to see you there! Click here to register for the meeting.