Saturday, June 11, 2011
Both Newton North and Newton South teams had a great spring 2011 season.
Newton sports teams made a big statement in the MIAA tournaments this year, with many teams playing some exciting games and taking home titles. Here is a quick wrap-up spring sports tournament and championship teams in The Garden City: Boys Volleyball Boys Tennis Girls Tennis Boys Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse Baseball Softball Outdoor Track & Field Note: These are just highlights from the championships, not a complete list. Visit the MIAA site for a complete list of the Div. 1 Championships and the State Championships. Eastern Mass. Div. 1 Championships: State Championships: Information provided by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Newton North loses in overtime to Concord-Carlisle, 3-2.
For the first 24 minutes of Saturday afternoon's game, neither the Newton North boys lacrosse team nor Concord-Carlisle could find the back of the net. And after another 24 minutes transpired, both teams managed only two goals each, sending the contest into overtime. There, the Tigers fell victim to a game-winning shot by Matt Carrol less than two minutes into the period. But for Newton North head coach Bussy Adam, the 3-2 loss to C-C was the result of giveaways. “We turned the ball over I don’t know how many times,” he said. “You can’t do that. Our defense played outstanding. Our goalie played outstanding. Our offense needs to protect the ball better. We can’t be turning the ball over in critical parts of the game. That’s what it came …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Newton North defeats Dedham, 20-1.
The Newton North boys lacrosse team relieved a burden in the easiest of ways Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers steamrolled Bay State Conference foe Dedham, 20-1, and with the victory punched their ticket to the postseason for the first time in three years. “We got the monkey of our back,” said Newton North head coach Bussy Adam. “We’re back in the tournament.” The coach elaborated that although it was not a competitive contest, there were positives to draw from the game. “I think the biggest benifit was we got a lot of different kids in there, a lot of different positions, tried a lot of different things in preparation for Wellesley,” he said. “You know, a win is a win. And a lot of kids gained confidence today and hopefully we’ll carry that…
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Newton North lost to Brookline 8-6.
Newton North may have taken a loss in Friday's rivalry lacrosse game, but the team is putting the past behind them and looking ahead. "We need to win one game to get in the tournament; we have five more games left and we're certainly going to accomplish that," said Newton North head coach Bussy Adam. With the 8-6 loss to Brookline, Newton North falls to 6-2 in the Bay State Conference and 8-4 overall, according to Boston.com stats. "They pulled off a win today and it was a close game, the other team played better and they deserved to win today," Adam added.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Newton North loses to Natick, 7-6.
The Newton North boys lacrosse team employed a three-goal comeback in the fourth quarter that eventually fell short as the Tigers lost to Bay State Conference opponent Natick, 7-6, Tuesday afternoon at Dickinson Stadium. “I think the character of the team showed,” Tigers head coach Bussy Adam said about his team's resilience. “We are a young team, so we are going to make mistakes. We made plenty of them today. Once we figured out things and knew the things we needed to do to win the game, it was a little too late.” With the loss, Newton North slips to 8-4 on the season and remains one victory away from the playoffs. Natick’s fortunes are the opposite as the Red and Blue punch their postseason ticket with the victory and improve to 8-3. “…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Newton North falls to Catholic Memorial, 9-4.
There are many perspectives to take on a loss. For Newton North boys lacrosse coach Bussy Adam, his team’s 9-4 defeat to Catholic Memorial Wednesday afternoon boils down to a learning experience. “It was a good loss for us,” he said. “We were 5-0. I think we are a young team, a little bit inexperienced. And I think we are going to learn a lot from the loss. No one likes to lose, but a lot of things were exposed today and we have three quarters of a season to work on them.” The Knights, meanwhile, improve to 5-3 with the triumph. “We got out to a great start early,” said Catholic Memorial coach Kevin Lynch. “Our offense was really moving their feet. We passed well and shot well, so it was a good start for us.” That productive beginning came…