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.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Newton North loses to Haverhill, 3-2.
Exhibiting a resilient nature, the Newton North boys volleyball team dug itself out of a two-games-to-none hole to Haverhill, forcing a fifth game in the Div. 1 state semi-final Thursday night at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. There, the Tigers seized a 8-5 advantage on an Eric Hollenberg kill before the Hillies tied the game and eventually went on to the 15-11 triumph. That gave Haverhill the 3-2 victory and a shot at the state title against Lincoln-Sudbury Monday. The score of the other sets were 27-25, 25-20, 12-25, 21-25. “That team played really well,” said Tigers head coach Richard Barton. “We faltered a little bit at the end in the fifth game. That’s really unfortunate. I feel really badly. We had so many players who …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Daily, essential information at a glance.
U.S. Senate Candidate Marisa DeFranco will meet with the Newton Democratic City Committee tonight at the Auburndale Community Library, 375 Auburn St. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A new display of figurative and abstract paintings by Ellen Mulhern will be on display starting today at Lincoln Street Coffee in Newton Highlands. The exhibit will run until June 15. The Contemporary Books Discussion Group will meet tonight at 7:30 in room A of the Newton Free Library to discuss The White Lioness by Henning Markell. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marilyn Miller at 617-332-4225. The Newton North and Newton South boys volleyball teams will battle for the South Div. 1 …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Newton North beats Brockton, 3-0.
The No. 2 Newton North boys volleyball team reaped the fruit of its preparation Tuesday night as the Tigers demolished No. 7 Brockton, 3-0, in the Div. 1 South Sectional quarterfinals. The Black and Orange dominated the first two sets winning both 25-8, but the Boxers (11-8) showed signs of life in the third game before eventually falling to the score of 25-20. “It is very pleasing when our team comes out and plays entirely sharp according to our game plan,” said Newton North head coach Richard Barton. “Doesn’t happen very often in sports at any level. They passed everything. They hit everything in. They blocked everything. They got everything in defense. They served in. It is sort of like that perfect wave.” Newton North (15-2) will look …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Tigers defeated No. 7 Brockton tonight 3-0.
Following in the footsteps of their South-side counterparts, the Newton North boys volleyball team defeated Brockton tonight in a quarterfinal game for the MIAA south sectional tournament. The No. 2-ranked Tigers took down No. 7 Brockton 3-0 in the home match, winning game one 25-8, game two 25-8 and game three 25-20. With tonight's win, the Tigers will move on to play in a semi-final match this Thursday at 7 p.m. They will face the winner of the No. 3 North Quincy and No. 6 New Bedford game, which is being played tonight in North Quincy. The Lions also play a semi-final match on Thursday, facing top-seeded Barnstable in Barnstable at 6:30 p.m. Tune in to Newton Patch tomorrow morning for full game story from tonight.
Newton South defeats Durfee, 3-0.
Embarking on a quest to three-peat as the Div. 1 South Sectional titleholder, the No. 4 Newton South boys volleyball team showed signs of rust during the opening set of its quarterfinal match against No. 5 Durfee. But the Lions (17-4) regained their championship composure and went on to defeat the Hilltoppers, 3-0, Monday night. The scores were 25-22, 25-14, and 25-16. “We were a little tentative the first set,” said Newton South head coach Todd Elwell. “We had some issues with a few service errors. Attacking-wise, we finally got some balls off of their serves. On our serve-receive, we did a great job getting the ball to the setter and then the hitters slowly got a little warmer. Being off for eight days sometimes is a little bit of a …
Monday, May 23, 2011
The boys beat Durfee tonight 3-0.
The Newton South boys volleyball team (ranked #4) took a win in its first 2011 tournament game tonight in Newton, beating Durfee High (#5) 3-0. The score of the games were 25-22, 25-14 and 25-16. With the win, Newton South moves to 17-5 on the season and will play again Thursday night at 7 p.m. in a semi-final match for the south sectional tournament. That night, South will face the winner of the game between Barnstable (#1) and Brookline (#9), which is being held tonight in Brookline. South's North-side counterparts (ranked #2) will face Brockton (#7) tomorrow night in a quarterfinal match at 7 p.m. in Newton North's gym. Tune in to Newton Patch tomorrow morning for full game coverage from tonight.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Both Newton North and Newton South boys volleyball teams have made it into the south sectional tourney.
With both the Newton North and Newton South boys volleyball teams having impressive, .800+ record seasons, it's no surprise both teams made it into the top five slots for the MIAA south divisional tournament. The brackets, which were announced yesterday, place Newton North (14-2) in the second seed and Newton South (16-4) in the fourth seed. Both teams have a bye in the first round of play. North's first tourney game -- part of the quarterfinal round -- is scheduled for Tues., May 24, at 7 p.m. in the Newton North gym. The Tigers will face the winner of the first round match between Brockton (#7) and B.C. High (#10), which will be played this Friday at 7 p.m. in Brockton. South will also play its first tourney game in the quarterfinal …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Newton South defeats Cambridge Rindge and Latin, 3-1, and gets ready for the playoffs.
Newton South boys volleyball coach Todd Elwell knew his team needed to take Cambridge Rindge and Latin out of its comfort zone to attain victory Wednesday afternoon. The Lions managed to do just that for the first two sets, but the Falcons found their groove in the third, before Newton South ended the contest in the next set earning the 3-1 triumph. The scores were 25-18, 25-17, 23-25, and 25-23. “We knew if we gave them too many free balls, they would hit them right back at us,” said Elwell. “So we had to get in a situation in which we attacked a little bit more on serve, take them out of system a little bit. But that’s what made it close the last few. We just didn’t take them out of system enough and they were able to hang around and …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Newton North defeated Brookline 3-0 Monday afternoon.
Facing Brookline is always a big game, no matter what the sport may be. Newton North stood up to that rivalry Monday afternoon as they beat Brookline 3-0. "Our players played pretty sharp today," said Newton North Head Coach Richard Barton, adding that "although Brookline didn't have the most energetic game I've ever seen, it's still an accomplishment for our own team." With the win, the Tigers move to 11-2 on the season while Brookline falls to 8-4, according to Boston.com standings.