Sunday, November 21, 2010
Lots of important local government meetings, exciting sports games and NewTV managed to raise $20,000 at its annual auction.
Did you miss something this week in Newton? Here's an update on a few of the stories Newton Patch has covered for the last seven days.
Newton South's Kathy O'Keefe places fifth out of 178 female runners at the MIAA Div. 1 state meet.
Despite what was believed to be a "rebuilding" year, the Newton South girls cross country team has certainly made an impact and a statement this year in the state-wide scope of cross country running. South's star female runner, Kathy O'Keefe, placed fifth in yesterday's MIAA State Cross Country Championships in Gardner with a time of 17:02. The girls race, which came to just under three miles, included 178 runners. The girls race went out very fast, with the lead pack of about 12 runners covering the first mile in about 5:45. Positioned at the front were O'Keefe, Margo Gillis of Newton North, Maggie Mullins of Andover and Priyanka Fouda of Wellesley. As the race wound through the rolling Gardner golf course terrain, the front pack began …
Saturday, November 20, 2010
A recap of the Newton North and South cross country and field hockey.
Newton South girls cross country Going into this season, Newton South girls cross country coach Steve McChesney thought he was in for an arduous rebuilding year. It turned out to be what he describes as "an absolute thrill." With five of their top seven runners as rookies, the Lions managed to run their way to third place at the Div. 1 Eastern Mass. Championship last Saturday in Boston. The finish punched them a ticket for the All-State meet this Saturday in Gardner. "The fact that we made all-state says a great deal," said McChesney. Senior Kathy O'Keefe placed second at the championship with a time of 18:41. O'Keefe, who has also accomplished numerous accolades in indoor and outdoor track, is expected to be in the hunt for the All-State …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Newton South girls cross country team qualifies for the MIAA state meet.
Similar to their showing at the Dual County League Championship last month, Newton North and Newton South High School cross country runners gave an impressive performance in the individual races at this yesterday's MIAA Eastern MA Divisional Cross Country Championship. Runners from both Newton North and South managed to place in the top 10 for the individual 5K, which took place at Franklin Park in Jamaica Plain. Two Newton South runners, David Melly and Kathy O'Keefe finished second in their respective races. The boys race--which was made up of 165 runners from 24 schools--started out fast and stayed fast. The lead pack of ten runners, including Melly, stayed together for the first mile. Gradually Weymouth's Stephen Sollowin--who …
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Both Newton South boys and girls cross country finished fifth overall.
Amid overcast skies and warmer-than-average temperatures, the Newton South boys and girls cross country teams made their city proud with first and second individual finishes yesterday. Newton's David Melly beat out 82 runners from 11 schools in the boys varsity race. Melly finished first in the three-mile race with a time of 15:82 and an average mile of just over five minutes. "For the first mile, I was a bit stiff," Melly said after the race. "Overall, it was a tough race. When we came out of the woods, a coach yelled to me,'no regrets,' so I gave it everything I had until the end." In the girls varsity race, Newton South's Kathy O'Keefe crossed the finish line second, just two seconds behind first place finisher Andrea Keklak of Lincoln-…