Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A preview of Newton South's performance of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which will run Oct. 13, 14 and 15.
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is the first musical Newton South's South Stage theatre group will perform this school year. The musical tells the story of a group of very middle school students coming together in an annual school event. Nancy Curran Willis will direct the small cast, which has only nine characters. The "Spelling Bee" performances will run Oct. 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Newton South auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available online.
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 …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Newton South lost 20-2 host Lincoln-Sudbury on Tuesday.
Facing Lincoln-Sudbury has been no easy task for Newton South girls' lacrosse, but the Lions have made small strides against the Warriors this season. Improving from its 25-0 season opening loss to L-S, South managed to touch net twice in a 20-2 loss to the host Warriors on Tuesday. “We are playing against a group of kids where a lot of them are going to play in college or on national teams,” said South coach Katie Neal-Rizzo. “It is tough to compete, but we kept the score closer than last time. The Warriors (11-1, 8-0 in the Dual County League) opened the game by winning the first ten draws to pull ahead 9-0. South (5-5, 1-5 in the Dual County League) struggled throughout the game to possess the ball on its half of the field and took ten …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Newton South defeats Boston Latin, 8-4.
As the proverb goes, pride comes before the fall. Newton South baseball coach Ron Jordan wanted to prevent any chance of that happening to his team after their comfortable 8-4 victory over Dual County (Large) League opponent Boston Latin Thursday afternoon. “I wouldn’t say it nice,” Jordan said about the game afterwards. “I was kind of giving my kids a little bit of the rundown. You know, a lot of people are starting to talk about us. I have a lot of young kids, and I don’t want it going to their heads.” With the triumph, the Lions improved to 3-1 in the league and 7-1 overall. The Lions led from the start of the game as John Jennings smashed a two-run home run to center field off of Christopher Lydon during the bottom of the first inning…
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Bouncing back from a two set deficit, South lost 3-2 to host Lincoln-Sudbury on Wednesday.
The two-set comeback by Newton South's boys volleyball team was an impressive effort, but not quite enough to bring the Lions a "W" Wednesday night. After coming back from a two set deficit, the second place Lions dropped the deciding set to lose 3-2 to Dual County League (Large) leaders Lincoln-Sudbury. “We came in knowing we were going to have our backs against the wall,” said South coach Todd Elwell. “It took us a little while to get warmed up and acclimated, but we showed a lot of courage by hanging in there during games three and four.” After dropping the first two sets 25-18 and 25-17, the Lions (11-4, 9-2) bounced back to win the next two sets 25-22 and 25-21, respectively. L-S (12-1, 11-0) responded by grabbing a 15-11 victory in …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Lions lost 3-2 to host Lincoln-Sudbury on Wednesday.
A complete sweep in doubles was not enough for Newton South girls tennis on Wednesday. Dropping all three singles matches, the Lions lost 3-2 to DCL (Large) rivals Lincoln-Sudbury. “We have new people at new positions and we know L-S is one of the top teams in the state,” said South coach Bob Jampol. “The fact that we were right there in the end is a good sign. The girls struggle knowing when to be aggressive and knowing when to play it safe, but they found a good mix between the two today.” The win improves L-S's record to 2-1 overall, while dropping Newton South's to 1-2. The Warriors dominated singles by winning all three in two sets. In singles action Elizabeth Erbafina defeated Katie Freer 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1; Kaila Nelson beat Marisa …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
South dropped a 19-5 road loss to reigning conference champions Lincoln-Sudbury.
After showing its potential by rolling with Lincoln-Sudury for an entire quarter, Newton South boys' lacrosse was given an example of what the reigning DCL (Large) champions were capable of in the final three. Coming out of the initial quarter with a slim 6-3 lead, the host Warriors outscored the Lions 13 to 2 for the rest of the game to win 19-5 on Tuesday. “When you can play L-S close for even a half, it is good,” said South coach David McCallum. “We are still pretty young. It is a learning experience and we are taking the small victories.” An early three-point run to open the game foreshadowed how the Warriors would eventually finish. With senior Conor Hall combining for two goals and an assist in the first six minutes, the Warriors …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The Newton North boys indoor team also snagged a first-place spot at the championships.
Updated 3/7/11 After an impressive performance at the MIAA All-State Meet last weekend, Newton South runner Kathy O'Keefe tacked on another honor yesterday for the 2010-2011 season. O'Keefe finished first in the one-mile run at the New England Interscholastic Indoor Track & Field Championships. The meet was held yesterday at the Reggie Lewis Indoor Track & Athletic Center in Boston. The South senior crossed the finish line in 4:54.82, a new meet record, according to the New England Council's website. O'Keefe also crossed the finish line first last weekend at the MIAA All-State Meet with a time of 4:55.24. Aside from O'Keefes win, Newton North's boys 4 x 200 meter relay also snagged a first-place spot at the New England Championships on …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
After squandering a first half lead, the Lady Lions came back from a late, double-digit deficit to beat host Lincoln-Sudbury last night.
Sophie Bikofsky finished last night's game for Newton South like she had started; strong. After rounding out the first quarter with four three-pointers, the senior hit crucial shots to force a ten-point comeback and help her team remain undefeated in a 67-56 overtime victory against host Lincoln-Sudbury. “The first half of the season we played all of our games at home and now we are playing away,” said Newton South head coach Sam Donor. “As a coaching staff we decided not to bail them out and help them when they needed it. They proved they could win under tough situations.” Tied 56-56 with 1:30 remaining in extra time, Bikofsky stepped a yard back from the three point line and hit what proved to be a game-winning shot. Up 59-56, the Lions …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Despite 19-points from senior DJ Reid, South lost 73-53 to L-S.
DJ Reid's five three-pointers were not enough for the Lions Tuesday night. Despite Reid leading the game in scoring, Newton South boys basketball trailed the entire game and lost 73-53 on the road to Lincoln-Sudbury. "That was probably one of our poorer efforts of the year," said South head coach Joe Killilea. "We did not box out well and we turned it over too many times." With a 52-47 lead going into the fourth quarter, L-S senior Marquise Henderson opened with a two point jumper followed by two straight three-pointers. The eight points pulled the Warriors ahead 60-47. The game -- one where the Warriors never dropped their lead -- would not come within single digits again. A center three by Mitch Perez and a dunk by John Swords (both …