Thursday, October 6, 2011
This week’s Whiz Kid raised money by playing soccer on October 1.
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- Estey Silva
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Name: Luke Westman Age: 17 School: Newton North High School Accomplishment: Luke participated in the fifth annual Kicks for Cancer Fundraiser at Concord-Carlisle High School on Sat., October 1, an event that benefits the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Luke is currently the co-captain of the Newton North boys varsity soccer team (along with co-captain Tim Stanton). This team and 11 others participated in the fundraiser, with the goal of raising a total of $30,000 from the event. Key to Awesomeness: Soccer has always been important to Luke—he has played since he was in kindergarten. He attributes his success to practicing hard and having great coaches and teammates. Luke explained that the event had an admission fee and the soccer players …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Tigers fought through double overtime.
The Newton North boys soccer team went down in double overtime tonight in the state Div. 1 semi-final match against New Bedford. The final score of the game was 2-1, with the Whalers coming out on top. On Sunday, the Tigers beat Brookline High School for the North Div. 1 crown in a penalty kick final. The Tigers finished that game 2-1 after a 5-4 penalty kick result. Tonight's game took place at the same location--Manning Field in Lynn. The Newton team had a fairy tale run through the divisional bracket, starting out in the No. 19 spot and eventually working their way up the chain. But the Cinderella story did not begin this season, after losing a beloved coach and finishing last season with just three wins--the Tigers fought back and …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Tigers had an impressive run that started with a No. 19 seeding position.
They won just three times last year. They have a first-year head coach, and entered the MIAA North Sectional Tournament seeded 19th. These aren't the typical ingredients of a championship-caliber team. But yesterday at Manning Field in Lynn, the Newton North soccer team bucked the odds and captured the Division 1 North Sectional crown 2-1 (5-4, PK's) over Bay State Carey division rivals Brookline High, thanks in large part to the stellar bend-but-don't-break play of their back-line. "You can't ask for more out of your first year," said Newton North head coach Roy Dow. "I don't know how else to describe it ... if you've got a team that can fight for each other and works hard, anything is possible." The Tigers end their season at 12-5-6, …
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Tigers will go on to face Brookline in the North Div. 1 finals on Sunday.
The No. 19 Newton North High School boys soccer team had their Cinderella story playoff run continued Friday afternoon--the Tigers topped No. 2 Lexington High School 2-1 in the MIAA Division 1 North semifinal round held in Woburn. Newton North will face No. 13 Brookline tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Lynn for the final match. Lexington and Newton North fought to a scoreless tie until late in the first half, when Newton North junior Tim Stanton connected with the back of the net just five minutes before the break. Stanton scored again two minutes later, off a corner kick by midfielder Matthew Moss Hawkins, and was assisted by senior Gianluca Viscomi. Although Lexington was on the defensive for much of the game, the Minutemen were able to score a…
Friday, November 12, 2010
The Boston College Symphony Orchestra will play a free concert tonight at 8.
Newton North Boys Soccer will take on Lexington in a MIAA North Div. 1 semi-final match. The game will be held at Woburn High School and is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Several sport and recreation programs will be offered at the Newton South High School recreation complex. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., there is badminton drop-in as well as badminton instruction. The indoor track is also available for walking or jogging. Fees apply. Starting at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Swingin' New England will hold a weekend-long event at the Newton Marriott Hotel. The event will include workshops, late-night dancing and competitions. Registration is available at the door. The Newton Senior Center will host its free, bi-weekly senior health clinic from 9 a.m. to…
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Catching you up with the latest tournament results and games.
Over the last couple of weeks, Newton sports teams have been representing the city's top-notch athletic program and fighting through MIAA tournament play. Several teams from Newton North and Newton South High Schools made it to playoffs this year and some are still working for a title. Here is an update on what has happened so far: Newton North High School Newton South High School
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Three teams managed to make it to the MIAA tourney this year.
Newton South girls soccer carries on Missing a key player isn't how a team wants to head into the postseason, but that is exactly the predicament facing the Newton South girls soccer team. Celia Kaufer, who is the leading goal scorer in the Dual County (Large) League with 17 goals, suffered a concussion last Wednesday against Westford Academy and will be sidelined for the Div. 1 South Sectional Tournament. "When you have a player as dynamic as Celia, you can't replace her," said Lions head coach Doug McCarthy. "You have to make positional adjustments." Two players McCarthy expects to step-up in Kaufer's absence are central midfielders Hannah Nussbaum and Tori Swartz. "They are very outstanding players for us," said McCarthy. "If they keep …
There's plenty of things going on around the city this weekend, so you have no excuse to stay at home on the couch.
It's Newton Community Weekend at the Jackson Homestead & Museum. This Saturday and Sunday Newton residents will get free admission to the museum. Learn all about Newton's historic past as well as the Jackson Homestead's role in the Underground Railroad. Museum is open noon - 5 p.m. Newton North High School Tigers football will look to continue their winning streak in a game against Natick Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Newton North Dickinson Stadium. The Newton South High School girls volleyball team will have their first match of MIAA tournament play Saturday at 6 p.m. The 14-5 team will host Chelsea at home. Newton North boys and girls soccer will also have their first game of MIAA tournament …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Mt. Alvernia came back to even the score just five minutes after Watertown took the lead.
In the final game of this year's soccer season , Mt. Alvernia's team fought back from a one-goal deficit in the second half and earned a tie with the host, Watertown High School. Watertown's Analise DeBaie scored on a long shot 9 minutes into the second half. The ball slipped through the arms of Mt. Alvernia's Fiona Claude, who came in to play goalie in the second half after starter Emma McLean left the game with a bad knee. Five minutes later, Mt. Alvernia's Helen Tucceri scored on a breakaway. After the tying goal, Watertown continued the pressure, but Claude made a number of saves. Mt. Alvernia coach Jean-Hosler Delcy said he was very satisfied with the result of the game. "It is like a victory," Delcy said. "We are a small team, and a …
Friday, October 29, 2010
Apple bobbing, cider pressing and family fun at the Newton Community Farm's Halloween on the Farm event.
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