Friday, January 25, 2013
Both Newton North and Newton South high schools have boys' gymnastics teams.
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) decided this week to drop boys' gymnastics from the official MIAA competition starting next year. Coaches and athletes at the seven schools that offer the sport are "furious" with the decision, My Fox Boston reported this week, arguing that some programs will dissolve completely without MIAA recognition. Both Newton North and Newton South high schools offer a boys' gymnastics program. The five other schools with a program are Braintree, Burlington, Lowell, Attleboro and Andover. According to a report earlier this week on Braintree Patch, the National Federation of State High School Associations declined to write new rules for boys' gymnastics, citing a lack of participation by …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Friday, December 14, 2012
The Boston Globe named student athletes to its fall All-Scholastic honors list
Three students from Newton South, Newton North and Newton Country Day School were named in this year's Boston Globe Fall All-Scholastic Honors. Newton South freshman Rebecca Grusby was recognized for her work on the South girls' cross country team. According to the All-Scholastic write-ups in the Globe, Grusby started the season by sweeping the freshman course at the Frank Kelly Invitational. In addition, she won the Bob McIntyre Twilight meet, finished second in the Dual County Championship and Eastern Mass. Division 1 race and finished fifth in the Div. 1 All-State meet. Newton North senior Keane Brazda was honored as an All-Scholastic for her work on the girls' volleyball team. According to the Globe, Brazda had 300 assists and 250 …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Fall sports in Newton's public high schools started this week, are you ready?
With just a couple of weeks left to summer, fall high school sports are already underway in Newton. The fall season features nine sports at the city's two high schools, including football, soccer, golf, field hockey, girls' volleyball, cross country, girls' swimming, cheerleading and dance team. Most teams have varsity, junior varsity and freshman squads. Planning to be a part of the fall athletics at Newton North, Newton South, Mount Alvernia or Newton Country Day? Here are five things you need to know: For both Newton North and Newton South football players and cheerleaders, pracitce started Monday, Aug. 20. For all other sports, practice begins this Thursday, Aug. 23. Unless coaches have specified otherwise, freshmen athletes report…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Although the season is winding down, the Newton Bluefish are not letting up.
Continuing the trend of a nearly perfect season, the Newton Bluefish swim team stayed at the top of the league during last Saturday's "B" championship meet at Gath Pool. The undefeated swim team placed first in the South Suburban Swim League championship meet with a final score of 338.5. The Bluefish beat out 11 other teams including Needham, Medfield, Dedham, Natick and, one of the team's biggest competitors, Framingham. Check out the .pdf to the right for a list of Newton results from the "B" championship. The "B" championships include all the swimmers who don't have fast enough times to make the "A" championship cutoff. The "A" championships will be held this Saturday, Aug. 11, at Gath Pool. Meets typically wrap-up between 1 p.m. - 3…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Bluefish defeated Millis yesterday, 250-169, and will head to its first championship this Saturday.
After its 500th win last month against Sherborn, the Newton Bluefish swim team continues to move its way through the summer season without much of a stumble. The Bluefish team, which is made up of boys and girls ages 8-18, is currently 8-0 in the Summer Suburban Swim League. The latest win was tallied last night in a home meet against Millis, with a final score of 250-169. Last week, the Newton team faced fellow undefeated team Framingham in a match that involved more than 400 swimmers. The Bluefish came out on top 236-145. The only win Newton has not managed this season was during the mile swim last Friday, July 27. The team finished second overall, behind Framingham. The boys came in third and the girls in second, with Amanda Graf as …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The top golfers in the region will be squaring off in the Golfweek New England Junior Invitational title at the Blue Hills Country Club in Canton Monday and Tuesday.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Some of the best junior golfers in Massachusetts will be at the Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, today and Tuesday, for Golfweek New England Junior Invitational. Since 2001, Golfweek Magazine has conducted national junior invitational events which have attracted many of the elite junior players in the country, many who would go on to compete on the PGA and LPGA Tours. The New England Junior Invitational marks the third event in the series, to go along with the East Coast Junior Invitational played annually in Orlando, Fla., and the West Coast Junior Invitational played annually in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. The tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 31, followed by the second round on Tuesday, July 31. There will be two 18-hole …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
John Jennings is a second generation recipient of the award.
The Newton Parks and Recreation Department recently awarded Newton South 2012 graduate John Jennings with the annual Bill Hamill Award, which is given each year to an outstanding high school baseball player in Newton. Jennings was honored at a luncheon and award reception on Wednesday, June 27 at the Parks and Recreation Department offices in Newton Corner. According to Boston.com, Jennings will go on to play at UMass Amherst next year. Much to the award committee's surprise, Jennings' father, Bruce Jennings, also won the Hamill Award in 1976. The senior Jennings attended Newton South as well. The Bill Hamill Award has been handed out every year since 1970 and honors star athlete Bill Hamill, who graduated from Newton High School in 1955…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
The baseball team is currently 2-1 this summer.
With spring sports finished and school out for the summer, the local American Legion baseball teams have hit the field. This year's Newton Post 440 team started its season on Tues., June 12 with a win against Lexington Post 38. Since then, the local team has also had a victory against Weston and a loss against Natick for a 2-1 overall standing. Post 440 is currently ranked second in Zone 5A and ranked second overall in the district (District 5). The team's next game will take place Sun., June 17 against Watertown Post 99. The game will take place at Victory Field (Orchard Street) in Watertown at 8 p.m. The 2012 Post 440 roster is below: Interested in contributing photos or write-ups from Newton American Legion baseball games? Email …
Monday, June 11, 2012
An update on the latest MIAA tournament games played by teams at Newton North and Newton South.
Baseball After one of the more exciting seasons in the school's recent history, the Newton North baseball team made its way to the North Div. 1 finals Saturday evening at LeLacheur Park in Lowell. The Tigers, who faced the top-ranked Lowell team, fell in a close 2-1 game. The loss, though, is only a small blemish on what was an impressive run through the tournament bracket; ranked No. 22 (out of 23 teams), the Newton North team beat the odds to make it to the final game. Prior to Saturday's match against Lowell, the Tigers defeated No. 7 Acton-Boxborough 8-7 in the division semifinals and No. 3 St. John's Prep 7-4 in the quarterfinals. Before that, North had a comeback 5-4 win against Billerica in the first round of the tournament and a …