Denebola 50 Years

Section: Sports

Title IX opens sports

By Rutul Patel, Volume 50 February 15, 2011 Walking towards the Field House today, one sees banners and trophies proudly decorating the walls. Some of the awards, won by the boys’ teams, have been around since the school first started; however, many other awards, those won by the girls’ teams, are relatively new. Out of [...]

Half-century of athletic history revived through Hall of Fame

By Jason Yoffe, Volume 49 December 23, 2009 “Stick to the ground! Passing has ruined the game,” former South Football and Wrestling Coach Art Kojoyian, a devoted supporter of running the football, shouted to the crowd. An uproarious laughter followed his bold statement. Kongie, as he was called by his former wrestlers and football players, [...]

Wellness develops life skills

By Maarten Van Genabeek, Volume 50 February 15, 2011 As South has gone on and evolved over the past 50 years, the Wellness program has been an important part of the South community and curriculum. In the early history of the school, however, the program only focused on one aspect of wellness: physical fitness. This [...]

Former South star praises school’s athletics

This is a reflection by Dan Mirsky, Managing Editor of Volume 31, about his experience with South sports. By Dan Mirsky, Volume 50 February 15, 2011 Athletics are most often seen, in the eyes of teachers, administrators, and even parents, as an “extra-curricular”: an activity a student might choose to indulge in when the demands [...]

Sports Hall of Fame


Football attempts the impossible

By Steven Gun, Volume 24 September 19, 1984 How does a team improve on a “best ever” season? Fulfilling the goal will be quite the task; the less room for improvement, the more difficult to improve. The ‘83 Lions checked in with a noteworthy record of 8-1-1 including a Thanksgiving Day victory over Lincoln-Sudbury. During [...]

Danny Mendelson: 1951-1958

South’s Danny Mendelson award honors a senior athlete whose athletic abilities and devotion to the school are unparalleled. While the award carries the legacy of some of the best student-athletes in the past 50 years, the story of the life of Mendelson himself is moving and tragic. In 1968, the junior passed away on the [...]

Engarde! Swords clash at South

By Denebola Staff, Volume 2 October 23, 1962 A new sport for NSHS has recently gotten under way. Fencing is now offered to both boys and girls, under the instruction of Miss Barbara Hall. In “foil” the legs are held together with feet at right angles in the “attention” position. Next comes “engrade” when the [...]

Newton South’s fields of dreams not always dreamy

By Zach Pawa, Volume 50 February 15, 2011 Throughout the years, South students have seen the facilities change. From the dangerous football fields of the 60s, to the state-of–the-art complexes built in 2009, there has been the addition of the new fields, the Field House, and the tennis courts. South was built in 1960 with [...]

Denebola: 1960 - 2011. Thank you.