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Soccer gets back to tourney

By Zach Pawa | Published: November 2010
Starting the year without losing any of its first nine games and ending with a record of 7-3-8, the Girls' Soccer team surprised many by advancing to the second round in this year's tournament. “The team was doing great; it started the season extremely strong, Head Coach Doug McCarthy said. “It looked like we were going to have a repeat of 2008. In the first match of the tournament, Senior Hannah ...

Volleyball smashes expectations, sets school records

By Daniel Kats | Published: November 2010
After having one of its best seasons last year, the Girls' Volleyball team earned both the best record (14-5) and the best tournament seed (fourth) in the history of the program. In addition to setting school records, the team was ranked among the top 20 teams in the state for the entire season, despite the fact that it was undergoing a rebuilding year. The team's slogan, “some wish for it, we ...

South runners reunite

By Andrea Braver | Published: November 2010
By Andrea Braver From size to location, a number of factors are taken into consideration in the college selection process. For senior Kathy O'Keefe, one specific factor played a crucial role: running. O'Keefe, a 10-time Dual County League All-Star in Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, is widely acclaimed in the world of competitive high school Cross Country and Track and Field. She has not only qualified to compete ...

Volleyball serves up its best record

By Daniel Kats | Published: October 2010
After only having one returning starter from last year's team, many expected the South Girls' Varsity Volleyball team to have a rebuilding year; however, the girls have proved the nonbelievers wrong and currently have the best record through the first 15 games in Head Coach Todd Elwell's six-year tenure. Last year, the South Girls' Volleyball team went into the Sectional tournament knowing that it had a chance to capture a trophy. The ...

Girls kick their way into tourney

By Denebola | Published: October 2010
The Girls' Varsity Soccer team, sporting a 6-3-7 record as of October 24, has acquired a playoff berth with two games remaining in the regular season. On October 24, the team passed the 18 point mark, which is the minimum total to qualify for the tournament. The team receives two points for a win and one point for a tie. The Girls' Soccer team has been playing well and has surprised many ...

Boys’ XC team runs to States

By Maarten Van-Genabeek | Published: October 2010
After graduating many key seniors from last year, the Boys' Cross Country team now relies on young talent to rebuild the program. After graduating key seniors, such as Xhulio Uruchi, Danny Mendelson award winner Yugi Wakimoto, and Kyle Olson, the team is struggling to replicate the form it had last year. However, the team has a large number of young runners that are prepared to step up to the plate. With most ...

*Walk* around the Block

By Kaleb Alperin and Max Levine | Published: October 2010
On a cold afternoon in mid-October, we were dining at the infamous Johnny's restaurant in Newton Centre. Max had ordered his fifth water and at this point we noticed that the service was horrendously slow. We observed our waitress was flirting with the busboy instead of serving us and finally decided to leave. Upon our departure we stumbled across the idea of waiter racing and recreating our own race with the help of ...

Injuries brake athletes’ bones but not spirits

By Maarten Van-Genabeek | Published: October 2010
While most athletes consider injuries to be just a part of the game, the potential damage they can cause is usually unrecognized. Injuries to important joints, such as the ankle, knee, elbow, and wrist can lead to re-injury and trouble using them later in life. After an injury, athletes may be reluctant to return to play, and without a positive mentality this is nearly impossible. Due to the physical nature of sports, injuries ...

Ageless Athletes: Donna Segal

By Ray Flint | Published: October 2010
Many South students know Donna Segal as a guidance counselor who can solve their problems. What they do not know, however, is that she was a fantastic athlete at South during her teen years. Segal's decision to work at South was in no way random. Segal was born in Boston and raised in Newton, where she attended South. She has been a guidance counselor at South for nine years, and prior ...

Pro athletes found in high school sports

By Jason Yoffe | Published: October 2010
When watching high school athletics, fans often witness mannerisms similar or even identical to the professional athletes of the sport. These habits emulated by Dual County League athletes tend to impede the game more than enhance it. While many of these routines are harmless, many young athletes develop a tendency to adopt the detrimental customs of professional sport by emulating the unsportsmanlike practices of professionals. Flashy plays are prevalent in most ...

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