This Week in Sports: 1/16

Graphic by Melanie Egan

By Cameron Dubin
Managing Editor of Sports

Despite warm temperatures confusing South student athletes, winter sports are in full swing.

The boys’ basketball team went 1-1 this past week and now sit at 4-5 on the season. The Lions rolled over Waltham on Tuesday before a double overtime loss to Lincoln-Sudbury on Friday. The team looks to bounce back against Wayland and Westford next week. You can check out the game story here:

The girls’ basketball team also went 1-1 this week. After a tough loss against Waltham on Tuesday, the Lions’ roared back on Friday with a 66-44 win over Lincoln-Sudbury which included junior Veronica Burton scoring her 1000th career point just four minutes into the game. South looks to improve their 8-2 record against Wayland and Westford next week.

Girls’ gymnastics had a successful week as they went 2-0. The team beat Acton-Boxborough 130.3-125.4 and Cambridge-Rindge and Latin 125.5-95.7 on Monday and Thursday. The Lions’ look to continue their winning streak against Westford Academy this upcoming Thursday.

The boys’ hockey team also went 2-0 this past week with two dominating wins. On Tuesday, the team cruised past Bedford 5-1 before beating Weston 5-3 on Friday night. The Lions’ look to play Brookline and Wayland this upcoming Monday and Wednesday.

The girls’ team split their two games this past week against two tough opponents. The Warriors-Lions team fell to Wellesley 4-1 on Wednesday before beating Framingham 3-1 on Thursday.

On the track, freshmen Lucy Jenks won the 600-meter race with a time of 1:37:91 in the Freshmen-Sophomore meet. The girls’ team also remained undefeated as they beat Notre Dame Academy 57-43 on Wednesday. Junior Caroline Barry, Addie Marple, and Kaavya Chaparala placed first, second, and third in the mile. The team looks to continue their undefeated season against Westford Academy on Wednesday.

The alpine ski team had a good race on Tuesday with many skiers placing high. Junior captain Chace Khan placed second in his race as he looks to make it back to the MIAA state meet. Freshmen Maddie Bray continues to perform well as she placed third in her race. The team has another race this Tuesday at Nashoba Valley.

The nordic ski team opened up their season on Tuesday despite warm weather and rain. Junior Finn Bergquist led the young team and finished seventh overall. South has another race next Tuesday.

The wrestling program had two matches this past week. After falling to a tough Cambridge-Rindge and Latin team, the Lions’ went 1-3 at a tournament in Brookline on Saturday. South looks to bounce back against Marlboro and Boston Latin on Monday and Wednesday.

Both the boys’ and girls’ swim teams went 1-1 this week. On Tuesday, the boys’ team beat Waltham 90-62 while the girls’ team topped the Hawks 106-67. On Friday, the boys’ fell to Weston 94-92 in a close meet while the girls’ lost 91-82. The program is scheduled to face Acton-Boxborough and Cambridge-Rindge and Latin next week.