• Boys’ Booters Bounce Back With Trio Of Wins

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team shook off a rough opener to put together a hard-fought winning streak — three straight one-goal victories — heading into a Thursday, September 24 visit to New Milford, beginning at 6 pm.

    After a 3-1 loss at New Fairfield on September 11, the Nighthawks pulled out a 3-2 victory over Brookfield on September 15, a 2-1 edging of host Bunnell of Stratford on September 17, and a 1-0 blanking of visiting Weston, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on September 21.

  • Late Dramatics — Girls’ Soccer Team Finds Winning Touch And Remains Unbeaten

    For most soccer teams, protecting a slim lead for less than ten minutes might not seem like all that much time. But when Newtown’s Sarah Houle banged home a shot off the goal post with about eight minutes to play, the time between the goal and the final whistle probably seemed like an eternity for the Nighthawks.

  • Volleyball Team Follows Up Much-Needed Win With Another Triumph

    Coming off a pair of defeats to FCIAC and state powerhouse programs St Joseph of Trumbull and Darien, Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team was staring at a very real possibility of falling to 0-3 to start the campaign. South-West Conference rival Joel Barlow of Redding visited on September 18, and the Nighthawks stepped up their game for a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-22) triumph.

    It’s too early for a team to have a must-win match, or is it?

  • Openings Remain For Powell Golf Tournament

    NOTE (Tuesday, September 22, 2015): At the request of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, this story has been updated to include a different contact phone number than the one originally posted.

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    Organizers of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 28th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament announce that there are still openings for players and sponsors.

  • Goulart Runs Marathon After Marathon … After Marathon

    Running any sort of race is an accomplishment. A marathon, now that’s a big achievement. How about seven marathons? No, not in a lifetime — in seven days!

    That’s what Newtown’s Bruce Goulart did recently, completing Mainly Marathon’s New England Series in late August. Phew, now that that’s over with. …

  • NYBA Registration Runs Through October 15; Late Fee After September 30

    Newtown Youth Basketball registration for the 2015-16 season is underway, and open through October 15, but $25 a late fee will be assessed after September 30. Registration is limited and on a first come, first served basis; no changes made to rosters once set. Age division information is as follows:

    Biddy Basketball Grades PreK & K. This is an instructional division with focus on basic skills; fee: $120. Ten sessions starting Saturday, December 5.

  • Nighthawk Gridders Capitalize On Field Position, Topple Lancers

    Newtown High school’s football team cashed in on four consecutive drives that began in Notre Dame-Fairfield territory to the tune of a 28-point second quarter on its way to a 45-7 win in the home opener, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on September 18.

    The Nighthawks, who blanked Pomperaug of Southbury 42-0 in week one, held the Lancers off the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter. It was 42-0 at halftime; one week after Newtown built a 35-0 bulge by the intermission.

  • Youth Wrestlers Get Pointers At Free Clinic

    Up-and-coming wrestlers got some pointers from coaches and Newtown High School grapplers during the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association’s Introduction To Youth Wrestling clinic, at NYA Sports & Fitness, on September 12.

  • Volleyball Team Starts Season With Hard-Fought Loss

    No sense easing into the campaign. Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team opened things with a visit to defending state Class M runner-up St Joseph on September 15, the day before a match with another nonconference powerhouse from the FCIAC, Darien — last year’s Class LL champion.

    Newtown, after winning its first game against St Joes, hung close in games two through four, but St Joes prevailed 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-22). Darien posted a 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-14) win in the second match.

  • Swim And Dive Squad Defeats Joel Barlow

    Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team won its season-opening meet, defeating visiting Joel Barlow of Redding 97-80 on September 11. The Nighthawks built a 97-42 lead through nine events before exhibitioning the final three.